capioIT is excited to release another report focused on emerging markets and emerging technology. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Asia Pacific BI solutions and services market. It is the second capture share report produced by capioIT following the SAP services report released earlier this year.
Analysis of the Asia Pacific BI solutions Capture Share report will allow readers to understand and assess the overall key strengths and weaknesses of 12 leading BI solutions providers across the diverse Asia Pacific region. This report highlights that whilst there is a number of BI solutions providers with a range of skills and capabilities, leadership for Asia Pacific BI solutions clearly is held by IBM.
IBM has leadership due to its strategy of integrating software and solutions to ensure an unmatched depth of capability for data, business intelligence and analytics. This is a prime example of the importance of services providers to acquire software vendors to drive scale, automation and differentiated capability in the market resulting in true solution capabilities.
Accenture and TCS are the next strongest solutions providers, albeit with a significant gap to IBM. They may need to rethink the reluctance to acquire software assets if they wish to challenge IBM.
The market laggard vendors sadly are clustered with little or no differentiation. They are not “bad” by any stretch; there is just a lack of differentiation at the regional and country level. Each of the market laggards appears to have a significant flaw to their overall capabilities. For Deloitte Consulting it is a lack of regional depth, for HP it is a lack of Industry capabilities. CSC appears to have a lack of internal R&D relating to BI. If the individual vendors can start to manage their key challenges, then they will have the opportunity if they can maintain execution in other areas to rise above and develop differentiation.
capioIT does not believe that the market for Analytics as a Service (AaaS) will be of significant market maturity over the next 12-24 months. Whilst it will be promoted by a range of providers, there are real issues in bandwidth with data uplift as well as the overarching threat of the security of critical customer data being so clearly on the cloud. Note that this is a perception, but it is an important consideration for CIO’s and the business.
BI (Analytics, DW, BI) as an umbrella term will continue to attract attention. For vendors an ongoing challenge is to determine who the most appropriate resources in their targeted customer is and to market accordingly. Not many solutions providers, especially those who are used to engaging with CIO’s have really fully worked out strategies to talk to the business as a potential first point of call.
The growth in emerging markets has also been accelerated by direct investment by the likes of SAS, Informatica, IBM, SAP and other software and application providers into the emerging markets. This is clearly essential. The market is driven naturally by the development of solutions. As a result, vendors need to align with partners, and to ensure that they are able to work together to enter emerging geographic and technology markets.
For further information on this report or any other research and services from capioIT, please contact Phil Hassey at phil@capioIT.com.