A Snapshot of the Global Core Banking Market

by Bart Narter,  Stephen Greer, April 4, 2012
Industry Trends
Global, Asia-Pacific, EMEA, Latin America, North America


Over the last decade, financial institutions around the world have begun to adopt modern core banking systems to support and upgrade their products and services and survive in an ever-more competitive banking climate. Banks are increasingly looking toward modern solutions to overcome constraints in their existing environments. The degree of core banking adoption varies across geographies, with most developed countries having already gone through legacy transformations decades ago.

In the new report, A Snapshot of the Global Core Banking Market, Celent discusses the market overview in each of the regions covered (North America, Western Europe, Latin America, APAC, EEMEA) and provides market share estimates of the top vendors in each region. The estimates are classified into <$1 billion asset banks, $1-20 billion asset banks, and >$20 billion asset banks. The report also looks at ASP vs. on-premise installations geographically, and overall market size.

With noticeable variability in size of the deals, pricing, and functionalities being implemented around the world, it is a tough proposition to value the market. In this report, Celent tries to value the core banking market by considering the sum of project costs of core banking replacement projects for the top 500 banks (both maintenance costs and fresh implementation costs) and using that as a proxy since the large bank market forms the bulk of the total core banking market value. Celent has estimated the total core banking market size to be around $4.8 billion for the year 2011. The market is expected to grow to $5.1 billion by the end of 2013.

“Coming out of the economic crisis, banks scaled back their IT spending, but spending has started to rise,” says Stephen Greer, Analyst with Celent’s Banking group and coauthor of the report. “The total number of core deals from 2010 has decreased slightly, yet the overall deal sizes have increased, and the future is looking better for the core banking industry.”

This report provides the market overview regionally, covering North America, Western Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and EEMEA. Celent also compares ASP to on-premise installations across the provided asset tiers and geographies. Finally, the report estimates the complete core banking market size by way of cost and fee calculations, geographical demand, and market valuation.

Celent is a research and advisory firm dedicated to helping financial institutions formulate comprehensive business and technology strategies. Celent publishes reports identifying trends and best practices in financial services technology and conducts consulting engagements for financial institutions looking to use technology to enhance existing business processes or launch new business strategies. With a team of internationally based analysts, Celent is uniquely positioned to offer strategic advice and market insights on a global basis. Celent is a member of the Oliver Wyman Group, which is a wholly-owned operating unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC].

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary


Geographical Market Overview



North America



Western Europe






Eastern Europe, Middle East Asia, and Africa (EEMEA)



Latin America



ASP Vs. On-Premise


Core Banking Market Size Estimate



Initial Estimates



Geographical Demand



Pricing Estimates



Market Valuation




Leveraging Celent’s Expertise



Support for Financial Institutions



Support for Vendors


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