IDC's SaaS and Cloud Software research examines the opportunity, buyer demand criteria, and business success characteristics for the deployment of SaaS and provides IDC's worldwide forecast and market share documents for all SaaS, PaaS, and system infrastructure software revenue. This service covers hybrid cloud and multicloud strategies by industry, investigates the cloud through an application software and services lens, analyzes market disruption, covers cloud marketplaces, and identifies operational strategies for building, selling, and purchasing SaaS, including optimal go-to-market and management strategies. Research explores a new generation of SaaS infused with innovation accelerators like artificial intelligence and machine learning and advanced analytics.
IDC also offers three separate companion services meant to be utilized alongside this CIS, called IDC's SaaSPath, IDC's Industry CloudPath, and IDC CloudShare emerging ISV database. Industry CloudPath provides deep insight into how each industry (22 industries) is moving to the cloud, including current and future planned cloud adoption; application migration strategy and timing; drivers and inhibitors; budgets; purchasing preferences toward pricing, packaging, and buying channels; cloud maturity levels; extensive vendor ratings and advocacy scores; and adoption and buying intentions for 200+ industry-specific applications/workloads. SaaSPath provides global data on SaaS buyer attitudes and references, including deep vendor ratings and comparisons in 15 app categories (ERP, SCM, HCM, tax, A/R, A/P, salesforce automation, procurement, T&E, finance, T&R, PSA, EAM, digital commerce, and subscription billing). For full details, contact Frank Della Rosa at firstname.lastname@example.org.