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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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

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The Software Publishing industry has moderate barriers to entry, although certain product segments have much stronger barriers than others. Although companies are willing to licence their patented technology in many cases, patents on intellectual property are commonly used to limit competition. In certain product segments, particularly operating systems, network effects are a key factor protecting incumbent products; for example, the ubiquity of Microsoft's Windows operating system makes it extremely difficult for competing products to gain market share, even when the competing software is more technologically robust and given away for free.

On an investment basis, there are few barriers to entry for software publishing startups... 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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