Strategies of the Major PLM Vendors 2016+

As part of our ongoing coverage of the PLM and engineering software markets, we stay in touch with as many vendors as we can to understand their strategic direction and how it impacts their customers. This post shares our latest published coverage of the vendors, and provides a bit of insight into where we see the market transitioning this

Strategies of the Major PLM Vendors 2015+

Last year we embarked on our first ever roundup of PLM vendors’ strategic directions. Well, we didn’t get as far as we wanted beyond the more prominent vendors, but we’re back at it for 2015! The market is anything but stagnant. In fact, I think the strategies of the “big guys” are about as different

PLM Extends to the Scientific Lifecycle as Dassault Systemes Acquires Accelrys

What an interesting surprise this morning to see Dassault Systemes decided to acquire Accelrys. The combination of Dassault Systemes’ PLM capabilities and Accelrys’ solutions for scientific exploration offer a compelling suite of solutions that will be hard for anybody else to match. See the press release here. What does Accelrys Do? Accelrys offers Scientific Lifecycle Management

PTC PLM Vision 2014+

PTC is a top three PLM vendor and has a long history in engineering software and PLM. PTC’s strategy is unique, aimed at helping manufacturers achieve “Product and Service Excellence.” While other vendors have invested in “managing products across their lifecycle” – as the PLM standard definition suggests – most have focused primarily on supporting products

Strategic Visions of the Major PLM Vendors 2014+

The PLM and engineering software market is as dynamic and innovative as ever. As 2013 draws to a close I want to share my perspective on what to expect from the major vendors in 2014 and beyond. Product innovation, product development, R&D, and engineering are top priorities in today’s manufacturers and each vendor has their

What the Heck is Going on in the Engineering Software Market!?

Taking a look around at the engineering software market there are a few things that are clear and a lot of unanswered questions. One clear fact is that 2010 was a lot better than 2009 for most manufacturers and the engineering software vendors that serve them. From early indications, 2011 is looking even better. But