PTC Announces Availability of Its ThingWorx Internet of Things Platform Running on SAP HANA®; Joins SAP® PartnerEdge® Program



NEEDHAM, Mass. – September 22, 2016 –– PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that it has joined the SAP® PartnerEdge® program as a partner that designs, develops and builds software integrated with SAP solutions. Through its participation in the program, PTC is now announcing the availability of its ThingWorx® Internet of Things (IoT) platform running on the SAP HANA® platform. The solution provides customers with essential IoT application development and analytics capabilities as well as innovative augmented reality functionality, powered by Vuforia®. PTC recently launched ThingWorx on the SAP App Center, where it will be marketed toward SAP customers and partners.

As an SAP partner, PTC made ThingWorx available using tools and resources available from the SAPPartnerEdge.com web site.

“Joining the SAP PartnerEdge program provides PTC with another highly regarded channel for distributing the ThingWorx platform,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “By working with SAP, we are able to extend our leading IoT capabilities to a larger network of customers and partners, further enabling IoT innovation.”

ThingWorx, the centerpiece of PTC’s IoT technology portfolio, is comprised of a rapid application development platform, connectivity, machine learning anomaly detection, industrial connectivity, and augmented reality. These capabilities combine to deliver a comprehensive IoT technology stack that enables companies to securely connect assets, quickly create applications, and innovate new ways to capture and deliver value.

As an SAP partner in SAP PartnerEdge, PTC is empowered to build, market, and sell software apps on top of market-leading technology platforms such as SAP HANA Cloud Platform. The program provides the enablement tools, benefits, and support to facilitate building high-quality, disruptive applications focused on specific business needs – quickly and cost-effectively. The program provides access to all relevant SAP technologies in one simplified framework under a single, global contract.

PTC is participating at SAP TechEd® 2016, held from September 19-23 in Las Vegas. At SAP TechEd, PTC and ThingWorx partner EPAM are demonstrating how IoT and augmented reality automate service for customers running SAP solutions by connecting real-time product data into their business processes.  

Additional Resources

  • ThingWorx Internet of Things Platform
  • Harvard Business Review: “How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Companies,” authors PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann and Harvard Professor Michael Porter