MatrixOne Acknowledged By Gartner For PLM

WESTFORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Oct. 18, 2005— MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONEE), a leading provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the value chain(TM), today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the visionary quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Product Life Cycle Management, 3Q05(1) report.

Gartner defines PLM as "creating and executing product strategy across a product value chain, from product ideas through service," and its 2005 Magic Quadrant for PLM report is a review of this market and the companies that comprise it. Companies are evaluated by Gartner based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

"We are pleased to be placed in the visionary quadrant in the PLM community and believe that our positioning confirms MatrixOne's strong ability to turn product vision into market value," commented Mark F. O'Connell, MatrixOne's president and CEO. "Many of the world's most innovative companies leverage our vision and solutions to drive top-line revenue growth and bottom line profitability. In collaboration with our customers, we introduced a number of new solutions to the market during the past year that address our customers' evolving needs in such areas as materials compliance, customer needs management, product portfolio management and synchronous product development across electrical, mechanical and software design. As our customers' needs have evolved over time, so too has our approach to the market. Our own innovation and flexibility has allowed us to remain a PLM leader."

Companies from a broad range of industries use MatrixOne solutions to integrate and manage their global product development challenges, gain better visibility and control over strategic product development investment decisions, reduce product development costs and speed delivery of new product innovations. "We feel that this positioning reflects MatrixOne's history and leadership in providing innovative, practical solutions to its customer base and the market as a whole," added Sam Zawaideh, MatrixOne's senior vice president for product solutions and customer support. "In addition, with the recent launch of our MatrixOne Accelerators, we are paving the way for a new era in the PLM industry--one focused on providing out-of-the-box solutions for solving high-value challenges in specific industries."

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted September 30, 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About MatrixOne

MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONEE), a leading global provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, enables companies to accelerate product innovation to achieve top line revenue growth and improve bottom line profitability. With world-class PLM solutions and a commitment to customer success, MatrixOne is focused on helping companies across the automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer, machinery, medical device, semiconductor and high-tech industries solve their most challenging new product development and introduction problems. More than 800 companies use MatrixOne's solutions to drive business value and gain a competitive advantage, including industry leaders such as BAE Systems, Bosch, Comau, General Electric, Honda, Johnson Controls, Linde AG, NCR, Nokia, Philips, Porsche, Procter & Gamble, Sony Ericsson, STMicroelectronics and Toshiba. MatrixOne ( is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts, with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

MatrixOne and the MatrixOne logo are registered trademarks and "a leading provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the value chain" is a trademark of MatrixOne, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-looking statements in this release are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such statements may relate, among other things, to our plans, objectives and expected financial and operating results. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, among others: poor product sales, long sales cycles, difficulty developing new products, difficulty in relationships with vendors and partners, higher risk in international operations, difficulty assimilating future acquisitions, difficulty managing rapid growth, and increased competition. For more about the risks and uncertainties of our business, see our periodic and other S.E.C. filings.

(1)Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Product Life Cycle Management, Q305" by M. Halpern and K. Brant. September 30, 2005

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