Global SaaS-based SCM Market 2009-2013

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					Global SaaS-based SCM Market

         2009-2013
                                                                           Global SaaS-based SCM 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 SCM ...........................................................................9
5. Market Drivers in SaaS-based SCM ........................................................................11
6. Market Challenges in SaaS-based SCM ...................................................................13
7. Vendors...............................................................................................................15
8. Related Reports in this Series.................................................................................21



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




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1. Introduction

SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an on-demand
deployment of SCM software as Web-based service. It includes communicating, planning,
sourcing, transportation, and managing of trade across the supply chain.



The recent tough economic conditions have resulted in the reduced budgets and cost cutting
measures taken by companies. Through the application of SaaS-based SCM, the companies
are focusing on improving efficiency of their manufacturing processes. It provides control
over the inventory to optimize the business operations through a flexible, low-cost business
model. Further, the businesses can streamline information and operation flow through this
model. The SaaS-based SCM service provider gives customers network-based access to
SCM application that is created specifically for SaaS distribution. Thus, it eliminates the
need for time consuming patches and updates in the software.

The increasing use of Web-based computing and popularity of such applications have fueled
the growth of SaaS-based SCM. The service is easy to use, helps in understanding the
business processes, and saves time, money & manpower. Furthermore, the companies are
exploring new mediums to enhance the efficiency of the supply chain process through the
increase in the sharing of information among the trading partners by the adoption of SaaS-
based SCM.

The credit crunch and small & medium businesses are opting for SaaS-based SCM 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,
such as collaborative services through the SaaS-based SCM. However, the issues such as
convincing customers about the benefits of SaaS model, handling integration & interface
issues, security issues, etc are required to be addressed by the SaaS-based SCM vendors.

This report highlights scope of the SaaS-based SCM 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 SCM is forecast to reach
$1,711.2 million in 2013 from $885.2 million in 2009; thus, growing at a CAGR of 17.9
percent over the period (Exhibit 2.1).


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



               1,800                                                    1,711.2

               1,600
            
				
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Description: SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an on-demand deployment of SCM software as Web-based service. It includes communicating, planning, sourcing, transportation, and managing of trade across the supply chain. The recent tough economic conditions have resulted in the reduced budgets and cost cutting measures taken by companies. Through the application of SaaS-based SCM, the companies are focusing on improving efficiency of their manufacturing processes. It provides control over the inventory to optimize the business operations through a flexible, low-cost business model. Further, the businesses can streamline information and operation flow through this model. The SaaS-based SCM service provider gives customers network-based access to SCM application that is created specifically for SaaS distribution. Thus, it eliminates the need for time consuming patches and updates in the software. The increasing use of Web-based computing and popularity of such applications have fueled the growth of SaaS-based SCM. The service is easy to use, helps in understanding the business processes, and saves time, money & manpower. Furthermore, the companies are exploring new mediums to enhance the efficiency of the supply chain process through the increase in the sharing of information among the trading partners by the adoption of SaaS-based SCM. The tough economic conditions have resulted in the growth of the SaaS-based model. It provides the companies with cost-effective option of accessing a software as service instead of implementing the entire package software. Thus, the companies are adopting new technologies such as SaaS-based SCM that can substantially reduce costs. Further, the vendors are exploring new areas such as small and medium size businesses, which do not have the expertise or capital budget to purchase, install, and manage the applications. Moreover, the customers are offered with flexible payment options depending on their usage
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