Top 10 Education Software Vendors and Market Forecast 2017-2022

Worldwide Education Applications Market to reach $6.9 billion by 2022, compared with $6.2 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 2.2%.

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In 2017, the top 10 Education software vendors accounted for nearly 44% of the global Education applications market which grew 7.6% to approach nearly $6.2 billion in education license, maintenance and subscription revenues.

Last year Blackboard was the market leader with 8.4% market share in education license, maintenance and subscription revenues, followed by Ellucian, Oracle, SAP and Microsoft in that order.

We ask the simple question: Who’s buying Education applications from whom and why? And we provide the answers – supported by decades of research – to our clients around the world. (Sample from our Apps Database)

Exhibit 1 - 2017 Education Applications Market Shares Split By Top 10 Education Vendors and Others, %
Exhibit 1 – 2017 Education Applications Market Shares Split By Top 10 Education Vendors and Others, %

Through our forecast period, the Education applications market is expected to reach $6.9 billion by 2022, compared with $6.2 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 2.2%.

Exhibit 2: Worldwide Education Software Market 2017-2022 Forecast, $M
Year 2017 2022 2017-2022 CAGR, %
Total 6219 6926 2.2%

Source: Apps Run The World, January 2019

Top 10 Education Software vendors

Education (K-12 schools, colleges and universities, technical and vocational, distance learning) – Student Information System, Learning Management, Fund Accounting System, Higher Education Administration, Financials, HR, Procurement

Large-scale projects to implement new student information systems continue unabated as the global education market embraces the convergence of mobile learning, international testing standards as well as online instructions.

Here are the rankings of the top 10 Education software vendors in 2017 and their market shares.

Rank Vendor 2016 Education Apps Revenues, $M 2017 Education Apps Revenues, $M YoY Growth 2017 Education Market Share, % Recent Developments
1 Blackboard Subscribe Subscribe 1.5% Subscribe Rebranding its SaaS open-source learning management system formerly known as Moodlerooms to Blackboard Open LMS, the vendor is evaluating strategic fit of its vast portfolio of software and learning management assets.
2 Ellucian Subscribe Subscribe -1.4% Subscribe Appointed Laura Ipsen, formerly GM of Oracle Marketing Cloud, as its new president and CEO.
3 Oracle Subscribe Subscribe 3.4% Subscribe Oracle has signed more than 22,000 Cloud ERP customers including many listed below. The number of Oracle Cloud ERP customers totals nearly 6,000 for Oracle ERP Cloud and 16,000 for NetSuite. Each quarter Oracle is migrating at least 200 customers of its on-premise ERP systems like E-Business Suite to the Cloud.
4 SAP Subscribe Subscribe 6.4% Subscribe SAP was on track to sign more than 10,000 customers including many listed below for its next-generation ERP S/4HANA by end of 2018 with 40% of the latest additions being considered net new wins for the vendor.
5 Microsoft Subscribe Subscribe 1.1% Subscribe Migrating legacy AX, C5, GP, NAV, and SL to Dynamics 365 for the Cloud remains the top priority for Microsoft’s evolving enterprise apps strategy, whose success will depend on strengthening ties with ISV partners in strategic verticals.
6 Workday Subscribe Subscribe 38.5% Subscribe Workday acquired Adaptive Insights to shore up enterprise performance management.
7 Blackbaud Subscribe Subscribe 13.1% Subscribe Blackbaund acquired YourCause for enterprise philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software.
8 2U, INC. Subscribe Subscribe 39.3% Subscribe 2U acquired CritiqueIt for digital annotation tool. The CritiqueIt technology facilitates more dynamic engagement among students and faculty by allowing any piece of content, including documents, images, videos, presentations, and audio files, to be annotated in real-time.
9 Edgenuity Subscribe Subscribe 5.3% Subscribe Edgenuity focuses on Blended Learning Program, student data protection and easy and informal professional development for educators.
10 Campus Management Subscribe Subscribe 2.8% Subscribe Acquisition of the Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect, and Retain CRM and application management product lines from Hobsons, Inc. used by more than 700 colleges and universities.
Subtotal Subscribe Subscribe 6.4% Subscribe
Other Subscribe Subscribe 8.6% Subscribe
Total Subscribe Subscribe 7.6% Subscribe

Source: Apps Run The World, January, 2019

Custom data cuts related to the Education Applications market are available:

  • Top 700+ Education Applications Vendors and Market Forecast 2017-2022
  • 2017 Education Applications Market By Functional Market (16 Markets)
  • 2017 Education Applications Market By Country (USA + 45 countries)
  • 2017 Education Applications Market By Region (Americas, EMEA, APAC)
  • 2017 Education Applications Market By Revenue Type (License, Services, Hardware, Support and Maintenance, Cloud)
  • 2017 Education Applications Market By Customer Size (revenue, employee count, asset)
  • 2017 Education Applications Market By Channel (Direct vs Direct)
  • 2017 Education Applications Market By Product

Exhibit 4 shows our projections for the enterprise applications market by vertical segment, based on the buying preferences and the customer propensity to invest in new software within those industries as they continue to upgrade and replace many legacy industry-specific applications that have been identified and tracked in our Buyer Insight Database.

Exhibit 4 - Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2017-2022, By Vertical Industry, $M
Exhibit 4 – Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2017-2022, By Vertical Industry, $M

Education Software Purchases Win/Loss Analysis As Part Of Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database

On the buyer side, customers are investing in Education applications based on new features and capabilities that are expected to replace their existing legacy systems. In many cases, competitive upgrades and replacements that could have a profound impact on future market-share changes will become more widespread.

Since 2010, our global team of researchers have been studying the patterns of the latest Education software purchases by customers around the world, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions and perhaps the rise and fall of certain vendors and their products on a quarterly basis.

Updated continuously, our database features extensive win/loss analysis. Each year our research team identifies tens of thousands of these Education customer wins and losses from public and proprietary sources.

The research results are being incorporated into regular updates in our Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database. You can access the Quarterly Win/Loss Analysis Scoreboard and our Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database by becoming a subscriber.

Customer Industry Empl. Revenue Country Vendor New Product Function
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Education 16000 $5.50B United States Oracle Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Autonomous Database
Marquette University Education 1100 $550.0M United States Blackbaud Blackbaud CRM Customer Relationship Management
University of Stirling Education 1872 $1.00B United Kingdom Box Box Content Management
InterGrupo Education 1500 $200.0M Columbia CA Technologies CA Service Desk Manager IT Service Management
London School of Economics Education 1655 $453.0M United Kingdom Cherwell Software Cherwell ITSM IT Service Management
ExxonMobil Education 69600 $238.00B United States Chrome River Technologies Chrome River Expense Management ERP
University of Minnesota System Education 30000 $3.80B United States Chrome River Technologies Chrome River Expense Management ERP
University of Georgia Education 18725 $1.60B United States Cornerstone OnDemand Cornerstone Learning Suite Learning Management System
University of Tennessee Education 9744 $1.70B United States Cornerstone OnDemand Cornerstone Learning Suite Learning Management System
ExxonMobil Education 69600 $238.00B United States Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Project Portfolio Management
University of Tokyo Education 8210 $2.29B Japan Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Project Portfolio Management
Arizona State University Education 10000 $2.00B United States Dropbox Dropbox Business Content Management
Davidson College Education 800 $200.0M United States Dropbox Dropbox Business Content Management
University of Sydney Education 12000 $2.00B Australia Dropbox Dropbox Business Content Management
London South Bank University Education 1700 $188.0M United Kingdom IBM IBM Planning Analytics Enterprise Performance Management
The Lenzing Group Education 6400 $2.60B Austria JDA Software Group JDA Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) SCM
RWJUH Education 10100 $1.50B United States Kronos Kronos Workforce Central Human Capital Management, Workforce Management
University of Colorado Boulder Education 7800 $1.60B United States Kronos Kronos Workforce Dimensions Workforce Management
Ithaca College Education 1600 $234.0M United States Oracle Oracle HCM Cloud Human Capital Management
Kentucky State University Education 1600 $53.0M United States Oracle Oracle ERP Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning
Lorain County Community College Education 1000 $105.0M United States Oracle Oracle EPM Cloud Enterprise Performance Management
San Bernardino Community College District Education 14253 $12.37B United States Oracle Oracle ERP Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning
Vanderbilt University Education 9162 $4.13B United States Oracle Oracle HCM Cloud Human Capital Management
University of Virginia Education 15514 $1.39B United States Qlik QlikView Business Intelligence
Tulane University Education 4600 $1.31B United States SciQuest Sciquest Source-to-Settle Suite Procurement
Stanford University Education 11500 $4.10B United States Tidemark Tidemark EPM Enterprise Performance Management
City of Irving Education 2300 $308.0M United States Tyler Technologies Minus ERP Enterprise Resource Planning
Community ISD Education 300 $30.0M United States Tyler Technologies Minus ERP Enterprise Resource Planning
Buckinghamshire New University Education 932 $65.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Unit4 Business World Enterprise Resource Planning
Buckinghamshire New University Education 932 $65.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Unit4 Student Management Enterprise Resource Planning
Dublin Business School Education 400 $35.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Unit4 Student Management Enterprise Resource Planning
IMC Worldwide Education 500 $212.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Unit4 PSA Suite Project Services Automation
Manchester Metropolitan University Education 4500 $620.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Unit4 Student Management Enterprise Resource Planning
Study Group Education 3325 $380.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Unit4 Business World Enterprise Resource Planning
Swiss Education Group Education 706 $100.0M Switzerland UNIT4 Unit4 Student Management Enterprise Resource Planning
University of London Education 11000 $299.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Unit4 Business World On! Enterprise Resource Planning
University of Waterloo Education 2500 $800.0M Canada UNIT4 Unit4 Business World Enterprise Resource Planning
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Education 900 $80.0M United Kingdom UNIT4 Unit4 Business World Enterprise Resource Planning
Point Loma Nazarene University Education 1250 $300.0M United States Workday Workday HCM Human Capital Management
Point Loma Nazarene University Education 1250 $300.0M United States Workday Workday Financial Management Financial Management
The Ohio State University Education 30000 $4.00B United States Workday Workday Financial Management Financial Management
Becker College Education 500 $60.0M United States Microsoft Azure Machine Learning ML & Data Science Platform
University of Georgia Education 18725 $1.60B United States Adobe Systems Adobe Experience Manager Web Content Management
San Bernardino Community College District Education 14253 $12.37B United States ADP ADP Vantage HCM Human Capital Management
The Australian National University Education 4638 $1.40B Australia Avaya Avaya Aura Customer Service and Support
The Vista School Education 110 $10.0M United States Blackbaud Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT Enterprise Resource Planning
Campbell University Education 200 $50.0M United States Citrix Citrix Podio Project Management Software
The University of Auckland Education 5000 $800.0M New Zealand Cornerstone OnDemand Cornerstone HR Suite Human Resource Management
Ithaca College Education 1600 $234.0M United States Ellucian Ellucian CRM Advance Customer Relationship Management
Stanford University Education 11500 $4.10B United States FICO FICO Falcon Assurance Navigator Fraud and Compliance Solutions
EF Education First Education 40500 $7.00B United States Five9 Five9 Cloud Customer Service and Support
Greenwood Hall Education 100 $20.0M United States Five9 Five9 Cloud Customer Service and Support
Princeton University Education 1030 $270.0M United States Genesys Genesys Customer Experience Platform Customer Experience Platform
Saxion University of Applied Sciences Education 2200 $800.0M Netherlands IBM IBM Digital Experience Manager Digital Experience Management Systems
Saxion University of Applied Sciences Education 2200 $800.0M Netherlands IBM IBM Web Content Manager Web Content Management
Harvard University Education 15241 $4.40B United States Interactive Intelligence PureCloud Customer Engagement Platform
Formula Hybrid Education 50 $10.0M United States Intralinks Holdings Intralinks VIA Pro Edition Collaboration
Ector County ISD Education 1200 $200.0M United States Kronos Kronos Workforce Central Human Capital Management, Workforce Management
College of DuPage Education 2000 $500.0M United States Lexmark Lexmark Perceptive Content Content Management
Royal College of Music Education 380 $50.0M United Kingdom MHR (formerly MidlandHR) Strategic HR Human Capital Management
Royal College of Music Education 380 $50.0M United Kingdom MHR (formerly MidlandHR) iTrent Payroll
Asbury University Education 450 $35.0M United States Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise Resource Planning
Hood College Education 400 $40.0M United States Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise Resource Planning
IMC Worldwide Education 500 $212.0M United Kingdom Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Customer Relationship Management
Paul Smith’s College Education 200 $20.0M United States Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise Resource Planning
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Education 500 $50.0M United States Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise Resource Planning
Stratford University Education 700 $100.0M United States Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise Resource Planning
The Entourage Education 100 $10.0M Australia Microsoft LinkedIn Talent Solutions Talent Management
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Education 7500 $700.0M United States Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise Resource Planning
University of the Cumberlands Education 600 $30.0M United States Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise Resource Planning
Virginia Tech Education 1395 $1.00B United States MicroStrategy MicroStrategy Analytics Analytics Platform
BSI Group Education 3500 $331.0M United Kingdom OpenText OpenText Content Suite Platform Content Management
Becker Professional Education Education 1250 $350.0M United States Oracle Oracle Service Cloud (ex RightNow) Customer Experience Platform
Faculdade Sumaré Education 650 $135.0M Brazil Oracle Oracle EPM Cloud Enterprise Performance Management
Ithaca College Education 1600 $234.0M United States Oracle Oracle Taleo Cloud Service Talent Management
Ithaca College Education 1600 $234.0M United States Oracle Oracle E-Business Suite Enterprise Resource Planning
Kentucky State University Education 1600 $53.0M United States Oracle Oracle HCM Cloud Human Capital Management
Rutgers University Education 9694 $3.60B United States Oracle Oracle ERP Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning
Rutgers University Education 9694 $3.60B United States Oracle Oracle HCM Cloud Human Capital Management
University of Virginia Education 15514 $1.39B United States Qlik Qlik Sense Data Visualization Software
Academy of Art University Education 3000 $1.00B United States Salesforce Service Cloud Customer Service and Support
Ashworth College Education 300 $35.0M United States Salesforce Service Cloud Customer Service and Support
California College of the Arts Pre-College Program Education 1500 $300.0M United States Salesforce Salesforce CRM Customer Relationship Management
DeVry Education Group Education 10136 $1.85B United States Salesforce Service Cloud Customer Service and Support
Rasmussen College Education 4000 $1.00B United States Salesforce Service Cloud Customer Service and Support
Study Group Education 3325 $380.0M United Kingdom Salesforce Salesforce CRM Customer Relationship Management
Manchester Metropolitan University Education 4500 $620.0M United Kingdom SAP SAP ERP ECC 6.0 Enterprise Resource Planning
Manchester Metropolitan University Education 4500 $620.0M United Kingdom SAP SAP HCM (HR) Human Capital Management
NSW Department of Education Education 51582 $13.36B Australia SAP SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Human Capital Management
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Education 3000 $500.0M India SAP SAP ERP ECC 6.0 Enterprise Resource Planning
Loyola University Maryland Education 650 $230.0M United States SciQuest Sciquest Source-to-Settle Suite Procurement
Wor-Wic Community College Education 300 $75.0M United States SciQuest Sciquest Source-to-Settle Suite Procurement
University of California Education 5000 $2.00B United States Skillsoft SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite Talent Management
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Education 900 $80.0M United Kingdom Tableau Tableau Software Business Intelligence and Analytics
DeVry Education Group Education 10136 $1.85B United States Ultimate Software UltiPro Human Capital Management
University of Rhode Island Education 1300 $270.0M United States Verint Systems Verint Engagement Management Engagement Management
California College of the Arts Pre-College Program Education 1500 $300.0M United States Workday Workday Student Enterprise Resource Planning
California College of the Arts Pre-College Program Education 1500 $300.0M United States Workday Workday HCM Human Capital Management
California College of the Arts Pre-College Program Education 1500 $300.0M United States Workday Workday Financial Management Financial Management

Source: Apps Run The World, January 2019

Further Readings

An expanded version of this report covers the top 700+ Education Software Vendors, offering in-depth analysis of the market dynamics, vendors’ Strengths, Customers, Opportunities, Risks and Ecosystems as well as their ability to gain Shares (SCORES) within their respective space. We also offer win-loss analysis of the quarterly wins of these top vendors and whether incumbents and upstarts pose any real threat to their standing amid shifting market requirements and user preferences.

More Enterprise Applications Research Findings

Based on the latest annual survey of 3,000+ enterprise software vendors, Apps Run The World is releasing a number of dedicated reports, which profile the world’s 500 largest Enterprise Applications Vendors (Apps Top 500) and the world’s 500 largest Cloud Applications Vendors (Cloud Top 500) ranked by their 2015-2017 product revenues.

Their 2017 results are being broken down, sorted and ranked across 16 functional areas (from Analytics to Treasury and Risk Management) and by 21 vertical industries (from Aerospace to Utility), as shown in our Taxonomy. Further breakdowns by subvertical, country, company size, etc. are available as custom data cuts per special request.

Research Methodology

Each year our global team of researchers conduct an annual survey of thousands of enterprise software vendors by contacting them directly on their latest quarterly and annual revenues by country, functional area, and vertical market. We supplement their written responses with our own primary research to determine quarterly and yearly growth rates, In addition to customer wins to ascertain whether these are net new purchases or expansions of existing implementations.

Another dimension of our proactive research process is through continuous improvement of our customer database, which stores more than one million records on the enterprise software landscape of over 100,000 organizations around the world.

The database provides customer insight and contextual information on what types of enterprise software systems and other relevant technologies are they running and their propensity to invest further with their current or new suppliers as part of their overall IT transformation projects to stay competitive, fend off threats from disruptive forces, or comply with internal mandates to improve overall enterprise efficiency.

The result is a combination of supply-side data and demand-generation customer insight that allows our clients to better position themselves in anticipation of the next wave that will reshape the enterprise software marketplace for years to come.

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