PTC announced the shipment of Windchill 5.1, the latest version of PTC’s family of web-based collaboration software. Featured in this release are several new products developed to address open B2B connectivity, eCatalog development, and data engineering requirements. These new capabilities enable companies to find and publish component data in a distributed network and connect business processes across the extended enterprise using the rapidly evolving RosettaNet standard. PTC is committed to support the advancement of this standard and embed it as a core capability throughout its Windchill collaborative product commerce (CPC) solutions. The latest release of Windchill features the following software components and services for B2B connectivity, distributed content management, e-business process integration and data engineering: Windchill Gateway for RosettaNet; Windchill eCatalog & Windchill eCatalog Web Search enables manufacturers to publish RosettaNet PIP2A9 compliant product catalogs and provide full parametric search access to the eCatalog directly from their website; Windchill eCatalog Search Portal allows manufacturing customers to search detailed information on components across a distributed network of electronic catalogs with a powerful parametric search engine; and, Data Engineering-CounterPart and PartSpeak enables content aggregation, cleansing and standardization to prepare enterprise product information for e-business processes. As part of the introduction of Windchill 5.1 collaborative sourcing capabilities, a new PTC Global Services Sourcing practice is being introduced. This team of consultants within the PTC Global Services organization is focused on developing and deploying supply chain collaboration solutions for PTC customers. The practice has domain expertise for RosettaNet PIP implementation, support and training, business process consulting, component and supplier management, and data engineering solutions. www.ptc.com

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