Dassault Systèmes announced that it has been recognised by IDC as a leading PLM provider for the retail market in its recent report IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Retail Product Life-Cycle Management (PLM) Applications 2012 Vendor Assessment.
In the report Dassault Systèmes was given a leading score among its peers for retail PLM strategy as IDC highlighted the company’s holistic vision of product innovation and building excellent consumer experiences. The company was also among the top three vendors for innovation and overall capabilities.
“Our consumer goods, apparel and retail customers see our 3DEXPERIENCE platform as a true competitive advantage – one that enables them to use the latest technologies to manage and enhance everything from consumer insights to design and production through PLM capabilities to provide them with winning business experiences,” says Monica Menghini, executive vice president industry and marketing. “We are thrilled to see IDC confirm our leadership position and our vision of helping companies visualise and experience products as they do in the real world.”
When developing this report, IDC spoke with customers about why they selected their current partner and whether the selection worked out. Dassault Systèmes’ customers stated that the company’s openness and ability to integrate with and facilitate interactions between ERP systems was important as was the flexibility of the solution and the deep expertise of the company’s integration partners.
Additional strengths mentioned in the report included the accessibility of the online platform on any web-based device; the company’s 3DSWYM social innovation environment and its ability to support collaboration with internal and external partners; the best-in-class enterprise search capabilities offered by its EXALEAD application; and the extended 3D capabilities for hardlines retailers offered by its SOLIDWORKS software application.
Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform for consumer goods and retail companies provides organisations with applications needed to collaborate and create the products that will inspire the purchase decision and to better deliver customer satisfaction all the way through the selling experience.
See page 13 of the November 2012 issue of Converter for a report on the implications of 3D technology for packaging converters