PTC Launches Arbortext Content Manager

NEEDHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 13, 2006— PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company(TM), today announced the availability of Arbortext Content Manager to expand the PTC Dynamic Publishing System. The Arbortext Content Manager is based on proven PTC Windchill(R) technology and was developed to meet the needs of organizations that face the challenge of authoring and managing the development of complex publications in a globally distributed and highly regulated environment.

PTC's Dynamic Publishing System combines text authoring, graphics authoring, content management and configuration management, automated publishing and graphics visualization. It is the industry's first integral system explicitly focused on optimizing the publishing process for organizations in the pharmaceutical, financial services, government, transportation and process manufacturing industries.

Content management and graphics visualization are critical components of the PTC Dynamic Publishing System. The Arbortext Content Manager and PTC's recent acquisition of ITEDO, the leader in the technical illustrations market, build on the vision to enable organizations to create, manage and deliver high quality publications consisting of both text and illustrations.

Traditional publishing systems are used to create and manage documents as monolithic objects, requiring users to recreate existing content and manually update each instance of the same information, and contribute to inconsistencies in the sequence and structure of information.

The PTC Dynamic Publishing System revolutionizes traditional publishing systems. PTC's Dynamic Publishing System enables organizations to create content out of XML-based reusable components, create illustrations from scratch or automatically from design data, automate content management, review, and approval processes with powerful workflow and configuration management capabilities, and automatically publish information in multiple formats, languages and media. PTC's integral system lowers deployment risks and support costs by ensuring interoperability and seamless integration of all components.

Additionally, the Dynamic Publishing System provides a significant opportunity for companies that offer products or services with multiple options or configurations, serve customers in multiple geographies, or frequently update their product, service or marketing documentation.

"We like PTC's vision on dynamic publishing," said Tanya Lee, client service manager, Scotia Cassels Investment Counsel Limited. "At Scotia Cassels, we were manually publishing complex content under tight time frames and with fixed compliance requirements. The PTC Dynamic Publishing System has given us an integrated system that lets us reuse content, merge data from other systems, and automate the report publishing cycle, ultimately improving our content creation and publishing efficiencies by 50 percent. We look forward to exploring further efficiencies with PTC and its system."

Highlights of the PTC Dynamic Publishing System include:

-- Support for all phases of the publishing process

-- Support for component-based XML authoring for collaborative document creation

-- Broad support for technical illustrations, either created from scratch or based on CAD data

-- Comprehensive content management that bursts documents into reusable components

-- Powerful configuration and workflow management capabilities

-- Dynamic document assembly to publish to all media automatically, including print and electronic, from a single source

-- Integration with Microsoft(R) Office

"Our content management solutions have a strong heritage of managing engineering designs with tens of thousands of embedded components, complex workflows and business processes. With this release, PTC makes this unique technology accessible to a broad range of companies who don't necessarily need to manage design components, but rather document components. It enables them to automate and optimize their business processes to deliver high quality publications," said James Heppelmann, executive vice president software products and chief product officer, PTC. "The integral nature of this industry-first dynamic publishing system means that organizations can minimize deployment costs and eliminate the risks of piecing together disparate products from multiple vendors."

Arbortext Content Manager Product Availability

Arbortext Content Manager is optimized to manage Arbortext-authored XML data. It provides organizations with a single source of information while also delivering many other essential benefits, including access control and version control at a component level, management of component relationships, and deep configuration management capabilities. Arbortext Content Manager supports collaboration of geographically dispersed teams and its advanced workflow capabilities make it easy to automate critical processes such as configuration management and release of publications.

This key component of the PTC Dynamic Publishing System is available now. For more information on Arbortext Content manager, the PTC acquisition of ITEDO, and the dynamic publishing system, please visit the Arbortext product pages on

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 adequately responds to the evolving dynamic enterprise publishing requirements of customers; continued growth in the adoption of PLM solutions; 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.

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