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Software Publishing in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Software Publishing in the US

The Software Publishing industry grew dynamically over the five years to 2016, as businesses and consumers increased their investments in software, computers, mobile devices and video games. Strengthening corporate profit stimulated demand from businesses, while rising disposable incomes encouraged consumers to spend on software, including spending on discretionary downstream products such as video games. Increasing prevalence of software in day-to-day activities and the rise of predictive analytics and artificial intelligence will characterize the five years to 2021

Software publishers disseminate licenses to customers for the right to execute software on their own computers. Operators in this industry market and distribute software products and may also design the software, produce support materials and provide support services.

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 Private investment in computers and software
    • 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 revenue vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Microsoft Corporation (US software operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Oracle Corporation (US software operations) - financial performance*
    • Table IBM Corporation (US software operations) - 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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