PTC Joins New Salesforce Analytics Cloud Ecosystem to Extend Internet of Things Technology



San Francisco – Dreamforce 2014 – October 13, 2014 — Continuing with its Internet of Things strategy to enable customers to bring smart, connected products to market faster, PTC (Nasdaq:PTC) today announced it has joined the Salesforce Analytics Cloud ecosystem.

Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user, making it easier than ever for anyone to explore data, uncover new insights and take action instantly from any device.

PTC will use its PTC ThingWorx and PTC Axeda Machine Cloud® technology to extend Wave by providing access to streaming Internet of Things (IoT) data from smart, connected products. Specifically, the integration will empower PTC and Salesforce customers to view data generated in a unified experience. The insights gained from the data will allow business units across an organization to more easily develop data analytic strategies that deliver stronger business value to their customers.

PTC and Salesforce Analytics Cloud empower customers to transform data into business insight, with benefits that include:

  • A unified IoT analytics experience in the cloud. The PTC Axeda Machine Cloud accelerates collaboration and offer customers a holistic view of the IoT data across business systems.
  • Competitive advantage through analytics. Data from smart, connected products provides an opportunity for business organizations to make more informed decisions that drive stronger customer and business value.
  • Effective customer engagement. Putting data from smart, connected products in the hands of customer-facing employees enables them to customize service for better product performance, proactive customer service and improved account management.

"Users can take advantage of the fast pace of the emerging IoT marketplace by sharing data from smart, connected products across the enterprise at any phase of a product's lifecycle, with any person at any place in the world," said Bill Zujewski, senior vice president, marketing and strategy, PTC ThingWorx. "This type of innovative and differentiated customer value will deliver a new level of competitive advantage."

"The convergence of mobile, social and cloud computing has sparked a data revolution, and companies today must leverage data-driven insights to connect with their customers in a whole new way," said Keith Bigelow, senior vice president and general manager, Salesforce Analytics Cloud, salesforce.com. "Salesforce Analytics Cloud is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user. With partners such as Axeda, customers can benefit from a wealth of additional analytic applications to extend analytics for every business need, making it easier than ever for anyone to explore and share data instantly, uncover new insights and take action from anywhere."

PTC will demonstrate the integration with the new Salesforce Analytics Cloud during Dreamforce 2014, October 13-16, 2014 in San Francisco at the PTC ThingWorx booth in the IoT Development Zone during exhibitor hours.

Wave Opens Up Insights From Every Data Source—Now Anyone Can Build and Deploy Analytics for Any Business Need

Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, is the first cloud analytics platform that enables admins, IT and developers to work closely with business leaders to empower everyone to make smarter, data-driven decisions in seconds. Natively integrated with Salesforce1 Platform, Salesforce Analytics Cloud benefits from the trusted platform and enables admins to quickly drag and drop Salesforce data to deploy sales, service and marketing analytics apps. In addition, developers and IT can use new Wave APIs and other data connectors to easily connect to any other data sources to build any custom analytics app for any business function, or embed analytics into an entirely new generation of analytics apps and connected products for customers.

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