Siemens Building Technologies Advances Initiatives With PTC Arbortext

NEEDHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 23, 2006— PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company(TM), today announced that Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., has implemented PTC Arbortext dynamic publishing software and is using it to create a single source of product documentation that can be easily and cost-effectively authored, repurposed and published to a variety of media outputs, including PDF, CD-ROM and the web.

Siemens Building Technologies creates complex building automation, security and life safety systems that involve hundreds of components from many different external suppliers and departments across the company. The Systems Integration department at Siemens Building Technologies was tasked with revising and republishing the supporting documentation each time a product component was updated to provide better system capabilities. This time-consuming process meant this documentation was often obsolete by the time it was distributed to the field. To further complicate this process, these publications had to be maintained and republished to print, PDF and website.

Siemens Building Technologies selected Arbortext because the company required a solution that supported a single-source, multiple-output strategy. This strategy has forced consistency into the documentation process and the new system has become the foundation for producing all future product documentation. Arbortext gives the company's content authors the ability to create and collaborate on product documentation while maintaining a single source of reusable information across its supplier base and business units.

"The single biggest reason for embarking on a single-source strategy is fixing the inconsistencies in how our documents were produced. We had individual creativity, but limited consistency," said Kristine Rodell, project manager, Siemens Building Technologies. "We needed a solution to enforce specific guidelines and protocols that enabled us to deliver more timely and accurate product documentation to our field service personnel faster and less expensively than with our older system."

"By delivering a timely, consistent and complete product documentation process to Siemens Building Technologies field service representatives, Arbortext software was able to help the company satisfy product maintenance requests faster than before, improving its customer care and ultimately differentiating itself from competitors in an otherwise highly commoditized marketplace," said PG Bartlett, vice president product management for Arbortext products, PTC. "We look forward to working with Siemens as they continue to implement Arbortext across the organization as part of their effort to advance their customer service initiatives."

About Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.

As a leading provider of energy and environmental solutions, building controls, fire safety and security system solutions, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., makes buildings comfortable, safe, productive and less costly to operate. With U.S. headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Siemens Building Technologies employs 7,200 people and provides a full range of services and solutions from more than 100 locations coast-to-coast. Worldwide, the company has 28,000 employees and operates in more than 42 countries. For more information on Siemens Building Technologies, please visit

About PTC Solutions for Dynamic Publishing

PTC solutions for dynamic publishing enable companies to automate the assembly and publishing of product or service information in multiple languages and formats. These solutions are made up of the Arbortext product family and are used by 30% of Fortune 500 companies in the manufacturing, life sciences, publishing, government, insurance and financial services industries.

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides leading product lifecycle management (PLM), content management and dynamic publishing solutions to more than 40,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include the world's most innovative companies in manufacturing, publishing, services, government and life sciences industries. PTC is included in the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 indices. For more information on PTC, please visit

Except for the historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties include: the successful development and integration of the technology necessary to offer integrated solutions that address the evolving product lifecycle management and dynamic enterprise publishing requirements of our customers; PTC's ability to extend our solutions, including the Arbortext suite of solutions, to vertical industries beyond the discreet manufacturing verticals traditionally served by PTC; PTC's ability to retain and maintain relationships with key Arbortext employees, customers and other strategic partners, including those within markets and vertical industries with which PTC has little experience; and the market for, and customer adoption of, dynamic enterprise publishing may not grow as quickly as PTC expects, as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q. The announcement of any particular selection of PTC products is not necessarily indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue therefrom or the level of revenue for any particular period.

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