hybris and SolidWorks form technology partnership - Online catalogue solution 3DpartStream.NET connects to PIM solution
London, 30 January 2007: hybris (www.hybris.com), a leading e-commerce and product information management vendor, has joined forces with SolidWorks, a producer of 3D CAD technologies. The framework agreement involves the integration of the SolidWorks web-based catalogue solution 3DpartStream.NET into the product information management (PIM) solution developed by hybris. Customers of both companies can now benefit from improved data quality as well as 3D visual representation as the up-to-date and consistent information will save them time and costs when it comes to searching for the right product.
The 3DpartStream.NET online platform allows companies to create an online 3D catalogue of their website within 24 to 48 hours. 3D models, 2D illustrations and web graphics are published along with comprehensive product information, which are then consolidated and managed irrespective of format in a central repository thanks to a connection to the hybris PIM solution. The 3DpartStream.NET online catalogue can also be accessed from this platform.
“In SolidWorks we have found a solid partner so that we can offer our customers genuine added value”, said Ariel Lüdi, CEO of the hybris Group. “We settled on this partnership because the solid graphics know-how combined with our tried-and-tested PIM platform is perfectly suited to the market demands for up-to-date and visual product information.”
“As customers are increasingly looking for PIM solutions, we expect to achieve vastly improved levels of customer satisfaction as a direct result of this technology partnership,” said Timo Brüggemann, 3DpartStream.NET European Manager at SolidWorks. “The combined solution offers customers huge potential. It allows them to increase their market presence as well as boost sales opportunities.”
hybris supplies standard software solutions for the media-independent management of product information and its distribution over both online and print channels.
Manufacturers, vendors, marketplace operators and purchasing companies consolidate and manage their entire product information in every language on one platform, in the process creating a “single source of truth”. Enterprises are able to supply online and print channels with information from this central hub. Integrated solutions for catalogue management, e-commerce, e-procurement and database publishing provide you with personalised and channel-specific data recycling throughout all electronic procurement and sales channels. This also means that print catalogues can be published without media fragmentation.
The hybris solution’s integrative approach to managing and recycling product information leads to a reduction in process costs, clearing the path for companies to add new sales and procurement markets at low cost. The return on investment with hybris is very fast. As hybris has selected to use standards-based and future-proof basic technologies in its solutions, investments are secure over the long term.
Established in 1997, the company is based in Munich and it has offices in the UK, Denmark and Switzerland. hybris has over 1,000 customers and was recently awarded the European Retail Solutions Award for Best Use of e-Commerce in a Retail Environment and European Retail Technology Solution of the Year 2006.
SolidWorks Corporation, a company of Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA; www.3DS.com), develops software for construction, analysis and product data management. As the leading developer of 3D-CAD technologies, SolidWorks provides intuitive and straightforward software solution to help design teams develop better products. www.solidworks.com.
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