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Worldwide Software Subscription 2013-2017 Forecast

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  • IDC

This IDC study answers the following questions:

  • How is worldwide software license revenue distributed according to subscription licensing models?
  • What are IDC's predictions and assumptions relating to market forces impacting the growth of software revenue that comes from software sold via subscription license models?
  • What are the key buyer and supplier trends that are strongly impacting the proliferation of subscription software license models?

"There is a great amount of interest in subscription licensing today that is fueled both by discontent with traditional models and by an increase in the number of subscription offerings," said Amy Konary, research vice president for Software Licensing and Provisioning. "IDC expects that subscription momentum will continue to build throughout the forecast period, with growth tempered due to challenges with the transition to subscription."

Table of Contents


IDC Opinion


In This Study


  • Methodology

  • Definitions

Situation Overview

Future Outlook


  • Forecast and Assumptions

    • Assumptions

  • Market Context

Essential Guidance

Learn More


  • Related Research

  • Methodology

    • Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates

  • Synopsis

Table: Worldwide Software Subscription Revenue, 2010-2017 ($M)

Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the Worldwide Software Subscription Market, 2013-2017


Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide Software Subscription Market, 2013-2017


Table: Worldwide Software Subscription Revenue, 2008-2017: Comparison of June 2012 and June 2013 Forecasts ($M)


Figure: Changes Expected in Licensing Strategy in Next 18-24 Months


Figure: Worldwide Software Subscription Revenue, 2008-2017: Comparison of June 2012 and June 2013 Forecasts


Figure: Worldwide Software Subscription Revenue Growth, 2009-2017: Comparison of June 2012 and June 2013 Forecasts


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