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PTC University Honored with Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award in Technology

December 21, 2015
By Business Wire News


PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today announced PTC University has been selected by the Brandon Hall Group as an award winner for “Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training,” winning Bronze for its submission of Digital Guides: Lean and Green Content Delivery.

The PTC Digital Class Guide was developed as an alternative to the traditional printed manual or standard e-book. PTC’s digital guide allow students to have 24/7 access to class material and organized notes in one place for reference at any time. Additionally, this responsive design makes consuming material on an iPad simple as students can bookmark pages and take notes within the electronic guide.

Another benefit of the PTC Digital Class Guide is the environmental impact. Previously, more than 31,000 instructor-led training guides were printed annually. By going digital, PTC University is saving an average of 70 tons of paper annually. According to, this translates to saving more than 600 trees per year.

“Since we started rolling out this program in 2014, we have received very positive feedback from our customers. Receiving this award is another important encouragement and shows that great user experience and sustainable thinking can go hand in hand,” said Stefan Helf, senior vice president, PTC University.

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon the following criteria:

  • Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
  • Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
  • Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
  • Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

“Our award winners are the most visionary and innovative developers of HCM technology solutions that move organizations forward in serving employees, customers and investors,” said Rachel Cooke, chief operating officer, Brandon Hall Group. “I think everyone can learn from the achievements of our award recipients. We congratulate PTC on achieving this distinction.”

With more than 200 training centers in 35 countries, and more than 400 certified instructors globally teaching over 100,00 students per year, PTC University delivers the tools and training to enable individuals and organizations to effectively use PTC technology. The PTC University portfolio includes traditional classroom training, online sources, corporate learning programs, and mentoring for all PTC products and solutions.

Additional Resources

  • PTC University -Training Services
  • Harvard Business Review: “How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Companies”; authors PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann and Professor Michael Porter, Harvard
  • LiveWorx® 2016 – PTC and ThingWorx are merging PTC Live Global and LiveWorx®. Gain practical insights to overcome today’s product development and service challenges and integrate IoT into the next generation of things – all in one industry-leading event. June 2016.

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. We conduct research that drives performance, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that Empowers Excellence Through Content, Collaboration and Community. Our members have access to research that helps them make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, combined with research-powered advisory services customized to their needs. (

About PTC

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT). The company’s next-generation ThingWorx® technology platform gives developers the tools they need to capture, analyze, and capitalize on the vast amounts of data being generated by smart, connected products and systems. The company’s field-proven solutions are deployed in businesses worldwide to generate a product or service advantage. PTC’s award-winning CEO, considered an industry thought leader, co-authored the definitive guides to the impact of the IoT on business in the Harvard Business Review.

PTC, the PTC logo, ThingWorx and LiveWorx are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Beth Ambaruch, 952-435-5058
Corporate Communications
Weber Shandwick
Anand Savani, 617-520-7290