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Our Eagerly Anticipated 2018 ERP Market Share Analysis by Chris Pang

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 29, 2018  |  Comments Off on Our Eagerly Anticipated 2018 ERP Market Share Analysis by Chris Pang

Chris PangTwo more days till April begins, and I guess like many of you, you’re asking the question “Are we seriously at the of end of Q1 already?” But yes, it’s true, the calendar doesn’t lie! Quarter end means targets and deadlines and for us we’ve been busy completing research notes to ready for the beginning of Q2.

One of the most eagerly awaited publications we have at this time of year is our annual market share assessment for the global ERP market. And over the last few weeks we’ve been analysing many of the publicly traded vendors who have filed their end of year numbers as well as private vendors (those that have done well anyway) who have put out press releases about their 2017 customer and revenue growth. We use this and other information to compile our annual market share report for the ERP software market. Some validations and vendors are still being analysed, so we’re not quite ready to release the data yet, but I expect some changes in ranking to come among the top ten (especially among vendors sitting in the middle of the pack in 2016…).

In the meantime I wanted to give you a preview of the topics that will feature in the closing narrative of 2017 and determine the velocity of the market in 2018. These include the continued shift towards SaaS in all areas of administrative ERP (i.e. not just at the edges for ‘edge apps,’ but the core systems of record too), the growth of the MSE (mid-sized enterprise) market, the transition of emerging technology and concepts into mainstream products (machine learning, block chain, microservices and platforms). These are a just a small sampling of influencing factors for the ERP market’s growth for the year just gone and the coming 9 months. We’ll be back shortly with the full write up. Stay tuned!


Deborah R Wilson
Managing Vice President, ERP Strategy Team
12 years at Gartner
20 years IT industry

Deborah Wilson, a recovering Gartner research analyst, leads the Gartner ERP strategy research team. Read Full Bio

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