Software Publishing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Software Publishing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 51121CA | May 2015

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

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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Software Publishing industry is well into the growth phase of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2020, industry value added is expected to increase at an annual average rate of 3.9%, faster than GDP's annualized growth of 2.2% over the same period. The personal computer (PC) began spurring rapid growth for software publishers in the mid-1990s. Since then, exponential technological advancement in semiconductor manufacturing and telecommunications have opened new markets for software; today's common cell phone has more computing power than the average PC from 2000, enhancing the mobility of software. Consumers have thoroughly embraced computers and the enhancements in entertainment and communications they bring... purchase to read more


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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 softwareDatabase, storage and backup softwareDesign, editing and rendering softwareVideo game softwareSecurity softwareSmartphone apps
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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