Gartner Research

PLM Drivers and Software Needs in Formulated Packaged Goods Industries

Published: 20 December 2012

ID: G00239875

Analyst(s): Janet Suleski , Michael Burkett , Michael Shanler , Marc Halpern


Process manufacturers and retailers, particularly those selling packaged goods, are increasingly turning to PLM software to improve business performance. This report summarizes current trends and priorities based on a survey and client interactions.

Table Of Contents


  • Overview
  • Defining PLM as a Corporate Initiative, and PLM Software for Process Manufacturers
    • Defining PLM as a Corporate Initiative That Delivers Business Value
    • Defining PLM Software for Process Manufacturers of Packaged Goods
  • Requisite PLM Software Capabilities
    • Product Ideation and Planning
    • Research and New Product Development
    • Manufacturing Planning and New Product Introduction
  • Description of Enabling PLM Software Categories
  • Key Enterprise PLM Vendors for Process Manufacturers and Market Dynamics
    • General-Purpose Business Software Vendors
    • Multi-industry PLM Vendors
    • Specialty PLM Vendors for Process Manufacturing Industries
    • Specialty PLM Vendors for Retailers of Formulated Packaged Goods

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