Top 10 Aerospace & Defense Software Vendors and Market Forecast 2016-2021

Worldwide Aerospace & Defense Applications Market to reach $2.3 billion by 2021, compared with $2.1 billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate of 1.6%.

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In 2016, the top 10 Aerospace & Defense software vendors accounted for nearly 59% of the global Aerospace & Defense applications market which grew 2.3% to approach nearly $2.2 billion in license, maintenance and subscription revenues.

Last year Dassault Systemes was the market leader with 18% market share in license, maintenance and subscription revenues, followed by PTC, SAP, Microsoft and Adobe Systems in that order.

Top 10 Aerospace & Defense Software Vendors & 2016 Aerospace & Defense Applications Market Shares. Apps Run The World, January 2018
Top 10 Aerospace & Defense Software Vendors & 2016 Aerospace & Defense Applications Market Shares. Source: Apps Run The World, January 2018

Through our forecast period, the Aerospace & Defense applications market is expected to reach $2.36 billion by 2021, compared with $2.18 billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate of 1.6%.

Exhibit 2: Worldwide Aerospace & Defense Software Market 2016-2021 Forecast, $M
Year 2016 2021 2016-2021 CAGR, %
Total 2186 2369 1.6%

Source: Apps Run The World, January 2018

Aerospace & Defense Market Definitions And Forecast Assumptions

Aerospace & Defense (Aircraft and parts, defense contractors) – Aviation Maintenance Management, Air Traffic Management applications, Flight operations software, Quality management system, Financials, HR, Procurement

Legacy replacements could spur growth in the A&D market, but cybersecurity risks may prevent A&D firms from embracing the Cloud in its current form. Still GE Digital is pushing ahead with Cloud initiatives like Predix to reshape the A&D market with device connectivity solutions for predictive maintenance.

Top 10 Aerospace & Defense Software vendors

Here are the rankings of the top 10 Aerospace & Defense applications vendors in 2016 and their market shares.

Rank Vendor 2015 Aerospace & Defense Apps Revenues, $M 2016 Aerospace & Defense Apps Revenues, $M 2016 Aerospace & Defense Apps YoY Growth, % 2016 Aerospace & Defense Market Share, % Recent Developments
1 Dassault Systemes Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Acquired Exa software in September 2017 for designers to evaluate highly dynamic fluid flow throughout the design process.
2 PTC Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Investing heavily in IoT by launching Navigate, a ThingWorx-based IoT solution for PLM.
3 SAP Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe PLM features are now integrated into SAP S/4 HANA, allowing for greater throughput from new product introduction to ERP production.
4 Microsoft Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Microsoft Dynamics 365 now covers both CRM and ERP functionality for multiple verticals.
5 Adobe Systems Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Digital Media segment to post 23% growth in FY2018.
6 Oracle Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Latest Oracle release extends new PLM and SCM capabilities into SCM Suite in the Cloud.
7 Autodesk Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe In the midst of a turnaround, Autodesk eyes subscription growth.
8 Ansys Inc. Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Acquired 3DSIM for simulation software for metal additive manufacturing.
9 Deltek, a Roper Technologies Company Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Roper, a diversified company, acquired Deltek to boost its presence in professional services and PPM.
10 IFS Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Acquired WorkWave for cloud-based service management apps for field service, last mile delivery and logistics industries.
Subtotal Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe
Other Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe
Total Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe

Source: Apps Run The World, January, 2018

Exhibit 4 shows our projections for the enterprise applications market by vertical segment, based on the buying preferences and the customer propensity to invest in new software within those industries as they continue to upgrade and replace many legacy industry-specific applications that have been identified and tracked in our Buyer Insight Database.

Exhibit 4: Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2016-2021, By Vertical Industry, $M

Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2016-2021, By Vertical Industry, $M
Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2016-2021, By Vertical Industry, $M, Apps Run The World, January 2018

Aerospace & Defense Software Purchases Win/Loss Analysis As Part Of Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database

On the buyer side, customers are investing in Aerospace & Defense applications based on new features and capabilities that are expected to replace their existing legacy systems. In many cases, competitive upgrades and replacements that could have a profound impact on future market-share changes will become more widespread.

Since 2010, our global team of researchers have been studying the patterns of the latest Aerospace & Defense software purchases by customers around the world, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions and perhaps the rise and fall of certain vendors and their products on a quarterly basis.

Updated continuously, our database features extensive win/loss analysis. Each year our research team identifies tens of thousands of these customer Aerospace & Defense wins and losses from public and proprietary sources.

The research results are being incorporated into regular updates in our Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database. You can access the Quarterly Win/Loss Analysis Scoreboard and our Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database by becoming a subscriber.

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Further Readings

An expanded version of this report covers the top 500+ Aerospace & Defense Software Vendors, offering in-depth analysis of the market dynamics, vendors’ Strengths, Customers, Opportunities, Risks and Ecosystems as well as their ability to gain Shares(SCORES) within their respective space. We also offer win-loss analysis of the quarterly wins of these top vendors and whether incumbents and upstarts pose any real threat to their standing amid shifting market requirements and user preferences.

More Enterprise Applications Research Findings

Based on the latest annual survey of 3,000+ enterprise software vendors, Apps Run The World is releasing a number of dedicated reports, which profile the world’s 500 largest Enterprise Applications Vendors (Apps Top 500) and the world’s 500 largest Cloud Applications Vendors (Cloud Top 500) ranked by their 2015-2016 product revenues.

Their 2016 results are being broken down, sorted and ranked across 16 functional areas(from Analytics to Treasury and Risk Management) and by 21 vertical industries(from Aerospace to Utility), as shown in our Taxonomy. Further breakdowns by subvertical, country, company size, etc. are available as custom data cuts per special request.

Research Methodology

Each year our global team of researchers conduct an annual survey of thousands of enterprise software vendors by contacting them directly on their latest quarterly and annual revenues by country, functional area, and vertical market.

We supplement their written responses with our own primary research to determine quarterly and yearly growth rates, In addition to customer wins to ascertain whether these are net new purchases or expansions of existing implementations.

Another dimension of our proactive research process is through continuous improvement of our customer database, which stores more than one million records on the enterprise software landscape of over 100,000 organizations around the world.

The database provides customer insight and contextual information on what types of enterprise software systems and other relevant technologies are they running and their propensity to invest further with their current or new suppliers as part of their overall IT transformation projects to stay competitive, fend off threats from disruptive forces, or comply with internal mandates to improve overall enterprise efficiency.

The result is a combination of supply-side data and demand-generation customer insight that allows our clients to better position themselves in anticipation of the next wave that will reshape the enterprise software marketplace for years to come.

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