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Market Definitions and Methodology: Software

Published: 24 January 2017

ID: G00321853

Analyst(s): Ahmed Mouldaia , Chad Eschinger , Jim Hare , Steve Crawford , Laurie Wurster

Summary

The research methodologies, segmentation, definitions and research metrics used for regularly published software research are detailed and updated in this report.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Introduction

Methodology

  • Forecast Methodology
    • Forecast Methodology Overview
    • Forecast Process
    • Forecast Assumptions
  • Market Share and Market Sizing Methodology
    • Market Share Research Process
  • Software Licenses and Software Revenue Recognition
    • Abstract Components Versus Real-World Complexity
    • Understanding Components of Recognized Revenue

Metrics

  • Appliance
  • Compound Annual Growth Rate
  • Vendor
  • Vendor Total Software Revenue

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • Enterprise Application Software Definitions
    • Analytics and Business Intelligence
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Content Services Platforms
    • Office Suites
    • Project and Portfolio Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Communication and Collaboration Services
    • Other Application Software
  • Infrastructure Software Definitions
    • Application Development
    • Application Infrastructure and Middleware
    • Data Management
    • IT Operations Management Software
    • Operating Systems
    • Security Software
    • Storage Management Software
    • Virtualization Software
    • Other Infrastructure Software
  • Emerging Software and Market Trends
    • Appliances
    • Application Service Providers and Application Hosting
    • Business Activity Monitoring
    • Metadata and Data Modeling Tools
    • Mobile and Wireless Packaged Application Software
    • Mobile and Wireless Infrastructure Software Platforms
    • Open-Source Software
    • Order Management
    • Platform as a Service
    • Software as a Service
    • Software Solution Markets
    • Web Analytics
    • Web Services Software
  • Platform Definitions
    • Java
    • .NET
  • Worldwide Geographic Regional Definitions
    • Emerging Asia/Pacific Region
    • Mature Asia/Pacific Region
    • Greater China
    • Japan
    • Western Europe Region
    • Eastern Europe Region
    • Eurasia
    • Latin America Region
    • Middle East and North Africa Region
    • Sub-Saharan Africa Region
    • North America Region
  • Exchange Rates
  • Company-Size Segments
  • Channel Definitions
    • Direct Channel
    • Indirect Channel

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