In 2015, the global Government applications market grew 4% to approach nearly $9.3 billion in license, maintenance and subscription revenues.
Last year Microsoft led the pack with 8% market share and $766 million in Government product revenues. Oracle was No. 2 achieving 7% share, SAP was the third at 4% and Tyler Technologies and IBM were fourth and fifth place with 4% and 3%, respectively.
Through our forecast period, the Government applications market is expected to reach $10 billion by 2020, compared with $9.3 billion in 2015 at a compound annual growth rate of 1.9%.
|Exhibit 2: Worldwide Government Software Market 2015-2020 Forecast, $M|
|Year||2015||2020||2015-2020 CAGR, %|
Source: Apps Run The World, June 2016
Market Definitions And Forecast Assumptions
Government (Federal, state and local government agencies, nonprofit) – Public Safety Software, Grants and performance management, Computer Assisted Dispatch, Jail Management, Courts Management, Tax Collections, Records Management, Financials, HR, Procurement
e-Government is the catalyst for new system purchases especially among developing countries. Apps designed to improve tax revenue collection will continue to take precedence over other front-office systems.
Here are the rankings of the top 10 Government applications vendors in 2015 and their market shares in 2015.
|Rank||Vendor||2014 Government Apps Revenues, $M||2015 Government Apps Revenues, $M||YoY Growth||2015 Government Market Share, %||Recent Developments|
|1||Microsoft||Subscribe||Subscribe||-5%||8%||In June 2016, Microsoft announced plans to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, its largest acquisition in history, as it aims to strengthen its position in the Cloud applications market.|
|2||Oracle||Subscribe||Subscribe||3%||7%||Signed MOU in September 2016 with state of Maharashtra in India in an ambitious Smart City initiative for 113 million people.|
|3||SAP||Subscribe||Subscribe||23%||4%||Cloud subscription revenues soared after acquiring Concur.|
|4||Tyler Technologies||Subscribe||Subscribe||20%||4%||Acquired New World for public safety apps for $670M in Oct. 2015.|
|5||IBM||Subscribe||Subscribe||-4%||3%||Acquisition strategy may shift in response to Cloud focus.|
|6||Constellation Software Inc.||Subscribe||Subscribe||15%||2%||Low-cost operating model buttresses its acquisition strategy now zeroing on healthcare vertical.|
|7||CGI Group Inc.||Subscribe||Subscribe||11%||2%||CGI pins hopes on cybersecurity and analytics as growth drivers for 2016.|
|8||Infor||Subscribe||Subscribe||-0.05%||2%||Acquired GTNexus for eMarketplace solutions in 2015.|
|9||Kronos Incorporated||Subscribe||Subscribe||0%||1%||In 2016 Kronos acquired Empower Software Solutions, which specializes in HCM apps with over 1,000 customers mostly small firms. Kronos Cloud has secured over 17,000 customers, compared with 15,000 last year. Exceeded $1B in annual revenue, 2014. Acquired TimeLink in 2013. Acquired SaaShr.com in 2012.|
|10||UNIT4||Subscribe||Subscribe||6%||1%||Bolstered higher-education ERP offerings after acquiring Three Rivers in 2015.|
Source: Apps Run The World, June 2016
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 2015-2020, By Vertical Industry, $M
Win/Loss Analysis As Part Of Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database
On the buyer side, customers are investing in Government Software 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 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 customer wins and losses from public and proprietary sources.
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An expanded version of this report covers the top 400+ Government 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
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