Published: Sep, 2017

The global market for product lifecycle management (PLM) is a highly competitive and fragmented due to presence of numerous global and local players. Furthermore, the arrivals of new players and their motive to expand their network globally are intensifying the competition. Furthermore, the changing technology is motivating prominent players to innovate their products to sustain their market presence. Transparency Market Research (TMR) has found that the declining profit margins and cut-throat competition are acting as major challenges for the players. Some of the leading companies in this market include Hewlett-Packard Company, Accenture PLC, IBM Corporation, Autodesk, Inc., Dassault Systems, Siemens AG, and PTC, Inc. However, the cumulative efforts of all the players to expand their revenue is most likely to help the global market grow over the forthcoming years.

Transparency Market Research in a report has estimated that the global product lifecycle management market was worth $40.26 bn in 2014. While expanding at a healthy CAGR of 8.1% over the forecast period 2015 – 2022, this market is projected to attain the market value  US$ 75.87 bn by the end of 2022.

Based on deployment, the global market of PLM can be segmented into on-premise and cloud deployment. In 2014, on-premise segment contributed to a major share in the overall market owing to enhanced accessibility and security. However, the segment for cloud deployment is expected to exhibit an impressive growth over the forecast period due to its ability to reduce cost pertained to IT infrastructure and the emergence of digitalization. Geographically, North America accounted for a major share of 33% in the global market in the year 2014 due to high investments in the technology and the presence of high number of prominent players in the region.

Growing Demand for Automobile Industry to Boost the Market

PLM solutions increase the productivity of a system significantly by providing various methodologies and tools that to reduce redundancies. Factors such as reduction in operational cost, productivity enhancement and the increasing need for product innovations are driving the global market for PLM solutions. Furthermore, various PLM vendors have initiated to offer numerous customized PLM solutions based on the needs and demands of the organizations, further helping the expansion of the market. The augmenting need for safety features in the automobile industry is another significant factor aiding  the growth of the market.

High Cost and Complexity Associated with PLM Solutions May Hinder the Growth

Cost and complexity of PLM solutions are affecting the growth of the market in a negative manner, as enterprises tend to ignore the solutions needing more investments. Furthermore, these solutions need considerable investments for consultancy, demands cross functional corporation, and as it spreads across variety of applications, the IT infrastructure needs significant investment for remodeling. 3rd party organizations are involved in the management of both organizational and technical aspects of investments. Additionally, requirement of databases, data models, data formats, presence of competitive products, and low interoperability between different product versions are hindering the expansion of the market. Nonetheless, the increasing demand from the aerospace and defense sectors are most likely to help the global market for PLM solutions to sustain over the forecast period. The non-traditional end-use sectors such as pharmaceutical, medical devices, retail, and consumer products have initiated usage of PLM services and solutions to increase their production efficiency. This trend is expected to boost the global market.

This information is taken from the report, “Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Market (Component Type – Software and Services; End-use - Automotive and Transportation, Aerospace and Defense, Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment, Electronics and Semiconductor, Energy and Utilities, Consumer Products and Retail, Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical, and IT and Telecom) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2022.”

The market can be segmented for the following categories:

By Component Type

  • Software
    • On-Premise
      • CAD/CAM/CAE (CAx)
      • Numerical Control (NC)
      • Simulation and Analysis (S&A)
      • Electronic Design and Automation (EDA)
      • Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)
      • Collaborative Product Definition Management (CPDM)
      • Digital Manufacturing
      • Others
    • Cloud-based
      • CAD/CAM/CAE (CAx)
      • Numerical Control (NC)
      • Simulation and Analysis (S&A)
      • Electronic Design and Automation (EDA)
      • Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)
      • Collaborative Product Definition Management (CPDM)
      • Digital Manufacturing
      • Others
    • Services
      • Consulting
      • Integration
      • Operation and Maintenance

By End-use

  • Automotive and Transportation
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment
  • Electronics and Semiconductor
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Consumer Products and Retail
  • Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical
  • IT and Telecom
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

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