The state of the systems market: The Library Management System


In the UK, there are over 180 institutions delivering some form of Higher Education . All have a Library Management System (LMS or ILS ‘Integrated Library System’ in US parlance). It was possible to enumerate the LMS provider for virtually every HEI outside the context of the library survey itself. The main vendors interviewed for the study are highlighted.
The overall market position of all HE LMS vendors is represented in this chart:

Market summary
Customers
% Share
Total number of HE institutions
183
100
ExLibris (inc Endeavor)
43
23.50
Talis
42
22.93
SirsiDynix
41
22.40
Innovative Interface
33
18.03
Axiel
1
0.55
Infor (formerly Geac)
3
1.64
ISOxford
6
3.28
OCLC Pica (Fretwell Downing)
3
1.64
Payne Automation
1
0.55
Softlink
1
0.55
VTLS
1
0.55
Unknown
8
4.37
Main players are Ex Libris, Innovative, SirsiDynix and Talis

84.88

The LMS market is mature and there has been little ‘churn’ in the last few years.