CIMdata PLM Industry Analysis Report Published
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CIMdata PLM Industry Analysis Report Published

Fourth Module of the 2016 PLM MAR Report Series now available.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan - August 2, 2016 - CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces the release of the CIMdata PLM Industry Analysis Report, the fourth of five modules of the CIMdata 2016 PLM Market Analysis Report Series. The MAR Series provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market during 2015. 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. 
All industries saw growth in PLM spending in 2015 as shown in the figure below. CIMdata forecasts continued growth in all industries during the five-year forecast period.
PLM spending is greatest in automotive & other transportation, fabrication & assembly, electronics & telecommunications, and aerospace & defense. It is lower in the process industries and utilities. There are some good process PLM solutions available, and they are becoming more important with concerns about food safety, particularly in emerging economies. Growth in PLM for medical devices, part of the high-tech sector, is driven by stringent compliance requirements that can vary by country, something that PLM strategies and enabling solutions can address. All industries are being affected by the trend toward smart, connected products, either directly or because of the effects of the Internet of Things (IoT). CIMdata believes there are good opportunities in all segments as corporate management continues to become more cognizant of the value of PLM and its positive impact on both the top and bottom lines of a business. During 2015, comprehensive providers continued to expand their efforts to deliver more industry-focused and functionally-packaged solutions that are easier and less expensive to acquire and deploy. 
"The global PLM market grew strongly in constant currencies in 2015," states Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata VP of Research. "The leading PLM solution providers are consolidating their portfolios after years of acquisitions, and increasing revenues in 2015, in part, by expanding their footprint at their existing clients. Industrial companies are using PLM to enable highly collaborative, distributed, flexible design and manufacturing environments to help better manage the entire product or plant lifecycle. This ability is critical to all industries and only becomes more complex as smart, connected products must act as parts of larger systems."
The CIMdata PLM Market Analysis Report Series is packaged as five modules:

  1. The CIMdata 2016 Executive PLM Market Report provides an overview of CIMdata's complete global analysis. It includes key charts on PLM market investment statistics through 2015, forecasts of investments for 2016 through 2020, and a summary of PLM solution providers' performance in 2015. 
  2. The CIMdata 2016 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 2015, 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 2016 PLM Market and Solution Provider Analysis Report details measures of and forecasts for the overall PLM market and its key segments, including Tools, cPDm, and Digital Manufacturing. The Tools section has additional details on sub-segments, including MCAD, NC, S&A, EDA, and AEC. It also includes CIMdata's estimates of PLM solution provider revenues in these segments and sub-segments for 2016 through 2020. 
  4. The CIMdata 2016 PLM Market Geographic Analysis Report provides an additional view of the 2015 market results, by major geography. CIMdata's 2015 estimates and market forecasts for PLM and the major PLM market segments are provided for the Americas, 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 2016 PLM Market Industry Analysis Report provides an industry segmentation view of the 2015 market results. CIMdata's 2015 estimates and market forecasts 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 CIMdata PLM Market Analysis Report Series is available as a five-module set or each module can be purchased separately. It is also available as part of the CIMdata PLM Community Gold Membership. Further details and pricing information about the report and Community Memberships are available at
About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise's ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and providers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia- Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata's services, visit our website at or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA, Tel: +1 734.668.9922. Fax: +1 734.668.1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666.


Cheryl Peck
Director of Marketing
Tel: +1 734.668.9922
Stan Przybylinski
Vice President of Research
Tel: +1 734.668.9922