Software Publishers Market Global Report 2017

Software Publishers Market Global Report 2017

  • June 2017 •
  • 300 pages •
  • Report ID: 4402237 •
  • Format: PDF
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. The license generally entitles the buyer to receive updates of the programs.

The largest geographic markets by consumption in the software publishers market are the Americas, Asia and Europe. The Americas was the largest region in the software publishers market in 2016, accounting for 51% market share. Europe and Asia were the second and third largest region accounting nearly 22% and 18% market share respectively.

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. and Varicent Software Inc.