High rise: Competition will increase, but not disrupt the industry's double-digit growth

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Due to high demand and premium price points, the industry has sustained double-digit profit and revenue growth
  • In addition to internal competitive pressures, operators are experiencing strong external competition
  • State and local governments will continue to represent the industry’s primary market

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Urban Planning Software industry provides a range of solutions for city and regional planning, including geographical information systems (GIS), site topography modeling and map analytics. Industry demand depends on investment by local and state governments, as well as private entities that undertake construction activity. The industry's stellar growth over the past five years indicates its emergent status and the power of its software. Products such as GIS software have a wide range of applications and have attracted the attention of planners working for private developers as well as cash-strapped local governments. The industry is projected to continue experiencing strong revenue growth over the five years to 2021...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Urban Planning Software industry is highly labor intensive and has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld expects the industry to invest roughly $0.05 in capital for every dollar spent on labor. Capital investment in the Urban Planning Software industry is mainly in computer systems, servers and various hardware that assist with the coding, development and testing phases of creating new software. Operators are increasingly investing in technological improvements, such as faster processors, to move the development phase along more quickly. The amount of labor that it takes to create the actual software overshadows the amount of money invested in capital. Over the past five years, almost half (46.1%) of costs and expenses were allocated toward wages, and that is only set to rise. In ..

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    Additional Insights for the Urban Planning Software Industry

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

  • Ability to keep up with technological developments
  • Having good technological knowledge of the product
  • Well-developed internal processes
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    Industry Products

    What is the Urban Planning Software Industry?

    This industry publishes software for urban planning professionals and municipal land use agencies. Types of software include geographic information system (GIS), computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), and data processing and analytics.

    Industry Products
    Computer-aided design software
    Geographic information systems
    Building information modeling software
    Industry Activities
    Developing computer-aided design software for urban planning
    Developing geographic information systems for urban planning
    Developing building information modeling software for urban planning
    Developing project management software for urban planning
    Developing other software for urban planning

    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
  • Local and state government investment
  • External competition
  • Technological change
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Urban population

  • Current Performance
    Software innovations drive profit and expansionExternal competition heats upWeak government spending at the local level poses a threat
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Urbanization picks up
  • Product change
  • Internal and external competition
  • Table: Urban Planning Software Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Architects
  • Landscape Design
  • Engineering Services
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Geographic information systems
  • Computer-aided design software
  • Building information modeling software
  • Other
  • Chart: Urban Planning Software Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Local and regional government agencies
  • Private urban planning firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Urban Planning Software Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Research and development
  • All other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Urban Planning Software

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Urban Planning Software Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    EsriTrimble Inc.Autodesk Inc.
  • Table: Esri - financial performance
  • Table: Trimble Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Autodesk Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Urban Planning Software 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 Urban Planning Software Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Share of population living in urban areas (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Building Information Modeling
  • The creation of a digital model of buildings and infrastructure facilities.
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • The use of computers to design products and buildings.
  • Geographic Information System
  • System used to capture, store, manage, analyze and manipulate geographic data.
  • Open Source
  • Software whose source code is freely available to the public for changes and further development.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • 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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