IBM and Dassault Systèmes Reinforce Partnership Through Enhanced Technology Integration

Monday 8 March 2004 08:43 CET | News

IBM and Dassault Systèmes have plans to further integrate Dassault Systèmes Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions and IBM middleware.

Building upon the success of their 23-year strong partnership, the companies will further integrate IBM software products, such as IBM WebSphere and with the Dassault Systèmes suite of product development and data management applications CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SMARTEAM. The objective of the initiative is to facilitate integration of client PLM platforms with their other business application software and legacy systems, and to create OnDemand workplaces where non-engineers can access product information in real-time. By leveraging the technology strengths of both companies, the PLM offering from IBM and Dassault Systemes will deliver greater value to manufacturing clients. The enhanced integration will be phased in gradually, beginning with V5R13 of the companies PLM offering. Specific examples include integration of Web services and WebSphere functionalities in ENOVIA and SMARTEAM. This includes: -- PLM integration services using Web services running on the WebSphere Application Server to provide best-in-class integration capabilities and openness. These Web Services can be used by client organizations to integrate ENOVIA applications with their other systems and applications via Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) middleware such as WebSphere Business Integration or Websphere Business Integration Foundation. -- major components of the ENOVIA LCA family of products to leverage the industry-leading J2EE-compliant WebSphere Application Server products to further enhance the deployability, availability, performance, capacity and scalability of the applications. -- ENOVIA LCA family of products intended for use by non-engineers incorporated into customizable and open OnDemand workspaces delivered through the WebSphere Portal family of products. -- integrated Lotus Sametime capabilities within the CATIA and ENOVIA DMU suite of applications to deliver best in class peer-to-peer and extended enterprise real-time collaboration and review capabilities. -- SMARTEAM-WebSphere integration allowing easy upgrade to a larger and more robust IBM WebSphere Business Integration platform as the customers enterprise PLM strategy and needs grow over time. IBM PLM Solutions, with core applications developed by Dassault Systèmes, improve the efficiency of product development processes and a companys ability to use product-related information. By better managing the entire product development process, manufacturing companies can improve productivity, innovate and grow their business. IBM PLM Solutions are available worldwide through IBM PLM, IBM Business Consulting Services and IBM Business Partners. IBM Software Group products are available from IBM Software Group and IBM Business Partners.

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