Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Discrete Manufacturing and PLM, 2015

Published: 20 July 2015

ID: G00277491

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern , Janet Suleski , Simon Jacobson , Rick Franzosa


Digital business, smart products, the Internet of Things, globalization and sustainability shape 2015 technology priorities for discrete manufacturers. This research helps IT professionals understand the state of key technologies so they can make educated IT strategy decisions.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Cloud-Based CAE, Simulation and Virtual Prototyping
    • Cloud-Based CAD
  • At the Peak
    • Product Innovation Platforms
    • MRO PLM Functionality
    • Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Operations
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment
    • Model-Based Manufacturing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud-Based PLM Applications
    • Internet of Things for Manufacturing Operations
    • MPM Frameworks
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Product Cost Management
    • Mobility in Manufacturing Operations
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • System Engineering Software
    • ISA-95 Integration Standards for Discrete Manufacturing
    • Simulation and Test Data Management
    • Synchronized Bills of Materials
    • Real-Time SPC Applications
    • Sustainable Design PLM
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
    • Plant Engineering and Design
    • Quality Process Management Applications
    • Label and Artwork Management
    • Product Portfolio and Program Management
    • MES Applications for Discrete Manufacturing
    • Product Requirements Management
    • Value-Chain-Centric PDM
    • Simulation and Virtual Prototyping
    • CAD-Centric PDM
    • Manufacturing Scheduling
    • Parts and Materials Search and Selection
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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