ANN ARBOR, Michigan, September 8, 2009—Consulting and research firm CIMdata announces the availability of its annual Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Market Analysis Report. The report provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market. It contains analyses of major trends and issues, leading PLM solution suppliers, PLM purchases investments in software and services for geographical regions and industry sectors, and historical and projected data about market growth. In addition, the 2009 PLM Market Analysis Report presents an analysis of the 2008 PLM market with special descriptions of each of the major sub-segments, including:
· collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm)
· Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD)
· Simulation and Analysis (S&A)
· Non-Bundled Numerical Control (Non-bundled NC)
· Digital Manufacturing (DM)
· Systems Integrators, Resellers, VARS
Ken Amann, CIMdata Director of Research said, “This analysis provides our perspective on PLM across a variety of industry and geographic sectors. We reviewed investments in PLM-related software and services during 2008, and forecasted PLM investments for 2009 through 2013.” These forecasts are based on data available through the first and second quarters of 2009. “It is important to note that the data and revenue information presented in this report are CIMdata’s estimates of the PLM revenue performance of the various suppliers.” Mr. Amann added. It is also important to note that in this report, CIMdata has revised its estimates of growth based on the poor results of the first half of 2009. The first half-year results have been disappointing, and indicate a potentially longer delay in the restart of the economy and in investments getting back to their previous good levels. The forecasts address the impact of the current economic downturn and indicate CIMdata’s estimates as to how the PLM market will recover.
The PLM Market Analysis Report comes in two modules—Module 1 presents CIMdata’s overview of the PLM market, overall market statistics, an analysis of PLM suppliers’ performance in 2008, and CIMdata’s overall forecast for 2009 through 2013. It also includes information about the evolution of the PLM market and the trends that will drive the market in the coming years. Module 2 builds on the information presented in Module 1 by providing detailed 2008 geographic and industry revenue results, and forecasts for 2009 to 2013. The PLM Market Analysis Report is sold as a stand-alone report or as part of the CIMdata PLM Community Gold membership. The Table of Contents and further details including pricing information about the report are available on CIMdata’s web site at www.cimdata.com.
CIMdata defines PLM as a strategic business approach that applies a consistent set of business solutions in support of the collaborative creation, management, dissemination, and use of product definition information across the extended enterprise from concept to end of life—integrating people, processes, business systems, and information. PLM forms the product information backbone for a company and its extended enterprise.
CIMdata, an independent worldwide firm, provides strategic 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 more than 25 years ago, 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 suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, delivers PLM Certificate classes, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through international conferences. CIMdata serves clients worldwide from locations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at www.CIMdata.com or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA. Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922. Fax: +1 (734) 668-1957, or Siriusdreef 17-27, 2132 WT Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0)23 568-9385. Fax: +31 (0)23 568-9111.
For more information contact:
Karen Miller, Administrative Assistant
Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922
Ken Amann, Director of Research
Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922