CIMdata Announces a Successful 2022 PLM Market & Industry Forum Series

This annual event presents PLM industry trends, 2021 global PLM market growth, and major research topics to audiences in North America, EMEA, India, China, and Japan.

2022 CIMdata PLM Market & Industry Forums

2022 CIMdata PLM Market & Industry Forums

ANN ARBOR, Mich.April 21, 2022PRLog — CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces the successful completion of its 2022 PLM Market & Industry Forum. For 2022 the Forums were held as a live event in North America and virtually in EMEA, India, China, and Japan.

CIMdata’s PLM Market & Industry Forums are the world’s premier event for software and service providers focused on the PLM market and its development and growth. Participants gathered in person and virtually to hear CIMdata’s perspective on the state and trends of the PLM market and a detailed discussion of CIMdata’s research and viewpoints on the 2021 PLM market results. CIMdata shared its extensive analysis and forecasts regarding market growth across PLM domains, industries, regions, and the performance (revenue and market share analysis) of leading PLM software and service providers. The theme for 2022 was “Sustainability: PLM Essential to Facing this Global Challenge.”

In addition to the state of the industry, trends, and the market numbers, the program included presentations on:

  • The Sustainability Imperative
  • Sustainability & PLM
  • Enabling Sustainability in the PLM Economy
  • The Multi-View BOM Potential
  • Enterprise Application Architecture: A Valuable Enterprise Framework

During the event, CIMdata announced that Aras, Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, IBM, Oracle, PTC, SAP, and Siemens Digital Industries Software were CIMdata PLM Mindshare Leaders for 2022.

Commenting on the PLM market, Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata’s Vice President, stated, “The PLM market, as measured by CIMdata, grew by 11.1% in the calendar year 2021, above our forecast of 7.5%. All PLM segments were up solidly, and four segments were up double digits over 2020. The EDA segment had stronger than forecast growth and grew even faster than segment leaders Cadence and Synopsys. Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) saw moderate growth at 5% and welcomed a new major player, Sandvik, who acquired multiple independent CAM providers over the last two years and now ranks third in CIMdata’s CAM market analysis. The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) segment grew strongly at 16.6% driven, in part, by Autodesk’s move to subscription-based licensing. Simulation and analysis (S&A) grew 9.5%, with Ansys and Altair beating their guidance estimated after Q3.”

He added, “The growth drivers for the PLM Economy, Industry 4.0, smart connected products, IoT, and digital transformation, remain strong. CIMdata believes that ongoing supply chain issues will drive future investments in smart manufacturing to make near-shoring and onshoring more economically viable. The pandemic also saw an increased reliance on virtual collaboration, another trend showing positive impacts on the PLM market. Finally, based on other CIMdata research, the interest in and adoption of cloud-based solutions accelerated early in the pandemic and continues to grow. We might have reached a tipping point toward PLM on the cloud. The Ukraine conflict led many to reduce global estimates of GDP growth which could impact 2022 results.”

The PLM Market & Industry Forums offer the first look at CIMdata’s PLM market estimates, which are preliminary and are subject to change. CIMdata releases the final complete analysis in its PLM Market Analysis Report Series. For more information, please see www.CIMdata.com.

CIMdata & JANA to Host a Free Webinar on Structured Content

This educational webinar will explain why structured content is critical for product lifecycle management.

CIMdata PLM Webinar for June

CIMdata PLM Webinar for June

ANN ARBOR, Mich.June 1, 2021PRLog — CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “Structured Content: A Critical Component of a Robust PLM Strategy.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, 24 June 2021, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and last for one hour. CIMdata’s co-host for this webinar is JANA, an engineering service company specializing in technical documentation.

The need to make available the right product content (i.e., manuals, guides, bulletins, etc.) in the right format to the right people at the right time is a daunting task for many companies in multiple industries. Implementing a product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy without creating and managing all the related product content is a non-starter for most companies, especially those with complex and long service life products such as aircraft, automobiles, heavy equipment, and medical devices.

This webinar will provide insight into how and why structured content is a critical component of a robust end-to-end PLM strategy. The webinar will also study the need for structured content and describe how it fits within an enterprise content model. The webinar will also consider a typical PLM environment that includes the appropriate content solutions.

This webinar will help attendees:

  • Understand what structured product content is.
  • Understand how and where structured product content fits within an end-to-end PLM strategy.
  • Understand what processes need to be enabled to support complete product content creation and management.
  • Understand the appropriate ways to construct and manage the product content.
  • Understand a typical technical architecture (e.g., enterprise content model).
  • Understand the need for data governance to support an enterprise content environment.
  • Understand the secret to success (i.e., the critical elements of a roadmap).

According to Peter Bilello, CIMdata’s President and CEO, “Many within the PLM industry believe that product content is as simple as pressing a ‘publish’ button in a PLM solution, but it’s not. We are happy to team with JANA for this webinar to help the PLM community understand how and why structured product content creation and management are critical and valuable components of a robust end-to-end PLM strategy.”

Glenn Emerson, JANA’s Senior Consultant for Content Strategy & Information Architecture, added, “Digital transformation requires an enterprise content strategy centered on the customer on the front end and a structured information architecture on the backend. This allows the product content to be personalized and dynamic, delivered through multiple media channels from a single source, in such a way that customers can find what information they need, when they need it, in the best format to achieve their goals with your products.”

This webinar will be helpful to executives responsible for PLM strategy and implementation, product content creation and management, technical publications, product training, marketing, service, third-party support (e.g., dealers), supply chain management & other similar organizations that create and consume product content. The content will also be of interest to those responsible for digital transformation, digital initiatives team leaders and team members, product managers, IT leadership, solution providers, or anyone who wants to understand product content creation and management’s place within an enterprise PLM environment.

During the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed. To find out more, visit: https://www.cimdata.com/en/education/educational-webinars/webinar-structured-content-a-critical-component-of-a-robust-plm-strategy. To register for this webinar, please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/476096642718686736

CIMdata Announces a Successful 2021 PLM Market & Industry Forum Series

This annual event presents PLM industry trends, 2020 global PLM market growth, and major research topics.

CIMdata's 2021 PLM Market & Industry Forum

CIMdata’s 2021 PLM Market & Industry Forum

ANN ARBOR, Mich.April 27, 2021PRLog — CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces the successful completion of its 2021 PLM Market & Industry Forum. For 2021 the Forums were held in April as a series of virtual events for the PLM community in North America, EMEA, India, China, and Japan. Over 280 people registered, representing 98 companies. A series of update sessions will take place in June and September.

CIMdata’s PLM Market & Industry Forums are the world’s premier event for software and service providers focused on the PLM market and its development and growth. Participants gathered online to hear CIMdata’s perspective on the state and trends of the PLM market, as well as a detailed discussion of CIMdata’s research and viewpoints on the 2020 PLM market results. CIMdata shared its extensive analysis and forecasts regarding market growth across PLM domains, industries, regions, and the performance (revenue and market share analysis) of leading PLM software and service providers. The theme for 2021 was “Resilience in the Face of Crisis: Bouncing Forward.”

In addition to the state of the industry, trends, and the market numbers, the program included presentations on:

  • The Resilience of the PLM Economy
  • Industrial Resilience in the Face of Crisis

During the event, CIMdata announced that Aras, Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, IBM, Oracle, PTC, SAP, and Siemens were CIMdata PLM Mindshare Leaders for 2021.

Commenting on the PLM market, Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata’s Vice President, stated that, “The PLM market, as measured by CIMdata, grew by 3.5% in the calendar year 2020, above our forecast of -1.7%. The results were mixed, with some PLM segments up strongly and others down. The EDA segment had strong growth overall with no COVID-19 pause. Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) often struggles in downturns, and 2020 was no different, with CAM down 6.3%. The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) segment grew strongly at 9.1% driven, in part, by Autodesk’s move to subscription-based licensing. Simulation and analysis (S&A) recovered strongly in the second half of the year, with Ansys and Altair beating their guidance estimated after Q3.”

He added, “The growth drivers for the PLM Economy, Industry 4.0, smart connected products, IoT, and digital transformation, remain despite the COVID-19 pause. It will take some time for the market to recover, and CIMdata tried to gauge that in our forecasts out to 2025. CIMdata believes that supply chain issues revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic will drive future investments in smart manufacturing to make near-shoring and onshoring more economically viable. The crisis also saw an increased reliance on virtual collaboration, another trend that can have positive impacts on the PLM market. Finally, based on other CIMdata research, COVID-19 accelerated the interest in and adoption of cloud-based solutions. We might have reached a tipping point toward PLM on the cloud.”

The PLM Market & Industry Forums provide the first look at CIMdata’s PLM market estimates. CIMdata releases the complete analysis in its PLM Market Analysis Report Series. For more information, please see www.CIMdata.com.