So the other day, I attended the PTC Benefits Fair down on the 3rd floor at the Seaport HQ.
I actually found the event quite helpful because I had a lot of questions about my various benefits that were answered. In fact, the WageWorks rep was truly helpful telling me about a commuter parking pass debit card that would make my life a lot easier because I wouldn’t have to file a reimbursement claim for parking expenses, and also have to upload a bunch of receipts. This is the obscure yet imporant kind of information that new employees really need to know about.
One of the vendors, Burnalong, was particularly interesting as I am a fitness enthusiast and try to get over to the Fitness Center (also on the 3rd floor) as often as I can—gotta stay in shape to catch all of those digital criminals! The interesting thing about my visit to their table was that, like a plethora of other fitness apps (some of which I pay for), they too had an app, and it is free!
So, I signed up for it and downloaded the app.
Which got me thinking about a few other apps that we use here at PTC.
First, and arguably to most important app, is Benefitfocus. This little app holds a lot of power for PTC employees. Here you can check or modify your company benefits, receive reminders and tasks concerning your benefits, shop for products related to your benefits, and set up a well‐being checklist (e.g. get a flu shot), and more all in one convenient place. When Digital Batman joined PTC, the first thing I did was download this app, which has proven itself quite handy at times—especially on vacation believe it or not
Next up is the aforementioned Burnalong app. This fitness, health, and wellness app is quite extensive. Not only are there workouts available in every category from Yoga to Boxing (there’s even Dog Workouts for our furry friends!) but there’s also sections of the app that cover nutrition, pre‐natal care, Mindfulness (or meditation/relaxation), and more. There are wellness communities that you can join, health trackers, classes, programs, and more. And it’s all covered by PTC for 2 years! That’s a $300 value for free. Why wouldn’t you want to check this app out for yourself? Fitness and health are vital components to a successful and happy life at PTC and in general.
And finally, we come to the most exciting app of all: the LiveWorx app!
For the last few years, this app has been a golden passport to our annual premiere customer experience convention— the most talked about in the Tech Industry! This app covers everything our customers who come to LiveWorx would ever need, from keynotes, breakout sessions, XTropolis, dining, accommodations, to our after parties like the Mix@6!
And a whole lot more. The LW app keeps attendees completely organized and up‐to‐date on the latest while they’re having their minds blown with our amazing technologies and entertainment at LiveWorx. And for this digital superhero, who has used a lot of convention/event‐focused apps, this one is certainly one of the best with a beautiful and intuitive UI (see the last image on the right).
Though there are many more apps that we at PTC use on a daily basis—far too many to cover here—these three are certainly the digital highlights of our #lifeatPTC!