Aberdeen Group has released their rankings for PLM vendors. Their report is called “Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solutions AXIS for Hardgoods Manufacturers, Q2, 2009”. Following in the tradition of Gartner’s Quadrants and Forrester’s Waves, Aberdeen presents theirresults on a 2D graph called the Aberdeen AXIS.The report scores vendors in two areas: Value Delivered and Market Readiness. PTC’s Windchill product, while not without its blemishes, has long been considered the leader in the area of PLM. Arena Solutions is a surprise contender beating out vendors like SAP and Oracle/Agile with its SaaS solution.Other vendors considered in the report include SaaS vendor Datastay and the Open Source product Aras.