In recent years, China's digital transformation has continued to deepen, and the scale of the digital economy has continued to increase. Data show that in 2019, the scale of China’s digital economy reached 35.8 trillion yuan, accounting for 36.2% of GDP. In addition, the number of small and medium-sized enterprises continued to increase. At the end of 2019, the number of Chinese enterprises reached 38.583 million. iiMedia Consulting analysts believe that the number of China’s small and medium-sized enterprises is huge, and there is still room for substantial improvement in overall digitalization, and the demand for digital services of enterprises is wide. Driven by technology, policies and other factors, the China's corporate service market has broad room for development and the market blossom. The service market with certain rigid demand characteristics such as human resources, finance and taxation, and marketing is expected to take the lead in popularity and growth. In terms of market perception, as the data of iiMedia Research showed, 32.0% of workplace respondents believe that companies affected by COVID-19 will increase their attention to the corporate service market, and 23.7% of workplace respondents believe that companies will increase the investment in related services. The outbreak of COVID-19 has made more and more companies realize the importance of digital transformation, and their attention to corporate services represented by digitalization has increased, which is conducive to the market penetration of corporate services.
随着中国企业对SaaS服务需求不断扩大，中国市场涌现一批新兴的SaaS 企业。在疫情的催化下，进一步加速SaaS业务在垂直领域的发展。iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，2019年中国业务垂直型SaaS市场规模持续增长，CRM和ERP SaaS市场规模分别达到36.9亿元、30.2亿元，位居行业前列。艾媒咨询分析师认为，随着移动互联网的发展和企业主体的扩张，行业垂直型和云端商业模式SaaS企业发展加快，短视频、直播电商及小程序等新兴渠道的兴起也为企业服务SaaS行业带来新的发展机遇。
As Chinese companies' demand for SaaS services continues to expand, a number of emerging SaaS companies have emerged in the Chinese market. Catalyzed by the epidemic, further accelerate the development of SaaS business in vertical fields. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of China's business vertical SaaS market continued to grow in 2019, with the CRM and ERP SaaS market reaching 3.69 billion yuan and 3.02 billion yuan respectively, ranking the top in the industry. iiMedia Consulting analysts believe that with the development of the mobile Internet and the expansion of business entities, the development of industry vertical and cloud business models SaaS companies has accelerated, and the emergence of emerging channels such as short videos, live broadcast e-commerce, and small programs also serve SaaS companies. The industry brings new development opportunities.
According to iiMedia Research, the global cloud computing market in 2018 reached US$305.8 billion, up 17.52% year-on-year. Among them, the size of the public cloud market grew to US$139.2 billion, up 25.41% year-on-year. It is estimated that the global public cloud market will reach US$171 billion in 2019. Compared with the global market, China's cloud computing market is still small, and the overall development speed of the industry remains at a relatively high level. As the second echelon enterprise of China's cloud service providers, UCloud enjoys the dividends brought by the rapid growth of the industry. Its business income in 2018 reached 118,743.32 million yuan, an increase of 41.39%, gross profit of 46,878.79 million yuan, an increase of 53.08%. Although UCloud has achieved profitability, the problem of excessive dependence on public cloud business is still prominent. With the increasing competition in the public cloud market, the company has to confront the low-price competition strategy of the head manufacturer, and the uncertainty of profitability has increased. iiMedia Consulting Analysts believe that there is a certain gap between the top manufacturers and the top manufacturers, and there are still many challenges in the development. However, the third-party neutrality and strong customized service capabilities can not be ignored in the field of vertical segmentation.
As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the market scale of China SaaS industry is expected to reach 25.34 billion yuan in 2020, of which the CRM market is developing rapidly, reaching 3.69 billion yuan in 2019. As an important branch of CRM, marketing SaaS has great potential. Among all the current advertising channels, digital advertising, especially mobile advertising, is becoming more and more important. Even in overseas markets, 94% of marketing staffs prefer to use social media platforms such as Facebook to launch advertisements. Therefore, the marketing SaaS platform is also realizing advertising services for multi channels and multi platforms, and playing the role of data center to provide unified data output and data analysis capability support for the implementation of business application scenarios.