May 11, 2011 – Despite losses in 2009, the 2010 supply chain management software market gained ground, according to new research from Gartner. Gartner’s report, "Market Share Analysis: Supply Chain Management Software, Worldwide, 2010,” shows that the worldwide SCM software market increased 10 percent from 2009. Revenue totaled $6.8 billion in 2010, up from 2009’s $6.1 billion.

Pure-play vendors and specialized vendors drove a majority of SCM software’s growth in 2010, according to the research. Gartner says this market outpaced enterprise resource planning suite providers' growth three to one.  The research also found SCM product development focused on solution integration, business process platforms and mobility in 2010. Gartner sees vendor movement as characterized by partnering, new product releases, and improved packaging and delivery options.

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