JATCO Selects PTC for Global Software Development JATCO, a Nissan subsidiary and global supplier of Automatic Transmissions and Continuously Variable Transmissions (AT/CVT), has selected the PTC Global Software Development solution as the single software engineering platform for its transmission control systems. As products become more software intensive, complexity increases, creating multiple challenges for many of today’s manufacturers, including JATCO. Software is an important component of JATCO’s transmission control systems, helping to drive innovation, improve product capabilities, and enable more efficient product variation. For JATCO, the challenge of increasing product complexity was further compounded by the fact that there was no mechanism for data management, information sharing, and collaboration among product development organizations in Japan, Asia, North America and other locations around the world. Because requirements, models, and test data were managed with a variety of disparate tools, it was time consuming for team members to access relevant product development data, delaying communication and thus negatively impacting overall productivity. Additionally, variant and modification history were not centrally captured, resulting in inefficiencies and rework across product lines. JATCO quickly recognized the need to implement a single solution for managing all activities and assets across development disciplines and geographic boundaries to improve engineering process efficiency and drive more effective use of engineering assets. JATCO selected the PTC Global Development solution based on PTC Integrity to centrally manage data while maintaining the links between data, standardizing deliverables management and strengthening its change management processes.