SAP claims partners set to earn big with big data
Commissioned report estimates $220bn in worldwide revenue up for grabs in next five years
Global research firm IDC today issued a new infographic commissioned by SAP AG that estimates SAP partners around the world will earn $220bn in revenue in the next five years related to analytics and big data solutions from the company.
According to IDC, this is in line with a sharp increase in customer demand for skills in advanced analytics and predictive analytics over the next 12 months, as well as a desire to control costs, optimise operations and manage risks. The announcement was made from the SAP Americas Partner Leadership Summit, being held in Miami, Florida, US this week.
From 2005 to 2020, the digital universe will grow from 130 exabytes to 40,000 exabytes, according to IDC.
"By improving customers' capabilities to master the massive growth of data to make informed business decisions, SAP will play a major role in optimising businesses to run better and more sustainably in the future," the company said in an emailed statement.
The multi-billion dollar partner opportunity, claimed by SAP and IDC includes reselling, professional services, hardware and additional intellectual property and solutions developed on top of analytics solutions from SAP and its HANA platform.
SAP broke own the potential revenue as $48bn in the Asia-Pacific-Japan region; $70bn in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and $102bn in the Americas region. The top industries for these analytics and big data opportunities are expected to be manufacturing, government, communications and media, banking, professional services, retail, healthcare, utilities and insurance.