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Enterprise Applications

IDC's Enterprise Applications service examines the competitive landscape, key trends, and differentiating factors of financial accounting, financial performance and strategy, human capital management (HCM), payroll accounting, procurement, order management, enterprise asset management, project and portfolio management (PPM), and digital commerce (DC) application vendors. Building from IDC's BuyerPulse Deals Database: Worldwide Enterprise Applications and the quarterly AppStats Survey, this service delivers insight into the market movement of suppliers and customer buying patterns.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Extended enterprise applications (EA) targeting enterprises of all sizes and industries
  • Supplier relationship management applications, including procurement, sourcing, supplier collaboration, and net services
  • ERP and best-of-breed applications, such as treasury and risk management, revenue management, and subscription billing
  • Proliferation of shared services in EA/DC implementations
  • Multi-enterprise collaboration strategies among ERP and supplier relationship management vendors
  • Experience management — across channels (includes content management, commerce platforms, integration, and advanced analytics) for B2B, B2C, and B2B2C
  • Impact of cloud, social, mobile, and Big Data technologies on vendor strategies for employee, customer, supplier, partner, and asset engagement
  • Mobile commerce (mobile app marketplaces and built-for-mobile commerce capabilities)

Core Research

  • EA/DC Applications Vendor Shares and Forecasts
  • EA/DC Applications Vendor Competitive Analysis

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 EA vendors?
  2. How are social business, cloud, mobile, and Big Data changing accounting, asset management, and other "back office" applications?
  3. How are EA vendors incorporating 3rd Platform technologies 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?
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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