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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 3Q13 Update

Published: 29 October 2013

ID: G00257828

Analyst(s): Tom Eid, Bhavish Sood, Bianca Granetto, Yanna Dharmasthira, Chad Eschinger , Chris Pang , Joanne M. Correia, Dan Sommer, Vassil Mladjov, Hai Swinehart


The enterprise application software market will have a five-year (2012 through 2017) compound annual growth rate of 8.1%. While there are worldwide macroeconomic conditions and challenges to sustainable growth, particularly in EMEA, the overall trend is of steady and moderate growth.

Table Of Contents


  • Enterprise Application Software Marketplace
    • Forecast Highlights and Changes
    • Market Segment Highlights
    • SaaS and Cloud-Based Service Effects on Market Forecasts


  • Demand Factors
    • IT Budgets — Incremental IT Budget Growth
    • Social Trends — Mobility Creating New Market Demand
  • Macroeconomic Factors
    • Economy — Macroeconomic Factors and GDP Growth Rates
    • Regulation and Legislation — GRC Requirements
  • Supply Factors
    • Technology Road Map, Software Delivery and Business Models

Market Model

  • Forecast Methodology
    • Software Market Model
    • Forecast Components
    • Influencing Factors
  • Connections
    • Connections Influencing Software Supply
    • Connections Influencing Software Demand

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