Fishbowl Solutions Announces Google Search Appliance Connector Version 2.0 for PTC® Windchill®

Newest version features support for early binding authorization and the ability to search and return product and library results from Windchill ProjectLink and PartsLink

Minneapolis – Jan 20, 2015—Fishbowl Solutions, Inc., a software, services and consulting company delivering solutions to the PTC® marketplace, announced the latest release of their Google Search Appliance (GSA) Connector for PTC Windchill®. The new Version 2.0 includes enhanced support for searching Windchill ProjectLink and PartsLink, and allows for early binding authorization for role-based assignment of both users and groups to individual products and libraries.

The new early binding feature simplifies the user sign on process and improves the search performance for large data sets and organizations with complex implementations. Support for ProjectLink and Partslink will further enable collaboration and enhanced part reuse. With Fishbowl’s connector, product and library content contained in these system can be returned as part of the overall Windchill search results, leading to a higher overall return on investment for the products.

Version 2.0’s new features build on Fishbowl’s GSA Connector for Windchill’s already existing capabilities, which include intelligent content feeding, higher priority event-driven feeds, and lower priority crawl for existing content. The connector allows Windchill customers to search across documents, CAD objects, WTParts, Promotion Requests, and Change Objects, while still adhering to the user and group-specific security parameters an organization already has in place.

Fishbowl developed the connector for companies who needed solutions that would allow them to spend less time searching for existing information and more time developing new products and ideas.  These companies wanted to be able to Google their key engineering information stores, like PLM (in this case Windchill), ERP, and other legacy databases. Better searching, finding and reusing delivers real value.  Technical and non-technical users can easily leverage the GSA across large data sets, taking advantage of Google’s world-class relevancy algorithms and search experience capabilities to find content in systems that are complex to access.

“The features in Fishbowl’s GSA Connector Version 2.0 for PTC Windchill were all customer driven,” said Rick Passolt, Business Development Manager at Fishbowl Solutions. “The addition of early binding authorization, as well as ProjectLink and PartsLink support to our GSA Connector for Windchill, will deliver faster access to relevant content, leading to an improved Google search experience and return on investment.”

For more information on Fishbowl’s GSA Connector Version 2.0 for PTC Windchill, visit Fishbowl Solutions’ website at or contact Email Contact.

About Fishbowl Solutions

Fishbowl Solutions was founded in 1999 and is differentiated by its unparalleled industry and technology expertise, its solid reputation for on-time delivery, its value-added results, and its clear-thinking, accountable and knowledgeable people.

Fishbowl Solutions is a PTC® PartnerAdvantage™ Program member at the Gold tier, as well as a Google for Work Partner. It provides add-on products, migration, and customization services for PTC® Creo® , PTC Windchill®, and PTC Pro/INTRALINK® software solutions. It also has extensive experience with PTC Pro/TOOLKIT®, PTC Pro/INTRALINK Toolkit and PTC Windchill APIs. Fishbowl also provides GSA implementation and consulting services and integration software for Oracle WebCenter Content, Oracle WebCenter Portal, and YouTube.

PTC, Creo, Pro/INTRALINK, Pro/TOOLKIT, Windchill, and PartnerAdvantage are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Company Contact:
Rick Passolt
Fishbowl Solutions
Phone: (952) 465-3400
Email: Email Contact

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