Growing Complexity of CEE Manufacturing Processes Drives Demand for IT-Based Decision-Making Solutions
18 Jul 2014
The software segment, which currently accounts for 39% of manufacturing IT spending, and the IT services segment with 25% of IT spending, will grow the fastest in the region, representing a combined 69% share of total CEE manufacturing IT spending by 2018.
In addition, 3rd Platform technologies will finally begin to play a more substantial role in all these integrated environments and applications, with business intelligence (BI) and mobility applications becoming "must have" features for the success of manufacturing entities in an increasingly complex industry. This shift places greater demand on IT functions to ensure integrated environments can function both internally and externally, and foster faster and better decision making.
"CEE markets still promise favorable growth rates in 2014, especially in the advanced manufacturing industries," says Martin Kuban, analyst with IDC CEMA manufacturing insights. "The transformation in CEE manufacturing is reflected in higher demand for specialized software and IT services, as well as for 3rd-Platform technologies."
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IDC's Central and Eastern Europe Manufacturing Sector 2013 IT Spending and 2014–2018 Forecast provides IT spending data and forecasts for 16 manufacturing segments in the aforementioned core countries. It is designed to help IT suppliers identify short- and long-term opportunities and manufacturers to assess the state of the market and the implications for regional competition.
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