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The Point of Sale Software Developers industry, which facilitates sales of goods and services, has experienced strong growth over the past 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 a high amount of merger and acquisition activity over the past five years. As competition has increased between large companies, in addition to the entrance of new companies, profit margins have slipped. Industry revenue is expected to increase in the five years to 2022...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 12-17
15.6%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
3,822
Businesses
85

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has benefited from higher reliance on computers in its downstream markets
  • Seasonal subscriptions allow retailers to increase their POS budget in busy seasons
  • Operators will continue to develop and integrate new technology in response to a changing retail landscape
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Capital intensity in the Point of Sale Software Developers industry is low, with companies spending $0.05 on capital for every $1.00 spent on labor. Most software companies need limited capital goods, like server computers and office space. In most ways, software can be considered an intangible product; producing quality software chiefly requires talented employees and time. Companies in this industry rarely encode their software on discs themselves and generally prefer to outsource that activity. This industry spends an estimated 39.9% of revenue on employee wages. The largest companies employee hundreds of workers and require vastly more office space than smaller competitors...purchase to read more.

    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 Percentage of services conducted online and Number of businesses 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Number of businesses
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • 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

  • 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesResearch and development (R&D)Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Point of Sale Software Developers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Square, VeriFone Systems Inc., NCR Corporation,
  • Table: Square - financial performance
  • Table: VeriFone Systems Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: NCR Corporation - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Point of Sale Software Developers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Private investment in computers and software (2008-2022)

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