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03/31/2010

VF Corporation Selects Dassault Systemes' PLM Solution

Dassault Systemes (DS), a provider of 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced that VF Corporation, the global apparel company offering more than 30 brands of lifestyle apparel, has selected Dassault Systemes' ENOVIA V6 PLM solution as its platform for global apparel development and sourcing.

The North Face will be the first VF brand to implement this solution, DS reports.

According to the announcement, ENOVIA was chosen after a competitive review by VF 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 says it 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," said Chris Hobson, vice president of business systems for VF Corporation. "We are pleased to begin this partnership with Dassault Systemes. We chose Dassault Systemes for the strength and flexibility of its current product offering and for future plans for PLM in the retail, footwear and apparel space."

"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," commented Mich Tellier, CEO, ENOVIA, Dassault Systemes. 



About Dassault Systemes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systemes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systemes 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 Systemes portfolio consists of CATIA(R) for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks(R) for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA(R) for virtual production - SIMULIA(R) for virtual testing - ENOVIA(R) for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA(R) for online 3D lifelike experiences. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.