Cyon Research opens 2011 Q1 Global Engineering Software Survey

Cyon Research opens 2011 Q1 Global Engineering Software Survey
Survey expands its view, exploring the business outlook and technology plans of firms that use CAD, CAE, PDM, PLM, and BIM software.

Bethesda, MD, January 20, 2011 — Cyon Research Corporation today announced the opening of its 2011 Q1 Global Survey of Firms that Use Engineering Software. The survey is open to employees of any firm that uses CAD, CAE, PDM, PLM, and/or BIM software for design, engineering, manufacturing, and or construction (generally known as “engineering software.”)

Cyon Research surveys historically have explored customer’s attitudes, expectations, and plans regarding the use of engineering software. The 2011 Q1 survey continues and expands this theme, looking at users' view of their business outlook, their spending/hiring plans, and their expectations regarding changes or transitions in their engineering software mix.

 The question of transitions is one that is of particular significance in the Cyon Research 2011 Q1 survey. Conventional wisdom regarding the “stickiness” of engineering software tools—particularly those from the major vendors—is starting to be challenged, both by technical innovations and by changes in user expectations. The survey explores not just transitions in major engineering software platforms, but also transitions driven from outside the world of engineering software, particularly by ubiquitous new consumer and social technologies.

Preliminary insights from the survey will be presented at COFES ( April 14-17. The detailed final survey report will be published in Q3 2011 and will be available for purchase from Cyon Research for $2,000.

Respondents from qualifying firms—firms that use engineering software, as mentioned above—can receive a copy of the survey results, for their personal use, at no cost.

The survey is available in five languages:

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a think-tank covering analysis of the engineering technology and software markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, brainstorming, and consulting to its clients worldwide. Our focus is on the tools, processes, and procedures used in design and manufacturing, construction, and management. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, now in its 11th year, is Cyon Research's premiere event.

COFES brings executives from design, engineering, architectural, development and technology companies together to understand the role engineering technology will play in the future survival and success of your business. Cyon Research offers to its clients a unique combination of experience, perspective, and insight, buttressed by an extensive network of well-established industry relationships. Our goal is always clarity: of the situation, of the pitfalls and opportunities, and of the road to success.

Press Contact:
Jaime Devlin
Cyon Research

Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011


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