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Software & System Modeling Tools

Abstract

Market Overview

Interconnectivity contributing to the convergence of embedded and enterprise/IT requirements

Requirements convergence

When covering the commercial market for modeling tools, VDC has traditionally focused on tool use for embedded software and systems.

We now have a world with systems of systems, with a myriad of interconnected embedded devices which are in turn connected to IT control systems. In this environment, IT and R&D need to be ever more connected and take into consideration each other's system requirements and resources.

  • The growing interconnectivity between devices and supporting systems impacting development is reinforced by our research indicating nearly 55% of all embedded engineers surveyed expect their projects to require some form of web connectivity within the next two year.

As the requirements of once separate and distinct realms converge, increasingly becoming shared requirements, there is a need for tools to facilitate collaboration and communication.

  • Historically the IT and embedded markets were quite dissimilar with distinct requirements. An interesting question going forward is whether the market, or perhaps only certain segments, will lock for further convergence of requirements and structure in these tool sets.

Much of the early adoption of modeling tools was tied to specific development workflows recommending the use of other complementary lifecycle management tools - frequently those by that specific vendor. Now leading solution vendors have recognized the importance of developing flexible platforms capable of supporting a range of engineering tasks, development methodologies, and third-party tools. In fact, many of these "modeling" tools, rooted in enabling design automation and abstraction, have evolved to into robust platforms capable of both system level architecture designs as well as automated software development/construction.

Broadening or blurring of engineering roles

At the same time that lines between the once separate realms of embedded and IT have started to blur, a similar shift is underway between the engineering disciplines. Engineers are increasingly required to have a hand in multiple areas.

The use cases for modeling tools has continued to expand as advances in functionality can now support the variability in software and system architecture and construction.

  • Our recent survey of the engineering community confirms the actual use of standard and proprietary language-based tools is spread over a wide range of engineering tasks.

In fact, many engineers utilize the tools outside of their originally intended use, either as a function of budgets that limit the number of premium tools they can purchase or as a result of their existing level of comfort and expertise with the tools.

  • Lending further credence to notion of a coming need for cross-domain engineering integration we have even observed the lines between the development and mechanical design starting to blur with some proprietary language-based solutions being used for mechanical system layout and design.

Strategic Issues, Trends & Market Drivers

Largest increase of respondents considering "level of integration with other tools used" as the most important selection criteria

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Companies want to be able to integrate modeling and simulation capabilities at every step of the design chain with general purpose product and application lifecycle management tools to manage product lines, variants, and design optimizations. To achieve this goal there is a requirement for stronger integration of software modeling tools with system engineering tools and lifecycle management tools.

  • By the estimate of one leading tool vendor, upwards of 90% of their larger customers consider tool interoperability and absolute must-have functionality/

As a means to provide this tool interoperability and benefit from the demand, we expect increased efforts by suppliers to move towards a total solution approach rather than marketing individual point solutions.

Market Segmentation, Estimates & Forecasts

Modeling tool market benefits from rebound in automotive industry and increased automation

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VDC estimates the market for embedded software and system modeling tools and related services will expand at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) greater than 10% through 2014.

The recovery in the automotive sector as well as opportunities due to increased development in accordance with industry guidelines or certification requirements pushed the modeling market beyond the prerecession levels of 2008.

Interest and demand for automatic code generation is increasing across industries as both project complexity and the amount of software within embedded devices escalate, boosting sales of modeling tools to meet this requirement.

Going forward, growth opportunities will be dependent upon increased demand for automation in multiple industries, continued implementation of certification requirements and applications in industries less penetrated by modeling tools such as medical and energy/power.

Table of Contents

Critical Takeways

  • page 9 Software and system modeling tools
  • page 10 Software and system modeling tools
  • page 11 Software and system modeling tools

Implications for Vendors

  • page 13 VDC offers the following observations and recommendations
  • page 14 SSLM tool interoperability growing increasingly crucial
  • page 15 Developers evaluating cross-domain engineering integration approaches

Scope & Methodology

  • page 17 Scope
  • page 18 Scope
  • page 19 Methodology

Market Definitions & Segmentation

  • page 21 Segmentation of VDC's Software & Systems Lifecycle Management research
  • page 22 Definitions
  • page 23 Definitions
  • page 24 Definitions
  • page 25 Definitions

Market Overview

  • page 27 Interconnectivity contributing to the convergence of embedded and enterprise/IT requirements
  • page 28 Market Overview
  • page 29 Interconnectivity contributing to the convergence of embedded and enterprise/IT requirements

Strategic Issues, Drivers & Trends

  • page 31 Process standardization influencing reevaluation of tooling strategies
  • page 32 Largest increase of respondents considering level of integration with other tools used as most important
  • page 33 Tool interoperability a growing requirement
  • page 34 Developers evaluating cross-domain engineering integration approaches
  • page 35 Engineering domain integration next goal for greater automation synergies
  • page 36 Agile methodology adoption to impact solution selection
  • page 37 A range of benefits and challenges to attributed to Agile/iterative design methodologies
  • page 38 Cloud/SaaS offerings increasingly considered
  • page 39 Collaboration needs drive SaaS/Cloud-based tool use
  • page 40 An increase in interest, trust, and use of automatic code generation
  • page 41 Drivers/inhibitors to commercial market for software and systems modeling tools

Market Estimates & Forecasts

  • page 43 Modeling tool market benefits from rebound in automotive industry and increased automation
  • page 44 AUTOSAR, DO-178B & C, and ISO 26262 drive modeling tool revenue growth
  • page 45 Standard language-based SSMT sow steady growth through forecast period
  • page 46 Enterprise/IT SSMT market growth
  • page 47 Product category analysis, embedded software and systems modeling tools
  • page 48 A return to normalcy in product revenues segmentation
  • page 49 Product category analysis, embedded software and system modeling tools
  • page 50 Product category analysis, proprietary language-based, embedded software and system modeling tools
  • page 51 Product category analysis, standard language-based, embedded software and system modeling tools
  • page 52 Geographic region analysis, embedded software and systems modeling tools
  • page 53 Fast growing emerging economic regions present growth opportunities to modeling suppliers
  • page 54 Geographic region analysis, embedded software and system modeling tools
  • page 55 Geographic region analysis, proprietary language-based, embedded software and system modeling tools
  • page 56 Geographic region analysis, standard language-base, embedded software and systems modeling tools
  • page 57 Product category and geographic region analysis, enterprise/IT software and systems modeling tools
  • page 58 Enterprise/IT software and system modeling tools market analysis
  • page 59 Product category analysis, enterprise/IT software and system modeling tools
  • page 60 Geographic region analysis, enterprise/IT software and system modeling tools
  • page 61 Armed faces budget reductions slow growth of modeling tools in Military/Aerospace vertical market
  • page 62 Vertical market analysis, embedded software and systems modeling tools
  • page 63 Automotive and Military/Aerospace accounts for 60% of the worldwide PLBM market
  • page 64 Vertical market analysis, proprietary language-based, embedded software and systems modeling tools
  • page 65 Increased connectivity needs stimulate network design tool use in multiple verticals
  • page 66 Vertical market analysis, standard language-based, embedded software and systems modeling tools

Competitive Analysis & Position

  • page 68 MathWorks and IBM represent over 60% of overall embedded modeling tool market revenue
  • page 69 Electronics market an area of growth for IBM
  • page 70 Increasing automation in multiple verticals a driver for National Instrument business
  • page 71 SLBM and PLBM tool market share analysis
  • page 72 Automotive market rebound benefits ETAS and dSPACE
  • page 73 Acquisition of HighRely drives increasing professional services at Atego
  • page 74 Automotive division at Elektrobit benefits from industry rebound and increasing software dependence
  • page 75 Lower-priced solution suppliers continue to make gains in enterprise/IT tool market
  • page 76 No Magic service offerings and low cost solutions drive increase in market share
  • page 77 Other leading modeling vendors

LIST OF EXHIBITS

Automotive/Rail/transportation

  • Exhibit V-1 Worldwide Shipments of Embedded Software and System Modeling Tools and Related Services Through 2014
  • Exhibit V-2 Worldwide Shipments of Standard Language-Based, Embedded Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services Through 2014
  • Exhibit V-3 Worldwide Shipments of Proprietary Language-Based, Embedded Software/System and Related Services Through 2014
  • Exhibit V-4 Worldwide Shipments of Embedded Software and System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Product Category
  • Exhibit V-5 Worldwide Shipments of Embedded Software and system modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Product Category; 2011-2014
  • Exhibit V-6 Worldwide shipments of Standard Language-Based, Embedded Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Product Category
  • Exhibit V-7 Worldwide shipments of Standard Language-Based, Embedded Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Product Category; 2011-2014
  • Exhibit V-8 Worldwide shipments of Proprietary Language-Based, Embedded Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Product Category
  • Exhibit V-9 Worldwide Shipments of Proprietary Language-Based, Embedded Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Product Category; 2011-2014
  • Exhibit V-10 Worldwide Shipments of Embedded Software and System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Geographic Region 2011-2014
  • Exhibit V-12 Worldwide Shipments of Standard Language-Based, Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Geographic Region
  • Exhibit V-13 Worldwide Shipments of Standard Language-Based, Embedded Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Geographic Region; 2011-2014
  • Exhibit V-14 Worldwide Shipments of Proprietary Language-Based, Embedded Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Geographic Region
  • Exhibit V-15 Worldwide Shipments of Proprietary Language-Based, Embedded software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Geographic Region; 2011-2014
  • Exhibit V-16 Worldwide Shipments of Embedded Software and System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented b Vertical Market
  • Exhibit V-17 Worldwide Shipments of Embedded software and System Modeling Tools, Segmented by Vertical Market; 2011-2014
  • Exhibit V-18 Worldwide shipments of Standard Language-Based, Embedded Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Vertical Market
  • Exhibit V-19 Worldwide Shipments of Standard Language-Based, Embedded Software/System Modeling Tools, Segmented by Vertical Market; 2011-2014
  • Exhibit V-20 Worldwide Shipments of Proprietary Language-Based, Embedded Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Vertical Market
  • Exhibit V-21 Worldwide Shipments of Proprietary Language-Based, Embedded Software/System Modeling Tools, Segmented by Vertical Market; 2011-2014
  • Exhibit VI-1 Worldwide Shipments of Embedded Software and System Modeling Tools, Segmented by Leading Vendors
  • Exhibit VI-2 Worldwide Shipments of Standard Language-Based, Embedded Software/System Modeling Tools, Segmented by Leading Vendors
  • Exhibit VI-3 Worldwide Shipments of Proprietary Language-Based, embedded Software/system Modeling Tools, Segmented by Leading Vendors

Enterprise

  • Exhibit V-1 Worldwide Shipments of Standard Language-Based, Enterprise/IT software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services Through 2014
  • Exhibit V-2 Worldwide Shipments of Standard Language-Based, Enterprise/IT Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Product Category
  • Exhibit V-3 Worldwide Shipments of Standard Language-Based, Enterprise/IT Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Product Category; 2011-2014
  • Exhibit V-4 Worldwide Shipments of Standard Language-Based, enterprise/IT Software/System Modeling Tools and Related Services, Segmented by Geographic Region
  • Exhibit V-5 Worldwide Shipments of Standard Language-Based, Enterprise/IT Software/System Modeling Tools and Related services, Segmented by Geographic Region; 2011-2014
  • Exhibit VI-1 Worldwide Shipments of Standard Language-Based, Enterprise/IT Software/System Modeling Tools, Segmented by Leading Venders

End User Highlights

  • Exhibit VI-1 Most Important Factor Selecting Standard Language-Based Modeling Tools Used on Current Project, 2010 & 2012 (Percent of Respondents, N=83)
  • Exhibit VI-2 Most Important Factor in selecting Proprietary Language-Based Modeling Tools Used on Current Project, 2010 & 2012 (Percent of Respondents, N=58)
  • Exhibit VI-3 Engineering Domain/Disciplines Organization is Investigating for Cross-Domain Integration (Percent of Respondents, N=310)
  • Exhibit VI-4 Community/Tool Type Most Successful in Enabling Cross-Domain Engineering Integration (Percent of Respondents, N=559)
  • Exhibit VI-5 Use of Agile Methodologies in Current Projects & Expectation of Use in Two Years (Percent of Respondents)
  • Exhibit VI-6 Largest Advantages/benefits of Agile/iterative Design Methodologies (Percent of Respondents, N=548)
  • Exhibit VI-7 Largest Disadvantages/challenges of Agile/iterative Design Methodologies (Percent of Respondents, N=551)
  • Exhibit VI-8 Tools Types for Which Enterprise/IT and Enterprise Engineers Would Consider Using SaaS or Cloud-based Usage Model (Percent of Respondents)
  • Exhibit VI-9 Source of In-house Developed Software code for Current Project (Percent of Respondents)
  • Exhibit VI-10 Use of Modeling Tools to Automatically Generate Code for Prototyping (Percent of Respondents)
  • Exhibit VI-11 Use of Modeling Tools to Automatically Generate Code for Deployment (Percent of Respondents)
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