Posted by Courtney E. Howard
NEEDHAM, Mass., 2 Nov. 2011. Officials at global aerospace and defense companies BAE Systems Inc. and BAE Systems Ltd. Australia needed a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for engineering product data management. They found their solution at PTC (Nasdaq:PMTC), The Product Development Company, in Needham, Mass. BAE Systems engineers are moving away from disparate, disconnected databases in favor of PTC’s Windchill PLM solution as its enterprise standard for product development.
Windchill is a secure, global platform providing access to product data and design, enabling collaboration across disparate sites and partners, support effective change and configuration management, and improve CAD data management to respond quickly to customer requirements.
“BAE Systems selects technology solutions that can help us achieve competitive advantage by providing customers with innovative, high quality solutions that support their mission objectives,” says Stewart Farnham, director of Engineering Tools Portfolio Management for BAE Systems Inc. “PTC’s commercial software solution with its off-the-shelf capabilities has enabled us to quickly implement Windchill so we can strengthen that competitive differentiation. PTC understands our business processes and has proven its technical and services capabilities that will continue to be critical for this strategic, long-term partnership.”
“BAE Systems is one of the largest defense contractors in the world and has expanded its capabilities both organically and through acquisitions. Large, distributed organizations like BAE Systems realize the critical importance of having a single, integral technology platform for product development to deliver against time-to-market objectives,” explains Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “Because of this, BAE Systems has standardized on PTC’s PLM solution to optimize its product development processes. We look forward to continue helping them realize the value that PTC can bring to their strategic business initiatives.”
PTC provides PLM solutions that are designed to meet the requirements of the global aerospace and defense industry, enabling digital automation of product development and program management processes. It also provides control over program information for secure, collaborative product development.