Overview

On cloud nine: High-speed internet has boosted industry demand and revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Software Publishing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Access to high-speed internet has encouraged the development of cloud computing software
  • Firms publishing products catering to local consumers have benefited from higher demand
  • Technological changes are projected to continue affecting the industry’s competitive landscape

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Software Publishing industry has grown strongly over the past five years, driven by increased online connectivity and the emergence of new technology. Improving access to high-speed internet and greater mobile penetration have encouraged software developers to capitalise on the rising popularity of cloud computing platforms and mobile operating systems. 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 expected to rise at an annualised 8.5% over the five years through 2017-18, to $3.1 billion. Growth of 7.1% 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry. However, these barriers vary depending on the type of product that the potential entrant intends to publish and the platform at which it is aimed. The rising popularity of smartphones and tablets has created an easy, low-cost path to entry for many software publishers to develop mobile apps, limiting overall barriers. However, this avenue is plagued by high competition from free and foreign products. Mobile application publishers are also threatened by operating system developers such as Apple and Google, which have increasingly been incorporating new features into their iOS and Android operating systems with every firmware update, rendering certain applications redundant.

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    Additional Insights for the Software Publishing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Software Publishing Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Protection of intellectual property/copyrighting of output
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure on computer software and IT and telecommunications adoption in the Software Publishing industry impact industry performance..

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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
    Developing computer software for mass production
    Distributing computer software
    Software marketing

    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
  • Capital expenditure on computer software
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Demand from computer and software retailing
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Import competition
  • Major player growth
  • Technological improvements
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • New markets
  • New business models
  • Funding sources
  • Table: Software Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Software Publishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Advertising Services
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Legal Services

  • Products & Services
  • Smartphone and tablet apps
  • Enterprise software
  • Accounting software
  • Other
  • Video games
  • Chart: Software Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Small-to-medium enterprises
  • Households
  • Corporations
  • Software retailers
  • Not-for-profit entities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Software Publishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Amortisation
  • Purchases
  • Subcontracting
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Software Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Software Publishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Atlassian Australia 1 Pty LtdMYOB Group LimitedXero Limited
  • Table: Atlassian Australia 1 Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: MYOB Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Xero Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Software Publishing 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 Software Publishing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Cloud Computing
  • A type of program that allows users remote access. Storage and computing tasks are handled by networked machines.
  • Fintec
  • A class of companies that uses technology to make financial services more efficient.
  • Open-Source Software (Oss)
  • Computer software that is distributed under a licensing arrangement and that allows the computer code to be shared, viewed and modified by other users and organisations.
  • Operating System (Os)
  • A computer-software package that controls the management of its hardware and core system operations such as file management.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • The sale of software on a subscription basis, with related customer support rather than the sale of standalone products.
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    This report on Software Publishing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Software Publishing market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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