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

The Software Publishing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


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...

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Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Software Publishing industry is currently in the growth phase of its economic life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the economy, is forecast to expand at a compound annual rate of 5.7% over the 10 years through 2021-22. This growth represents a significant outperformance of Australian GDP, which is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 2.6% over the same period. This growth is being pushed primarily by the high rate of technological change, with smartphones, cloud-based solutions and high-speed internet access driving new technologies and capabilities during the period.


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Industry Products

What is the Software Publishing Industry?

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

Industry Products
Video games
Accounting software
Smartphone and tablet apps
Enterprise software
Industry Activities
Funding software development
Development of computer software for mass production
Distribution of computer software
Software marketing

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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