HfS Blueprint Report: PLM Services 2016

In the 2016 PLM Services Blueprint, we focus on innovation and execution capabilities of 13 service providers which offers Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Services. This includes their skills across the HfS PLM Services Value Chain of: Plan, Implement, Manage, and Optimize for leading PLM applications such as Dassault, Siemens, PTC, Autodesk, SAP and Oracle.


  • A renewed interest in this market: PLM traditionally was an enterprise application solution for addressing product development challenges, which was a nice-to-have solution. But now with the advent of  IoT, smart products, and digital manufacturing, it is becoming central to any manufacturing firm’s technology landscape.
  • Challenges in PLM adoption: Though PLM is implemented in many large enterprises, the user adoption of PLM is on the lower side.
  • Different PLM approaches by service providers: The 13 service providers we evaluated for this Blueprint approach this market in three ways: (1) Service providers with strong consulting offerings focus more on consulting-led solutions and have the advantage of early engagement with the customers. (2) Service providers with strong IT offerings focus more on implementation and manage service phase and emphasize on their ability to deliver on complex implementation programs. (3) The pure-play engineering service providers focus PLM more as a complementary offering to their engineering services and their ability to deliver on engineering processes management.
  • Usage of PLM is expanding beyond manufacturing: The use of PLM solutions has gone beyond manufacturing into other verticals. such as retail, apparel, utilities, constructions, etc. The firms in these verticals are using PLM solutions or PLM concepts to manage digital information.



Executive leaders and business unit leaders, product and R&D leaders, PLM leaders, technology leaders, advisors, investors who have responsibilities in building out PLM service delivery capabilities.


Accenture, Atos, Cognizant, Capgemini, HCL, Infosys, KPIT, L&T Technology Services, Syntel, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Tata Technologies, Wipro


Readers will gain insight into the capability, vision and investment priorities of the service providers included in the Blueprint report. We also outline the strengths and challenges to take into consideration for these service providers. We also provide a top level trends and market analysis of the PLM Services market, where most of the current business is concentrated and which areas we expect to see the most growth in over the next few years. In addition, there are recommendations sections for buyer enterprises as well as the service providers. The intent of this report is to provide valuable intelligence and a valuable reality check on what is going on in the PLM services world.

HfS Blueprint Report: PLM Services 2016

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