Portals, Process and Middleware Software Market Revenue

02. 07. 2007 | 7/2007 | Komentáre čitateľov [0]

EMEA Portals, Process and Middleware Software Market Revenue Increased 16 percent in 2006. The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) portals, process and middleware (PPMW) software revenue totalled $3.8 billion in 2006, a 16 percent increase from $3.3 billion in 2005, according to Gartner, Inc.

EMEA Portals, Process and Middleware Software Market

The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) portals, process and middleware (PPMW) software revenue totalled $3.8 billion in 2006, a 16 percent increase from $3.3 billion in 2005, according to Gartner, Inc. The increased complexity of IT systems and high interest in service oriented architecture (SOA) projects are raising the adoption of PPMW technologies. This combined with companies’ need for more visibility into their process and the need for greater transparency of processes, agility and flexibility are driving the spending on software.

A Gartner survey conducted among 1,700 IT managers in the fourth quarter of 2006 showed that 44 percent of EMEA IT managers intend to increase their software spending in 2007, whilst their U.S. counterparts expect their spending to remain flat or decrease in the same period. In Asia/Pacific, almost half of the respondents will increase their software spending in 2007.

Gartner analysts examined the market trends and dynamics of the European PPMW software market at Gartner’s Application Integration & Web Services Summit 2007 taking place 19-20 June in Rome, Italy.

Within EMEA, Western Europe represents the largest market, with revenue totalling $3.3 billion in 2006. However emerging regions, such as Eastern Europe and the Middle East and Africa, are outpacing Western Europe in terms of growth.

“In 2006, in Western Europe, the largest countries in terms of PPMW software spending have been the UK, Germany, France and Italy, which are also the largest markets in the world following the U.S. and Japan,” said Fabrizio Biscotti, research director at Gartner. One of the key factors that help some countries lead in terms of software spending is that a sizeable portion of their economies depend on organisations that see IT as an essential component of a successful business strategy. This is particularly true in markets such as the Nordic region, Switzerland, Ireland and the UK. The Nordic region, in particular, is at the forefront of SOA initiatives while other countries in EMEA are trailing well behind.

In 2006, in Eastern Europe, growth was encouraged by IT initiatives driven by foreign direct investment (FDI). This was particularly the case in new European Union (EU) countries where governments, large financial institutions and national telecom companies have invested significantly to catch up with the level of IT infrastructure in Western Europe. Good levels of growth were also driven by Russia. “In the next five years, we expect Eastern Europe to be at the forefront of growth in EMEA, but also in the world, followed by Asia/Pacific,” Mr. Biscotti added. In the other emerging countries of the Middle East and African region, South Africa followed by Turkey led the market in terms of growth.

The diversity of the size and the trends of the EMEA sub-regions and countries make it difficult for software vendors to apply a homogeneous ‘go to market’ strategy across the continent. “Because of its size, Western Europe should be their primary focus. However, they should not ignore the growth potential of Eastern Europe and the Middle East and Africa, where there is still the possibility of green field projects and the mid market is virtually untouched,” said Mr. Biscotti.

While the infrastructure software market, of which the PPMW software market is a segment, is dominated by North American vendors, a different trend was offered by the multi-enterprise (B2B) software market. “In 2006, five European vendors made to the top ten worldwide ranking and dominated the EMEA market, where local players such as Axway (Sopra), Seeburger, Generix-Influe and Crossgate accounted for more than two thirds of market share making the B2B software market a European business,” Mr. Biscotti added.


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