ThingWorx, a platform from the leading software company PTC, is a complete, end-to-end technology platform for developing vertical as well as horizontal solutions.
PTC is a global software company that delivers a technology platform and solutions to help companies design, manufacture, operate and service things for a smart, connected world. It has over 6,000 employees in 30 countries and more than 750 partners.
We are a distributor and the first Czech integrator of the ThingWorx platform in the field of Smart Manufacturing in the Czech and Slovak Republics.
From all the platforms we'd tested, we chose the one that had come out on top – ThingWorx. It's now the only platform on the market offering all the capabilities needed to extract value from smart operations. Specifically, it's compatible with a wide range of products and services that simplify and enhance manufacturers' processes and strategies. No other platform supports such an impressive number of protocols to facilitate communication among data sources on the shop floor (e.g. devices, sensors, gateways, third-party software, databases, flat files, etc.) or enables such seamless integration of systems on the top floor (e.g. databases, third-party software, cloud services, email, SMS, analytics platforms, visualisation platforms, ERP, MES, etc.).
When deployed in industrial automation projects, the platform can deal with hundreds of thousands of requests, collect data from tens of thousands of devices and cater for thousands of users at the same time. All its tools are built around the ThingModel – a digital representation of an actual physical "thing" (also known as Digital Twin). The ThingModel enables the rapid creation of an infinite number of IoT solutions that leverage bi-directional connectivity to "things" on the shop floor.
ThingWorx delivers user-friendly data visualisations containing live as well as historical data and enables its management. The platform supports role-based access control (RBAC), which allows administrators to assign user and asset privileges. Specifically, some assets, or rather their Digital Twins, can have more privileges than others.
Another important ThingWorx feature is its extensibility. You can either use existing applications or create custom ones. ThingWorx includes extensive documentation which can help users create visualisation applications (e.g. graphs, forms, etc.) as well as diverse functionalities (e.g. for connecting particular devices or third-party services). Users can also take advantage of e-learning courses in basic and advanced functions.
Finally, ThingWorx is one of the few platforms that enable your data to be processed and backed up on premise (i.e. in your plant), without the need to use third-party services or the Internet.
ThingWorx is a complete web-based solution that allows users to collect, process and analyse data, set up alerts (email / SMS text) and create visualisations and reports. Collected data can then be used to create business logic – data aggregation, extension, value derivation, transformation, manipulation, task scheduling, etc. The built-in Mashup Builder enables developers and business users to create interactive applications, dashboards, collaborative workspaces and mobile interfaces without the need for coding.