Microsoft and PTC Alliance

With 25 years of leading the industry in product innovation, PTC’s solutions provide industry-proven product development with a well-recognized brand and over 50,000 satisfied customers around the world. Partnering with Microsoft®, PTC delivers best-in-class product development solutions that can be leveraged broadly across an organization’s IT infrastructure.


Windchill® and the Product Development System (PDS)

Production-proven content and process management software
Whether you're a global conglomerate, a regional supplier, or a small service bureau, you face obstacles while trying to manage product content and development processes. Your company's success relies on having efficient business processes and effective development of complex information assets including product designs, service documentation, and regulatory submissions. Windchill, PTC's production-proven content and process management software, offers a solution. Fast, secure, and requiring only a Web browser to access, this business collaboration software enables companies to streamline product development processes and deliver superior physical goods and information products.

Benefits of Windchill

  • Single source of product information/content enables development efficiencies, reduces errors and rework
  • Complete product definition and collaboration capabilities expertly drive cross-enterprise understanding of information - regardless of source
  • Repeatable, end-to-end process support and automation speeds time-to-market and reduces development cost
  • Secure, industry-standard Internet architecture delivers a safe, high-performing technology platform
Windchill on Microsoft SQL Server
Windchill deployed on SQL Server offers:
  • Enterprise-ready performance and scalability
  • Compelling Total Cost of Ownership


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Today’s complex products have led to development programs that are now global, multi-discipline and cross-functional. Consequently, project teams are producing an enormous amount of project details, using different tools. For Program Managers assessing program health, it’s a daunting task to coordinate and
evaluate this data in preparation for executive reviews. And for product development executives balancing portfolios of product development programs, it is almost impossible to get the right information in a timely manner to make decisions on trade-offs and project selection.
Windchill PPMLink is uniquely designed to meet the Program Portfolio Management (PPM) needs of discrete manufacturers. Because it’s integrated directly with Windchill, program teams get transparent access to accurate product data, without compromising the ‘single source of engineering truth’ provided by Product Data Management (PDM). Built on MS SharePoint Server, it is designed to reach every cross-functional team member in your development process, both inside and outside your organization. Integrated directly with MS Project Server, it extends enterprise-class portfolio analysis, resource management and project management with a program & portfolio metrics engine that aggregates traditional project management KPIs with KPIs derived from your PDM system.
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Product development has always been a team sport. But with today’s ever-changing roster of global players, success is now determined by how well you choreograph the collective efforts and knowledge of a dispersed, dynamic team. With the introduction of Windchill SocialLink, PTC vastly improves the way teams collaborate, providing team members with the tools to interact throughout the product development lifecycle. Product designers and engineers can now engage with one another in real time, discovering new information and solving problems even more easily within the environment of the PTC Product Development System.
Windchill SocialLink combines social computing with rich product content from Windchill, to build powerful communities of innovators. Built upon Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Windchill SocialLink creates a compelling place where product teams engage within product and practice communities. By leveraging the collective knowledge throughout the enterprise, you’ll see faster, more effective decision-making.

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Windchill Web Parts for SharePoint®: Access and utilize Product Information from within Microsoft SharePoint
Product information is critical to your organization’s success. However, for every designer or engineer creating product information, there are dozens of other team members who could benefit from accessing this same product data -- yet cannot for a multitude of reasons.
Windchill Web Parts for SharePoint gives the extended enterprise access to product data, improving worker productivity by presenting essential Windchill information in a familiar SharePoint browser. Windchill Web Parts for SharePoint also gives companies the ability to consolidate Windchill information with content from ERP, finance and other enterprise applications in a single, easy to use environment.
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