Software Distribution Market Overview

As the title suggests, software distribution is the process of delivering software from a developer to the end user. This distribution ranges from interpreter distribution to OS server distribution. Software distribution channels are the actual point of customer interaction. It is through these distribution channel system that organization reaches the customer, fulfill their needs and gather vital statistics that can be used to manage customer relationships. The distribution phase is typically followed by unpacking and installation, wherein package management tools are utilized for software installation. Customers are progressively demanding the availability of diverse range of channels. The customers expect direct access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while, at the same time, seeking personalized services and products according to their needs. The growing significance of cloud in government sector, SMEs and large enterprises are transforming the market and disturbing the orthodox business model of the channel.

Software service providers have traditionally relied on their resellers or distributors to service customers with a local presence at a lesser cost as opposed to their own direct sales model. As firms try to differentiate between themselves by augmenting customer relationships, the distribution channels through which they provide their services becomes a key from a strategic point of view. Firms are thus able to offer custom tailored services to their clients at any time  through a comprehensive range of channels either by setting modified prices as per competitive scenario or by consolidating the costs of the license.

Software Distribution Market: Segmentation

Software Distribution market is segmented on the basis of delivery model, end user vertical and region. On the basis of delivery model, software distribution market can be segmented as physical delivery, electronic software distribution and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Software Distribution  market can be segmented according to end user vertical which includes public, retail, manufacturing, media & entertainment, transportation & logistics, IT & telecommunication, banking, financial service and insurance (BFSI), healthcare and energy & utility. Regionally, software distribution market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA), Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) and Japan.

Software Distribution Market: Regional Outlook

Software Distribution market is witnessing steady growth and is anticipated to witness single digit CAGR during the projected period. North America was the dominant regional market in 2015 followed by Western Europe. These two regions combined represented market share of more than 35%, but are expected to lose their share to some extent to other regions during the forecast period. Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit highest growth among all the regions due to evolving economy of countries such as India, Philippines and China.

Software Distribution Market: Drivers

Growing acceptance for digital delivery and services across developed and developing regions is accelerating the growth of software distribution market. The emergence of SaaS distribution model is anticipated to help the market grow at a greater CAGR. This can be attributed to factors such as decentralized consumption and working habits as well as cloud hosting space getting cheaper.

Software Distribution Market: Key Players

The key vendors in the software distribution market include, Google Corporation, Apple Inc., Inc., Attachmate Corporation, Symantec Corporation, NEC Corporation and IBM Corporation. Major players in the software distribution boost their market share by enhancing sales channels across the globe. Furthermore, introducing economical products & services is another strategy followed by major software distribution market vendors to gain competitive edge.

The report covers exhaustive analysis on:

  • Software Distribution Market Segments
  • Software Distribution Market Dynamics
  • Historical Actual Market Size, 2013 – 2015
  • Software Distribution Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2026
  • Supply & Demand Value Chain
  • Software Distribution Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Technology
  • Value Chain
  • Software Distribution Market Drivers and Restraints

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Regional analysis for Software Distribution Market includes

  • North America
    • US & Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil, Mexico, Others
  • Western Europe
    • EU5
    • Nordics
    • Benelux
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Rest of Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
    • Greater China
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • Other Middle East
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Other Africa

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

Software Distribution Market

Report Highlights:

  • Detailed overview of parent market
  • Changing market dynamics in the industry
  • In-depth market segmentation
  • Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value
  • Recent industry trends and developments
  • Competitive landscape
  • Strategies of key players and products offered
  • Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
  • A neutral perspective on market performance
  • Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint


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