In 2016, the top 10 Utility software vendors accounted for nearly 45% of the global Utility applications market which grew 1.5% to approach nearly $3.3 billion in license, maintenance and subscription revenues.
Through our forecast period, the Utility applications market is expected to reach $3.4 billion by 2021, compared with $3.3 billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate of 0.9%.
|Exhibit 2: Worldwide Utility Software Market 2016-2021 Forecast, $M|
|Year||2016||2021||2016-2021 CAGR, %|
Source: Apps Run The World, January 2018
Utility Market Definitions And Forecast Assumptions
Utilities (Electricity, water and gas utilities) – Customer care, billing, Smart meter infrastructure, Energy Trading Risk Management, SCADA, Financials, HR, Procurement
Smart grid investment will begin to taper off and the vertical could see more upheavals as utilities anticipate the fallout from the decision of some of their largest customers to replace conventional electricity with alternative energy sources. Internet of Things could usher in a new set of maintenance management apps.
Top 10 Utility Software vendors
Here are the rankings of the top 10 Utility software vendors in 2016 and their market shares.
|Rank||Vendor||2015 Utility Apps Revenues, $M||2016 Utility Apps Revenues, $M||2016 Utility Apps Revenues YoY Growth, %||2016 Utility Apps Market Share, %||Recent Developments|
|1||Oracle||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||With its extensive Cloud product portfolio, Oracle has captured more than 25,000 Cloud customers covering 65M+ active users across different verticals.|
|2||SAP||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||SAP has signed more than 6,900 customers for its next-generation ERP suite S/4 HANA as of October 2017.|
|3||Microsoft||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Microsoft Dynamics 365 now covers both CRM and ERP functionality for multiple verticals.|
|4||IBM||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||IBM Watson serves as the brain behind its BI strategy, redefining how different verticals incorporate and optimize artificial intelligence into their business processes.|
|5||Itron Inc.||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Acquired Silver Spring in September 2017 for its IoT connectivity platforms and solutions to utilities and cities.|
|6||ABB’s Enterprise Software Group||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Acquired KEYMILE for its communication networks portfolio that strengths digital electrical grids.|
|7||Fiserv||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Payments underpin its eCommerce offerings.|
|8||Adobe Systems||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Adobe’s content management and CX apps have transformed many industries.|
|9||Aclara Software||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Acquired GE’s majority equity position in General Electric Philippines Meter & Instrument Co.|
|10||Dassault Systemes||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Acquired Exa software in September 2017 for designers to evaluate highly dynamic fluid flow throughout the design process.|
Source: Apps Run The World, January, 2018
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 2016-2021, By Vertical Industry, $M
Utility Software Purchases Win/Loss Analysis As Part Of Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database
On the buyer side, customers are investing in Utility 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 Utility 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 Utility 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.
An expanded version of this report covers the top 500+ Utility 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 2015-2016 product revenues.
Their 2016 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.
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.