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Big Data and Analytics, Collaborative Applications, and System Software Drove Enterprise Software Growth in 2013, According to IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) today released the latest results from the Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker. For 2013, the worldwide software market grew 5.5% year over year reaching a total market size of $369 billion. This was higher than the 4.3% growth experienced in 2012, a result of the Eurozone recovery and continued above-average growth in the United States. IDC expects this moderately positive scenario to continue for several more years.

"Data provides the edge to companies that can leverage their information for competitive advantage -- with new products and services, and an enriched customer experience. Software for data management, data access, and collaborative information sharing continues to lead the growth in the overall software industry," said Henry D. Morris, Senior Vice President for Worldwide Software, Services and Executive Advisory Research.

Three primary segments comprise the total software market in IDC's software taxonomy: Applications; Application Development & Deployment (AD&D); and Systems Infrastructure Software. The three segments grew between 5.4% and 5.6% meaning that no individual segment had a standout performance in 2013. Nevertheless, within the primary segments there were several function-specific types of software that experienced high rates of growth.

Among the three primary segments, the AD&D segment, which comprised nearly 23% of total software revenues in 2013, was the fastest growing market with a 5.6% year-over-year growth rate. Growth in the AD&D segment was largely driven by the performance of the Structured Data Management and the Data Access, Analysis, and Delivery secondary markets with 7.3% and 6.0% growth rates, respectively. Advanced Analytics Software and Database Management Systems (DBMS) solutions are pushing the growing trend for these markets because of widening Big Data and Analytics adoption. Oracle continued to lead the AD&D segment with steady market share of 21.5%, followed by IBM, Microsoft, SAP, and SAS. Among these vendors, Microsoft and SAP stood out by gaining the most market share year over year.

In the Applications primary market segment, which comprised 50% of total software revenue, year-over-year growth for 2013 was 5.5%, which is similar to the total software market average. Within this market segment, Collaborative Applications and Content Applications stood out with year-over-year growth rates above 10%. While the former is driven by Enterprise Social Networks and Team Collaborative Applications adoption, the latter is driven by the Search and Content Analytics, which grew at 13.2% year over year. The Big Data and analytics adoption trend was largely responsible for this market growth. From a vendor perspective, Microsoft led the Applications primary market in 2013 with 14.1% of market share and gaining more than 1 point of share year over year, followed by SAP, Oracle, IBM, and Intuit. Microsoft and Intuit experienced the highest growth rates.

In the Systems Infrastructure Software primary market segment, which comprised 27% of total software revenue and grew 5.5% year over year in 2013, the System Software secondary segment grew more than 8% year over year driven by the launching of Windows 8 and Virtual Machine and Cloud System Software adoption. Microsoft has improved its leadership in the Systems Infrastructure Software overall with 29.3% of market share, gaining more than 1.5 points of share, followed by IBM, Symantec, EMC, and VMware.

 

Top 5 Worldwide Software Vendors, 2013 Revenues and Market Share

(revenues in US$M)

Vendor    

2013
Revenue

   

2013 Market
Share

   

2012
Revenue

   

2012 Market
Share

   

Year-Over-
Year Growth

Microsoft     $65,559     17.8%     $58,454     16.7%     12.2%
IBM     $29,444     8.0%     $29,109     8.3%     1.2%
Oracle     $29,013     7.9%     $28,301     8.1%     2.5%
SAP     $18,143     4.9%     $17,060     4.9%     6.4%
Symantec     $6,365     1.7%     $6,423     1.8%     -0.9%
Others     $220,368     59.7%     $210,258     60.1%     4.8%
Total     $368,892     100.0%     $349,604     100.0%     5.5%

Source: IDC Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker, April 2014

 

On a regional basis, the second half of the year confirmed what we saw in the first half. Latin and North America were the top growing regions in 2013 followed by Western Europe, which continued the recovery path closing the year with a 6.6% growth rate. On the other hand, Japan couldn't work around the effects of yen devaluation and ended up with a year-over-year decline of -11.6% in U.S. dollars.

An interactive graphic showing regional software revenues and year-over-year growth for 2013 is available here. The chart is intended for public use in online news articles and social media. Instructions on how to embed this graphic can be found by viewing this press release on IDC.com.

IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the seventy-nine segments of the global software market. The Tracker covers more than 800 software vendors across a total of 49 countries markets. Historical market size, vendor share, and forecasts are updated on a semiannual basis.

For more information about IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker, please contact Kathy Nagamine at 650-350-6423 or [email protected].

About IDC Trackers

IDC Tracker products provide accurate and timely market size, vendor share, and forecasts for hundreds of technology markets from more than 100 countries around the globe. Using proprietary tools and research processes, IDC's Trackers are updated on a semiannual, quarterly, and monthly basis. Tracker results are delivered to clients in user-friendly excel deliverables and on-line query tools. The IDC Tracker Charts app, available at iTunes, allows users to view data charts from the most recent IDC Tracker products on their iPhone and iPad.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. In 2014, IDC celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing strategic insights to help clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.

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