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Companies operating in the Software Publishing industry publish ready-made, non-customised software and computer games for all platforms. Industry operators may also translate or adapt software for a particular downstream market or a slightly different application. Ireland's software publishers provide a wide range of software, such as operating systems, applications and middleware, to businesses across a variety of industries as well as software for household use.Over the past five years, industry growth has been partially encouraged by developing IT and telecommunications adoption, technological advances and government initiatives such as a low corporation tax of 12.5%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
€4.1bn
Annual Growth 14-19
2.0%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
3,560
Businesses
121
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Web-based and subscription-driven cloud services have provided new opportunities
  • Cloud computing has benefited the industry in several ways over the past five-year period
  • The complexity of licensing agreements is expected to be tackled over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Software Publishing industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the wider economy, is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.2% over the 10 years through 2024. In comparison, the Irish economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.1% over the same period. This would suggest the industry is in a mature phase of its life cycle, as the industry it is expanding at a slower pace than the Irish economy. However, the Software Publishing industry is currently in the growth stage of its life cycle, as indicated by the high level of technological innovation and Ireland's formidable start-up conditions. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Software Publishing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Software Publishing Industry are

  • Development of new products
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Effective product promotion
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as IT and telecommunications adoption and Business sentiment index in the Software Publishing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Software Publishing in Ireland Industry?

    This industry includes enterprises that publish ready-made, non-customised software, engaging in various activities such as translation, technical support and design. Encompassed within the industry is also the publishing of computer games for all platforms. Not included in the industry is the printing of software onto discs, which is done by downstream distributors, or programming of software, usually performed by separate developing companies (IBISWorld report J62.010IE).

    Industry Products
  • Desktop applications
  • Web- and cloud-based software
  • Operating systems
  • Embedded software
  • Software adaptation
  • Computer games
  • Industry Activities
  • Marketing software
  • Translating, localising and adapting software
  • Packaging software
  • Distributing software toers
  • Testing software
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Business sentiment index
  • Number of businesses
  • Percentage of businesses using a computer

  • Current Performance
    Software prominenceIndustry trendsIrish incentives
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Software structureContinued innovation
  • Table: Software Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Software Publishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Computer Consultants in Ireland
  • Banks in Ireland
  • Allied Health-Care Services in Ireland
  • Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Software Development in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Desktop applications
  • Web- and cloud-based software
  • Operating systems
  • Embedded software
  • Software adaptation
  • Computer games
  • Chart: Software Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Corporate businesses
  • Small-to-medium enterprises
  • Households
  • Public sector
  • Software retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Software Publishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Software Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Software Publishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Oracle EMEA Ltd, Microsoft Ireland Operations Ltd, 1st Credit Limited,
  • Table: Oracle EMEA Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Microsoft Ireland Operations Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: 1st Credit Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Software Publishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Software Publishing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cloud Computing
  • A type of program that can be accessed remotely. Storage and computing tasks are handled by networked machines.
  • Intellectual Property (Ip)
  • Intangible property that is the result of creativity and human intellect such as patents and copyrights.
  • Middleware
  • Computer software that provides support to applications beyond what is offered by the operating system.
  • Saas
  • Software as a Service. A software licensing model through which software is centrally hosted and accessed on a subscription basis.
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