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2017 Press Releases

  • Company to acquire No Magic, leader in model-based systems engineering, and modeling solutions for software architecture and business processes
  • Aerospace & defense, transportation & mobility, high-tech industries can address all aspects of embedded systems design
  • Combined solutions generalize systems engineering, expand industry standards for “Internet of Experiences”

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire its partner No Magic, Incorporated, a global solutions company focused on model-based systems engineering and architecture modeling for software, and system of systems.  No Magic is headquartered in Allen, Texas and has offices in Lithuania and Thailand.

The acquisition of No Magic strengthens Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experiences based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform by generalizing systems engineering for developing the “Internet of Experiences” – the smart and autonomous experiences that are digitally connecting products, nature and life in the physical world.

Enterprise customers, small companies and professionals in the aerospace and defense (NASA/JPL, Boeing, Lockheed Martin), transportation and mobility (Ford, Renault, Honda, BMW, Nissan), and other industries (Sony, Panasonic, John Deere, GE Healthcare, Pfizer, J.P. Morgan, PayPal) rely on No Magic’s solutions including its core product, MagicDraw, part of the Cameo Suite, for business process, architecture, software and system modeling with teamwork support. They gain dynamic visual insight, mitigate enterprise risk, lower costs and eliminate operational pain points caused by complex business and IT systems having multiple technologies and standards.

While providing continuity for No Magic’s customers, Dassault Systèmes will integrate No Magic’s solutions into its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, complementing and reinforcing CATIA applications. This will provide a “single source of truth” allowing any user within a company to implement continuous 3D digital processes and to address all lifecycle aspects of an experience, from requirements, system of systems architecture models, systems and sub-systems architecture to functional, conceptual, logical and physical 3D modeling simulations.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform natively supports openness by providing the largest range of open standards and languages for systems engineering, such as STEP, Modelica, FMI, ReqIF or OSLC. The acquisition will enrich it with the adoption of industry standard models and languages such as UML-SysML, DoDAF, MODAF, UPDM, or UAF.

In addition, the acquisition will provide small companies and professional users with access to more dynamic development tools to enhance their business process modeling.

“We are delighted to become part of Dassault Systèmes and its game-changing approach to product design and development,” said Gary Duncanson, President and CEO, No Magic. “Our combined expertise with the CATIA brand leadership will open new doors for system of systems modeling across industries and countries, enable autonomous systems initiatives with software architecture modeling, and generate new opportunities combining business process and systems modeling with enterprise architecture. Dassault Systèmes and No Magic both share a common vision and a ‘customer first’ attitude, offering solutions that simplify the complexity of today’s connected world.”

“The acquisition of No Magic will position Dassault Systèmes as the undisputed leading provider of solutions for all systems embedding software and establish an environment where building, testing and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently and more reliably,” said Philippe Laufer, CEO, CATIA, Dassault Systèmes. “No Magic’s highly-skilled teams and industry-leading resources will accelerate the implementation of our vision for this unified and integrated approach.”

Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions precedent, including foreign investment approvals in the United States and in Lithuania.

  • Providing an Integrated Solution for Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), ranging from systems of systems, embedded systems modeling and execution to code generation
  • Adopting and Expanding Industry Standards for “Internet of Experiences”
  • Aerospace & Defense, Transportation & Mobility, High-Tech, Life Sciences Industries Can Benefit

Allen, Texas, United States – Paris, France — July 31, 2017 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and No Magic, Incorporated have entered into a partnership to join their expertise in the Model-based systems engineering field. The two companies will integrate their industry solutions based on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform addressing, among others, the need for competitiveness in the development of connected and autonomous experiences in the aerospace and defense, transportation and mobility, high-tech and life sciences industries.

Dassault Systèmes and No Magic will jointly collaborate with existing and new leading customers, bringing teams together to transform their business from product innovation to experience innovation, through a smooth introduction of Model Based Systems Engineering, starting from upstream thinking, design and simulation, to production and operations.

Today’s Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved into the “Internet of Experiences” where autonomous products and connected devices are integrating more and more software to digitally connect to the physical world around them, blending together to become part of a living experience shaped by interactions between products, nature and life.

To support these highly intricate and interconnected systems so that they seamlessly work together, industrial companies, along with their ecosystem of partners, are looking for the ability to virtually co-design and simulate systems of systems, embedded systems and software architectures across industries, support cross-disciplinary approaches, and shorten design and engineering innovation cycles through automation and systematic reuse of existing data.

With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform providing a ‘single source of truth’, customers can implement continuous 3D digital processes and address all lifecycle aspects of an experience, including requirements, Systems of Systems Architecture Models, Systems and sub-Systems architecture, functional, logical and physical 3D modeling simulation.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform has been developed to support openness by providing the largest range of open standards and languages for System Engineering, such as STEP, Modelica, FMI, ReqIF or OSLC. The result of the partnership will enrich it with the adoption of industry standard models and languages such as UML-SysML, UPDM, DoDAF, MODAF or UAF.

"No Magic brings excellence and deep knowledge in supporting, complying, and promoting the most widely used industry standards, and therefore best practices and template based models for a smooth adoption of Model Based Systems Engineering” said Philippe Laufer, CEO, CATIA, Dassault Systèmes. “This partnership will provide systems engineers and embedded software developers with robust solutions to design, analyze, develop, test, and deliver cost effective embedded and real-time systems and software that form today’s ‘Internet of Experiences.’”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D engineering software. CATIA provides the largest portfolio bringing together multi-disciplinary approaches to product design and development. There is a very strong fit between our respective solutions that will benefit customers, linking conceptual and logical architectures of complex systems to domain specific implementations,” said Gary Duncanson, CEO, No Magic. “Today’s interconnected world is adding complexity exponentially. No Magic’s solutions simplify the complexity, while at the same time lowering associated development costs. Model Based Systems Engineering is the only way we see to achieve complexity management and better business outcomes,” added Duncanson.

About Dassault Systèmes
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