The Global Growth Index

The world has changed, but businesses use technology to adapt, overcome and thrive. See what drives success and the priorities for today's global economy.

Discover it all in the fourth annual Epicor Global Growth Index.

Global Growth Index 2020
Insights From 2,000 Leaders Across the Globe

Insights From 2,000 Leaders Across the Globe

The annual Epicor Global Growth Index measures the state of global business growth year-over-year in the manufacturing, distribution, and retail industries.

Each year, we survey thousands of leaders from businesses around the world to discover what key factors affect their bottom line, potential threats to success, which technologies they're investing in, and much more.

Technology Allows Businesses to Thrive Despite Disruptions

It’s no surprise that Covid-19 is foremost on business leaders’ minds when it comes to potential supply chain volatility, with 61% of companies seeing it have a negative impact on their business growth. But overall, over half of businesses polled saw year over year growth.

Technology and IT infrastructure was the leading driver for this success, with businesses focusing in on several different technologies.

  • Over 80% of respondents say AI delivers business value in 2 years or less
  • 45% of businesses attribute big data analytics to improving their profitability
  • AI and 5G are the tech trends that respondents expect to see most over the next 12-18 months
  • 61% of respondents say they now hire less-experienced workers because software can bridge skills gaps

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