Global Inventory Management Software Market in the Retail Sector 2016-2020

  • Published: Jul 2016
  • Pages: 73
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This industry research report identifies Epicor, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, and JDA Software as the key vendors in the global inventory management software market in the retail sector. This report also presents a competitive analysis of the market by deployment type (cloud and on-premises) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global inventory management software market in the retail sector

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global inventory management software market in the retail sector will grow steadily during the predicted period and will post a CAGR of more than 8% by 2020. The growing adoption of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets and the rising popularity of mobile commerce are driving the growth of the e-commerce industry. Several retailers have started replacing their physical stores with the online stores. Technological advances will lead to the Internet becoming more predominant and secure, which in turn, will result in an increasing number of online shoppers. To gain a competitive benefit over their competitors, retailers will have the need to achieve real-time efficiency and will be compelled to adopt inventory tracking software, which will be a major growth factor for the market in the coming years.

The increasing adoption of RFID technology is considered to be one of the major trends that will gain traction in the inventory software market in the next few years. Built on wireless technology, the RFID system can be used diverse purposes such as tracking objects and automatic identification. In addition to collecting real-time information about the status of ordered goods to customers and retailers, the RFID system will also help in minimizing the cost of operations by reducing the delivery time.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Due to the presence of several multinational vendors, this market appears highly fragmented. Several vendors have established a significant presence in the market, and the market is mainly dominated by key vendors like Epicor, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, and JDA Software. The high demand for the software for inventory management among retailers has intensified the competition among vendors. Also, the coming years will also witness the established vendors acquiring smaller vendors to expand their product portfolio and to increase their share of the market. This will also help them in entering new markets.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • Epicor
  • Oracle
  • SAP
  • Microsoft
  • JDA Software

The other prominent vendors in the market are Accellos, Aldata Software Management, Descartes, GTNexus, IBM, IBS, Kewill Systems, Kinaxis, Lawson Software, Logility, Manhattan Associates, Quintiq, RedPrairie, Retalix, Servigistics, and Totvs.

Segmentation by deployment type and analysis of the inventory management software market in the retail sector

  • Cloud
  • On-premises

During 2015, the on-premises market segment accounted for about 75% of the total market share and dominated the inventory system software market. Though businesses have complete control over their critical data using the on-premises model, they have to incur additional expenses to monitor, maintain, and upgrade the software. Whereas, the total deployment cost of the cloud services is much low. As a result, this market segment will witness a decline in its share of the market during the predicted period.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the inventory management software market in the retail sector

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

This market study estimates that the in terms of geography, the Americas will account for major revenue shares of the global inventory management system software market in the retail sector and will also post a revenue of almost USD 394 million by 2020. This mainly attributes to the fact that the market in this region is driven by the strong presence of global retailers who are in the need for effective inventory management solutions.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global inventory management software market in the retail sector?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global inventory management software market in the retail sector?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global inventory management software market in the retail sector?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global inventory management software market in the retail sector?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global inventory management software market in the retail sector?

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Inventory management is a component of warehouse management system (WMS) which aids in optimizing the management and storage of final products in a warehouse. It is also an integral part of the supply chain management (SCM) in enterprises. WMS solutions manage the inbound and outbound logistics and warehousing of raw materials from the supplier to the manufacturing site and also handle the supply of the finished goods to end-customers. The operational efficiency of retail services has necessitated the use of inventory management software. ASC, BFC, and Oracle will be some of the prominent vendors in this market space.

The report, global inventory management software market in the retail sector, is part of Technavio’s ICT research portfolio. This portfolio provides a comprehensive market analysis along with the market share, market sizing, and market segmentations covering areas such as automatic identification system, cloud computing, data center, enterprise application, IT security, ITO and BPO, and product lifecycle management. These market research reports provide a perspective on the various market opportunities and market threats along with the key trends that would influence the market growth during the forecast period. It presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and a detailed profiling and market analysis of the vendors. Also covered in the research are the key regions or countries that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market segmentation
  • Vendors
  • Review period
  • Standard currency conversion rates
  • Recommended reading
  • Target audience

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Inventory management

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast

PART 06: Market segmentation by deployment type

  • Global inventory management software market in retail sector by deployment type
  • Cloud
  • On-premises

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Geographical segmentation of inventory management software market in retail sector
  • Americas
  • EMEA
  • APAC

PART 08: Buying criteria

PART 09: Market drivers

  • Increase in omni-channel retailing
  • Supply chain inefficiencies and need for transparency
  • Increasing e-commerce transactions

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

  • Data security and consumer privacy
  • High installation costs
  • Mismatch between physical inventory and system data

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

  • Increasing adoption of RFID technology
  • Development of automatic store replenishment systems
  • Emerging technologies in inventory management system

PART 14: Five forces analysis

PART 15: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor matrix

PART 16: Key vendor analysis

  • Key vendor offerings
  • Key vendor profiles
  • Small and medium-sized vendors
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 17: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations
  • Assumptions

PART 18: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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