World Leading Premium Automobile Manufacturer Selects PTC PLM Solution and ThingWorx Navigate

NEEDHAM, Mass. – January 17, 2018 –– PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced the BMW Group has selected the PTC Windchill® solution as its PLM backbone for production and sourcing bill-of-material (BOM). Windchill will be the enabler for globally configuring and releasing cars to production. The award-winning PLM solution will support BMW Group in improving efficiency and achieving a leaner global production planning process. In addition, BMW Group has selected theThingWorx® NavigateTM role-based solution for fast and easy ecosystem access to product data. Both solutions are being obtained through the subscription licensing model.

BMW Group will leverage robust Windchill capabilities inconfiguring large and complex vehicle structure data to achieve its goal ofproducing vehicles at mass scale globally, while retaining greater flexibilityand higher quality. ThingWorx Navigate supports concurrent production planning,enabling BMW Group to shorten overall time to market.   

Windchill is a robust, end-to-end PLM solution thatintegrates core PLM functionality with the ThingWorx IndustrialInnovation Platform from PTC and the ThingWorxNavigate role-based applications. ThingWorx Navigate enables organizationsto dramatically increase productivity and collaboration by radicallysimplifying data access. It enables users to access accurate product datawithout complex user experience. ThingWorx Navigate supports concurrentproduction planning, enabling users to shorten the product development cycleand overall time to market. 

“We are pleased that BMW Group has selected Windchill andThingWorx Navigate to support its digitization journey,” said Jim Heppelmann,president and CEO, PTC. “We take pride in helping BMW Group to improveefficiency in the planning and production of their world-class vehicles.” 

Additional Resources

·TheForrester Wave™: Product Lifecycle Management for Discrete Manufacturers, Q42017

· PTC Windchill

· ThingWorx Navigate

·HarvardBusiness Review: “Why Every Organization Needs an AR Strategy,” authoredby PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann and Harvard Professor Michael Porter


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