LOWELL, Mass., March 30, 2010 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world
leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that VF Corporation
(NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, has selected Dassault Systemès’ ENOVIA
V6 PLM solution as its platform for global apparel development and sourcing. DS ENOVIA was
chosen after a competitive review of leading PLM vendors and specialist apparel technology
providers. ENOVIA V6 will provide VF an online collaboration environment to harmonize all product
communities globally. VF sought a proven solution that would enhance collaboration while
accommodating the Company’s diverse product portfolio, global presence and growth plans.
“We target technology investments in strategic areas and Product Lifestyle Management is one
of our key focus areas. We are pleased to begin this partnership with Dassault Systèmes. We chose
Dassault Systèmes for the strength and flexibility of its current product offering and for future
plans for PLM in the retail, footwear and apparel space,” said Chris Hobson, Vice President of
Business Systems for VF Corporation.
Dassault Systèmes’ V6 PLM provides a high degree of flexibility to support VF’s multi-brand
portfolio. The software is highly configurable, incorporating industry best practices, while
enabling unique solutions for each of VF’s brands and their respective business models. By
leveraging ENOVIA V6 for design, development, sourcing and production, VF can enhance its business
processes from design to delivery by:
• Reducing the number of manual and disparate processes currently used to manage data
• Enabling collaboration on projects to better support the speed and scalability of
• Reducing direct material costs and development times through strategic collaboration with
suppliers and vendors
“VF Corporation is a company known for its strong consumer brands and product innovation. At
a time when many organizations are cutting back their IT investments, companies like VF are
recognizing the opportunity to invest in solutions that can help drive profitable growth through
collaborative product innovation and cost-effective sourcing,” said Mich Tellier, CEO, ENOVIA,
About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes
brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market
since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that
support industrial processes and 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, and 3DVIA for
online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris
(#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market
(DASTY). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.
CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault
Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.
About VF Corporation
VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands,
including Wrangler, The North Face, Lee, Vans, Nautica, 7 For All Mankind, Eagle Creek,
Eastpak, Ella Moss, JanSport, lucy, John Varvatos, Kipling, Majestic, Napapijri, Red Kap, Reef,
Riders and Splendid.
VF Corporation’s press releases, annual report and other information can be accessed through
the Company’s home page, www.vfc.com.
Press release courtesy of Dassault Systèmes
Posted on April 6, 2010