A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the enterprise search market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:
Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for enterprise search market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.
Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of enterprise search market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.
Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.
Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.
Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.
Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.
Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.
Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.
Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.
This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.
Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.
The enterprise search market was categorized into four segments, namely type (Local Search, Hosted Search, Search Appliance), end-use (Government & Commercial Offices, Banking & Financial, Healthcare, Retail, Media, Manufacturing), enterprise size (Small, Medium, Large), and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa).
The enterprise search market was segmented into type, end-use, enterprise size, and region. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:
Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.
Variable analysis for demand forecast.
Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.
Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.
Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.
Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.
Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.
The enterprise search market was analyzed at a regional level. The globe was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into seventeen countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; Mexico; the UK; Germany; Italy; France; Russia; China; Japan; South Korea; India; Brazil; Argentina; Colombia; Saudi Arabia; UAE.
All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.
The enterprise search market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:
Attivio Inc. - Attivio Inc., founded in 2007, is a provider of unified information solutions. The company offers a range of business solutions, including Big Data, business and competitive intelligence regulatory management, supply chain intelligence, operational intelligence, and service knowledge expertise. Additionally, Attivio Inc. provides professional and education services and customer support through certification programs and training. The company caters to sectors such as healthcare, financial services, entertainment, oil & gas, defense, and energy. Headquartered in the U.S., Attivio Inc. has key customers such as GE, national instruments, Citibank, UBS, Intralinks, Nexen, and Cisco.
Coveo Solutions Inc. - Coveo Solutions Inc. is a provider of enterprise search and information access solutions. Established in 2005 and based in Quebec, Canada, the company boasts a global customer base of over 1000+. Its search solutions empower agents, customers, website visitors, and employees with personalized knowledge. In 2014, Gartner acknowledged the company as a visionary in the field of enterprise search. Coveo's solutions deliver unified search capabilities by consolidating and analyzing information in real-time.
Dassault Systèmes - Dassault Systèmes, founded in 1981, provides a range of product lifecycle management (PLM) and 3D solutions. Among its offerings are SolidWorks, a 3D mechanical design solution; CATIA, a design solution; SIMULIA for realistic simulation; DELMIA for digital manufacturing; and enterprise search solutions. Additionally, the company provides consulting services. Dassault Systèmes caters to various industries, including automotive, industrial equipment, aerospace, consumer goods, energy, high-tech, shipbuilding, construction, life sciences, and business services.
Dieselpoint Inc. - Dieselpoint Inc. specializes in providing navigation and enterprise search solutions for databases, documents, and XML. These solutions are utilized across various applications, including website searches, product catalogs, knowledge searches, OEM software, and knowledge bases. In addition to its cutting-edge solutions, Dieselpoint Inc. also offers comprehensive technical and consulting services to cater to the unique needs of its customers. Established in 1990, the company is headquartered in the United States and caters to a diverse clientele, including retailers, wholesalers, technology firms, publishers, and healthcare markets. Notable customers of Dieselpoint Inc. include Tata McGraw Hill, PSS/World Medical, Oregon Health and Sciences University, and NewView Technologies Inc.
Dell EMC - Dell EMC, a member of the Dell Technologies family of brands, specializes in offering a wide range of information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies. With a focus on transforming IT and safeguarding valuable information, Dell EMC provides essential infrastructure solutions for organizations. The company operates across various segments, including information storage, intelligence, security, and enterprise storage systems. Established in 1979 and headquartered in the United States, Dell EMC also offers installation, maintenance, and training services. Its enterprise storage systems and solutions cater to diverse needs such as networked attached storage (NAS), storage area networks (SAN), unified storage combining NAS & SAN, direct storage environments, object storage, backup, and disaster recovery.
Expert System S.p.A. - Expert System S.p.A. is a company that operates in the information and technology sector, specializing in the development of semantic software applications. They focus on dealing with unstructured information, where they excel in searching, organizing, correlating, and analyzing vast amounts of data and documents. With their Cogito platform, Expert System aids companies in effectively managing unstructured information, including web pages, documents, and emails. Notable customers of Expert System include Microsoft, Vodafone, Reed Business Information, ING Direct, Raytheon, Shell, Wolters Kluwer, GlaxoSmithKline, and Lilly.
Google Inc., a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. - Google Inc., established in 1998 and headquartered in the United States, underwent a reorganization in August 2015. This restructuring resulted in Alphabet Inc.'s formation, a conglomerate encompassing various subsidiaries, with Google Inc. being one of the largest. Google Inc. provides diverse search solutions, including Google Search and Google Now. Moreover, the company offers advertising services through AdWords, AdSense, and Google Display. In addition to search and advertising, Google also develops mobile software and hardware products such as Android, Chromecast, Chromebook, and Nexus. Furthermore, the company provides enterprise products like Google cloud storage, BigQuery, and CloudSQL to enhance business productivity. With a global presence, Google continues to innovate and expand its offerings.
HP Autonomy - HP Autonomy, established in 1996 and headquartered in the UK, develops intelligent applications for online environments. It offers personalized applications for websites, online services, intranets, Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet users, and electronic publishers. The company also provides content management solutions for enterprise knowledge management markets and enterprises. These automated solutions organize unstructured volumes of data and information into relevant data, enabling enterprises to enhance their customer experiences.
International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation - IBM Corporation, also known as International Business Machines Corporation, is a renowned multinational technology and consulting company that operates in more than 170 countries worldwide. IBM offers a wide range of solutions, including IT consulting and services, as well as computer hardware and software. The company specializes in the manufacturing and commercializing computer hardware, software, and middleware. Additionally, IBM provides infrastructure, consulting, and hosting services for various industries, including nanotechnology and mainframe computers. With a comprehensive portfolio, IBM offers services such as business, IT, outsourcing, financing, and lab services and training. Established in 1911, IBM Corporation is headquartered in the United States. It has a significant presence with multiple offices and operations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa.
LucidWorks Inc. - LucidWorks Inc. is a company that specializes in creating enterprise search platforms using the open-source search technology Apache Solr/Lucene. Founded in 2007 and based in the United States, LucidWorks offers a range of products and services. Their product portfolio includes an entity recognition application and enterprise search platforms that improve the intelligence of search applications through metadata. Additionally, the company provides consulting services for Solr technology, offering design and architecture reviews, training, and performance optimization. LucidWorks also provides solutions that allow Solr users to experiment with search parameters and analyze their impact on search results.
Supply Side Estimates
Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.
Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.
Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.
Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.
Demand side estimates
Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets
Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent
Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts
Forecasting via variable analysis
Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.
Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.
Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2022, historic information from 2018 to 2021, and forecast from 2023 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.
The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.
The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.
We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.
All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.
Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.
Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.
Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).
Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent
Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.
GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.
We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:
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Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.
The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.
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