This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's software market taxonomy. For 2016, the taxonomy includes 81 individual functional markets grouped within three primary segments: applications, application development and deployment, and system infrastructure software.
In addition, IDC defines a wide range of "competitive" markets. Competitive markets are combinations of the whole or fractions of functional markets that reflect such market dynamics as the problem being solved or the technology on which the software is based.
"IDC's software taxonomy represents a comprehensive view of the worldwide software marketplace," said Henry Morris, senior VP, Worldwide Software and Services Research. "It continues to be the premier source for defining and categorizing commercial software."
APIs, Integration and Process Automation , Agile Application Life-Cycle, Quality and Portfolio Strategies , Business Analytics Solutions , Business Analytics Solutions with Vertical Views , BuyerPulse Analysis: Business Process Management Software , BuyerPulse Analysis: Multi-Enterprise Integration , Canadian Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Solutions , Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems , Content and Digital Media Technologies , Customer Care and CRM , Customer Experience and the Connected Business , Customer Experience: Sales and Marketing Technology , Data Integration and Integrity Software , Data Management Software , Data as a Service , Developer Demographics, Communities and Skills , Digital Business Models and Monetization , Digital Commerce , Enterprise Applications , Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce , Enterprise Mobility: Applications , Enterprise Mobility: Platforms and Security , Enterprise System Management Software , European Big Data and Analytics , European Channels and Alliances , European Collaboration and Customer Experience , European Enterprise Applications , European Enterprise Mobility: Applications , European Enterprise Mobility: Applications and Life-Cycle Services , European Public Cloud: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS , European Security Strategies , Executive Information , HR, Talent and Learning Strategies and Services , Hardcopy Industry Transformation , IT Cloud and Software-Defined Datacenter Decision Economics , IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Software , Identity and Access Management , Infrastructure: Strategies for Cloud Builders , Internet of Things: Analytics and Information Management , Legal, Risk and Compliance Solutions , Operating Environments , PaaS: Cloud App Platforms and Developer Services , SaaS and Cloud Software , Security Products , Servers and Computing Platforms , Social and Experiential Solutions , Social, Communities, and Collaboration , Software Channels and Ecosystems , Software Overview , Software-Defined Compute , Storage Software , Strategic Alliances
Aurea Software FZ-LLC, Pervasive Software Inc., Kony, Inc., Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., TIBCO Software Inc., iSOFT INFRASTRUCTURE SOFTWARE CO.,LTD., OpenText Corporation, Google Inc., The Descartes Systems Group Inc., The Attachmate Group, Inc., ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC., Canon Inc., everisSpain, S.L.U., SOCIETE DE REALISATIONS MECANIQUES S.A., BP p.l.c., Nokia Corporation, Atlassian, Silver Peak Resources Ltd., Acumatica, Inc., UNIT4 N.V., Microsoft Corporation, Novell, Inc., iRise, Inc., Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Experian plc, OAO "Uralkalii", CA Technologies, Inc., K2 Internet S.A., CROWN EQUITY HOLDINGS INC., Compuware Corporation, Facebook, Inc., Concur Technologies, Inc., Hyland Software, Inc., Lexmark International, Inc., FalconStor Software, Inc., Red Hat, Inc., PeopleSoft Unterstützungskasse GmbH, Trend Micro Incorporated, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Software AG, EMC Corporation, Activision Blizzard, Inc., Aspen Technology, Inc., Macy’s, Inc., SAP AG, SMARTSHEET.COM, INC., ADP, LLC, OLD WM, INC., ARCSIGHT, LLC, Rally Energy Ltd., Motorola Solutions, Inc., COGNOS CORPORATION, HP Inc., CONVIO, INC., Fujitsu Limited, Workday, Inc., Cognex Corp, Avaya Inc., CUSTOMERMATRIX S.A.S., F5 Networks, Inc., Progress Software Corporation, Openair Incorporated, Puppet, Inc., Hitachi, Ltd., Gemalto N.V., Western Digital Corporation, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Barracuda Networks, Inc., VMware, Inc., IBM, Delphi Automotive LLP, Intuit Inc., Micro Focus International plc, Pegasystems Inc., Serena Software, Inc., DocuSign, Inc., Synopsys, Inc., AIRBNB, INC., Gold Fields Limited, MontaVista Software, LLC, Honeywell International Inc., SAVO GROUP LTD, McKesson Corporation, Laserfiche Corp, IPsoft Incorporated, COLLABNET, INC., EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES, Apple Inc., VersionOne, Inc., Infor Global Solutions, Inc., J.D. Edwards World Solutions Company Pty Ltd., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., RIGHTNOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Green Hills Software, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Basware Corporation, SAP DATA PROCESSING (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD, Pitney Bowes Inc., Bonitasoft, Inc., Manhattan Associates, Inc., ANSYS, INC., LM Ericsson Telephone Company, Fidelity National Information Services Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., GRINDWELL NORTON LIMITED, Secondary Marketing Group, MySQL AB, Kyriba Corporation, Palantir Technologies Inc., PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE INC, OPNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC., THOUGHTWORKS, INC., QLIKTECH HOLDINGS (US) INC., Salesforce.com, Inc., Deltek, Inc., OBJECTVIDEO, INC., NXTBOOK MEDIA, LLC, Aria System Inc., Websense Inc, Symantec Corporation, Alcatel-Lucent, Amazon.com, Inc., Nintex Group Pty Ltd, ARBITRON INC., ESW CAPITAL, LLC, Lithium Technologies Inc., Wolters Kluwer N.V., APPIAN TECHNOLOGY, INC., Amdocs Limited, Netflix International B.V., AtTask, Inc., OpenTable, Inc., Intel Corporation, Unisys Corporation, WALL STREET SYSTEMS HOLDINGS, INC., Comcast Corporation, BUDDY MEDIA, INC., Cerner Corporation, Citrix Systems, Inc., INTELLIVISION TECHNOLOGIES CORP., Salary.com, Inc., MicroStrategy Incorporated, Tableau Software, Inc., NICE Systems Ltd., Siemens AG, Autodesk, Inc., Epicor Software Corporation, ACTUATE CORPORATION
Application development software, Application server middleware, Collaborative applications, Content applications, Customer relationship management applications, Data access, analysis and delivery, Engineering applications, Enterprise resource management applications, Integration and process automation middleware, Operations and manufacturing applications, Quality and life-cycle tools, Security software, Storage software, Structured data management software, Supply chain management applications, System and network management software, System software