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CAM Software Market Leaders Named by CIMdata

Ann Arbor, Michigan, 3 August 2011 - CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM consulting and research firm announces the worldwide CAM software market leaders for 2010 in the initial release of Version 20 of the NC Market Analysis Report.

For 2010, Dassault Syst?mes was the market leader on the basis of both direct supplier revenues and end-user payments for CAM software and services, and Planit Holdings was the leader in terms of industrial seats shipped. Planit Holdings was also the leader on the basis of industrial seats installed. Siemens PLM Software's NX was the leader in industrial seats shipped by brand and CNC Software's Mastercam was the leader in both industrial and educational seats installed by brand name. C&G Systems Inc. was named as the most rapidly-growing supplier at 91.4%, as this new company resulted from the merger of Graphic Products Japan and Computer Engineering Inc.

Mr. Alan Christman, CIMdata's Chairman and long-time author of the study noted that, "Even though there have been a number of recent mergers and acquisitions, the CAM software market continues to be highly-fragmented and competitive. There is no single supplier or small group of suppliers that dominate the worldwide market, and this is illustrated by the number of different market leaders depending on the ranking category." CIMdata tracks approximately 50 CAM software suppliers and the rankings in the report list 15 to 30 suppliers depending upon the category. "2010 was a rebound year for the CAM software market as the estimated overall market size for end-user payments grew by 7.6%, from $1.239 billion to $1.333 billion. CIMdata projects that the overall market will continue to grow in 2010 by 6% to $1.412 billion," stated Mr. Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata's Director of Research, who led the data collection effort.

The leading suppliers in 2010 based on CAM software and services direct revenue received were Dassault Syst?mes, Siemens PLM Software, Delcam, Planit Holdings, PTC, Tebis, Cimatron, OPEN MIND Technologies, C&G Systems, and Missler Software. Dassault Syst?mes and Siemens PLM Software were the clear market leaders with double-digit market shares and a combined market share of 30.6%. Delcam was listed as the largest specialty supplier. The remaining eight suppliers in the top ten had a combined market share of 37.4% and the remainder of the suppliers below the top ten had a combined market share of 32%, as shown in the following chart.

CAM Software Supplier 2010 Market Shares

The top five worldwide leaders in 2010 on the basis of end-user payments were identical to those shown above, i.e., Dassault Syst?mes, Siemens PLM Software, Delcam, Planit Holdings, and PTC. However, there were differences in the grouping of the second five. The second five positions on the basis of end-user payments were held by Tebis, Cimatron, OPEN MIND Technologies, C&G Systems, and Missler Software. The changes typically reflect a greater use of resellers as compared to direct sales.

The estimated worldwide top five suppliers in 2010 based on CAM industrial seats shipped were Planit Holdings, Delcam, Siemens PLM Software, Dassault Syst?mes, and CNC Software. The seat count rankings are significantly different than the supplier revenue rankings, reflecting differences in cost-per seat. The 2010 rankings on the basis of industrial seats shipped by brand were Siemens' PLM Software NX, Dassault Syst?mes' CATIA, CNC Software's Mastercam, PTC's Creo Parametric (the former Pro/ENGINEER), and Planit Holdings' EDGECAM. The changes in rankings are primarily due to the differences in level and breadth of product and associated software pricing among the suppliers.

The worldwide five most rapidly-growing CAM software suppliers on the basis of revenue in 2010 as compared to 2009 were C&G Systems, SolidCAM, Geometric Technologies, CG Tech, and CNC Software. CIMdata is projecting that the five most rapidly-growing companies in 2011 will be SolidCAM, Geometric Technologies, Delcam, CGTech, and Cimatron. It should be noted that SolidCAM, Geometric Technologies, and CGTech are expected to be among the top five most rapidly-growing companies in both years.

Other supplier rankings contained in Version 20 of the NC Market Analysis Report include the educational market; revenue by geography and industry; revenues for verification and post-processing suppliers; the total numbers of people in the company, product development, and direct sales; and the number of resellers per company. Version 20 of the NC Market Analysis Report is available for purchase by contacting CIMdata at +1 (734) 668-9922 or by emailing

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About CIMdata
CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise's ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata's services, visit our website at or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA. Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922. Fax: +1 (734) 668-1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0)495 533 666.

James Watch
Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922

Stan Przybylinski, Director of Research
Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922
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