If your company is looking to save time and money during the initial stages of the buying process, IBISWorld’s Inventory Management Software procurement research will provide you with the tools necessary to do just that. This report breaks down the data and analysis behind buying Inventory Management Software, such as pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and external demand drivers. Your company will also gain expert negotiation tactics to help gain leverage when working with suppliers.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Inventory Management Software - Recent Price Trend

Inventory management software prices have been increasing at an estimated annualized rate of 0.4% during the three years to 2017. Growing demand for the product has encouraged increases in market prices. However, lower supplier costs have mitigated software price growth. Furthermore, low price volatility has benefited buyer power by allowing them to more accurately anticipate and budget for...


Inventory Management Software - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership is typically up to 60.0% of the benchmark price, which is considered moderate. Moderate total cost of ownership harms buyer power because buyers may face some significant unexpected costs. Additional fees can accrue for extra features, such as cloud-computing capabilities for buyers purchasing on-premises software, training, support costs and software upgrades. The...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of inventory management software. Inventory management software allows businesses to track and manage inventory, and it can be run through cloud computing or in house. Suppliers include software publishers and multiline vendors that offer a variety of other IT solutions. This report does not cover free and open-source inventory management software or inventory accounting services.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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