Expenditures on supply-chain-management software are forecast to hit $10 billion this year, up 12.2%, Gartner says. Companies using SCM software for the first time will account for 16% of the market's growth, Gartner says. "Through 2018, 40% of new spending and 80% of recurring end-user spending will focus on advancing and extending foundational supply-chain capabilities," said Gartner's Chad Eschinger.

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