IDC Evaluates and Profiles Leading Vendors in Enterprise ASP Market

FRAMINGHAM, MA – AUGUST 11, 2003 – IDC recently released its 2003 enterprise application service provisioning (ASP) leadership grid, which compares the strengths, challenges and positioning of the 11 most influential companies in the enterprise ASP market. The last 12 months have been eventful for the enterprise ASP market and as a result, IDC has toughened its 2003 leadership grid criteria to reflect the increasing demands of serving the sophisticated needs of enterprise ASP customers.

"Enterprise ASP services are gaining ground with mainstream companies, raising the bar for vendors with enterprise ASP service offerings," said Amy Mizoras, program manager for Software Pricing, Licensing, and Delivery at IDC. "Despite the increasing challenges of competing in this market, a few companies have managed to achieve leadership status."

IDC's enterprise ASP leadership grid can be found in the new study, Worldwide Enterprise ASP Competitive Analysis, 2003 (IDC #29813). This study examines the enterprise ASP market and profiles the leading ASP vendors for 2003-2007. IDC selected vendors to evaluate for this study based on their enterprise ASP market visibility and how aggressively they have been pursuing the enterprise ASP market opportunity.

Report highlights include:

Definition of IDC's leadership grid criteria.

Detailed profiles of the 11 most influential enterprise ASPs based on revenue, visibility, and mind-share, as well as strengths, challenges and positioning.

Recommended characteristics that vendors will need to be successful in the future.

IDC's forecast for the U.S. enterprise ASP market.

To purchase this document, call IDC's sales hotline at 508-988-7988 or email

For more information about IDC's AppSourcing or Software as a Service research, please contact Virginia Lehr at 508-935-4188 or email

About IDC

IDC is the premier global market intelligence and advisory firm in the information technology and telecommunications industries. We analyze and predict technology trends so that our clients can make strategic, fact-based decisions on IT purchases and business strategy. Over 700 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide local expertise and insights on technology markets. Business executives and IT managers have relied for 40 years on our advice to make decisions that contribute to the success of their organizations.

IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. Additional information can be found at

# # #

All product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.