Enterprise Resource Planning Software Will Grow to $29 Billion in 2006

BOSTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Today, AMR Research released a report that stated the enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications market grew to $25.4B in 2005, and will reach $29B in 2006. Over the next five years, the market will grow at an average of 10%. The ERP market continues to benefit from a widespread acceptance of the idea that businesses must have integrated information systems to be competitive. Management and IT organizations are realizing that the most effective way to satisfy this need is to purchase an ERP package that features broad functionality and pre-built integration.”The integrated versus best-of-breed debate still goes on in some organizations, but the suite advocates are clearly winning,” said Jim Shepherd, senior vice president of research at AMR Research. “In addition, we now see many of the remaining ERP vendors compete effectively with companies of all sizes.”Continuing the trend of fewer vendors owning a larger share of the market, SAP and Oracle now represent 65% of new license sales.

Revenue Growth Rate
2005 Revenue Revenue Share Rate, Forecast,
Revenue Share, Share, Forecast, 2004- 2005-
Rank Company Name 2004 2005 2006 2005 2006
1 SAP 40% 42% 43% 12% 17%
2 Oracle 10% 20% 23% 110% 29%
3 Sage Group 5% 6% 5% 16% 10%
4 Microsoft 3% 4% 4% 15% 18%
5 SSA Global 3% 3% 3% 7% 3%

AMR Research’s depth and breadth of quantitative research is augmented with industry expertise by the firm’s research analysts. The Market Analytix Report Series provides technology vendors with targeted marketing and competitive information on key application markets of ERP, SCM, CRM, procurement, PLM, and HCM. For more information or a copy of the formal ERP report, please contact AMR Research at (617) 542-6600. Additional information can also be found on the company’s website .About AMR Research:Research and Advice that Matters: AMR Research is the No. 1 advisory firm focused on supply chain, enterprise applications, and infrastructure. Founded in 1986, AMR Research provides advisory services and peer networking opportunities to supply chain and technology professionals in the manufacturing and retail sectors. To learn more about our research and services, visit http://www.amrresearch.com .

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