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Collaboration Software Market Size - By Component (Solution [Conferencing, Content Sharing, Project Management, Enterprise Social Networking, Messaging], Service [Professional Services, Managed Services]), Deployment Model, Organization Size, Application & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI711
  • Published Date: Sep 2023
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Collaboration Software Market Size

Collaboration Software Market size was valued at USD 16.1 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 12% between 2023 and 2032, driven by the increasing demand for enhanced productivity and innovation. Organizations are increasingly recognizing the value of collaboration software in boosting productivity and fostering innovation. These tools streamline workflows, reduce email overload, and provide centralized platforms for brainstorming, project management, and knowledge sharing.

Collaboration Software Market

For instance, in September 2023, Zoom Video Communications introduced Zoom Notes, a collaborative workspace designed for use before, during, and after meetings. Accessible to all users without extra charges and set for release in the near future, Zoom Notes aims to streamline collaboration by enabling users to create and share content within Zoom Meetings. This eliminates the need to switch between Zoom and external documents or tools during calls. Users can also collaborate asynchronously in Zoom Notes outside of meetings, enhancing flexibility and productivity. By enabling better collaboration and information sharing, they contribute to enhanced creativity and problem-solving, further contributing to the growth of the collaboration software market share.

Many companies operate on a global scale and have teams and partners distributed across different regions and time zones. Collaboration software facilitates real-time communication, project management, and document sharing among these dispersed teams. It helps bridge geographical gaps and fosters collaboration among employees, customers, and stakeholders worldwide, strengthening the collaboration software market outlook through 2032.

Data security and privacy remain significant concerns for organizations using collaboration software. Storing and sharing sensitive information online can expose businesses to data breaches and cyber threats. High-profile security incidents and data leaks have raised awareness about the risks associated with collaboration tools. The sharp increase in IoT (Internet of Things) cyberattacks, as reported by Kaspersky, highlights the growing vulnerability of connected devices.

The surge from 639 million attacks in all of 2020 to 1.5 billion attacks in just the first six months of 2021 underscores the urgency of cybersecurity in the IoT ecosystem. This trend is driven by the expanding IoT landscape, which encompasses everything from smart home devices to critical infrastructure components. As a result, organizations often invest heavily in security measures and compliance to safeguard their data, which can be a barrier to adopting collaboration software.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on the collaboration software market as it accelerated the adoption of digital collaboration tools. With remote work becoming the norm, businesses rapidly turned to software platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Slack for virtual meetings, document sharing, and team communication. These platforms witnessed exponential growth in users and revenue. Additionally, the pandemic highlighted the need for robust collaboration solutions in healthcare, education, and various industries to ensure continuity of operations and efficient remote collaboration, driving sustained demand for such software.

Collaboration Software Market Trends

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are increasingly being integrated into collaboration software to enhance productivity and user experiences. Citing an instance, in August 2023, Atlassian, known for its collaboration software suite including Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket, unveiled Atlassian Intelligence during its annual user conference, Team 2023, in Las Vegas. This integration of generative artificial intelligence (AI) aims to enhance Confluence, their team collaboration platform, by providing valuable insights into IT team collaboration and efficiency.

Branded as Atlassian Intelligence, this new tool leverages OpenAI's generative AI technology to summarize meeting minutes, generate tweets based on Confluence documentation, and outline test plans for Jira Software, streamlining workflow and productivity for customers.

AI-driven features such as automated task assignment, intelligent content recommendations, and natural language processing for chatbots and virtual assistants are becoming more prevalent. These capabilities aim to streamline communication, automate routine tasks, and provide insights to improve collaboration efficiency, driving the expansion of the collaboration software market.

Collaboration Software Market Analysis

Collaboration Software Market, By Organization Size, 2021 – 2032, (USD Billion)

The large enterprises segment held over 81% of the collaboration software market share in 2022, due to its ability to enhance efficiency and connectivity across geographically dispersed teams. Large corporations with multiple offices and remote employees rely on these tools to facilitate real-time communication, project management, and document sharing. For instance, global companies like IBM and Accenture have extensively adopted platforms like Microsoft Teams to streamline operations and ensure seamless collaboration among thousands of employees worldwide. This trend is driven by the growing recognition that effective collaboration software is essential for maintaining competitiveness and innovation in today's business landscape.

Global Collaboration Software Market Share, By Application, 2022

The IT & telecom segment accounted for 27% of the collaboration software market share in 2022, owing to the growing need for efficient communication and project management in a rapidly evolving and interconnected industry. With distributed teams and the complexity of IT projects, collaboration tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams are essential for real-time communication, code sharing, and issue tracking.

For instance, Atlassian's Jira and Confluence have become go-to platforms for IT professionals to streamline development workflows and enhance cross-team collaboration. As the industry continues to innovate and expand, the demand for collaboration software remains a cornerstone of its success.

 U.S. Collaboration Software Market Size, 2021 -2032, (USD Billion)

North America collaboration software market recorded 40% of revenue share in 2022. The region has a large concentration of leading technology companies, such as Microsoft, Google, and Cisco, which are continuously innovating and driving the development of collaboration tools. Besides, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of remote work, emphasizing the need for robust collaboration solutions. Companies like Zoom, headquartered in the United States, saw explosive growth during this period. Nonetheless, North American enterprises prioritize efficiency and connectivity, making collaboration software a crucial component for achieving business objectives, thereby fueling industry growth.

Collaboration Software Market Share

The major companies operating in the collaboration software market include

  • Slack Technologies, Inc.
  • Google LLC
  • Atlassian Corporation Plc
  • Polycom, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Citrix Systems Inc.
  • IBM Corporation
  • AudioCodes Ltd.
  • Blackboard Inc.
  • Zoho Corporation Private Limited
  • Micro Focus International plc
  • BOX, Inc.
  • Avaya Inc.
  • OpenText Corporation
  • SMART Technologies
  • TeamViewer GmbH
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Zoom Video Communications, Inc.


Collaboration Software Industry News

  • In August 2023, Google launched Duet AI for Workspace, an advanced virtual assistant, as part of its collaboration suite. Alongside this release, the company introduced additional features, including tools for meeting summarization and translation, as well as teleprompter functionality for presentations, enhancing the productivity and functionality of its Workspace platform.

This collaboration software market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD billion) from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Component

  • Solution
  • Conferencing
  • Content sharing
  • Project management
  • Enterprise social networking
  • Messaging 
  • Services
  • Professional services
  • Managed services

Market, By Enterprise Size

  • Large Enterprises
  • SMEs

Market, By Deployment Model

  • On-premise
  • Cloud

Market, By Application

  • BFSI
  • IT & telecom
  • Retail & consumer goods
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Government
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Singapore 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of collaboration software reached USD 16.1 billion in 2022 and is set to register over 12% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to the increasing demand for enhanced productivity and innovations among organizations worldwide.

The large enterprises segment recorded over 81% of the market share in 2022, on account of the software’s ability to enhance efficiency and connectivity across geographically dispersed teams in large organizations.

North America registered over 40% of the market share in 2022, owing to the increasing presence of leading technology companies, such as Microsoft, Google, and Cisco in the region.

Slack Technologies, Inc., Google LLC, Atlassian Corporation Plc, Polycom, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Citrix Systems Inc., IBM Corporation, AudioCodes Ltd., and Blackboard Inc. are some of the major collaboration software companies worldwide.

The major companies are AT&T Inc., Atlassian, AudioCodes Ltd., Avaya Inc., Blackboard Inc., BOX, Inc., Cisco, Citrix Systems Inc., Google, IBM, LogMeIn, Inc., Micro Focus International plc, Microsoft, OpenText, Oracle, Polycom, Inc., Slack Technologies, Inc., SMART Technologies, TeamViewer GmbH, Zoho Corporation Private Limited, and Zoom Video Communications, Inc.

Collaboration Software Market Scope

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