Starting in its 2009 survey of users of architectural and engineering software, Cyon Research began asking respondents how they expected their companies’ revenue would change that year and the following year. In 2009 negativism was rampant as the United States plunged into a severe recession and 57% expected revenue to decrease and only 23% were looking for revenue to increase. The 2010 survey was more optimistic and in 2011, respondents had totally switched their outlook on the economy with 70% expecting revenue growth in the second half of 2012 and less than 10% expecting revenue to decrease during that period.
This is only a small sampling of the results Cyon extracted for over 600 user responses to our latest survey taken in 2011. These responses came from all over the world and represented over 550 companies. The survey asked for specific responses to some questions while others were open-ended and asked for comments – some of which were brief while others were quite extensive. This group of respondents used just about every design, analysis and data management product currently being sold and some that have passed into oblivion. To continue improving insight into the industry, a new survey is being offered at http://surveymonkey.com/s/fromENR.