European Enterprise Applications and Strategies

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Ashok Patel

Research Manager, European Enterprise Applications

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Bo Lykkegaard

Associate VP for Software Research Europe

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Edyta Kosowska

Program Manager, IDC European Enterprise Applications Program

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Ivan Oz

Senior Research Analyst, European Enterprise Applications

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IDC's European Enterprise Applications and Strategies service covers the evolving needs of enterprises and the dynamics of the applications market, as driven by competition to meet those needs. The program covers the key application categories required by the modern enterprise, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM).

Our research answers important questions about how enterprises are modernizing their application suites in Europe. We consider the business cases for investment, decision making, barriers to change, and the impacts of new applications on customers and the workforce.

Our coverage of the enterprise applications market includes continuous tracking of key vendors and targeted research to understand the market response to key European trends and events, such as emerging generative-AI use cases.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Enterprise resource management (ERM) applications
  • Supply chain management applications
  • Submarket summaries for finance applications and human capital management (HCM) applications
  • SaaS adoption and ERP modernization strategies
  • Application investment business cases
  • Customer attitudes to configuration and customization
  • The connected enterprise: continuous workflow and process integration
  • The role of generative AI in enterprise applications in Europe
  • The future role of business networks in enabling efficiency, collaboration, and compliance
  • SCM application innovation and modernization strategies

Core Research

  • European ERM Applications Market Forecast
  • European ERM Applications Vendor Shares
  • European ERM Applications Competitive Analysis
  • European SCM Applications Competitive Analysis
  • European SCM Applications Market Forecast
  • European SCM Applications Vendor Shares

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.

Key Questions Answered

  1. What is driving European enterprise investments in applications?
  2. Which trends should application vendors be aware of?
  3. How can application vendors ensure they play a key role in enterprise workflows?
  4. Which generative-AI use cases should be prioritized for each business function?
  5. How can application vendors capitalise on the need enterprises have to modernize their supply chain operations?
  6. How are competitive dynamics changing within the European enterprise applications market?