VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France – June 20, 2011 – Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) announced today that its subsidiary, Exalead, a global provider of search and information access software for the enterprise and the Web, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Bull, a European leader in the design, implementation and management of mission-critical digital systems. Exalead and Bull will bring innovative new search-based solutions to public and private health organizations and to local and regional government authorities. The geographic regions targeted include Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Brazil, and Australia.
“To improve day-to-day decision-making, increase efficiency and drive innovation, our clients need to break down the information silos so characteristic of today’s information systems,” states Bruno Pinna, Bull’s Director of Cloud Computing Activities. “Exalead’s Search-Based Application (SBA) model satisfies this need in a non-intrusive and highly effective way. It is the perfect framework for helping our customers rapidly expose and exploit the full value of their information assets.”
“It’s very satisfying to see so many key market players discover the distinctive advantages of SBAs. Bull has been particularly quick in grasping the potential of SBAs to address mission-critical needs that legacy technologies can never satisfy,” notes Odile Mongheal, Director of Partnerships & Alliances, Exalead, Dassault Systèmes. “We are excited to join forces with Bull to bring the benefits of SBAs to new clients in sectors like local government and healthcare. For example, we look forward to seeing hospitals improve the quality of their care and achieve cost-saving efficiencies through the ‘Patient Dossier’ SBAs we are developing with Bull.”
About Bull, Architect of an Open World
Bull is a leading European provider of information technology systems and services whose 8600 employees serve clients in 50 countries. The company designs, implements and operates internationally renowned IT solutions for public and private sector organizations. These solutions transform information systems into positive drivers for excellence, differentiation and value-creation, underscoring Bull’s commitment to serve as a trusted business partner to its clients, helping them seize all the opportunities of the digital revolution while managing its inherent risks.
Founded in 2000 by search engine pioneers, Exalead® is a global provider of search and information access software and the maker of Exalead CloudView™, the industry’s leading search-based application (SBA) platform. SBAs built upon CloudView are reshaping the data management landscape by using CloudView’s industrial-grade semantic technologies to bring new accessibility and value to resources across the enterprise information cloud. Exalead’s worldwide client base of more than 300 clients includes leading companies such as PricewaterhouseCooper France, ViaMichelin, GEFCO, the World Bank and Sanofi Aventis R&D, and more than 100 million unique users a month rely on Exalead’s technology for information search, discovery and analysis.
Based in Paris, Exalead has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Germany, and is active in 15 countries in Europe and elsewhere in the world through its partner network of approximately 40 integrators and resellers.
About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications 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 – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, EXALEAD for search-based applications- SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.
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