Top 10 Project Portfolio Management Software Vendors and Market Forecast 2015-2020

Worldwide PPM Applications Market to reach $2.7 billion by 2020, compared with $2.5 billion in 2015 at a compound annual growth rate of 1.5%.


In 2015, the top 10 Project Portfolio Management software vendors accounted for nearly 85% of the global Project Portfolio Management (PPM) applications market which grew 2% to approach nearly $2.5 billion in license, maintenance and subscription revenues.

Last year Microsoft led the pack with 35% market share and $874 million in Project Portfolio Management product revenues, even though its Project Portfolio Management offerings saw a 5% drop in license, maintenance and subscription revenues. Oracle was No. 2 achieving 19% share, ServiceNow, Inc. was the third at 7% and SAP and Autodesk were fourth and fifth place with 5% and 5%, respectively.

Top 10 PPM Software Vendors & 2015 PPM Applications Market Shares
Top 10 PPM Software Vendors & 2015 PPM Applications Market Shares

Through 2020, the Project Portfolio Management applications market is expected to reach $2.7 billion by 2020, compared with $2.5 billion in 2015 at a compound annual growth rate of 1.5%.

Exhibit 2: Worldwide PPM Software Market 2015-2020 Forecast, $B
Year201520202015-2020 CAGR, %

Source: Apps Run The World, June 2016

PPM Market Definitions And Forecast Assumptions

Project and portfolio management (PPM) applications include those that automate and optimize the initiating, planning/scheduling, allocation, monitoring, and measuring of activities and resources required to complete projects. PPM applications also cover certain aspects of IT service management especially those that involve project portfolio management within the IT domain.

Conventional project management apps are being eclipsed by Cloud-based offerings as market is buoyed by low price point and increased use of multimedia tools for virtual project teams.

Top 10 Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Software Vendors

Here are the rankings of the top 10 Project Portfolio Management software vendors in 2015 and their market shares in 2015.

RankVendor2014 Project Portfolio Management Apps Revenues, $M2015 Project Portfolio Management Apps Revenues, $MYoY Growth2015 Project Portfolio Management Market Share, %Recent Developments
1Microsoft Subscribe Subscribe-5%35%Microsoft Project remains widely used among project-centric organizations. It is now available through Office 365 with full desktop management capabilities as Cloud subscription.
2Oracle Subscribe Subscribe3%19%Oracle’s Primavera P6 expanded its reach with enhanced Facilities and Asset Lifecycle Management capabilties. The 2016 purchase of Textura for construction companies will fuel P6’s growth further.
3ServiceNow, Inc. Subscribe Subscribe50%7%Topping $1B sales in 2015, ServiceNow has signed 230 customers with each paying $1M+ in annualized contract value.
4SAP Subscribe Subscribe23%5%SAP excels in engineering and utility verticals with its PPM apps, which also include Innovation Management designed to turn ideas into concepts faster.
5Autodesk Subscribe Subscribe0%5%Engineering and PLM offerings in transition to a subscription model and the Cloud.
6UNIT4 Subscribe Subscribe6%4%Unit4 Business World ERP for Professional Services covers modules for talent management, global project management and resource optimization. In July 2016, Unit4 acquired prevero for enterprise performance management and BI solutions.
7Aconex Subscribe Subscribe24%3%Acquired Conject Holding GmbH €65 million, adding Infrastructure Lifecycle Management apps to its construction collaboration product portfolio.
8Atlassian Subscribe Subscribe46%3%Raised $462 million in IPO in December 2015.
9NetSuite Subscribe Subscribe32%2%Acquired ERP manufacturing partner IQity’s Cloud business in 2016.
10Deltek, Inc. Subscribe Subscribe12%2%Deltek plans to release Resource Planning, its new Professional Services Automation app and new releases including Open Plan 8.0, PM Compass 8.0, Cobra 8.0, Acumen 8.0, Vision 7.5, and Talent Management 14, among others in 2016.
Subtotal Subscribe Subscribe6%85%
Other Subscribe Subscribe-13%15%
Total Subscribe Subscribe2%100%

Source: Apps Run The World, June 2016

Exhibit 4 shows the enterprise applications market by functional area. The highest growth functional markets revolve around smaller segments like eCommerce, Enterprise Performance Management, Sales Performance Management and Treasury and Risk, where first movers remain less established than those that for decades have been entrenched in functional areas like ERP, CRM and PLM.

Exhibit 4: Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2015-2020, By Functional Market, $M

Exhibit 4 Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2015-2020, By Functional Market, $M
Exhibit 4 Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2015-2020, By Functional Market, $M

PPM Win/Loss Analysis As Part Of Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database

On the buyer side, customers are investing in Project Portfolio Management 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 PPM 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.

Tresearch 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.


VendorCustomer WinIndustryNo. of employeesRevenue, $MOld ProductNew ProductWins in
MicrosoftUnited AirlinesAirlines8600037864Legacy SystemMicrosoft Project Server3Q15
MicrosoftArupDesign121501500Legacy SystemMicrosoft Project Online3Q15
MicrosoftLabAnswerInformation Technology and Services25030Tenrox PPMMicrosoft Project Online1Q16
MicrosoftCoca-Cola Bottling Co. ConsolidatedFood & Beverages70001500Legacy SystemMicrosoft Project Server4Q15
MicrosoftCORE ConstructionConstruction1200700Oracle PPMMicrosoft Project Server3Q15
OracleSwinerton BuildersConstruction15001900Legacy SystemOracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service4Q15
OracleAlliant Energy CorporationUtilities40703254Legacy SystemOracle Primavera Unifier in the cloud, Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management1Q16
OracleAmeren CorporationUtilities85276098Legacy SystemOracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management, Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis, Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management1Q16
OracleKansas City Power & LightUtilities17891714Primavera Unifier on-premisesOracle Primavera Unifier in the cloud, Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management1Q16
OracleSouth East Water CorporationUtilities526916Legacy SystemOracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management, Oracle Primavera Unifier1Q16
ServiceNow, Inc.Standard LifeFinancial Services650011700Oracle PrimaveraServiceNow PPM4Q15
ServiceNow, Inc.AudioNovaMedical Devices1600400Legacy SystemServiceNow PPM1Q15
ServiceNow, Inc.IBMInformation Technology and Services37775781741Legacy SystemServiceNow PPM1Q16
ServiceNow, Inc.YazakiAutomotive27980015700Legacy SystemServiceNow PPM4Q15
ServiceNow, Inc.LafargeHolcimBuilding Materials10000029900Legacy SystemServiceNow PPM1Q16
ServiceNow, Inc.William HillGambling & Casinos160002100Legacy SystemServiceNow PPM4Q15
SAPKiewitConstruction220009000Legacy SystemSAP PPM4Q15
SAPPfizerPharmaceutical7830048850Oracle PrimaveraSAP PPM3Q15
SAPStocklandReal Estate14402600Legacy SystemSAP PPM2Q16
SAPBunn-O-Matic CorporationFood & Beverages600150Legacy SystemSAP PPM3Q15
SAPTransnet SOC LtdTransportation550004300Legacy SystemSAP PPM4Q15
SAPRabobankBanking4825014150CA Clarity PPMSAP PPM1Q16
AutodeskMax Bögl GroupConstruction60001765Legacy SystemAutodesk BIM 360 Field, Autodesk BIM 360 Glue4Q15
AutodeskNCCConstruction180007200Legacy SystemAutodesk BIM4Q15
AutodeskBalfour Beatty Construction USConstruction24003900Legacy SystemAutodesk Constructware3Q15
AconexFarrans ConstructionConstruction980375Legacy SystemAconex Connected BIM2Q16
AconexFluor CorporationConstruction3750018114Legacy SystemAconex for project information and process management2Q16
AconexObrainsaConstruction1500500Legacy SystemAconex for project information and process management1Q16
AconexBurns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.Civil Engineering52002700Legacy SystemAconex for project information and process management1Q16
AconexSayed Hamid Behbehani & Sons Co. (SHBC)Construction1500350Legacy SystemAconex for project information and process management2Q16
AtlassianBrillioInformation Technology and Services1500200Legacy SystemJira Project Management2Q16
AtlassianRedfinReal Estate1800200Legacy SystemJIRA Software, Bitbucket and Bamboo2Q16
AtlassianPulsarFourInformation Technology and Services13015Legacy SystemJira Project Management1Q16
AtlassianPredictes Software AgencyInternet202Legacy SystemJira Project Management2Q15
AtlassianNordstromRetail7250014437Legacy SystemAtlassian Project Management3Q15
AtlassianFACE IT Ltd.Internet8010Legacy SystemJIRA Agile for Product Management3Q15
NetSuiteScience Applications International Corp. (SAIC)Information Technology and Services150004300Legacy SystemNetsuite OpenAir2Q15
NetSuite1insurer, Inc.Information Technology and Services18020Legacy SystemNetsuite OpenAir4Q15
NetSuiteHuman Care Systems, Inc.Pharmaceuticals10010Legacy SystemNetsuite OpenAir2Q16
NetSuiteJardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) AustraliaInsurance1200200Legacy SystemNetsuite OpenAir2Q15
Deltek, Inc.MaceConstruction44462330Legacy SystemDeltek Cobra2Q15
Deltek, Inc.BlipparMarketing and Advertising32060Legacy SystemDeltek TrafficLIVE4Q15
Deltek, Inc.OLIVERMarketing and Advertising450100Legacy SystemDeltek TrafficLIVE1Q15
Deltek, Inc.Phacil, IncInformation Technology and Services800120Legacy SystemDeltek Cobra3Q15
ChangepointAmadeus IT GroupInformation Technology and Services130004300Legacy SystemChangepoint3Q15

Source: Apps Run The World, August 2016

Further Readings

An expanded version of this report covers the top 25+ Project Portfolio Management 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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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.