This IDC study answers the following questions:
- What is the growth rate for subscription software revenue worldwide, and how does this compare with total worldwide software revenue?
- What are IDC's predictions and assumptions relating to market forces impacting the growth of software revenue sold via subscription license models?
- What are the key buyer and supplier trends that are impacting the growth of subscription software revenue?
"Subscription software revenue is becoming a mainstream reality in the software industry," said Amy Konary, research vice president for Software Licensing and Provisioning. "IDC expects that subscription momentum will continue to build throughout the forecast period. Perpetual license revenue and maintenance revenue will be flat or growing in single-digit revenue."