Dassault Systèmes Offers New PLM Solution To Apparel Companies

The new Enovia MatrixOne PLM
FastTrack for Apparel™ product lifecycle management (PLM) solution from Lowell, Mass.-based
Dassault Systèmes comprises software and services suitable for small to mid-sized apparel
companies, as well as for large apparel companies that want to implement PLM strategies in certain
business units.

According to Dassault, the solution, which requires an implementation cycle of only a few
weeks, includes pre-configured templates, business workflows and processes designed to automate
apparel design and production functions including product costing, specification package
development, and workflow and bill of materials management. It also improves collaboration by
providing a centrally managed data repository, in addition to offering training and testing

“Traditionally, many of the largest apparel brands have been at the forefront of deploying
PLM,” said Joe Rodgers, director of channel development, Enovia. “Mid-market companies face similar
challenges, such as global competition, working with international suppliers and increasing demands
for new product lines, without having the same financial resources to address them. With the
development of offerings like PLM FastTrack for Apparel, we believe that mid-sized companies can
enjoy the same benefits of greater collaboration, improved business process management and faster
time to market while limiting their risk.”

September 25, 2007