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."