Top 10 Aerospace and Defense Software Vendors and Market Forecast 2017-2022

Worldwide Aerospace and Defense Applications Market to reach $3.6 billion by 2022, compared with $2.9 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 4.4%.

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In 2017, the top 10 Aerospace and Defense software vendors accounted for nearly 53% of the global Aerospace and Defense applications market which grew 34.7% to approach nearly $2.9 billion in license, maintenance and subscription revenues.

Dassault Systemes led the pack with a 16.4% market share riding on a 5.6% jump in Aerospace and Defense license, maintenance and subscription revenues. Siemens PLM Software was #2, followed by Hexagon, SAP and PTC.

Exhibit 1 - 2017 Aerospace and Defence Applications Market Shares Split By Top 10 Aerospace and Defence Vendors and Others, %
Exhibit 1 – 2017 Aerospace and Defence Applications Market Shares Split By Top 10 Aerospace and Defence Vendors and Others, %

Through our forecast period, the Aerospace and Defense applications market is expected to reach $3.6 billion by 2022, compared with $2.9 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 4.4%.

Exhibit 2: Worldwide Aerospace and Defense Software Market 2017-2022 Forecast, $M
Year 2017 2022 2017-2022 CAGR, %
Total 2943 3654 4.4%

Source: Apps Run The World, January 2019

Top 10 Aerospace and Defense Software vendors

Aerospace and 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.

Here are the rankings of the top 10 Aerospace and Defense applications vendors in 2017 and their market shares.

Rank Vendor 2016 Aerospace and Defense Apps Revenues, $M 2017 Aerospace and Defense Apps Revenues, $M YoY Growth 2017 Aerospace and Defense Market Share, % Recent Developments
1 Dassault Systemes Subscribe Subscribe 5.6% Subscribe Dassault Systemes acquired majority stake in Centric Software for its PLM apps for CP and apparel verticals. Dassault also picked up IQMS for its manufacturing ERP apps.
2 Siemens PLM Software Subscribe Subscribe 6.3% Subscribe Siemens PLM Software acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH, a Munich-based firm that develops electrical systems design and wire harness engineering apps.
3 Hexagon Subscribe Subscribe 9.5% Subscribe In June 2018, Hexagon announced the acquisition of AutonomouStuff, one of the world’s leading suppliers of integrated autonomous vehicle solutions
4 SAP Subscribe Subscribe 6.4% Subscribe SAP was on track to sign more than 10,000 customers including many listed below for its next-generation ERP S/4HANA by end of 2018 with 40% of the latest additions being considered net new wins for the vendor.
5 PTC Subscribe Subscribe 4.7% Subscribe PTC acquired Frustum for generative design that leverages AI to generate design options. It also unveiled KEPServerEX Version 6.6 for manufacturers to accelerate their digital tansformation initiatives.
6 Oracle Subscribe Subscribe 3.4% Subscribe Oracle has signed more than 22,000 Cloud ERP customers including many listed below. The number of Oracle Cloud ERP customers totals nearly 6,000 for Oracle ERP Cloud and 16,000 for NetSuite. Each quarter Oracle is migrating at least 200 customers of its on-premise ERP systems like E-Business Suite to the Cloud.
7 Ansys Inc. Subscribe Subscribe 10.4% Subscribe ANSYS is partnering with SAP to drive the Intelligent Enterprise by linking engineering and operations. The first joint solution will SAP Predictive Engineering Insights enabled by ANSYS running on SAP Cloud Platform.
8 Autodesk Subscribe Subscribe 1.2% Subscribe Autodesk acquired PlanGrid for its construction productivity apps.
9 Microsoft Subscribe Subscribe 1.1% Subscribe Migrating legacy AX, C5, GP, NAV, and SL to Dynamics 365 for the Cloud remains the top priority for Microsoft’s evolving enterprise apps strategy, whose success will depend on strengthening ties with ISV partners in strategic verticals.
10 Deltek, a Roper Technologies Company Subscribe Subscribe 8.3% Subscribe Roper, parent of Deltek, acquired PowerPlan for $1.1 billion, adding financial performance and compliance apps for asset-intensive customers.
Subtotal Subscribe Subscribe 5.9% Subscribe
Other Subscribe Subscribe 94.1% Subscribe
Total Subscribe Subscribe 34.7% Subscribe

Source: Apps Run The World, January, 2019

Custom data cuts related to the Aerospace and Defense Applications market are available:

  • Top 500 Aerospace and Defense Applications Vendors and Market Forecast 2017-2022
  • 2017 Aerospace and Defense Applications Market By Functional Market (16 Markets)
  • 2017 Aerospace and Defense Applications Market By Country (USA + 45 countries)
  • 2017 Aerospace and Defense Applications Market By Region (Americas, EMEA, APAC)
  • 2017 Aerospace and Defense Applications Market By Revenue Type (License, Services, Hardware, Support and Maintenance, Cloud)
  • 2017 Aerospace and Defense Applications Market By Customer Size (revenue, employee count, asset)
  • 2017 Aerospace and Defense Applications Market By Channel (Direct vs Direct)
  • 2017 Aerospace and Defense Applications Market By Product

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 2017-2022, By Vertical Industry, $M
Exhibit 4 – Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2017-2022, By Vertical Industry, $M

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

On the buyer side, customers are investing in Aerospace and 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 and 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 and 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.

Customer Industry Empl. Revenue Country Vendor New Product Function
Aerojet Rocketdyne Aerospace and Defense 5070 $1.70B United States PTC PTC FlexPLM Product Lifecycle Management
Airbus Group Aerospace and Defense 134000 $74.00B Netherlands Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customer Relationship Management
Airbus Group Aerospace and Defense 134000 $74.00B Netherlands Workday Workday HCM Human Capital Management
ArianeGroup Aerospace and Defense 9000 $3.47B France Siemens PLM Software Siemens Teamcenter Product Lifecycle Management
BAE Systems – Maritime Services, UK Aerospace and Defense 3500 $1.49B United Kingdom SAP SAP S/4 HANA Enterprise Resource Planning
Dassault Aviation Aerospace and Defense 11398 $5.52B France Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Project Portfolio Management
Drones Etc. Aerospace and Defense 10 $15.0M United States Genesys Genesys Customer Experience Platform Customer Experience Platform
Dynamic Aviation Aerospace and Defense 850 $200.0M United States Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise Resource Planning
Elixir Aircraft Aerospace and Defense 30 $5.0M France Dassault Systemes Dassault Enovia PLM Product Lifecycle Management
Embraer Aerospace and Defense 18343 $18.71B Brazil Salesforce Salesforce Service Cloud Customer Service Software
General Dynamics Mission Systems Aerospace and Defense 13000 $2.36B United States Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise Resource Planning
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Aerospace and Defense 2900 $653.0M United States ADP ADP Vantage HCM Human Capital Management
Medrobotics Aerospace and Defense 120 $15.0M United States Host Analytics Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite Enterprise Performance Management
Moog Aerospace and Defense 11000 $2.60B United States Infor Infor LN Enterprise Resource Planning
Phacil Aerospace and Defense 800 $120.0M United States Deltek Deltek Cobra Project Portfolio Management
Preferred Systems Solutions Aerospace and Defense 200 $96.0M United States NetSuite NetSuite CRM+ Customer Relationship Management
QinetiQ Aerospace and Defense 6114 $1.04B United Kingdom SAP SAP S/4 HANA Enterprise Resource Planning
QinetiQ Aerospace and Defense 6114 $1.04B United Kingdom SAP SAP Cloud for Customer Customer Relationship Management
Remington Arms Company Aerospace and Defense 3500 $950.0M United States Oracle Oracle Service Cloud (ex RightNow) Customer Experience Platform
Safran Aerospace and Defense 70000 $18.00B United States ADP ADP Vantage HCM Human Capital Management
Safran Transmission Systems Aerospace and Defense 1350 $540.0M France Dassault Systemes Dassault Enovia PLM Product Lifecycle Management
Team Rubicon Aerospace and Defense 60 $5.0M United States Cornerstone OnDemand Cornerstone Learning Suite Learning Management System
Turkish Aerospace Industries Aerospace and Defense 5254 $1.00B Turkey Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Project Portfolio Management
Turkish Aerospace Industries Aerospace and Defense 5254 $1.00B Turkey Siemens PLM Software Siemens Teamcenter Product Lifecycle Management
U.S. Navy Aerospace and Defense 200000 $26.28B United States Oracle Oracle HCM Cloud Human Capital Management
Umbra Group Aerospace and Defense 1200 $200.0M Italy Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Enterprise Resource Planning
Umbra Group Aerospace and Defense 1200 $200.0M Italy Microsoft Microsoft Office 365 Content Management
Umbra Group Aerospace and Defense 1200 $200.0M Italy Microsoft Microsoft Power BI Business Intelligence
United Airlines Aerospace and Defense 88400 $37.74B United States Microsoft Microsoft Project Server Project Portfolio Management
United Airlines Aerospace and Defense 88400 $37.74B United States Anaplan Anaplan Planning and Performance Management Platform

Source: Apps Run The World, January 2019

Further Readings

An expanded version of this report covers the top 500+ Aerospace and 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 2015-2017 product revenues.

Their 2017 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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