Worldwide Software Configuration, Change, and Process Management Forecast, 2015–2019: Agile, DevOps Begin to Drive Growth
This IDC study provides worldwide market forecast for software configuration, change, and process management (SCCPM). Revenue growth from leading vendors resulting from G2000 and SMB 2014 investment led to $2.1 billion of revenue and growth of 6.8% in 2014, up very slightly from growth of 6.5% in 2013. This resulted from some growth on the part of major vendors such as IBM and CA Technologies across areas of innovation in this broad market; extremely high-double-digit growth from innovators (such as Atlassian, Rally Software, iRise, Black Duck, Electric Cloud, and VersionOne); investment by organizations seeking to gain agile automation and management for requirements and DevOps expenditures in the wake of higher investment during 2014; and the need for governance began to drive growth in 2014 and will continue to do so for 2015–2016."Ongoing volatility in the world economy and the position of software as a competitive driver drove the need for effective code management, resulting in growth for the SCCPM market at 6.8% in 2014 as companies sought to drive innovation and manage complex IT initiatives," says Melinda Ballou, IDC program director, Application Life-Cycle Management and Executive Strategies. "The impact of OSS complicated and dampened purchase patterns for commercial offerings to some extent, while at the same time we are increasingly seeing integration with key OSS solutions, such as Git, and commitment to OSS standards such as OpenStack and Cloud Foundry (and a need for management of OSS components), which support market growth. We expect that a number of factors will continue to contribute to SCCPM growth, including the strong emergence of agile and DevOps environments to help address mobile and cloud development, complex sourcing, and the need to manage distributed development, open source, increased compliance demands, and the evolution of SaaS deployment models, which enable faster adoption and decapitalized spending models. Indeed, we saw high-double-digit revenue growth in 2014 for many innovative vendors targeting these areas. We expect the push toward multimodal, multiplatform deployments (including mobile, social media applications, and embedded with big data/analytics) to drive stronger growth in the forecast period as platforms consolidate via acquisition and organic evolution and as platform-as-a-service ALM solutions emerge over time."
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