IDC's SaaS, Business Platforms and Ecosystems research examines the market opportunity, buying decision, and business success characteristics for the deployment of SaaS applications and platform business models and provides IDC's worldwide forecast and market share documents for all SaaS, PaaS, and system infrastructure software revenue. This service covers hybrid cloud and multicloud strategies by industry, investigates the cloud through an application software and services lens, analyzes market disruption, examines platform businesses models and cloud marketplaces, and identifies operational strategies for building, selling, and purchasing SaaS, including optimal go-to-market and management strategies. The research explores a new generation of SaaS that is cloud native, data centric, and infused with AI and ML.
IDC also offers three separate companion services meant to be utilized alongside this CIS, called IDC's SaaSPath, IDC's Industry CloudPath, and IDC's CloudShare emerging ISV database. Industry CloudPath provides deep insight into how each industry (22 industries) is moving to the cloud, including current and future planned cloud adoption, application migration strategy and timing, drivers and inhibitors, budgets, purchasing preferences packaging and go-to-market, cloud maturity levels, extensive vendor ratings and advocacy scores, and adoption and buying intentions for 200+ industry-specific applications/workloads. SaaSPath provides global data on SaaS buyer attitudes and references, including deep vendor ratings and comparisons in 15 app categories (ERP, SCM, HCM, tax, A/R, A/P, salesforce automation, procurement, T&E, finance, T&R, PSA, EAM, digital commerce, and subscription billing). CloudShare tracks the SaaSification of more than 3,500 ISVs by region, industry, and functional market. The accompanying intelligence services provides insight into ISVs' relationship with the leading cloud service providers. For full details, contact Frank Della Rosa at firstname.lastname@example.org.