Strategic Focus Report – Enterprise Applications

Challenging economic pressures are constantly impacting the enterprise applications domain. However, vendors have been making the necessary improvements in enterprise applications so that they can stand the test of time. Furthermore, the enterprise applications of today look to harness the adaptive possibilities provided by advanced technologies such as cloud computing, mobility, big data analytics, and social engagement.

As web application development evolved, the older development methods were gradually replaced by service oriented architecture (SOA) backed integrated applications. This integrated enterprise software has improved the operational efficiency of business applications, offering better application scalability features.

Technology evolution in the enterprise applications domain

The global nature of business has pushed enterprises to compete on all customer satisfaction parameters for enterprise applications, including pricing, application quality, flexibility, scalability, integration facilities, low redundancy, and quicker adaptability to technology changes. As a result, vendors who can provide quicker application responsiveness will have a selective advantage in this competitive market.

Kable’s Strategic Focus Report – Enterprise Applications analyses the current trends, drivers, and inhibitors impacting the enterprise applications market. The report outlines the evolution of enterprise applications, and identifies and assesses the best performing vendors in the market. Moreover, following in-depth ICT decision maker surveys, the report outlines enterprises’ investment priorities in the enterprise applications. This product covers the latest trends in the enterprise applications market, coupled with insight into the vendor landscape and market size in the enterprise applications domain.

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Published: Oct – 2016
Publisher: Kable
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Global Petrochemicals Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook

Global Petrochemicals Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook – Asia and North America Continue to Add to Petrochemicals Expansion               

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  • Global petrochemicals capacity is expected to see considerable growth in the next five years, increasing from 1,457 mmtpa in 2015 to 1,735 mmtpa in 2020. Around 717 planned projects are slated to come online in the next five years, primarily in China, US and Iran.
  • Asia, Middle East and North America are the top regions contributing capacity additions in the next five years. Asia has three hundred and forty-one planned projects, out of which China has 201 projects with a total capacity of 75 mtpa by 2019. Capital expenditure of these projects in China is estimated to total US$41.1 billion by 2019. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, CNOOC Limited and Shenhua Group Corporation Limited are the top three companies accounting for the major capacity additions in China.
  • In the Middle East the majority of capacity additions are planned in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Oman, adding capacity of about 54 mtpa by 2020 with capital expenditure of US$23.6 billion. Major capacity additions will be from Saudi Arabian Oil Company and Sepehr Energy Corporation.
  • In North America, the majority of capacity additions are in the US, with planned capacity of about 44.1 mtpa and capex of US$37.4 billion by 2020. Sasol Limited and Royal Dutch Shell plc are the top two companies accounting for the major capacity additions in the US.
  • Africa is expected to see spend of US$9.4 billion to add capacity of 20.1 mtpa by 2020. In Former Soviet Union, Russia has 39 planned projects adding capacity of about 14.0 mtpa, with capital expenditure of US$22.8 billion over the next five years. SIBUR Holding and Nizhnekamskneftekhim are the top two companies accounting for major capacity additions in Russia.
  • In South America, Venezuela and Brazil are expected to add capacity of 3.9 mtpa by 2020. Pequiven, Petroquimica de Venezuela, SA is the top company accounting for the major capacity additions. In Oceania, Australia and Papua New Guinea will spend approximately US$3.1 billion to add 3.7 mtpa of capacity, expected onstream by 2018.


Nuclear Power in Belgium, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016

Nuclear Power in Belgium, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016 – Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles 

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Nuclear Power to Grow at a Slower Pace than Other Power Generating Sources

Nuclear technology is one of the major base-load power-generating sources and accounted for 10.7% of global power generation in 2015. Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) generated 2,425 Terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity in 2015. Installed capacity for nuclear power increased from 370.8 GW in 2006 to 380.8 GW in 2015 at a CAGR of 0.3%, and is expected to reach 576.6 GW in 2030 at a CAGR of 3% for the forecast period 2015–2030. In terms of the installed capacity in 2015, though Europe was leading the table with 42.3%, the leading position is expected to be taken over by the Asia-Pacific region by 2030 with a share of 46.16%. Global nuclear power generation decreased from 2,661,330 gigawatt hours (GWh) in 2006 to 2,425,396 GWh in 2015 at a negative CAGR of 1.2%. It is expected that by the year end 2030, the total nuclear power generation will reach 4,079,954 GWh.

Renewable Expected to Account for More than 50% of Installed Capacity in Belgium by 2030

Renewable power capacity is expected to dominate the power mix in Belgium in 2030. Thermal power market is expected to be the second leading source in terms of contribution to the installed capacity in Belgium with a share of 29.8% in 2030 as compared to 63.1% share of renewable power capacity in the year 2030. Renewable power is expected to have maximum growth during the period 2015–2030. Share of renewable power is expected to increase from 32.1% of the cumulative power capacity in the year 2015 to 63.1% in the year 2030. The market growth of renewable power will be driven by the government initiatives and programs.

Belgium to Phase out Nuclear Power by 2025

Base load power demand in Belgium is met through renewable, thermal power from gas, and nuclear power. The importance of nuclear power is steadily declining, but that of gas-based thermal power generation is growing. Nuclear power generation is expected to decrease from 24,825 GWh in 2015 to 10,614 GWh by the year 2030 at a negative CAGR of 9% during the period 2015–2030. This is due to the decommissioning of the existing nuclear plants. No new nuclear reactors are expected to come online during the forecast period and by 2025, it is expected that all the nuclear plants will be shutdown.

Fuel Cards in Europe – Top 5 markets, 2010-2020e

Small fleets turn to fuel cards to remain competitive

Over the last five years the numbers of fleet vehicles in the top five European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) have been slowly growing as card eligibility levels are reduced and the fleet sector faces increasing competition from foreign companies. This trend will continue to grow as fuel prices begin to rise towards 2020, forcing fleets to use fuel cards to lower transport costs and remain competitive.


With the majority of CRT vehicles already using fuel cards, new fleet vehicles will provide some of the only legitimate growth in the fuel card market across Europe, as an additional 463,701 fleet cards will be issued between 2015 and 2020.

Traditionally, small domestic fleet vehicles have not been eligible for fuel cards, but by launching a card aimed at domestic fleets with lower minimum volume requirements, card operators will remain competitive within this new market segment. A large network, favourable discounts and credit period, and cost monitoring services will appeal strongly to smaller fleets over the next five years. If card operators begin to provide these services now, they will see their market shares boosted by this growing market segment toward 2020.

Fuel cards in Europe, Top 5 markets, 2010-2020e; France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK”, a Sector Report by Verdict Retail, provides an executive-level overview of the European top 5 fuel card markets today, with forecasts of values and volumes up to 2020. It delivers deep quantitative and qualitative insight into the fuel card market, analyzing key trends in the market based on in depth interviews with major fuel card operators across Europe and proprietary data from Verdict Retail’s service station retail databases.

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TrendSights Analysis: Digital Consumption

An Analog Shopper in a Digital World


Why? Trend drivers

  • Convenience of shopping anywhere and on a 24/7 basis (hyper-connection).
  • Access to diversified and interactive digital catalogues, sometimes allowing customization.
  • Flexible source of price comparison, product availability, and reviews.
  • Participate in social media campaigns.

Who? Consumer targets

  • Millennials are the key age demographic for online commerce, with price being perceived as the greatest benefit of online shopping.
  • Shoppers with larger household sizes tend to shop online more often for groceries.
  • China, the US, and the UK are the top e-commerce markets, accounting together for more than $1tn in sales in 2015.

How? Innovation implications

  • Develop a robust omni-channel strategy in order to reach new audiences and offer consumers a seamless experience in the way they buy their products online.
  • Invest in e-commerce subscription business models as a method of obtaining recurring revenue and improving shoppers’ loyalty.
  • Interact with consumers via social media channels and incorporate high-tech solutions into product packaging.


Canadean’s “TrendSights Analysis: Digital Consumption” explores how the digital world is shaping consumers’ preferences and choices, especially in terms of added flexibility in comparison with traditional in-store shopping. Market data reveals that global retailers are expected to see more sales coming from the online channel, which demonstrates how important it is for companies to diversify their sales channels.

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Q2 2016 Global Oil and Gas Discoveries Review

Globally, 80 oil and gas discoveries were witnessed during the January to June period. Of these 41 are conventional gas, 36 are conventional oil, two are unconventional gas and one is unconventional oil.

Among companies, Statoil ASA, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, and Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd had the highest number discoveries in the first half of 2016 at five each. SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad, Santos Ltd., Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd., Statoil ASA., Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Pakistan Petroleum Limited, and MOL Group had two discoveries each in Q2 2016, the highest among all the operators.  Santos Ltd. followed with four discoveries.


In Q2 2016, Pakistan had the highest number of discoveries at eight. The US and Norway had the second highest number of discoveries, with four each. Asia leads the world with 15 discoveries in the quarter. Africa and Europe had seven discoveries each.Pakistan and Australia had 12 and 10 discoveries respectively in the first two quarters of 2016, the highest among all countries in the world. Asia and Africa also lead the world in terms of number of discoveries in H1 2016 with 31 and 15 respectively. Oceania and Europe follow with 11 and 9 discoveries. In Australia, nine of the 10 discovery wells were drilled in the Carnarvon Basin, the Cooper Basin and the Cooper/Eromanga Basin. The remaining discovery well drilled in the Canning Basin yielded conventional oil.

GlobalData’s latest Oil & Gas Intelligence report Q2 2016 Global Oil and Gas Discoveries Review – Discovery Success Continues in Pakistan, will help you obtain most up to date information available on oil and gas discoveries across the world; facilitate decision making on the basis of strong discoveries data and develop business strategies with the help of specific insights on the oil and gas discoveries data.

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The Future of Generic Drugs and Strategies for Commercial Success

Although the US is currently dominating the generics market, emerging markets have been the most important geographical growth drivers for generics in the recent past. For example, Indian pharmaceutical companies are already well positioned in this industry, with their advanced technological capabilities and low-cost manufacturing. Despite emerging economies having relatively lower healthcare spending than developed economies, their healthcare costs are expected to significantly rise in the near future, driven by the adoption or expansion of universal healthcare and a growing incidence of lifestyle diseases.

Therapy Areas with Highest Levels of Genericization, 2016–2021


As seen in the above figure, the oncology (19%) and cardiovascular (18%) therapy areas seem to be the most promising for genericization in the next five years. The metabolic (14%), respiratory (11%), and gastrointestinal (11%) therapy areas follow. Overall, the disease areas with higher prevalence rates and levels of need will see more growth in the generics market as more innovative molecules will be developed for these diseases, whereas in the case of neurology (6%), even though the unmet need is high, the R&D and innovation have been slow compared with the other therapy areas.

CBR Pharma Insight’s latest report The Future of Generic Drugs and Strategies for Commercial Success discusses trends in the global generic drugs market, and the evolving business strategies being adopted and leveraged by generic drug companies around the world. CBR Pharma conducted an extensive and targeted industry survey of experts from top global generic drug companies, to gather opinions on the trends and future commercial prospects of the generic drugs market.

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TrendSights Analysis: Anchoring

Anchoring as an effort to humanize the act of consumption

Defining Anchoring
Anchoring may be defined as the desire for products that immerse consumers in familiar and positive emotions that trigger a deeper connection with a brand’s identity. This trend may arise as a consequence of a lack of satisfaction regarding modern consumption, from a wish to re-experience products from the past, or simply because consumers are in search of positive feelings (such as comfort, security, individuality, and simplicity).


Why? Trend drivers

  • Rising stress and uncertainty, leading consumers to take comfort from products from the past.
  • Lack of satisfaction with the digital era, seen as mechanizing the act of consumption instead of humanizing it.
  • The need to generate positive feelings.

Who? Consumer targets

  • Women are more likely to experiment with new products that they may not be familiar with.
  • Generation X and Baby Boomers would like to resurrect classic products, while Millennials are eager to experiment with products once used by their parents.

How? Innovation implications

  • Launch products with retro-style packaging and minimal technology.
  • Develop products based on “old-school” recipes, flavors, and scents, sending consumers back to a time when they were happier.
  • Include claims that appeal to simplicity, authenticity, and security. Products that include elements of heritage and storytelling are also more likely to be chosen by consumers.

Canadean’s latest report “TrendSights Analysis: Anchoring” explores the preference for products with simple, familiar, and trustworthy ingredients and packaging, as opposed to the complexity and uncertainty of modern consumption patterns.

Your key questions answered:

  • How relevant is Anchoring to the different sectors?
  • Which needs and longings motivate this trend?
  • Which consumers are most associated to Anchoring?
  • How can I capitalize on Anchoring for my business?

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IoT Healthcare Opportunities for MNOs: Market Forecasts and MNO Approaches

IoT connectivity for healthcare related devices is a small but growing opportunity. Pyramid estimates that the total number of patients remotely monitored through SIM-based IoT connections at 4.7m at the end of 2015, and we expect this to grow to nearly 18m in 2020, representing a CAGR of 31%. Healthcare services account for just 1-2% of total wireless IoT SIM-based connections.

SIM-based IoT connectivity for remote patient monitoring is growing, while fixed connectivity is declining. Those conditions requiring constant monitoring (and so often needing to be mobile) and where convenience and ease of use are important are best suited to using SIM-based cellular connectivity, which is also more costly than alternative approaches. Direct patient-to-physician communication and access to near real-time data are also driving demand for SIM-based IoT connectivity. Sleep therapy and CRM are the two main areas for which remote SIM-based connectivity is best suited, together accounting for over three-quarters of total SIM-based connections.


The forthcoming availability of SIM-based LPWA networks, (NB-IoT in particular) will be an important market driver for the demand of SIM-based healthcare services, improving (indoor) coverage, increasing battery life and lowering costs.  These benefits are particularly pertinent for wearable devices, enabling better monitoring and improving patient comfort.

Pyramid Research’s latest report “IoT Healthcare Opportunities for MNOs: Market Forecasts and MNO Approaches” offers an in-depth analysis of SIM-based IoT connectivity technologies, services and end-user requirements, devices and applications and the service provider ecosystem and the role of MNOs in the IoT health value chain.  The report includes forecasts through 2020 for SIM-based IoT connections by  type including cardiac rhythm management (CRM), remote electrocardiogram (ECG), blood remote monitoring, sleep diagnostic and therapeutic devices, as well as service revenue for SIM-based IoT connectivity. Built around case studies, the report provides MNO and device manufacturer positioning strategies in the healthcare vertical and what works and what doesn’t.

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Consumer and Innovation Trends in Beer 2016

Sensory & Indulgence is the strongest mega-trend reinvigorating the global beer market
Willingness to try new products and experiment with flavors and beer styles make Sensory & Indulgence trend a key mega-trend shaping the global beer category. Comfort & Uncertainty is also of high relevance, as economic instability drives consumers to the familiar and trusted. Health & Wellness is another prominent trend, where increased health-consciousness and consumption awareness impact beer drinkers’ choice process.


Both Individualism & Expression and Smart & Connected further influence the beer category
Other mega-trends also influence global beer consumers and create current and future opportunities to innovate. One notable trend is the Individualism & Expression mega-trend. Traditionalism as a marketing mantra does not  apply to younger generations, who want tailored choices aligning with personal identity and image, often following advice from their peers rather than experts or other “authorities.”

In today’s digitized society, the online space is creating new avenues for improving product visibility and creating a dialogue with consumers such as through social media platforms. Therefore it will be also important for brands to consider and harness the Smart & Connected mega-trend.

Canadean’s latest report Consumer and Innovation Trends in Beer 2016 seeks to explore the key trends that are being shaped by the changing consumer behaviors and needs in the global beer products space.

  • TRENDS: Understand the key consumer and innovation trends impacting the global market and analyze the key implications across packaging, formulation, and positioning.
  • CONSUMER INSIGHT: Data analyzed from Canadean’s consumer surveys delivers a clear picture of the global consumer in relation to the beer category.

INNOVATION: See the best examples of innovation and recommendations for brands operating in the market.

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