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Dassault Systemes (DS) has announced that Procter and Gamble (P and G) has extended the scope of its V6 product lifecycle management (PLM) implementation to include packaging and artwork initiatives.

This builds on the previously announced strategic selection of DS solutions for an enterprise-wide PLM process.

Dassault and P and G, a consumer-goods company, are jointly developing an integrated suite of products to help make the packaging process more efficient, improve the speed to market, increase the shelf impact and, ultimately, create a better experience for consumers.

P and G will incorporate the virtual and digital design capabilities of Catia V6 and the virtual test capabilities of Simulia V6 into future packaging and artwork projects.

This approach will enable a tighter integration with suppliers facilitating the faster creation of artwork and packaging shapes that address consumers’ needs while meeting a variety of manufacturability and in-store shelf-suitability requirements.

In addition, Enovia V6 will enable global collaboration, the reuse of design elements, the automation of repetitive tasks and the leveraging of corporate standards while optimising the overall cost and performance of product packaging.

According to Bernard Charles, president and chief executive officer of DS, the cooperation with P and G allows it to extend its V6 PLM for fast-moving consumer goods in a range of business processes.

‘More specifically, our approach to artwork and packaging, as defined in partnership with P and G, clearly marks another milestone for the integration of enterprise product technical data and processes on a global basis,’ he said.

P and G currently leverages a variety of DS solutions, including the 3DVIA Virtools solution to power its Virtual View project for retail virtualisation and optimisation.

The company also has deployed Enovia’s technical product management and reuse capabilities in the implementation of the Corporate Standards System.

The company also has a relationship with Simulia regarding the use of Abaqus technology for multi-physics simulation.

P and G announced in 2009 that it would leverage the Simulia SLM solution to manage its simulation IP and processes.

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About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 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 systems 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 is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065) stock exchanges. For more information, visit our website.

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