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CIMdata names CAM Software Market Leaders

June 1, 2010 — In the recently-released Version 19 of the NC Software and Related Services Market Assessment Report, consulting and research firm CIMdata, Inc. named the worldwide CAM software market leaders for 2009 and projected those expected to be market leaders in 2010. For 2009, Dassault Systèmes was the market leader on the basis of both direct vendor revenues received and end-user payments for CAM software and services, Delcam was the leader in terms of industrial seats shipped. Planit Holdings was the leader on the basis of industrial seats installed. Siemens PLM Software’s NX was the leader in industrial seats shipped by brand and CNC Software’s Mastercam was the leader in both industrial and educational seats installed by brand name. OPEN MIND Technologies was named as the most rapidly-growing vendor, although their revenue growth rate was only 1.6%.

Mr. Alan Christman, CIMdata Chairman and primary author of the report noted that, “Even though there have been a number of recent mergers and acquisitions, the CAM software market continues to be highly-fragmented and competitive. There is no single vendor or small group of vendors that dominate the worldwide market, and this is illustrated by the number of different market leaders depending on the ranking category.” CIMdata tracks approximately 50 CAM software vendors and the rankings in the report list 15-30 vendors depending upon the category. 2009 was a difficult year for the CAM software market as the estimated overall market size declined by 13.1%, from $1.425 billion to $1.239 billion. However, CIMdata projects that the overall market will rebound in 2010 by 8.7% to a level of $1.347 billion.

The 2009 leading vendors on the basis of CAM software and services direct revenue received were Dassault Systèmes, Siemens PLM Software, Delcam, Planit Holdings, PTC, Tebis, Cimatron, OPEN MIND Technologies, Missler Software, and CNC Software. Dassault Systèmes and Siemens PLM Software were the clear market leaders with double-digit market shares and a combined market share of 30.2%. Delcam was listed as the largest specialty supplier. The remaining eight vendors in the top ten had a combined market share of 38.1% and the remainder of the vendors below the top ten had a combined market share of 31.7%. This data is shown in the following chart.

The top five worldwide leaders in 2009 on the basis of end-user payments were identical to those shown above for revenue received, i.e. Dassault Systèmes, Siemens PLM Software, Delcam, Planit Holdings, and PTC. However, there were differences in the grouping of the second five. The second five positions on the basis of end-user payments were held by CNC Software, OPEN MIND Technologies, Cimatron, Tebis, and DP Technology. The changes typically reflect a greater use of resellers as compared to direct sales.

The estimated worldwide 2009 top five vendors on the basis of CAM industrial seats shipped were Delcam, Planit Holdings, Siemens PLM Software, CNC Software, and Dassault Systems. The seat count rankings are significantly different than the vendor revenue rankings. The 2009 rankings on the basis of industrial seats shipped by brand were Siemens’ PLM Software NX, CNC Software’s Mastercam, Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA, PTC’s Pro/E, and Planit Holdings’ EDGECAM. The changes in rankings are primarily due to the differences in level and breadth of product and associated software pricing among the vendors.

The worldwide five most rapidly-growing CAM software vendors on the basis of revenue received in 2009 as compared to 2008, were OPEN MIND Technologies, CG Tech, Delcam, DP Technology, and Dassault Systems. However, OPEN MIND Technologies was the only vendor to achieve positive growth as all other suppliers were either flat in revenues or experienced a decline in revenues. CIMdata is projecting that the five most rapidly-growing companies in 2010 will be C&G Systems as a result of a merger of Graphic Products Japan and Computer Engineering Inc., SolidCAM, Geometric Tech, DP Technology and OPEN MIND Technologies. It can be noted that OPEN MIND Technologies and DP Technology are the only two companies expected to be among the top five most rapidly-growing companies in both years.

Other vendor rankings contained in Version 19 of the NC Market Assessment Report include those for the educational market, those based on revenue by geography and industry, those for verification and post-processing vendors, the total number of people in a company, product development, direct sales, and the number of resellers per company.

About CIMdata
CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding more than 25 years ago, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
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