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The Top 10 Software Vendors: Positioning, performance and SWOT analyses


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Publisher Business Insights
Date of Report Jul 18, 2011
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The Top 10 Software Vendors: Positioning, performance and SWOT analyses

The global software market was worth $203.4 billion in 2006 with the top 10 software vendors representing 50.9% of the total. Enterprise consolidation has accelerated over the years, with significant M&A activity leaving only a handful of major players in the market. Web information services continue to grow strongly and market competition continues to intensify. A strong focus on R&D is a key strategy for the top 10 players in this market who spent $28.6 billion during 2006 and 2007 in developing innovative products.

The Top 10 Software Vendors: Positioning, performance and SWOT analyses is a new report published by Business Insights that examines market dynamics in the software market focusing on the top 10 vendors. This new report provides SWOT analyses of top 10 companies and assesses their market positioning, financial performance and growth strategies.

Assess the world’s leading software vendors, anticipate future trends and enhance your competitive strategies with this new report.

Key questions answered by this report...
• How do the leading software companies compare in terms of financial performance and coverage?
• What is the market share of each of the global leaders by company and category?
• How are the key strategies of leading software companies driving revenue and market share?
• What are the key trends in the global software market?

Key findings from this report...
• The global software market value will reach $272 billion in 2011, representing a five-year CAGR of 7.5%.
• Microsoft remains the software market leader with a 21.8% market share, followed by IBM with 8.9% share.
• Major acquisitions in 2007 included SAP acquiring Business Objects for $6.8 billion, IBM acquiring Cognos for $5 billion and the $3 billion acquisition of Hyperion by Oracle.
• New and stricter government regulations are creating opportunities for vendors with specific strengths in security and data protection technologies such as EMC and Symantec.

This new report will enable you to...
• Create more effective competitive strategies based on the financial and SWOT analyses of the top 10 software vendors detailed in this report.
• Benchmark your performance against leading software vendors with this report’s ranking of the top 10 software vendors and their financial performance, market share by company and category.
• Identify and target future growth areas from this report’s analysis of the acquisitions and divestments made by leading software vendors, and their strategies for growth.
• Understand the key issues in the software market and the impact that they are expected to have on the market using this report including virtualization, open-source, SMBs and the mainframe market slowdown.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The Top Ten Software Vendors
Executive summary 14
Market development 14
Microsoft 15
IBM 15
Oracle 16
SAP 16
SunGard Data Systems 17
Symantec 17
CA 18
EMC 18
Amdocs 19
Intuit 19
Chapter 1 Introduction 22
What is this report about? 22
Methodology 22
Chapter 2 Market development 26
Summary 26
Overview 27
Market size and growth 27
Key trends in software market 29
Shift towards virtualization 29
Growing internet and data security market 30
Consolidation 30
Shifting business models 31
Chapter 3 Microsoft 34
Summary 34
Company information 34
History 35
Recent financial performance 39
Acquisitions and divestments 42
Market positioning 43
Growth strategies 45
Focus on new product development 45
Penetration into emerging markets 45
SWOT analysis 46
Strengths 46
Strong revenue growth 46
Broad offering 47
Strong R&D capabilities 47
Weaknesses 47
Decrease in brand value 47
Overdependence on the US 48
Opportunities 48
Emerging business units 48
Expansion into new markets 48
Software plus services 49
Threats 49
Software piracy 49
Open source software 49
Intense competition 50
Chapter 4 IBM 52
Summary 52
Company information 52
History 53
Recent financial performance 58
Acquisitions and divestments 60
Market positioning 62
Growth strategies 62
SWOT analysis 63
Strengths 63
Leading position in middleware segment 63
Strong presence in emerging markets 64
Weaknesses 64
Decline in revenues from Japan 64
Opportunities 64
Next-generation storage technology portfolio 64
Restructuring of systems and technology group 65
Threats 65
Stagnating other middleware business 65
Chapter 5 Oracle 68
Summary 68
Company information 68
History 69
Recent financial performance 70
Acquisitions and divestments 72
Market positioning 74
Growth strategies 75
Acquisition strategy 75
Focus on SMB segment 76
SWOT analysis 76
Strengths 77
Leader in relational database engine market 77
Weaknesses 77
Heavy dependence on the US 77
Opportunities 77
Growing CRM software market 77
Threats 78
Risk in government contracts 78
Chapter 6 SAP 80
Summary 80
Company information 80
History 81
Recent financial performance 83
Acquisitions and divestments 85
Market positioning 86
Growth strategies 87
Expansion of traditional core businesses 87
Development of new mid market business 87
SWOT analysis 88
Strengths 88
Leading market position 88
Strong global partner ecosystem 89
Strong R&D 89
Weaknesses 90
Low presence in public sector 90
Opportunities 90
Fast growing small and mid market segment 90
Upgrading and enhancing customer base 90
Threats 91
Intense competition 91
Economic slowdown in the US 92
Chapter 7 SunGard Data Systems 94
Summary 94
Company information 94
History 95
Recent financial performance 96
Acquisitions and divestments 98
Market positioning 99
Growth strategies 100
M&A activity 100
New product development 101
SWOT analysis 101
Strengths 102
Strong performance of the HEPS division 102
Weaknesses 102
Increasing costs and expenses 102
Opportunities 102
Acquisition of Financial Technology Integrators 102
Growing IT spending in Western Europe 102
Threats 103
Consolidation in the US banking industry 103
Chapter 8 Symantec 106
Summary 106
Company information 106
History 107
Recent financial performance 108
Acquisitions and divestments 110
Market positioning 111
Growth strategies 112
M&A activity 112
Product development strategy 112
SWOT analysis 113
Strengths 113
Market leadership in security software 113
Strong emphasis on R&D 114
Weaknesses 114
Declining profitability 114
Opportunities 114
Restructuring initiatives 114
Threats 114
Storage competition 114
Chapter 9 CA 116
Summary 116
Company information 116
History 117
Recent financial performance 118
Acquisitions and divestments 120
Market positioning 120
Growth strategies 121
Internal product development 121
Strengthening partner relationships 121
International expansion 121
Strategic acquisitions 122
SWOT analysis 122
Strengths 123
Strong position in internet security suite market 123
Sales force reorganization 123
Weaknesses 123
Weak liquidity position 123
Opportunities 124
Restructuring of Asian operations 124
Investments in research activities 124
Threats 125
Intense competition 125
Chapter 10 EMC 128
Summary 128
Company information 128
History 129
Recent financial performance 131
Acquisitions and divestments 133
Market positioning 134
Growth strategies 134
Pursuing acquisitions 134
Expanding operations in emerging markets 134
SWOT analysis 135
Strengths 135
Strong performance of VMware 135
Weakness 136
Overdependence on direct channel partners 136
Opportunities 136
Growing software storage market 136
Threats 136
Dell’s acquisition of EqualLogic 136
Chapter 11 Amdocs 140
Summary 140
Company information 140
History 141
Recent financial performance 142
Acquisitions and divestments 144
Market positioning 144
Growth strategies 145
Focus on the communications and broadband Industries 145
SWOT analysis 145
Strengths 146
Market leader in the OSS market 146
Weaknesses 146
Customer concentration 146
Opportunities 146
Launch of Qpass Retail Suite 146
Threats 146
Geopolitical risk 146
Chapter 12 Intuit 148
Summary 148
Company information 148
History 148
Recent financial performance 150
Acquisitions and divestments 152
Market positioning 152
Growth strategies 153
Customer-centric products 153
Innovative new offerings 154
SWOT analysis 154
Strengths 155
Strong position in financial sector 155
Strong R&D activities 155
Weaknesses 155
Geographic concentration 155
Opportunities 155
Launch of Quicken Health 155
Focus on mid-market companies 156
Threats 156
Seasonal demand 156
Chapter 13 Other major software vendors 158
BMC Software 158
Company information 158
Adobe 158
Company information 158
Konami 159
Company information 159
BEA 159
Company information 159
HP 160
Company information 160
Misys 161
Company information 161
Novell 162
Company information 162
Software 162
Company information 162
Salesforce.com 163
Company information 163
Progress Software 164
Company information 164
Index 165
List of Figures
Figure 2.1: Global software market size, 2002–2006 27
Figure 2.2: Turnover of Top 10 players ($m) in 2006 28
Figure 3.3: Microsoft financial performance ($m), 2004–2007 40
Figure 3.4: Microsoft SWOT analysis 46
Figure 4.5: IBM software financial performance ($m), 2003–2006 59
Figure 4.6: IBM SWOT analysis 63
Figure 5.7: Oracle financial performance ($m), 2004–2007 71
Figure 5.8: Oracle SWOT analysis 76
Figure 6.9: SAP software financial performance ($m), 2003–2006 84
Figure 6.10: SAP SWOT analysis 88
Figure 7.11: SunGard financial performance ($m), 2003–2006 97
Figure 7.12: SunGard SWOT analysis 101
Figure 8.13: Symantec financial performance ($m), 2004–2007 109
Figure 8.14: Symantec SWOT analysis 113
Figure 9.15: CA financial performance ($m), 2004–2007 119
Figure 9.16: CA SWOT analysis 122
Figure 10.17: EMC software financial performance ($m), 2004–2007 132
Figure 10.18: EMC SWOT analysis 135
Figure 11.19: Amdocs financial performance ($m), 2004-2007 143
Figure 11.20: Amdocs SWOT analysis 145
Figure 12.21: Intuit financial performance ($m), 2004–2007 151
Figure 12.22: Intuit SWOT analysis 154




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