CIMdata Inc., a PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, has released its 2013 PLM Market Industry Analysis Report, the last of five modules in a series that offers detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market during 2012. This particular report provides an industry segmentation view of the 2012 market results, with estimates and market forecasts for mainstream PLM and cPDm in 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.
According to the report, most industrial sectors showed PLM growth in 2012, with utilities posting the highest growth rate at 18.4 percent, although on a small base. After several down years, spending in aerospace rebounded with 13.2 percent growth.
“While 2012 was a strong year, our forecasts are lower in 2013 and over our forecast horizon to 2017,” says Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata’s vice president of research. “In the near term, this agrees with most projections from the PLM solution providers. It is also reflective of the challenging global economic forecasts over the next five years.”
The other five modules in the CIMdata PLM Market Analysis Report series include: an Executive report that provides an overview of CIMdata’s complete global analysis; an industry Review and Trends report that is mainly qualitative in nature and focuses on key issues facing the global “ecosystem” of solution providers and end-user organizations; a Market and Solution Provider Analysis report that details measures of and forecasts for the overall PLM market and its key segments; and a Geographic Analysis report that breaks out the 2012 market results by geographical area.
The 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. Details and pricing information about the report and memberships are available at cimdata.com.