Craft vs. PTC Windchill RV&S

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Craft
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Craft, from the company of the same name in Tel Aviv, is presented by the vendor as a better way for Product Managers to manage and plan their products in agile environment.N/A
PTC Windchill RV&S
Score 8.2 out of 10
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PTC Windchill RV&S (formerly Integrity Lifecycle Manager of the Integrity suite) is an MBSE (model-based systems engineering) suite. The former Integrity suite contains an Asset Library which supports systems-of-systems approach to design (i.e. linking models into higher-level models that subsume them), a Process Director which is designed to articulate, manage and improve the design process, and a Modeler for visualizing and controlling the product design process. The Integrity suite is…N/A
Pricing
CraftPTC Windchill RV&S
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Offerings
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CraftPTC Windchill RV&S
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
CraftPTC Windchill RV&S
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(7 ratings)
9.0
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(2 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CraftPTC Windchill RV&S
Likelihood to Recommend
Craft
Craft is really well suited for any size design team - I have used it within a team of 3, and within a team of 30. It helps with collaboration within the team, and between external teams through 'sync' with Invision. It increases efficiency of using Sketch with things like 'data', 'duplicate', and 'stock'. These tools not only make designing faster, but also more realistic, allowing us to 'test' our designs sooner.
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PTC
PTC Integrity is an excellent source code management and version control tool, and I would suggest anyone to use it for that purpose. We can even define our workflows using individual forms for implementing Change Management, Defect Management and Access management requests. If properly used, this tool is great for managing our code for very long periods, considering my 4-5 years of usage. Though the UI could be better, and integration with some application servers could be better implemented, this tool is a good tool.
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Pros
Craft
  • Craft is built to digital products developers, so its workflow is great.
  • It has a very nice interface and is a beautiful tool.
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PTC
  • Helps to advance carefully through complicated and delicate process hives.
  • Improve thereby our time-to-market knowledge transfers along our portfolio.
  • Enhances the performances of single step in processes as well as the processes.
  • Allows for unprecedented overview in broads and in depths.
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Cons
Craft
  • tools hard to understand
  • user interface is a bit tricky for some who is not familiar with these apps
  • detailed control page with more formatting options
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PTC
  • It can be overwhelming with the number of tabs, functions and ways to achieve the same result. The average user may struggle with learning the tool.
  • The text editing in Integrity is weak and does not provide many options. Because of this, many user decide to use MS word instead, to document requirements.
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Likelihood to Renew
Craft
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PTC
I do not make decisions on what tool my company uses. I am just the user of the tool and such decisions are not handled by me. If I were to make such decisions, I would definitely renew MKS, considering the amount of data we have stored in MKS and the current number of users who are familiar with the system
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Usability
Craft
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PTC
PTC Integrity comparatively could be considered a nice Source code management, Version controlling tool and could be compared with tools like StarTeam. If the integration to move/migrate code could be integrated into this tool, it would become an extremely powerful tool.
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Support Rating
Craft
Responsive chat with founders to answer any questions you have.
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PTC
PTC Integrity administration can be somewhat daunting. They have been able to help with every question that I have submitted. Their support website is very easy to understand and submit questions and their phone support is wonderful
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Implementation Rating
Craft
No answers on this topic
PTC
I wasn't involved in implementation.
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Alternatives Considered
Craft
Craft was originally developed in response to ExpressionEngine's shortcomings. While ExpressionEngine has caught up in some regards, it still looks and feels a bit unpolished by comparison. Additionally, ExpressionEngine's vendor has never gotten UI right - not on their website, nor in their CMS. Craft remains easier to use, more polished and provides a wider feature set in its base install (without needing plugins). As for WordPress - while I recognize its massive popularity, I find its reliance on themes, third-party plugins, along with security shortcomings, make it a poor fit for the larger custom projects we build. On the other hand, if you want to throw up a passable website in a day, you can't beat WordPress.
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PTC
I think the reason that PTC Integrity was initially chosen is that it was the best product available in the mix at the time. This coupled with the PTC deal on multiple products was a no brainer based on the size and scope of potential users.
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Return on Investment
Craft
  • Easy to keep track of notes in a more structured way than a long single document that gets added to over time.
  • Great for sharing with collaborators.
  • Allows for quick draft creation which produces better final documents.
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PTC
  • MKS Integrity has proved to be particularly useful in the software development process by increasing employee effieciency
  • MKS integrity has also made software development a very efficient process and makes feature releases and bug fixing a lot easier
  • In addition to the above, our organization has been able to support manufacturing easily by reverting to a previous software version in case of an emergency.
  • It has also led to faster time to market for new products.
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