Hyundai Steel Builds Web-Based PDM System With ENOVIA SmarTeam

PARIS and SEOUL, KOREA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jul 12, 2006 -- IBM and Dassault Systèmes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065) (Paris: DSY) announced today that Hyundai Steel, Korea's leading steel maker, has adopted ENOVIA SmarTeam for efficient design and drawing management, and has put into production a web-based Product Data Management (PDM) system. With their newly implemented PLM solution, the company is accelerating time-to-market and increasing competitiveness.

"In the process centric and asset intensive steel industry, the optimized use of equipment and the management of quality, cost, and production are essential in securing a competitive edge for the future," said Min-Seok Yang, manager of mechanical parts in the Mechanical Engineering Team at Hyundai Steel. "We needed to adopt a more advanced PDM system to link our facility management systems and design data in order to meet these requirements, and chose ENOVIA SmarTeam."

"Hyundai Steel has successfully created a web-based collaborative environment around ENOVIA SmarTeam," said Kuni Horita, executive director of ENOVIA SmarTeam business in the Asia Pacific region for Dassault Systèmes. "Real-time, multidisciplinary collaboration between Hyundai Steel's business sites is now possible, with drawings generated by each site managed on a central system, which brings a consistent and seamless process to the whole company. By establishing a web-based system with easier access to secure, up-to-date information for business sites dispersed across the country, Hyundai Steel has attained its goal of reducing costs through higher business efficiency."

"An innovator in the steel industry in Korea, Hyundai Steel has leveraged ENOVIA SmarTeam to benefit from overall data integrity while being able to reuse these data as corporate intellectual capital in an online environment. This is a proof that advanced PDM solutions like ENOVIA SmarTeam can enhance collaboration in the corporate core system," said Jemann Park, Sales Executive, PLM Solutions, IBM Korea.

The drawing management system using web-based ENOVIA SmarTeam was successfully launched in the first half of this year and integrated to the existing facility management system. Access to 24-hour online support has significantly reduced the time to obtain drawings. The new solution allows data to be shared easily over the Internet. Increased data reuse coupled with standardizing business processes in line with their facility management systems, enables Hyundai Steel to make the right decisions ensuring their long-term success.

Hyundai Steel is planning on expanding the ENOVIA SmarTeam system enterprise-wide by integrating it throughout its IT infrastructure, starting with purchasing, unlocking further opportunities to tap into. With the competitive edge this will bring, Hyundai Steel plans to drive innovation, and realize its vision of becoming a global steel industry leader in the near future.

About Hyundai Steel

Formerly INI Steel, Hyundai Steel is Korea's leading steel company and was founded in 1953. It provides the highest quality product and services through continuous technology development and management innovation. Having played a pivotal role in the advancement of the domestic steel industry, Hyundai Steel plans to reinvent itself, through the construction of an integrated steel mill, as an all-round seel company producing a complete line of products including steel rods and flat products. More information:

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About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, the Dassault Systèmes group brings value to more than 90,000 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. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product -- SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design -- DELMIA for virtual production -- SIMULIA for virtual testing and ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, including ENOVIA VPLM, ENOVIA MatrixOne and ENOVIA SmarTeam. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

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