IDC Estimates the Top 10 eMarketplace Services Firms Account for Almost Half of the Market's Revenues

IDC Ranks Top 10 eMarketplace Services Firms



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from IDC

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The top 10 emarketplace
 service firms control 47% of the market, according to IDC. In a new bulletin,
 the global market intelligence and advisory firm ranks the leading firms by
 revenue. The list is led by PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM Global Services, and
 Cap Gemini Ernst and Young.
     "The top players in the worldwide emarketplace services market ascended to
 their leading positions on the strength of the market's focus on buyer-driven
 emarketplaces and their connection to supply chain services," said Leo Lipis,
 Ph.D., a senior analyst in IDC's eMarketplace Services program.
     IDC believes service firms beyond the top 10 will have an opportunity to
 increase their revenue share as the market turns its attention toward small
 and medium-sized businesses (SMB) and markets outside North America. "Many of
 the firms in the top 10 have experience working with larger companies but are
 not well-versed in serving the SMB market, and history suggests moving down
 market is extremely difficult in an IT solutions market," Lipis said. "A
 middle tier of players that dedicate themselves to serving the needs of SMBs
 will emerge. Additionally, the top 10 are less dominant outside North American
 markets, and these markets will become increasingly important."
     North America represents the largest region for emarketplace services, but
 other parts of the world will increase their spending significantly faster.
 IDC estimates emarketplace services revenue in North America will increase at
 a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of less than 20% through 2005. In
 comparison, Asia/Pacific and Western Europe will each earn CAGRs of over 50%.
     "Leading firms in the future will have to have global reach, business
 process expertise, supply chain expertise, and most important, the nimbleness
 to be responsive to rapid market developments," Lipis said.
     IDC's bulletin The Top10 Worldwide eMarketplace Service Providers (IDC
 #B24309) rates the top 10 vendors in the emarketplace services market and
 discusses what has made them dominant. To purchase this bulletin, contact Jim
 Nagle at 1-800-343-4952, extension 4549, or at jnagle@idc.com.
 
     About IDC
     IDC delivers dependable, high-impact insights and advice on the future of
 ebusiness, the Internet, and technology to help organizations make sound
 business decisions.  IDC forecasts worldwide markets and trends and analyzes
 business strategies, technologies, and vendors, using a combination of
 rigorous primary research and in-depth competitive analysis. IDC provides
 global research with local content through more than 700 analysts in 43
 countries worldwide. IDC's customers comprise the world's leading IT
 suppliers, IT organizations, ebusiness companies, and the financial community.
 Additional information can be found at http://www.idc.com.
     IDC is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and
 exposition company.
 
     All product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks
 of their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE IDC
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The top 10 emarketplace
 service firms control 47% of the market, according to IDC. In a new bulletin,
 the global market intelligence and advisory firm ranks the leading firms by
 revenue. The list is led by PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM Global Services, and
 Cap Gemini Ernst and Young.
     "The top players in the worldwide emarketplace services market ascended to
 their leading positions on the strength of the market's focus on buyer-driven
 emarketplaces and their connection to supply chain services," said Leo Lipis,
 Ph.D., a senior analyst in IDC's eMarketplace Services program.
     IDC believes service firms beyond the top 10 will have an opportunity to
 increase their revenue share as the market turns its attention toward small
 and medium-sized businesses (SMB) and markets outside North America. "Many of
 the firms in the top 10 have experience working with larger companies but are
 not well-versed in serving the SMB market, and history suggests moving down
 market is extremely difficult in an IT solutions market," Lipis said. "A
 middle tier of players that dedicate themselves to serving the needs of SMBs
 will emerge. Additionally, the top 10 are less dominant outside North American
 markets, and these markets will become increasingly important."
     North America represents the largest region for emarketplace services, but
 other parts of the world will increase their spending significantly faster.
 IDC estimates emarketplace services revenue in North America will increase at
 a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of less than 20% through 2005. In
 comparison, Asia/Pacific and Western Europe will each earn CAGRs of over 50%.
     "Leading firms in the future will have to have global reach, business
 process expertise, supply chain expertise, and most important, the nimbleness
 to be responsive to rapid market developments," Lipis said.
     IDC's bulletin The Top10 Worldwide eMarketplace Service Providers (IDC
 #B24309) rates the top 10 vendors in the emarketplace services market and
 discusses what has made them dominant. To purchase this bulletin, contact Jim
 Nagle at 1-800-343-4952, extension 4549, or at jnagle@idc.com.
 
     About IDC
     IDC delivers dependable, high-impact insights and advice on the future of
 ebusiness, the Internet, and technology to help organizations make sound
 business decisions.  IDC forecasts worldwide markets and trends and analyzes
 business strategies, technologies, and vendors, using a combination of
 rigorous primary research and in-depth competitive analysis. IDC provides
 global research with local content through more than 700 analysts in 43
 countries worldwide. IDC's customers comprise the world's leading IT
 suppliers, IT organizations, ebusiness companies, and the financial community.
 Additional information can be found at http://www.idc.com.
     IDC is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and
 exposition company.
 
     All product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks
 of their respective holders.
 
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