Frost & Sullivan Research Service   Published: 24 Nov 2008
World Retail Software Market
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This Frost & Sullivan research service titled World Retail Software Market encompasses four key application segments within the retail market – in-store, customer centric, headquarter, and supply chain solutions. It provides detailed market trend analysis, including drivers and restraints and expansive revenue forecasts analysis for each of the geographic segments, to facilitate better understanding of the current and future market potential. The study also analyzes the competitive landscape and market shares of global companies. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the retail software applications market in the following regions: North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

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Market Overview

Integration and Optimization Advantages of Solutions Oil the Wheels of the World Retail Software Market

In order to build enduring customer loyalty and dramatically improve the customer shopping experience through merchandise and promotions management, retailers are turning toward retail software solutions, particularly customer centric solutions and business intelligence (BI). Investing in customer-centric solutions such as customer relationship management (CRM) enables retailers to target their premium customers using customized promotions and advertisements, thereby increasing customer lifetime value (CLV) involved. Overall, the increased penetration of retail formats such as hypermarkets and the transition toward organized retail in several countries across Asia Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Middle East, and Latin America, coupled with increased liberalization and disposable incomes, present huge opportunities for the growth of the retail software market. The market is currently undergoing consolidation as more vendors are focusing on mergers and acquisitions to expand their product portfolio and increase their foothold in the market.

"The primary driver for the growth of the retail software industry is the growing focus on business integration and optimization," says the analyst of this research service. "Using advanced end-to-end solutions, retailers can reduce their total cost of ownership (TCO) and take more informed business decisions on a day-to-day basis." Besides reducing TCO, it also assists in providing a uniform brand communication across various channels. Optimization across the various processes allows the retailer to respond quickly and more efficiently to customer requirements. The implementation of these solutions will help manage performance enhancements by offering a detailed, explicit perspective of all business information within the purview of the enterprise or retail chain. This will drive the penetration of advanced end-to-end solutions across all geographies. For several retailers, point-of-sale (POS) software tops the retail budgets, while inventory management, cross-channel order management, and audit management follow close behind.

Cost Advantages of Software as a Service Fuel Uptake of Retail Software Despite Economic Downturn

The economic slowdown could prove to be an impediment, and in Asia Pacific and Latin America, price pressures are restraining market progression. Retailers are hesitant to invest in solutions such as POS upgrades as they incur additional expenditure on hardware. Investments have taken a backseat while cost-cutting measures are up front and center. Software as a service (SaaS) can help counter this, as it guarantees a reduction in upfront capital expenditure. It has proved to be economical because it is leased out to retailers on a yearly or monthly basis. Another attractive feature is its service-oriented architecture (SOA), which allows the software modules to be used as middleware once SOA has been deployed in the store.

"The growing popularity of the SaaS model and packed solutions in Asia Pacific and Latin America will gradually make the solutions more affordable for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs)," explains the analyst. "Global vendors will also need to increasingly focus on after-sales services such as maintenance and consulting and the advantages of customized solutions to overcome the competitive pressures from the regional vendors." Overall, the retail market is in a very interesting state due to the consolidation within the industry and is poised for dynamic growth as vendors are striving hard to provide retailers with innovative solutions to suit various requirements.

Market Sectors

Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:

  • In-store solutions
  • Headquarter solutions
  • Customer centric solutions
  • Supply chain solutions

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  Table Of Contents
  1 | EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
   Market Overview
      1. Introduction
      2. Geographic Coverage and Application Segmentation

  Major Research Findings
      1. Major Research Findings and Opportunities
      2. Conclusion

  2 | WORLD RETAIL SOFTWARE MARKET
   Market Overview
      1. Introduction and Definitions
      2. Measurements
      3. Industry Challenges
      4. Market Trends

  Market Forecasts and Analysis
      1. Market Drivers
      2. Market Restraints
      3. World Retail Software Market Forecasts
      4. In-store solutions Market Forecasts
      5. Customer-centric Solutions Market Forecasts
      6. Headquarter Solutions Market Forecasts
      7. Supply Chain Solutions Market Forecasts
      8. Revenues of Retail Software Licensing by Vertical Industries
      9. Pricing Analysis

  Competitive Analysis
      1. Competitive Structure
      2. Market Share Analysis
      3. Profiles of Key Industry Participants

  3 | RETAIL SOFTWARE MARKET – NORTH AMERICA
   Market Overview
      1. Introduction
      2. Measurements

  Market Forecasts and Analysis
      1. Market Drivers and Restraints
      2. North American Retail Software Market Forecasts
      3. In-store Solutions Market Forecasts
      4. Customer-centric Solutions Market Forecasts
      5. Headquarter Solutions Market Forecasts
      6. Supply Chain Solutions Market Forecasts

  4 | RETAIL SOFTWARE MARKET – EMEA
   Market Overview
      1. Introduction
      2. Measurements

  Market Forecasts and Analysis
      1. Market Drivers and Restraints
      2. EMEA Retail Software Market Forecasts
      3. In-store Solutions Market Forecasts
      4. Customer-centric Solutions Market Forecasts
      5. Headquarter Solutions Market Forecasts
      6. Supply Chain Solutions Market Forecasts

  5 | RETAIL SOFTWARE MARKET – ASIA PACIFIC
   Market Overview
      1. Introduction
      2. Measurements

  Market Forecasts and Analysis
      1. Market Drivers and Restraints
      2. Asia Pacific Retail Software Market Forecasts
      3. In-store Solutions Market Forecasts
      4. Customer-centric Solutions Market Forecasts
      5. Headquarter Solutions Market Forecasts
      6. Supply Chain Solutions Market Forecasts

  6 | RETAIL SOFTWARE MARKET – LATIN AMERICA
   Market Overview
      1. Introduction
      2. Measurements

  Market Forecasts and Analysis
      1. Market Drivers and Restraints
      2. Latin American Retail Software Market Forecasts
      3. In-store Solutions Market Forecasts
      4. Customer-centric Solutions Market Forecasts
      5. Headquarter Solutions Market Forecasts
      6. Supply Chain Solutions Market Forecasts

  7 | APPENDIX
   Decision Support Database
      1. Retail Store Numbers
      2. Number of Retail Stores per Thousand Square Kilometres
      3. Number of Retail Stores per Thousand Households

   List of Figures
 

Chapter 2

  • Retail Software Market: Impact of Top Four Industry Challenges (World), 2008-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact (World), 2008-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Market Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact (World), 2008-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Revenue Forecasts (World), 2005-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Revenue Breakdown by Application Segments (World), 2007
  • Retail Software Market: Revenue Breakdown by Geographic Segments (World), 2007
  • In-store Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (World), 2005-2014
  • Customer-centric Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (World), 2005-2014
  • Headquarter Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (World), 2005-2014
  • Supply Chain Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (World), 2005-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Revenue Breakdown by Vertical Industries (World), 2007
  • Retail Software Market: Competitive Structure (World), 2007
  • Retail Software Market: Company Market Share by Revenues Percentage (World), 2007

Chapter 3

  • Retail Software Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact (North America), 2008-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Market Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact (North America), 2008-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Revenue Forecasts (North America), 2005-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Revenue Breakdown by Application Segments (North America), 2007
  • In-store Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (North America), 2005-2014
  • Customer-centric Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (North America), 2005-2014
  • Headquarter Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (North America), 2005-2014
  • Supply Chain Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (North America), 2005-2014

Chapter 4

  • Retail Software Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact (EMEA), 2008-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Market Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact (EMEA), 2008-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Revenue Forecasts (EMEA), 2005-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Revenue Breakdown by Application Segments (EMEA), 2007
  • In-store Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (EMEA), 2005-2014
  • Customer-centric Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (EMEA), 2005-2014
  • Headquarter Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (EMEA), 2005-2014
  • Supply Chain Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (EMEA), 2005-2014

Chapter 5

  • Retail Software Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact (Asia Pacific) 2008-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Market Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact (Asia Pacific), 2008-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Revenue Forecasts (Asia Pacific), 2005-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Revenue Breakdown by Application Segments (Asia Pacific), 2007
  • In-store Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (Asia Pacific), 2005-2014
  • Customer-centric Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (Asia Pacific), 2005-2014
  • Headquarter Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (Asia Pacific), 2005-2014
  • Supply Chain Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (Asia Pacific), 2005-2014

Chapter 6

  • Retail Software Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact (Latin America) 2008-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Market Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact (Latin America), 2008-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Revenue Forecasts (Latin America), 2005-2014
  • Retail Software Market: Revenue Breakdown by Application Segments (Latin America), 2007
  • In-store Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (Latin America), 2005-2014
  • Customer-centric Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (Latin America), 2005-2014
  • Headquarter Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (Latin America), 2005-2014
  • Supply Chain Solutions Market: Revenue Forecasts (Latin America), 2005-2014
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