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Alstom Unites Business Processes with ENOVIA Version 6 Collaborative Platform


Major railway solution provider replaces legacy applications with one single PLM platform for improved collaboration and time-to-market

VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France – — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Alstom (Paris: ALO) has selected its Version 6 PLM platform to improve end to end business processes. As a first step in this major transformation, Alstom Transport will leverage Dassault Systèmes’ ENOVIA Version 6 to unify its different sites under a unique, worldwide platform enabling its employees to efficiently collaborate on customer projects. Alstom is consolidating its PLM system in order to streamline information sharing, increase its manufacturing capacity and reduce time-to-market. By adopting ENOVIA Version 6 collaborative platform, Alstom has chosen the best path for a smooth transition to full PLM value and its rich Version 6 authoring applications for the future.

Looking for maximum efficiency and ROI, Alstom chose Dassault Systèmes’ ENOVIA Version 6 for its flexible, open PLM backbone providing the unique ability to implement the “Design Once, Manufacture Anywhere concept” across business lines, as well as its multi-disciplinary collaboration capabilities. ENOVIA Version 6 will be deployed to 3500 users.

“We are now faced with a new highly competitive landscape where we need to improve our “tender to delivery” process,” said Jean-Louis Ricaud, Chief Operating Officer, Alstom Transport. “This, compounded by the heterogeneous software solutions installed at our different manufacturing sites, made sharing information and working together rather challenging in the past. Deploying a unique collaborative virtual platform will enable skills to be shared among the different sites and streamline information sharing, reducing development times and costs.”

Alstom will first rationalize its data by standardizing its disparate PDM systems on a “single source of truth” Version 6 online platform. This initial phase will address applications for disciplines that need to manage the engineering and manufacturing Bill Of Materials (BOMs). The second phase will focus on the implementation of CATIA Version 6 for all mechanical design.

“We are pleased that Alstom has chosen to consolidate its investment in Version 6,” said Sylvain Laurent, Executive Vice President, PLM Enterprise Business Transformation, Dassault Systèmes. “Alstom will benefit from a single platform for intellectual property management, improved internal and external collaboration. With its integrated Version 6 offering, Dassault Systèmes puts innovation and creativity at the heart of engineering design and helps reduce development cycle time while optimizing business processes across the board.”

About Alstom Transport

Alstom Transport develops and offers the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the rail market with sustainable transport always in mind. Alstom Transport is capable of managing complete transport systems, from rolling stock to signalling, maintenance and infrastructure, as well as offering turnkey solutions. During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, Alstom Transport reported sales of 5.6 billion euros. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and has 26,000 employees.

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications 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, EXALEAD for search-based applications and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. For more information, visit


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