According to a new survey from Delphix conducted in September 2012 by IDG Research of over 100 enterprise CIOs and top-level IT executives, there will be heavy investing in Enterprise Business Apps in 2013.
Specifically, more than 50% plan to invest in Business Process Management applications. More than 60% will be deploying new apps or modernizing old apps. The primary drivers are to reduce operating costs, improve productivity of the workforce, improve customer service and grow revenue.
Interestingly, the same study showed that 94% of these IT execs find it challenging to deliver new enterprise app projects on time and on budget.
These survey findings are in agreement with our experience with new and existing customers and partners in 2012: Companies are investing in BPM software to increase productivity rather than hire new workers. This trend is likely to continue in 2013 and we believe BPM will have another good year.
In addition, we expect to see a continuation of Cloud BPM solutions being adopted by SMB and Mid Market companies, not just enterprises. The combination of ease of use, low entry costs, and very rapid time to value has been a big hit in 2012 and we expect it to continue next year.
More companies are beginning to realize that robust BPMS implementations don't require programming or an army of technical workers and can be completed rapidly in days and weeks.