The Worldwide ERM Services Market to Return to a Healthy Growth Rate in 2003, IDC Forecasts

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 16, 2002 – Despite slower growth in 2001, IDC forecasts the worldwide ERM services market will start to rebound during the latter half of 2002 and return to a healthy growth rate in 2003. Specifically, the worldwide ERM services market is forecast to increase from $27.3 billion in 2001 to $45.6 billion in 2006. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.8%. Current major trends revolve around justifying ROI, optimizing existing investments, and increasing demand for outsourcing services.


"The market has seen a shift from providing predominantly consulting and systems integration services to outsourcing services," confirmed Stephanie Torto, program manager of IDC's Solution Integration Strategies research. "Outsourcing services experienced strong demand as companies looked to cut costs and focus on core competencies in a time of fierce competition. Nonetheless, ERM will continue to be the backbone of enterprise systems, driving the need for robust, fully optimized systems that are connected and integrated across the value chain."

From a regional perspective, the revenue share by region will change only slightly during the forecast period. Although the Americas market will continue to account for the largest share of the worldwide market, making up 44.2% of the market by 2006, the EMEA and Asia/Pacific markets' share will increase slightly to 34.2% and 21.6%, respectively, in 2006.

IDC believes that those services firms poised for success will embrace the diversity of services demanded in the ERM market, further refine their project management skills, demonstrate sound methodologies, and implement vertically focused marketing campaigns.

This bulletin, Worldwide and U.S. ERM Services Forecast and Analysis, 2001-2006 (IDC #27429), assesses the market opportunity for the worldwide and U.S. ERM services markets. Analyzed in this bulletin are market trends, drivers, and inhibitors and their effect on the forecast. In addition, this document outlines the opportunity by region and presents an overview of the top 10 U.S. ERM services firms. Lastly, this bulletin explores how services firms can capitalize on opportunities in the ERM services market.

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