Worldwide Software Configuration, Change, and Process Management Market Shares, 2018: Agile Collaboration and DevOps Drives Growth

Worldwide Software Configuration, Change, and Process Management Market Shares, 2018: Agile Collaboration and DevOps Drives Growth

This IDC study provides 2018 vendor share analysis for the worldwide software configuration, change, and process management (SCCPM) market. Revenue growth for leading vendors resulting from Global 2000 and SMB 2018 investment led to a second year of high double–digit revenue growth of 16.3% to reach $3.42 billion (compared with 13.4% growth to reach $2.94 billion in 2017). This resulted from some growth on the part of some major vendors across areas of innovation in this broad market, extremely high double-digit growth from innovators (such as Atlassian, GitHub/Microsoft, CloudBees, Blueprint, Jama, and XebiaLabs), investment by organizations seeking to gain agile automation and management for requirements, and DevOps expenditures in the wake of higher investment during 2018. The need for governance began to drive growth, and it will continue to do so in 2019–2020."Ongoing volatility in the world economy and the position of software as a competitive driver drove the need for effective software management and DevOps efficiency, resulting in growth for the 2018 SCCPM market at a high rate of 16.3% as companies sought to drive innovation and manage complex IT initiatives," says Melinda Ballou, IDC research director, Agile ALM, Quality and Portfolio Strategies. "Dynamic growth on the part of key vendors such as Atlassian and GitHub (acquired by Microsoft in 4Q18) along with other innovators and the stabilization and some growth on the part of other enterprise providers drove SCCPM adoption in this broad market area. This is the second consecutive year of high double-digit growth in this market (up from 13.4% growth in 2017). The impact of OSS complicated purchase patterns for commercial offerings, and we are increasingly seeing integration with key OSS solutions such as Git and commitment to OSS standards. A number of factors will continue to contribute to SCCPM growth, including the strong emergence of agile and DevOps environments to help address mobile, cloud, and embedded development and systems engineering as IoT emerges and the need to manage complex sourcing, along with distributed development, open source, and increased compliance demands (which are nearly impossible to do without SCCPM automation). Indeed, we saw high double-digit revenue growth for many innovative vendors targeting these areas, mitigating some losses for legacy solutions. We expect the push toward multimodal, multiplatform deployments (including mobile, social media applications, and those embedded with big data analytics) to drive ongoing growth in the 2019–2023 period as platforms consolidate via acquisition and organic evolution and as platform-as-a-service (PaaS) application life-cycle management (ALM) solutions emerge over time."

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