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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update

Published: 14 August 2015

ID: G00279474

Analyst(s): Bianca Granetto , Hai Swinehart


Quarterly updates show a slight deceleration to 7.7% in the five-year compound growth rate. Long-term growth factors focus on modernization, functional expansion, and digital transformation projects. Key segments are cloud-based office, CRM marketing, digital commerce and advanced analytics.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Modernization of Enterprise Applications, Functional Expansion, and Big Data and Analytics Projects Take Priority
  • Organizations Begin Transitioning to New Consumption Models
  • The Rise of Digital-Business-Related Dynamics Drive Spending
  • By 2020, 75% of Application Purchases Supporting Digital Business Will Be "Build," Not "Buy"


  • Office Suites: Reaching the Cloud Office Tipping Point
    • Company Adoption and User Adoption
  • ERP
    • Functional Expansion
  • Business Intelligence
    • Functional Expansion
  • Customer Relationship Management

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