Just five large firms — market leader Microsoft, EMC, Oracle, and Adobe — and one smaller one, Liquid Machines, serve the world’s ERM demand. (EMC and Oracle entered the market by acquiring Authentica and Stellent respectively; Stellent had previously acquired a DRM company called SealedMedia.) Although ERM implementations are found in Asia and Europe, the bulk of demand and revenue come from the United States.
“ABI Research expects stable and robust ERM market growth,” says Aima. “The next few years probably represent the strongest growth potential, before ERM becomes commoditized.”More on ERM in the next couple of weeks.