HMI Software Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global HMI Software Market Research Report: By Component (On-Premise, Cloud-Based), By Product Type (Proprietary Software, Hardware Independent, Open Source Software), By Configuration Type (Stand-Alone HMI, Embedded HMI) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/ICT/7181-CR | December 2019 | Region: Global | 196 pages

Please note that the assessment period of report has been updated from 2019-2025 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill the sample form for updated data.

Market Overview

Market Research Future (MRFR) predicts the Global HMI Software Market to register a CAGR of 9.1% from 2019–2025 (forecast period). Improved communication between humans and machinery and the rising adoption of robots in industries are likely to propel market development. The global HMI software market holds substantial growth opportunities due to the introduction of a wearable human-machine interface, which is projected to be more interactive and intuitive. In addition, the use of advanced technologies such as artificial vision, enables HMI devices to perform measure, control, and classification functions automatically.

COVID-19 Impact on the Global HMI Software Market 

The outbreak of COVID-19 is expected to have a major effect on global industrial spending over the coming years, as the non-operational status of various industries considered non-essential by governments around the world which is expected to have an impact on their technology spending by the end of 2021 (assumptions are based on the current pandemic scenario).

Market Dynamics


Increasing need to improve process efficiency in manufacturing plants

The growing need to boost process efficiency in manufacturing plants act as one of the key drivers of market development. Manufacturing plants implement automation systems to improve the efficiency of projects and reduce operating costs. Many vendors offer customizable HMI solutions and HMI devices running on third-party software that allows end-users to design analytical models. Process visualization and data availability are necessities in manufacturing plants that can be enabled by HMI software by offering real-time data availability, reducing direct human intervention in operations, and minimizing process time.

Increasing use of wireless and cloud-based technology in manufacturing plants

The rising use of wireless and cloud-based technology in manufacturing plants is one of the key trends in the HMI software market. Vendors have begun manufacturing wireless-enabled products that are compatible with HMI software as wireless and cloud-based technologies offer better connectivity and improved plant performance. Cloud-based technology allows users to access and edit data from anywhere. Functions such as data transmission and data collection allow end-users to make strategic decisions. The ease of access and usability of these techniques is the reason why users are adopting wireless, and cloud-based technologies, and vendors are changing HMI software to integrate new technologies.


High costs of infrastructure and challenges related to cybersecurity and data loss

The Increased costs of infrastructure and the risks related to cybersecurity and data loss are factors that constrain market growth.

Market Segmentation

The global HMI software industry has been segmented based on component, product type, configuration type, type, technology, and end-user.

By component, the global market has been segmented into on-premise and cloud-based.

By product type, the global market has been divided into proprietary software, hardware-independent, and open-source software.

By configuration type, the global market has been divided into proprietary stand-alone HMI and embedded HMI.

By type, the global market has been divided into proprietary supervisory level HMI and machine-level HMI.

By technology, the global market has been divided into optical, acoustic, bionic, tactile, and motion.

By end-user, the global market has been divided into oil and gas, energy and power, food and beverages, aerospace and defense, chemical, metals and mining, pharmaceutical, automotive, packaging, and semiconductor and electronics.

Regional Analysis

North America to foster the global market

North America led the global HMI software market with a share of 33.32% in 2018, followed by Europe with the second-largest market share. Factors responsible for market growth include the growing adoption of robotics in industries and the need for better communication in industrial processes. 

Europe to follow North America 

Europe was the second-largest market for HMI software in 2019. Europe has been segmented into five parts, namely the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and the rest of Europe. According to the MRFR report, Germany is projected to gain the highest market share, followed by the United Kingdom and France. Some of the factors responsible for market growth include a rise in the number of industrial robots and a high need for better communication in the industries.

Competitive Landscape 

The HMI software market is very competitive, with most vendors offering a range of customizable options. There are few influential vendors that have the upper hand in offering HMI solutions as a package that includes hardware and software components. The players in this market are constantly creating a new product portfolio in order to achieve competitive advantages through mergers and acquisitions, alliances, and constant innovations.

Key Players

  • General Electric

  • Rockwell Automation

  • Schneider Electric

  • Brainchild Electronic

  • Siemens

  • AdroIT Technologies

  • Beijer Electronics

  • B-Scada


  • Elipse Software

  • Inductive Automation

  • National Instruments

Recent Development 

October 2019: Siemens introduced Simatic WinCC Unified, a web-based visualization system for industrial operator control and monitoring applications. This system involves a new generation of HMI panels and Simatic HMI unified comfort panels.

July 2019: COPA-DATA stated the release of a new version of its Zenon software platform. New updates boost the security and efficiency of automation software designed for the manufacturing and energy industry.

July 2019: Beijer Electronics improved the capabilities of its Xi HMI software version with 2.40 SP3 that supports BoX2 extreme SC and bug fixing features.

May 2019: Elipse Software launched the newest version of its supervisory solution, Elipse E3 5.0. The update adds automatic pens that allow access to real-time and history data through a single connection to the E3Chart tool. The user interface for E3 Studio is updated. The updates also greatly improved overall system performance, reducing memory usage.

April 2019: Inductive Automation launched the new version of its industrial application platform—Ignition 8. The software updates offer improved capabilities in mobility, security, and enterprise projects. Ignition 8 provides new capabilities for building enterprise-scale architectures.

Report Overview

This study addresses main factors, constraints, and challenges in the global HMI software market, as well as geographic and segment revenue estimates and assessments. The base year is 2018; the projection period is 2019-2025.

Segmentation Table

By Component

  • On-premise

  • Cloud-based

By Product Type

  • Software

  • Hardware-independent

  • Open-source software

By Configuration Type

  • Proprietary stand-alone HMI

  • Embedded HMI

By Type

  • Proprietary supervisory level HMI

  • Machine-level HMI

By Technology

  • Optical

  • Acoustic

  • Bionic

  • Tactile

  • Motion

By End-User

  • Oil and gas

  • Energy and power

  • Food and beverages

  • Chemical

  • Metals and mining

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Aerospace and defense

  • Automotive

  • Packaging

  • Semiconductor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The technology-dependent segments are acoustic, optical, tactile, motion and bionic.

The significant players in the market are Rockwell Automation, COPA-DATA, Siemens, AdroIT Technologies, Beijer Electronics, General Electric, B-Scada, Elipse Software, Brainchild Electronic, Schneider Electric, National Instruments and Inductive Automation, among others.

The HMI Software Market can expand at a rate of 9.1% from 2019 to 2025.

Improved communication among humans and the machinery and the growing adoption of robots in industries are key factors driving the market growth. Also, the use of innovative technologies such as artificial vision enables HMI devices to automatically perform measure, control, and classification functions.

The global HMI software market holds significant growth opportunities owing to the introduction of a wearable human-machine interface which is expected to be more interactive and intuitive.