Software Product companies develop, market and distribute software products for commercial and personal use. Publishers are usually sold in the form of licenses to use the software for a specified period or permanently. These license generally entitles the buyer to receive updates of the programs. Companies in this industry create and distribute computer software by designing software, providing documentation, assisting in installation and providing support services to software purchasers. Some businesses design, develop and publish; others only publish. Software publishers includes operating systems & productivity software publishing, database, storage & backup software publishing, business analytics & enterprise software, video game software and design, editing and rendering softwares.
Asia Pacific was the largest region in the software publishers market in 2017, accounting for 40% market share. North America was the second largest region accounting for 31% market share. Africa was the smallest region accounting for 2% market share.
The number of mergers and acquisitions in the software products industry is increasing. Large companies are acquiring small companies to increase their product and service offerings. High-performance cloud computing businesses and enterprise software vendors are the main acquisition targets for software product companies. For example, IBM Corporation recently acquired SPSS Statistics, Cognos Inc., SoftLayer Technologies Inc. Varicent Software Inc.
The companies covered are Microsoft, HP Inc, Oracle, Dell Technologies, and IBM.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The software products market is segmented into Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing; Business Analytics & Enterprise Software; Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing; Video Game Software; Design, Editing & Rendering Software.
Operating Systems is a software program that enables the computer hardware to communicate and operate with the computer software. Productivity Software Publishing is an application software dedicated to producing information, such as documents, presentations, worksheets, databases, charts, graphs, digital paintings, electronic music and digital video.
Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing is a software program or utility used for creating, editing and maintaining database files and records. This type of software allows users to store data in the form of structured fields, tables and columns, which can then be retrieved directly and/or through programmatic access.
Business Analytics Software is a software that is designed to analyze business data to better understand an organization's strengths and weaknesses.
Enterprise Software is a software used to satisfy the needs of an organization rather than individual users. Such organizations include businesses, schools, interest-based user groups, clubs, charities, and governments.
Video Game Software includes companies that are involved in design, documentation, installation and support services, producing and distributing video games. This also includes companies that are solely involved in designing and developing or in publishing only.
Design, Editing and Rendering Software market comprises establishments engaged in developing, marketing and distributing computer and mobile software used for design, photo editing, video editing, animation, graphic designing, industrial designing and object rendering.