Top 10 Transportation Software Vendors and Market Forecast 2017-2022

Worldwide Transportation Applications Market to reach $9.4 billion by 2022, compared with $8.3 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 2.5%.


In 2017, the top 10 Transportation software vendors accounted for nearly 42% of the global Transportation applications market which grew 11% to approach nearly $8.3 billion in license, maintenance and subscription revenues.

Last year Microsoft was the market leader with 8.5% market share in license, maintenance and subscription revenues, followed by SAPSalesforceOracle and Lufthansa Systems AG.

Exhibit 1 - 2017 Transportation Applications Market Shares Split By Top 10 Transportation Vendors and Others, %
Exhibit 1 – 2017 Transportation Applications Market Shares Split By Top 10 Transportation Vendors and Others, %

Through our forecast period, the Transportation applications market is expected to reach $9.4 billion by 2022, compared with $8.3 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 2.5%.

Exhibit 2: Worldwide Transportation Software Market 2017-2022 Forecast, $M
Year 2017 2022 2017-2022 CAGR, %
Total 8309 9413 2.5%

Source: Apps Run The World, January 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 2017 and their market shares.

Rank Vendor 2016 Transportation Apps Revenues, $M 2017 Transportation Apps Revenues, $M YoY Growth 2017 Transportation Market Share, % Recent Developments
1 Microsoft Subscribe Subscribe 1.1% Subscribe In December 2016, Microsoft completed the acquisition of LinkedIn Corporation for $27.0 billion, its largest acquisition in history, as it aims to strengthen its position in the Cloud applications market.
2 SAP Subscribe Subscribe 6.4% Subscribe Number of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central customers for Cloud Core HR applications exceeded 2,400 in 1Q18, up from 1,100 in 1Q16. Additionally, In 2018, SAP introduced a new sales, audit and pricing model for its Digital Access licensing policies addressing long-standing issues relating to how users should pay for indirect access to SAP software.
3 Salesforce Subscribe Subscribe 23.2% Subscribe In 2018, Salesforce completed its acquisition of MuleSoft, the provider of one of the world’s leading platforms for building application networks. With MuleSoft, Salesforce will accelerate customers’ digital transformations, enabling them to unlock data across legacy systems, cloud apps and devices to make smarter, faster decisions and create highly differentiated, connected experiences for their customers.
4 Oracle Subscribe Subscribe 3.4% Subscribe Oracle recently unveiled a bevy of new products and initiatives for its Infrastructure As A Service and Platform As A Service offerings.
5 Lufthansa Systems AG Subscribe Subscribe 3.3% Subscribe In 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.
6 Amadeus Subscribe Subscribe 21.6% Subscribe In March 2018, Amadeus unveiled Amadeus Video Solutions, the first interactive video player for the travel industry. The new video player allows travelers to click on videos as they are playing to discover destination details and book trips all in one place. Amadeus Video Solutions also partners with travel influencers around the world, like bloggers with large followings, to create original video content targeted specifically to audiences who are actively planning their next holiday.
7 Dassault Systemes Subscribe Subscribe 5.7% Subscribe In June 2018, Dassault Systèmes completed the acquisition of No Magic, Incorporated, a global solutions company focused on model-based systems engineering, architecture modeling for software, the system of systems and enterprise business processes modeling. The acquisition of No Magic strengthens Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experiences based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform by generalizing systems engineering for developing the “Internet of Experiences” – the smart and autonomous experiences that are digitally connecting products, nature and life in the physical world.
8 SABRE Corp. Subscribe Subscribe 12.2% Subscribe Sabre acquired TrustHouse for hotel reservation system in Europe.
9 SITA Subscribe Subscribe 2.9% Subscribe In July 2018, Brisbane Airport, the premier gateway to Queensland has selected SITA as its technology partner as the airport continues its growth and transformation plans. The new agreement will see SITA develop and extend the technology it provides for passenger, baggage and airport services to support Brisbane Airport’s commitment to service. The five-year agreement continues the airport’s close partnership with SITA which has successfully been in place for more than 20 years.
10 Trimble Subscribe Subscribe 26.3% Subscribe Positioning-centric information is changing the way people, businesses and governments work throughout the world. By applying Trimble’s advanced positioning solutions, productivity increases and safety improvements are being realized.
Subtotal Subscribe Subscribe 8.4% Subscribe
Other Subscribe Subscribe 12.9% Subscribe
Total Subscribe Subscribe 11.0% Subscribe

Source: Apps Run The World, January, 2019

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

  • Top 700 Transportation Applications Vendors and Market Forecast 2017-2022
  • 2017 Transportation Applications Market By Functional Market (16 Markets)
  • 2017 Transportation Applications Market By Country (USA + 45 countries)
  • 2017 Transportation Applications Market By Region (Americas, EMEA, APAC)
  • 2017 Transportation Applications Market By Revenue Type (License, Services, Hardware, Support and Maintenance, Cloud)
  • 2017 Transportation Applications Applications Market By Customer Size (revenue, employee count, asset)
  • 2017 Transportation Applications Market By Channel (Direct vs Direct)
  • 2017 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 2017-2022, By Vertical Industry, $M
Exhibit 4 – Worldwide Enterprise Applications Market Forecast 2017-2022, By Vertical Industry, $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 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 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.


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

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 2015-2017 product revenues.

Their 2017 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.