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Enterprise Content Management Market Size - By Component (Solution, Services), By Deployment (Cloud, On-premises), By Enterprise Size (SMEs, Large Enterprises), By Industry Verticals, Growth Prospects, Regional Outlook & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7147
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Enterprise Content Management Market Size

Enterprise Content Management Market size was valued at USD 22 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 10% between 2023 and 2032. The adoption of cloud-based ECM solutions could continue to rise. Many organizations are shifting from on-premises ECM systems to cloud-based alternatives due to flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness they offer. Cloud ECM solutions also facilitate remote access and collaboration, which has become more crucial in the context of a remote and distributed workforce.

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To that end, in May 2023, Newgen Software, a leading global provider of a digital transformation platform based on low-code technology, unveiled the Newgen OmniDocs Connector on the Salesforce AppExchange. This integration empowers customers to maximize the value of their Salesforce investments. The Newgen OmniDocs Contextual Content Services Platform seamlessly integrates with Salesforce Sales Cloud, enabling users to efficiently handle, govern, collaborate on, and leverage their organization's content. More innovations and efforts in this regard will help strengthen the ECM market outlook.

With employees, as well as employers, rapidly inclining toward remote work, companies are looking for solutions that enable employees to access, share, and collaborate on documents and data from anywhere, securely, and efficiently, accelerating enterprise content management market growth. However, data privacy and security concerns may drive down industry growth in the long run. With the increasing focus on data privacy and cybersecurity, organizations are cautious about how they handle sensitive content. ECM systems are expected to be highly secure and compliant with various data protection regulations. Achieving this level of security and compliance can be a challenge for some organizations, and the fear of data breaches or non-compliance can limit the adoption of ECM solutions.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industry. With remote work becoming the new norm, organizations faced increased demand for ECM solutions to manage and share digital content efficiently. The pandemic accelerated the adoption of cloud-based ECM systems, emphasizing the importance of accessibility and collaboration. In addition, security concerns and compliance requirements surged, highlighting the need for ECM platforms to ensure data privacy and regulatory compliance in a remote work environment.

Enterprise Content Management Market Trends

AI and machine learning technologies play a significant role in driving the ECM industry. Organizations are rapidly transitioning toward AI-driven solutions to automate content categorization, metadata tagging, and content retrieval. Machine learning can help analyze and interpret unstructured data, making ECM systems more efficient in content management and search capabilities. To leverage these benefits of AI, companies in the ECM space are introducing novel solutions with advanced capabilities to suffice the growing market demand, thus transforming market dynamics.

For instance, in July 2023, KnowledgeLake, a forward-thinking Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform built on cloud-native architecture, introduced KnowledgeLake StreamLine Solutions™, a revolutionary suite of solutions designed to revolutionize how businesses address intricate operational issues. With the release of KnowledgeLake StreamLine Solutions, the company positions itself as a leader in the field of enterprise content management (ECM), offering advanced, secure, and context-aware Intuitive AI™ that is highly accurate.

The shift towards remote work and the increasing need for mobile access to corporate content are among the key factors driving the demand for enterprise content management (ECM) market. According to Upwork, it is projected that by 2025, approximately 32.6 million Americans, constituting around 22% of the workforce, will be engaged in remote work arrangements. This forecast indicates a steady but ongoing transition towards remote work. Intriguingly, this trend aligns with the preferences of workers, as an astonishing 98% of them have expressed their desire to work remotely, even if only for part of their work time, suggests Buffer, an SMM software startup for growing brands.

Enterprise Content Management Market Analysis

Enterprise Content Management Market Size, By Component, 2021 – 2032, (USD Billion)

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Based on component, the solution segment held over USD 16 billion revenue in 2022. The adoption of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions is primarily driven by the need for enhanced efficiency, collaboration, and compliance in the digital age. Organizations seek ECM systems to streamline document and data management, automate workflows, and improve content accessibility, especially in remote work environments. Compliance with stringent data regulations is another key driver, as ECM solutions ensure secure data storage and facilitate adherence to data protection laws. Furthermore, the demand for ECM is propelled by the pursuit of greater cost savings, reduced manual processes, and improved decision-making through data analytics.

Enterprise Content Management Market Share, By Deployment, 2022

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Based on deployment, the enterprise content management market from cloud segment size dominated around USD 17 billion in 2022. Cloud could emerge as a preferred deployment model for ECM solutions by 2032. Cloud deployment is preferred for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) due to its flexibility, scalability, and cost-efficiency. Cloud-based ECM solutions enable organizations to easily scale their storage and processing capabilities to meet their evolving needs, eliminating the limitations of on-premises systems. Cloud ECM offers remote access, facilitating collaboration in the age of remote work. Additionally, it minimizes the burden of hardware and software maintenance, reduces upfront capital costs, and ensures data redundancy and disaster recovery, enhancing overall efficiency and security.

U.S. Enterprise Content Management Market Size, 2021 -2032, (USD Billion)

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North America enterprise content management market accounted for 30% of the revenue share in 2022. The rapid digital transformation across various sectors, driven by the need for efficient document and data management, has bolstered ECM adoption. Organizations like Newgen Software and Knowledge Lake have introduced innovative ECM solutions, catering to the growing demand for advanced content management tools. Furthermore, the shift toward remote work and the emphasis on data security and compliance, notably with regulations like GDPR and HIPAA, are contributing to the market's expansion as companies seek to meet these challenges effectively.

Enterprise Content Management Market Share

Major companies operating in the enterprise content management industry are:

  • IBM Corporation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Open Text
  • Hyland
  • Alfresco
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Newgen Software
  • Box
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Company
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Lexmark International, Inc.

IBM Corporation and Microsoft Corporation are dominating the enterprise content management market. Both IBM and Microsoft offered comprehensive ECM solutions that catered to a wide range of enterprise needs. Their ECM platforms provided document management, records management, workflow automation, and collaboration tools, making them one-stop solutions for ECM requirements. Their ECM solutions were scalable and suitable for businesses of varying sizes, from small and medium enterprises to large corporations. Scalability is a critical factor for ECM adoption, as businesses can start small and expand as needed.

Enterprise Content Management Industry News

  • In September 2023, Box, Inc., the prominent Content Cloud provider, disclosed that Arriva, a British multinational public transport company, has chosen Box as its trusted and integrated cloud content management platform for its widely dispersed workforce operations. Arriva has leveraged Box to establish a central online repository for CCTV footage, simplifying the process of searching and sharing crucial evidence with relevant public authorities.
  • In May 2023, Box, the cloud-based content management solution, unveiled its forthcoming offering, Box AI, a suite of advanced AI capabilities seamlessly integrated into the Box Content Cloud. This integration will apply Box's stringent enterprise standards for security, compliance, and privacy to the cutting-edge realm of artificial intelligence, bridging the gap between content management and the latest technological advancements.

The enterprise content management 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
    • Records Management
    • Case Management
    • Document Management
    • Mobile Content Management
    • Imaging and Capturing
    • Web Content Management
    • Digital Asset Management
    • Others
  • Services
    • Managed
    • Professional

Market, By Deployment

  • Cloud
  • On-premises

Market, By Enterprise Size

  • Large Enterprises
  • SMEs

Market, By Industry Vertical

  • BFSI
  • IT and Telecommunication
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Others

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

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


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of enterprise content management reached USD 22 billion in 2022 and is set to expand at over 10% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, led by the increasing adoption of cloud-based ECM solutions worldwide.

The solution segment generated more than USD 16 billion in 2022, attributed to the rising need for enhanced efficiency, collaboration, and compliance in the digital age.

North America held more than 30% of the market share in 2022, owing to the rapid digital transformation across various sectors.

Some of the top global enterprise content management companies are IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Open Text, Alfresco, Oracle Corporation Newgen Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Company, Xerox Corporation, and Lexmark International, Inc.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 19
  • Tables & Figures: 349
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 240
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