2024 B2B Sales Enablement market size, growth rate, overview and book

Pam Didner’s book Effective Sales Enablement

Pam Didner’s book Effective Sales Enablement. Honoured to be mentioned. The book will be launched in the UK on 10/3 and in the US on 10/23: https://amzn.to/2uf6scr
Pam Didner’s book Effective Sales Enablement launching in the UK 10/3 & and in the US 10/28 https://amzn.to/2uf6scr

I received my copy of Pam Didner’s excellent book Effective Sales Enablement.

I’m honoured to be mentioned in it.

Thank you Pam Didner and everyone who was part of the start of my journey in this space at Nortel and BizSphere.

In discussion forums of the SALES ENABLEMENT SOCIETY sesociety.org and on Quora I see the ongoing demand for numbers on the market size of the Sales Enablement market.

28-Jun-2018 when Upland Software announced their acquisition of RO Innovation, they called it…

…the $400+ million annual sales enablement software market

… which is quoting Travis, T. (2017, September 6): Sales Enablement Platforms Expand the SalesTech Stack.

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Obviously, there are many ways to define the boundaries of this market.

Here’s my definition of Sales Enablement.

The Gartner Report: Market Guide for Digital Content Management for Sales published 17-Nov-2017 sees…

…“Digital content management for sales (DCMS)” […] vendors […] “generate $423.5 million in revenue, up by approximately 16% from the previous year.”

In 2017 (22-June-2017), Sales Engagement Platforms (SEP) were a $780M/year market, and “expected to be worth $5B by 2021” (Aragon Research).

My table using start & end points from Aragon Research
My table using start & end points from Aragon Research

Obviously, the Sales Engagement Platform market is different from the Sales Enablement Technology [or Sales Enablement Platform] market.

However, it is interesting to take Aragon’s numbers to see what growth rate they are assuming.

If they assumed a linear growth rate, then they are assuming a market growth rate of 59.12% a year. (I saw sources that say it is 10.6% growth per year, now in 2023.)

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If not assuming a linear growth rate, then their model might look something like this:

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As you can see from the links further down below I’m trying to track both the growth & consolidation of this market.

Scott Brinker’s Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic grew again:

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Scott actually wrote a post on this growth & consolidation entitled The paradox of simultaneous MarTech consolidation and expansion, illustrated

the paradox of simultaneous martech consolidation and expansion
the paradox of simultaneous MarTech consolidation & expansion

Whilst this blog just wants to show a complete picture of the market without rankings or recommendations, I have recently come across a couple of such perspectives:

The Forrester Wave™ : Sales Enablement Automation Platforms | Q3 2018

The Forrester Wave™ : Sales Enablement Automation Platforms | Q3 2018
The Forrester Wave™ : Sales Enablement Automation Platforms | Q3 2018



Ignoring detailed revenue numbers for Salesforce, Hubspot, Adobe, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Velocify Inc… and Jive Software; here’s my current Sales Enablement market overview by revenue.

[Edit] In October 2019 @servicenow acquired @attivio

[Based on Crunchbase data, but very likely to be outdated.] Please help me improve this via my quest leveraging Questmate.com:


The first ones are not in order of revenue.

My total count is 186 vendors.

The revenue shown in the graph above (I took out Enhatch) is a lot more than the $400M from Travis, T. (6-Sep-2017): Sales Enablement Platforms Expand the SalesTech Stack.

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I added some to account for the elephants in the software market and some for the very long ‘long tail’ of small vendors. Hence, you get to more than the $780M Aragon Research has for the so-called Sales Engagement Platform market. I know many companies consider their Microsoft SharePoint document repository as their Sales Enablement portal:

  • meta (Metaverse, Meta Quest Pro, Oculus, Workplace by Facebook, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc) Workplace – marketed as Workplace from Facebook & formerly Workplace by Facebook: An online collaborative software tool developed by Meta Platforms)
  • Salesforce (Slack, Salesforce CRM Content / Chatter / Einstein / AppExchange / Trailhead / ‘Sales Cloud’ files & libraries / Slack / LevelJump formerly known as Lurniture)
  • Alphabet: Google Cloud Platform (G Suite / Drive / Docs / Sheets / Slides / Keep / Forms / Sites / programmablesearchengine.google.com)
  • SAP (Callidus / iCentera / Litmos, LMS, Emarsys, Signavio) CRM, CPQ, CLM, Marketing Automation, …
  • Hubspot (Kemvi)
  • DemandScience (PureB2B, Klarity, Internal Results, Leadiro, Tidings, BIOMES, Airborne App Airborneapp airborneapp.io @Airborneapp_io)
  • Adobe Systems (Marketo + ToutApp + Figma + Workfront + Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, now part of Adobe Experience Manager Mobile)
  • Microsoft (metaverse, Microsoft Office, Office Delve, Teams, SharePoint, Dynamics, Yammer, LinkedIn, LinkedIn Learning, investment in OpenAI / partnership with ChatGTP, etc…)
  • IBM (IBM Smarter Workforce former kenexa.com + Vivisimo Velocity Platform = IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer)
  • Oracle (Oracle CPQ Cloud former BigMachines Inc + InQuira)
  • Velocify Inc. ($50M in revenue annually; competes with SalesHood)
  • Jive Software (used to have $203.5M in revenue annually, now $38M?)
  • Zoho
  • ServiceNow, Inc. (Attivio, Loom Systems, Passage AI, Sweagle, Montrêal-based Element AI)

This blog turns 14 years old in 2023. See the archive going back all the way to 2009.

I’m always looking for new ways to show the entire market size and the percentage breakdown of all the market players.

I see the market at $11.06Bn USD in annual revenue in 2024, but only if counting some of the revenue of the really large players in software that bought out smaller Sales Enablement players or those big players who offer free/freemium tools that could be used for Sales Enablement.

Here are my complete lists:

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