The European SaaS market is very niche, and adoption of a SaaS system has been slow, as it is still a relatively new technology. There are only a small number of players in this sector, so prices aren’t competitive yet.   However, growth is expected, due to recent technological and financial advances in the banking and finance sector with the introduction of API Banking, as banks have to open their infrastructure to third party developers.

“The SaaS market for Europe was valued at $9.1 billion in 2016 and expected to reach $24 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 17.8%” (BCC Research May 2018)

Enterprise Ireland clients can access the Market Research Centre and view a range of reports analysing the Software as a Service market. To view the reports listed below or if you have any queries, contact us at The MRC is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Clients can view the databases at this link.


BCC Research

  • Software as a Service Market: Technologies and Global Markets through to 2022 (May 2018)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Technologies: Global Markets to 2022 (May 2018)


IBISWorld (US Market)

  • Software Publishing in the US (July 2019)
  • Business Analytics and Enterprise Software Publishing in the US (Dec 2018)
  • HR and Payroll Software in the US (Oct 2018)



  •     Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT Helpdesk at an Institute of Higher Education: Implementation Issues. Krishnaswamy, Venkataraghavan
    Sharma, Mayank South Asian Journal of Management. Oct-Dec2018, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p173-189. 17p.
  • What Is SaaS and How Can It Help Build Our Profession? Kraft, Chris Journal of Government Financial Management. Summer2018, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p26-31. 6p.


Frost and Sullivan

  • Adoption of Managed Application Services to Double by 2021 (June 2019)
  • Global Software Testing Services Market, Forecast to 2024 (May 2019)
  • Latin American Software and Platform- as-a Service Market, Forecast to 2022 (May 2018)



  • Market Guide for SaaS Management Platforms (Nov 2018)
  • Toolkit: Administrative HR & HR Service Management Software RFI (May 2019)


Plimsoll (UK Market)

  • Payroll & HR Software



  • Europe: Software (Feb 2019)
  • Global: Software (Feb 2019)
  • Individual Country Reports on: Software (2019)


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