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CIMdata releases report on state of the CAM market: Fragmentation, competition

Article-CIMdata releases report on state of the CAM market: Fragmentation, competition

When the consulting and research firm CIMdata recently released Version 18 of its annual NC Software & Related Services Market Assessment Report, Alan Christman, company chairman and primary author of the report, pointed out that the CAM software market is still very fragmented and competitive. “There is no single vendor or small group of vendors,” he said, “that dominate the worldwide market.” Yet, as the report makes clear, some are growing faster than others.

The CAM software market grew by 5.2% in 2008, according to CIMdata’s estimate, but the growth rate is expected to slow considerably in 2009. The company tracks about 50 CAM vendors and ranks 20-30, depending on the category. Dassault Systèmes led the pack in vendor revenues received and end-user payments, followed by Siemens PLM Software. Illustrating the fragmented nature of the market, the two companies’ combined market share is 28.2%

Delcam, which is listed as the largest specialist supplier, was in third place, for the first time passing PTC. Delcam was also the fourth-fastest-growing supplier in 2008, and CIMdata expects it to be among the five fastest-growing in 2009. Other fast-growing companies in 2009 are expected to be Spring Technologies, Geometric Technologies, SolidCAM, and Open Mind Technologies.

The full report includes a number of rankings other than vendor revenues and end-user payments such as geography and industry. Version 18 of the NC Software & Services Market Assessment Report can be purchased from CIMdata by calling (734) 668-9922, or by e-mailing [email protected]. [email protected]

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