Unique Platform Running on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Streamlines Collaboration and Improves Time to Market
(VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, FRANCE, NOVEMBER 18, 2010) Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Switzerland-based Mammut Sports Group AG has selected Dassault Systèmes’ ENOVIA V6 solution running on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to manage its development processes from initial product design all the way to sourcing, manufacturing and sales.
The Mammut Sports Group AG designs high-quality durable alpine and trekking equipment, including apparel, footwear and climbing gear. The company needed to group information related to all its products in one database and replace manual, time-consuming methods for data search and consolidation that left room for error when communicating internally and with external suppliers. Providing all stakeholders with easy access to the “single version of the truth” improves time to market, reduces costs and leaves more time for innovation.
“In the past, product information was dispersed throughout the company. Often we needed too much time to track down the latest, most up-to-date data when we needed to negotiate with suppliers, create marketing and technical documentation, or create product specifications for production launch. This sometimes generated costly errors and the need for rework due to products that did not comply with the latest design intent,” said Josef Lingg, chief supply chain officer, Mammut Sports Group AG. “Working with ENOVIA V6 provides us with an opportunity to reduce development cycle time thanks to the fact that designers have easy access to previous product data that they can use for new product design. ENOVIA also improves collaboration since all data resides in the same place and is easily accessible to everyone participating in the product definition process.”
Mammut chose ENOVIA V6’s Apparel Accelerators for Design & Development and for Sourcing & Production to address the entire product development to manufacturing cycle. Based on industry best practices for apparel design, the ENOVIA Apparel Accelerators provide pre-defined work processes, data models, and document management capabilities that reduce development time and costs. And with Adobe Illustrator integration in ENOVIA V6, designers can create and access data in ENOVIA from within the Adobe interface.
“ENOVIA V6 provides a single collaborative innovation platform for managing intellectual property. Adopting a product lifecycle management approach to streamline and tie together a company’s ecosystem’s business processes is critical to meeting the challenges facing today’s globally dispersed apparel companies and their suppliers,” said Monica Menghini, VP, consumer goods, consumer packaged and retail industry, Dassault Systèmes. “With challenges such as fast-changing consumer preferences and the need to be on top of the latest technology trends for outdoor wear, response time must be swift to win market share. Companies that make the move toward a unique data management platform and ready-to-use PLM industry-specific processes will see their productivity increase and their time to market accelerate, providing them with the business advantage needed to remain ahead.”