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Software Publishing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Software Publishing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 51121CA | Jun 2016

Source code: New computing platforms open growth opportunities for software publishers

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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 11-16
3.8%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
38,296
Businesses
2,421
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, large software publishers eagerly bought smaller publishers with specialties in growing software niches. These acquisitions were necessary for firms to compete in an increasingly diverse array of software platforms. Acquisition activity will become more robust over the next five years as continued technological development and innovation lead to new products. Furthermore, mobile computing devices will continue to open up new platforms for software publishers. Industry operators will also increasingly use subscription-based sales models, which will help stabilize cash flows... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Operating systems and productivity software

Operating systems and productivity software represent the largest industry product segment, generating an estimated 34.1% revenue. This segment's share has not changed significantly over the past five years. The products within this segment include Microsoft's Windows and Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and Apple's OSX and iWork Suite. This class of software can be found on the vast majority of computer systems, both consumer- and business-owned.

Business analytics and enterprise software

The business analytics and enterprise software segment generates an estimated 24.5% of industry revenue and is chiefly oriented toward enterprise customers... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Software Publishing Industry?

Software publishers disseminate licences to customers for the right to execute software on their own computers. Publishers market and distribute software products but may also design the software, produce support materials and provide support services.

Industry Products
Operating systems and productivity softwareBusiness analytics and enterprise softwareSecurity softwareDatabase, storage and backup softwareDesign, editing and rendering softwareVideo game software
 
Industry Activities
Developing and publishing operating systems and productivity software Developing and publishing database, storage and backup software Developing and publishing business analytics and enterprise software Developing and publishing design, editing and rendering software Developing and publishing video game software Developing and publishing security software


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