Advancements in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement will Continue to Drive PLM

DUBLIN, Ireland—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 3, 2007— Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c67233) has announced the addition of Datamonitor's new report: Product Lifecycle Management Technology Helps Manufacturers Evolve (Technology Focus) to their offering.

The product lifecycle management (PLM) market is growing at a rapid pace as manufacturers look to improve their product-oriented processes. New functionality, market consolidation and a huge opportunity for vendors are all elements of what makes the PLM industry such an entrancing market.

Scope of this title:

Looks at how product lifecycle management (PLM) technology is gaining new functionality and what we think will be the next big thing. Provides an analysis of the recent developments in the PLM market in terms of acquisitions and targeting mid-market customers. Sizes the revenue opportunity for PLM software licenses in key regions and manufacturing industries.

Highlights of this title:

We believe that advancements in the field of strategic sourcing and procurement will continue to drive PLM functionality as manufacturers look to minimize the bill of materials. Workflows that cross organizational borders will continue to emerge in this area as the lines between enterprise applications begin to blur.

Reasons to order your copy:

Assess the market opportunity for PLM software in key regions and manufacturing industries. Understand the key functionality developments that our believes will be successful - or not. Gain an insight into our opinion of recent market developments, and its picks for the future.

Our VIEW

CATALYST

SUMMARY

METHODOLOGY

ANALYSIS

PLM technology is evolving as manufacturers demand more functionality

SRM processes are becoming an integral part of PLM solutions

More support for outsourcing continues to be demanded by manufacturers

PLM vendors are looking to provide support for outsourced product development

Managing contract manufacturers is a feature that continues to emerge in PLM technology

Integration with MES systems allows manufacturers to bridge the enterprise to plant-floor divide

Technical documentation has potential, but needs to extend itself more

Visualization needs to be carefully developed before being offered to external parties

In order to reduce time to market, digital manufacturing solutions are emerging

The PLM industrys dynamics continue to shift as go-to-market strategies alter

A range of developments have occurred in the PLM space including major M&A activity

Siemens Automation & Drives acquires UGS, one of the largest PLM vendors

Dassault Systemes acquires MatrixOne to gain industry expertise and technology

PTC acquires Itedo to further consolidate its hold on the technical documentation market

The mid-market is being targeted by PLM vendors yet there remains a lot of work to be done

We predict more consolidation as the global PLM market continues to grow

SAP continues to lead mindshare in the PLM space

The PLM market is growing at a rapid rate, providing lots of opportunity for vendors

The discrete industry represents the largest opportunity for PLM vendors

While smaller than discrete, batch manufacturing still provides significant opportunity

The sector spending the least on PLM software will be process manufacturing

Global PLM revenues are spread fairly evenly, but North America is the largest market

APPENDIX

Definitions

Extended methodology

Further reading

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List of Tables

Table 1: Key PLM market players

Table 2: Global PLM software revenues split by manufacturing type to 2012 ($m)

Table 3: Global PLM software revenues split by discrete manufacturing industry to 2012 ($m)

Table 4: Global PLM software revenues split by batch manufacturing industry to 2012 ($m)

Table 5: Global PLM software revenues split by process manufacturing industry to 2012 ($m)

Table 6: Global PLM software revenues split by region to 2012 ($m)

List of Figures

Figure 1: PLM can integrate with a range of enterprise applications

Figure 2: SAP has the greatest PLM recognition in the manufacturing industry

Figure 3: Global PLM software revenues split by manufacturing type to 2012 ($m)

Figure 4: Global PLM software revenues split by discrete manufacturing industry to 2012 ($m)

Figure 5: Global PLM software revenues split by batch manufacturing industry to 2012 ($m)

Figure 6: Global PLM software revenues split by process manufacturing industry to 2012 ($m)

Figure 7: Global PLM software revenues split by region to 2012 ($m)

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Source: Datamonitor

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