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Western Europe, Automotive Industry, IT Budget Distribution and Channel Selection
IDC 2006 Survey

  • Publication Date:February 2007
  • Publisher:IDC
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:35

This study provides an analysis of results of the IDC Vertical Market Survey carried out in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. The results are based on 87 interviews in the automotive industry.

The scope of this study is to understand IT budget spending and distribution among automotive enterprises in Western Europe.

This study is one of a series of studies that include:

Analysis of enterprise solution adoption and investment plans

Analysis of vertical solution adoption and investment plans

"Survey data demonstrates that there are good signs of a recovery in the European automotive industry, as almost 30% of companies have plans to increase their IT budgets and significantly less than 10% declare that they will decrease them," said Pierfrancesco Manenti, EMEA research director, Manufacturing Insights. "In terms of allocation of IS budget, Manufacturing Insights expects to see a mixed situation: on the one hand, cost-cutting initiatives will continue, mainly around routine infrastructure updates or pure maintenance, while on the other hand, moderate growth of spending is anticipated in support of new strategic applications."

  • Manufacturing Insights Opinion
  • In This Report
    • Methodology
      • Conceptual Framework
      • Sample Design
        • Sampling Unit: IDC's Economic Entity
        • Sample Quotas
        • Table: Vertical Market Quotas
        • Table: Company Size Quotas
        • Sample Frame and Sampling Method
        • Table: Number of Completes by Country
      • Respondents
      • Interviews
      • Questionnaires
      • Interview Schedule
      • Confidence Intervals
      • Weighting
      • Analysis of the Data
    • Definitions
    • Survey Respondent Profiles
    • Table: Respondent Company Distribution by Country, Western Europe (% of Companies)
    • Table: Western Europe, Automotive, Survey Respondent Profiles by Functional Area and Country (% of Companies)
    • Table: Western Europe, Automotive, Survey Respondent Profiles by Job Title and Country (% of Companies by Country)
    • Table: Western Europe, Automotive, Survey Respondent Profiles by Location and Country (% of Companies)
    • Executive Summary
  • Situation Overview
    • Maintenance is Still Top of IT Spending in Automotive
    • Figure: Western Europe, Automotive, 2005 Distribution of IS Operating Budget among Spending Areas (% of IS Operating Budget)
    • Table: Western Europe, Automotive, 2005 Distribution of IS Operating Budget among Spending Areas by Country (% of IS Operating Budget)
    • Higher Percentage of Budget Allocated to External Spending
    • Figure: Western Europe, Automotive, 2005 Distribution of IS Operating Budget Between Internal and External Spending
    • Table: Western Europe, Automotive, 2005 Distribution of IS Operating Budget Between Internal and External Spending by Country (%)
    • Top Primary IT Suppliers to the Western European Automotive Industry
    • Figure: Western Europe, Automotive, Primary Supplier of IT Products and Services (% of Companies)
    • What Makes the Win in the Automotive Industry?
    • Figure: Western Europe, Automotive, Most Important Reasons for Choosing Company' Primary IT Supplier (% of Companies)
    • How Satisfied are Automotive Manufacturers With Their Primary IT Supplier?
    • Figure: Western Europe, Automotive, Rating of Primary IT Supplier's Performance (1=Poor; 5=Excellent)
    • The Gap Between Selection Criteria and Satisfaction
    • Figure: Western Europe, Automotive, Primary Reason of Choice for the Primary IT Vendor Against the Satisfaction Rating of Primary IT Supplier's Performance (1=Poor; 5=Excellent)
  • Future Outlook
    • Western Europe Automotive Industry Outlook is Largely Positive
    • Figure: Western Europe, Automotive, 6-Month Business Outlook by Country (% of Respondents)
    • Most IS Budgets Will Stay the Same or Increase
    • Figure: Western Europe, Automotive, Expected Change in IS Operating Budget in 2006 (% of Companies)
    • Table: Western Europe, Automotive, Expected Change in IS Operating Budget in 2006 by Country (% of Companies)
    • Moderate Growth in New Strategic Application Investments
    • Figure: Western Europe, Automotive, Expected Change in IS Operating Budget in 2006 by Spending Area (% of Companies)
    • Table: Western Europe, Automotive, Expected Change in IS Operating Budget in 2006 by Spending Area and by Country (% of Companies)
    • Expected Change in External IS Budgets in 2006
    • Figure: Western Europe, Automotive, Expected Change in 2006 in the Share of External Spending (% of Companies)
    • Primary Source of IT Products and Services
    • Figure: Western Europe, Automotive, 2006 Primary Source of IT Products and Services (% of Companies)
    • Where Will the IT Budget be Spent?
    • Figure: Western Europe, Automotive, 2006 Expected IT Budget Breakdown by Source (% of Total External IT Budget)
  • Essential Guidance
    • For Automotive Manufacturers
    • For IT Vendors
  • Learn More
    • Related Research
    • Synopsis
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