From a users perspective, why should we upgradefrom Windchill 9.1 to 10.1? The UI will change, but what's the added value?
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Hi Hugo how are you?
I was going to mention the end of support of 9.1 but Tony was quicker. This is a pretty good reason.
Have you used 10.1 already or seen demonstration ?
I find there are a lot of new functionalities users should adopt quickly. eg the way table can be customized.
the searches and the way it keeps your search history.
We are currently on WF4 and moving to WF5 with PDMLink 9.1 M060 but we can't use Creo unless we move to M070.. in that case better move to 10.1 and have Creo 2. Which also have a lot of functionalities such as link between WTpart Configuration and CAD.
Unless you have time and resource to do a gap analysis to see which benefits user will gain in term of new user interface it is hard to say.
What suits a company may not apply to another. The fact 9.1 goes out of support is a good reason, of course you can still extend.
Maybe your case consist in adding all the little reasons (end of support, upgrading CAD, upgrading server maybe, more friendly GUI etc...) to make a valid reason so your management will access to pay for the upgrade and training.