A Macro Look at Past and Projected eDiscovery Market Size from 2012 to 2024

From a macro look at past estimations of eDiscovery market size from 2012 through 2019, and projected estimations of market size for 2020 through 2024, we see strong and consistent double-digit growth rates for the market as a whole as well as for both services and software segments.

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The annual market size mashup from ComplexDiscovery was initiated in 2012 and originated out of a desire to reconcile published forecasts and data points for market size and industry growth. The mashup is simply an aggregation of published industry data points from research firms, industry commentators, and eDiscovery providers, modeled and presented to highlight market size and growth information. To date mashups for eDiscovery market size have been prepared annually since 2012 by ComplexDiscovery.

From a macro look at past eDiscovery market size from 2012 through 2019, and projected market size for 2020 through 2024, we see strong and consistent double-digit growth rates for the market as a whole as well as for both services and software segments.


Chart: An eDiscovery Market Mashup (Past and Projected)

eDiscovery Market Sizing Both Past and Projected (2012-2024)

In looking through the lens of the past, we observe the following market size kinetics.

  • The combined eDiscovery software and services market spend grew from $4.73B in 2012 to $11.23B in 2019. This represented a 13.15% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the seven-year period.
  • eDiscovery software market spend grew from $1.42B in 2012 to $3.39B in 2019. This represented a 13.24% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the seven-year period.
  • eDiscovery services market spend grew from $3.31B in 2012 to $7.84B in 2019. This represented a 13.11% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the seven-year period.

In looking into the future, we see an aggregate estimation of the following market size trajectories.

  • The combined eDiscovery software and services market spend is estimated at approximately $11.23B in 2019 and estimated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of approximately 12.93% to $20.63B in 2024.
  • eDiscovery software market spend is estimated at approximately $3.39B in 2019 (30.19% of the total market) and estimated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of approximately 13.05% to $6.26B in 2024 (30.36% of the total market).
  • eDiscovery services market spend is estimated at approximately $7.84B in 2019 (69.81% of the total market) and estimated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of approximately 12.88% to $14.37B in 2024 (69.64% of the total market).

Historical Listing of ComplexDiscovery eDiscovery Market Sizing Mashups

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Source: ComplexDiscovery

A Matter of Pricing? A Running Update of Semi-Annual eDiscovery Pricing Survey Responses

First administered in December of 2018 and conducted four times during the last two years with 334 individual responses, the semi-annual eDiscovery Pricing Survey highlights pricing on selected collection, processing, and review tasks. The aggregate results of all surveys as shared in the provided comparative charts may be helpful for understanding pricing and its impact on purchasing behavior on selected services over time.



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