Top 10 SCM Software Vendors, Market Size and Market Forecast 2018-2023

Worldwide SCM Applications Market to reach $8.6 billion by 2023, compared with $7.6 billion in 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 2.7%.

In 2018, the top 10 Supply Chain software vendors accounted for nearly 53.3% of the global SCM market which declined -0.1% to approach nearly $7.6 billion in license, maintenance and subscription revenues.

Last year SAP led the pack with a 16% market share, while Oracle was #2, followed by JDA Software, Verizon Connect and Infor.

We ask the simple question: Who’s buying SCM 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 - 2018 SCM Applications Market Shares Split By Top 10 SCM Vendors and Others
Exhibit 1 – 2018 SCM Applications Market Shares Split By Top 10 SCM Vendors and Others

Through our forecast period, the SCM applications market size is expected to reach $8.6 billion by 2023, compared with $7.6 billion in 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 2.7%.

Exhibit 2: Worldwide SCM Software Market 2018-2023 Forecast, $M
Year201820232018-2023 CAGR, %
Total756186502.7%

Source: Apps Run The World, December 2019

Top 10 SCM Software Vendors

Supply chain management covers Inventory Optimization (Warehouse Management, Replenishment), Transportation and Logistics (Routing, Scheduling, Carrier/Fleet/Fuel Management), Planning (Advanced Planning and Scheduling, Forecasting, Supply Chain Planning through Execution), Distribution Management (Order Orchestration, Management, Global Trade Management), E-Commerce (POS, Store Inventory & Fulfillment, EDI).

Internet of Things, global trade management are considered growth drivers, offset by retailing woes.

Here are the rankings of the top 10 SCM software vendors in 2018 and their market shares.

RankVendor Name2017 Supply Chain Management Apps Revenues, $M2018 Supply Chain Management Apps Revenues, $MYoY Growth2017 Supply Chain Management Market Share, %Recent Developments
1SAP Subscribe Subscribe4% SubscribeSAP SCM is becoming part of Integrated Business Planning that covers a range of functions from S&OP to inventory optimization. The recent acquisition of Contextor for robotic process automation will take the IBP messaging to the next level with increased use of bots to automate routine supply chain tasks.
2Oracle Subscribe Subscribe4.2% SubscribeLaunched Oracle Blockchain Applications Cloud for boosting traceability and transparency throughout the supply chain with features like Intelligent Track and Trace, Lot Lineage and Provenance, Intelligent Cold Chain, and Warranty and Usage Tracking.
3JDA Software Group, Inc. Subscribe Subscribe7.3% SubscribeJDA announced its Cloud-based SCM apps accounted for nearly half of its bookings in third quarter of 2018 and showed increased momentum as it migrates its customers to the Cloud
4Verizon Connect Subscribe Subscribe-1.3% SubscribeTelco has invested $5 billion in Verizon Connect after buying Hughes Telematic, Fleetmatics, and Telogis in order to capture a slice of the Internet of Things market primarily through auto OEMs for advanced fleet and transportation management.
5Infor Subscribe Subscribe1.9% SubscribeInfor Acquired Vivonet for hospitality with point-of-sale and inventory and procurement functionality for food service management, full and quick service restaurant, and hotel food and beverage micro-verticals.
6Manhattan Associates Inc. Subscribe Subscribe-6.1% SubscribeExpected single-digit drop in 2018 revenues as Manhattan transitions to the Cloud with subscription sales more than doubling in first nine months of 2018.
7SPS Commerce, Inc. Subscribe Subscribe13.3% SubscribeSPS Commerce acquired CovalentWorks, a provider of cloud-based EDI solutions to 2,000 customers, and ToolBox Solutions for point-of-sale analytics and category management services.
8Dassault Systemes Subscribe Subscribe7.0% SubscribeIn its first foray into manufacturing ERP, Dassault acquired IQMS, which also offers supply chain management and EDI solutions.
9Microsoft Subscribe Subscribe14.4% SubscribeMicrosoft Dynamics 365/NAV/AX improve warehouse and inventory management by provide organisations with the supply chain visibility required to make informed decisions, and realise their strategic goals.
10Descartes Systems Group Subscribe Subscribe15.9% SubscribeDescartes acquired PinPoint for fleet tracking and mobile workforce apps, Velocity Mail for parcel shipment scanning and tracking, and Aljex for transportation management solutions for freight brokers and providers.
Subtotal Subscribe Subscribe4,6% Subscribe
Other Subscribe Subscribe-4.9% Subscribe
Total Subscribe Subscribe-0.1% Subscribe

Source: Apps Run The World, December 2019

Other SCM software providers included in the report are: abas Business Software, ABB’s Enterprise Software Group, Access Group, Achilles, Adexa, Advanced, Aera Technology, AFAS ERP Software, Allscripts, Amber Road, American Software, Aptean, Aptos, Arena Solutions Arkieva, Arrowstream, Aspen Technology, BluJay Solutions, CDK Global, Cerner, ClickSoftware, Comarch SoftM Concentra Analytics Ltd, Construction Industry Solutions Corp., Dematic E2open, ENGIE Impact, Epicor, ESM Solutions, Exact Holding BV, Exela Technologies, Famous Software, FOURGEN Information Systems, Fourth Ltd, FuturMaster, GAINSystems, Generix Group, GEP Procurement, GHX, HCL Technologies Ltd., HighJump, IBM, IFS, Ignite Technologies, Intelex Technologies, iptor, KBC Advanced Technologies plc, Kinaxis Inc., Kingdee, Mercateo, MercuryGate, NCR Corporation, NeoGrid, OM Partners, Omnitracs, One Network Enterprises, OrderDynamics, ORTEC, Pitney Bowes, Plex Systems Inc, Pronto Software, QAD Inc., Quorum Business Solutions, Ramco Systems, Relex Solutions, River Logic, Inc., Roper Technologies, Inc., Sage, Sênior Sistemas, Slimstock, SmartERP SPICA GROUP, SupplyOn, Symphony RetailAI, Synchronoss, Taulia, TechnologyOne Limited, Tecsys, Tigernix Pte Ltd ToolsGroup, Tradeshift, Transplace, Trimble, UNIT4, Vizient, Vormittag Associates Inc., Works Apps, Yonyou, and others.

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

  • Top 90+ SCM Applications Vendors and Market Forecast 2018-2023
  • 2018 SCM Applications Market By Industry (21 Verticals)
  • 2018 SCM Applications Market By Functional Market (16 Markets)
  • 2018 SCM Applications Market By Country (USA + 45 countries)
  • 2018 SCM Applications Market By Region (Americas, EMEA, APAC)
  • 2018 SCM Applications Market By Revenue Type (License, Services, Hardware, Support and Maintenance, Cloud)
  • 2018 SCM Applications Market By Customer Size (revenue, employee count, asset)
  • 2018 SCM Applications Market By Channel (Direct vs Direct)
  • 2018 SCM Applications Market By Product

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 2018-2023, By Functional Market, $M
Exhibit 4 – Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2018-2023, By Functional Market, $M

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

On the buyer side, customers are investing in SCM 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 have been studying the patterns of the latest SCM 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.

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.

CustomerIndustryEmpl.RevenueCountryVendorNew Product
Marks and SpencerConsumer Packaged Goods83069$10.30BUnited KingdomDescartes SystemsDescartes Import Customs Solution
Rheem MéxicoConsumer Packaged Goods7000$2.00BUnited StatesHighJumpHighJump WMS
Almajdouie Logistics CompanyTransportation5000$500.0MSaudi ArabiaInforInfor Supply Chain Execution
Danube HomeConstruction and Real Estate2200$520.0MUnited Arab EmiratesInforInfor Supply Chain Execution
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCLRetail23337$16.0MThailandJDA Software GroupJDA Enterprise Supply Planning
Foodstuffs North IslandRetail22000$5.02BNew ZealandJDA Software GroupJDA Transportation Manager
MonsantoConsumer Packaged Goods24000$14.64BUnited StatesJDA Software GroupJDA Transportation Manager
AMDManufacturing8900$5.33BUnited StatesKinaxisKinaxis RapidResponse
Extreme NetworksProfessional Services3000$598.0MUnited StatesKinaxisKinaxis RapidResponse
IpsenLife Sciences5400$2.18BFranceKinaxisKinaxis RapidResponse
Nissan MotorAutomotive138910$106.00BJapanKinaxisKinaxis RapidResponse
Power IntegrationsManufacturing646$432.0MUnited StatesKinaxisKinaxis RapidResponse
Samsung ElectronicsManufacturing392000$205.00BSouth KoreaKinaxisKinaxis RapidResponse
Santen PharmaceuticalLife Sciences3805$225.0MJapanKinaxisKinaxis RapidResponse
Toyota Motor CorporationAutomotive369124$264.70BJapanKinaxisKinaxis RapidResponse
Levi Strauss & Co.Consumer Packaged Goods17000$4.49BUnited StatesManhattan AssociatesManhattan SCALE
Canon EuropeRetail19000$9.13BUnited KingdomOracleOracle Demantra
Office DepotRetail24067$14.50BUnited StatesOracleOracle SCM Cloud
AccentureProfessional services449000$34.85BIrelandSAPSAP Business Warehouse
National HMEBanking and Financial Services700$160.0MUnited StatesVerizon ConnectVerizon Connect
QuadRealConstruction and Real Estate1000$13.69BCanadaIBMIBM Maximo
LogiCloudProfessional Services6$1.0MIndiaMicrosoftAzure Machine Learning
AeroTurbineTransportation355$300.0MUnited StatesAmber RoadAmber Road’s Export On-Demand
Amway USProfessional Services21000$9.50BUnited StatesAmber RoadAmber Road’s Supply Chain Visibility
Axalta Coating SystemsRetail12800$4.10BUnited StatesAmber RoadAmber Road’s Export On-Demand
DanieliOil and Gas10000$3.00BItalyAmber RoadAmber Road’s Export On-Demand
HeraeusProfessional Services12477$1.93BGermanyAmber RoadAmber Road’s Export On-Demand
JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTSConsumer Packaged Goods7500$5.00BNetherlandsAmber RoadAmber Road’s Export On-Demand
Mercury MarineTransportation6200$2.30BUnited StatesAmber RoadAmber Road’s Foreign-Trade Zone
Nexteer AutomotiveAutomotive12000$2.40BUnited StatesAmber RoadAmber Road’s China Trade Management
SiemensOil and Gas348000$75.60BGermanyAmber RoadAmber Road’s China Trade Management
American Airlines CargoTransportation1500$760.0MUnited StatesDescartes SystemsDescartes Global Logistics Network
Graff DiamondsConsumer Packaged Goods500$500.0MUnited KingdomDescartes SystemsDescartes Import Customs Solution
NSKTransportation3500$1.00BUnited KingdomDescartes SystemsDescartes Transportation Manager
Rotech HealthcareLife Sciences4000$500.0MUnited StatesDescartes SystemsDescartes Route Planning and Fleet Scheduling
TrespassRetail1378$113.0MUnited KingdomEurostopEurostop’s e-retail management system
An PostTransportation10024$820.0MIrelandFleetMaticsFleetMatics REVEAL Plus
Brink’sBanking and Financial Services59420$3.06BUnited StatesFleetMaticsFleetMatics REVEAL Plus
DIRECTVCommunication243620$146.80BUnited StatesFleetMaticsFleetMatics REVEAL Plus
KRD TruckingTransportation1000$100.0MUnited StatesFleetMaticsFleetMatics REVEAL Plus
TNT Crane & RiggingTransportation1500$305.0MUnited StatesFleetMaticsFleetMatics REVEAL Plus
Expolanka HoldingsTransportation2700$833.0MSri LankaHighJumpHighJump WMS
Parts TownRetail250$100.0MUnited StatesHighJumpHighJump WMS
JFE Steel CorporationManufacturing43874$30.00BJapanIBMIBM Sterling Order Management
John LewisConsumer Packaged Goods8000$1.50BUnited KingdomIBMIBM Sterling Order Management
Lojas BemolRetail2100$500.0MBrazilIBMIBM Sterling Order Management
Allcargo LogisticsTransportation8000$900.0MIndiaInforInfor Supply Chain Execution
Cosmoplas S.A.Construction and Real Estate320$100.0MChileInforInfor Supply Chain Execution
Endries InternationalTransportation600$250.0MUnited StatesInforInfor Supply Chain Planning
FerrariAutomotive3500$3.27BItalyInforInfor Supply Chain Planning
Harris RanchRetail500$100.0MUnited StatesInforInfor Supply Chain Planning
Johnstone SupplyRetail2000$1.40BUnited StatesInforInfor Supply Chain Execution
Lineage LogisticsTransportation3000$500.0MUnited StatesInforInfor Supply Chain Execution
Meira OyConsumer Packaged Goods180$85.0MFinlandInforInfor Supply Chain Planning
Ahold DelhaizeConsumer Packaged Goods236000$42.96BNetherlandsJDA Software GroupJDA Supply Chain Software
Ahold USAConsumer Packaged Goods236000$38.20BUnited StatesJDA Software GroupJDA Supply Chain Software
American Cancer SocietyNon Profit8500$1.20BUnited StatesJDA Software GroupJDA Warehouse Management System
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCLRetail23337$16.0MThailandJDA Software GroupJDA Demand
Cook MedicalProfessional Services11000$2.10BUnited StatesJDA Software GroupJDA Supply Chain Software
CROSSMARKProfessional Services40000$1.20BUnited StatesJDA Software GroupJDA Supply Chain Software
CVS PharmacyHealthcare155000$160.17BUnited StatesJDA Software GroupJDA Supply Chain Software
DuratexConstruction and Real Estate12000$2.00BBrazilJDA Software GroupJDA Supply Chain Software
Halyard HealthHealthcare16500$1.70BUnited StatesJDA Software GroupJDA Supply Chain Software
SpeedwayRetail33820$55.00BUnited StatesJDA Software GroupJDA Supply Chain Software
CleverboxesProfessional Services50$10.0MUnited KingdomKewillKewill DropShip
Hankyu Hanshin Express FranceTransportation200$30.0MFranceKewillKewill Enterprise Forwarding
JBS USAConsumer Packaged Goods142000$20.00BUnited StatesKewillKewill MOVE
Lufthansa CargoTransportation4500$8.40BGermanyKewillKewill MOVE
SIPGLFA LogisticsTransportation300$50.0MChinaKewillKewill Enterprise Forwarding
TereosConsumer Packaged Goods24000$4.30BFranceKewillKewill MOVE
aCommerceTransportation850$1.00BThailandManhattan AssociatesManhattan SCALE
AmrodRetail1000$300.0MSouth AfricaManhattan AssociatesManhattan SCALE
Bedrosians Tile and StoneConstruction and Real Estate300$75.0MUnited StatesManhattan AssociatesManhattan SCALE
Central Garden & PetConsumer Packaged Goods3300$1.65BUnited StatesManhattan AssociatesManhattan SCALE
Games WorkshopRetail1713$209.0MUnited KingdomManhattan AssociatesManhattan’s Enterprise Order Management System
PetSmartHealthcare53000$7.00BUnited StatesManhattan AssociatesManhattan’s Enterprise Order Management System
TCI – Tokyo Chemical IndustryLife Sciences1500$1.00BJapanManhattan AssociatesManhattan SCALE
Grupo ArcorConsumer Packaged Goods20000$3.30BArgentinaOracleOracle Demantra
Grupo Herdez Consumer Packaged Goods8500$800.0MMexicoOracleOracle Demantra
Land O’LakesConsumer Packaged Goods10000$14.24BUnited StatesOracleOracle Demantra
LumentumProfessional Services1550$870.0MUnited StatesOracleOracle Product Information Management
Goodwill of North GeorgiaMedia3000$143.0MUnited StatesRobocomRIMS Warehouse Management System
APLIConsumer Packaged Goods105$28.0MSpainSAPSAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management)
Arla Foods UKConsumer Packaged Goods19000$10.60BUnited KingdomSAPSAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management)
Gebr. HeinemannLeisure and Hospitality6000$3.60BGermanySAPSAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management)
Kaeser CompressorsManufacturing5000$116.0MGermanySAPSAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management)
L3 Commercial Training SolutionsTransportation300$100.0MUnited KingdomSAPSAP Materials Management
People Electrical Appliance GroupUtility1200$300.0MChinaSAPSAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management)
SHOP.COMRetail1500$500.0MUnited StatesSPS CommerceSPS Commerce Sourcing
Sierra SageHealthcare50$10.0MUnited StatesSPS CommerceSPS Commerce Fulfillment (EDI)
SonosRetail1400$1.00BUnited StatesSPS CommerceSPS Commerce Fulfillment (EDI)
THE ICONICConsumer Packaged Goods400$30.0MAustraliaSPS CommerceSPS Commerce Fulfillment (EDI)

Source: Apps Run The World, December 2019

Further Readings

An expanded version of this report covers the top 70+ SCM 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 2015-2018 product revenues.

Their 2018 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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