ANN ARBOR, Michigan, August 29, 2008 — CIMdata, the leading global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) consulting and research firm announces the availability of its annual PLM Market Analysis Report. The report provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market. It contains analyses of major trends and issues, leading PLM solution suppliers, PLM purchases investments in software and services for geographical regions and industry sectors, and historical and projected data about market growth. In addition, the 2008 PLM Market Analysis Report presents an analysis of the 2007 PLM market. It includes analyses of the overall PLM market and its various sectors: collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm), Tools and Tools sub-sectors, and Digital Manufacturing with special emphasis on the cPDm segment and Digital Manufacturing.

Ken Amann, CIMdata Director of Research said, “This analysis provides our perspective on PLM across a variety of industry and geographic sectors. We reviewed investments in PLM-related software and services during 2007, and forecasted PLM investments for 2008 through 2012.” The forecasts are based on data available through the first quarter of 2008. “It is important to note that the data and revenue information presented in this report are CIMdata’s estimates of the PLM revenue performance of the various suppliers.” Mr. Amann added.

The PLM Market Analysis Report comes in two modules. ‘Module 1’ presents CIMdata’s overview of the PLM market, overall market statistics, and an analysis of PLM suppliers’ performance in 2007 and CIMdata’s overall forecast for 2008 through 2012. ‘Module 2’ builds on the information presented in Module 1 by providing detailed geographic and industry 2007 revenue results and forecasts for 2008 to 2012. The PLM Market Analysis Report is sold as a stand-alone report or as part of the CIMdata PLM Community Gold membership. The Table of Contents and further details including pricing information are available here.