System integration is the process of integrating all the physical and virtual components of an entity’s system (such as CRM, SMS, and ERP). The physical components consist of the various machine systems, computer hardware, inventory, etc. The virtual components consists of data stored in databases, software and applications, the main focus of system integration is integrating all these components to act like a single system.
The system integration market size in Qatar was estimated at US$125m in 2018, and is expected to grow by 8% annually to reach US$170 million in 2022.
Government initiatives to create awareness of and spur adoption of digital services will have a knock on effect that will increase demand for system integration.
Increases digitization of government services and offerings will require sophisticated system integration offerings.
There is a gap in the market for lower-cost, pre-packaged system integration offerings that can cater to the more basic needs of smaller enterprises.
Late uptake in Qatar (versus global standards) of system integration to support mobility and adoption of cloud solutions creates opportunities for experienced investors to serve the local market