Daktronics selects Fishbowl Solutions and EAC as their preferred partners for their PTC® Product Development System Initiative
PTC Solutions to Accelerate New Product Introductions for Daktronics
Minneapolis, MN – July 9th, 2008 Fishbowl Solutions and EAC Product Development Solutions today announced that Daktronics (Nasdaq: DAKT), one of the world’s largest suppliers of electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, and large screen video displays and control systems, selected Fishbowl and EAC to deploy the PTC Product Development System (PDS).
Daktronics, a long time user of PTC Pro|ENGINEER® for their computer-aided design (CAD) system, expanded their PTC solution this past January with their production deployment of PTC’s Windchill PDS for their corporate wide product design and data management initiatives. With Windchill, Daktronics has a world class platform to manage their engineering content, enable improved collaboration among its design teams, develop integrations with its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and help achieve other strategic corporate goals.
Daktronics evaluated several solutions and implementation partners as part of their due diligence during the selection phase of their project. In the end, Windchill was the clear choice as the best system for Daktronics’ requirements. When it came to implementation partners, Fishbowl and EAC were the best choice because Daktronics was undertaking a complete system overhaul, not a simple data migration project. They needed a team that had deep experience with the Windchill platform and the ability to solve complex data migration issues. Fishbowl Solutions and EAC met these requirements.
“Daktronics selected Windchill because of its broad capabilities and flexibility. We chose EAC/Fishbowl because of the proven partnership we have with them. This team supported all aspects of our data migration and implementation project, which allowed Daktronics to place a checkmark in the success column for the Windchill implementation. They were easy to work with and their overall approach was professional and diligent,” said Brian Vogl, Engineering Design Applications Manager at Daktronics. “With this team’s expertise, we were able to supplement our staff’s ability to support the process development, configuration development, data migration, training, and implementation requirements surrounding a major application change within our organization.”
“We were excited to be chosen as Daktronics’ preferred partner. This was a fun and challenging project that only those involved can probably appreciate,” stated Rick Passolt, Fishbowl Solutions PTC Business Development Manager. “As far as Fishbowl and EAC, our partnership is having success in the marketplace because A) we are executing on our mission, which is ‘Exceed Our Customer’s Expectations’ and B) we truly have unique solutions that allow us to deliver more value to our customers as part of their implementation.”
“We’re honored to be chosen as Daktronics’ preferred partner,” said Thane Hathaway, President & CEO of EAC. “This will be a substantial collaboration effort with vast opportunities for data management and product development improvements. We’re excited to help Daktronics succeed in getting their products to market faster.”
Daktronics is one of the world’s largest suppliers of electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, and large screen video displays and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information on Daktronics, please visit http://www.daktronics.com.
About Fishbowl Solutions
Fishbowl Solutions ( http://www.fishbowlsolutions.com), founded in 1999, is differentiated by its unparalleled industry and technology expertise; its solid reputation for on-time delivery, value-added results and enhanced ROI; and its clear-thinking, accountable and knowledgeable people.
Fishbowl Solutions’ areas of expertise include: PTC’s Pro/INTRALINK®, Pro|ENGINEER®, Pro/TOOLKIT®, Pro/INTRALINK ® Toolkit and Windchill® software solutions, as well as being a Gold Level member of the PTC PartnerAdvantage™ Program; Oracle® (formerly Stellent) content management software solutions; and its own software solutions to web-enable manufacturing information and automate engineering processes.
About EAC Product Development Solutions
EAC Product Development Solutions (EAC) is a company dedicated to providing the manufacturing, engineering and design industries with a single resource for complete product development solutions. EAC provides software, consulting, training, hardware, implementations and engineering services addressing all aspects of the product development process. EAC is committed to helping manufacturing companies leverage proven technologies and practices to become more efficient and competitive in the global market place. For more information visit www.eacpds.com