• The optimization of PLM functionality has increased nowadays. Globally, the demand for PLM software is driven by its benefits like reduction in both time-to-market and operational cost. It is expected that increasing demand for the process automation, product data management and integration with analytics would boost PLM industry in the coming years. In India, the diversified industries such as Automotive, Aerospace and Defence, Heavy Engineering, Retail and Industrial Machinery are the significant adopters of PLM solutions.  Technologically, PLM solutions manage entire aspects of a product from initial development to product retirement. It reinforces product development process and integrates people, data, processes and business systems while providing actionable information. As today’s businesses concentrates on time, cost and quality, PLM caters savings on both design time and cost, improvements in terms of productivity, quality and efficiency while offering faster time to market. As we know, one size doesn’t fit all. There are many PLM vendors play crucial role nowadays with outstanding PLM solutions and services for transforming enterprise PLM landscape. Hence, finding right vendors who can render apt solution to meet PLM needs is an important step in the enterprise PLM transformational journey. CIOReview presents a list of “20 Most Promising PLM Solution Providers”, to aid organizations in choosing best-of-breed PLM partner. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, industry analysts and CIOReview editorial team have scrutinized various companies before finalizing these BPM providers who are defining a new future for their customers by enhancing innovation capability, catering insight to critical processes, reducing time-to-market and optimizing investments.