Deloitte Consulting and Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), a provider of Internet solutions for manufacturers, have signed a strategic alliance.
Based on PTC’s Windchill solution, the agreement centers around both companies’ collaborative product commerce (CPC). CPC denotes a process whereby products are collaboratively created across business units, suppliers, OEMs and partners.
“The collaborative design and development of new products is essential to major manufacturing companies. The technology to enable collaboration is critical and here today, ” said Greg Adkins, principal of Deloitte Consulting.
“PTC’s Windchill solution is entirely web-based, rather than a modified version of an existing system, like many competing products. PTC’s marketplace success, current common clients and demonstrated commitment to an alliance relationship make them an ideal technology provider for our CPC practice,” continued Adkins.
The alliance involves:
• a Windchill practice within Deloitte Consulting; initially focused in the Americas, but expanding globally within the next 12 months
• plans for full support of Windchill at Deloitte Consulting’s Competency Centers, which provide testing, education, training, and demonstrations on advanced software systems
• integrated marketing and selling efforts.
Windchill advances collaborative product commerce initiatives by allowing manufacturers to collaborate over the Internet with their customers, suppliers, and partners throughout the product development and delivery process.
Anthony DiBona, PTC’s executive vice president of Global Alliances, said: “Deloitte’s success in e-Business initiatives for the manufacturing industry is complementary to our Windchill solution and our experience in this area, which was a key factor in our decision to align with them”.
Deloitte Consulting is an e-Business consulting firm, providing services in all aspects of enterprise transformation, from strategy and processes to information technology and human resources. The firm is part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a professional services firm which provides assurance and advisory, tax, and consulting services through more than 90,000 people in over 130 countries.
PTC, founded in 1985 and headquartered in Waltham, Massechusetts, USA, develops, markets, and supports collaborative product commerce solutions that help manufacturing companies shape innovation and achieve sustainable advantage.