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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 4Q13 Update

Published: 04 February 2014

ID: G00260009

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


The enterprise application software market will have a five-year (2012 through 2017) compound annual growth rate of 8.2% in constant U.S. dollars. While macroeconomic conditions challenge sustainable growth, particularly in EMEA, the overall trend is of moderately accelerating 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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