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PTC to Demonstrate Retail’s Most Widely-Used PLM Platform and Other Digital Transformation & Supply Chain Solutions at NRF 2020


Across all three days of Retail’s BIG Show, in New York City, PTC will showcase live demonstrations of retail’s leading PLM solution, FlexPLM, as well as a full suite of digital transformation, supply chain, and mobile solutions – all designed to streamline and transform product design and development.

Boston, MA – January 8, 2020 — PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) has today announced its presence at the National Retail Federation’s annual event, Retail’s Big Show, from January 12th to 14th. A major fixture in the retail technology calendar, NRF 2020 is expected to draw tens of thousands of brands and retailers from around the world to New York City, where PTC’s Retail Business Unit (located at booth #4978) will showcase its industry-leading PLM solution alongside a suite of digital transformation, mobile, and supply chain solutions.

Designed to help medium-to-large-scale brands and retailers overcome today’s most common market pressures, PTC FlexPLM is the retail, footwear, and apparel industry’s most widely-used PLM platform, with close to 200,000 daily users – 42,000 of which are in the global supply chain (such as vendors and service providers), demonstrating PTC’s rich heritage in supply chain practices and manufacturing.

From cutting-edge technologies such as Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Brand-to-Factory Connectivity, to the first native, embedded integration between PLM and leading 3D solution Browzwear, FlexPLM has delivered large-scale business transformation results that have made PTC the technology partner of choice for the planet’s biggest brands and retailers.

Visitors to NRF 2020 will learn how, by controlling costs, managing diverse product categories, and helping to control complex supply chains, FlexPLM has saved retailers and brands billions of dollars. These dramatic results are a product of the latest developments in both FlexPLM and PTC’s broader suite of business transformation solutions tailor-made for the needs of retail customers – all of which will be showcased at the event.

“We are thrilled to show the full scope of our ever-evolving retail business transformation solutions at NRF,” says Quach Hai, PTC’s VP of Retail Product Management. “From interactive demonstrations to best practices and unique insights, visitors to our booth will learn how to use digital technologies like PLM to accelerate their design and development processes, become more agile and connect their supply chain operations, and make better, data-driven sourcing decisions. And as always, PTC’s team of retail experts will be on-hand to demonstrate why our solutions are being used by the most demanding brands and retailers on a massive, unmatched scale every day.”

As part of this large-scale vision, PTC will also be demonstrating the ThingWorx Retail Connector – an Internet of Things (IoT) powered solution that integrates global business systems across the extended enterprise – without the need for customization or development.

Rounding out the capabilities on show will be the open, digital sourcing platform Material Exchange, and a suite of new mobile applications that further extend the footprint of FlexPLM into digital production creation and supply chain connectivity: Look Book and Sample Tracking.

“New York is one the world’s most competitive retail destinations, and each year NRF provides a huge, global audience with a glimpse at the tools that will help them to tackle the significant challenges the market throws at them, and to thrive in the new, digital era,” says Bill Brewster, Senior Vice President and General Manager of PTC’s Retail Business Unit. “PTC is proud to be part of that conversation, and we look forward to showing visitors to NRF 2020 what makes our solutions special: the ability to manage countless product categories and multinational, complex supply chains as standard, and the opportunity to turn some truly unique technologies into an advantage in terms of speed, efficiency, agility, and creativity – every area that counts in the retail market of tomorrow.”

Brands and retailers can schedule a meeting and interactive demo with PTC’s digital transformation experts by clicking here


PTC helps companies around the world reinvent the way they design, manufacture, operate, and service things in and for a smart, connected world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design, and in 1998 were first to market with Internet-based product lifecycle management. Today, our leading industrial innovation platform and field-proven solutions enable you to unlock value at the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. With PTC, manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on the promise of the Internet of Things and augmented reality technology today and drive the future of innovation.






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