Product Collaboration Solutions Generate Lower Operating Costs by Increasing Efficiency Between Both Parties
WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 3, 2003-- MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE), a leading provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the value chain(TM), today announced the selection of its suite of products by one of the largest companies within the Brazilian agricultural market: John Deere Brazil S.A. The implementation of the MatrixOne solutions will increase efficiency and enable precise management of information in the different manufacturing groups.
According to the Project Manager at John Deere Brazil, Mr Claudir
Robe: "These solutions will allow the development of important tasks
such as the integration between the different CAD systems we use and
the ERP solution used by our Company, managing at the same time 3D and
2D CAD objects and informations to and from our ERP system, enabling
them in a Web based environment and in real time. This concept will
make possible the viewing of information along the various
manufaturing processes, the processes related to a certain item, the
life cycle and status of each process and the costs involved in any
project. In the end, we will certainly reduce operational costs and
have a perfect management of the complicated manufacturing projects."
MatrixOne solutions accelerate the development process and the way
companies deliver products in the market through a collaboration
environment that manages important information to product engineers,
sales staff, managers, suppliers and even customers.
According to Robe: "We chose MatrixOne's PLM solutions because
they enable us to share information generated by our engineers, in
real time and in a Web environment, which is familiar to anyone
involved. The architecture of these products will also enable us to
integrate the engineering environments with our ERP system, which is a
very important task to speed up the delivery time of our products.
Another important point in this choice is the presence of a MatrixOne
value added reseller (VAR) in Brazil, which has been involved in the
negotiation, technical support and implementation of these solutions,
applying costs according to meet local needs."
For many years, John Deere Brazil has enjoyed a deep relationship
with HIGH-END (
www.highend.com.br), which has become a VAR of
MatrixOne in Brazil.
"Because MatrixOne solutions support different platform and
standard interfaces, John Deere Brazil can organize and manage a large
amount of information in a very safe and easy way, which was done
through several systems in the past. By doing this, we will enable
access for a large number of users to a variety of important data via
the Internet. We believe this will increase our efficiency, reduce our
operational costs and have a perfect control of all processes,
optimizing the way we bring products into the market," adds Robe.
About John Deere Brazil
John Deere Brazil originated from a joint venture between John
Deere and SLC. In 1979 John Deere formalized the cooperation with
Schneider Logemann & Cia. Ltda., acquiring 20% of that local Company.
In 1996, motivated by the same ideologies, principles and objectives,
the new Company was formed: SLC - John Deere S.A. With the
introduction of new resources, John Deere controls 40% of this new
Company. The shareholding transferred to John Deere in 1999, three
years after the production start of the tractors SLC - John Deere, a
dream since the 1970s. Present in the Brazilian market for 56 years
and a sales leader in the combines market and with an expressive
participation in the overall agricultural business, SLC was the
perfect partner due to its know-how and strong position in Brazilian
agribusiness and also with an industrial base in Horizontina/RS. The
machines built for the national and international market have the
features from a worldwide Company with both technology and the
knowledege of the local needs. At this time, John Deere Brazil is
responsible for 60% of the total export market from combines and the
machines built in the Brazilian Unit correspond to 50% of the
country's agricultural machines.
www.highend.com.br) was established in 1996 to offer
solutions, products and services related to Product Development
technologies. As a MatrixOne VAR (Value Added Reseller) the Company is
certified to sell all solutions and supply Professional services such
as consulting, education and technical support for the different
applications from eMatrix. Based in Sao Paulo and Curitiba, HIGH-END's
portfolio contains more than 100 customers in different segments such
as automotive, consumer products, energy, heavy equipments.
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
http://www.matrixone.com/) is headquartered in Westford,
Massachusetts with locations throughout North America, Europe, and
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