A Booz Allen Hamilton whitepaper on:
Future of the Enterprise Software Industry (January 2006)
"No new concepts as significant as supply chain management (SCM) or customer relationship management (CRM) are on the near horizon—just a constant pressure to make incremental improvements. Meanwhile, virtually every company that needed to add enterprise software to its application portfolio has already done so. With no radically new technologies imminent and with most markets saturated, the enterprise software sector can expect to see the shakeout cycle typical of any maturing industry, as companies consolidate and rationalize."