Software Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report

Software Publishing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 11.8%

The Software Publishing industry has strongly grown 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. Smartphone and tablet software development has strongly increased, with new products carrying out functions that were once done through PCs and gaming consoles. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 11.8% over the five years through 2018-19, to $4.2 billion. Revenue is expected to grow by 12.0% in the current year as more industry participants adopt the Software as a Service (SaaS)...
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Software Publishing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Software Publishing industry is projected to continue growing over the next five years. Technological changes that have affected the industry's competitive landscape over the past five years, such as cloud computing and mobile internet, are forecast to continue advancing, allowing innovative smaller players to explore the potential of new technologies and gain a foothold in the industry. While the rising popularity of online software marketplaces grants local players access to lucrative markets abroad, these same online marketplaces offer foreign-based software publishers easier access to the Australian market. The number of industry enterprises is forecast to marginally decline over the next five years, primarily due to new legislation increasi...
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Software Publishing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $4bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,350
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 8,978

Biggest companies in the Software Publishing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Software Publishing in Australia industry include Atlassian Australia 1 Pty Ltd, MYOB Group Limited and Xero Limited.

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What is Software Publishing industry?

Industry Definition

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

Industry Products and Services

  • Accounting software
  • Smartphone and tablet apps
  • Enterprise software
  • Other
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Funding software development
  • Developing computer software for mass production
  • Distributing computer software
  • Software marketing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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

Main Activities

  • Funding software development
  • Developing computer software for mass production
  • Distributing computer software
  • Software marketing

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Businesses make up a significant proportion of the industry's downstream markets, as they regularly update their software. Therefore, trends in capital ex...
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Capital expenditure on computer software
IT and telecommunications adoption
Demand from computer and software retailing
Real household discretionary income

Current Performance

Major player growth
Technological improvements
Industry structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

New markets
New business models
Funding sources
 Table: Software Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Software Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Computer and Software Retailing in Australia
Consumers





Key Selling Industries

Legal Services in Australia
Advertising Services in Australia
Computer and Software Retailing in Australia




Products & Services

Due to the flexibility and various functions that computer-based systems can achieve, a vast range of software is published in Australia. Industry softwar...
Corporations
Households
Software retailers
Not-for-profit entities


Demand Determinants

Business trends and changes in technology mainly drive demand for software. Software expenditure by businesses, both directly and through retailers, is a ...
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Major Markets

Corporations
Households
Software retailers
Not-for-profit entities



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Software Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

Software publishing in Australia has moderate market share concentration. The largest four companies are anticipated to account for over 50% of industry r...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Software Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Software Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Atlassian Australia 1 Pty Ltd specialises in designing, developing and licensing software products to help IT departments, computer programmers and other ...
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Atlassian

 Table: Atlassian - financial performance

MYOB

 Table: MYOB - financial performance

Xero

 Table: Xero - financial performance

Capital Intensity

Software publishing is characterised by low capital intensity. In 2018-19, the industry is expected to spend $0.09 on capital costs for every dollar spent...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Software Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Software Publishing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

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

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

CLOUD COMPUTING

FINTEC

OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE (OSS)

OPERATING SYSTEM (OS)

SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SAAS)

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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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