PAC expects above-average growth rates for project services in the German manufacturing industry related to product lifecycle management (PLM). This growth will be mainly driven by the ongoing need for manufacturers to increase the efficiency of their product development processes. What are the major topics project services providers should be aware of? First of all, PLM project services providers should [...]
On November 8th 2012, Siemens PLM Software (Siemens) announced the acquisition of LMS, a leading provider of testing and mechatronic simulation solutions, with approx. 1,200 employees worldwide serving over 5,000 manufacturing companies. This acquisition will enable Siemens to provide its customers with the whole range of virtual design, simulation and physical performance testing applications. This will permit them to make [...]
IT in the manufacturing industry is today, more than ever, required to help save costs, both by cuts and by enhancing business efficiency through IT. These two elements will drive the IT project services market. Almost one third of the total IT project services revenues in Germany are currently realized by the manufacturing industry. IT projects aimed at reducing fixed [...]
On August 8, 2012, PTC announced its plan to acquire Servigistics, a provider of integrated solutions for optimized services management and operations. This acquisition will further strengthen PTC’s portfolio for manufacturers’ services business, which, from our point of view, is a wise decision, as the services business has become a major market with attractive profit margins for manufacturers. Especially in [...]
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) 2009, and also 2010, were not very good years for MES services providers. The market for MES project services was seriously affected by the financial and economic crisis at that time. For 2011, PAC expects revenues to have grown again, also due to some backlog demand from the economic crisis. This has been confirmed in numerous [...]
While software and IT services (SITS) spending recovered in most geographies in 2011, there will be big disparities in performance by region and & 2012 will definitely be a challenging year for the IT industry, says leading research and consulting company PAC.
My first impression at the SAP Automotive Symposium 2011 in Mainz, Germany, was that there were definitely fewer visitors than last year. Not only was the audience in the auditorium smaller, but the different break-out sessions were not held in small conference halls, like in previous years, but in various larger groups in the spacious lobby of the Rheingoldhalle in [...]
This year, PTC’s major customer event in Stuttgart, Germany, was quite a success: According to PTC, the number of visitors (altogether approx. 1.300) was about 30% higher than last year. PTC’s main messages at this year’s event were: Major Customer Wins and Strong Revenue Growth: PTC reports revenue growth across all its worldwide regions and product segments. In Europe, which [...]
Biswajit Banerjee’s main responsibilities include market analysis and strategic consulting for the software and IT services industry in APAC with main focus on India. As a senior analyst he is responsible for hardware maintenance, system infrastructure software and project services product segments. His main focus verticals in this region include Manufacturing, Transport, Telecom, Banking and Insurance industry.
George’s role includes engagement in broad areas of the strategic marketing and market research domains, eg. strategic positioning, portfolio assessment and calibration, partnership strategy, etc. His expertise has been covering both region-specific and industry-wide trends and standings.