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IBISWorld’s Software Publishing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Technological advancements will expand product offerings and potential markets for operators
  • Industry products are highly profitable once developed
  • The shift toward cloud computing will benefit the major players in this industry

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Software Publishing industry grew dynamically over the five years to 2016, as businesses and consumers increased their investments in software, computers, mobile devices and video games. Strengthening corporate profit stimulated demand from businesses, while rising disposable incomes encouraged consumers to spend on software, including spending on discretionary downstream products such as video games. Increasing prevalence of software in day-to-day activities and the rise of predictive analytics and artificial intelligence will characterize the five years to 2021.


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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Application software publishing

    Applications are programs designed for the end-user to carry out specific tasks and include word processing, graphics generators, databases and games. This segment is expected to account for about 38.2% of total industry revenue. General business productivity and home use applications make up 46.2% of the application software segment's revenue, and includes products such as Microsoft Office and Apple iWork. Other sources of revenue in this segment includes sales of cross-industry application software, utilities software and vertical market application software.

    System software publishing

    System software is designed to control the computer hardware and provides a platform for applications to be used on. Thi..

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    Additional Insights for the Software Publishing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Software Publishing Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Protection of patents
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
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    Industry Products

    What is the Software Publishing Industry?

    Software publishers disseminate licenses to customers for the right to execute software on their own computers. Operators in this industry market and distribute software products and may also design the software, produce support materials and provide support services.

    Industry Products
    System software publishing
    Application software publishing
    Custom application design and development
    Technology consulting and training
    Re-sale of computer hardware and software
    All others
    Industry Activities
    Developing software
    Publishing software
    Development video games
    Publishing video games
    Publishing cellular phone software
    Publishing computer software
    Developing firmware software
    Development middleware software

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Corporate profit
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Percentage of households with at least one computer
  • Investor uncertainty

  • Current Performance
  • Acquisitions and expansion
  • New markets
  • Abundant profit
  • Piracy threats
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Cloud computing and AI
  • New business models
  • Emerging competition
  • Table: Software Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Software Publishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Computer Stores
  • Information
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Data Processing & Hosting Services
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Application software publishing
  • System software publishing
  • All others
  • Re-sale of computer hardware and software
  • Technology consulting and training
  • Custom application design and development
  • Chart: Software Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Business demand
  • Consumer demand

  • Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Household consumers and individual users
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Software Publishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Software Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Software Publishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Microsoft CorporationInternational Business Machines Corp.Oracle Corp.
  • Table: Microsoft Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: International Business Machines Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Oracle Corp. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Software Publishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Software Publishing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of mobile internet connections (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Application Software
  • A computer program that functions with the purpose of supporting or improving the software user's work.
  • Cloud Computing
  • A computing model in which storage and computing tasks are handled by networked machines (often servers in a data center owned by the service provider) rather than at the point of consumption.
  • Enterprise Software
  • A type of software, also known as enterprise application software (EAS), that is intended to solve an enterprise problem, rather than a departmental problem.
  • Open-Source Software (Oss)
  • Computer software distributed under a licensing arrangement and that allows computer codes to be shared, viewed and modified by other users and by organizations.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • A model of software deployment where a provider licenses an application to customers for use as a service on demand.
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    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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