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Software Publishing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Software Publishing Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5420 | Sep 2016

Soft money: Subscription-based business models are securing industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Software Publishing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 carrying out functions that were once done through PCs and gaming consoles. Industry revenue is projected to rise at an annualised 9.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $2.9 billion. Growth of 9.8% is forecast for the current year as more industry participants adopt the software as a service (SaaS) distribution model... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Software publishing in Australia has a moderate level of market share concentration. The variety of software published makes it difficult for companies to pursue mass-market dominance, limiting concentration. However, several companies dominate certain segments, such as accounting software, and this has increased concentration over the past five years. Furthermore, growing online sales and the wider use of subscription models have made reputable products more accessible and affordable to a wider audience. While small businesses have often avoided purchasing new software due to the cost of upgrading, innovative subscription models and SaaS products have allowed these businesses to access new software at a more affordable monthly fee... 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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