ARMONK, N.Y. & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2003--IBM and
Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq:
DASTY)(Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) have
been selected by Ford Motor Company to supply and integrate their most
advanced IBM Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, including
CATIA(R) V5 and ENOVIAVPM(TM) software, into the automaker's design
and manufacturing processes worldwide.
The long-term contract calls for the installation of CATIA V5 and
ENOVIAVPM developed by Dassault Systemes, as well as process and
methodology consultation from IBM and Dassault Systemes. Financial
terms were not disclosed.
Land Rover and Volvo Cars -- part of Ford Motor Company --
presently use IBM Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Ford
will integrate these solutions into its next generation C3P (PLM)
systems environment across the company.
"Ford's selection of IBM and Dassault Systemes' technology
demonstrates the power of our full PLM portfolio to help companies
improve their product creation processes and better integrate the
complex series of steps that advanced manufacturing requires," said Ed
Petrozelli, General Manager, IBM Global Product Lifecycle Management.
"This is why PLM is one of the cornerstone applications in IBM's
strategy to help enterprises like Ford become true 'on demand'
"Ford's decision for CATIA and ENOVIAVPM solutions will give Ford
the agility required to respond dynamically to changing customer
demand," said Bernard Charles, president and CEO, Dassault Systemes.
"V5 provides an enterprise-wide collaborative development environment
that fosters innovation, shortens development cycles and increases
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About Dassault Systemes
As world leader in PLM (three-dimensional Product Lifecycle
Management) solutions, the Dassault Systemes group brings value to
more than 55,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D
software market since 1981, Dassault Systemes develops and markets PLM
application software and services that support industrial processes
and provide a 3D vision of the entire life cycle of products from
conception to retirement. Its offering includes integrated PLM
solutions for product development (CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SMARTEAM),
general-use 3D solutions (SolidWorks), and 3D components (SPATIAL).
Dassault Systemes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris
(#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit
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