Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Market is segmented by Deployment Type (On-premise, Cloud, and Professional Services), End-user Industry (Electronics, Industrial Equipment, High-tech, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC)), and Geography. The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

PLM Software Market Size

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 7.72 %

Major Players

PLM Software Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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PLM Software Market Analysis

The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.72% during the forecast period. The demand for robust data analytics software platforms in the industry is increasing. The increasing adoption of IoT across the manufacturing industry has augmented these trends. PTC’s Windchill is an instance of the PLM software embedded with analytics for discrete manufacturers looking for IoT capabilities. This software can boost the PLM solution to sprint with flexibility.

  • Digitalization transforms products from physical goods and tangible services into digital twins, replicas of the physical product. Industry 4.0 is an important focus aiming at increasing competitiveness by targeting the reduction of production costs while improving product quality and production scalability by utilizing the digitalization of products. SAP explores digital supply chain scenarios where different suppliers submit offers directly to a blockchain platform to improve effectiveness across their business networks.
  • In addition, PLM helps improve approval times and reduce delays by accelerating product introduction to the market, saving costs for adopters. For example, in September 2022, AVEVA Solutions Limited and Aras entered a strategic OEM partnership to deliver industrial “Asset Lifecycle Management” solutions. AVEVA would license the Aras Innovator platform for providing a series of scalable Asset Lifecycle Management solutions that would integrate Aras’ flexible and open portfolio of applications with AVEVA Asset Information Management and AVEVA Unified Engineering.
  • The increased adoption of Industrial IoT (IIoT) in the production process is aiding the market demand for software applications, and IIoT adoption is expected to skyrocket over the forecast period. For instance, according to GSMA Intelligence, the number of IIoT-connected objects is expected to reach 13.7 billion by 2025.
  • For example, in January 2022, Simple Energy, the EV maker, partnered with Siemens and enabled digital transformation in the EV manufacturing industry. The EV company also mentioned including Prolim to share its technologies to strengthen the EV portfolio in India. As part of the partnership, Simple Energy would adopt Siemen’s cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software Teamcenter X to establish a robust digital foundation in e-mobility solutions.
  • However, as the companies continue to provide different products and product ranges to tackle market competitiveness, it creates interoperability issues, a matter of constant optimization for the software companies. As continuous improvements continue in the software products, the software implementation in a company’s existing product line-up becomes streamlined and manageable, facilitating better results.
  • Many manufacturing industries were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, creating significant supply chain gaps, and leading to delays. This forced many industries to hasten the Industry 4.0 adoption and digital transformation initiatives, boosting the demand for PLM software to bolster the required growth rates. The increased software penetration after the pandemic has boosted market growth.

PLM Software Industry Segmentation

The product lifecycle management (PLM) software market for the study defines revenues generated from adopting the PLM software in various end-user industries, such as electronics, industrial equipment, automotive, aerospace, and defense. The analysis is based on the market insights captured through secondary research and the primaries. The market also covers the major factors impacting the growth of the PLM software market in terms of drivers and restraints.

The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software market witnesses growth, as PLM helps manage complex product lifecycles. The analysis of different metrics of the products provided by these software help organizations facilitates various stages of designing the product and introducing it in the market.

The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Market is segmented by Deployment Type (On-premise, Cloud, and Professional Services), End-user Industry (Electronics, Industrial Equipment, High-tech, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC)), and Geography. The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

By Deployment Type
Professional Services
By End-user Industry
Electronics, Industrial Equipment, and High-tech
Aerospace and Defense
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC)
Other End-user Industries
By Geography
North America
Latin America
Middle East & Africa

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PLM Software Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the PLM Software Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Production of Autonomous Vehicles to Drive the Market Growth

  • Due to future autonomous vehicle penetration, the developers working on autonomous vehicles have to face various and increasingly complex challenges and, consequently, need to reevaluate their current processes and toolsets.
  • Fully functional autonomous driving systems require some of the most sophisticated software implementations that the carmakers have ever faced for combining a variety of data feeds, like information from sensors, traffic data from the cloud, data coming from other vehicles or infrastructure, and tying it all into the vehicle’s electronic and mechanical components to create a network of onboard systems that all work together reliably without user input or correction.
  • The integrated ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) and product development platforms, such as codeBeamer ALM, will be instrumental in modernizing development processes for tackling the challenges introduced by the increasing product complexity and the growing reliance of products on sophisticated software applications in the autonomous vehicle sector.
  • The increasing use of digital manufacturing and the rising demand for autonomous cars is a key trend expected to drive the PLM software market in the automotive sector during the forecast period. For instance, in October 2022, Siemens and Applied EV announced a partnership with the EV company to use Siemens’ PLM software to bolster autonomous vehicle design, assembly, and quality assurance. Siemens’ software was helping the EV firm meet the growing demand for fully autonomous vehicles through better change management and quality.
 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Market: Autonomous Vechile Penetration, In %, Global, 2021 - 2030

North America to Account for a Significant Share

  • North America's strong financial position enables it to invest heavily in advanced solutions and technologies that have provided a competitive edge in the market. Moreover, the region has the presence of several major product lifecycle management software vendors, such as IBM Corp. (United States), PTC Inc. (United States), and Oracle Corporation (United States). Hence, there is intense competition among the players.
  • The automotive sector is growing at a significant rate in North America. As the region's economic growth directly impacts the sales of passenger cars and commercial vehicles, PLM software is mainly used in the product development stage, which starts long before manufacturing begins in the automotive industry. It ensures vehicles' advanced safety features, electronics, and embedded software content.
  • Other manufacturing markets and industries explore the benefits of deploying PLM software to enhance manufacturing and production processes. In March 2022, swatchbook Inc. (designers and makers of a cloud-based material sourcing, management, and design collaboration platform, swatchbook) and Centric Software (the maker of Centric PLM, the PLM solution to plan, design, develop, source, and sell products like apparel, furniture, home décor, cosmetics, food and beverage, and luxury) announced their partnership to provide seamless integration between the two prominent platforms. swatchbook would deliver a standard, bi-directional integration between swatchbook's cloud platform and Centric PLM, which would be instantly deployable for users.
  • Similarly, in February 2022, Giant Tiger selected BlueCherry Next PLM to help support the design and product development groups in promoting collaboration among all stakeholders, suppliers, and vendors. BlueCherry Next PLM is an improved part of the end-to-end BlueCherry enterprise suite for apparel and consumer lifestyle brands and retailers.
  • Such collaborations bolster the enhancement of the market scenario, motivating other vendors and competitors to enable PLM software, and shaping the North American market for vast PLM implementation. The in-depth implementation throughout several aspects of the product supply chain is actively helping North America's businesses with the changing Industry 4.0 trends.
 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Market - Growth Rate by Region (2022 - 27)

PLM Software Industry Overview

The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software market is highly competitive and fragmented due to the presence of numerous global players. Various global players are moving in R&D with the latest software techniques, creating a high level of competitiveness in the market. The key players include Siemens, Dassault Systemes Deutschland GmbH, ANSYS Inc., Autodesk Inc., and Infor Inc. The companies are increasing their market share by forming multiple partnerships, investing in projects, and launching new products in the market.

In June 2022, Infor partnered with Everstream Analytics, the global supply chain insights and risk analytics company, to help organizations better anticipate and navigate supply chain disruptions. Evertsream's solution will complement the capabilities of shipments and inventory throughout the supply chain and visibility to orders by providing data on external events such as weather, labor strikes, port congestion, and cybersecurity. Through the partnership, Infor will integrate its end-to-end supply chain risk assessment and monitoring data with Infor Nexus multi-enterprise business network platform.

In May 2022, Ansys Acquired OnScale to Expand its Cloud Portfolio with the help of Technology. This acquisition will help provide a cloud-native, web-based user interface (UI) for device-independent accessAnsys'sys's array of simulation technologies. With a cloud portfolio that supports location-independent, device-independent, and platform-independent access, customers can have maximum flexibility in leveraging simulation through a full-featured user interface (UIs), a web-based UI, as well as through a new class of simulation-based tools accessible by all engineers.

In April 2022, PTC and ITC Infotech entered an agreement to further extend their 20 years of partnership and accelerate customer digital transformation initiatives to adopt PTC's Windchill PLM software as a service (SaaS). ITC Infotech would acquire a part of PTC's PLM implementation services business, creating a new business unit of ITC Infotech by the name DxP Services. This would combine PLM professional services experts from both companies.

PLM Software Market Leaders

  1. Siemens AG

  2. SAP SE

  3. Autodesk Inc.

  4. Dassault Systems Deutschland GmbH

  5. PTC Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Market Concentration

PLM Software Market News

  • Jun 2022: Product development processes have evolved at never before seen speeds in recent years. Autodesk Fusion 360 offers the most significant improvement to any workflow and is constantly changing to meet the needs of engineers, professional designers, and machinists. Fusion 360 includes a new mesh environment that provides a historical timeline for mesh edits and improved conversion options, enabling the users to undo/redo actions as needed.
  • Feb 2022: Dassault Systems launched a life cycle assessment solution, Sustainable Innovation Intelligence, that enables companies to minimize the environmental impacts of the materials, products, and processes they create. The unique cloud-based solution integrates the eco-invent database about the effects of more than 18,000 agricultural and industrial processes into virtual design, manufacturing engineering, operations and logistics, and product development. This solution is fully embedded in the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform and covers the entire value chain.

PLM Software Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Impact of COVID-19 on the Product Lifecycle Management Software Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Adoption of Digitalization to Improve Production

      2. 5.1.2 Introduction of Cloud Technology to Consolidate the Information

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Lack of Interoperability among Dissimilar Product Versions


    1. 6.1 By Deployment Type

      1. 6.1.1 On-premise

      2. 6.1.2 Cloud

      3. 6.1.3 Professional Services

    2. 6.2 By End-user Industry

      1. 6.2.1 Electronics, Industrial Equipment, and High-tech

      2. 6.2.2 Aerospace and Defense

      3. 6.2.3 Automotive

      4. 6.2.4 Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC)

      5. 6.2.5 Other End-user Industries

    3. 6.3 By Geography

      1. 6.3.1 North America

      2. 6.3.2 Europe

      3. 6.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.3.4 Latin America

      5. 6.3.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Siemens AG

      2. 7.1.2 Dassault Systems Deutschland GmbH

      3. 7.1.3 Autodesk Inc.

      4. 7.1.4 PTC Inc.

      5. 7.1.5 SAP SE

      6. 7.1.6 ANSYS Germany GmbH

      7. 7.1.7 Oracle Corporation

      8. 7.1.8 Aras Corporation

      9. 7.1.9 Arena Solutions

      10. 7.1.10 Infor Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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PLM Software Market Research FAQs

The PLM Software Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The PLM Software Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.72% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Siemens AG, SAP SE, Autodesk Inc., Dassault Systems Deutschland GmbH, PTC Inc. are the major companies operating in PLM Software Market.

PLM Software Industry Report

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