After 28 years of successful collaboration, IBM has agreed to fully integrate its PLM Sales Operations to Dassault Systèmes. This is a major step in the history of both companies and will benefit our entire PLM Ecosystem.
In the coming months, 700 employees present in 32 countries will be joining DS teams, bringing their deep industry sales expertise and excellent customer relationships. Consequently, this new alliance will deliver more value than ever to our customers present in 11 industries.
View Bernard Charlès, Dassault Systèmes president and CEO, announcement by clicking on the picture above
We also invite you to have a look at the official press release
and communication on 3DPerspectives
Customers at the heart of the new DS-IBM collaboration
This acquisition will lead to the full integration of 700 highly qualified Sales People bringing their strong knowledge in terms of industrial needs, customers’ strategy and PLM projects. Obviously, they know perfectly the DS portfolio but they have a very good knowledge of our Software, Technology and Services Partners’ solutions.
New opportunities for PLM MarketPlace Solution Providers
What does this announcement mean for the PLM Marketplace? Through this acquisition, PLM Marketplace referenced solution providers will gain exposure within Dassault Systèmes’ expanded sales teams and with large customer accounts.
As announced by Bernard Charles, "We are reaching a new level of customer engagement built on commitment, multi-industry knowledge and high-value solutions for sustainable innovation. Looking forward, the wide adoption of 3D lifelike experience and PLM will require the combination of direct sales, our network of partners and online communities.".
At PLM MarketPlace we welcome this new paradigm!
Stay tuned on this blog to know more about what’s coming…
DS is growing, so will the PLM MarketPlace portfolio available for resellers.
Our Solution Providers know what the new DS-IBM relationship means in terms of business opportunities. The PLM MarketPlace portfolio is expected to grow significantly in the near future. With our 100 Value Added Channel Partners located across the globe, PLM Marketplace gives Dassault Systèmes’ new Direct Sales Force and Value Added Channel Partners a fantastic opportunity to meet all of their customers’ expectations.
Onward PLM MarketPlace Solution Providers to help them face their new challenges!
> Are you as excited as we are? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section!
The PLM MarketPlace Team