Bull and Exalead Team Up to Deliver Innovative Search-Based Solutions

June 23, 2011

Dassault Systèmes announced today that its subsidiary, Exalead, a global provider of search and information access software for the enterprise and the Web, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Bull, a European leader in the design, implementation and management of mission-critical digital systems. Exalead and Bull will bring innovative new search-based solutions to public and private health organizations and to local and regional government authorities. The geographic regions targeted include Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Brazil, and Australia.

"To improve day-to-day decision-making, increase efficiency and drive innovation, our clients need to break down the information silos so characteristic of today’s information systems," states Bruno Pinna, Bull’s Director of Cloud Computing Activities. "Exalead’s Search-Based Application (SBA) model satisfies this need in a non-intrusive and highly effective way. It is the perfect framework for helping our customers rapidly expose and exploit the full value of their information assets."

"It’s very satisfying to see so many key market players discover the distinctive advantages of SBAs. Bull has been particularly quick in grasping the potential of SBAs to address mission-critical needs that legacy technologies can never satisfy," notes Odile Mongheal, Director of Partnerships & Alliances, Exalead, Dassault Systèmes. "We are excited to join forces with Bull to bring the benefits of SBAs to new clients in sectors like local government and healthcare. For example, we look forward to seeing hospitals improve the quality of their care and achieve cost-saving efficiencies through the ‘Patient Dossier’ SBAs we are developing with Bull."

About Bull, Architect of an Open World
Bull is a leading European provider of information technology systems and services whose 8600 employees serve clients in 50 countries. The company designs, implements and operates internationally renowned IT solutions for public and private sector organizations. These solutions transform information systems into positive drivers for excellence, differentiation and value-creation, underscoring Bull’s commitment to serve as a trusted business partner to its clients, helping them seize all the opportunities of the digital revolution while managing its inherent risks. http://www.bull.com

About Exalead
Founded in 2000 by Search engine pioneers, Exalead® is the leading search-based application platform provider to business and government. Exalead's worldwide client base includes leading companies such as PricewaterhouseCooper, ViaMichelin, GEFCO, WorldBank and Sanofi Pasteur, and more than 100 million unique users a month use Exalead's technology for search. Today, Exalead is reshaping the digital content landscape with its platform, Exalead CloudView™, which uses advanced semantic technologies to bring structure, meaning and accessibility to previously unused or under-used data in the new hybrid enterprise and Web information cloud. CloudView collects data from virtually any source, in any format, and transforms it into structured, pervasive, contextualized building blocks of business information that can be directly searched and queried, or used as the foundation for a new breed of lean, innovative information access applications. Exalead website: www.exalead.com/software

Exalead was acquired by Dassault Systèmes in June 2010. Exalead has offices in Paris, San Francisco, London, Milan, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.