Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2006 to 2012

Report # SH29821478 | 863 Pages | 256 Tables and Figures | 2006

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Market Assessment

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Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Market Shares and Market Forecasts
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Market Driving Forces
Business Integration Industry Trends
Issues Relating To Implementing An EAI Solution
Coordinating Activities Via EAI
Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services
EAI Real Time Processing
EAI Integration Of ERP and Distributed Information
Business Intelligence
Business Activity Integration
Application Integration Technical Advantages
Enterprise Integration Analysis
Application Integration Functionality

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2006 to 2012

Application and business integration is used to form business systems that are flexible. The changing business climate is a central concern for IT departments. The ability to create products that allow for efficient and quick response to changing business conditions is the basis for EAI vendor strategy.

Data integration is the means by which organizations understand the data scattered throughout or external to their organization, access it and deliver it, adapted for its intended use, to enterprise applications. Organizations accomplish integration through internal hand-coded programs that extract data from one or more sources and deliver it to a target system.

Businesses today face a serious and widening information "Integration Gap" between system integration demands and their ability to meet these demands. Hand coding is less expensive than packaged integrations software in the short term.

EAI is the base technology for services oriented architecture (SOA) he SOA broker components are industry specific scripts that implement specific functionality and create an on demand flexible IT infrastructure. The components are controlled by the SOA engine, which manages the directory and the flexible infrastructure that make the architecture work. SOA is middleware. Middleware works by leaving information in place and achieving business process IT through integration infrastructure.

Application integration software package requirements have evolved from hand coded functionality to encompass additional functionality, such as expanded connectivity, data profiling, data quality enhancement, bi-directional meta data (data about data) management, data transformation and routing and highly scalable parallel processing technology.

Key factors and trends driving demand for packaged application integration solutions include engines, brokers, adapters, and components.

The improved systems capability and proven return on investment for application integration markets represent the most compelling market driving forces. Companies that achieve faster time to market receive significant competitive advantage. The example of Apple achieving competitive advantage over Sony in the electronic music markets is a central and compelling issue driving every enterprise to look at the advantages of enterprise application integration.

EAI software license markets at $1.4 billion in 2005 are expected to reach $4.9 billion by 2012. (See Figure 2-14 and Table 2-15.) Markets are growing as the Internet dominates e-commerce channel adoption. Supply chain automation is a market driving force. Integration of applications by the financial services industry has not been dented. Most integration is still achieved with custom coding. EAI licenses impact the banking and insurance industries. 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.

Companies Profiled
Cape Systems Group
Envoy Technologies
Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Progress Software
Sun Microsystems
Zebra Technologies

Report Methodology

This is the 288th 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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