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

Worldwide Transportation Applications Market to reach $12.3 billion by 2023, compared with $10.3 billion in 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 3.6%.

In 2018, the top 10 Transportation software vendors accounted for nearly 51.8% of the global Transportation applications market which grew 4.8% to approach nearly $10.3 billion in license, maintenance and subscription revenues.

Last year Microsoft was the market leader with 21.9% market share in license, maintenance and subscription revenues, followed by Salesforce, SAPOracle and Lufthansa Systems AG.

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

Through our forecast period, the Transportation applications market size is expected to reach $12.3 billion by 2023, compared with $10.3 billion in 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 3.6%.

Exhibit 2: Worldwide Transportation Software Market 2018-2023 Forecast, $M
Year201820232018-2023 CAGR, %
Total10307122973.6%

Source: Apps Run The World, December 2019

Top 10 Transportation Software vendors

Transportation (Operation of means of moving freight and passengers) – Cargo Management, Airport Managment System, Scheduling, Intelligent Transportation, Fare Collection, Ferry reservation systems, Fleet management, Financials, HR, Procurement

Airlines, cruise operators and rails will continue to invest heavily in Customer Experience apps, while a new generation of mobile devices and sensors could remake the trucking vertical, especially in such areas of fleet management, scheduling and environmental health and safety.

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

RankVendor2017 Transportation Apps Revenues, $M2018 Transportation Apps Revenues, $MYoY Growth2018 Transportation Market Share, %Recent Developments
1Microsoft Subscribe Subscribe14.4% SubscribeThe Supply Chain Cloud – Transport module is designed for Microsoft Dynamics 365, a single solution that streamlines the transportation planning, execution, rating, routing, settlement, freight reconciliation, and financials
2Salesforce Subscribe Subscribe25.0% SubscribeAlong with its rapid-fire acquisitions of Tableau, and ClickSoftware over the past year, Salesforce has strengthened its core CRM offerings.
3SAP Subscribe Subscribe3.9% SubscribeSAP acquired Coresystems, a Switzerland-based pioneer in crowd service and a field service management platform, to be part of the SAP Service Cloud portfolio. The move will help service technicians in the field to run mobile apps to perform installation, maintenance, and repair tasks.
4Oracle Subscribe Subscribe4.1% SubscribePartnership with digital freight brokerage Loadsmart, made it possible for Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) Cloud customers to instantly review quotes and book truckloads with guaranteed capacity, saving significant time and money.
5Lufthansa Systems AG Subscribe Subscribe5.3% SubscribeIn April 2018, Lufthansa Systems partnered with Munich-based open payment experts optile to run a pilot project before this summer that will enable its BoardConnect wireless in-flight entertainment system to accept a variety of online payments from PayPal to Alipay.
6Amadeus Subscribe Subscribe1.5% SubscribeAmadeus acquired TravelClick for Cloud-based apps for independent and mid-size hotel operators.
7Trimble Subscribe Subscribe24.7% SubscribeTrimble introduced a host of new logistics management systems for its TMW.Suite, TruckMate and IES Transportation Management System (TMS) solutions, designed to create efficiencies and streamline operations for carriers, brokers and third-party logistics providers.
8SABRE Corp. Subscribe Subscribe7.3% SubscribeIn November 2018, Sabre Corporation acquired Farelogix, software provider in the travel industry with advanced offer management and NDC order delivery technology used by many of the world’s leading airlines.
9Constellation Software Inc. Subscribe Subscribe23.6% SubscribeTrapeze provides intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and mobile technologies in the industry. Hundreds of organizations across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific have turned to Trapeze to realize efficiencies, and safely transport more people with less cost.
10Verizon Connect Subscribe Subscribe-1.3% SubscribeIn August 2019, Verizon Connect has launched a dispatch solution for field service fleets that integrates with its Reveal cloud-based telematics platform.
Subtotal Subscribe Subscribe12.1% Subscribe
Other Subscribe Subscribe-2.0% Subscribe
Total Subscribe Subscribe4.8% Subscribe

Source: Apps Run The World, December 2019

Other Transportation software providers included in the report are: ABB’s Enterprise Software Group, Adobe, ADP, AFS Technologies, AllyO, Amber Road, Appcast, Inc, Atlassian, Atos (Including Evidian), Autodesk, AVEVA Group, BluJay Solutions, Box Inc., Ceridian, Circadian, Cisco Systems, Citrix, ClickSoftware, Dassault Systemes, Descartes Systems Group, DocuSign, Inc., Dominion Leasing Software, Dropbox, Enghouse Interactive Inc., Epicor, Fiserv, Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Gerber Technology, Giro Inc, Google, Hexagon, HighJump, a Körber Company, Hilan, IBM, IBS Software Services, Indra Sistemas, Infor, Info-Tech Systems Integrators Pte Ltd, Intuit Inc., iptor, JDA Software Group, Inc., Kofax, LeaseAccelerator, LogMeIn, Inc., Manhattan Associates Inc., Mentor, a Siemens Business, MercuryGate International, Nakisa, Nice Systems, Omnitracs, Open Text Corporation, Optalert Limited, OverIT – Field Solutions, Paycom, Pegasystems, ProAlpha Business Solutions, PROS Holdings, Protime, PTC, RingCentral, Roper Technologies, Inc., Sage, ServiceNow, Silverlake Axis, SITA, SPS Commerce, Inc., Tableau Software, Teradata Corporation, Travelport, Ultimate Software, Verint Systems Inc., Visma, Workday, Yonyou, and others.

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

  • Top 700 Transportation Applications Vendors and Market Forecast 2018-2023
  • 2018 Transportation Applications Market By Functional Market (16 Markets)
  • 2018 Transportation Applications Market By Country (USA + 45 countries)
  • 2018 Transportation Applications Market By Region (Americas, EMEA, APAC)
  • 2018 Transportation Applications Market By Revenue Type (License, Services, Hardware, Support and Maintenance, Cloud)
  • 2018 Transportation Applications Market By Customer Size (revenue, employee count, asset)
  • 2018 Transportation Applications Market By Channel (Direct vs Direct)
  • 2018 Transportation 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.

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

Transportation Software Purchases Win/Loss Analysis As Part Of Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database

On the buyer side, customers are investing in Transportation 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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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 ProductFunction
Almajdouie Logistics CompanyTransportation5000$500.0MSaudi ArabiaInforInfor Supply Chain ExecutionSupply Chain Management
Metropolitan Transportation AuthorityTransportation45000$21.45BUnited StatesInforInfor d/EPMEnterprise Performance Management
The CSL Group IncTransportation1000$250.0MCanadaOracleOracle ERP CloudEnterprise Resource Planning
Associated British PortsTransportation2432$550.0MUnited KingdomSAPSAP S/4 HANAEnterprise Resource Planning
Associated British PortsTransportation2432$550.0MUnited KingdomSAPSAP SuccessFactors Employee CentralHuman Capital Management
Associated British PortsTransportation2432$550.0MUnited KingdomSAPSAP Cloud for CustomerCustomer Relationship Management
SEA GroupTransportation2900$812.0MItalySAPSAP Marketing CloudMarketing Automation
Swiss Federal RailwaysTransportation33000$9.25BSwitzerlandSAPSAP HANA Streaming AnalyticsAnalytics and BI
The Emirates GroupTransportation103363$27.88BUnited Arab EmiratesSAPSAP AribaSource-to-Pay Procurement and Supply Chain Cloud
The Emirates GroupTransportation103363$27.88BUnited Arab EmiratesSAPSAP S/4 HANAEnterprise Resource Planning
Transport for LondonTransportation23478$2.00BUnited KingdomSAPSAP S/4 HANAEnterprise Resource Planning
Aberdeen AirportTransportation2500$950.0MUnited KingdomUNIT4Unit4 Business WorldEnterprise Resource Planning
Etihad AirwaysTransportation19700$7.60BUnited Arab EmiratesAdobe SystemsAdobe Marketing Cloud (ex Omniture)Digital Marketing Automation Platform
MetraTransportation1000$500.0MUnited StatesAdobe SystemsAdobe Experience ManagerWeb Content Management
Southwest AirlinesTransportation49583$19.82BUnited StatesAdobe SystemsAdobe Marketing Cloud (ex Omniture)Digital Marketing Automation Platform
AeroTurbineTransportation355$300.0MUnited StatesAmber RoadAmber Road’s Export On-DemandGlobal Trade Management & Export Management Software
Mercury MarineTransportation6200$2.30BUnited StatesAmber RoadAmber Road’s Foreign-Trade ZoneForeign-Trade Zone Software
British AirwaysTransportation45000$15.17BUnited KingdomAnaplanAnaplanPlanning and Performance Management Platform
Cathay Pacific AirwaysTransportation32900$13.20BChinaCornerstone OnDemandCornerstone HR SuiteHuman Resource Management
Maersk GroupTransportation89000$47.57BDenmarkCornerstone OnDemandCornerstone Learning SuiteLearning Management System
American Airlines CargoTransportation1500$760.0MUnited StatesDescartes SystemsDescartes Global Logistics NetworkLogistics Management
NSKTransportation3500$1.00BUnited KingdomDescartes SystemsDescartes Transportation ManagerTransportation Management
Heathrow AirportTransportation76500$3.30BUnited KingdomEMCEMC Documentum D2 Collaboration
ESP GroupTransportation200$25.0MUnited KingdomEpicorEpicor ERPEnterprise Resource Planning
Straight ForwardTransportation80$10.0MUnited StatesFive9Five9 CloudCustomer Service and Support
An PostTransportation10024$820.0MIrelandFleetMaticsFleetMatics REVEAL PlusFleet Management Software
KRD TruckingTransportation1000$100.0MUnited StatesFleetMaticsFleetMatics REVEAL PlusFleet Management Software
TNT Crane & RiggingTransportation1500$305.0MUnited StatesFleetMaticsFleetMatics REVEAL PlusFleet Management Software
Bosch Service SolutionsTransportation5000$900.0MGermanyGenesysGenesys Customer Experience PlatformCustomer Experience Platform
Expolanka HoldingsTransportation2700$833.0MSri LankaHighJumpHighJump WMSWarehouse Management Systems
Mesa AirlinesTransportation2800$1.40BUnited StatesHost AnalyticsHost Analytics Cloud EPM SuiteEnterprise Performance Management
LufthansaTransportation120262$32.06BGermanyIBMIBM Connections CloudEmail & Social Collaboration Software
Allcargo LogisticsTransportation8000$900.0MIndiaInforInfor Supply Chain ExecutionSupply Chain Management
Endries InternationalTransportation600$250.0MUnited StatesInforInfor Distribution SX.eEnterprise Resource Planning
Endries InternationalTransportation600$250.0MUnited StatesInforInfor Supply Chain PlanningSupply Chain Management
Lineage LogisticsTransportation3000$500.0MUnited StatesInforInfor Supply Chain ExecutionSupply Chain Management
American AirlinesTransportation113300$9.50BUnited StatesInteractive IntelligencePureCloudCustomer Engagement Platform
Etihad AirwaysTransportation19700$7.60BUnited Arab EmiratesION Investment GroupOpenLink FindurTreasury and Risk Management Solution
Massachusetts Bay Transportation AuthorityTransportation6350$2.00BUnited StatesION Investment GroupReval Cloud PlatformTreasury and Risk Management
CEVA LogisticsTransportation41000$6.96BNetherlandsJDA Software GroupJDA Supply Chain SoftwareSupply Chain Management
Hankyu Hanshin Express FranceTransportation200$30.0MFranceKewillKewill Enterprise ForwardingSupply Chain Management
Lufthansa CargoTransportation4500$8.40BGermanyKewillKewill MOVETransportation Management
SIPGLFA LogisticsTransportation300$50.0MChinaKewillKewill Enterprise ForwardingSupply Chain Management
Royal Mail PlcTransportation160000$9.33BUnited KingdomLiveOpsLiveOpsCloud Contact Center
aCommerceTransportation850$1.00BThailandManhattan AssociatesManhattan SCALEWarehouse Management System
British AirwaysTransportation45000$15.17BUnited KingdomMicrosoftMicrosoft Dynamics CRMCustomer Relationship Management
Extra Space StorageTransportation3209$800.0MUnited StatesMicrosoftMicrosoft Dynamics GPEnterprise Resource Planning
FleetgisticsTransportation200$20.0MUnited StatesMicrosoftMicrosoft Dynamics GPEnterprise Resource Planning
Lily Transportation CorpTransportation800$100.0MUnited StatesMicrosoftMicrosoft Dynamics GPEnterprise Resource Planning
McCain IncTransportation500$120.0MUnited StatesMicrosoftMicrosoft Dynamics GPEnterprise Resource Planning
The Dart NetworkTransportation800$500.0MUnited StatesMicrosoftMicrosoft Dynamics GPEnterprise Resource Planning
Air ChinaTransportation50000$16.12BChinaNice SystemsNICE Customer Engagement AnalyticsCustomer Engagement
Norwegian Cruise LineTransportation26500$4.35BUnited StatesNice SystemsNICE Customer Engagement AnalyticsCustomer Engagement
AlstomTransportation32000$6.90BFranceOpenTextOpenText B2B Managed ServiceseCommerce
BNSF RailwayTransportation44000$21.40BUnited StatesOpenTextOpenText Content Suite PlatformContent Management
NZ Transport AgencyTransportation1450$2.80BNew ZealandOpenTextOpenText Content Suite PlatformContent Management
AeromexicoTransportation13745$4.00BMexicoOracleOBIEEBusiness Intelligence
Air CanadaTransportation28000$13.80BCanadaOracleOracle Service Cloud (ex RightNow)Customer Experience Platform
DHLTransportation424351$56.63BGermanyOracleOracle ERP CloudEnterprise Resource Planning
Standard ForwardingTransportation200$50.0MUnited StatesOracleOracle WebCenter SitesWeb Experience Management Solution
The CSL Group IncTransportation1000$250.0MCanadaOracleOracle HCM CloudHuman Capital Management
CHEPTransportation14400$5.50BAustraliaQlikQlikViewBusiness Intelligence
Air FranceTransportation1100$300.0MFranceSalesforceService CloudCustomer Service and Support
Arriva GroupTransportation55000$4.84BUnited KingdomSalesforceService CloudCustomer Service and Support
British AirwaysTransportation45000$15.17BUnited KingdomSalesforceSalesforce CRMCustomer Relationship Management
Delta Air LinesTransportation73430$40.70BUnited StatesSalesforceService CloudCustomer Service and Support
DSV A/STransportation22783$7.59BDenmarkSalesforceService CloudCustomer Service and Support
Extra Space StorageTransportation3209$800.0MUnited StatesSalesforceService CloudCustomer Service and Support
MinerTransportation550$150.0MUnited StatesSalesforceSalesforce CRMCustomer Relationship Management
MinerTransportation550$150.0MUnited StatesSalesforceService CloudCustomer Service and Support
Ryder SystemTransportation33100$6.73BUnited StatesSalesforceService CloudCustomer Service and Support
SATSTransportation7900$1.70BSingaporeSalesforceService CloudCustomer Service and Support
Associated British PortsTransportation2432$550.0MUnited KingdomSAPSAP BusinessObjectsBusiness Intelligence Software‎
British AirwaysTransportation45000$15.17BUnited KingdomSAPSAP S/4 HANAEnterprise Resource Planning
CargotecTransportation10837$3.73BFinlandSAPSAP SuccessFactors Talent SolutionsRecruiting, Onboarding, Learning, Performance and Goals, Compensation, Succession and Development
CargotecTransportation10837$3.73BFinlandSAPSAP SuccessFactors Employee CentralHuman Capital Management
Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC)Transportation2200$265.0MQatarSAPSAP SuccessFactos CompensationCompensation Management
Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC)Transportation2200$265.0MQatarSAPSAP SuccessFactors OnboardingOnboarding
Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC)Transportation2200$265.0MQatarSAPSAP SuccessFactors Performance & GoalsPerformance & Goals Management
Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC)Transportation2200$265.0MQatarSAPSAP SuccessFactors Recruiting ManagementRecruiting
Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC)Transportation2200$265.0MQatarSAPSAP Success Factors LMSLearning Management System
Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC)Transportation2200$265.0MQatarSAPSAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development SolutionsSuccession & Development Management
Kuehne + NagelTransportation76000$22.40BUnited KingdomSAPSAP S/4 HANAEnterprise Resource Planning
Kuehne + NagelTransportation76000$22.40BUnited KingdomSAPSAP BusinessObjectsBusiness Intelligence Software‎
L3 Commercial Training SolutionsTransportation300$100.0MUnited KingdomSAPSAP S/4 HANAEnterprise Resource Planning
L3 Commercial Training SolutionsTransportation300$100.0MUnited KingdomSAPSAP Materials ManagementMaterials Management
Maersk GroupTransportation89000$47.57BDenmarkSAPSAP Cloud for CustomerCustomer Relationship Management
Modula S.p.A,Transportation300$100.0MItalySAPSAP Marketing CloudMarketing Automation
Transnet SOCTransportation55000$4.30BSouth AfricaSAPSAP Portfolio and Project ManagementProject Portfolio Management
KonecranesTransportation11900$2.13BFinlandSAS InstituteSAS Analytics for IoTAnalytics Platform
Jet AviationTransportation4500$1.20BSwitzerlandSiemens PLM SoftwareSiemens TeamcenterProduct Lifecycle Management
British AirwaysTransportation45000$15.17BUnited KingdomTableauTableau SoftwareBusiness Intelligence and Analytics
LufthansaTransportation120262$32.06BGermanyTableauTableau SoftwareBusiness Intelligence and Analytics
Air FranceTransportation1100$300.0MFranceTidemarkTidemark EPMEnterprise Performance Management
Horizon LinesTransportation2000$800.0MUnited StatesUltimate SoftwareUltiProHuman Capital Management
FinnairTransportation6179$3.00BFinlandWorkdayWorkday HCMHuman Capital Management
J.B. Hunt Transport ServicesTransportation19324$10.00BUnited StatesWorkdayWorkday HCMHuman Capital Management
J.B. Hunt Transport ServicesTransportation19324$10.00BUnited StatesWorkdayWorkday Financial ManagementFinancial Management
Metropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityTransportation1300$156.0MUnited StatesWorkdayWorkday Financial ManagementFinancial Management
Republic Airways HoldingsTransportation6000$1.35BUnited StatesWorkivaWdeskEnterprise Performance Management

Source: Apps Run The World, December 2019

Further Readings

An expanded version of this report covers the top 700+ Transportation 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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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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