Kalypso Expands PTC PLM Technology Practice

November 15, 2011

BEACHWOOD, OHKalypso, the world’s premier innovation consulting firm, announced that it has been selected to participate in PTC’s 2012 preferred Service Advantage™ Territory Partner program. Building on a successful alliance established in 2008, Kalypso has aggressive growth plans to rapidly expand its PTC practice to help more clients drive innovation through the use of PTC® technologies for product lifecycle management (PLM).

Kalypso combines world-class management consulting capabilities with deep PLM technology and process improvement skills to successfully deliver comprehensive solutions. The firm has grown and broadened the expertise of its PTC Practice over the past several months with the addition of key professionals including Rod Walters, Vipin Goyal, Michael Glessner, Kirby Sisk and Howard Schimmoller. Combined, these business and industry thought leaders have more than 125 years of industry experience in product development and PLM across a broad range of industries.

“As the PTC Windchill® suite sees broad market adoption as a leading PLM platform, more PTC clients are turning to firms that offer both strategy and implementation services,” said Rod Walters, partner at Kalypso. “Kalypso is ideally positioned to help them achieve sustained results and realize the value of PLM. Our PTC PLM technology practice has grown 450% since last year and we are committed to support this important segment of our business with large investments in capabilities, accelerators and people.”

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Kalypso as one of our preferred PLM Services Partners,” said Renee DeMay, VP of Partner Services Programs at PTC. “Kalypso’s focus on innovation and product development is a great fit for PTC, and their passion for delivering sustained results from PLM investments will continue to offer substantial business value to our mutual clients.”

The 2012 Service Advantage Territory Partner program is an important part of PTC’s strategy to expand its partner ecosystem to help meet the growing demand for Windchill PLM consulting and implementation services.

To strengthen the alliance, Kalypso and PTC will jointly invest in targeted solutions for the high technology, medical device, manufacturing, and the consumer, retail, footwear and apparel markets. Kalypso also offers services in support of extended PLM solutions from PTC, including social product innovation, portfolio and pipeline management, quality lifecycle management, MCAD, ECAD and embedded software.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, life sciences and retail industries. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook.

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