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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 Computer-Aided Design Software?

The CAD software market exhibits a high level of market share concentration, with the top four vendors (Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, 3D Systems and Trimble) comprising about 63.5% of the market's revenue. In total, an estimated 60 vendors make up the estimated $2.3-billion domestic market. Dassault and Autodesk are long established... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Competition from Free Software

How does your company provide value other than free CAD software?

Do you offer a free version of your product?

Has the free version of your product significantly cannibalized the sales of your paid product?

What do you do to convince customers to pay for their CAD software?

Customer Support

Do you offer 24/7 customer support?

What qualifications do your support professionals have?

Does your company provide on-site support when required?

How do you prioritize support requests?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Computer-Aided Design Software 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 need to 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 and cancellation policy.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Computer-Aided Design Software supply chain?

CAD software vendors face a low level of supply chain risk. Software production relies primarily on labor, rather than material inputs, which prevents the sudden price spikes or service interruptions that result from input supply disruptions. The main input vendors need are primarily computing hardware and software. These products are... Subscribe to learn more.