Dassault Systemes is not to shut the home of SmarTeam

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OK – a little judicious editing is needed here: We got word today that Dassault Systemes is not closing its Israeli office, the birth place of SmarTeam but 86 people are losing their jobs because R&D is movng to Boston/Paris.” DS comment that:

The Tel Aviv, Israel, office is not closing nor are there any plans to close it. The Tel-Aviv location is the local market center of PLM expertise. It will be an important regional sales and sales-support office for V5 and V6 PLM, focus on the development of EST V5 and its customer base, combining superb understanding of the DS portfolio with hands-on knowledge of the local business environment. Moreover the organization will broaden its business-orientation and better serve local Value Added Resellers.

We got word today that Dassault Systemes is closing its Israelli office, the birth place of SmarTeam, allegedly “Firing 86 people today in Israel. R&D movng to Boston/Paris.” In an official statement, DS comment that:

Dassault-Systemes announced today a plan to consolidate development efforts in Velizy, France and Lowell, USA for the V6 solution portfolio. V6 provides a single integrated platform for all Brands, Industries and Channels as well as delivering on the PLM 2.0 strategy.

Following this decision the V6 related activities in DS Israel shall be ceased, and over the upcoming six months 86 employees will terminate their employment in the company.

DS-Israel continues to lead the development of the current generation PLM solutions (ENOVIA SmarTeam V5) to fully support the satisfaction of over 8,000 customers world-wide. DS-Israel will also enhance its focus on supporting the Israeli market for the entire DS portfolio.

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