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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 3Q17 Update

Published: 19 October 2017

ID: G00342072

Analyst(s): Julian Poulter , Hai Swinehart , Alys Woodward , Robert Anderson


This update shows an uptick in SaaS spending across several markets as growing availability of SaaS-based solutions encourages adoption. Application software spending will reach $285.4 billion in constant U.S. dollars by 2021. Technology strategic planners should expect SaaS adoption to accelerate.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • What Changed in the 3Q17 Forecast Update?
  • Most New Spending Is Coming From SaaS
  • Top Reasons for SaaS
  • ERP, CRM and ABI Are Impacted the Most by SaaS in 3Q17 Forecast Update
    • ERP
    • CRM
    • ABI


  • Financial Management Systems
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Analytics and Business Intelligence

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