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Software Publishing in Canada: Market Research Report

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

Powered up: Increasing innovation and access to emerging markets will boost industry revenue

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
$8bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.6%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
38,844
Businesses
1,998
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 Analysis Chapter

The Software Publishing industry has finally rebounded from the downturn during the recession, posting a 3.6% annualized revenue growth rate in the five years to 2015. Rapid advancement in complementary industries, primarily semiconductors and telecommunications, continues to open up new opportunities for software publishers. Despite this long-term growth potential, challenging economic conditions halted growth in 2009 and 2010, causing a rebound of industry revenue in 2011 and 2012. In the face of shaky consumer sentiment and plummeting corporate profit, fewer businesses and individuals were willing to invest in new computers and software, purchases that may easily be postponed... 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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