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Jul 14, 2011

PTC Recognized as 2011 Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management Partner of The Year

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company®, today announced it has won the 2011 Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants worldwide. PTC was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management. The Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year Award honors an exceptional partner who has excelled in offering breakthrough solutions that extend or integrate the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution. This award recognizes PTC for successfully providing technology and marketing offerings that enabled a business customer to easily prioritize investments, align resources and strategies, and effectively manage the completion of projects; and also using innovative thinking that helped solve a technical challenge or addressed the customer's business needs and empowered employees.

"In recognition of its industry expertise, Microsoft has named PTC as the Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year," said Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Office Division Product Management Group at Microsoft. "Microsoft acknowledges PTC as a valued ISV partner that extends the Project 2010 platform enabling advanced Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) scenarios that provide customers with the ability to prioritize investments, align their resources and strategies, and manage products through their lifecycle."

"PTC continues to develop technologies that leverage the Microsoft technology platform, including Windchill PPMLinkTM, Windchill SocialLinkTM and Windchill Web PartsTM," said Jane Wachutka, divisional vice president, Windchill product group, PTC. "PTC is the only PLM software provider to receive this award, demonstrating the years of research, development and commitment from PTC to deliver PLM software on the Microsoft SharePoint platform. We look forward to continuing our work with Microsoft as we deliver innovative product development solutions to manufacturing customers."

"This award represents the significant value that PTC brings to manufacturing companies managing multiple complex programs," adds Dermot Brannock, general manager, Pcubed, PTC's Windchill PPMLink partner and a consultancy with over 20 years experience in the PPM space and a previous award winner. "We congratulate PTC and look forward to working with them to deliver project and portfolio management solutions to manufacturers."

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.