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Vendor Rating: Dassault Systemes

Published: 25 April 2007

ID: G00147609

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern


Dassault Systemes, evolving from a strong tradition of collaborative mechanical design, is delivering enterprise-centric PLM offerings. Existing CATIA and Enovia customers will benefit most quickly from Dassault Systemes' expanding scope.

Table Of Contents
  • Analyst Comments
  • Corporate Viability
    • Dassault Systemes Is Progressing Toward Enterprise-Centric PLM
    • Dassault Systemes' Financial Health Remains Strong, but Maintaining Current Rates of Growth Will Be Challenging
    • Realignment of the IBM Partnership Places More Marketing Burden on DS
    • Dassault Systemes Has Expanded Globally Through Acquisitions
  • Market Offerings
    • Dassault Systemes Software Is Expanding From a CATIA-Centric Engineering Foundation to a Broader Enterprise Scope
    • CATIA PLM Express Provides a Growth Path for SMBs to High-End DS Software
    • A Strong Core IT Platform, but Integration Challenges Lie Ahead
    • Price Competitiveness Depends on Product Line
  • Customer Service/Support
    • DS Has Strong PLM Market Coverage
    • CATIA and SolidWorks Support Is Strong, While Enovia VPLM and Enovia SmarTeam Support Continues to Improve
  • Notes

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