Gartner Research

Forecast Overview: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 2014

Published: 01 October 2014

ID: G00264650

Analyst(s): Tom Eid, Bianca Granetto


Growth and structure of the enterprise application software market are being disrupted and shaped by business-lead purchasing, consumerization, mobility, emerging-market influence, cloud-based implementations and new consumption models, threatening incumbents and creating new opportunities.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • Supporting Research
  • Forecast Period Outlook and Key Market Characteristics
    • Business Executives Want to Seize Opportunities Generated by the Digital Industrial Economy
    • Consumerization Drives Opportunity to Expand Adoption of Applications by New Users, Extended Use Cases and Midsize Businesses
    • Outlook for Asia/Pacific Looks Brighter Than Other Emerging Regions
  • Changes in Buying Behavior
    • New Buyers and Influencers
    • Implementation of New Deployed Software Applications Reveals New Purchase Styles

Foundational Assumptions

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
    • Functional Expansion and Unit Expansion
  • Customer Relationship Management
    • Purchase Style
    • Company Adoption and Unit Adoption
  • Digital Content Creation
    • Buyer Behavior
  • Enterprise Content Management
    • Functional Expansion
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Purchase Style
    • Functional Expansion and Replacement Cycle
  • Office Suites
    • Buyer Behavior
  • Project and Portfolio Management
    • Purchase Style
  • Supply Chain Management
    • Functional Expansion and Unit Expansion
  • Web Conferencing and Collaboration/Social Software Suites
    • Purchase Style

Market Model or Methodology

  • Software Market Model
  • Application Software
  • Forecast Components
    • On-Premises Forecast
    • SaaS Forecast
    • Subscription/Hosted Forecast
    • OSS Forecast
    • Application Software Revenue Forecast
  • Negotiated Factors
    • Price and Maintenance
  • Demand-Side Influencing Factors
    • Company and Unit Adoption
    • Purchase Style
    • Functional Expansion
    • Unit Expansion
    • Replacement Cycle
    • Buyer Behavior
    • Macroeconomic and Regulatory Factors
  • Supply-Side Influencing Factors
    • Hardware and Software Technology Innovation
    • Technology Road Maps
    • Product Design and Pricing

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