Enterprise Applications
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IDC's Enterprise Applications service examines the competitive landscape, key trends, and differentiating factors of enterprise resource planning (ERP), human capital management (HCM), and procurement vendors. Building from a database of 3,000 enterprise applications (EA) vendors, IDC's BuyerPulse Deals Database: Worldwide Enterprise Applications, which tracks recent wins of EA suppliers, and the quarterly AppStats Survey; this service delivers insight into the market movement of suppliers and customer buying patterns. In addition, it spotlights key factors that contribute to the staying power of vendors by evaluating their go-to-market, maintenance, and customer support strategies.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Extended enterprise applications targeting enterprises with 100–5,000 employees
  • Strategic human capital management applications, including core HR, erecruiting, incentive, performance, and workforce management
  • Supplier relationship management applications, including procurement, sourcing, supplier collaboration, and net services
  • ERP and best-of-breed applications such as treasury and risk management
  • EA vendors' quarterly highlights of customer wins
  • Strengths and weaknesses of ERP vendors
  • Proliferation of shared services in ERP implementations
  • Impact of cloud, social, and mobile technologies on vendor strategies
  • Role of supplier enablement, global trade management, and service parts management in B2B ecommerce activities
  • Multi-enterprise collaboration strategies among ERP and supplier relationship management vendors

Core Research

  • ERP Applications Vendor Shares and Forecasts
  • HRMS/Payroll, eRecruiting, Incentive, Performance, and Workforce Management Applications Competitive Analysis
  • Supplier Relationship Management and Multi-Enterprise Collaboration Strategies

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.

Key Questions Answered

  1. What is the growth potential of midsize and large enterprise markets for best-of-breed and ERP vendors?
  2. How are EA vendors incorporating technologies for cloud, mobile, business intelligence, and social media tools into their product portfolios, and how is that affecting their prospects in midsize and large enterprise applications markets?
  3. How do HCM applications vendors address growing opportunities in task-based workforce optimization, talent management systems, and succession planning?
  4. What are the biggest enterprise applications opportunities in the discrete and process manufacturing, green energy, healthcare, public services, and retail/distribution industries?

Enterprise Applications

Source: IDC

Companies Analyzed

IDC's Enterprise Applications service reviews the strategies, market positioning, and future direction of several providers in the enterprise applications market, including:

1Sync, Accruent, Activant, Adexa, Advent, Agresso, Algorithmics, API Software, Ariba, Ascentis, ATG, Authoria, Autodesk, Blackbaud, Blackboard, Bond International, Callidus, Calypso, CGI, Chase Cooper, ClearOrbit, Click Commerce, Compiere, Constellation Software, Cornerstone Ondemand, Coupa, Deltek, DemandTec, Emptoris, Enwisen, Epicor, Everest Software, Exact, EXIGIS, Fidelity National, Fiserv, FRS/IRIS, Goalkeeper, GSI, GXS, Halogen, IFS, IBM/Sterling Commerce, Infor, Inovis, Intacct, Intuit, Intuitive Manufacturing, IQNavigator, IT2, Jack Henry, JDA Software, Jenzabar, Kamakura, Kenexa, Kirchman, Kronos, Lawson, Maconomy, Manhattan Associates, MEDITECH, Meta4, MICROS, Microsoft, Mincom, Misys, ModeIN, Murex, NetSuite, Newgistics, nuBridges, One Network, OpenMFG, Open Solutions, Oracle, Perfect Commerce, Plexus Online, Polaris, PROS, QAD, Rearden Commerce, RedPrairie, Revionics, Sage, SAP, SAS, Softscape, Sophis, StepStone, SuccessFactors, Succession Wizard, SunGard, Synygy, Syspro, Taleo, Temenos, TradeBeam, Ultimate Software, Ventyx, Wall Street Systems, Workday, Workscape, and Xactly.

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Meet the Experts
Christine Dover
Research Director, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce
Mary Wardley
Vice President, Enterprise Applications and CRM Software
Michael Fauscette
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