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Industry Research

2022 – 2027 Worldwide eDiscovery Software and Services Overview

Market Overview

Taken from a combination of public market sizing estimations* as shared in leading electronic discovery publications, posts, data points, and discussions, the following eDiscovery Market Size Mashup** shares general market sizing estimates for the software and services area of the electronic discovery market for the years between 2022 and 2027.

The mashup charts (Figures 1-8) represent one interpretation of aggregated and modeled publicly available information that focuses on eDiscovery market trends, size, growth, and segmentation.

Figure 1 – eDiscovery Software and Services Market

eDiscovery Software and Services Market (2022-2027) – New Update


Figure 2 – eDiscovery Software Market

eDiscovery Software Market (2022-2027)

Figure 3 – eDiscovery Cloud Software Market

eDiscovery Cloud Software Market (2022-2027)

Figure 4 – eDiscovery Services Market

eDiscovery Services Market (2022-2027)

Figure 5 – eDiscovery Market Overview by Geography

eDiscovery Market Geographical Overview (2022-2027)

Figure 6 – eDiscovery Market Overview by Government/Non-Government Markets

eDiscovery Government and Non-Government Market Overview (2022-2027)

Figure 7 – eDiscovery Market Overview by Task

eDiscovery Market By Task (2022-2027)

Figure 8 – [Lagniappe] eDiscovery Market Sizing: Past and Projected

eDiscovery Market Sizing - Past and Projected - 2022 - Update

Segment Estimates

Specific estimates based on the aggregation of forecasts are provided below for general eDiscovery market segments.

eDiscovery Software and Services Market Size (Figures 1, 2, 3, and 4)

  • After experiencing a market retraction due to the worldwide pandemic, a resurgence and acceleration of spending occurred in 2022. This resurgence and acceleration resulted in estimated spending for worldwide eDiscovery software and services of approximately $14.05B for 2022.
  • The combined eDiscovery software and services market spending is estimated at approximately $14.05B in 2022 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of approximately 9.69% to $22.31B in 2027.
  • eDiscovery software market spending is estimated at approximately $4.78B in 2022 (34% of the total market) and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of approximately 12.72% to $8.70B in 2027 (39% of the total market).
  • eDiscovery services market spending is estimated at approximately $9.27B in 2022 (66% of the total market) and estimated to grow at a CAGR of approximately 7.98% to $13.61B (61% of the total market) in 2027.

On and Off-Premise Software Market Size (Figures 2 and 3)

  • On-Premise software spending is estimated to be approximately 45% of worldwide eDiscovery software spending in 2022, with that number decreasing to approximately 27% by 2027. While the percentage of spending is decreasing over time, the actual dollar amount of spending is estimated to continue to grow slowly through 2027, with spending ranging from $2.15B in 2022 to $2.35B in 2027.
  • Off-Premise software spending is estimated at approximately 55% ($2.63B) of worldwide eDiscovery software spending in 2022, with that percentage increasing to approximately 73% by 2027 and representing dollar spending estimated at $6.35B in 2027.
  • Cloud software spending (off-premise) for Software as a Service (SaaS) is estimated at approximately $1.79B in 2022, growing to $4.19B in 2027.
  • Cloud software spending (off-premise) for Platform as a Service (PaaS) is estimated at approximately $0.37B in 2022, growing to $1.02B in 2027.
  • Cloud software spending (off-premise) for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is estimated at approximately $0.47B in 2022, growing to $1.14B in 2027.

Geographical Market Size (Figure 5)

  • The U.S. is estimated to account for approximately 62% of worldwide eDiscovery software and services spending in 2022, with that percentage decreasing to approximately 57% by 2027. While the percentage of spending is decreasing over time, the actual dollar spend is estimated to increase based on overall worldwide software and services market growth, growing from $8.71B in 2022 to $12.72B in 2027.
  • The rest of the world (ROW) outside of the U.S. is estimated to constitute approximately 38% ($5.34B) of worldwide eDiscovery software and services spending in 2022, with that number increasing to approximately 43% by 2027 and representing a dollar spend estimated at $9.59B in 2027.

Government and Non-Government Market Size (Figure 6)

  • Governmental and Regulatory spending on eDiscovery (audits, investigations, and litigation) is estimated to constitute approximately 45% of worldwide eDiscovery software and services spending in 2022, with that number decreasing to approximately 41% by 2027. While the percentage of spending is decreasing over time, the actual dollar spend is estimated to increase based on overall software and services market growth, growing from $6.32B in 2022 to 9.15B in 2027.
  • Non-Governmental spending on eDiscovery is estimated to constitute approximately 55% ($7.73B) of worldwide eDiscovery software and services spending in 2022, with that number increasing to approximately 59% ($13.16B) by 2027.

Estimated Spending By Task (Figure 7)

  • Spending on review-related software and services is estimated to constitute approximately 66% of worldwide eDiscovery software and services spending in 2022, with that number decreasing to approximately 61% by 2027. While the percentage of spending is decreasing over time, the actual dollar spend is estimated to increase based on overall software and services market growth, growing from $9.27B in 2022 to $13.61B by 2027.
  • Spending on processing-related software and services is estimated to continue to constitute approximately 19% ($2.67B) of worldwide eDiscovery software and services spending in 2022, with that percentage growing slowly to an estimated at 20% through 2027, when it will constitute $4.46B of spending.
  • Spending on collection-related software and services is estimated to constitute approximately 15% ($2.11B) of worldwide eDiscovery software and services spending in 2022, with that number increasing to approximately 19% ($4.24B) by 2027.

[Lagniappe] eDiscovery Market Sizing: Past and Projected  (Figure 8)

  • In 2012, the combined eDiscovery services and software market was estimated to be $4.73B.
  • eDiscovery services and software combined spending in the last full pre-COVID calendar year (2019) was estimated to be $11.23B.
  • The eDiscovery services and software market is expected to grow to approximately $22.31B in 2027, a growth of $17.58B between 2012 and 2027. If estimates are accurate, at the end of 2027, a total of approximately $192B will have been spent on eDiscovery software and services worldwide between the start of 2012 and the end of 2027.

*Market Size Sources

Sources for eDiscovery market sizing estimations and recent adjustments have been aggregated since the initial eDiscovery Market Size Mashup published in 2012 and are included in a model that is used to develop annual eDiscovery market size mashups. These sources include but are not limited to publicly available content (including abstracts, excerpts, quotes, references, and data points) from the following sources.

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  • Gartner. Market Guide for E-Discovery Solutions. Michael Hoeck, October 2022.
  • IDC. IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Review Software 2022 Vendor Assessment. Ryan O’Leary, October 2022.
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  • ComplexDiscovery. 2021 eDiscovery Business Confidence Surveys. (Running Listing). November 2021.
  • Research and Markets. 2021. eDiscovery Market Research Report by Deployment, Component, Verticals, and Region – Global Forecast to 2026 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19. October 2021.
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  • BMC. 2021. The State of SaaS in 2022: Growth Trends and Statistics. Laura Shriff and Chrissy Kidd. September 17, 2021.
  • EY. 2021. Top Five eDiscovery Trends in 2021. Harshavardhan Godugula. August 31, 2021.
  • Nuix. 2021. FY21 Financial Results Investor Presentation. August 31, 2021.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission. 2021. Form S-1 Statement for CS Disco, Inc. June 25, 2021.
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  • Facts and Factors. 2021. Global Market Size and Share will Reach USD $24.12 Billion by 2026. February 10, 2021.
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  • U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (Department of Commerce), 2020. Gross Domestic Product (Third Estimate), Corporate Profits (Revised), And GDP By Industry, Second Quarter 2020. September 30, 2020.
  • Selected Industry eDiscovery Analysts (Discussion), 2020. eDiscovery Market Forecasting. October 19, 2020.
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  • Industry Observer Estimations (Multiple Observers)

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