Japan EA Software Vendor Competitive Analysis 2015, 1H15 Review and 2016 Strategy

Japan EA Software Vendor Competitive Analysis 2015, 1H15 Review and 2016 Strategy

This IDC study analyzes the competitiveness of the major vendors in the Japan enterprise applications (EA) market. In 2014, the manufacturing industry, which accounted for nearly half the EA market, performed strongly, resulting in steady growth for the market. Within the market, global expansions by Japan companies and the Industry 4.0 concept and other new initiatives focused on Big Data, the cloud, IoT, and so forth are receiving considerable attention. The more advanced companies have placed innovating and transitioning to business models that are globally competitive as the main focuses of their system strategies and have begun utilizing internal and external data in management. Competition among vendors has become more intense; technical support that goes beyond traditional proposals for individual systems and that comes from a management perspective that supports corporate growth strategy must be undertaken if companies are to enhance their influence in the upcoming marketplace."From a management perspective, companies should start working on an overall optimization of their systems and on making use of cloud platforms that are prepared for seamless utilization of data. Vendors should actively support these initiatives and attempt to secure their future positions and to expand their shares," argues Yoko Motai, IDC Japan software and security market analyst.This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J15370102 and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:IDC OpinionMethodologyDefinitionPast Data RevisionExecutive SummaryEssential GuidanceSynopsis

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