PTC’s strategic alliance with Microsoft has ramped up a notch by delivering its Windchill Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution on Microsoft Azure.
Through the new software-as-a-service offering of Windchill on Azure, users will be able to ‘accelerate their evolution’ from basic product data management to enterprise PLM, given what PTC calls a “simplified deployment and upgrade process”.
PLM functionality is configured through an open architecture which promises to reduce deployment costs and times, as well as lower total cost of ownership.
In the words of the PTC marketing department: “PLM is the cornerstone of digital transformation… PTC’s advanced solutions leverage this digital foundation on Azure to enable customers to drive digital design, product and service innovation, manufacturing efficiency, service optimization, and heightened sales and marketing experiences.
PTC and Microsoft made their initial announcement of the alliance in 2018, the two stat they have closely collaborated on integrating Azure IoT with PTC’s ThingWorx industrial internet of things (IIoT) solution platform, which has allowed customers to create innovative products and improve operations with IoT connectivity, rich contextualisation, business systems orchestration, and breakthrough user engagement via mixed reality.