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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 3Q14 Update

Published: 03 December 2014

ID: G00271520

Analyst(s): Tom Eid, Bianca Granetto


Growth expectations for the enterprise application software markets have not materially changed when comparing the 2Q14 with the 3Q14 versions. Digital-business-related buying dynamics are expected to support annualized growth of approximately 9% through 2018.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Changes in Purchasing Style and Buying Behaviors: Transitioning to New Consumption Models
  • Analytics, Cloud-Based Implementations and Mobile Technology Adoption, Coupled With the Rise of Digital-Business-Related Dynamics, Drive Spending
  • By 2020, 75% of Application Purchases Supporting Digital Business Will Be "Make," Not "Buy"


  • Customer Relationship Management
    • Purchase Style
  • Enterprise Content Management
    • Functional Expansion
  • Supply Chain Management
    • Buyer Behavior
  • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, Demographic, Lifestyle and Cultural Factors

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