John Deere Brazil Selects MatrixOne as Its PLM Supplier for Manufacturing Process Management

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 (, 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.


HIGH-END ( 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.

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 is a registered trademark and Collaborative Product Lifecycle Management Solutions for the Value Chain is a trademark of MatrixOne, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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