Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) License and ServicesMarket Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

Report # SH29821344 | 325 Pages | 106 Tables and Figures | 2004

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) License and Services Market Assessment

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Services Market Shares
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Services Market Forecast
Application Integration Challenges
Service Oriented Architecute (SOA)
Enterprise IT Organizations
Software Market Shares
Services Driving Forces
Real Time Processing
EDI Services
Role of Mission Critical EAI
Web Services
Enterprise Services-Oriented Architecture (ESOA)
Value of Integration
Continued Demand for Business Integration Software
Integration Technology Solutions

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) License and Services
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

Key challenges for application integration (EAI) projects relate to developing point solutions that will scale. Fast systems operation is a significant aspect of project implementation. Point solutions implemented in a departmental environment may not scale to the entire enterprise. Speed is a significant factor in system evaluation.

Accommodation of the continuing shortage of IT skills is solved by EAI, because packaged interface logic is substituted for the need to use programmers to build custom interface logic. Many EAI systems need services that cost ten times as much as the packaged software to implement the system. This situation is changing as new EAI software is easier to install and to use.

The direction of EAI markets is for growth to continue. Proprietary broker systems are needed to implement systems that have an architecture that can be controlled. to change that face of business as it enables the management of change.

Real time exchange of information is continuing to replace batch processing. Network computing depends on systems that can be interconnected with a broker to manage the flow of information. EAI is useful because it implements real time network electronic processing in the context of a hub that replaces point to point connections. EAI delivers on the promise of electronic data transfer, creating the paperless office.

As EAI systems become easier to implement and less expensive, they will be utilized more. EAI permits distributors to interface electronically to large enterprises. EAI is extending to small and medium size markets.

The need for enterprises to work together is the B2B and exchange aspect of EAI. The ability to exchange information efficiently and automatically with other organizations represents a strategic initiative for every enterprise. Integration systems linked to the business applications arise in the context of supply chain, value chain, distribution, channel strategy, and strategic partnering considerations.

Enterprise application integration (EAI) combined license and services market forecasts analysis indicates that revenue of $2.5 billion in 2003 is expected to go to $5.9 billion by 2009.

Companies Profiled
IBM Corporation
Tibco Software
BMC Software
Global eXchange Services
Green Hat Consulting

Report Methodology

This is the two-hundred eithteenth report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, telephone equipment and energy. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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