LOWELL, Mass, November 18, 2009 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today unveiled a new initiative designed specifically to enable consumer packaged goods companies to increase overall organizational efficiency and cost management. Building on Dassault Systèmes’ industry-specific series of CPG Accelerators, the primary value of the Collaborative Business Processes Initiative for CPG is to accelerate innovation by promoting global standardization and re-use of intellectual property throughout the supply chain helping to generate global economies of scale, reduce cycle times and improve quality.
“With complex global business models and high volume product lines, we’ve identified greater standardization and a single version of the truth as mission critical elements for CPG companies to successfully drive innovation and overall organization efficiency,” said Rosemary Grabowski, vice president, CPG Market Development, Dassault Systèmes. “Building on our strong heritage in the CPG industry, we believe that this new innovation initiative will provide CPG companies with the additional organizational horsepower to explore new markets and take advantage of emerging opportunities.”
Organizations are able to realize a number of benefits from the initiative, including:
• Enabling global business operations and improve supply chain performance;
• Standardizing and streamline specification creation, management and use to maximize procurement power and enable significant cost reductions;
• Increasing productivity and efficiency by eliminating redundancies and accelerating time to completion;
• Ensuring validation of specification to optimize manufacturing preferences
• Maximizing the benefits of negotiated volume pricing on a global basis
• Assuring the promotion of repeatable best practices for specification request, design and approvals.
About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit
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