CIMdata Publishes Review of Dassault Systemes V6 Program

13 Aug, 2008

Firm identifies the challenges that are driving development and deployment of PLM solutions.

CIMdata, a PLM consulting and research firm, announced today that the company has published a review of Dassault Systemes' V6 Program. The review identifies the challenges facing businesses today that are driving development and deployment of PLM solutions, Dassault Systemes' history and position in the PLM market, and a review of their new V6 program.

Ed Miller, president of CIMdata, explained that businesses around the world are continuously seeking new and better ways of addressing their markets with innovative products that capture the imagination of their customers. "As companies focus on improving their business operations to ensure that they cost-effectively produce high-quality products, they have increasingly turned to PLM strategies and solutions as critical initiatives for their business success." He added, "At the same time, PLM solutions have evolved over the past several years as the suppliers of those solutions have diligently worked to provide PLM offerings that satisfy the growing needs of industry."

Responding to these industry challenges, Dassault Systemes recently announced its new V6 platform, which the company positions as enabling a "PLM 2.0" vision. Commenting on this, Miller said, "The V6 platform is a major announcement for Dassault Systemes. With V6, Dassault Systemes is incorporating and leveraging the best aspects of its MatrixOne, SmarTeam, and VPLM suites on one platform and adding the capabilities of 3DLive to unify user interaction and access to all of Dassault Systemes' PLM solutions, including CATIA, DELMIA, and SIMULIA."

Miller noted that "Dassault Systemes' concept of PLM 2.0 is interesting, and does address phenomena that are gaining attention across the enterprise software world, i.e., online access, innovative UIs, synthesizing IP from multiple sources — including existing systems and communities of subject matter experts, business users, consumers, etc."

Copies of the Dassault Systemes' V6 Program Review are available at no charge from the CIMdata Web site.