Analysis Applications Deliver High ROI by Cutting Field Failures, Prototyping Time and Costs, Independent Study Finds
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 2003-- COSMOS(TM) analysis software increased productivity for 100 percent of the customers responding to a recent return on investment (ROI) study by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management researcher, COSMOS announced today. Survey respondents cited sharp product quality gains that reduced field failures and product recalls, as COSMOS' primary contribution to productivity.
The study surveyed thousands of current COSMOS users via Web-based
questionnaires; several hundred companies responded. Companies in
industries ranging from aerospace to consumer products use COSMOS, the
SolidWorks Corporation's family of analytical applications, to test
product designs. COSMOS applications electronically simulate a
design's mechanical operation and physical behavior, showing engineers
how they will behave as physical objects.
The productivity gains COSMOS customers reported were realized
through higher overall product quality; avoiding failures and product
recalls; reduced time-to-market; reduced numbers of prototypes, and
fewer physical tests. The survey found that 67 percent of users
attributed improved product quality to COSMOS. More than 59 percent of
respondents said they were able to avoid field failures by using
COSMOS, 56 percent used fewer prototypes, and 15 percent of
respondents indicated that they were able to avoid product recalls
The companies surveyed used COSMOS primarily in the early stages
of development to assess designs. Other popular uses include checking
designs in progress; testing new products developed from existing
product lines; "last check" analysis before final testing, and
evaluating product failures in the field. The majority of respondents
- 96 percent - used COSMOS for stress analysis. Many also used it for
thermal, motion, and fluid flow analysis.
The survey also found that users didn't have to wait long to
realize COSMOS' benefits. It took an average of just 10 days to become
proficient with the COSMOS analysis software, and 40 percent of
respondents said they learned how to use the software in five days or
"Analysis software is proving its value every day in demanding
settings," said Suchit Jain, vice president of analysis products for
SolidWorks Corporation. "This survey helps dispel the old attitudes
that analysis software is too complex and time consuming. Our
customers said it best: it's easy to use and shows almost immediate
return on investment through better quality and higher productivity."
A complete copy of the report is available for download from the
COSMOS Web site,
About COSMOS and SolidWorks Corporation
The SolidWorks COSMOS product family is a suite of analytical
applications that test product designs by electronically simulating
their mechanical operation and physical behavior, showing engineers
how they will behave as physical objects. SolidWorks Corporation, a
Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:
DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA)
company, develops and markets software for mechanical design,
analysis, and product data management. Founded in 1993, SolidWorks'
mission is to unleash the power of 3D for everyone in product
development and foster a collaborative user community. In seven years
of delivering product, SolidWorks has shipped more than 245,000 total
seats of software worldwide. SolidWorks has offices around the globe
and sells, distributes, and supports its products through a worldwide
reseller network. For the latest news, information, or a live online
demonstration, visit the company's Web site (
call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).
SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation.
COSMOS and COSMOSWorks are registered trademarks of Structural
Resource and Analysis Corp. Other brand and product names are
trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2003 SolidWorks
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