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Software Publishing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Software Publishing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 51121CA | Mar 2014

Booting up: Improving technologies will expand the potential markets for software publishers

IBISWorld’s Software Publishing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
29,437
Businesses
2,445
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 Locations Chapter

The Software Publishing industry is technologically intensive. Those employed at software companies often come from top universities. Therefore, companies with locations near the campuses of the best universities and in attractive locations are better positioned to compete for the best software programmers.

Ontario houses almost half of all software publishing locations, with 47.4% of the establishments existing within the province. As Canada's largest city, Toronto is the main tech hub due to the top universities located there, namely the University of Toronto and York University, as well as the large concentration of potential business clients located there. The industry's two largest players, Microsoft and Oracle, have established their Canadian headquarters in Ontario... 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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