The two companies will work together more closely to implement PTC's Windchill Web-based collaborative product design software within Andersen's customer base of manufacturers and designers, says Anthony DiBona, executive VP of PTC's global business partner group. PTC is a $928 million Needham, Mass., maker of mechanical computer-aided design, manufacturing, and engineering software.
PTC's announcement comes just weeks after EDS launched a new Product Lifecycle Management Solutions business unit using assets from its acquisitions of Unigraphics and Structural Dynamics Research Corp.--both former PTC competitors. EDS, whose A.T. Kearney management-consulting unit in some instances competes with Andersen, anticipates its new business unit will draw about $1 billion in annual revenue.
PTC's Web-based collaborative design software represents more than 20% of PTC's revenue and is growing, according to DiBona.