LEDAS becomes the first Education Partner of Dassault Systemes in Ural and Siberia

LEDAS and Dassault Systemes have signed a cooperation agreement in the area of education, which certifies that LEDAS has met all the requirements to become an Education Partner and is a recognized as a strategic distributor of official education materials.

There have been so far three DS educational partners of such level in Russia, all of them are in Moscow (Dassault Systemes Russia Corp. www.3ds.com/ru/corporate/, Hetnet Consulting Corp.: www.hetnet.ru) and in Saint-Petersburg (C.T. Bee-Pitron Ltd.: www.bee-pitron.com). Now much more industries from Ural to Far East have got an opportunity to listen to the CATIA and SMARTEAM courses on site. The courses provided within the partnership are industry oriented and complete the list of already given courses for students of Novosibirsk State University (for more information visit http://www.ledas.com/consulting/education/).

The cooperation between Dassault Systemes and LEDAS has more than seven years’ history that has proved the LEDAS high competence. Since 1999, more than 40 development contracts between DS and LEDAS aimed at integrating the LEDAS solutions into CATIA Version 5 software have been successfully fulfilled. In 2004-2006 LEDAS organized several seminars and presentations to promote DS PLM solutions in Siberia. The education program is a logical evolution of successful and mutually beneficial partnership of the companies.

Being certified by Dassault Systemes as Education Partner, LEDAS continues to develop a recently announced business initiatives related to PLM/ERP services: consulting, outsourcing, reselling, and education, which is reflected in the new company’s trends and overall strategy. “We expect to evolve to a full-scale competence center and provide to our customers and customers of our partners high quality consulting and education services. It will be our contribution to the growth of Russian economics and realizationof a huge potential of Siberia,” - said David Levin, LEDAS founder and Chief Executive Officer.

The enlargement of Dassault Systemes's ecosystem in Russia, and the joining of LEDAS as Education Partner is a logical step forward. "Getting new Partners in Russia is one of DS objectives when establishing its Russian branch. Since early days, we communicated our intention to strengthen our Ecosystem and drive PLM Solutions awareness all over Russia. LEDAS as a DS Education Partner is key to boost PLM adoption and service our customers in Siberia," - said Laurent Valroff, director of Dassault Systemes Russia Corp.

About Dassault Systemes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, the Dassault Systèmes group brings value to more than 90,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing and ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, including ENOVIA VPLM, ENOVIA MatrixOne and ENOVIA SmarTeam. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.3ds.com

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LEDAS Ltd. is an independent software company founded in 1999 and is based in Novosibirsk, Russia. LEDAS is leading in constraint-based technologies and is well-known as a provider of PLM components: geometric constraint solvers for CAD/CAM/CAE, optimization engines for Project Management, Work Scheduling and Meeting Planning interval technologies for Knowledge-Based Engineering and Collaborative Design. The company also provides services for PLM and ERP markets: software development, consulting, reselling and education. Information on LEDAS is available on the Internet at: www.ledas.com.


Dassault Systemes
Dominique BAILLY, Sales Administration
PLM Academy
Tel : +33 1 40 99 41 89
Fax : +33 1 40 99 43 59
E-mail : dominique_bailly@ds-fr.com

Alexey Rasskazov,
Sales and Marketing Department
Tel: +7 383 3356 504
Fax: +7 383 3356 256
E-mail: aleks@ledas.com