Recessions tend to drive market consolidation, as the lean revenues thin out the herd in nearly all markets. And the warehouse management systems market is no exception, say market analysts at ARC Advisory Group.
In a recent report, ARC analysts say the top-tier vendors in the WMS market saw strong growth in 2008, as they have in most of the past 10 years ARC has performed the study. However, that trend of the big getting bigger cannot continue for much longer, and soon--maybe as soon as next year--the WMS market will have consolidated to the point where the only way the top five vendors can grow is by taking over one of the other top five.
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