HR and Payroll Software Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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In the five years to 2016, IBISWorld estimates that revenue for the HR and Payroll Software industry will increase at an average annualized rate of 5.0 percent to $4.0 billion. According to IBISWorld, the nation’s largest publisher of industry market research, while some businesses will return to outsourcing administrative tasks, many companies will continue to invest in HR and payroll software to manage costs as the economy slowly recovers. For this reason, IBISWorld has expanded its industry research report collection to include HR and Payroll Software industry and 16 other industries within business productivity software.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld has expanded its industry research report collection to include HR and Payroll Software industry and 16 other industries within business productivity software

IBISWorld estimates that revenue from the HR and Payroll Software industry will grow 2.2 percent annually to $3.2 billion in the five years to 2011. The industry has recently benefited from increased private investment in software and the need for businesses to cut costs as a result of the recession. More companies are now performing back-office duties in-house, including outsourced HR and payroll services. While more businesses are expected to use HR and payroll outsourcing in 2011 as corporate profit rises, the small business market will help ensure continued growth during the year. IBISWorld anticipates that industry revenue will increase 1.1 percent in 2011.

The HR and Payroll Software industry generates revenue through the sale of new software, software license updates and subscription fees for online applications. Businesses use the software to automate administrative processes, while reducing the risk of litigation and other compliance issues. Companies also use the software to control labor costs, minimize risk and manage personnel.

Despite overall growth, the industry has consolidated, which is a common trend across the entire software publishing sector. With average profit margins of 20 percent, large software companies like Intuit inc., Microsoft Corporation and Oracle, who dominate the market, will rely on acquisitions to fine-tune their product portfolios. Software companies have increasingly acquired smaller, niche firms to fill in gaps in their product portfolio. IBISWorld estimates that the number of industry establishments has fallen by 2.9 percent annually to 106 in the five years to 2011.

In the five years to 2016, revenue for the HR and Payroll Software industry is forecast to increase 5.0 percent annually to $4.0 billion, according to IBISWorld. The industry will benefit from increasing private investment in computers and software and the further adoption of the software as a service (SaaS) business model. In this model, providers license their applications to customers for use as a service on demand. Some companies will return to outsourced HR and payroll providers as corporate profit increases. Nevertheless, a rise in the volume of administrative work, necessitated by improvements in the labor market, will increase industry demand over the next five years.

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HR and Payroll Software Industry Report Table of Contents

About this Industry
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity

Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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