PTC Named Technology Leader in the Global IoT PLM Market



NEEDHAM, MA – February 18, 2016 –– PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that it has been named “Technology Leader in the Global IoT PLM Market” by global research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. The 2015 Technology Leadership Award recognizes companies that lead the development and successful introduction of high-tech solutions that have altered the industry or business landscape, and that have helped to shape the future of technology and its uses.

The Frost & Sullivan award is based upon independent analysis of two key factors — “Technology Leverage,“ which includes innovation, creativity, technology incubation, commercialization success, and application diversity and “Business Impact,“ which includes financial performance, customer acquisition, operational efficiency, and growth potential.

The PTC Windchill® 11 PLM software exemplifies PTC’s commitment to PLM technology innovation. Enabled by the PTC ThingWorx® IoT technology, Windchill 11 integrates data from physical products, web-based resources, and enterprise software systems to enable increased access, insight, and value in a modern and easily consumable user experience.

“We’re honored to receive this award,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “Windchill 11, a breakthrough smart, connected PLM solution, is a powerful example of how we are leveraging IoT capabilities in our core solutions to help our customers thrive in the Internet of Things era.”

“With IoT platform integration and ‘Closed-Loop Lifecycle Management,’ PTC has built innovative technologies to support the PLM needs of its customers,” said David R. Brousell, Global Vice President and General Manager, Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council. “Windchill’s robust range of Connected Services, Connected Operations, and Connected Manufacturing has visibly enhanced the capabilities of its PLM technology and improved the value proposition by enabling its clients to create smart, connected products and leverage IoT data to improve the product development processes.”

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