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Software Benchmarking Industry Report

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The 2012 Benchmarking Survey results were announced in November 2012. Industry reports are now available at

Through the years, we have found that successful software companies tend to be very metrics-driven and use benchmarking frequently throughout the year as a key management process and information tool.  Some of the key findings from the 2012 Software Benchmarking Industry Report include:

  • In 2012, almost 80% of private software companies expect 20% or greater revenue growth over 2011, and almost 30% of those expect higher than 50% growth this year.
  • For private companies, FY2011 shows a continuing increase in investment over 2010, whereas public companies show generally similar profitability benchmarks, with slightly improved median net income before taxes.
  • Overall, the SaaS industry is showing strong revenue growth, with revenue growth rates from 2010 to 2011 of 30%+ for the smallest vendors and continuing to grow to an almost 40% annual growth rate for the largest private SaaS companies.

To learn more about the information available in this year's report, SIIA can download the 2012 Software Benchmarking Overview.

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To view the previous Executive Overview, SIIA members can download the 2011 Software Benchmarking Overview.