Worldwide Software Configuration, Change, and Process Management Market Shares, 2019: Agile Collaboration and Continuous Deployment Drive Adoption

Worldwide Software Configuration, Change, and Process Management Market Shares, 2019: Agile Collaboration and Continuous Deployment Drive Adoption

  • July 2020 •
  • 13 pages •
  • Report ID: 5948998 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC study provides 2019 vendor share analysis for the worldwide software configuration, change, and process management (SCCPM) market. Revenue growth for leading vendors resulting from Global 2000 and SMB 2019 investment led to a third year of high double-digit revenue growth of 16% to reach $4.0 billion (compared with 15.6% growth to reach $3.4 billion in 2018). This resulted from some growth on the part of some major vendors across areas of innovation in this broad market, extremely high double-digit growth from innovators (such as Atlassian, GitHub/Microsoft, CloudBees/Electric Cloud, Blueprint, Jama, and digital.ai/CollabNet/XebiaLabs), investment by organizations seeking to gain agile automation and management for requirements, and DevOps expenditures in the wake of higher investment during 2019. With wildly unpredictable financial consequences in the wake of COVID-19 and the desperate drive to digital execution demanded by the pandemic, we expect ongoing need for collaboration and governance to continue to drive growth, moving into 2021 and beyond. We see this also in surveys indicating ongoing purchase commitments to development and DevOps tools even in the face of the crisis."Drastic volatility in the world economy as a result of COVID-19 and the position of software as a competitive driver will create ongoing demand for effective software management and DevOps efficiency in 2020, coming out of high double-digit growth for the 2019 SCCPM market at a high rate of 16% as companies sought to drive innovation and manage complex IT initiatives," says Melinda Ballou, IDC research director, Agile ALM, Quality and Portfolio Strategies. "Dynamic growth on the part of key vendors such as Atlassian and Microsoft/GitHub (acquired by Microsoft in 4Q18) along with other innovators and the stabilization and some growth on the part of other enterprise providers drove SCCPM adoption in this broad market area. This is the third consecutive year of high double-digit growth in this market (up from 15.6% growth in 2018). We continue to see multiple acquisitions in this space as the market consolidates. The impact of OSS complicated purchase patterns for commercial offerings, and we are increasingly seeing integration with key OSS solutions such as Git and commitment to OSS standards. A number of factors will continue to contribute to SCCPM growth, including the strong emergence of agile and DevOps environments to help address mobile, cloud, and embedded development and systems engineering as IoT emerges and the need to manage complex sourcing, along with distributed development, open source, and increased compliance demands (which are nearly impossible to do without SCCPM automation). Indeed, we saw high double-digit revenue growth for many innovative vendors targeting these areas, mitigating flat revenue and some losses for legacy solutions. We expect the push toward multimodal, multiplatform deployments (including mobile, social media applications, and those embedded with big data analytics) to drive ongoing growth in the 2022-2024 period as platforms consolidate via acquisition and organic evolution and as platform-as-a-service (PaaS) application life-cycle management (ALM) solutions emerge over time."