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

Summary

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

Analysis

  • 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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