De acordo com o Gartner, Inc., líder mundial em pesquisa e aconselhamento sobre tecnologia, com supply chain sendo fonte principal de vantagem competitiva para os objetivos de crescimento dos negócios, o mercado mundial de software de gestão e aquisição de supply chain cresceu 7,3%, chegando a US$ 8,9 bilhões, em 2013. O mercado teve bom desempenho, na medida em que os investimentos na área continuaram sendo prioritários e avançaram, mesmo com a cautela por parte de quem toma decisões relativas ao orçamento de TI.
Gartner Says Worldwide Supply Chain Management and Procurement Software Market Grew 7.3 Per Cent in 2013
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With supply chain continuing to be a key source of competitive advantage in driving business growth objectives, the worldwide supply chain management (SCM) and procurement software market grew 7.3 per cent to $8.9 billion in 2013. The market performed well as supply chain investments kept their priority status and moved forward, even as IT budget decision makers remained cautious.
“Both influences have impacted strategic planning processes and have resulted in stronger price-based competition and smaller contracts. Cloud and subscription-based pricing is shifting revenue streams and influencing growth,” said Chad Eschinger, research vice president at Gartner. “The impact of cloud on traditional on-premises license sales outside of the procurement market, which is heavily influenced by software as a service, is minimal today. Hence, while growth rates are high, the starting point is much lower and many of the deals are for specific functionality, rather than full suite deployments.”
SAP retained its No. 1 market share position in SCM in 2013, with a 24 per cent increase (see Table 1). SAP held 23.9 per cent of the market and reached $2.14 billion in software revenue. SAP has been the market share leader within the aggregated supply chain market for more than a decade. Second-place Oracle’s growth in its supply chain business during 2013 was relatively flat from 2012. It retained its position as the second-largest provider of supply chain technologies, growing 0.1 per cent and reaching $1.46 billion in revenue during 2013. JDA Software retained the third spot in 2013, which was a year of transition as it worked through product rationalisation and integration of several years of acquisitions and the 2013 merger with RedPrairie.
Top Five SCM and Procurement Software Vendors by Total Software Revenue, Worldwide 2013 (Millions of Dollars)
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