PTC’s Q2 revenue misses but positions for the future

PTC’s Q2 revenue misses but positions for the future

It’s tough to be PTC right now. Most indicators are going in the right direction: subscriptions are ahead of expectations (though that means perpetual license revenue is below plan), IoT-related sales are growing as PTC sells both standalone IoT solutions and...
Are you on a path to obsolescence?

Are you on a path to obsolescence?

No, not you personally but your IT? How many different backup types do you have, cluttering up your environment? Just from my desk, I can see audio and data cartridges, CDs, DVDs. and USB drives of all sorts. In my filing cabinets, I’m pretty sure I’ve got...
Q&A Tuesday: Treehouses, WiFi, CAE & PLM – oh my

Q&A Tuesday: Treehouses, WiFi, CAE & PLM – oh my

People find the Schnitger Corp. website in all sorts of ways, looking for a lot of different information. [Did you know we now have over 1,000 blog posts with maybe a million words — yikes.] Here are a couple of search terms that led people to this website and I...
Is your PLM a uni-tasker? Hope not …

Is your PLM a uni-tasker? Hope not …

When you buy something, what are your criteria? I look at whether it does what I need it to do, if it’s a good value for the money, and if it leaves me room to grow or adapt as my needs evolve. Like Alton Brown of Good Eats fame (http://altonbrown.com/ – worth a...
PTC takes a look, clarifies IoT+CAD+PLM+VR+SLM vision

PTC takes a look, clarifies IoT+CAD+PLM+VR+SLM vision

PTC last week rolled out its vision for the augmented reality-enabled enterprise: access to all sorts of data related to an object, served out on tablets, watches, phones and other devices, with the specifics of the data tailored to the needs of the user. This vision...
PLM fosters business agility, if you do it right

PLM fosters business agility, if you do it right

No business is static. Everything changes, all the time. The successful business adapts, figures out what to change in its offerings, in the technology it uses and in the way its people work. This means identifying the change and brainstorming ways to succeed in spite...
Accelerate 2015 tackles PLM, one bite at a time

Accelerate 2015 tackles PLM, one bite at a time

The end of summer, warm days, cool nights, Boston harbor all around. Hard to focus on PLM, right? But 300 of us managed it, inside the Seaport Convention Center at Accelerate 2015. We were treated to dozens of presentations by Autodesk PLM360 users and Autodesk...
Reaching that one customer in a PLMish landscape

Reaching that one customer in a PLMish landscape

I’ve attended a lot of engineering software company events over the last 6 weeks or so and find myself wondering: how can these vendors balance serving their long-term core user bases even as their offerings branch out and get more complex? The story gets harder...
Getting PLM right: No one answer

Getting PLM right: No one answer

I probably get asked this one question more than any other: I think I want/need/could use/maybe should think about PLM but it makes my head hurt. Can you help? Something along those lines, anyway. The problem is, PLM isn’t one thing and it isn’t the same...
PTC’s FQ2 was an up/down mix with lots of potential

PTC’s FQ2 was an up/down mix with lots of potential

Remember how PTC shocked everyone at the beginning of the month when they announced that the first calendar quarter/second fiscal quarter of 2015 was OK, but they were rejigging the business to better meet new goals? Yes? Well, last night PTC gave much more detail...