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Global Saas-based ERP Market 2009 – 2013

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SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an on-demand deployment of ERP software, where the user can access the software through license or lease as a Web-based service. It provides an alternative to implementation or maintaining ERP software. SaaS- based ERP includes finance, order management, inventory control, purchasing and manufacturing functionality. The increasing popularity of the SaaS- based applications account for the growth of ERP, as the enterprise resources are maintained by a service provider. Further, SaaS- based ERP provides a flexible, low-cost business model to enable its customers focus more on their core business. Moreover, the businesses can easily meet the fluctuating demands through this model. Additionally, the SaaS- based ERP service provider gives customers network-based access to ERP applications, which is created specifically for SaaS distribution. Thus, it eliminates the need for time consuming patches and updates in the ERP software. Presently, the credit crunch and small & medium businesses are opting for SaaS- based ERP as a cost effective alternative by making installment based payments. Moreover, most of the IT companies are channelizing their product portfolio and introducing new service offerings. However, issues such as convincing customers about the benefits of SaaS model, handling integration & interface and security issues, etc. are required to be addressed by the SaaS-based ERP vendors. Till recently, the SaaS- based ERP marketplace has witnessed small or medium-sized businesses as customers for on-demand or SaaS ERP. On the other hand, the enterprise-level organizations have been reluctant to adopt the SaaS-based ERP. These enterprises are of the opinion that hosted or on-demand applications may not suit the complex sales processes or provide vertical functionality. However, the trend is changing with more number of enterprises finding more opportunities through SaaS deployments, irrespecti

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									Global SaaS-based ERP Market

         2009-2013
                                                                            Global SaaS-based ERP Market




                                            Table of Contents
1. Introduction...........................................................................................................3
2. Market Size and Forecast.........................................................................................4
3. Geographic Segmentation........................................................................................5
   3.1.Market Size in Americas....................................................................................6
   3.2.Market Size in EMEA.........................................................................................7
   3.3.Market Size in APAC..........................................................................................8
4. Market Trends in SaaS-based ERP ............................................................................9
5. Market Drivers in SaaS-based ERP .........................................................................11
6. Market Challenges in SaaS-based ERP ....................................................................13
7. Vendors...............................................................................................................15
8. Related Reports in this Series.................................................................................21



                                              List of Exhibits
Exhibit 2.1: SaaS-based ERP Market Size & Forecast 2009-2013 (In $million)....................4
Exhibit 3.1: SaaS-based ERP Market Size & Forecast 2009 (In $million)............................5
Exhibit 3.2: SaaS-based ERP Market Size in Americas 2009-2013 (in $million)..................6
Exhibit 3.3: SaaS-based ERP Market Size in EMEA 2009-2013 (in $million).......................7
Exhibit 3.4: SaaS-based ERP Market Size in APAC 2009-2013 (in $million)........................8

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1. Introduction

SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an on-demand
deployment of ERP software, where the user can access the software through license or
lease as a Web-based service. It provides an alternative to implementation or maintaining
ERP software.




SaaS-based ERP includes finance, order management, inventory control, purchasing and
manufacturing functionality. The increasing popularity of the SaaS-based applications
account for the growth of ERP, as the enterprise resources are maintained by a service
provider. Further, SaaS-based ERP provides a flexible, low-cost business model to enable its
customers focus more on their core business. Moreover, the businesses can easily meet the
fluctuating demands through this model. Additionally, the SaaS-based ERP service provider
gives customers network-based access to ERP applications, which is created specifically for
SaaS distribution. Thus, it eliminates the need for time consuming patches and updates in
the ERP software.

The global economic slowdown has had an impact on IT spending by companies, and they
are adopting cost saving measures such as adopting the SaaS model of ERP for the growth
of their business. Further, the companies are exploring new mediums to enhance the
customer experience through the adoption of SaaS-based ERP.

Presently, the credit crunch and small & medium businesses are opting for SaaS-based ERP
as a cost effective alternative by making installment based payments. Moreover, most of
the IT companies are channelizing their product portfolio and introducing new service
offerings. However, issues such as convincing customers about the benefits of SaaS model,
handling integration & interface and security issues, etc. are required to be addressed by
the SaaS-based ERP vendors.

This report highlights scope of the SaaS-based ERP market, along with trends, drivers,
growth inhibitors and a few major vendors in the market.




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2. Market Size and Forecast
According to TechNavio, the market for Global SaaS-based ERP is forecast to reach
$1,808.1 million in 2013 from $1,148.4 million in 2009; thus, growing at a CAGR of 12.0
percent over the period (Exhibit 2.1).


Exhibit 2.1: SaaS-based ERP Market Size & Forecast 2009-2013 (In $million)



               2,000
                                                                         1,808.1
               1,800
                                                             1,596.3
               1,600
                                                 1,424.3
               1,400
                                     1,277.3
               1,200     1,148.4

  
								
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