Forecast: Software as a Service, Worldwide, 2010-2015, 1H11 Update


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Software as a service is forecast to have a 16.3% compound annual growth rate through 2015 for enterprise application markets, compared with a total application market CAGR of 8.5%. Robust demand, growing regional use and expanding partner ecosystems positively impact vendor opportunity.

Table of Contents

  • Assumptions
  • Forecast Data
  • Analysis
    • Market Trends and Adoption Patterns
    • Forecast Overview
    • Market Landscape
      • CCC Markets
      • SaaS Drives CRM Market Growth Despite Leaner Budgets, While Competitive Environment Intensifies
      • SaaS Within ERP — Solid Growth Expected but Still a Highly Diversified Sector
      • Development of SaaS in the DCC Software Market Depends on Internet Capacity
      • SaaS Offerings Complement and Coexist With Traditional Office Suite Products
      • PPM SaaS Alternatives Gain Favor in Difficult Times
      • SaaS SCM Solutions Experience Double the Growth of the Traditional SCM Market
      • Other Markets
    • Business and Market Drivers and Inhibitors
      • Factors Promoting Adoption
      • Factors Limiting Adoption
  • Market Model
  • Recommended Reading
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