Simulation and Analysis Market Analysis Report

Findings from CIMdata’s report show that the simulation and analysis market grew by 7.1 percent in 2013


Ann Arbor, Mich.July 18, 2014CIMdata, Inc., a global product lifecycle management (PLM) strategic management consulting and research firm, announced the release of the CIMdata Simulation and Analysis (S&A) Market Analysis Report. This report deepens the S&A market analysis conducted as part of the CIMdata 2014 PLM Market Analysis Report (MAR) Series. The PLM MAR Series provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market during calendar year 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 2014 S&A MAR is a 57-page report containing over 30 tables and charts of data detailing the worldwide S&A market along a number of dimensions. It also includes an update on CIMdata’s S&A segmentation, a discussion of trends in the S&A industry and updates on the top S&A solution providers.

Dr. Keith Meintjes, CIMdata’s practice manager for simulation and analysis, stated that: “Simulation and analysis is being transformed from a tool that was the analog of physical test for design validation to an essential capability for up-front product definition verification. Vendors are responding by rounding out their portfolios with acquisitions and alliances for systems engineering, simulation, materials properties, topology optimization, multiphysics, and other areas of systems design and analysis.”

In 2013, S&A revenues grew to just over $4.3 billion, an increase of 7.1 percent over the $4 billion in 2012. This growth reflects the increasing importance of S&A as part of product development, and the need for companies to deploy better S&A solutions and environments. CIMdata expects that S&A becomes one of the more rapidly growing segments within the tools sector of PLM over the next five years, and forecasts that this sector of the market may exceed $6.2 billion in 2018, with a 7.7 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). For 2014, CIMdata forecasts that the S&A sub-sector grows 7.5 percent overall and have revenues of $4.6 billion.

Simulation & Analysis Revenues History and Forecast

“This segment was the fastest growing in the PLM market for several years, but slowed in 2013,” said Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata’s vice president of research. “It is a good sign when ‘slow’ is 7.1 percent. There is still room for this segment to grow as more companies in more industries use S&A solutions early in the lifecycle. As products get more complex, these solutions will be even more important.”