Market outlook of engineering services outsourcing
ESO refers to the outsourcing of specific engineering services. Engineering services are considered as a critical part of different verticals. Technavios market research analysts expect the global engineering services outsourcing (ESO) to grow at a CAGR of close to 27% until 2019.
Due to the lack of expertise and increasing pressure to reduce costs, companies have started outsourcing their engineering services requirements. The inherent benefits of cost advantages offered by engineering services outsourcing is a key criteria for businesses, and India being able to offer both of these due to its people strength with good match of skill sets required for engineering services has a emerged as an attractive destination in this market.
Market segmentation by outsourced destinations
China Eastern Europe India Others Countries such as Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore among others are also considered as emerging, dominant outsourcing destinations in the market. China is another major destination for ESO, and it held a market share of close to 15% in 2014.
China offers a stronger infrastructure and manufacturing base compared to India. However, a large English-speaking population, liberal economic policies, a favorable political and legal system, and a relatively stronger protection of IP are some of the reasons why India is still a dominant player in the market.
Key challenges faced by the global engineering services outsourcing market
Protecting IP is one of the major challenges confronting the Global ESO market. Outsourcing engineering tasks to other countries raises IP concerns, given the several risks associated with theft, or misuse of trade secrets, or loss of IP rights.
ESOs just work on the products of their customers and they dont own them. Any innovation that emerges out as a result of the work carried out belongs to the third-party service provider. Therefore, the enterprises that outsource their engineering services to third-party vendors always have concerns for IP loss as the service providers serve multiple customers that can be competitors. In addition, various types of IP assets such as trade secrets, trademarks, industrial design, patents, and copyrights are put into use in an offshore outsourcing agreement.
Leading vendors analyzed in the report
HCL Infosys TCS Wipro The other prominent vendors of this market include Aricent Group, Tata ELXSI, Infotech Enterprises and Luxoft.
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Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report Global Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO) Market 2015-2019 Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO) Market: HCL, Infosys, TCS and Wipro Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Aricent Group, Tata ELXSI, Infotech Enterprises and Luxoft. Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavios team said: In line with the growing adoption of technology and associated engineering services, ESO vendors need to offer high-end services pertaining to consulting, bringing to the client not only expertise in technology and engineering but also expertise in business outcomes. Consulting services are advisory services to help companies analyze and improve the business operational performance and technology strategies. Various consultancies enter into marketing partnerships with leading engineering manufacturers and R&D consulting to enable delivery of quick recommendations and purchase, and offer technology system packages at high profits. According to the report, the need to replace legacy automation systems with new highly efficient automation solutions for process improvements is one of the primary drivers in the market. Automation solutions enable organizations to take fast and predictive maintenance steps that prevent the failure of plant operations and increase productivity. In today's business environment, cost control has become an integral part of a company's strategy to stay ahead of competition. Further, the report states that the lack of technical expertise and skilled workforce in implementing and operating automation and embedded products could restrain the adoption of advanced systems by some end-users, which could also affect the service providers as they do not find enough talent to match the demand of end-users.