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Today's Engineering Challenges are Driving OEM5 to Revisit the Build
vs. Buy Analysis. OEMs have traditionally assessed the costs and benefits
associated with the procurement of commercial products relative to developing
and maintaining their own solutions. The amount and sophistication of software
functionality required by today's embedded systems, however, is challenging
the efficacy of incumbent solutions and is increasing the rate at which OEMs
reevaluate OS and tool changes.
The Market's Migration to Commercial OSs is Accelerating. Growing
complexity in software functionality requirements are driving more OEMs to
abandon antiquated in-house OS platforms in favor of commercial offerings.
However, engineering teams' comfort with their existing solutions remains a
significant inhibitor to migration.
The Commercial Value of Traditional Software Development Tools has Been
Marginalized. Traditional software development tools such as IDEs,
compilers, and debuggers have been commoditized over recent years due to the
continued maturation of open source alternatives. While these tools are still
important to the development process, we believe that lifecycle management
tools that offer higher levels of engineering task automation will garner an
increasing share of development tool budgets going forward.
Industry Specific Requirements & Incumbent Processes are Impacting
Commercial Solution Selection. The heterogeneity of system requirements
across the various embedded vertical markets fueled the evolution of a number
of industry-specific solutions and development processes. Although a keen
understanding of vertical-specific requirements will remain critical to vendor
selection, broad engineering challenges that span many verticals are
increasing the appeal of commercial solutions originally developed for
Although the growing complexity of embedded system design is causing more OEMs
to migrate away from in-house solutions, OEMs are being presented with a
broadening list of capable alternatives. Given this migration and the
continued commoditization of traditional runtime components and tools,
commercial product vendors can work to differentiate themselves through
investments in their professional service and support offerings or enhanced
integrations with new tool technology, The extension of product portfolios to
address growing industry trends such as M2M connectivity and security will
also become increasingly important.
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