Dassault Systèmes signs fully secured payments orders with new SWIFT 3SKey certificate

Press Release

Paris and San Diego, March 23, 2011 – Société Générale and Kyriba are very pleased to announce that on February 3rd, Dassault Systèmes adopted Swift 3SKey digital identity solution to secure all payments transfer files.

“We are using this solution on a daily basis to secure all transfers from our French customers to Société Générale using the XML20022 format. Over the coming months, we will extend the process to fully integrate our banks and subsidiaries worldwide, relying upon the Kyriba SaaS platform and its integrated Service Bureau SWIFTNet,” commented John Colleemallay, Treasury and Finance Director at Dassault Systèmes.

“We wanted to offer an optimal security level to our customers, while simplifying day-to-day, time-consuming processes. Fulfilling the objective was challenging due to a legacy environment with multiple signing solutions. We actively contributed to the SWIFT 3SKey implementation, which provides an international certification standard that meets all parties’ authentication requirements,” added Martine Boutineau, International Cash Management Manager at Société Générale.

“Since October 2010, the Kyriba SaaS-based platform has been enabling the Swift 3SKey personal signature for both SWIFTNet and EBICS TS protocols. We are delighted to have completed this first migration, enabled by Kyriba’s investment and deep expertise in SWIFT connectivity capabilities. This important milestone bolsters our leadership position in the SWIFT connectivity market,” stated Jean-Luc Robert, CEO of Kyriba.

About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products, from conception to maintenance to recycling. 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; ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management; and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com. CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3DVIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

About Société Générale
Société Générale is one of the largest financial services groups in the euro-zone. The group employs 157,000 people worldwide in three key businesses:

  • Retail Banking, Specialized Financing & Insurance: Société Générale serves more than 32 million individual customers worldwide.
  • Private Banking, Global Investment Management & Services: Société Générale is one of the largest banks in the euro-zone in terms of assets under custody (EUR 3,073 billion, December 2009) and under management (EUR 344 billion, December 2009).
  • Corporate & Investment Banking: Société Générale tailors solutions for its clients across sectors by capitalizing on its worldwide expertise in investment banking, global finance, and global markets.

Société Générale is included in the socially-responsible investment indexes: FTSE4Good and ASPI. In 2010, the title of SAM Sector Mover was awarded to Société Générale. www.societegenerale.com