PAC interviewed IT decision makers in user companies all over the world to get their views on current IT trends, key requirements, and investment plans. Part 1 of this report delivers primary research data and analysis on the companies’ business & IT challenges as well as their IT spending & budgets regarding topics, projects, and services. Part 2 focuses on innovative IT topics, such as cloud computing & digital transformation. This report presents and discusses the key results of the study for the manufacturing sector.

In the manufacturing sector, 627 companies participated in the survey. The interviews were conducted with IT department managers and line of business managers who are involved in decisions concerning (local) IT budgets, IT investments or IT sourcing. The survey sample comprised different sized companies from all industries from all over the world.

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PAC’s Analysis

  • Key findings
  • PAC’s recommendations

Introduction to the PAC Study

  • The IT market needs to continue quickening the pace
  • Methodology

Business & IT Challenges at a Glance

  • Business challenges
  • IT challenges

Review of IT Budget & Activities

  • IT budget
  • IT spending and projects


This report is accompanied by the Excel document “CxO Survey - Investment Priorities - Manufacturing - Detailed Datamart - Worldwide”, which contains the detailed findings from the survey for the manufacturing sector, broken down by region, company size, LoB vs IT, and by sub-sector.