Product Lifecycle Management Market and Solution Provider Report

Ann Arbor, Mich.August 8, 2014CIMdata, Inc., a global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) strategic management consulting and research, announced the release of the CIMdata PLM Market and Solution Provider Analysis Report, the third of five modules of the CIMdata 2014 PLM Market Analysis Report (MAR) Series. The MAR Series provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market during 2013. It contains analyses of major trends and issues; revenues of leading PLM providers; and revenue analyses for geographical regions, industry sectors, and historical and projected data on market growth.

The CIMdata PLM Market Analysis Report Series is packaged as five modules:

  1. The CIMdata 2014 Executive PLM Market Report provides an overview of CIMdata’s complete global analysis. It includes key charts on PLM market investment statistics through 2013, forecasts of investments for 2014 through 2018 and a summary of PLM solution providers’ performance in 2013.
  2. The CIMdata 2014 PLM Industry Review and Trends Report is mainly qualitative in nature, and focuses on key issues facing the global PLM ecosystem of solution providers and end user organizations. It highlights changes that occurred in 2013, what effects those changes may have in the short and medium term, and what is on the horizon in the years to come.
  3. The CIMdata 2014 PLM Market and Solution Provider Analysis Report details measures of and forecasts for the overall PLM market and its key segments, including tools, collaborative product data management (cPDm) and digital manufacturing. The tools section has additional details on sub-segments. It also includes CIMdata’s estimates of PLM solution provider revenues in these segments and sub-segments for 2014 through 2018.
  4. The CIMdata 2014 PLM Market Geographic Analysis Report provides an additional view of the 2013 market results by major geography. CIMdata’s 2013 estimates and market forecasts for 2014 through 2018 for PLM and the major PLM market segments are provided for the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific. In addition, the report includes estimates and forecasts for the cPDm segment within specific European and Asia-Pacific countries and regions.
  5. The CIMdata 2014 PLM Market Industry Analysis Report provides an industry segmentation view of the 2013 market results. CIMdata’s 2013 estimates and market forecasts for 2014 through 2018 for PLM and cPDm are provided for eight different industry sectors: aerospace and defense; automotive and other transportation; electronics/telecommunications; fabrication and assembly; process/packaged goods; process/petrochemical; utilities; and construction, infrastructure and shipbuilding.

“The PLM market grew 4.8 percent to $35 billion in 2013, slowing after several high growth years coming out of the global recession,” according to Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata’s vice president of research. “Results for the PLM leaders moderated in 2013, after getting off to a strong start early in the year. While software sales in some segments remained strong, services are not showing the growth more typical of the PLM market in recent years. CIMdata estimates that the PLM market will have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8 percent to reach $46.2 billion in 2018.”

Companies make PLM investments in many different areas and with many types of solutions, including mechanical computer-aided design (CAD), simulation and analysis, visualization and collaboration, cPDm and building design. This diversity is reflected in the many different solution providers to the PLM market and in the fact that no single type of provider dominates the industry.

During 2013, a number of providers generated substantial revenues that represent PLM-related investments. Sixteen providers generated PLM revenues in excess of $500 million from both the tools and the cPDm segments. Three solution providers, Dassault Systèmes, PTC and Siemens PLM Software, are major providers of both tools and cPDm technology, while others, such as Autodesk and Mentor Graphics, are primarily tool providers that focus on specific segments within the overall market.

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