Deere Division Goes with MatrixOne

Worldwide Agricultural Equipment Division adopts product lifecycle management applications

Westford, MA. — June 3, 2003 — The Worldwide Agricultural Equipment Division of Deere & Company has furthered its commitment to MatrixOne with an investment in the solution provider's product lifecycle management (PLM) applications.

John Deere & Company is a $13.9 billion equipment manufacturer based in Moline, Ill. Its Worldwide Agricultural Division (WWAg) is the largest unit in the company, which is a longtime MatrixOne customer.

The division will be using the provider's Engineering Central, Sourcing Central and Supplier Central applications, which will enable accelerate deployment to Deere's worldwide locations and tighter collaboration between the company's design organizations, manufacturing locations, partners and suppliers, according to MatrixOne.

John Deere's goals in adopting the solutions include streamlining its product development and maximizing integration capabilities.

MatrixOne says its applications create a single product design environment that can be accessed by multiple engineering groups and partners located anywhere in the world to collaborate on the same product at the same time.

"John Deere is renowned in the industry for technical innovation and product quality," said Mike Segal, senior vice president of customer success for MatrixOne. "The agricultural equipment division at John Deere has proved to be a valuable partner to MatrixOne over the years with MatrixOne's development of MatrixOne Supplier Central. The flexibility of our solutions enables companies such as John Deere to expand its investment as its needs grow and change."