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KuppingerCole predicts rise in SAP Access Tool Management market

KuppingerCole analysts have predicted that the SAP Access Tool Management market will reach USD $636 million by 2025.

The new analysis also predicts that the DREAM and CIEAM segments will reach 1.44 billion USD by 2025. From 2020 to 2025, the Compound Annual Growth Rate is estimated at 36.9% enabled by increasing demand. 

KuppingerCole says that this change indicates significant and constant growth patterns for the coming years. They say the main coverage of service spans across North America, which represents 44.3% of the total revenue, followed by EMEA with 29.2%. 

The analysis also predicts new opportunities in APAC, which also currently holds a big portion of this revenue, and where the demand is expected to grow.

This growth is said to be enabled by the rise of dynamic cloud environments, which often require dynamic access.

"Dynamic cloud architecture is coming to dominate enterprise networks and operations, as business leaders and IT vendors understand a paradigm shift is necessary for organisations to compete as fully digital enterprises," the report states.

"This new architecture incorporates multiple instances of cloud services including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, as well as hybrid combinations of cloud and on-premises installations and within it all, clusters of teams using and running these clouds. The emergence of non-human identities gaining access to cloud-based resources is also an important part of the new environment."

Analysts say that DREAM-based platforms must operate at the speed of the cloud and grant access based on tasks, toolchains, and workloads rather than roles or only permission access to static resources such as servers or vaults. 

These platforms include those categorised as CIEM (Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management) platforms that offer rapid access to cloud infrastructure itself and, in some more advanced examples, offer granular control of cloud-based resources. 

Also included within DREAM is the newer PAM for DevOps tools that extend the traditional functionality of PAM for toolchain-focused access for DevOps teams. 

While this emerging market is attracting significant attention, KuppingerCole has also found that the customer requirements for access control solutions for their business applications are changing rapidly in the context of the journey towards SaaS services. 

Research also shows that many organisations now need solutions that cover a range of Line of Business (LoB) applications from different vendors, operated in varying models.

Several customers continue to focus on their traditional SAP environments, with the SAP department being the buyer, looking for deep integration into these environments and familiar user interfaces

The company says it expects the trend towards supporting a broader range of LoB applications to continue within SAP's own portfolio.

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