PTC Extends Alliances to Accelerate Value of Digital Transformation for Manufacturers

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) and Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) have announced Factory Insights as a Service, a turnkey cloud solution that enables manufacturers to achieve unprecedented impact, speed, and scale with their digital transformation initiatives, the company said.

The new offering, unveiled during PTC´s Global Partner Summit event at the LiveWorx® 2020 digital transformation event, marks a significant advancement to the collaboration among Rockwell Automation, Microsoft, and PTC.

Factory Insights as a Service, powered by technology from PTC, Rockwell Automation, and Microsoft, is delivered in the cloud in a turnkey fashion and supports the industry´s most common high-value digital transformation use cases.

Factory Insights as a Service includes many of the key product components of PTC and Rockwell Automation´s FactoryTalk® InnovationSuite, including PTC´s industry-leading ThingWorx®, Kepware®, and Vuforia® products, optimized for OT data coming from Rockwell Automation´s best-in-class automation and information offerings. It leverages Microsoft´s cloud, industrial IoT, and edge services, including Azure IoT Hub and Azure IoT Edge, enabling manufacturers to rapidly connect individual sites and implement projects across their enterprise network.

This enables customers to save time and money by reducing the complexity that they typically undertake as part of an industrial Internet of things (IIoT) implementation and greater digital transformation effort. Factory Insights as a Service is a perfect on-ramp for manufacturers interested in improving their operations by providing valuable intelligence and insights on operational performance, asset utilization, and workforce efficiency.

PTC enables global manufacturers to realize double-digit impact with software solutions that enable them to accelerate product and service innovation, improve operational efficiency, and increase workforce productivity. In combination with an extensive partner network, PTC provides customers flexibility in how its technology can be deployed to drive digital transformation — on premises, in the cloud, or via its pure SaaS platform.

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