Top 20 software suppliers, 2016: "The story for the 2015 market for supply chain management (SCM) software, maintenance and services is a tale of two currencies, according to Chad Eschinger, vice president at the research firm Gartner.
Measured in current currency—that is a comparison of results based on currency values for 2014 and 2015—the market grew by about 2.8% to $10.145 billion. That total includes applications for supply chain execution (SCE) (+3.4%), supply chain planning (SCP) (+3%) and, for the third year in a row, procurement software (+1.9%), which is increasingly integrated with supply chain management. Growth is growth in a tough economy, but 2.8% is not much more than last year’s yield on a 10-year treasury note.
If you look at the market in constant currency, you get a different story, according to Eschinger. Now, that $10.145 billion translates into an 11% gain, or the equivalent of a pretty good growth stock. Individually, SCE grew by 11%, SCP grew by 11.3% and procurement grew by 10.8%. “As you can see, there was ample demand for supply chain software last year,” he adds. “But currency values created a 7% headwind, even for market leaders like SAP and Oracle.”
Looking forward, Gartner is predicting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in constant currency for supply chain management software— including procurement—of 9.5% for the next five years, reaching $16.283 billion in 2020."