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Software Publishing in Canada: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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

Source code: New computing platforms open growth opportunities 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 a moderate level of market share concentration, with the top four companies generating an estimated 47.4% of industry revenue. The largest software publishers have been active in acquisitions, targeting smaller companies with innovative products or attractive patent portfolios. Consolidation has also been a result of companies trying to gain a larger customer base. Additionally, some business customers are looking to reduce the complexity of their IT infrastructure and drive efficiency with fewer IT suppliers. The largest companies usually achieve these goals through a combination of internal development and acquisitions, and regularly acquire promising small operators who have managed to carve out a niche successfully... 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 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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