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

Report # SH29821342 | 924 Pages | 298 Tables and Figures | 2004

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Market Assessment

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Enterprise Application Integration EAI Market Forecasts
Enterprise Application Integration Segment Analysis
Application Integration Makrket Trends
Value of Integration
Business Intelligence
Integration of ERP and Distributed Information
Application Integration Middleware Platform Products
Integration Brokers
Business Activity Integration
Application Integration Technical Advantages
Business Process Management
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Web Services
Enterprise Integration Analysis
Software Engines
Application Integration Functinality

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

IBM, Tibco and webMethods are vendors with broad enterprise integration product market participation. IBM, Tibco, WebMethods, BEA and SeeBeyond are expected to leverage their position in routing and rules brokers to encompass the full functionality of integration broker suites in the marketplace. Rules engines that provide a brokering capability provide the core of EAI, making it possible to make decisions about information as it is transferred from one application to another.

The business process management segment was the largest portion of worldwide application integration market in 2003. Broker and adapter markets are significant segments as well. This situation is expected to continue with BPM increasingly of value to customers. Adapters were large in the first quarter 2004 but this is anomaly of the market, BPM and brokers are expected to be the largest segments.

The application integration markets have migrated to another level of functionality. EAI is synonymous with the infrastructure for business integration (BI). As the application vendors begin to support connectivity across applications and across platforms, the integration markets are moving to another level of functionality providing business automation.

Worldwide application integration software markets at $1.1 billion in 2003 decreased in size as many vendors lost market share or exited the business. Many companies moved into other related segments where they could leverage the EAI expertise. Sybase is seeking to interconnect portable devices and databases.

EAI markets are expected to reach $2.6 billion by 2009. Markets are growing in line with e-commerce adoption. Supply chain automation is a market driving force. Integration of financial services continues apace. Companies in every industry are achieving competitive advantage from the use of EAI technology. It is used to replace batch processing with real time exchange of information. This is a significant market driver that will not go away.

Companies Profiled
IBM Corporation
Tibco Software
See Beyond Technologies
BMC Software
Deloitte Touche
Global eXchange Services
Neon Systems
Open Text
Progressive Information Technologies
RedDot Solutions

Report Methodology

This is the two-hundred seventeenth report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. 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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