Back Pocket Stats
www.crn.com - Computer Reseller News reported on 5/15/2006 (The Big Picture on Profitability) that Back-Office Software is experiencing 12.2% growth the last 12 months with profit margins of 21.5%. Other segment stats were also available.
ARC Advisory reports the worldwide ERP market forecast is $17.5 billion for 2006 and growing to $21 billion in 2010. (see www.scml-mag.com "ERP Extends Beyond Manufacturing"). CAGR was listed at 4.8%. Growth outside China will likely be in non-manufacturing sectors.