PTC announced Thursday that it has joined the SAP PartnerEdge program as a partner that designs, develops and builds software integrated with SAP solutions. Through its participation in the program, PTC is now announcing the availability of its ThingWorx Internet of Things (IoT) platform running on the SAP HANA platform.
The solution provides customers with essential IoT application development and analytics capabilities as well as augmented reality functionality, powered by Vuforia. PTC recently launched ThingWorx on the SAP App Center, where it will be marketed toward SAP customers and partners.
ThingWorx, the centerpiece of PTC’s IoT technology portfolio, is comprised of a rapid application development platform, connectivity, machine learning anomaly detection, industrial connectivity, and augmented reality. These capabilities combine to deliver a comprehensive IoT technology stack that enables companies to securely connect assets, create applications, and new ways to capture and deliver value.
As an SAP partner in SAP PartnerEdge, PTC is empowered to build, market, and sell software apps on top of market-leading technology platforms such as SAP HANA Cloud Platform. The program provides the enablement tools, benefits, and support to facilitate building high-quality, disruptive applications focused on specific business needs. The program provides access to relevant SAP technologies in one simplified framework under a single, global contract.
ThingWorx makes it easy to develop and deliver powerful Enterprise IoT solutions that deliver transformative business value. The extensive ecosystem of ThingWorx partners exists to create and extend smart, connected capabilities to all things for all industries. The economic impact that the Internet of Things will have on product makers, factories, and other complex systems such as smart cities is projected byMcKinsey to reach $11.1 trillion a year by 2025.
To capture this value, IoT solutions will be formed of many parts and players, from sensor and hardware providers, to independent software vendors (ISVs) and System Integrators. ThingWorx provides the technology foundation to organizations to capture real value that will transform the way they compete, and the way they work.
As an SAP partner, PTC made ThingWorx available using tools and resources available from the SAPPartnerEdge.com web site.
“Joining the SAP PartnerEdge program provides PTC with another highly regarded channel for distributing the ThingWorx platform,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “By working with SAP, we are able to extend our leading IoT capabilities to a larger network of customers and partners, further enabling IoT innovation.”