Windchill Strengthens

PTC introduces rapid deployment option for product data management solution

Needham, MA  April 8, 2002  PTC, a product development company, today strengthened its Windchill Web-based collaboration and control offering with the introduction of a new Quick Start Solution called Windchill PDMLink. Windchill PDMLink leverages a multitude of implementation best practices that PTC has developed through the introduction of Windchill technology at over 600 global customers during the past four years.

Windchill PDMLink is the latest installment in PTC's integrated family of solutions based on Windchill technology. Other pre-packaged Windchill Quick Start Solutions now available include: Windchill ProjectLink, Windchill PartsLink and Windchill DynamicDesignLink. Windchill Applications such as Windchill Foundation, Windchill PDM and Windchill ProductView complete the Windchill suite, and provide the flexibility to accommodate unique customer deployment requirements.

Windchill represents a critical element of PTC's on-going commitment to support "Product First," a comprehensive business strategy where manufacturing companies adopt a single-minded focus on superior products in order to drive revenue growth and shareholder value.

"We're seeing a groundswell of companies returning to a strong product focus and Windchill is an enabling technology for achieving success in this area," stated James Heppelmann, executive vice president software solutions and chief technology officer. "Windchill Quick Start Solutions are a real break-through because they are easy to implement and easy to use, yet deliver core capabilities manufacturers need to succeed."