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bsoco, the software comparator, releases the bsoco barometer – 1st quarter 2013

A clear and unique software market trend analysis

Posted on May 13, 2013 - bsoco, the leader of the community benchmark in the domain of professional software, publishes its 1st barometer of 2013. This document presents buying trends in January, February and March in areas of business software such as CRM, ERP, e-learning, HRIS or CMS. bsoco analyses web browsing behavior of thousands of its users worldwide and identifies the most frequent searches. The number of benchmark sheets that have been sold reliably presents short-term purchase intentions. bsoco is becoming more and more popular among professionals, sellers and buyers of business software.

At the beginning of 2013, the software market looks to be on the rebound with an increase of almost 30% compared to the previous quarter. Compared to the first quarter of 2012, the increase is even larger (+36.7%).

The most efficient sector of this quarter is HR category, particularly talent management software. This can be explained by the search for efficiency in times of crisis followed by the adjustment of best skills within a team of a company. As well the first quarter of 2013 saw a nice increase in e-learning category.

SaaS is still preferred solution with 49% of purchase intentions. However open source continues to decline.

There is a slight reduction of the average market price of software : 0.21%.

Finally, the bsoco barometer shows its usual "Top 50" that ranks software solutions from its database in accordance to users´ satisfaction. "Lumesse " talent management software keeps the head of bsoco TOP 50. ERP "IFS" is on the second position and the e-mailing software "Neolane" completes for the first time the podium.

In the TOP 50, we see the arrival of two French publishers: "E-deal" (CRM) and " Inser " (Recruitment).

The complete study ("bsoco barometer") is available for free download on the homepage of the bsoco website


bsoco was created in 2010 in the Czech Republic by consultants specialized in the benchmark and giving advice to businesses in regards to choosing professional IT solutions. With a unique concept, bsoco index transposes users´ software experience into factual data. Evaluated according to 4 criteria (performance, ergonomics, reliability and services), our software comparator offers current, precise and objective information about software and its position on the market in comparison with other software packages.

Based on large community of users in several European countries (Spain, France, England), in the United States and South America, bsoco provides unique comparative studies on ERP, CRM, CMS, e-mailing, HRIS, LMS, rapid learning, authoring tool, talent management or accounting software.

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