Dassault Systèmes and Boeing have extended their partnership, the companies have announced. Boeing will expand its deployment of Dassault Systèmes’ products across its commercial aviation, space and defence programs to include the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

AFP news agency reports that Dassault Systemes declined to confirm the value of the deal, but said it is “the biggest in its history”.

Dassault describes the 3DEXPERIENCE plaform as a “business experience platform” which uses 3D design, analysis, simulation and intelligence software to help companies create “differentiating consumer experiences”.

Digital transformation milestone

“The decision to adopt Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a key milestone in our digital transformation. This digital enabler provides global design and manufacturing capabilities that will fuel our second century,” said Ted Colbert, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Data Analytics, Boeing. “The value of this extended strategic partnership is a mutual desire to transform how Boeing connects, protects, explores and inspires the world.”

Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes, said: “We are at the turning point of the industrial era, where we are shattering another industry paradigm.  The parallel exchange of data between virtual and real operations will transform the value-adding chain into a value creation chain.  The entire ‘extended’ enterprise can continuously measure and control business processes for maximum efficiency and potential top line growth.  This is ‘business in the age of experience.’”