Manufacturing Execution Systems and Operational Historian/Data Platform Market Data and Studies

ARC Advisory Group has compiled several decades of primary research into the rapidly evolving Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Software and Operational Historian/Data Platform markets and continues to do so.  Both are key technologies for digital transformation, smart manufacturing, and Industrie 4.0.

Manufacturing execution systems connects, integrates, executes and brings insights from digital technologies like Internet of things (IoT), mobile computing, big data, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), robotics, digital twins, and virtual and augmented reality.  MES solutions help improve plant and operational execution and performance, collaboration, and support data integration.  Whether designed for cross-industry or highly industry-specific applications, MES suppliers are incorporating a growing range of capabilities into their MES solutions. The market dynamics are driving an increasing number of supplier acquisitions and partnerships to broaden supplier offerings, customer base and industry. 

ARC offers Manufacturing Execution Systems Software market analysis reports and market data for both the process and discrete manufacturing sectors.

ARC Advisory Group’s Operational Historians/Data Platform market study, in turn, covers the data platforms that connect and integrate real-time manufacturing data and other data needed by operations and the MES software.  These solutions are also referred to as process or plant historians, industrial data platforms, data infrastructure stores, or real-time-series data platforms.

While they can be used to integrate enterprise and financial data with time-series process data and may include advanced analytics tools, operation historians/data platforms focus on operations and manufacturing and can be used across the operational enterprise.

From large scale deployments for greenfield plants to smaller applications for specific applications to smaller scale unit operations, ARC has the market data needed for analysis.  ARC’s MES and Operational Historian/Data Platform market analysis reports are regularly used by all the leading global MES and real-time data historian suppliers and by many of the largest process and discrete manufacturers for both benchmarking and strategic planning.  ARC also offers a series of related Technology Selection Guides and Technology Selection Services designed to help technology selection teams within end user organizations make informed, impartial, and readily defensible strategic technology selection decisions. 

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software for Process Industries

ARC Advisory Group has been covering the Manufacturing Execution Systems market dynamics for the process industries for almost three decades.  ARC’s annual MES analysis report is trusted by all the leading global MES suppliers, end users, and financial institutions to benchmark against the competition and develop their business plans to optimize the opportunities provided by the ever-changing market dynamics. 

Industries covered in the process report include Cement & Glass, Chemicals, Electric Power Generation, Food & Beverage, Mining, Metals, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Pulp and Paper, Refining, Textiles, Water and Wastewater and other  process industries.

Key Brands: ABB, AVEVA, AspenTech, Emerson Automation Solutions, GE, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, SAP, Siemens, Werum, Yokogawa, and more.

More information on the MES for the Process Industries study.

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software for Discrete Industries

ARC Advisory Group has been covering the MES market dynamics for the discrete industries for almost three decades.  ARC’s annual MES analysis report is trusted by all the leading global MES suppliers, end users and financial institutions to benchmark against the competition and develop their business plans to optimize the opportunities provided by the ever-changing market dynamics. 

Industries covered in the discrete report include aeronautics & defense, automotive, electronics & electrical, household goods (CPG), machinery, medical products, semiconductors, plastic and rubber, and other discrete industries.

Key Brands: ABB, Aegis, Applied Materials, Critical Manufacturing, Dassault Systèmes, Forcam, MPDV Mikrolab, Oracle, Rockwell Automation, SAP, Siemens and more

More information on the MES for the Discrete Industries study.

Operational Historian/Data Platforms

ARC Advisory Group has been covering the operational historian/data platform market dynamics for several years.  ARC’s annual operational historian/data platform analysis report is trusted by all the leading global suppliers, end users and financial institutions to benchmark against the competition and develop their business plans to optimize the opportunities provided by the ever-changing market dynamics. 

The market for traditional purpose-built time series historians, while changing and despite some usage of newer types of open source non-relational databases, continues to evolve with newer technologies, including open source databases. Market changes from of the traditional proprietary software solutions for real-time data and the newer digital solutions that adapt to newer IT technologies including new integration standards, and newer solutions developed on newer infrastructures that are more flexible, adaptable, and able to implement new standards, are covered in the report.

This report highlights the most widely used operational historians and industrial data platforms,  and other time series industrial data platforms that are sold either as a standalone solution or with the MES or automation software market trends, strategies, and criteria for industrial data platforms and also references some of the more popular TSDBs

Key Brands: ABB, AspenTech, AVEVA, GE, Honeywell, OSIsoft, Siemens, inmation, InfluxData, Timescale, CCI Cake, DataPARC, OpenTSDB, and more.

More information on the Operational Historians/Data Platforms study.