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IDC Manufacturing Insights: Worldwide Semiannual Manufacturing Product Life-Cycle Management IT Spending Guide

IDC Manufacturing Insights: Worldwide Semiannual Manufacturing Product Life-Cycle Management IT Spending Guide is a semiannual analysis of the current and projected growth of product life-cycle management (PLM) software spending in the manufacturing industry. This global five-year outlook on spending by manufacturing companies provides IT vendors with a five-year outlook and key information needed to develop market strategies. This service offers a profile of the IT growth opportunity across four geographic regions and major discrete and process manufacturing subindustries. IDC Manufacturing Insights: Worldwide Semiannual Manufacturing Product Life-Cycle Management IT Spending Guide is developed and updated through IDC Manufacturing Insights' ongoing research, along with direct communication with industry experts, manufacturing company staff, and vendors, and is the benchmark for consistent detailed market data on PLM in the manufacturing sector. This comprehensive database delivered via IDC's Customer Insights query tool allows the user to easily extract meaningful information about various technology markets and manufacturing segments by viewing data trends, relationships, and making data comparisons.


Markets Covered

This product covers the following segments of the PLM market:

  • 4 regions: The United States, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and the rest of the world
  • 5 PLM categories: CAx, cPDM, manufacturing, NPD, and other engineering
  • 11 subindustries: Aerospace and defense, automotive, base materials: chemicals, base materials: metals, base materials: pulp and paper, CPG, hi-tech: electronic components, hi-tech: equipment, hi-tech: other, other discrete manufacturing, and other process manufacturing

Subjects Analyzed

Throughout the year, this product will address the following topics:

  • Five-year IT spending forecasts
  • The PLM market (CAx, cPDM, manufacturing, NPD, and other engineering)

Key Questions Answered

Our research addresses the following issues that are critical to your success:

  1. What is the PLM software spending in the manufacturing industry?
  2. How is the PLM spending allocated by subindustry and by geographic region?
  3. What are the forecast changes in market size by subindustry and by geographic region?
  4. Where should resources be focused to take advantage of the maximum market opportunity?
  5. How are technology growth rates changing over time as markets mature?
  6. How can I validate assumptions about these technologies and customer segments?

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About This Spending Guide

IDC Manufacturing Insights: Worldwide Semiannual Manufacturing Product Life-Cycle Management IT Spending Guide provides guidance on the expected technology opportunity around this market at a regional and total worldwide level. Segmented by industry, subindustry, and technology component, this guide provides IT vendors with insights into this rapidly growing market and how the market will develop over the coming year.


Timely Delivery and Support

Throughout the year, this product will offer insight into the latest trends impacting the market.

Worldwide Semiannual Manufacturing Product Life-Cycle Management IT Spending Guide, 1H18

2H18 release of the Worldwide Semiannual Manufacturing Product Life-Cycle Management IT Spending Guide

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2H18 release of the Worldwide Semiannual Manufacturing Product Life-Cycle Management IT Spending Guide

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