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SaaS Market Still Soaring: Microsoft Takes Crown From Salesforce In 2016 Q2, According To Synergy Research

The Software-as-a-Service market grew 33 percent in the second quarter of 2016 and saw more than $11 billion in overall sales, reports Synergy Research Group.

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Growth Of A Highly Fragmented SaaS Market

Cloud-based services are an increasingly popular way of delivering software of all stripes, from business applications to collaboration tools to system infrastructure management solutions.

The Software-as-a-Service market grew 33 percent in the second quarter of 2016 and saw more than $11 billion in overall sales, according to an analysis recently performed by Synergy Research Group.

The market is highly fragmented across categories, but in the second quarter, Microsoft overtook Salesforce as the overall leader, with 15 percent of overall SaaS revenue compared with Salesforce's 14 percent (both companies were tied at 14 percent the previous quarter, and prior to that, Salesforce was the longtime leader).

Synergy shared its research on the growth and leaders across six categories: collaboration, CRM, ERP, HR/HCM, other enterprise apps and systems infrastructure software.

 
 
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