NEEDHAM, Mass. – January 17, 2018 –– PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that new software licenses for its core solutions and ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation Platform will be available globally only by subscription, effective January 1, 2019, with a few exceptions. PTC previously announced the transition from perpetual licensing to subscription in the Americas and Western Europe effective January 1, 2018. Customers globally will be able to continue to use their existing perpetual licenses and renew support on active perpetual licenses.
“Subscription licensing has been positively embraced by customers throughout the phased rollout, with nearly 70 percent of new software bookings sold as subscription in fiscal 2017,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “The ability to license enterprise software by subscription aligns with industry best practices and delivers the value and flexibility customers demand to achieve success in today’s highly competitive landscape.”
Customers purchasing subscriptions benefit from PTC’s faster innovation cycles, a shared commitment to success, cloud deployment options, and increased flexibility with lower upfront costs. In addition, PTC offers incentive programs to enable customers to convert existing perpetual licenses to subscription, affording them access to all the benefits of the subscription model across their entire PTC software footprint.
The exceptions noted above where PTC has not announced plans for a complete transition from perpetual licensing to subscription are China, India, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey.
PTC’s Kepware product suite will continue to be available through both subscription and perpetual licensing.
For more information, visit https://www.ptc.com/subscription.
PTC has the most robust Internet of Things technology in the world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design, and in 1998 were first to market with Internet-based PLM. Now our leading IoT and AR platform and field-proven solutions bring together the physical and digital worlds to reinvent the way you create, operate, and service products. With PTC, global manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on the promise of the IoT today and drive the future of innovation.
Past adoption of subscription licensing by PTC customers is not necessarily indicative of future rates of customer subscription adoption and the effect of the transition to a subscription-only model in certain geographic regions may not have the effect on revenue that we expect.
Exceptions to the subscription-only policy may change.
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