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Dassault Systèmes strengthens systems engineering software with No Magic acquisition

Dassault Systèmes has reached an agreement to acquire its partner No Magic, a provider of 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. 

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, are used by a wide range of enterprise customers, small companies and professionals.

Customers include:

  • Nasa/JPL, Boeing, Lockheed Martin – in the aerospace and defense sectors;
  • Ford, Renault, Honda, BMW, Nissan – transportation and mobility; and
  • Sony, Panasonic, John Deere, GE Healthcare, Pfizer, JP Morgan, PayPal – variety of industries.

Dassault Systèmes says these companies 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.

Dassault Systèmes says 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.

Dassault Systèmes says the acquisition will enrich the 3DExperience platform 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.

Gary Duncanson, president and CEO, No Magic, says: “We are delighted to become part of Dassault Systèmes and its game-changing approach to product design and development.

“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.”

Philippe Laufer, CEO, Catia, Dassault Systèmes, says: “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.

“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.


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