Project Management Software Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2014

Project management software has a buyer power score of 4.0 out of 5. This score reflects favorable market conditions for buyers due to stable prices and low market risks. Still, buyer negotiating power is restrained by moderate market share concentration and high switching costs.

Recent pricing trends have been beneficial to buyers in the three years to 2014, according to IBISWorld analyst Andrew Yang. Although prices have increased slightly, the increase has been mitigated by several factors. Many other software applications can act as substitutes for project management software. Suppliers cannot raise prices too high or they risk losing buyers to these substitute applications. Furthermore, project management software is still in the growth stage of the product life cycle. Suppliers are inclined to keep prices low to encourage buyers to try out their product. Due to increased demand, prices are forecast to continue rising slowly in the three years to 2017, but will remain relatively stable. Stable prices are beneficial for buyers because they allow buyers to better plan their budgets and manage their costs. Buyers can take their time in evaluating vendors because they do not have to worry about prices rising significantly.

Buyers also benefit from very low market risks. Project management software vendors are not dependent on any inputs that may result in supply disruptions or price shocks. Because the average vendor is financially stable, there is low risk of bankruptcy, says Yang. Low market risks benefit buyers by ensuring that vendors can provide steady access to project management software. Current major vendors include Oracle, Microsoft, Planview and CA Technologies.

Buyer negotiating power is lowered by moderate market share concentration and high switching costs. Project management software is relatively new and buyers tend to purchase this software from software corporations with established brand names. High market share concentration is negative for buyers because vendors will have increased leverage in setting prices. Buyers of project management software also face high switching costs, meaning that buyers cannot easily switch to other vendors and may end up locked in with a supplier. For more information, visit IBISWorlds Project Management Software procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of project management software (also known as portfolio project management software). Project management software is designed to help track and manage projects from conception to execution. Project management software comes with many tools and features used to manage budgets, assign tasks, allocate resources, and allow collaboration and documentation. This report focuses on Software as a Service (SaaS) project management software, where the software is accessed through the internet and cloud-computing infrastructure.

Executive Summary

Pricing Environment

Price Fundamentals

Benchmark Price

Pricing Model

Price Drivers

Recent Price Trend

Price Forecast

Product Characteristics

Product Life Cycle

Total Cost of Ownership

Product Specialization

Substitute Goods

Regulation

Quality Control

Supply Chain & Vendors

Supply Chain Dynamics

Supply Chain Risk

Imports

Competitive Environment

Market Share Concentration

Market Profitability

Switching Costs

Purchasing Process

Buying Basics

Buying Lead Time

Selection Process

Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Factors

Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.

IBISWorld is one of the world’s leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorlds procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.







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Enterprise Content Management Systems Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

Enterprise content management (ECM) systems have a buyer power score of 3.5 out of 5.0. This score reflects positive but somewhat limited negotiation power for buyers. Favorable pricing trends and low market risks help increase this score, while a negative market structure limits it, says IBISWorld procurement analyst Andrew Yang.

Pricing trends have been fairly favorable for buyers because prices have remained fairly stable in the three years to 2013. Demand has increased in response to the economic recovery. Businesses are being created and investments in software have increased, says Yang. In addition, internet traffic volume has surged, indicating an increased volume of data that will require enterprise content management systems to manage and organize, but the developments in cloud computing and open source software have moderated price increases. This has lowered barriers to entry, increasing competition in the market and placing pressure on suppliers to keep prices low. These trends are expected to continue, helping keep prices stable in the three years to 2016.

Buyers also benefit from relatively low market risks. Most ECM system providers are well-established software publishers with very low financial risks. In addition, providers are not dependent on any critical inputs for the development and delivery of their products. These low market risks indicate that buyers can expect that delivery of ECM systems will not be disrupted by providers undergoing financial difficulty or providers unable to obtain critical inputs. This factor is especially for important for buyers because they will be dependent on their provider to perform service and maintenance after purchase.

A negative market structure significantly lowers the buyer power score. ECM systems are very complex software systems that require significant technical expertise, manpower and financial resources to develop and deliver. As a result, it is a very specialized product with a relatively small number of suppliers that can deliver the product. There are very few substitutes with the same functionality and features of a dedicated ECM system. Switching costs are very high, increasing the risk that the buyer may get locked in with a supplier. Major suppliers include International Business Machines Corporation, OpenText Corporation, EMC and Microsoft Corporation.

For more information, visit IBISWorlds Enterprise Content Management Systems procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to help buyers of enterprise content management (ECM) systems. ECM systems help businesses store, manage and access their unstructured content, which includes emails, documents, media and records. ECM systems help businesses lower costs and increase efficiency by consolidating and organizing their information and data. This report excludes web content management systems and database software.

Executive Summary

Pricing Environment

Price Fundamentals

Benchmark Price

Pricing Model

Price Drivers

Recent Price Trend

Price Forecast

Product Characteristics

Product Life Cycle

Total Cost of Ownership

Product Specialization

Substitute Goods

Regulation

Quality Control

Supply Chain & Vendors

Supply Chain Dynamics

Supply Chain Risk

Imports

Competitive Environment

Market Share Concentration

Market Profitability

Switching Costs

Purchasing Process

Buying Basics

Buying Lead Time

Selection Process

Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Factors

Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.

IBISWorld is one of the world’s leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorlds procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.







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Project Management Software Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014

Project management software has a buyer power score of 3.9 out of 5. The higher the score the better the negotiating conditions for buyers. The score for this market reflects stable prices and low market risks. However, the score is restrained by moderate market share concentration and high switching costs. According to IBISWorld procurement analyst Andrew Yang, recent pricing trends have been favorable for buyers in the three years to 2013. Price increases are mitigated by several factors. There are many other software applications that act as substitutes for project management software. Suppliers cannot raise prices too high or else buyers will use these applications instead. Also project management software is still in the growth stage of the life cycle. Suppliers are inclined to keep prices low to encourage buyers to try out their product. Due to increased demand, prices will increase slightly in the three years to 2016 but still remain relatively stable. Stable prices are beneficial for buyers because they allow buyers to better plan their budgets and manage their costs. They can take their time in evaluating vendors as they do not have to worry about rising prices.

Buyers also benefit from very low market risks. Project management software vendors are not dependent on any inputs that may result in supply disruptions or price shocks. Average vendor financial benchmarks are fairly high, meaning that there is low risk of bankruptcy. Low market risks are beneficial for buyers as they ensure that project management vendors can provide a steady access to project management software, says Yang.

Buyer negotiating power is lowered by moderate market share concentration and high switching costs. Project management software is relatively new and buyers tend to purchase project management software from software corporations with established brand names. High market share concentration is negative for buyers as vendors will have increased leverage in setting prices. As a result, these software corporations have the highest profit margins in the market. Buyers of project management software also face high switching costs, meaning that buyers cannot easily change to other vendors and may end up locked in with a supplier. The top four vendors in the market are Oracle, Microsoft Corporation, CA Technologies and Planview Inc.

For more information, visit IBISWorlds Project Management Software procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to help buyers of project management software or portfolio project management software. Project management software is designed to help track and manage projects from conception to execution. Project management software comes with many tools and features used to manage budgets, assign tasks, allocate resources, and allow collaboration and documentation. This report focuses on Software as a Service (SaaS) project management software where the software is accessed through the internet and cloud computing infrastructure.

Executive Summary

Pricing Environment

Price Fundamentals

Benchmark Price

Pricing Model

Price Drivers

Recent Price Trend

Price Forecast

Product Characteristics

Product Life Cycle

Total Cost of Ownership

Product Specialization

Substitute Goods

Regulation

Quality Control

Supply Chain & Vendors

Supply Chain Dynamics

Supply Chain Risk

Imports

Competitive Environment

Market Share Concentration

Vendor Financial Benchmarks

Switching Costs

Purchasing Process

Buying Basics

Buying Lead Time

Selection Process

Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Factors

Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.

IBISWorld is one of the world’s leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorlds procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.







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ComputeNext Launches First e-Commerce Platform for Multi-Cloud *aaS Procurement


Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) January 09, 2013

ComputeNext, the multi-cloud marketplace, today announced the launch of the first e-commerce platform for the discovery and on-line procurement of IaaS, SaaS, and now PaaS solutions. The new marketplace platform offers customers on-demand software (SaaS) across a large selection of cloud infrastructure (IaaS) providers as well as launches Stackato(a PaaS, based on the open source Cloud Foundry framework,) to build, deploy, and manage their own applications.

With this latest addition of PaaS products to the ComputeNext marketplace a single account enables cloud service brokerage across three of the most widely used segments of on-demand services. Additional aggregation of cloud services means that these PaaS and SaaS services are offered across ComputeNexts growing IaaS footprint, which currently features over 10 unique providers of cloud infrastructure.

ComputeNext CTO Munirathnam Srikanth remarked that this crucial update brings that familiar shopping experience of e-commerce to our marketplace while providing a reliable and independent information source to help shape good decisions.

The latest features added to their cloud service brokerage platform provide CIOs, consumers, and purchasing managers with qualitative descriptions from individual cloud providers of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services. Cloud provider profile pages gives pure-play cloud service providers, hosting companies and data centers in the process of defining their cloud branding a place to promote themselves and to differentiate their services from competitors.

According to ComputeNext CEO Sundar Kannan, Differentiation for cloud service providers is paramount to their success many claim cloud will commoditize their business but I remember these same claims being made years ago in the hosting business thats why our marketplace not only offers providers the ability to promote themselves, but for our users to come in and validate that.

The cloud service brokerage has also begun to incorporate quantitative data courtesy of Cedexis, a global leader in multi-cloud strategies for optimized web performance. This data from Cedexis, which runs over 1 billion measurements daily, gives ComputeNext users visibility into cloud providers historical performance as well as near real-time performance data including information on HTTP connect time, latency, and availability over 30 days. Other business intelligence and performance metrics can be found through ComputeNext such as average provisioning times for individual providers.

The latest product release also increases the number of geographic regions available within the IaaS division of the CSB marketplace. Users are now able to discover and provision cloud infrastructure from CloudCentral, an Australian based IaaS provider which has been ranked as one of the Top 5 Australian Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Providers according to Longhaus research firm. These resources now available from CloudCentral offer a 99.95% uptime SLA as well as fast SSD enhanced ZFS storage. Additional IaaS locations in the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands were not available at the time of this release but are pending shortly.

Additionally, the ComputeNext team has expanded their availability and support to developers and operations experts in the DevOps community enabling any and all services to be accessible via a single RESTful API or jclouds connectivity. CTO Munirathnam Srikanth had this to say, Our goal is to enable ease of access and usability to massive inventory of cloud services, enabling choice and flexibility for cloud consumers.

About ComputeNext

ComputeNext, a Bellevue, WA based technology company, offers CIOs, developers, ISV and SMEs choice in cloud service providers and eliminate lock-in. With the belief that a handful of large IaaS providers cannot satisfy the worlds computing demands, ComputeNext has built a marketplace for any cloud providers around the world to list and offer their cloud computing services to the public. As a cloud marketplace, ComputeNext delivers a transparent and transactional user experience with patented search and discovery technology to promote efficient computing.

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Linea Group Awarded G-Cloud Services Framework Agreement by Government Procurement Service


(PRWEB UK) 14 December 2012

Linea Group today announced that it has been approved to provide specialist Cloud services under the G-Cloud framework initiative. The approval means that public sector organisations will now be able to procure services from Linea Group within the Professional Services category.

In plain language, this means Linea Group is already trusted by 1,600 public sector organisations, including 250 local councils covering 30,000 sites.

G-Cloud is a flagship Government scheme, introduced to develop a secure, high-performance cloud infrastructure for the Public Sector. The objective is to ease the moving of computing services to the Cloud. Key features include assured security, standard management practices, approved suppliers and easy access to technology; all aimed at making I.T. cheaper to run.

Under G-Cloud, Linea Group will offer a full range of Project and Programme Management services in support of migration to the Cloud.

Linea Group Chief Executive, Ian Chambers said, G-Cloud is a tremendous opportunity for the Public Sector to reduce overall costs, improve responsiveness and access the innovative solutions required to move computing services to the cloud. As an approved framework supplier, Linea Group will now be able to offer clients quicker and easier access to the services which we have been providing for the Public Sector over the last decade.

Linea Group Director of Marketing, Ian Ormrod commented, this announcement is the latest in a series of key milestones for our consulting practice, as we continue to work closely with Public Sector clients to deliver innovative, cost effective solutions aimed at improving operational efficiency.

Linea Group is an award winning, independently owned business consultancy which delivers tailored operational improvement, project and programme management solutions and supply chain optimisation for public and private sector clients. Support is delivered through an integrated consultancy, training, recruitment and managed service practices to an array of clients operating within the public and private sectors.







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