Industry-first PLM software for the IoT era

PTC has released PTC Windchill 11 product lifecycle management (PLM) software that it claims achieves new levels of connectivity and process improvement across the entire, closed-loop product lifecycle.

With this release, PTC says it offers a PLM system that bridges the digital world and the physical world. The software is said to feature an improved systems-engineering process that is informed by real world usage and data from smart connected products, allowing richer collaboration and faster decision making.

PTC Windchill 11 offers secure access to product information through role based apps, enhanced search capabilities and incorporated OSLC standards. It is also said to offer part-centric bill-of-materials management throughout the entire closed-loop lifecycle.

A variety of deployment options is offered, from SAAS in the cloud to perpetual and on-premise solutions.Value-ready deployment services are offered from PTC’s Global Services organisation or through a network of consulting and value-added partners. This flexibility suits PTC Windchill 11 for use by both large enterprises and small-medium businesses that need product lifecycle management software with a fast-time to value, low total cost of ownership, and compatible with their overall IT strategies.