The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) revealed various trends that enabled the Indian IT-BPM industry to clock double-digit growth of 12.3 percent (constant currency terms) in exports and 10 percent in domestic revenues for FY2016. In a press meet addressed by Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, NASSCOM, Mr. C P Gurnani, Vice-Chairman, NASSCOM and Mr. R Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM, confluence of digital technologies (cloud, mobility, IOT, social, big data), changing business models, rapidly growing innovative start-up ecosystem, government’s vision of driving digitization, India’s consumer economy were identified as major trends that are spearheading this growth.
Amidst a growth of 0.4 per cent in the global IT-BPM in 2015, the industry is expected to reach an estimated USD 143 billion in FY2016, doubling its revenue over the last six years and crossing the USD 100 billion milestone in export revenues. In addition, E-commerce contributed USD 17 billion revenue boosting digital consumption. India continues to gain market share in the global sourcing sector and emerges as the largest, most diversified and scalable destination.
Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, NASSCOM, said, “Amidst a volatile global economic environment, the industry has been able to set new benchmarks by growing from strength-to-strength and sustaining its double-digit growth. Our industry is going bimodal in today’s diverse landscape, gaining share in both traditional and digital markets and fuelling growth of the industry. Start-ups, ecommerce are the new champions of the industry and I expect these segments to increase their contribution to industry growth in the years to come.”
WAY FORWARD FY2017
With increase in technology spending estimated by global technology analysts, Industry expects the double digit growth story to continue in FY2017. The IT-BPM industry export revenue is expected to grow by 10-12 per cent in FY2017 reaching revenues of USD 119-121 billion. The domestic revenue is expected to grow by 11-13 per cent and achieve revenue of INR 1560-1590 billion in FY2017. The industry is expected to add a net employment around 2 lakh.
With this, the industry is marching steadily on the path to reach USD 350 billion by 2025, with digital revenues spearheading growth.