Alstom has chosen Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) to develop a new cloud platform for product lifecycle management (PLM) that is designed to increase the company’s competitiveness and support its growth.
The new cloud PLM platform will optimize collaboration among Alstom’s design offices, as well as better integrate and standardize the company’s engineering, manufacturing and maintenance processes. Accenture will draw on its deep expertise in large PLM and cloud solution deployments and build on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop the new cloud platform. Alstom will roll out the new platform to selected sites in 2021 and to sites worldwide in 2022.
Alexandre Domingues, chief information officer at Alstom, said: “PLM is the backbone of our digital transformation journey and essential to our growth in an ultra-competitive global market. The new cloud-first system will allow us to work more efficiently and collaboratively, which perfectly meets our growth objectives.”
Flavien Parrel, managing director for Industry X at Accenture in France, stated: “Through the new platform, we will deliver leading cloud-first and PLM capabilities to enable Alstom and its ecosystem partners to collaborate simultaneously across the full lifecycle of projects, from engineering to manufacturing to servicing. It will support the future growth of Alstom’s business and serves as a testament to our Industry X and cloud-first capabilities in France, which are designed to accelerate innovation and competitiveness for industrial champions.”
Florence Verzelen, executive vice president, Industry & Marketing, Sustainability at Dassault Systèmes, added: “Automation and digitization are transforming every aspect of industrial business, including how value is created. Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers Alstom the opportunity to be at the forefront of this Industry Renaissance with powerful, digital technologies that connect all disciplines in a value network. Alstom can strengthen its business processes and further consolidate its position as a European leader in the transport sector.”