Global Supply Chain Management Software Market 2011-2015



High Cost of Implementation Is Inhibiting Major Enterprises from Adopting SCM Software ?

According to a recent press release from Research and Markets, analysts forecast the Global Supply Chain Management (SCM) Software market to grow at a CAGR of 8.95 over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need to boost productivity. The Global SCM Software market has also been witnessing consolidation in the WMS and TMS software markets. However, the high cost of implementation could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.


Key vendors dominating this market space include Ariba Inc., JDA Software Group Inc., Oracle Corp. and SAP AG.

Other vendors mentioned in the report: Manhattan Associates Inc., RedPrairie Corp., IBS, Lawson Software Inc., Descartes Systems Group Inc., Kewill Systems, Retalix Ltd., Servigistics Inc., Epicor, Infor Global Solutions, TECSYS, Totvs, GTNexus Software Pvt. Ltd., IBM Sterling Commerce Inc., Aldata Software Management Inc., e2open Inc., IFS, Logility Inc., Consafe Logistics Ltd., Generix Group, Softeon Inc., @logistics Reply, HighJump Software Inc., Accellos inc., Deposco Inc., eBizNET Solutions Pvt. Ltd., LogFire, and Snapfulfil.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio's Enterprise Computing team said; ''The Global Supply Chain Management (SCM) software market is witnessing an increase in the demand for software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based SCM solutions. The low cost of the installation of SaaS-based applications means that enterprise software vendors are able to reach a larger audience, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SaaS-based solutions offer greater advantages to vendors in developing countries such as China and India where demand is high but investment is low. Since SaaS-based technology reduces data loss due to software piracy, its adoption is expected to gain momentum in the near future in the APAC region. The demand for SaaS-based solutions is expected to grow further in the future.''

According to the report, one of the major drivers is the need to improve productivity. Currently, enterprises are seeking software that can help them effectively manage the supply chain and thereby save operational costs and boost productivity. The implementation of SCM software helps enterprises to reduce labor and inventory handling costs. 

Written by FStoop