Report Description

This TechSci Research document focuses on the key trends and dynamics in the Chinese SaaS market. It offers data on the enterprise SaaS market and growth forecasts, and outlines the demand drivers as well as inhibitors among Chinese organizations. The insights in this document were gained from our survey of 478 CIOs and IT managers of large and SMB enterprises in China. In addition, the methodology leveraged for this report included extensive secondary research and interviews with leading SaaS providers in the market. 

Software as a service (SaaS) or cloud computing has emerged as a significant software delivery model for many business applications. China is a very large potential SaaS market for basic business applications such as accounting, HR and manufacturing related applications. SaaS will emerge as an important part of China’s next generation ICT industry. 

According to “China Enterprise SaaS market Survey Analysis, 2012” the demand for SaaS will increase exponentially in two to three years and the growth rate will far exceed that of the traditional IT industry, including the on-premise software market. According to the survey conducted by TechSci Research, 55% SaaS adopters are using security / compliance application which were followed by 30% for Web Conf. /IM / Collaboration applications. The CRM and ERP applications combined accounts for 39%. “China Enterprise SaaS market Survey Analysis, 2012” discusses the following aspects related to SaaS market in China:
  • China SaaS Market Size & Forecast
  • SaaS Adoption Drivers
  • SaaS Challenges
  • Satisfaction and Usage/Deployment trends
  • SaaS Planners & Channels
  • Regional SaaS Adoption
  • Local Vendor Landscape
Why you should buy this report ?
  • To gain an in-depth understanding of China SaaS market dynamics
  • To obtain research based businesses decisions and add weight to presentations and marketing materials.
  • To gain competitive knowledge of leading players.
  • The forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop by 2016?
  • To understand SaaS adopters and planners – buying behavior & usage patterns
Report Methodology
The information contained in this report is based upon both primary and secondary sources. Primary research included interviews with Enterprises in China which are currently using SaaS or are planning to use in next six months. Secondary research included an exhaustive search of relevant publications like newspapers, websites, and proprietary databases.

Table of content

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview of SAAS China Market
  3. SaaS Awareness and Familiarity
  4. SaaS Adoption
  5. Reasons For Adopting SaaS
  6. Barriers to SaaS Adoption
  7. Satisfaction Level Among Adopters
  8. SaaS Usage/Deployment Trends
  9. SaaS Pricing Model
  10. SaaS Buyers and Decision Makers
  11. SaaS Planners
  12. SaaS Channels
  13. SaaS Solutions Categories
  14. Vertical Distribution
  15. Regional SaaS Adoption
  16. Local Vendor Landscape
  17. Conclusion

Figures and Tables

Figure 1: SaaS Market Size & Growth in China, 2008-2011 (US$ Millions)

Figure 2: Forecast China SaaS Market Size & Growth 2012-2016 (US$ Millions)

Figure 3: SaaS Awareness among Enterprises in China

Figure 4: Familiarity level of SaaS among China Enterprises

Figure 5: SaaS Application Used By Enterprises in China

Figure 6: Primary Reason For Adopting SaaS By China Enterprises

Figure 7: All reasons for adopting SaaS by China Enterprises

Figure 8: Primary Reason for not considering SaaS

Figure 9: SaaS Satisfaction in Different Applications

Figure 10: SaaS Integration in Enterprises

Figure 11: Pricing Model of SaaS Adopters in APAC

Figure 12: SaaS Buyers in Enterprises

Figure 13: Influencers of SaaS Purchase Decisions

Figure 14: Time frame for Making SaaS purchases by Potential Buyers

Figure 15: SaaS Applications demand as expressed by Potential buyers

Figure 16: Importance of Local Resellers/Agent during SaaS purchases

Figure 17: SaaS Channels through which purchases were made.

Figure 18: Benefits of Reseller/Agents

Figure 19: Enterprise Applications SaaS Market Size Distribution By Vertical

Figure 20: Enterprise Application SaaS Market Size Distribution By Region

Frequently asked questions






Sakshi Bajaal

Business Consultant
Press Release

China SaaS Market to Grow at 49% CAGR till 2016

Dec, 2015

Software as a service (SaaS) or cloud computing has emerged as a significant software delivery globally for many business applications.