INPUT Reveals Top Five Federal Software Product Categories for 2006

Teaming Will be the Key to Federal Success for Software Firms

Dec 14, 2005, 00:00 ET from INPUT

    RESTON, Va., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In an analysis of over 3,000 federal
 business opportunities, five software product categories have been identified
 as having a high number of potential subcontracting opportunities, according
 to a report released today by INPUT, the authority on government business.
 The five categories are document & content management, project management,
 supply chain & logistics management, knowledge management, and inventory
     Federal IT contracted spending for 2006 is estimated to reach $64 billion
 with software procurements accounting for nearly $5 billion of the market.
 INPUT has identified the largest segment of software subcontract opportunities
 is under business and enterprise applications.  The top five categories within
 the report comprise nearly 30 percent of this segment.
     "The federal market holds ample opportunities for software vendors,
 whether they focus on targeted applications, enterprise solutions, or the
 underlying platforms," said John Slye, senior analyst, federal subcontracting
 opportunities for INPUT.  "Success for both the large primes and small
 subcontractors in the software market will rely heavily on their ability to
 create effective partnerships."
     Document and content management software accounts for 34 percent of all
 subcontract opportunities identified within the top five categories.  INPUT
 sees opportunities to provide this type of software among some of the highest
 dollar contracts to be awarded in 2006. The next largest segment is project
 management software representing 24 percent of the opportunities.  Demand for
 this software is most frequently seen within software & systems development
 and integration projects.  Although only 15 percent of the opportunities are
 attributed to supply chain & inventory management software, this category is
 potentially one of the most lucrative areas because of the high value
 associated with these opportunities.
     "Software companies whose products are in line with the five categories
 should focus on building effective partnering relationships within the
 industry to increase their chances of winning federal dollars," added Slye.
     INPUT's Federal Opportunities for Software Product Companies
 INPUT/Output(R) report is available to members of the INPUT Network(TM).  For
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