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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Computer-Aided Design Software
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Computer-Aided Design Software?

What is the average price of Computer-Aided Design Software?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Computer-Aided Design Software. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Computer-Aided Design Software been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Computer-Aided Design Software yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Computer-Aided Design Software?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Computer-Aided Design Software with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The CAD software market exhibits a high level of market share concentration, with the top four vendors (Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, Robert McNeel & Associates and Trimble) comprising well over 50.0% of the market's revenue. In total, an estimated 150 vendors make up the market, with Dassault and Autodesk positioned... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Learning Costs

Do you offer training materials to accelerate the learning process?

What is the typical learning period for your software? How does this compare to the learning period of your competitors’ software?

What measures have you taken in the past three years to make your software more user-friendly and to reduce training costs?

How frequently do you change the software’s interface and features? How do these changes impact learning costs?


How would you categorize your company within the scope of the CAD software market?

What are the reasons why previous clients have switched to different software providers?

What is your client renewal rate?

How do you keep track of client satisfaction?

Customer Support

Do you offer 24/7 customer support?

What is the typical processing time for customer support issues?

How have you improved your customer support offerings in the past three years in response to client feedback?

Is technical support a standard feature of your software? How does this support differ between different tiers of your product?

Related Software

What related software do you offer? Does this software come at an additional cost?

How does this related software increase the suitability of your CAD software for my needs?

What discounts do you offer to buyers that purchase multiple software systems?

Does your CAD software integrate with programs from other software publishers?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should state their budget for the CAD software.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on their ability to meet the functional and technical requirements described in the RFP.

Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on their ability to provide exceptional customer service.

Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on their ability to provide regular software maintenance and upgrades.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should include key benchmark dates, such as the date by which implementation of the new software system must occur.

Buyers should outline the terms of the contract including grounds for cancellation.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The CAD software market has a low level of supply chain risk. Software production relies primarily on labor rather than material inputs, which prevents sudden price spikes and service interruptions resulting from the disruption of physical goods. Vendors primarily need computing hardware and software as platforms to develop CAD software.... Subscribe to learn more.