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Global Automation Industry Outlook, 2017

Global Automation Industry Outlook, 2017

This research study provides key trends and predictions for the global automation industry in 2017. The automation market experienced a decline in 2016 as a result of a weak investment climate. The research service analyzes the trends across the end-user industries and provides an outlook of the automation market for 2017. The automation market is set for a paradigm shift due to the digitalization in the end-user industries, and the study analyzes the impact of the shift on the market in 2017. The study captures the impact of trends that are expected to transpire over the upcoming year as organizations shift to prepare for the future. The study highlights the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform offerings of the major automation companies and provides a comparison among them. The study also highlights the role of start-ups, with niche capabilities in the operational and information technologies in 2017, as they are expected to emerge as the cornerstone to unlock value. This automation outlook provides a detailed market landscape analysis of the key participants in both process automation and discrete automation markets. It offers an in-depth outlook of key trends across end-user verticals that affect the global automation market along with use-cases.

Scope of the study:
• Market Type—Process industries, discrete industries Process industries: Oil and gas, power, chemicals and petrochemicals, metals and mining, life sciences, food and beverages, Water and wastewater, pulp and paper, cement and glass, textile, rubber and plastic, and metal fabrication Discrete industries: Automotive, machinery, semiconductor and electronics, aerospace and defense, printing, medical devices, and packaging
• Product Types—Distributed Control System (DCS), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA), Process Safety System, Machine Safety Systems, Human-machine Interface (HMI), Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), Operator Training Simulators (OTS), General Motion Control (GMC), Sensors and Transmitters, Flowmeters, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
• Region—North America (NA), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Latin America (LA)
• Base Year—2016
• Forecast Year—2017

Key questions this study will answer:
• What are the key factors that will influence the global automation market in 2017?
• What are the key projections for the automation market segments?
• What are the key trends in the end-user industries that will impact the automation market in 2017?
• What are the key automation trends to watch for in 2017?
• What are the growth opportunities in the automation market in 2017?


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Highlights of 2016
    • Top 17 Trends in 2017-Short Term
    • Top 17 Trends in 2017-Mid Term
    • Top 17 Trends in 2017-Long Term
    • Market Impact Analysis of Top 17 Trends
    • Bold Predictions for 2017
    • Global Automation Outlook for 2017-Regional Revenue Snapshot
    • Market Share Analysis
    • Total Industrial Automation Landscape-Process and Discrete
  • Research Scope and Segmentation
    • Research Scope
    • Market Segmentation-Process Automation
    • Market Segmentation-Discrete Automation
    • Definitions
  • Global Economic Outlook for 2017
    • Top Economic Trends-2017
    • Top Economic Predictions-2017
    • Top Predictions in 2017-Advanced Economies
    • Top Predictions in 2017-BRICS Nations
    • World's 20 Largest Economies in 2016
    • World's 20 Fastest Growing Economies in 2016 and 2017
    • World Economic Snapshot-2015-2017
    • Other Macro-economic Highlights-2017
  • Key Automation Trends to Watch
    • IT-OT Convergence
    • Harmonization of IT and OT
    • Digital Transformation
    • Digitalization-Creative Destruction and Expansion of Business Models
    • Platformization of Automation
    • Race to Become the Next Anchor for Industrial Markets
    • Transformation-Tectonic Shifts Affecting Industries and Markets for Next Decade
    • Co-innovation is the Future as New Business Models Emerge
    • New Business Models
    • Imperative Start-ups-Major Areas of Innovation
    • Automation Start-up Ecosystem
    • End-user Trends-Process Industries
    • Oil & Gas-Key Trends
    • Investments-Upstream Oil & Gas
      • Table Oil & Gas Market: Upstream Offshore Oil & Gas Capital Spending, Global, 2015-2016
      • Table Oil & Gas Market: Upstream Onshore Oil & Gas Capital Spending, Global, 2015-2016
    • Case Study-Oil & Gas
    • Power-Key Trends
    • Investment-Power
      • Table Power Generation Market: CAPEX in Power Generation, Global, 2015-2016
    • Case Study-Power
    • Food & Beverage-Key Trends
    • Investments-Food & Beverage
      • Table Food and Beverage Processing Software Market: Capital Spending, Global, 2015-2016
    • Case Study-Food & Beverage
    • Life Sciences-Key Trends
    • Investments-Life Sciences
      • Table Life Sciences Market: Total Pharmaceuticals R&D Spending, Global, 2015-2016
    • Case Study-Life Sciences
    • Water and Wastewater-Key Trends
    • Investments-Water and Wastewater
      • Table Water and Wastewater Market: Capital Expenditure in Municipal and Industrial Water Market, Global, 2015-2016
    • Case Study-Water and Wastewater
    • Chemical and Petrochemical-Key Trends
    • Investments-Chemical and Petrochemical
      • Table Chemical and Petrochemical Market: Chemical and Petrochemical CAPEX, Global, 2015-2016
    • Case Study-Chemical and Petrochemical
    • Mining & Metals-Key Trends
    • Investments-Mining & Metals
      • Table Mining & Metals Industry: PP&E* and Exploration CAPEX, Global, 2015-2016
    • Case Study-Mining & Metals
  • End-user Trends-Discrete Industries
    • Automotive & Transportation-Key Trends
    • Investments-Automotive & Transportation
      • Table Automotive & Transportation Market: IT Spending, Global, 2015-2017
      • Table Automotive & Transportation Market: IioT Software spending, Global, 2015-2016
    • Case Study-Automotive & Transportation
    • Aerospace & Defense-Key Trends
    • Investments-Aerospace & Defense
      • Table Aerospace & Defense Market: Onboard Internet of Things Capital Spending, Global, 2015-2016
    • Case Study-Aerospace & Defense
    • Semiconductor and Electronics-Key Trends
    • Investments-Semiconductor and Electronics
      • Table Semiconductors and Electronics Market: Semiconductor Capital Spending, Global, 2015-2016
      • Table Semiconductors and Electronics Market: New Facilities to Start Operation Between 2017 and 2020, Global
    • Case Study-Semiconductor and Electronics
    • Machinery-Key Trends
    • Investments-Machinery
      • Table Machine Tools Market: Capital Spending, Global, 2015-2016
    • Case Study-Machinery
  • Process Automation Outlook for 2017
    • Process Automation-End-user Industry Outlook
      • Table Process Automation Market: Revenues by End-user Segment, Global, 2015-2017
    • Process Automation-Regional Outlook
      • Table Process Automation Market: Revenue Trends by Region, Global, 2015-2017
    • Process Automation-Product Outlook
      • Table Process Automation Market: Revenues by Product Segment, Global, 2015-2017
    • Process Automation-Competition Analysis
      • Table Process Automation Segment: Market Share Trends of Top 5 Companies, Global, 2015 and 2016
  • Discrete Automation Outlook for 2017
    • Discrete Automation-End-user Industry Outlook
      • Table Discrete Automation Market: Revenues by End-user Segment, Global, 2015-2017
    • Discrete Automation-Regional Outlook
      • Table Discrete Automation Market: Revenue Trends by Region, Global, 2015-2017
    • Discrete Automation-Product/Solution Outlook
      • Table Discrete Automation Market: Revenues by Product Segment, Global, 2015-2017
    • Discrete Automation-Competition Analysis
      • Table Discrete Automation Segment: Market Share Trends of Top 5 Companies, Global, 2015 and 2016
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Rise of Digital Economy
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Changing Market Dynamics
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Value Shift from Hardware to Software
  • Key Conclusions
    • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • Appendix
    • Partial List of Other Key Industry Participants
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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