MatrixOne, Sogeti USA Partner On PLM Solutions

Sogeti establishes national product lifecycle management practice with MatrixOne's technology

Westford, MA, and Dayton, OH — December 8, 2003 — MatrixOne Inc., a provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, and Sogeti USA LLC, a provider of IT services, today announced they have forged an alliance whereby the two companies will deliver PLM solutions to North American product development companies.

Sogeti said it has established a national PLM practice, which has a portfolio of services that features the delivery of MatrixOne implementation, training and support services to customers in a variety of industries. Sogeti's team of consultants that has training in MatrixOne's PLM solutions, as well as significant industry experience.

John Rogan, vice president of Sogeti's PLM practice, said he believes that to be successful in today's economy, product manufacturers must embrace a business model that is based on close collaboration with its partners, including outside suppliers, solution vendors and business process experts. "Our partnership with MatrixOne combines the knowledge experts in PLM technology and business experience to deliver productivity and profitability to our mutual customers," he explained.

"We are proud that Sogeti chose MatrixOne as the cornerstone of its PLM practice moving forward," said Mark O'Connell, president and CEO of MatrixOne. "With its regional experts and national reach, Sogeti greatly expands our ability to collaboratively deliver the best possible product development solutions to our customers. Sogeti's methodology for the implementation of MatrixOne solutions is as essential to our customers' success as it is to our own."