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Enterprise Applications

IDC's Enterprise Applications service examines the competitive landscape, key trends, in-depth analysis, and differentiating factors, including the application of the 3rd Platform and innovation accelerators of enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise resource management (ERM), financial accounting, tax, treasury and risk, accounts payable, accounts receivable, human capital management (HCM), payroll accounting, procurement, order management, professional service automation, and enterprise asset management.


Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Enterprise resource planning and enterprise resource management
  • Extended enterprise applications (EAs) targeting enterprises of all sizes and industries
  • Best-of-breed applications in markets noted
  • Procurement applications, including procurement, sourcing, contracts, supplier collaboration, and supplier relationship management
  • Finance, treasury, and risk management; travel and expense management; tax management; accounts payable; and accounts receivable
  • Enterprise asset management
  • Order management
  • On-premises applications and systems
  • Professional services automation
  • SaaS and cloud-enabled applications and systems
  • User selection of ERP, ERM, and applications; intelligent ERP (i-ERP); intelligent applications (i-apps); and intelligent systems
  • 3rd Platform technology migrations across ERP, ERM, and enterprise applications
  • DX and the impact on enterprise applications
  • DX use cases for the CFO, CPO, and facilities manager
  • Modernization, rationalization, and transformation requirements for applications and systems

Core Research

  • ERP, ERM, and EA Vendor Shares and Forecasts
  • ERP, ERM, and EA Vendor Competitive Analysis
  • i-ERP DecisionScapes
  • DX World Technology Selection and Best Practices
  • Intelligent ERP and Application Workflows and Designs
  • Market Analysis Perspectives: ERP, ERM, and Applications
  • ERP and Application Market Glances

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 ERP, ERM, and EA vendors?
  2. How are social business, cloud, mobile, and Big Data changing "back office" applications?
  3. How are ERP, ERM, and EA vendors incorporating 3rd Platform technologies and innovation accelerators into their product portfolios, and how is that affecting their prospects in midsize and large enterprise applications markets?
  4. What are the emerging product categories, and who are the vendors entering these markets?
  5. How are application marketplaces changing the way buyers acquire enterprise applications?
  6. How is intelligence changing enterprise applications?

Companies Covered

Acumatica, Inc., Advent Software, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Apptus Technologies AB, Aptean, Inc., Aria Systems Inc., Ascentis Corp., Avalara, Inc., Avangate B.V., Basware Corporation, Blackbaud, Inc., Bonfire Interactive Ltd., Bottomline Technologies, Inc., CGI Group Inc., Callidus Software Inc., Calypso Technology Inc., Channel Advisor, CloudCraze Software LLC, Compiere Inc., Constellation Software Inc., Coupa Software, Inc., Deltek, Inc., Demandware, Inc., Digital River, Inc., EXIGIS, Elastic Path Software Inc., Epicor Software Corporation, Everest Software Inc., Exact Software, Expandable Software, Inc., FinancialForce.com, Inc., Fiserv, Inc., Flexera Software, Inc., FlexiInternational Software, Inc., GEP , GXS, Inc., IBM, IFS AB, ION, IQNavigator Holdings LLC, IT Central Station, Infor, Inc., Inovis International Inc., Intacct Business Consulting Pty Ltd, Intershop Communications AG, Intuit Inc., JAGGAER, JDA Software Group, Inc., Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., Jenzabar Inc., Kamakura Shinsho, Ltd., Keelvar Systems Limited, KeyedIn Solutions Holdings Inc., Kirchman Corporation, Kronos Incorporated, Kyriba Corporation, LevaData Inc., MICROS Systems, Inc., MaintenanceNet Inc., Manhattan Associates, Inc., MarketLive Inc., Medical Information Technology, Inc., Meta4 Group Ltd., Micros, Microsoft Corporation, Misys Group Ltd., Model N, Inc., Murex S.A.S., NetSuite Inc., Open Solutions Inc., Oracle Corporation, PROACTIS Holdings Plc, PROS Inc., Plex Systems, Inc., Polaris Networks Inc, Proformative Inc., QAD Inc., Ramco Systems Limited, Recurly Inc., Reval.com, Inc., Revionics, Inc., Revitas Inc., Revstream Inc., Rootstock Software, SAP SE, SYSPRO Impact Software Inc., Sage Group plc, Salesforce.com, Inc., Scout RFP, Inc., SourceDay LLC, Sovos Compliance, LLC., Sungard Availability Services LP, TAKE Solutions Ltd., TEMENOS Group AG, TOTVS S.A., The Ultimate Software Group, Inc., Thomson Reuters Corp., Unit4 NV, Venda Ltd., Vendavo, Inc., Vertex Inc., Visma AS, Vistex, Volusion, Inc., Wall Street Systems Inc., Wolters Kluwer N.V., Workday, Inc., Xero Limited, cleverbridge AG, eBay Inc., tealbook Inc., xTuple


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Eric Newmark

Program Vice President, Cloud, SaaS and Industry Cloud

Kevin Permenter

Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Applications

Mickey North Rizza

Program Vice President, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce