Japan Product Life-Cycle Management Market Shares, 2016: 3D Modeling and Collaboration Cloud Penetration
This IDC study shows the results of our survey of the Japan PLM application market, which is composed of manufacturing applications and engineering tools. Refer to the end of the document for each market definition.The 2016 Japan PLM application market secured investments in system upgrades, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) taking priority, but market growth was restrained because of the impact of the simultaneous shift to subscription-based business models. However, from 2017 onward, IDC believes that the transition to subscription models will begin to bear fruit. "Demand for gaining insights that are helpful for operations and business from system data is starting to emerge in all sectors, and the demand for data platforms and data analysis is rising. Even in manufacturing, which continues to evolve into a service industry, there is demand for developing new products and providing services through broad-based collaboration, leading to more opportunities to use the cloud and cognitive/AI systems," says Yoko Motai, senior market analyst, Software and Security, IDC Japan.