Monday, April 26, 2010

Worldwide Business Intelligence, Analytics and Performance Management Software Market Grew 4 Percent in 2009

Worldwide business intelligence (BI) platform, analytic applications and performance management (PM) software revenue surpassed $9.3 billion in 2009, a 4.2 percent increase from 2008 revenue of $8.9 billion, according to Gartner, Inc.

The top five vendors continued to make up most of the market with 71 percent market share. SAP was the No. 1 vendor in combined worldwide BI, analytics and PM software revenue in 2009, accounting for 22 percent of the market, followed by Oracle, SAS Institute, IBM and Microsoft. Looking at the subsegments of BI, there were different market share leaders. In BI platforms, SAP continued to maintain the lead. In the area of corporate performance management (CPM), Oracle maintained its leadership with the former Hyperion portfolio, while SAS remained the leader in analytic applications and PM. In all three areas, IBM has emerged as a strong challenger with its services-led offering, showing above market growth and strengthening its positions during 2009. Microsoft also continues to gain users by embedding BI functionality in their wider Microsoft environments.

All three subsegments of BI showed growth. BI platforms showed slightly stronger growth than CPM suites and analytic applications and PM, excluding CPM.

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