Intercim and Dassault Systemes Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Monday, June 16, 2008 General News
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ST. PAUL, Minnesota, June 16 Intercim LLC, a globalleader in manufacturing and production operations management softwaresolutions for advanced and highly regulated industries and Dassault Systemes(DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3Dand Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, have signed a Memorandum ofUnderstanding focused on combined solutions for the aerospace and defenseindustry. The objective of this MOU is to provide the aerospace and defenseindustry with Intercim's manufacturing operations management solutionintegrated with Dassault Systemes' V6 platform.

While integration already exists between Dassault Systemes' V5 PLMplatform and Intercim manufacturing execution systems (MES) solutions,Intercim and DS have decided to take a significant step forward to leveragethe openness, online content and creation capabilities of Dassault Systemes'recently announced V6 platform. Intercim will provide customers with acomplete manufacturing operations management system integrated with V6'ssingle PLM platform for intellectual property management. This uniquepartnership will create a Web-based solution that offers the following valueto customers:

- Visibility and traceability to all manufacturing stakeholders of shopfloor execution, with a real-time 3D access to the "as-built" productinformation.

- Increased reactivity to plant-floor issues with real-time visibilityacross the extended enterprise of all production assets directly within the3D production model,and with immediate corrective action validation in thevirtual model prior to implementation.

- Increase knowledge sharing between the shop-floor and product andmanufacturing engineering with a common view and understanding of the virtualproduct and production system.

"With the introduction of V6 in the market, Dassault Systemes provides toits manufacturing community customers an online collaborative solution tosupport PLM 2.0. PLM 2.0 is to PLM what Web 2.0 is to the Web. Everyone canconnect to a single intellectual property PLM management solution to enrichand share the manufacturing assets of the enterprise," explained PascalLecland, vice president R&D, DELMIA, Dassault Systemes. "Intercim'spartnership is key for Dassault Systemes and a major step forward for theaerospace and defense industry. Intercim solutions bring customer valuethrough their ability to collect operational best practices and communicateshop floor non-conformances with the engineering and design teams. We areproud to expand our current partnership with a leading MES company, intoDELMIA's first V6 partnership, in order to provide our customers with aunique PLM-MES solution."

Intercim president and CEO, John Todd says: "Intercim chose to tightenand to strongly commit to this partnership because Dassault Systemes is theundisputed leader both in terms of vision and products for PLM 2.0. We arelooking forward to many, many common successes and are well underway toachieving this vision of manufacturing operations management and PLM withseveral of our joint customers."

About Intercim

Intercim has 25 years of experience in helping discrete manufacturersmeet regulatory requirements, harness lean principles, manage quality andexecute processes in a paperless environment. The company is a demonstratedleader in manufacturing and production operations management softwaresolutions for advanced and highly regulated industries. Intercim has officesthroughout the United States and in Europe, with industry-leading customerssuch as Boeing, Sanofi Pasteur, Airbus, Ball Aerospace, BMW and Honeywell. Inaddition, as part of its initiative to provide the utmost in operationalexcellence, the company also has technology partnerships with DassaultSystemes, SAP and Microsoft. For more information, visit more information, contact: Jenny

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