Dassault Systemes today exited direct sales of its PLM software in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Its Dassault Systemes Solutions France division had handled SMBs; the division and its 120 employees are launched as a new independent company named Keonys, which gets DS Value Added Reseller designation.
The press release spins its this way:
In line with Dassault Systèmes’ plan launched in 2006 to build a powerful PLM indirect sales channel, the creation of reinforces Dassault Systèmes’ network of PLM resellers in more than 60 countries.
This move is surprising, because Dassault has been taking back sales from IBM. But such is the tossing and turning of CAD vendors: do they make more $$$ through direct or indirect sales.
I wonder what Keonys means? Maybe its a combination of Latin words for "pure motives" and "high profits."