Top 10 Product LifeCycle Management & Engineering Software Vendors and Market Forecast 2015-2020

Worldwide PLM & Engineering Applications Market to reach $18.2 billion by 2020, compared with $17.4 billion in 2015 at a compound annual growth rate of 0.8%.


In 2015, the top 10 Product LifeCycle Management & Engineering software vendors accounted for nearly 68% of the global Product LifeCycle Management & Engineering applications market which grew 1% to approach nearly $17.4 billion in license, maintenance and subscription revenues.

Last year Dassault Systemes led the pack with 15% market share and $2.7 billion in Product LifeCycle Management & Engineering product revenues, riding on a 22% jump in license, maintenance and subscription revenues. Synopsys was No. 2 achieving 12% share, Autodesk was the third at 10% and PTC and Mentor Graphics were fourth and fifth place with 6% and 5%, respectively.

Top 10 PLM & Engineering Software Vendors & 2015 PLM & Engineering Applications Market Shares
Top 10 PLM & Engineering Software Vendors & 2015 PLM & Engineering Applications Market Shares

Through our forecast period, the Product LifeCycle Management & Engineering applications market is expected to reach $18.2 billion by 2020, compared with $17.4 billion in 2015 at a compound annual growth rate of 0.8%.

Exhibit 2: Worldwide PLM & Engineering Software Market 2015-2020 Forecast, $M
Year201520202015-2020 CAGR, %

Source: Apps Run The World, June 2016

PLM & Engineering Market Definitions And Forecast Assumptions

Product Lifecycle Management applications enable key stakeholders including designers, engineers and OEMs to gain and optimize visibility into the entire product life cycle from idea generation to collaboration and from product data management to iterative development efforts. PLM applications are considered a derivative market with revenue contribution to functional areas such as Project and Portfolio Management, Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing.

Consolidation wave propels Dassault to new heights, while other incumbents are in search of new business models through subscription pricing.

Top 10 PLM & Engineering Software Vendors

Here are the rankings of the top 10 PLM & Engineering software vendors and their market shares in 2015.

RankVendor2014 PLM & Engineering Apps Revenues, $M2015 PLM & Engineering Apps Revenues, $MYoY Growth2015 PLM & Engineering Market Share, %Recent Developments
1Dassault Systemes Subscribe Subscribe22%15%PLM business continues to grow, Cloud migration is a work in progress.
2Synopsys Subscribe Subscribe8%12%Synopsys remains a global leader in EDA software and semiconductor IP for chip makers. The company is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions.
3Autodesk Subscribe Subscribe-0.3%10%Engineering and PLM offerings in transition to a subscription model and the Cloud.
4PTC Subscribe Subscribe-4%6%Acquired Kepware for its IoT communications platform in 2016.
5Mentor Graphics Subscribe Subscribe-5%5%Continued share repurchases from activist investor Carl Icahn in 2016 in order to stay independent.
6Ansys Inc. Subscribe Subscribe1%5%Unveiled ANSYS 17.0 in 2016, its most feature-rich release in its 45-year history of selling engineering simulaton apps.
7Siemens PLM Software Subscribe Subscribe5%5%Acquired CD-adapco for engineering simulation apps in 2016.
8Cadence Design Systems Subscribe Subscribe0%4%Projects 8% in 2016 sales, same as 2015.
9SAP Subscribe Subscribe23%3%SAP is parlaying its expertise in manufacturing apps to a new generation of product lifecycle management apps that leverage its HANA platform to extend into new markets like the Internet of Things.
10Oracle Subscribe Subscribe3%3%Oracle is transforming its PLM offerings – formerly from Agile – into Product Value Chain Cloud, Innovation Management Cloud and Product Development Cloud.
Subtotal Subscribe Subscribe6%68%
Other Subscribe Subscribe-8%32%
Total Subscribe Subscribe1%100%

Source: Apps Run The World, June 2016

Exhibit 4 shows the enterprise applications market by functional area. The highest growth functional markets revolve around smaller segments like eCommerce, Enterprise Performance Management, Sales Performance Management and Treasury and Risk, where first movers remain less established than those that for decades have been entrenched in functional areas like ERP, CRM and PLM.

Exhibit 4: Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2015-2020, By Functional Market, $M

Exhibit 4 Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2015-2020, By Functional Market, $M
Exhibit 4 Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2015-2020, By Functional Market, $M

PLM & Engineering Win/Loss Analysis As Part Of Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database

On the buyer side, customers are investing in Product LifeCycle Management & Engineering 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 PLM 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 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.


VendorCustomer WinIndustryNo. of employeesRevenue, $MOld ProductNew ProductWins in
Dassault SystemesFaraday FutureAutomotive750240Legacy SystemDassault Target Zero Defect, Smart Safe & Connected1Q16
Dassault SystemesElixir AircraftAviation & Aerospace305Legacy SystemDassault Enovia PLM2Q15
Dassault SystemesForum Energy TechnologiesOil & Energy2500885Legacy SystemDassault Enovia PLM2Q16
Dassault SystemesWestRockPackaging and Containers4140013790Legacy SystemDassault CATIA, ENOVIA2Q16
Dassault SystemesHispano-SuizaAviation & Aerospace1350540Legacy SystemDassault Co-Design to Target2Q15
Dassault SystemesNetsourceInformation Technology and Services8020Dassault Enovia 2013xDassault Enovia PLM3Q15
SynopsysiCatch TechnologyInformation Technology and Services23035Legacy SystemSynopsys IP Solutions4Q15
SynopsysAxellComputer Hardware3010Legacy SystemSynopsys Design Compiler4Q15
SynopsysBaikal ElectronicsSemiconductors8010Legacy SystemSynopsys DesignWare Analog IP Solutions1Q15
AutodeskDental Manufacturing UnitManufacturing20020Legacy SystemAutodesk Fusion Lifecycle2Q16
AutodeskTaylorMadeSporting Goods5373114490Legacy SystemAutodesk Fusion Lifecycle4Q15
AutodeskClub WWine and Spirits12020Legacy SystemAutodesk Fusion Lifecycle3Q15
AutodeskSwivlInternet8010Legacy SystemAutodesk Fusion Lifecycle3Q15
AutodeskExcellims CorporationBiotechnology556Legacy SystemAutodesk Fusion Lifecycle2Q15
PTCHasbro IncConsumer Goods52004200Legacy SystemPTC Windchill FlexPLM2Q15
PTCColony BrandsConsumer Goods1250850Legacy SystemPTC Windchill FlexPLM, PTC PLM Cloud2Q16
PTCPercall Développement SASInformation Technology and Services22035Legacy SystemPTC Windchill FlexPLM1Q15
PTCArrowP IncPackaging and Containers253Legacy SystemPTC Windchill FlexPLM1Q16
PTCAerojet RocketdyneDefense & Space50701700Legacy SystemPTC Windchill FlexPLM1Q15
Mentor GraphicsSentral GroupManufacturing10029Legacy SystemHyperLynx SI2Q16
Mentor GraphicsGeneral MotorsAutomotive216000152356Legacy SystemHyperLynx SI1Q15
Mentor GraphicsSan’an ICSemiconductors1000100Legacy SystemHyperLynx SI1Q16
Mentor GraphicsTerminus TechnologyIT industry15015Legacy SystemHyperLynx SI1Q15
Ansys Inc.SolarflareComputer Networking212263Legacy SystemANSYS Enterprise Cloud1Q16
Ansys Inc.General ElectricManufacturing305000117400Legacy SystemANSYS Enterprise Cloud1Q16
Ansys Inc.D-Wave SystemsComputer Hardware20020Legacy SystemANSYS Enterprise Cloud1Q16
Ansys Inc.ClariPhySemiconductors15022Legacy SystemANSYS Enterprise Cloud1Q16
Ansys Inc.Red Bull RacingSports6052854Legacy SystemANSYS Enterprise Cloud1Q16
Ansys Inc.ORECASports20050Legacy SystemANSYS Enterprise Cloud1Q16
Ansys Inc.NuScale PowerOil & Energy60038Legacy SystemANSYS Enterprise Cloud1Q16
Siemens PLM SoftwareJet AviationAviation & Aerospace45001200Legacy SystemSiemens Teamcenter3Q16
Siemens PLM SoftwareGestampAutomotive330006200Legacy SystemSiemens Teamcenter2Q16
Siemens PLM SoftwareChina Nuclear Power Engineering Co., LtdUtilitiesxxLegacy SystemSiemens Teamcenter2Q15
Siemens PLM SoftwareBlohm+VossConsumer Electronics1600700Legacy SystemSiemens Teamcenter4Q15
Siemens PLM SoftwareDongbu Daewoo ElectronicsConstruction25000010500Legacy SystemSiemens Teamcenter4Q14
Cadence Design SystemsCypress SemiconductorSemiconductors62791820Legacy SystemCadence EDA in the Cloud2Q16
Cadence Design SystemsTezzaron SemiconductorSemiconductors16026Legacy SystemCadence EDA in the Cloud2Q16
Cadence Design SystemsToshiba CorporationConsumer Electronics20000066560Legacy SystemCadence EDA in the Cloud2Q16
Cadence Design SystemsHiSilicon Technologies Co., LtdSemiconductors1100550Legacy SystemCadence EDA in the Cloud1Q16
SAPRockwell Automation IncIndustrial Automation225006050Legacy SystemSAP PLM3Q15
SAPHCL-AxonManagement Consulting60003500Legacy SystemSAP PLM1Q15
SAPDanoneConsumer Products10240020900Legacy SystemSAP PLM1Q15
SAPBlue Cross Blue ShieldInsurance81002420Legacy SystemSAP PLM1Q15
SAPApplied MedicalMedical Devices2200900Legacy SystemSAP PLM1Q15
OracleSmiths MedicalMedical Devices75002900Legacy SystemOracle Agile PLM1Q15
OracleARRIS Group, Inc.Telecommunications85205300Legacy SystemOracle Agile PLM1Q15
OracleFreescale SemiconductorSemiconductors420006100Legacy SystemOracle Agile PLM1Q15
OracleApple IncConsumer Electronics110000233115Arena PLMOracle Agile PLM3Q15
OracleMedtronicMedical Devices9800028000EMC DocumentumOracle Agile PLM1Q15
OracleVicon IndustriesSecurity and Investigations14845Legacy SystemOracle Agile PLM4Q14

Source: Apps Run The World, August 2016

Further Readings

An expanded version of this report covers the top 50+ Product LifeCycle Management and Engineering 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 2014-2015 product revenues.

Their 2015 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.