Market for Data Acquisition Solutions Showing Greater Promise


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During this QuickCast, Senior Analyst Tim Shea will discuss the changes impacting the data acquisition solution market in the coming years.

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Market for Data Acquisition Solutions Showing Greater Promise

  1. 1. Industrial Automation & Control Practice WEBCAST MAY 2011 Market for Data Acquisition Solutions Showing Greater Promise © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Industrial Automation &
  2. 2. Recording Available A full audio recording is available for download at: © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Industrial Automation &
  3. 3. About Us Market Intelligence for Technology Vendors & Investors  Direct-Contact Primary Market Research  Deeply Segmented Data  Expert Insights  Validated Results Custom Consulting Services for Your Most Critical Business Decisions  Research-Based Consulting  Transparent Tools & Methodology o Highly Customized Survey Guides & Output Templates o Sophisticated Market Estimate & Forecast Models o Detailed, Flexible Stakeholder Maps & Profiles o Industry Development Scenarios o Market Opportunity Fit Screening, Rating & Ranking © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Industrial Automation &
  4. 4. Our Core Coverage Areas AutoID & Transaction Automation Embedded Hardware & Systems Mobile & Wireless Industrial Automation & Control Embedded Software & Tools Emerging Technologies © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Industrial Automation &
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  6. 6. Today’s Speaker Tim Shea Senior Analyst Prior to joining VDC, Tim held several marketing positions in the utilities industry, where he was responsible for competitive intelligence, market analysis, and business development activities. Tim has a B.S. in Marketing from Bentley College and an MBA – Cum Laude from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Tim has authored several reports within the Industrial Automation space including data acquisition solutions, industrial networking and wireless connectivity, HMI solutions, and industrial computing. Tim has written or been featured in articles in a number of industrial control industry publications including Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Electronic Business, Field Force Automation, Control Engineering, Control, Control Solutions, Electronic Design, and Integrated Solutions.For complimentary insights and marketing data: © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Industrial Automation & Control
  7. 7. Data acquisition solutions market is large, fragmented and growing steadily› Global market for data acquisition solutions will exceed $1.3 billion in 2011› Modular data acquisition systems and paperless chart recorders experiencing greatestgrowth prospects› Demand for data acquisition solutions appears strong across many markets and marketsegments› Leveraging data acquisition software enabled savvier suppliers to grab greater marketshare and gross margin› Key to success in data acquisition market is to get large or get focused on serving nichemarkets – deploy cluster segmentation in product and marketing initiatives © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Industrial Automation & Control
  8. 8. Systems Comprise Bulk of Market – Users Want Functionality/PerformanceLargest market opportunity lies in offerings that provide flexibility and agility as well as visibility Product Market Share of Data Acquisition Top Consuming Markets of DAQ Solutions Solutions (Percent of Dollar Volume) (Percent of Dollar Volume) Military/Aerospace DAQ Software Electric Power 7.5% Environmental Monitoring Plug-in Analog I/O Automotive Boards 20.1% Testing Labs. Electrical Products External Consumer Chassis & Electronics Modules 72.4% Medical/Health Food & Beverage Water/Waste Water Semiconductor Primary Metals Oil/Gas 2010 shipments: $1.2 billion *preliminary data, subject to change 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Industrial Automation & Control
  9. 9. Data Acquisition Software – Means of differentiation and vehicle for growth› Most suppliers offer some basic level of data acquisition software to ensure operation ofthe device and ensure the necessary measurements can be made› Suppliers achieving growth in market share since VDC’s 2008 research provide customerswith software capabilities including some or all of following: • Device configuration tools • Software drivers • Data acquisition software • Data analysis software • Programming software • Application software and development tools› In most cases, the suppliers that achieved the greatest growth in market share provided acomplete portfolio of software capabilities and hardware solutions © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Industrial Automation & Control
  10. 10. To Bundle or Not Bundle Software, That Is The QuestionMost respondents prefer greater compatibility, ease of install and ease of use provided for by bundled solutions Preferences For Bundled Versus Third Party Software Sourcing For Use with Data Acquisition Solutions (Percent of Respondents, N=~600) Data Acquisition Data Acquisition Software Data Analysis Software Software Drivers Programming Software Solutions Bundled 61.4% 58.3% 70.7% 58.6% 3rd Party 38.6% 41.7% 29.3% 41.4% Total 100% 100% 100% 100% © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Industrial Automation & Control
  11. 11. Recommendation: Exploit Market Fragmentation Using Cluster Segmentation Power Gen. External Chassis & Modules Targeted Environ. Marketing Monitor. TOTAL Plug-In Analog I/O AVAILABLE Mil/ Boards Aero Auto MARKET >$1.2 Billion Targeted Performance Testing Labs Data Acquisition Software Electrical/ Electronic Products © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Industrial Automation &
  12. 12. Thank You for Attending this VDC WebcastFor more information please contact: Bob Perugini – Account Director | 508.653.9000 x144 Tim Shea – Senior Analyst | 508.653.9000 x132 Chris Rezendes – Executive Vice President | 508.653.9000 x120For complimentary insights and marketing data: © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Industrial Automation & Control