Computer Software Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry design and publish computer software. Major companies include US-based Activision Blizzard, Adobe Systems, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle,, and Symantec, as well as Dassault Systemes (France), The Sage Group (UK), and SAP (Germany).

Competitive Landscape

The health of the global economy heavily influences spending for software products. The success of software companies depends on technical expertise and effective marketing. Small software companies compete mainly by targeting niche markets or developing new technology. Many small companies form alliances with larger ones to market their products. The US software industry is concentrated: the 50 largest companies generate about 75% of revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major product categories include application software (such as enterprise and accounting software, office suites, and games), which accounts for about 45% of industry revenue. System software - including operating systems, network and database management software, and related development tools - makes up about 20%. Some companies also provide IT support, consulting, and training services, which generate a combined 10% of industry revenue.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Computer Software industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Computer Software Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Computer Software Companies:
143015.0M | United States
72921.0M | Switzerland
27978.0M | Switzerland
22659.127876M | Switzerland
13352.56594M | Switzerland
11786.884508M | Switzerland
11786.884508M | Switzerland
11786.884508M | Switzerland
11171.297M | United States
10480.012M | Switzerland
7738.853402M | Switzerland
7679.0M | United States
7058.267944M | Switzerland
6808.69776M | Switzerland
5946.230306M | Switzerland
5514.553408M | Japan
5295.721734M | Italy
4812.003724M | Switzerland
4757.055M | United States
4713.5M | United States
4632.9M | United States
4590.359407M | United States
4029.350042M | Switzerland
4029.350042M | Switzerland
3854.914967M | Switzerland

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