MatrixOne Positioned in the Leader Quadrant for Product Lifecycle Management by Leading Analyst Firm

Leader Quadrant Position in PLM Magic Quadrant Solidified by Company's Products, Vision and Loyal Blue-Chip Customer Base

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 2003-- MatrixOne, Inc. (Nasdaq: MONE), a leading provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the value chain(TM), today announced that it has been positioned in the leader quadrant in Gartner Inc.'s March 2003 "Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Magic Quadrant" report, published this week. According to Gartner, "PLM is a process that guides products from concept through retirement to deliver the greatest business value to an enterprise and its trading partners."(1)

This positioning confirms MatrixOne's flexible product offering, broad vision and strong track record of customer success. MatrixOne has worked with some of the most innovative companies in the world such as GE, Honda and Procter & Gamble to create robust solutions for collaborative product development, global program management and supplier relationship management.

"Product Lifecycle Management is becoming a major competitive strategy for global manufacturers," said John Fleming, Senior Vice President of Marketing at MatrixOne. "Gartner's analysis of this emerging segment will provide business and IT managers with a useful resource for evaluating companies and products in this growing segment."

The Gartner report covers all participants in the growing PLM market and defines companies positioned in the leader quadrant, such as MatrixOne, as companies that "score well on both completeness of vision and ability to execute." According to the report, authored by analyst Marc Halpern, companies positioned in the leader quadrant represent "a significant factor in the PLM market today and have good prospects for the future."

About MatrixOne

MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE) is a recognized leader in delivering collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. We provide flexible solutions that unleash the creative power of global value chains to inspire innovations and speed them to market. MatrixOne's customers include global leaders in the aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, high technology, life sciences, machinery, and the process industries, including Agilent Technologies, General Electric, Honda, Johnson Controls, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, and Toshiba. MatrixOne ( is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts with locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

MatrixOne and eMatrix 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 a more about the risks and uncertainties of our business, see our periodic and other S.E.C. filings.

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted March 2003 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission, which permission should not be deemed to be an endorsement of any company or product depicted in the quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is Gartner, Inc.'s opinion and is an analytical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It measures vendors against Gartner defined criteria for a marketplace. The positioning of vendors within a Magic Quadrant is based on the complex interplay of many factors. Gartner does not advise enterprises to select only those firms in the "Leaders" quadrant. In some situations, firms in the Visionary, Challenger, or Niche Player quadrants may be the right matches for an enterprise's requirements. Well-informed vendor selection decisions should rely on more than a Magic Quadrant. Gartner research is intended to be one of many information sources including other published information and direct analyst interaction. Gartner, Inc. expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of fitness of this research for a particular purpose.

(1) Gartner Inc., October 2002, "PLM Is a Top Priority for Manufacturers"

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