PTC'S Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire(TM) Delivers Highest Functionality At Lower Cost Than Competition
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PTC'S Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire(TM) Delivers Highest Functionality At Lower Cost Than Competition

NEEDHAM, Mass., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PTC , The Product Development Company(TM), today announced that, based on an "apples-to- apples" comparison, the total cost of ownership (TCO) for its new Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire will be 20 percent less costly than SolidWorks. In addition, PTC noted that Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire contains a rich set of useful functionality not found in SolidWorks.

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"As we designed Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire," said Michael Campbell, vice president, technical marketing, at PTC, "we kept hearing that our customers were overwhelmingly looking for a simple yet powerful system at an affordable price. They didn't want to compromise."

"Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire breaks new ground, offering large enterprises the value proposition of a high-end solution, while at the same time offering smaller organizations -- even one-person shops -- the ease-of-use and palatable pricing of a mid-range program," said Evan Yares, Cyon Research.

To view a free executive summary of Cyon's recently issued value proposition report go to: The link also provides discounted access to the full report.

The production version of PTC's Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, a breakthrough version of its award-winning Pro/ENGINEER(R) product design and development software, is scheduled to ship this quarter. Further information on PTC is available at or call 1-888-782-3776, ext. 901

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 include: the success of our initiatives to facilitate our customer's understanding of the benefits of our PLM solutions, including return on investment and value creation; the timing and acceptance of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and our efforts to successfully compete in the MCAD industry by differentiating our MCAD offerings by targeting synergies with Windchill; our ability to realize revenue from the larger, strategic business opportunities we are pursuing as well as from our point solutions based on Windchill technology; the success of our partnering, distribution and customer satisfaction initiatives; the success of our cost reduction initiatives; and the effects of a weakening economy which may impact the overall demand for software and related services; 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.

PTC and its logo, Product First, The Product Development Company, Product Development Means Business, Create Collaborate Control, Pro/ENGINEER, Windchill, and all PTC product names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other product names and marks referenced herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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   PTC Global Public Relations             PTC Investor Relations
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CONTACT: Joe Gavaghan for PTC Global Public Relations, +1-718-370-5074,
Email Contact, or Meredith Mendola for PTC Investor Relations, +1-781-370-
6151, Email Contact; or Christine Simeone for Lois Paul & Partners, +1-781-
782-5773, Email Contact

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