Software Publishing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Software Publishing Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5420 | Sep 2015

Digital dues: Subscription-based business models are ensuring regular industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Software Publishing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Software Publishing industry has grown steadily over the past five years, driven by increased online connectivity and the emergence of new technology. Increased access to high-speed internet has encouraged the development of software to take advantage of cloud computing, along with new hardware, such as smartphones and tablets. Smartphones and tablet software development has increased strongly, with new products being developed to carry out functions that were once the domain of PCs and gaming consoles. Industry revenue is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 8.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $2.1 billion. Slightly slower growth of 6.2% is forecast for the current year as returns from smartphone app development diminish... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Software publishing is characterised by a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that $0.06 is invested in capital for every dollar spent on wages. The industry employs a large number of skilled employees and has few capital expenses. The capital goods required for the industry are mainly office space, computers, and some networking capacity. Some operators rent these items instead of investing in capital, minimising depreciation expenses. Several industry players have opted to outsource basic development functions to strengthen profit margins and constrain wage growth... purchase to read more


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What is the Software Publishing Industry?

Software publishers create and distribute ready-made (non-customised) computer software.

Industry Products
Video gamesAccounting softwareSmartphone and tablet appsEnterprise software
Industry Activities
Funding software developmentDevelopment of computer software for mass productionDistribution of computer softwareSoftware marketing

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