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Jul 29, 2009

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Debankan Chattopadhyay

I'm not surprised that PTC has this view, given that Windchill forms a major part of their revenues and has been the primary growth driver of sorts for them over the past several quarters. I will also not be surprised if a company like Autodesk doesn't subscribe to this thought. Why? Because Vault/Data Management is not their focus. Making sweeping projections like "future of CAD", as opposed to "future of PTC" is not uncommon as companies (PTC is not the only one, everyone does it) try to 'steer' demand to their own advantage. Fair enough.

However, if PTC's claim were to be true, for its own sake, a recent blog post by Kenneth Wong discussing "What PLM can learn from social media" (http://www.deskeng.com/virtual_desktop/?p=536) might be a worthwhile read. If PTC really believes that data management will be key in the future CAD world, getting Windchill to be a "people-ready PLM" (as discussed in Kenneth's post) should be the focus.

Steve

This should send a wake up call to the existing Proe users. Is money being spent on Proe R&D.
It would be nice to see PTC break out the R&D spendings numbers as it relates to product. I dought they would do that because we know where the money is going.
Concerned Proe User.

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