PTC has found itself at the top of another competitive vendor ranking, this time in the Industrial Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software report by ABI Research (ABI). ABI Research developed this competitor ranking to offer an unbiased assessment and ranking of PLM vendors. The assessment process examined, among other things, to what extent PLM vendor’s solution(s) contribute to a manufacturer’s efforts to create a digital thread and provide manufacturers with the ability to understand the impact that changes have on expenses, the supply chain, and/or the Bill of Materials (BOM).
ABI ranked vendors based on the two key areas of innovation and implementation. Innovation criteria were based on competencies such as data collection, accessibility, UX, and the enablement of compliance and traceability. Implementation criteria looked at topics such as industry expertise, geographic spread, scalability, and IT integration
“PTC lead the rankings for innovation with Windchill being able to help manufacturers create and manage their digital threads; keeping all departments up to date on developments. The simulation and analytical capabilities make Windchill stand out as well as the incorporation of new technologies such as Augmented Reality”.