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WIndchill Product Analytics (WPA): Where to go in the future now that it's being retired?

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WIndchill Product Analytics (WPA): Where to go in the future now that it's being retired?

Hi,

 

Curious to find out what other Windchill Product Analytics (WPA) customers are planning for their future material, compliance and cost needs knowing that PTC has no plans to update or support this application suite beyond Windchill 11.1?

 

We are currently working with WPA Cost and would love to install WPA Material compliance, but it makes no sense now that PTC is retiring this critical component of their PLM solution. One of the given suggestions is to build a custom application with ThingWorx, but there's really no appetite for this internally. We don't want to go back custom applications, we'd prefer to stay with a COTS solution.

 

Has anyone researched other cost, material or compliance solutions from other vendors? Do any of them have an integration to Windchill or at least work with extracted data rehosted in an external DB?

 

-Scott

 

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Re: WIndchill Product Analytics (WPA): Where to go in the future now that it's being retired?

Scott,

 

PTC is still committed to maintaining WPA for existing customers , but with limited investment in this solution, the focus is primarily with maintaining the regulations and staying current.  

 

For customers with more sophisticated compliance needs, we have a new partnership in place with Assent Compliance, a global leader in this domain.  We have customers using Assent with WPA for data collection, combined with WPA to address regulations not supported by WPA, and also customers using Assent directly for all of their material compliance needs.  For this use case, Assent is currently working with our help on an integration with Windchill.

 

For costing we have multiple partners providing solution including some Navigate based solution with FACTON.  Some of our customers and PTC service organization have developed Navigate based apps for cost roll-up. You can find an example at  https://www.ptc.com/en/products/plm/everyday-innovation/innovator-spotlight-polaris/polaris-plm-demo...

 

Regards

 

~ Francois