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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. IDC also offers a separate service called IDC SaaSPath, meant to be utilized as a companion program alongside the Enterprise Applications CIS. It provides extensive global data on the mind and journey of SaaS buyers, including deep vendor rating and comparisons in 13 app categories (ERP, SCM, HCM, finance, tax, A/R, A/P, salesforce automation, procurement, T&E, treasury and Risk, PSA, EAM). For full details, contact Mickey North Rizza at

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Enterprise resource planning and enterprise resource management
  • Extended enterprise applications (EAs) targeting enterprises of all sizes and industries
  • 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, professional services automation, and best-of-breed applications in markets noted
  • On-premises applications and systems
  • 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, its impact on enterprise applications, and 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, Forecasts, and 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 is intelligence changing enterprise applications, and how are cloud, mobile, social, 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?

Companies Covered

ABB Ltd., Accruent LLC, Acumatica, Inc., Advent Software, Inc., Inc., Aptean, Inc., Aria Systems Inc., Ascentis Corp., Avalara, Inc., Avangate B.V., Basware Corporation, Blackbaud, Inc., Bottomline Technologies, Inc., BravoSolution S.p.A., CGI Group Inc., Callidus Software Inc., Calypso Uranium Corp., CloudCraze Software LLC, Compiere Inc., Concur Technologies, Inc., Constellation Software Inc., Coupa Software, Inc., Deltek, Inc., Demandware, Inc., Digital River, Inc., Elastic Path Software Inc., Epicor Software Corporation, Everest Software Inc., Exact Holding B.V., Expandable Software, Inc., FIS Inc., Inc., Fiserv, Inc., Flexera Software, Inc., Golden Meditech Holdings Limited, IBM, IFS AB, Infor, Inc., Inovis International Inc., Intacct Corporation, Intershop Communications AG, Intuit Inc., JAGGAER Inc, JDA Software Group, Inc., Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., Jenzabar Inc., KAMAKURA CORPORATION, KENANDY, INC., Kirchman Corporation, Kronos Incorporated, Kyriba Corporation, MICROS Systems, Inc., MaintenanceNet Inc., Manhattan Associates, Inc., MarketLive Inc., Medical Information Technology, Inc., Meta4 Group Ltd., Microsoft Corporation, Misys Group Ltd., Model N, Inc., Murex S.A.S., Openair Incorporated, Oracle Corporation, POLARIS INFRASTRUCTURE INC., PROS Holdings, Inc., Perfect Commerce S.A., Plex Systems, Inc., Proformative Inc., QAD Inc., Recurly Inc., Revionics, Inc., SAP SE, SYSPRO Impact Software Inc., Sage Group plc,, Inc., ShopIgniter Inc., Shopatron Inc., SunGard Public Sector Holdings Limited, TEMENOS Group AG, The Ultimate Software Group, Inc., VERTEX ENERGY, INC., Vendavo, Inc., Visma AS, WALL STREET SYSTEMS HOLDINGS, INC., Wolters Kluwer N.V., Workday, Inc., Xero Limited, Zuora, Inc., cleverbridge AG, eBay Inc.

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Meet the Experts
Eric Newmark

Program Vice President - SaaS, Enterprise Apps, Industry Cloud, and Digital Commerce

Kevin Permenter

Research Manager, Enterprise Applications

Mickey North Rizza

Program Vice President, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce