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Point taken: Downstream business growth will encourage investment in POS software

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has benefited from higher reliance on computers in its downstream markets
  • Industry consolidation has largely mirrored the broader software market
  • Growth in the total number of US businesses will increase the industry's pool of clients
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Point of Sale Software Developers industry, which facilitates sales at the physical location goods and services are sold, have experienced a prosperous five years. The industry has benefited from increased reliance on computers in its downstream markets, including retailers, wholesalers and hospitality and food service businesses. Growth has been bolstered by new technologies and the changing retail landscape. The industry has experienced much merger and acquisition activity. Large competitors have consistently acquired smaller players to gain a foothold in niche markets or new locales. Nevertheless, increased competition due to new startup operators has caused profit margins to ease.

    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Operators in the Point of Sale Software Developers industry have benefited over the past five years from increased adoption among wholesalers and renewed demand from retailers, restaurants and hotels. Point of sale (POS) software helps manage and facilitate sales at the physical location goods and services are sold. The function of the software differs from market to market. For example, retailers and wholesalers use POS software to keep track of inventory, while hotels and restaurants use the industry’s products to manage reservations. POS software also helps stores interact with customers in a more efficient and personal way.

    IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at an annualized rate of 6.2% over the five years to 2016. The

    Additional Insights for the Point of Sale Software Developers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Point of Sale Software Developers Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Products that are easy to use
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from accommodation and food services and Demand from retail trade in the Point of Sale Software Developers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Point of Sale Software Developers Industry?

    This industry develops point-of-sale (POS) software, which manages and facilitates sales at the physical location goods are sold. POS software varies significantly depending on the type of business using it and can provide extended features such as sales analysis and history, appointment scheduling and inventory management.

    Industry Products
    Retail POS software
    Foodservice POS software
    Hospitality POS software
    Other POS software
    Industry Activities
    Retail POS software development
    Hospitality POS software development
    Foodservice POS software development
    Other POS software development

    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
  • Demand from accommodation and food services
  • Demand from retail trade
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Number of businesses
  • Corporate profit

  • Current Performance
  • Technological developments
  • Increased adoption
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technology paves the future
  • Underlying demand growth
  • Table: Point of Sale Software Developers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Point of Sale Software Developers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Retail Trade
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Intellectual Property Licensing

  • Products & Services
  • Retail POS software
  • Foodservice POS software
  • Hospitality POS software
  • Other POS software
  • Chart: Point of Sale Software Developers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retail industries
  • Foodservice industries
  • Warehouse and distribution
  • Accommodation and hotels
  • Entertainment and recreational industries
  • Healthcare
  • Other industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Point of Sale Software Developers 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 (R&D)
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Point of Sale Software Developers

  • Basis of Competition
    InternalExternal
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Point of Sale Software Developers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    NCR CorporationEpicor Software CorporationVeriFone Systems Inc.
  • Table: NCR Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Epicor Software Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: VeriFone Systems Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Point of Sale Software Developers 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 Point of Sale Software Developers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Private investment in computers and software (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Cloud Computing
  • The delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility over the internet.
  • Near Field Communications (Nfc)
  • Communication technology that allows information to be transmitted between a device and a contactless payment system.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • An increasingly popular business model for selling software online whereby customers do not buy a discrete copy of software but instead pay a subscription fee for its use.
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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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