In 2020, the top 10 Life Sciences software vendors accounted for nearly 59.8% of the global Life Sciences applications market which grew 9.8% to approach nearly $13.7 billion in license, maintenance and subscription revenues.
We ask the simple question: Who’s buying Life Sciences 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 Life Sciences applications market size is expected to reach $16.77 billion by 2025, compared with $13.68 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 4.2%.
|Exhibit 2: Worldwide Life Sciences Software Market 2020-2025 Forecast, $M|
|Year||2020||2025||2020-2025 CAGR, %|
Source: Apps Run The World, December 2021
Top 10 Life Sciences Software vendors
Life Sciences (Pharmaceuticals, medical devices and life technologies) – Clinical trial management, Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management, Incentive compensation, sales performance management, Financials, HR, Procurement
Compliance, risk management and PLM apps will continue to play a key role in life sciences vertical with CROs assuming more functions previously held by big pharmaceuticals companies, which are wrestling with revenue model changes as drug prices could fluctuate widely with the advent of smart medications in small dosages.
Here are the rankings of the top 10 Life Sciences software vendors in 2020 and their market shares.
|Rank||Vendor||2019 Life Sciences Apps Revenues, $M||2020 Life Sciences Apps Revenues, $M||YoY Growth||2020 Life Sciences Market Share, %||Recent Developments|
|1||IQVIA||Subscribe||Subscribe||13.6%||Subscribe||In May 2021, IQVIA acquired a competing division of Myriad Genetics. That division, called Myriad RBM, is slated to become part of IQVIA’s Q2 Solutions. Myriad RBM provides contract research services for the pharmaceutical industry, including screening clinical samples, diseased and non-diseased, against the company’s menu of biomarkers.|
|2||Microsoft||Subscribe||Subscribe||15.0%||Subscribe||In June 2021, Microsoft introduced a new General Manager for Health and Life Sciences Industry team, Kathy VanEnkevort.|
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|3||Salesforce.com||Subscribe||Subscribe||16.8%||Subscribe||The most innovative life science companies and scientists are using sciences and biotech CRM from Salesforce to innovate through insights and collaboration, across continents, departments, devices (including mobile), and even companies. Salesforce is driving a new era of connected, personalized medicine for the changing relationships between life science companies, providers and patients.|
|4||Dassault Systemes||Subscribe||Subscribe||18.7%||Subscribe||Dassault Systemes intend to focus on healthcare and life sciences, creating a virtual twin experience for the human body using their 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Just as engineers and stakeholders can collaborate and interact with the digital twin of an airplane engine through 3DEXPERIENCE and model it before it is actually built, tomorrow, doctors, researchers, physicians, scientists and even patients will be able to interact with a virtual model of a human body, evaluate the consequences of treatment and “predict the invisible” before a patient is treated.|
|5||Veeva Systems Inc.||Subscribe||Subscribe||32.7%||Subscribe||In December 2021, Veeva Systems acquired Veracity Logic, a provider of cloud software for randomization and trial supply management (RTSM). The Veracity Logic team will join Veeva to deliver industry-leading software and services, helping companies simplify complex processes and expedite clinical trials.|
|6||PerkinElmer Informatics (ex CambridgeSoft)||Subscribe||Subscribe||16.6%||Subscribe||In November 2021, PerkinElmer launched its PKeye Workflow Monitor, a cloud-based platform enabling laboratory personnel to remotely manage and monitor their PerkinElmer instruments and workflows in real-time.|
|7||SAP||Subscribe||Subscribe||36.6%||Subscribe||SAP Business Technology Platform, dubbed as the Platform for the Intelligent Enterprise delivers a holistic experience that spans a wide variety of scenarios around integration, creation of value from data, and extensibility for processes in 25 key industries, including the life sciences industry.|
|8||Oracle||Subscribe||Subscribe||5.5%||Subscribe||Oracle Health Sciences helps healthcare and life sciences organizations discover and develop innovative products and services to prevent and cure illness and enhance the quality of life. In 2020, Oracle Health Sciences introduced Clinical One Data Collection Cloud Service.|
|9||Clario||Subscribe||Subscribe||4.2%||Subscribe||In November 2021, ERT, the global clinical endpoint technology leader, announced that following its early Q2 merger with Bioclinica, a technological and scientific leader in medical imaging, the combined company is renamed Clario.|
|10||SAS Institute||Subscribe||Subscribe||7.4%||Subscribe||SAS Life Science Analytics Framework helps transform data into life-changing insights and deliver better, safer therapies to patients faster in a highly regulated landscape.|
Source: Apps Run The World, December 2021
Other Life Sciences software providers included in the report are: Adobe, ADP, Ansys Inc., Aspen Technology, Aurea, Autodesk, AVEVA Group, Axway, BioClinica, Box Inc., Cegedim, Cisco Systems, Citrix, ClearStory Data, Concentra Analytics Ltd, Cornerstone OnDemand, DSG, Inc., Edgeverve, Fiserv, Flex Databases, Genesys, Google, IBM, iCoachFirst, IDBS, Infor, Intuit Inc., Jaggaer, JDA Software Group, LabWare, McKesson, Model N, Nakisa, NeoGrid, ON24, Open Text Corporation, Optalert Limited, Optymyze, PAREXEL Informatics, PerkinElmer, PTC, QAD Inc., Qlik, Randstad Sourceright, Rockwell Automation, Roper Technologies, SAS Institute, SCC Soft Computer, Schrodinger, SDL, ServiceNow, Siemens PLM Software, Softworks.com, Sopheon, StayinFront, TELUS Health, Visma, Werum IT Solutions, Workday, Xactly, and others.
Custom data cuts related to the Life Sciences Applications market are available:
- Top 600+ Life Sciences Applications Vendors and Market Forecast 2020-2025
- 2020 Life Sciences Applications Market By Functional Market (16 Markets)
- 2020 Life Sciences Applications Market By Country (USA + 45 countries)
- 2020 Life Sciences Applications Market By Region (Americas, EMEA, APAC)
- 2020 Life Sciences Applications Market By Revenue Type (License, Services, Hardware, Support and Maintenance, Cloud)
- 2020 Life Sciences Applications Market By Customer Size (revenue, employee count, asset)
- 2020 Life Sciences Applications Market By Channel (Direct vs Direct)
- 2020 Life Sciences 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.
Life Sciences Software Purchases Win/Loss Analysis As Part Of Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database
On the buyer side, customers are investing in Life Sciences 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 Life Sciences 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 Life Sciences 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.
|Dräger||Life Sciences||11290||$2.50B||Germany||Aras||Aras PLM Platform||Product Lifecycle Management|
|Lundbeck||Life Sciences||5119||$2.62B||United States||Benefitfocus||Benefitfocus Marketplace||Employee Benefits Enrollment & Administration Software|
|Brainlab||Life Sciences||1300||$650.0M||Germany||Box||Box||Content Management|
|The University of North Carolina at Pembroke||Life Sciences||500||$120.0M||United States||Ivanti||Ivanti IT Service Manager||IT Service Management|
|Ipsen||Life Sciences||5400||$2.18B||France||Kinaxis||Kinaxis RapidResponse||Supply Chain Concurrent Planning Platform|
|Santen Pharmaceutical||Life Sciences||3805||$225.0M||Japan||Kinaxis||Kinaxis RapidResponse||Supply Chain Concurrent Planning Platform|
|Air Liquide||Life Sciences||68000||$16.38B||France||Medallia||Medallia Experience Cloud||Customer Experience|
|Horizon Pharma plc||Life Sciences||1010||$1.06B||Ireland||Medidata Solutions||Medidata Clinical Cloud||Clinical Trial Management|
|Santen Pharmaceutical||Life Sciences||3805||$225.0M||Japan||Medidata Solutions||Medidata Edge CTMS||Clinical trial management system|
|Alliance Pharma plc||Life Sciences||200||$136.6M||United Kingdom||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics AX||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Unilab||Life Sciences||6000||$1.10B||Philippines||NetSuite||NetSuite OneWorld||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Boehringer Ingelheim||Life Sciences||50000||$21.14B||Germany||SAP||SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central||Human Capital Management|
|Moderna Therapeutics||Life Sciences||600||$910.0M||United States||SAP||SAP S/4 HANA||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Europe||Life Sciences||600||$132.0M||United Kingdom||SAP||SAP Business One HANA||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Europe||Life Sciences||600||$132.0M||United Kingdom||SAP||SAP Ariba||Source-to-Pay Procurement and Supply Chain Cloud|
|Teva Pharmaceuticals||Life Sciences||57000||$22.39B||Israel||SAP||SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central||Human Capital Management|
|EVER Pharma||Life Sciences||850||$100.0M||Poland||Veeva Systems||Veeva CRM||Customer Relationship Management|
|Merck & Co||Life Sciences||69000||$40.12B||United States||Veeva Systems||Veeva CRM||Customer Relationship Management|
|Santhera Pharmaceuticals||Life Sciences||106||$23.0M||Switzerland||Veeva Systems||Veeva CRM||Customer Relationship Management|
|3M||Life Sciences||91000||$31.70B||United States||Workday||Workday HCM||Human Capital Management|
|Roche||Life Sciences||91700||$48.42B||Switzerland||Adobe Systems||Adobe Experience Manager||Web Content Management|
|Excellims||Life Sciences||55||$6.0M||United States||Autodesk||Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle||Cloud Product Lifecycle Management|
|Rotech Healthcare||Life Sciences||4000||$500.0M||United States||Descartes Systems||Descartes Route Planning and Fleet Scheduling||Route Planning and Fleet Scheduling|
|Medical Alert||Life Sciences||100||$10.0M||United States||Five9||Five9 Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|MedicAlert Foundation||Life Sciences||130||$60.0M||United States||Five9||Five9 Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|AstraZeneca||Life Sciences||50000||$24.71B||United States||Genesys||Genesys Customer Experience Platform||Customer Experience Platform|
|23andMe||Life Sciences||305||$85.0M||United States||Host Analytics||Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite||Enterprise Performance Management|
|Relypsa||Life Sciences||400||$90.0M||United States||Host Analytics||Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite||Enterprise Performance Management|
|Allergan Plc||Life Sciences||31200||$15.07B||Ireland||IBM||IBM Kenexa BrassRing||Applicant Tracking Systems|
|Eli Lilly and Company||Life sciences||41275||$19.96B||United States||Interactive Intelligence||PureCloud||Customer Engagement Platform|
|Asahi Kasei||Life Sciences||29127||$18.50B||Japan||JDA Software Group||JDA Supply Chain Software||Supply Chain Management|
|Comprehensive Pharmacy Services||Life Sciences||2000||$250.0M||United States||Kronos||Kronos Workforce Central||Human Capital Management, Workforce Management|
|TCI – Tokyo Chemical Industry||Life Sciences||1500||$1.00B||Japan||Manhattan Associates||Manhattan SCALE||Warehouse Management System|
|Karyopharm Therapeutics||Life Sciences||200||$20.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|LabAnswer||Life Sciences||250||$30.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Project Online||Project Portfolio Management|
|LANXESS||Life Sciences||16200||$9.02B||Germany||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics CRM||Customer Relationship Management|
|Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc||Life Sciences||500||$50.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Stryker||Life Sciences||33000||$12.00B||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Synteract||Life Sciences||710||$175.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Synthetic Genomics, Inc.||Life Sciences||200||$20.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Vital Pharmaceuticals||Life Sciences||200||$20.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|23andMe||Life Sciences||305||$85.0M||United States||NetSuite||NetSuite OneWorld||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Applied Biosystems||Life Sciences||200||$18.0M||United States||Oracle||Oracle Service Cloud (ex RightNow)||Customer Experience Platform|
|Boehringer Ingelheim||Life Sciences||50000||$21.14B||Germany||Oracle||Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud||Talent Acquisition|
|Pfizer||Life Sciences||78300||$48.85B||United States||Oracle||Oracle Siebel||Customer Relationship Management|
|Smiths Medical||Life Sciences||7500||$2.90B||United States||Oracle||Oracle Agile PLM||Product Lifecycle Management|
|Thermo Fisher Scientific||Life Sciences||51000||$17.00B||United States||Oracle||Oracle Service Cloud (ex RightNow)||Customer Experience Platform|
|Servier||Life Sciences||21400||$4.30B||Russia||QuintilesIMS||QuintilesIMS Nexxus Mobile Intelligence CRM||Multichannel CRM|
|UCB||Life Sciences||7500||$4.20B||Belgium||QuintilesIMS||QuintilesIMS Nexxus Application Suite||Suite for Healthcare and Life Sciences|
|Air Liquide||Life Sciences||68000||$16.38B||France||Salesforce||Salesforce Service Cloud||Customer Service Software|
|Air Liquide||Life Sciences||68000||$16.38B||France||Salesforce||Salesforce Marketing Cloud||Marketing Automation|
|Air Liquide||Life Sciences||68000||$16.38B||France||Salesforce||Salesforce CRM||Customer Relationship Management|
|Alere||Life Sciences||17400||$4.00B||United States||Salesforce||Service Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|Beckman Coulter||Life sciences||12000||$3.66B||United States||Salesforce||Service Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|Cardinal Health||Life Sciences||32500||$121.50B||United States||Salesforce||Service Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|Carestream||Life sciences||8100||$2.40B||United States||Salesforce||Service Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|Genentech||Life Sciences||13720||$4.25B||United States||Salesforce||Service Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|HHS.gov||Life Sciences||79540||$33.70B||United States||Salesforce||Service Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|Hospira||Life Sciences||16000||$4.64B||United States||Salesforce||Service Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|Mindray||Life Sciences||7500||$1.30B||China||Salesforce||Service Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|Pfizer||Life Sciences||78300||$48.85B||United States||Salesforce||Service Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|23andMe||Life Sciences||305||$85.0M||United States||SAP||SAP Concur||Travel & Expense|
|Alkaloid||Life Sciences||1600||$113.0M||Macedonia||SAP||SAP ERP ECC 6.0||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Allergan Plc||Life Sciences||31200||$15.07B||Ireland||SAP||SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central||Human Capital Management|
|Applied Medical||Life Sciences||2200||$900.0M||United States||SAP||SAP Product Lifecycle Management||Product Lifecycle Management|
|Eastman Chemical Company||Life Sciences||15000||$9.65B||United States||SAP||SAP S/4 HANA||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Eastman Chemical Company||Life Sciences||15000||$9.65B||United States||SAP||SAP Digital Boardroom||Digital Boardroom|
|Lubrizol||Life Sciences||9000||$7.00B||United States||SAP||SAP BusinessObjects||Business Intelligence Software|
|Moderna Therapeutics||Life Sciences||600||$910.0M||United States||SAP||SAP SuccessFactors Learning||Learning management system|
|Moderna Therapeutics||Life Sciences||600||$910.0M||United States||SAP||SAP Concur||Travel & Expense|
|Moderna Therapeutics||Life Sciences||600||$910.0M||United States||SAP||SAP BusinessObjects||Business Intelligence Software|
|Pfizer||Life Sciences||78300||$48.85B||United States||SAP||SAP Portfolio and Project Management||Project Portfolio Management|
|Roche||Life Sciences||91700||$48.42B||Switzerland||SAP||SAP Treasury and Risk Management||Treasury and Risk Management|
|Seqirus UK||Life Sciences||2000||$200.0M||United Kingdom||SAP||SAP S/4 HANA||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Sigma-Aldrich||Life Sciences||9600||$2.79B||United States||SAP||SAP Treasury and Risk Management||Treasury and Risk Management|
|Teva Pharmaceuticals||Life Sciences||57000||$22.39B||Israel||SAP||SAP SuccessFactors Performance & Goals||Performance & Goals Management|
|Teva Pharmaceuticals||Life Sciences||57000||$22.39B||Israel||SAP||SAP SuccessFactors Talent Solutions||Recruiting, Onboarding, Learning, Performance and Goals, Compensation, Succession and Development|
|Adama Brasil||Life Sciences||4500||$3.08B||Israel||SDL||SDL Web Experience Management solutions||Web Experience Management solutions|
|Waters||Life Sciences||6500||$2.04B||United States||SDL||SDL Knowledge Center||Content Management|
|Edwards Lifesciences||Life Sciences||9800||$2.60B||United States||Skillsoft||SumTotal Learn||Learning Management System|
|23andMe||Life Sciences||305||$85.0M||United States||Workday||Workday HCM||Human Capital Management|
|DuPont||Life Sciences||52000||$25.27B||United States||Workday||Workday HCM||Human Capital Management|
Source: Apps Run The World, December 2021
An expanded version of this report covers the top 600+ Life Sciences 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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