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04 Apr 2016

IDC Manufacturing Insights Evaluates Worldwide Discrete Manufacturing Execution System Software Providers in New IDC MarketScape

There are three companies that stand out as Manufacturing Execution System Software leaders in the Discrete Manufacturing market.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 4, 2016 IDC Manufacturing Insights announced today the availability of a new IDC MarketScape report designed to provide end users with the leading discrete manufacturing execution system providers. The new study, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Discrete Manufacturing Execution System 2016 Vendor Assessment (Doc #EMEA41047916), examines the breadth of support of each vendor and outlines the differentiating factors of these business partners. Vendors evaluated in this report include: Dassault Systèmes, Oracle, Paper-Less, Plex Systems, SAP, and Siemens.

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According to Lorenzo Veronesi, Research Manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights, "Customers in discrete manufacturing require support to multi-plant enterprise orchestration, easy scalability, optimal interplay with modern technologies (which IDC defines as the 3rd Platform: mobility, cloud, social, and BDA), and process innovation support through the integration with additive manufacturing, robotics, and PLM systems, etc. And everything has to be delivered by competent and supportive people, through flexible and business sensitive pricing models."

The new IDC MarketScape also provides recommendations on choosing and working with a strategic provider in the Discrete MES market. IDC provides a sampling of key takeaways for the end user:

  • Understand the organizational implications and make sure you have the right skill availability. Analyze the wide organizational implications of data, information, and network centricity in manufacturing process and how they will impact the way your organization is structured.
  • Consider industry coverage and references. Address your choice on vendors that have a referenced presence in your industry and a demonstrable knowledge of your typical production environments.
  • Manage customization carefully. Do not underestimate the efforts and skills that such a complex task may need and consider the benefits of a friendly and easy-to-use MES development environment.

IDC MarketScape criteria selection, weightings, and vendor scores represent well-researched IDC judgment about the market and specific vendors. IDC analysts tailor the range of standard characteristics by which vendors are measured through structured discussions, surveys, and interviews with market leaders, participants and end users. Market weightings are based on user interviews, buyer surveys and the input of a review board of IDC experts in each market. IDC analysts base individual vendor scores, and ultimately vendor positions within the IDC MarketScape, on detailed surveys and interviews with the vendors, publicly available information and end-user experiences in an effort to provide an accurate and consistent assessment of each vendor's characteristics, behavior and capability.

For additional information about this report or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with Lorenzo Veronesi, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact ; reporters should email

About IDC MarketScapes

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About IDC Manufacturing Insights

IDC Manufacturing Insights assists manufacturing businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing asset intensive, brand oriented, technology oriented, and engineering oriented manufacturing industries. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit, email, or call 508-988-7900. Visit the IDC Manufacturing Insights Community at