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Point of Sale Software Developers - Industry Market Research Report

Point of Sale Software Developers

The Point of Sale Software Developers industry, which facilitates sales at the physical location goods and services are sold, have experienced a prosperous five years. The industry has benefited from increased reliance on computers in its downstream markets, including retailers, wholesalers and hospitality and food service businesses. Growth has been bolstered by new technologies and the changing retail landscape. The industry has experienced much merger and acquisition activity. Large competitors have consistently acquired smaller players to gain a foothold in niche markets or new locales. Nevertheless, increased competition due to new startup operators has caused profit margins to ease. Over the five years to 2021, technological improvements will continue impacting industry products as point of sale (POS) software developers move to software as a service (SaaS) business models and mobile computing, allowing for more personalized marketing and instant sales. Businesses will increasingly look to operate real-time, data-driven business models, driving demand for POS software that integrates with systems all along the supply chain.

This industry develops point-of-sale (POS) software, which manages and facilitates sales at the physical location goods are sold. POS software varies significantly depending on the type of business using it and can provide extended features such as sales analysis and history, appointment scheduling and inventory management.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from retail trade
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of employees vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table NCR Corporation (US industry-specific operations) financial performance*
    • Table Epicor (industry-relevant segment) financial performance*
    • Table Verifone (industry-relevant segment) financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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