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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 1Q14 Update

Published: 29 April 2014

ID: G00262872

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


Forecast to grow 8.2% in constant currency through 2018, spending on enterprise application software will be focused on modernizing applications, enhancing the customer experience and leveraging the power of the cloud.

Table Of Contents


  • Enterprise Application Software Marketplace
    • Forecast Highlights and Changes
    • Market Segment Highlights


  • Demand Factors
    • IT Budgets — Modest 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
    • Influence of New Buying Centers

Market Model

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

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