Gartner Research

Market Methodology: Software

Published: 13 March 2012

ID: G00230077

Analyst(s): Joanne M. Correia, Colleen Graham , David Coyle


This version of the Gartner Software research group's market share and forecast methodology updates previous documents and discusses new research types being published.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know



  • Market Share Methodology
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Market Share Research Process
  • Forecast Methodology
    • Changes in 2012


  • Appliance
  • Compound Annual Growth Rate
  • Revenue
  • Vendor
  • Vendor Total Software Revenue

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • Software Markets
  • Software Contracts
  • Software License Revenue Recognition
  • Understanding Components of Recognized Revenue
  • Abstract Components Versus Real-World Complexity

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