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Deliver value from PTC solutions your way – anywhere, anytime, and as-you-go. PTC’s PLM Cloud is the flexible, SaaS solution for small and medium product-development businesses looking to increase collaboration, manage product data and improve workflows without heavy IT overhead or hardware commitments.
Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions allow industrial companies to capture new value across the enterprise, maximizing collaboration, product innovation, and reducing TCO.
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what is SaaS software?

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has three critical elements that differentiate it from other types of software. Those elements define how the software is licensed, deployed, and most important, architected.
SaaS has been around for nearly two decades, but more recently adoption has accelerated to become standard across all industries and most business functions. For example, SaaS represents over 80 percent of customer relationship management (CRM), over 70 percent of human capital management (HCM), and nearly half of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software by revenue.

PTC Cloud Benefits

See why SaaS is the future of industrial enterprise software, from product development, to manufacturing, and service:
  • Innovation

    With a multi-tenant architecture, updates and upgrades can be deployed more frequently and seamlessly without end users experiencing downtime.

  • Collaboration

    With a non-relational database, data can be manipulated directly, enabling real-time collaboration and simultaneous editing not possible otherwise.

  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

    Consolidating maintenance, hardware infrastructure, and IT overhead enables vast economies of scale, to reduce overall costs.

what benefits does software as a service provide?

See why SaaS is the future of industrial enterprise software, from product development, to manufacturing, and service:

    total cost of ownership


    security risks


    application uptime and performance


    agility, scalability, and time-to-value


    in-house IT burden

Product Development: Better and Safer via SaaS

SaaS applications deliver benefits that are essential to the success of modern industrial and engineering companies, as remote work is increasing to a permanently higher level than pre-pandemic. To assure the protection of IP in the product development process, IT leaders should carefully examine the cybersecurity capabilities of their cloud-based service providers.

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Prior to the COVID-19 crisis the terms “collaboration” and “social distancing” might never have been uttered in the same sentence, but for organizations comprising desktop workers who now find themselves working remotely, the marriage of these two concepts is vital for sustaining business. It should be no surprise then that the current situation has led to an accelerated adoption of solutions associated with digital transformation, which, among other things, promise to tear down data silos and empower workers with information.
An interesting component of these developments, one that is often cited, but seldom backed by numbers, is the anticipated growth in SaaS solutions, which offer go-live agility, novel collaboration capabilities, and worker mobility. To shed light on this trend, specifically as it relates to product development organizations, PTC conducted a survey of 150 directors, VPs, and executives who lead the engineering design, manufacturing design, and product lifecycle management functions for their companies.
The results paint a clear view of the product development market’s perspective on SaaS, the tipping point is here!
The product development market has been slow to adopt SaaS for two reasons. First, it’s difficult to migrate to any new CAD or PDM software, regardless of the deployment. So, by their very nature, the CAD and PLM markets are traditionally slow to change. Second, the technical demands of developing a 3D CAD software that utilizes SaaS enable architectures like multi-tenancy and non-relational databases are far more challenging than building a SaaS human capital management (HCM) or relationship management (CRM) solution. As a result, until recently there just weren’t SaaS tools for product development organizations that could compete at a functional level with established on-premises solutions.