Enterprise software has the largest share of the overall software market, with worldwide revenues amounting to over 200 billion U.S. dollars in 2021, according to the Statista Technology Market Outlook. Due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the global software market growth slowed down considerably in 2020; however, the industry is expected to resume strong growth in 2021, with application development and enterprise software projected to mark the strongest revenue increase.
What is enterprise software?
Enterprise software is the software primarily used to satisfy various business needs. It helps companies meet their goals by boosting enterprise productivity and efficiency – for example through helping to track and improve supply chains, interact with customers, or manage resources. There are a wide range of applications under the term “enterprise software”, with accounting software, office suites, human resource management (HRM) systems, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) being a few of them.
How do most global enterprises deploy their ERP solutions?
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a type of software organizations used to manage day-to-day business activities like supply chain operations, accounting, or project management, among others. These software solutions can be deployed through different models. Most companies worldwide report on-premise solutions as their primary method for ERP deployment followed by cloud ERP systems and software-as-a-service solutions. Over 30 percent of companies worldwide reported cost overruns in their ERP implementation projects as of 2021.
Revenue of the software market worldwide from 2016 to 2027, by segment
(in billion U.S. dollars)
The Software market represents the total market for Software. Relevant top-level software segments include Productivity Software, Enterprise Software as well as System Infrastructure Software and Application Development Software. The majority of software solutions in these market segments are designed to be used in a professional environment but may also be used privately. Software in general can be provided in one of two ways: on-premises software is sold via a transactional license or as a subscription, and cloud-based software (software as a service / SaaS) is most often sold as a subscription.
Market values represent revenues paid to primary vendors at manufacturer price level either directly or through distribution channels (excluding VAT). Reported market revenues include spending by consumers (B2C), enterprises (B2B) as well as governments (B2G). Revenues are allocated to the country where the money is spent.
Company examples: Microsoft, SAP, Adobe.
All figures are estimates. A detailed methodology can be found in the Statista Market Outlook.
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