System upgrade: Macroeconomic conditions continue to support strong local demand

The Software Publishing industry in North Carolina comprises companies that design, develop and publish software products. The industry has performed well over the five years to 2018, with revenue rising at an annualized rate of 5.5% to $6.0 billion, including a 5.5% increase in 2018 alone. Positive macroeconomic conditions in the country and state, including increased consumer spending and corporate investment in computers and software, have promoted spending on industry products and services over the past five years. During the period, the number of enterprises has increased at an annualized rate of 6.3% to 257 companies, while the number of employees has risen at an annualized 5.7% to 16,910 people.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 13-18
5.5%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
16,910
Businesses
393

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Positive macroeconomic conditions have promoted spending on industry products and services

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    Additional Insights for the Software Publishing in North Carolina Industry

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

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Protection of patents
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private investment in computers and software and Number of mobile internet connections in the Software Publishing in North Carolina industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    What is the Software Publishing in North Carolina 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
  • Systems software publishing
  • Application software
  • Re-sale of computer hardware and software
  • Technology consulting and training
  • Custom application design and development
  • Industry Activities
  • Developing software
  • Publishing software
  • Developing video games
  • Publishing video games
  • Publishing cellular phone software
  • Publishing computer software
  • Developing firmware software
  • Developing middleware software
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Corporate profit
  • Consumer spending in North Carolina
  • Percentage of households with at least one computer
  • Investor uncertainty

  • Current Performance
    Industry Outlook
    Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Software Publishing in North Carolina Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • 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
  • Systems software publishing
  • Other
  • Technology consulting and training
  • Re-sale of computer hardware and software
  • Custom application design and development
  • Chart: Software Publishing in North Carolina Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Business
  • Consumer
  • Public sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Software Publishing in North Carolina Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Software Publishing in North Carolina

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    International Business Machines Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, SAS Institute, Red Hat,
  • Table: International Business Machines Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Microsoft Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: SAS Institute - financial performance
  • Table: Red Hat - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Software Publishing in North Carolina Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Software Publishing in North Carolina Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number of mobile internet connections (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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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