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Worldwide Software 2014-2018 Forecast Summary

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  • IDC

This IDC study provides a comprehensive summary of the worldwide commercial software market for 2013 and a five-year revenue forecast by geographic region and operating environment through 2018. Vendor revenue and market share for almost 800 vendors are provided for 2013. This study does not contain detailed information for individual software market segments; that is contained in other IDC studies.

"2014-2018 is likely to be a period of stability when many software trends will move from emerging to widely adopted," said Patrick Melgarejo, director, Worldwide Software Trackers, at IDC. "Continuing the main technology and social trends, markets such as structured data management, enterprise social software, virtual machine and cloud system software, and marketing will show double-digit growth in 2014."

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

  • Methodology
    • Primary Markets Covered
    • Vendor and Market Segmentation
      • Geographic Regions
      • Operating Environments
    • Software Market Taxonomy
  • Executive Summary
    • The Commercial Software Market in 2013
    • Worldwide Software Market Drivers, 2014-2018

Situation Overview

  • Worldwide Software Market Performance in 2013
    • Worldwide Performance in 2013 by Primary Market
      • Application Development and Deployment
      • Applications
      • System Infrastructure Software
    • Performance of Leading Vendors in 2013
    • Top 50 Vendors' Shares of the Worldwide Software Market by Operating Environment

Future Outlook

  • Forecast and Assumptions
    • Assumptions
    • Forecast for the Worldwide Software Market
  • Market Context

Essential Guidance

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  • Related Research
    • Forecast and Competitive Analysis Documents
    • IDC Predictions Documents
    • Other Related Research
  • Appendix A: Worldwide Software Market Sizing and Forecast Methodology
    • Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates
    • Company Revenue Modeling
    • Revenue Recognition
      • Immediate Recognition
      • Deferred Recognition
      • Subscription Revenue
    • Mergers and Acquisitions: "Backstreaming"
    • Calendar Versus Fiscal Years
    • Treatment of Exchange Rates
    • Allocating Revenue to Geographic Regions
    • Allocating Revenue to Operating Environments
    • Historical Data Reporting
    • Determination of "Other"
    • "When a Product Becomes a Feature"
    • Forecast Methodology
  • Appendix B: Worldwide Software Market Forecast Summary Glossary
    • What Is Commercial Software?
    • General Functional Market Definitions
    • Applications Market Definitions
      • Consumer Applications
        • Consumer Software
      • Collaborative Applications
        • Email Applications
        • Team Collaborative Applications
        • Conferencing Applications
        • Enterprise Social Networks
      • Content Applications
        • Content Management
        • Authoring and Publishing Software
        • Search and Content Analytics
        • Enterprise Portals
      • Enterprise Resource Management Applications
        • Financial Accounting Applications
        • Human Capital Management
        • Payroll Accounting
        • Procurement
        • Order Management
        • Financial Performance and Strategy Management Applications
        • Project and Portfolio Management
        • Enterprise Asset Management
      • Supply Chain Management Applications
        • Logistics
        • Production Planning
        • Inventory Management
      • Operations and Manufacturing Applications
        • Services Operations Management
        • Manufacturing
        • Other Back Office
      • Engineering Applications
        • Mechanical Computer-Aided Design
        • Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering
        • Mechanical Computer-Aided Manufacturing
        • Collaborative Product Data Management
        • Other Engineering
      • Customer Relationship Management Applications
        • Sales
        • Marketing
        • Customer Service
        • Contact Center
    • Application Development and Deployment Market Definitions
      • Structured Data Management Software
        • Relational Database Management Systems
        • Nonrelational Database Management Systems
        • Database Development and Management Tools
        • Data Integration and Access Software
        • Distributed Cache Services Managers
      • Application Development Software
        • Development Languages, Environments, and Tools
        • Software Construction Components
        • Business Rules Management Systems
        • Modeling and Architecture Tools
      • Quality and Life-Cycle Tools
        • Automated Software Quality Tools
        • Software Configuration, Code, and Process Management
      • Application Server Middleware
        • Application Server Software Platforms
        • Transaction Processing Monitors
      • Integration and Process Automation Middleware
        • Business-to-Business Middleware
        • Enterprise Service Bus and Connectivity Middleware
        • Event-Driven Middleware
        • Process Automation Middleware
        • Other Integration and Process Automation Middleware
      • Data Access, Analysis, and Delivery Software
        • End-User Query, Reporting, and Analysis
        • Advanced Analytics Software
        • Spatial Information Management Software
    • System Infrastructure Software Market Definitions
      • System and Network Management Software
        • Event Management Tools
        • Workload Scheduling and Automation Software
        • Output Management Tools
        • Performance Management Software
        • Change and Configuration Management Software
        • Problem Management Software
        • Network Management Software
      • Security Software
        • Identity and Access Management
        • Endpoint Security
        • Messaging Security
        • Network Security
        • Web Security
        • Security and Vulnerability Management Software
        • Other Security Software
      • Storage Software
        • Data Protection and Recovery Software
        • Storage Replication Software
        • Archiving Software
        • File System Software
        • Storage and Device Management Software
        • Storage Infrastructure Software
        • Other Storage Software
      • System Software
        • Operating Systems and Subsystems
        • Availability and Clustering Software
        • Virtual Client Computing
        • Virtual Machine and Cloud System Software
        • Other System Software
    • Geographic Area Definitions
    • Operating Environment Definitions
  • Synopsis

List of Tables

  • Table: Worldwide Commercial Software Revenue by Region and Primary Market, 2013
  • Table: Worldwide Commercial Software Revenue by Top 100 Vendor, 2011-2013 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide Commercial Software Revenue by Vendor, 2011-2013 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide Commercial Software Revenue by Vendor and Region, 2013
  • Table: Worldwide Application Development and Deployment Software Revenue by Top 50 Vendor, 2011-2013 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide Application Development and Deployment Software Revenue by Vendor, 2011-2013 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide Application Development and Deployment Software Revenue by Vendor and Region, 2013
  • Table: Worldwide Application Software Revenue by Top 50 Vendor, 2011-2013 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide Application Software Revenue by Vendor, 2011-2013 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide Application Software Revenue by Vendor and Region, 2013
  • Table: Worldwide System Infrastructure Software Revenue by Top 50 Vendor, 2011-2013 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide System Infrastructure Software Revenue by Vendor, 2011-2013 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide System Infrastructure Software Revenue by Vendor and Region, 2013
  • Table: Worldwide Commercial Software Revenue by Top 50 Vendor and Operating Environment, 2013 ($M)
  • Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the Worldwide Software Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide Software Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Worldwide Commercial Software Revenue by Primary Market and Region, 2013-2018 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide Application Development and Deployment Software Revenue by Operating Environment, 2013-2018 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide Application Software Revenue by Operating Environment, 2013-2018 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide System Infrastructure Software Revenue by Operating Environment, 2013-2018 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide Commercial Software Revenue by Region, 2009-2018: Comparison of June 2013 and August 2014 Forecasts ($M)
  • Table: Exchange Rates, 2006-2013 (%)

List of Figures

  • Figure: Worldwide Commercial Software Revenue by Primary Market and Region, 2013
  • Figure: Worldwide Commercial Software Revenue by Primary Market, 2013-2018
  • Figure: Worldwide Commercial Software Revenue by Region, 2013-2018
  • Figure: Worldwide Commercial Software Revenue by Region, 2009-2018: Comparison of June 2013 and August 2014 Forecasts
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