Europe had an employment to population ratio of 63.1% in 2011 and it had decreased to 63% in the year 2012. This decrease in the employment could be a reflection of various parameters such as the economic slump, stricter immigrations policies, etc. but, one of the pressing issues concerning Europe is the aging of the population. This might affect the industrial production and will surely not help the economy. One of the solutions to the aging problem is to improve the productivity of already present workforce so that in the future, the economy is not affected negatively. Workforce management software will help this region in this respect to increase the efficiency of the present workforce.
Workforce management software solutions help in addressing these concerns with features like HR Administration, talent management, labor budgeting, workforce tracking and several others. Increasing adoption of ERP solutions and focus on productivity are some of the driving factors contributing to the growth of this market. The usage of these solutions is not limited to any particular industry vertical. Instead, the adoption rate is growing across the enterprises operating in different sectors.
The workforce management software includes features like payroll and benefits, HR administration, employee self-services, time and attendance, performance management, forecasting and scheduling, labor budgeting, workforce tracking, and others.
Workforce management also encompasses field service management that includes elements like, demand management, workforce scheduler, workforce dispatcher, and mobile solutions. The intention behind using the workforce management software is to make the company's workforce as productive as possible, reduce labor costs, and improve customer service.
Growing focus on maximum productivity, increasing adoption of ERP and analytical solutions, and supportive industrial regulations and legalities are some of the factors contributing to the growth of the market. However, general implementations or execution issues with the software are something that might hinder the demand growth of the workforce management software market in Europe.
The European market for workforce management software solutions has been broadly segmented on the basis of its deployment - on premise and on demand - and its applications have been described under different set of end-users such as manufacturing, retail, energy, government, travel and transport, and others.
The market has also been segmented into different countries of the European region as the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and others.
Some of the major vendors mentioned in the report are SAP, Oracle, Kronos, ADP, Hydra Management and Reflexis. There are some other vendors like Better Plan, Asure Software, Calabrio, Conrep, Sierra Data Systems and Kappix who are serving the market with their unique offerings.
Market analysis for the Europe workforce management software market, with country-specific assessments and competition analysis on a country scale.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a Europe and country scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the workforce management software market on a country scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
Insights into the major countries in which this industry is growing and also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.1 Key Findings
1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Market Overview
3.2 Factors Driving the Market
3.2.1 Growing Focus on Productivity
3.2.2 Increasing Adoption of ERP and Analytical Solutions
3.2.3 Industry Regulations and Legal Issues
3.3 Factors Restraining the Market
3.3.1 General Issues with Software Implementation
3.4 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
3.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces
3.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.5.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.5.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
3.5.5 Competitive Rivalry among Existing Competitors
3.6 Current Opportunities in Market
4. Technology Overview
4.1 Technology Snapshot
4.2 Workforce Management Software Features
4.2.1 Payroll and benefits
4.2.2 HR administration
4.2.3 Employee Self-Services
4.2.4 Time and Attendance
4.2.5 Performance Management
4.2.6 Forecasting and Scheduling
4.2.7 Labor Budgeting
4.2.8 Workforce Tracking
5. Europe Workforce Management Software Market Segmentation by Deployment
6. Europe Workforce Management Software Market by End-User Industry
6.5 Travel and Transport
7. Europe Workforce Management Software Market by Country
8. Vendor Market Share Analysis
9. Competitive Intelligence and Profiles
9.1.2 Major Products and Services
9.1.4 Recent Developments
9.2.2 Major Products and Services
9.2.4 Recent Developments
9.3.2 Major Products and Services
9.3.4 Recent Developments
9.4 ADP, LLC
9.4.2 Major Products and Services
9.4.4 Recent Developments
9.5 Hydra Management
9.5.2 Major Products and Services
9.5.4 Recent Developments
9.6.2 Major Products and Services
9.6.4 Recent Developments
9.7.2 Major Products and Services
9.7.4 Recent Developments
9.8.2 Major Products and Services
9.8.4 Recent Developments
10. The Challengers
10.1 Better Plan
10.2 Asure Software
10.5 Sierra Data Systems
11. Investment Analysis
11.1 Recent Mergers and Acquisitions
11.2 Investor Outlook
12. Future of Workforce Management Software Market