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Hype Cycle for IT Evolution in Manufacturing, 2019

Published: 29 July 2019

ID: G00370323

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern , Rick Franzosa


Manufacturers seek ways to evolve and grow their business by streamlining product life cycle activities such as creating concepts, and designing, manufacturing, servicing and retiring products. This Hype Cycle identifies opportunities to digitalize and transform the business with low disruption.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • At the Peak
    • Interenterprise MDM
    • Digital Twin
    • Machine Learning
    • Immersive Experience — Manufacturing Operations
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud-Native CAD
    • Cloud-Native CAE, Simulation and Virtual Prototyping
    • MPM Frameworks
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment
    • Product Innovation Platforms
    • Model-Based Manufacturing
    • MOM Application Suites
    • Cloud-Native PLM Applications
    • 3D Printing in Manufacturing Operations
    • Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Operations
    • Master Data Management
    • Building Information Modeling
    • Asset Performance Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Synchronized BOMs
    • QMS Applications
    • System Engineering Software
    • Product Cost Management
    • Simulation and Test Data Management
    • Plant Engineering and Design
    • Product Requirements Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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