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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 Investment Chapter

Software publishing is characterised by a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that $0.12 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. The large industry players, such as Atlassian, also maintain development teams in technology hubs such as the San Francisco Bay Area, enabling them to access a broader technical talent pool... 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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