This IDC study provides a sizing of the enterprise applications market in 2012 along with a 2013–2017 forecast. Historical and forecast revenue data is shown for the total worldwide market by secondary market, geographic region, and operating system. Worldwide revenue for the enterprise applications market was $122.5 billion in 2012, representing growth of 4.3% over 2011.
"The growth in the enterprise applications market is based partly on pent-up demand from postponed spending but also the need to update and modernize existing applications. Enterprises are starting to implement applications that either didn't exist or weren't needed in the past, such as commerce applications in all industries, not just retail, but also manufacturing, hospitality, food and beverage, and even the public sector (e.g., national archives are selling digital copies of historical documents through digital commerce). IDC is also seeing applications in categories that didn't exist in the past (e.g., subscription billing, spend optimization, and revenue management) for requirements that may have been met using custom applications or manual processes. Finally, the development of applications specific to microverticals (e.g., car dealerships, medical clinics, boutique hotels) is propelling start-ups and existing ISVs into new revenue opportunities," says Christine Dover, research director, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce.
Content applications, Customer relationship management applications, Engineering applications, Enterprise asset management, Enterprise resource management applications, Financial resource management, Human capital management, Human resources outsourcing services, Operations and manufacturing applications, Order management, Project and portfolio management, Supply chain management applications