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IBM to Sell Complete SmarTeam Portfolio for Collaborative Product Data Management

Dassalt Systemes Product Added to IBM's PLM Portfolio (October 04, 2001)
IBM and Dassault Systemes announced that IBM will complete its SmarTeam product line with the addition of SmarTeam e-Supply Chain applications to its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) portfolio.

IBM's PLM offerings deliver 3D product management and development capabilities to manufacturing companies. Dassault's SmarTeam e-Supply Chain solutions enable up-to-date and precise sharing of product information between a dispersed network of suppliers and customers, subject matter experts and subcontractors across the Internet. Exploiting the latest web concepts for collaboration, all members of the supply chain can work together irrespective of the native design systems used to create the product information.

Etienne Droit, vice president Sales and Marketing, Dassault Systemes, explained, "Delivering state-of-the-art collaboration across the e-supply chain is a key objective of our SmarTeam portfolio because we anticipate that this domain will drive significant savings for manufacturing industries and accelerate product innovation. SmarTeam now allows organizations to easily publish project data, form extended project teams, and promote e-collaboration and enforce security - all within a Web-based environment, particularly adapted to the extended enterprise. SmarTeam represents a new way to bring innovative and profitable products to the market effectively."

According to industry analyst firm CIMData the collaborative Product Development management (cPDm) sector will have annual growth of an impressive 36 percent. Ed Miller, president, CIMData, said, " The SmarTeam products provide an excellent extension to the suite of solutions already offered by IBM's Product Lifecycle Management portfolio. SmarTeam's offerings provide solid capabilities to support many of the small and mid-sized enterprises that IBM works with around the world. The integration of SmarTeam with CATIA also extends these offerings to provide an alternative gateway into the CATIA design environment. These capabilities help to complete the total suite of offerings from IBM and Dassault Systemes."

Herve Rolland, vice president Global PDM Solutions, IBM Product Lifecycle Management, said, "IBM knowledge and technology, coupled with SmarTeam applications provide our customers with new strategic opportunities to gain competitive advantage and grow their businesses. The complete SmarTeam application suite, that we now offer our customers, will enable them to achieve greater efficiency in design data tracking, revision management, and the management of the entire product lifecycle."

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Dassault Systemes is a premier global software developer for the CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM market, providing companies with e-business solutions to implement their digital enterprise, thus creating and simulating the entire product life cycle from initial concept to product in service. CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA solutions support industry-specific business processes to help unleash creativity and innovation, reduce development cycle time, improve quality, competitiveness and shareholder value: CATIA supports the digital product definition and simulation, DELMIA provides solutions to define and simulate lean digital manufacturing processes and ENOVIA delivers enterprise solutions that manage a comprehensive, collaborative and distributed model of the digital product, processes and resources. The combined integration creates the Digital Product life cycle Pipeline, supporting reuse of corporate knowledge. SolidWorks and SmarTeam, as Dassault Systemes companies, offer respectively 3D design-centric and collaborative PDM software solutions based on Windows and the internet. Spatial, also part of Dassault Systemes family, is a market-leading provider of world-class 3D software components and services (for 3D modeling, visualization, and interoperability) to meet the requirements of 3D in Internet-based e-commerce and B2B applications.

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SmarTeam Corp., a Dassault Systemes S.A. company, develops and markets rapidly-implemented, yet totally customizable, Windows and Web-centric collaborative product commerce (CPC) and product data management (PDM) solutions to enable collaboration between teams, within the enterprise and throughout the supply chain. SmarTeam was founded in 1995 under the name SmarTeam Corp. and is one of the fastest-growing companies in the data management market with over 1,500 customers worldwide. SmarTeam's broad solutions portfolio enables manufacturing organizations and their supply chains to efficiently exchange, track and manage design information related to product development from concept to realization. SmarTeam's solutions help companies gain improvements in product quality, reduce costs, expedite project turnaround, comply with industry standards and shorten time-to-market. For more information, please visit the company's website at

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