|[January 15, 2014]
IDC Manufacturing Insights Releases Product Lifecycle Management and Aftersales Service Strategies Predictions for 2014
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Manufacturing Insights hosted a Web conference, IDC
Manufacturing Insights 2014 Predictions: Product Lifecycle Management
and Aftersales Service Strategies, highlighting the top 10
predictions for the year ahead. Featuring analysts Kimberly
Brennan, and Amy
Rowell, the session provided organizations with insight and
perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes that may
be on the horizon. The Predictions Web Conference Series is designed to
help company leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and
plan for future growth.
An audio replay of today's web conference will be available within 12
hours; to access the replay and receive a complimentary copy of the
presentation, a please visit: http://bit.ly/IDCMI_PLM_Predictions2014.
The Top 10 Predictions are:
Prediction #1: Manufacturers will increasingly place a strategic focus
on Product Economics and Servitization.
Prediction #2: Product lifecycle strategies will focus on PLM value
realization and innovation.
Prediction #3: Most will hone Service Excellence initiatives to
bolster technician "service readiness".
Prediction #4: Leading manufacturers increase investment in Connected
Prediction #5: Products will become increasingly software driven and
will require systems engineering to manage growing product and process
Prediction #6: Modernized PLM and service strategies will necessitate
integration between enterprise IT, "Smart" Product technology, and
leveraging pillar technologies.
Prediction #7: PLM analytics will grow in importance as manufacturers
seek to leverage product data to make more informed decisions.
Prediction #8: Manufacturers increasingly emphasize
Design-for-Serviceability practices to fulfill SLAs on future
Prediction #9: Service Provider use will increase for augmenting
capabilities and for select engineering and aftersales service
Prediction #10: Additive manufacturing/3D Printing begins to transform
the way that manufacturers design and deliver products.
"In 2014, manufacturers' product and service strategies will become
increasingly global, multidisciplinary, innovation-based, and
customer-focused. As a result, PLM strategies and tools need to evolve
to support this transformation," said Amy
Rowell, Research Manager, IDC (News - Alert) Manufacturing Insights. "Manufacturers
will place increasing emphasis on the value realization of PLM
investments and invest in the services that will be core to future
profitable revenue growth."
For additional information about these predictions or to arrange a
one-on-one briefing, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information
on purchasing reports, contact email@example.com;
reporters should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About IDC Predictions
A hallmark of IDC's offering for three decades, the annual Top 10
Predictions reports provide our outlook on the IT market, across
industries, in the coming year. IDC will publish dozens of Top 10
Predictions documents and host more than 50 events looking ahead at
2014. Please visit http://www.idc.com/predictions2014
for a complete listing.
About IDC Manufacturing Insights
IDC Manufacturing Insights assists manufacturing businesses and IT
leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them in making more
effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and
insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by
senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research
analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing asset
intensive, brand oriented, technology oriented, and engineering oriented
manufacturing industries. International Data Corporation (IDC)
is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory
services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a
subsidiary of IDG,
the world's leading technology, media, research, and events company. For
more information, please visit www.idc.com/manufacturing,
email email@example.com, or call
508-988-7900. Visit the IDC Manufacturing Insights Community at http://idc-insights-community.com/manufacturing.
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