SaaS Revenues to Reach $85 Billion in 2019, Gartner Says

The software as a service (SaaS) market will grow at a whopping 17.3 percent in 2019, according to new research from Gartner.

“Cloud application services -- or software as a service -- remain the largest segment of the cloud market, with revenue expected to grow 17.8 percent to reach $85.1 billion in 2019,” Craig Roth, research VP at Gartner, said.  “The increasing adoption of SaaS applications and other cloud services impacts the management, dissemination and exploitation of enterprise content. Organizations are steadily -- but not exclusively -- shifting their content environments to SaaS."


Cloud system infrastructure services — or infrastructure as a service (IaaS) — is forecast to grow 27.6 percent in 2019.  By 2022, Gartner expects that 90 percent of organizations purchasing public cloud IaaS will do so from an integrated IaaS and platform as a service (PaaS) provider, and will use both the IaaS and PaaS capabilities from that provider.

When it comes to the business process as a service (BPaaS) category, Gartner expects to see revenue grow 7.9 percent to $50.3 billion in 2019.  Globally speaking, Gartner predicts that by 2021, cloud revenues will total $278 billion.

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