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bsoco, the software comparator, releases the bsoco barometer - 3rd quarter 2011

A clear and unique software market trend analysis

bsoco, the leader of the community benchmark in the domain of professional software, publishes its third barometer of 2011. This document presents buying in July, August and September 2011. It shows the general trend of 2011 in areas of professional software such as e-learning, HR, e-business and management.

In the third quarter, buying trends seem to have followed the curves of the financial markets, the decline has been fairly general (-11%). In this trend of decline, only the human resources sector has done better and getting a 3% increase in purchase intent. Conversely, the business sector (CRM, CMS, e-mailing) whose performance was particularly good from April to June suffered a significant drop in purchase intent (- 25%). The most dramatic fall back was in the domain of e-mailing.

Just as in the second quarter, it is the talent management software that seem to bring greater satisfaction to their users. Note also that two of them are placed on the top of bsoco top 50. This ranking is determined by bsoco from surveys of users of the software.

In the top 50, we see some great entries like Ciel, the accounting software (39th), OutStart LCMS software for creating e-learning content that is positioned in 46th place, or the Microsoft CRM (50th).

The complete study (the "barometer bsoco") is available for free download on the home page of the site bsoco