This article by Verdi Ogewell has previously been published in Swedish on PLM & ERP News. This is the revised version for our US sister site, engineering.com. Click on the link under the picture to read it.
AKTUELLT PÅ ENGINEERING.COM: Dassault’s New Grip on the Jaguar Land Rover and Ericsson Problems
DON’T MISS THE LATEST ARTICLE FROM PLM&ERP NEWS on ENGINNERING.com: Dassault Systèmes Euro North leader, John Kitchingman, looked strikingly satisfied during Technia's recent PLM Innovation Forum. Kitchingman is based in the UK and ultimately responsible for a region that covers twelve countries, from Great Britain to the Nordic countries.
“Business is going well,” said Kitchingman, who took on the Dassault job early in 2018 after 15 years at IBM. “The year before, 2017, went evenly while 2018, saw growth at 7.1 percent. 2019 looks very good so far, with sensationally strong growth figures in the first two quarters.”
Solid growth is always gratifying, but significantly harder business fell under the wings of the Euro North chief during his first year, including two of Dassault's most problematic customer cases in recent years: the car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover and the telecom giant Ericsson. Both companies have made major investments in DS' PLM platform 3DEXPERIENCE—endeavors which were less successful with missed rollout deadlines and incurred extra costs. These are business deals concluded prior to Kitchingman’s entry at Dassault, but which ultimately ended up in his lap. But now Kitchingman says that things has happened here...
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