This is one of several hospitality studies under the IHL Insight Market View series of research that is part of the Retail Executive Advisory Program (REAP) at IHL. This study looks at the Total Retail Hardware Market. This is one of 14 studies this year on different aspects of the Retail IT Market.
Readers of this research will get a forecast for Hardware and Hardware Maintenance. Breakouts are included for Store Level Hardware, Supply Chain and Data Center Hardware, and then Total Hardware. Within Store Level you also get rankings in North America for POS Hardware for Food/Drug/Mass Merchants, General Merchandise (Dept and Specialty Stores) and Hospitality.
Next we provide rankings for combined Hardware and Hardware Maintenance. Then we discuss market trends, drivers and market barriers.
The IHL Insight Market View Map then positions vendors against each other in a 3-dimensional quadrant view. The upper right quadrant shows someone who is a leader in market strength and also in growth, innovation, and unified commerce coverage. What is unique about the IHL approach is we also add a further dimension of market share scale so you can not only see who is in what quadrant, but how strong they are as well. This is ideal as executives review their market position and consider competitors and acquisition candidates.
Finally, we provide market profiles on the top 15 hardware providers by revenue. Each profile includes total revenues, revenues by hardware, software, SaaS, and services, revenues by region, and revenues by Line of Business Category. In addition, the profiles include merger and acquisition information as well as key clients.
The data, forecasts, and positioning maps are provided Worldwide as well as a deep dive on North America.
What makes this research different and more rigorous is that it is based on a very sophisticated and highly objective research model. It allows vendors, retailers and analysts to see who are the real leaders in retail software, true software market rankings, who is leading in the fast growing software-as-a-service market, and which vendors are leading in sales, innovation, market reach and can implement a complete unified commerce approach to retail.