March 20, 2019. Madison Park Group (MPG) is pleased to announce the release of its H1 2018 Engineering, Design, PLM & Simulation Software Market Update. Please click here for access to the report.
Madison Park Group (MPG) is a “strategy-first” first investment bank focused on advising the software economy on transformative M&A and capital formation strategies. Our team actively tracks the engineering and design software landscape and has been instrumental in strategic deals with both emerging and longstanding solution providers. Through countless interactions with other thought leaders and thorough research, we've taken notice of the following trends and developments:
While PLM incumbents continue to focus on heavy equipment, with a small focus shift to electronics, newer PLM companies (e.g., Propel, Upchain, etc.) are primarily focused on emerging manufacturing and field services
As simulation and virtual testing become more prevalent, simulation management tools (SMT) and digital thread traceability are bridging design and engineering to supply chains
Designers and engineers alike are demanding specialized tools to assist with day-to-day workflows; incumbents are fulfilling this solution need through acquisitions
The “Core 4” (Dassault, PTC, Siemens, and Autodesk) continue to diverge their growth areas: greater horizontal market coverage, IoT, electronic design / digital twin, building information management