In 2020, the top 10 Government software vendors accounted for nearly 44.3% of the global Government applications market which grew 14.4% to approach nearly $16.5 billion in license, maintenance and subscription revenues.
Last year Microsoft was the market leader with an 18.8% market share in license, maintenance and subscription revenues, followed by SAP, Tyler Technologies, Oracle, and Zoom Video Communications in that order.
We ask the simple question: Who’s buying Government 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)
Through our forecast period, the Government applications market size is expected to reach $17.7 billion by 2025, compared with $16.5 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 1.5%.
|Exhibit 2: Worldwide Government Software Market 2020-2025 Forecast, $M|
|Year||2020||2025||2020-2025 CAGR, %|
Source: Apps Run The World, December 2021
Top 10 Government Software vendors
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 software vendors in 2020 and their market shares.
|Rank||Vendor||2019 Government Apps Revenues, $M||2020 Government Apps Revenues, $M||YoY Growth||2020 Government Market Share, %||Recent Developments|
|1||Microsoft||Subscribe||Subscribe||5.9%||Subscribe||In response to the unique and evolving requirements of the United States public sector, Microsoft has created Office 365 Government plans (or Office 365 Government). This service description provides an overview of features that are specific to Office 365 Government US environments.|
|2||SAP||Subscribe||Subscribe||2.5%||Subscribe||Digital technologies, such as cloud transformation are bringing huge changes to the public sector industry. By 2025, SAP forecast that many governments and public sector organizations will take advantage of new digital cloud technologies and breakthrough innovations to become more proactive, automated, foresighted, data-driven, and citizen-focused. SAP works with 16,000 public sector institutions in 151 countries.|
|3||Tyler Technologies||Subscribe||Subscribe||7.9%||Subscribe||Tyler Technologies added 596 new SaaS clients and 78 existing clients elected to convert to their SaaS model. Tyler has more than 26,000 successful installations across 10,000 sites, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations.|
|4||Oracle||Subscribe||Subscribe||-12.6%||Subscribe||Many federal, state, and local customers are using Oracle to deliver critical government services. Oracle’s cloud services are used by 8 of the top 10 federal agencies by budget, all 4 branches of the U.S. military, and 36 states. Globally, more than 1,000 public sector organizations take advantage of Oracle’s industry-leading technologies.|
|5||Zoom Video Communications||Subscribe||Subscribe||333.6%||Subscribe||Parts of the US Government, UK Government and Singapore use Zoom and recently the Indian Government had also issued an advisory saying Zoom was safe for use for Government purposes.|
|6||Palantir Technologies||Subscribe||Subscribe||47.2%||Subscribe||Palantir has garnered its reputation from its work with the U.S. Defense Department and intelligence agencies like the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and it only works with the United States and its allies. Now, the company plans to shift its entire UK data processing out of the United States, while Palantir already hosts all UK customer data within the country, handling of metadata is currently done in the United States.|
|7||Motorola Solutions||Subscribe||Subscribe||-6.0%||Subscribe||In August 2020 Motorola Solutions acquired Callyo. Callyo is serving thousands of public safety customers across North America. Earlier, Motorola Solutions acquired Avtec, Inc., a provider of advanced dispatch solutions for public safety and commercial customers. Motorola Solutions has more than 100,000 customers in more than 100 countries.|
|8||Constellation Software Inc.||Subscribe||Subscribe||13.7%||Subscribe||The public sector segment develops and distributes software solutions primarily to government and government-related customers. Its public sector segment includes Volaris Operating Group, Harris Operating Group and Total Specific Solutions Operating Group.|
|9||SAS Institute||Subscribe||Subscribe||-3.2%||Subscribe||A public sector agency was the first SAS customer more than 40 years ago. Today, more than 650 government ministries, departments, offices, and agencies around the world use SAS.|
|10||Visma||Subscribe||Subscribe||12.9%||Subscribe||In 2021, Visma acquired Synaxion, provider of business intelligence software solutions and services for the (semi-)public sector in the Netherlands. By acquiring Synaxion, Visma continues its advancement in the Dutch eGov market, strengthening its position in the European market.|
Source: Apps Run The World, December 2021
Other Government software providers included in the report are: Accela, ACI Worldwide, Inc., Acumen Data Systems, Adobe, ADP, Advanced, Aladtec, Alfresco, ARCHIBUS, ASG Technologies, Asseco Group, Atlas Business Solutions, Atlassian, Avue Technologies, Benefitexpress, Berger-Levrault, Berger-Levrault, Blackbaud, Blackboard, Capita Software, Cegid, Celayix Software, CentralSquare Technologies, Ceridian, Cerner Corporation, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Computer Modeling Group, Connecting-Expertise NV, Dileoz, Dropbox, Dude Solutions Inc., eCivis, a GTY Technology Company, FIS Global, Fiserv, Google, Granicus, Hexagon, High Line, a NEOGOV Company, Huddle, Informatica, Intime Solutions, Itineris, Ivanti, Kofax, Kronos Incorporated, Laserfiche, LogMeIn, Inc., NEOGOV, Nice Systems, Oleeo, Open Text Corporation, OptForce, Peopleadmin, a Powerschool Company, PROACTIS Group, Roper Technologies, Inc., Salesforce, ServiceNow, Silverlake Axis, Squiz, Sunview Software, Tableau Software, TeamDynamix, Teradata Corporation, TMA Systems, UNIT4, viDesktop Inc., Visma, Vitech Systems Group, Workday, XCD HR Limited, Zoom Video Communications, and others.
Custom data cuts related to the Government Applications market are available:
- Top 800+ Government Applications Vendors and Market Forecast 2020-2025
- 2020 Government Applications Market By Functional Market (16 Markets)
- 2020 Government Applications Market By Country (USA + 45 countries)
- 2020 Government Applications Market By Region (Americas, EMEA, APAC)
- 2020 Government Applications Market By Revenue Type (License, Services, Hardware, Support and Maintenance, Cloud)
- 2020 Government Applications Market By Customer Size (revenue, employee count, asset)
- 2020 Government Applications Market By Channel (Direct vs Direct)
- 2020 Government 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.
Government Software Purchases Win/Loss Analysis As Part Of Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database
On the buyer side, customers are investing in Government systems 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 has been studying the patterns of the latest Government 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 Government 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.
|Ministry of Education (Brazil)||Government||100000||$2.60B||Brazil||BMC Software||BMC Remedy ITSM Suite||IT Service Management|
|Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles||Government||2475||$500.0M||United States||Cornerstone OnDemand||Cornerstone HR Suite||Human Resource Management|
|City of Avondale||Government||507||$88.0M||United States||Genesys||Genesys Customer Experience Platform||Customer Experience Platform|
|BuzzFeed||Government||1500||$167.0M||United States||IBM||IBM Watson Candidate Assistant||AI and Cognitive Talent Management Solution|
|City of Dallas||Government||13000||$2.80B||United States||Kronos||Kronos Workforce Central||Human Capital Management, Workforce Management|
|City of Hampton||Government||1875||$450.0M||United States||Kronos||Kronos Workforce Central||Human Capital Management, Workforce Management|
|Business Sweden||Government||550||$50.0M||Sweden||Microsoft||Azure Machine Learning||ML & Data Science Platform|
|Cook County Government||Government||22000||$600.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Cook County Pension Fund||Government||448||$50.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Shropshire Council||Government||12000||$270.0M||United Kingdom||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement||Customer Relationship Management|
|Texas Association of Counties||Government||190||$20.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Wisconsin Department of Health Services||Government||5500||$1.10B||United States||NetSuite||NetSuite CRM+||Customer Relationship Management|
|City of Albuquerque||Government||5854||$882.0M||United States||Oracle||Oracle Service Cloud (ex RightNow)||Customer Experience Platform|
|City of Fort Wayne||Government||1862||$280.0M||United States||Oracle||Oracle Service Cloud (ex RightNow)||Customer Experience Platform|
|City of San Jose||Government||6600||$3.70B||United States||Oracle||Oracle Service Cloud (ex RightNow)||Customer Experience Platform|
|Department of Conservation||Government||2000||$800.0M||New Zealand||Oracle||Oracle WebCenter Sites||Web Experience Management Solution|
|Kent County Council||Government||12000||$1.80B||United Kingdom||Oracle||Oracle Service Cloud (ex RightNow)||Customer Experience Platform|
|M.E.T.C.||Government||1200||$400.0M||United States||Oracle||Oracle Service Cloud (ex RightNow)||Customer Experience Platform|
|Metro Vancouver||Government||1500||$600.0M||Canda||Oracle||Oracle PeopleSoft HCM||Human Capital Management|
|NRGi||Government||1100||$317.0M||Denmark||Oracle||Oracle CX Cloud||Customer Experience|
|Sacramento County||Government||11691||$3.50B||United States||Oracle||Oracle Service Cloud (ex RightNow)||Customer Experience Platform|
|Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI) of Japan||Government||4000||$1.50B||Japan||Salesforce||Service Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|U.S. Census Bureau||Government||12000||$3.50B||United States||Salesforce||Service Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|Hampshire County Council||Government||7000||$938.0M||United Kingdom||SAP||SAP Cloud for Customer||Customer Relationship Management|
|Cheshire West and Chester Council||Government||11386||$708.0M||United Kingdom||UNIT4||Unit4 Business World On!||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Metro Vancouver||Government||1500||$600.0M||Canda||UNIT4||Unit4 Business World||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Shropshire Council||Government||12000||$270.0M||United Kingdom||UNIT4||Unit4 Business World On!||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|BuzzFeed||Government||1500||$167.0M||United States||Workday||Workday HCM||Human Capital Management|
|City and County of Denver Government||Government||3600||$1.00B||United States||Workday||Workday HCM||Human Capital Management|
|City of Orlando||Government||1750||$401.0M||United States||Workday||Workday Planning||Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting|
|Cook County Government||Government||22000||$600.0M||United States||WorkForce Software||EmpCenter||Workforce Management|
|Cox Automotive||Government||19500||$7.00B||United States||Xactly||Xactly Connect||Sales Performance Management|
Source: Apps Run The World, December 2021
An expanded version of this report covers the top 800+ 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.
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