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An estimated CAGR of 7.30% for the enterprise content management (ECM) market over the next five years is relatively high considering that ECM comprises mature technologies and there are few greenfield sites.


  • The ECM market continues to grow strongly as new architectures and technologies disrupt the industry.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses how ECM is forecast to grow up to 2022.
  • Evaluates where the disruption that will help fuel the growth in ECM over the next five years will come from.

Key questions answered

  • Why will adoption of cloud reduce revenue growth?
  • Which vertical industries will have the highest spend on ECM?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

The ECM market continues to grow strongly as new architectures and technologies disrupt the industry

  • There is still all to play for in ECM despite modest growth compared to other information management areas
  • Adoption of cloud will reduce revenue growth

Vendors should increase their efforts in developing regions where ECM growth rates are higher

  • Emerging regions offer higher percentage growth rates on lower revenues
  • Vendors should offer more services and applications to customers

Some vertical industries are set for large growth rates, providing opportunities for vendors

  • Vertical industries are set to grow at different rates over the next five years
  • It is no coincidence that vertical industries showing large increases in ECM spend are tightly regulated


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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