upholstered car interiors, and the growing use of airbags, in 2015-2016 as well as in the medium term. Growth in the leather market will be essentially concentrated in the automotive sector, with slower uptake of new technologies in the furniture and fashion markets. In the fashion and apparel markets, market globalization, the rise in consumption in the emerging countries and in internet sales are all expected to boost sales of PLM software as of 2015-2016. On the other hand, adoption of 3D technology could proceed more slowly than forecast, but will pick up in the medium term. This technology represents an unavoidable revolution for businesses and will prompt a radical rethink of their development methods so that they can take full advantage of the beneﬁts it brings. Consequently, the three growth accelerators for 2015 and 2016 will be China, the automotive market and PLM for fashion and apparel. Deliberately Cautious Macroeconomic Assumptions The roadmap assumed that macroeconomic conditions would be as weak as in 2012, consistent with growth forecasts for 2013 and 2014 known on February 12, 2013, while allowing for an upturn in business conﬁdence. After all, businesses will need to adapt and build for their own future within these conditions, which will gradually encourage them to resume their investment decisions. As the very strong rebound in orders in 2010 and the ﬁrst half of 2011 showed, companies in the different geographical markets and market sectors served by Lectra will need to accelerate their investment plans or make good the investments they have postponed over several years and acquire the technologies necessary to boost their competitiveness and growth. The crisis and its further developments have ampliﬁed the challenges they face. Progress Report In its report of February 11, 2014, the company stated that the coming year was likely to be both difﬁcult and unpredictable. The latest growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015 conﬁrmed signs of a partial upturn in some developed countries, the United States and Japan in particular, while Europe continued to accumulate structural difﬁculties and could face deﬂation.