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Despite the maturity of the ECM market, there is still considerable growth, with an estimated CAGR of 7.32% forecast between 2016 and 2021. There is still much to play for in this very competitive area.


  • Digital transformation will drive ECM growth in the next few years.

Features and Benefits

  • Discusses how digital transformation will drive ECM growth over the next few years.
  • Evaluates why there are regional variations in the growth of ECM.

Key questions answered

  • Why is compliance so important in ECM?
  • Which regions are experiencing the largest growth rates in ECM spend?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Digital transformation will drive ECM growth in the next few years

  • ECM is forecast to grow at a steady rate due to its maturity

Double-digit forecast growth in developing regions are providing opportunities for ECM vendors

  • Developing countries have much higher growth rates

Managing and controlling content is a key component of compliance

  • Enterprises in regulated industries are investing in ECM solutions to help with compliance


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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