This IDC study (a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J12300102) analyzes the Japan enterprise application (EA) and business analytics (BA) solutions markets that are comprised of the customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource management (ERM), supply chain management (SCM), and business analytics (BA) solutions markets. The study also provides forecasts for the aforementioned markets from 2012 to 2016.
"As the Japan market increases in maturity, securing new business is becoming difficult and the percentage of enterprise revenue accounted for by overseas businesses is increasing. In these circumstances, EA and BA solution vendors should urgently move to provide low cost and short-implementation period for EA and BA solutions that support the standardization of global operations. As the risk of changes in operational management (including withdrawal and relocation) at overseas sites is high, providing EA and BA solutions infrastructure through cloud environments will be an effective strategy," says Tomoko Akagi, group manager, Software and Security, IDC Japan.