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SAP partners to earn $220bn through Big Data and analytics, says IDC

82a5b7468352fd6c_orgIDC recently estimated that SAP partners around the world are likely to earn $220 billion in revenue from the vendor’s Big Data and analytics solutions over the next five years.

The research firm was commissioned by SAP to draw up an infographic detailing the opportunities in Big Data and analytics for its partners.

IDC’s research showed that $48 billion revenue is expected to be seen in the Asia-Pacific-Japan region, while $70 billion revenue is expected from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

According to IDC, the projected earnings for SAP’s partners are in line with a sharp increase in customer demand for skills in advanced and predictive analytics over the next 12 months.

From 2005 to 2020, the digital universe will grow from 130 exabytes to 40,000 exabytes, IDC said. By helping customers to master this massive growth of data to make informed business decisions, SAP hopes to play a major role in optimising customers’ businesses.

The multi-billion-dollar partner opportunity related to SAP products includes reselling, professional services, hardware and additional solutions developed on top of SAP’s analytics products, IDC said.

“SAP and its partners make a significant impact on the global economy,” said Darren Bibby, Vice President, Channels and Alliances Research, IDC.

“SAP does an excellent job delivering great products for partners to work with, as well as effective sales, marketing and training resources. The result is that the SAP ecosystem is well-positioned for the future, and customers will benefit from these additional skills and resources.”

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