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Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011
My recent attendance of the PlanetPTC Live 2011 event was a great learning experience. Look for an article with my impressions on the conference and on PTC’s

gartner fpx  with the assertion by Gartner in its recent “MarketScope for Configuration, Price, Quote Application Suites” report, where Configure One receives a Promising rating for functional breadth, experience with ATO and ETO manufacturing operations, cost-competitiveness, and relatively rapid implementation cycles. The vendor likely comes short of the Positive rating due to lower market visibility, geographic presence, and limited consulting service and reseller partnerships, which might impact its ability

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