Wednesday 11 March 2015, Amsterdam
The new report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Enterprise Social Software Market: Communispace, IBM Corp., Jive Software Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Zimbra Inc.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Lithium, Mzinga, Salesforce, Sitrion (formerly NewsGator Technologies), Socialtext and TIBCO.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the report's team said: “The convergence of social software and collaboration software into a single solution offering is creating a positive effect in the market. The market is witnessing a shift from single-point solutions to comprehensive platforms that provide all the required social software capabilities such as blogs, email, wikis, and forums.”
According to the report, the increased adoption of social media sites is a major driver in the market. The penetration of social media sites is at its peak. Employees are demanding a similar experience in their organizations. An increased number of use cases of social software and successful case studies of organizations generating a positive return on investment are propelling the market forward.
Further, the report states that the cost of deploying ESS solutions remains a key hindrance to market growth. The organizations are concerned about ROI when deploying these software solutions because of several factors such as low adoption rate, lack of security, and lack of support on mobile devices.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.