Computer Weekly Data Bank:

Application software


June 5, 2014  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Chemical Manufacturers

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Application software, Software

Overall chemical manufacturing companies spend over £100 per employee on external application software products.  The norm for the UK is half as much again.  There is a stark difference in comparable spend for large organisations.  Chemical manufacturers only commit a quarter of...

March 17, 2014  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Top Spending Industry Sectors

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Application software, Software

External application software expenditure by the public administration sector amounts to over £700m.  This is almost 50% more than that spent by telecommunications companies.  Banking & finance and retail trade sectors each have an outlay of around £350m.



February 10, 2014  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Employment Agencies

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Application software, Software

There is little variation in application software spend per employee across different sized employment agencies.  In addition the investment is much lower than the UK norm, varying by factors from 2.5 to 7 across organisation size.



January 9, 2014  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Motor Trade

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Application software, Software

Application software package spend by the motor traders amounts to £60 per employee.  This contrasts the whole UK equivalent of £170.  Large motor trade firms have an expenditure of £85 per staff employed which is a factor of two and a half smaller than the corresponding national...


November 18, 2013  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Gambling & Betting

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Application software, Software

Gambling & betting companies spend £450 per employee on application software packages.  Medium sized firms have by far the highest expenditure at over £700.  Outlay by large concerns is close to the sector's norm.



October 14, 2013  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Office & Other Business Support Companies

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Application software, Software

Medium sized office & other business support companies employing 100-999 staff invest over £600 per employee on external application software.  This is twice that spent by other firms in the same line of business. 



August 26, 2013  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Residential Care & Social Work

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Application software, Software

Medium and large sized residential care and social work establishments spend about £40 per staff member on application packaged software.  For smaller sized organisations, social workers have a notably greater amount invested.



July 15, 2013  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Specialised Construction Companies

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Application software, Software

Application software packages purchases by specialised construction firms with 50+ staff are at a lower level than that for the construction sector overall.  The latter additionally covers buildings construction and civil engineering companies.  For smaller concerns the investment is...


June 6, 2013  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Machinery & Equipment Manufacturers

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Application software, Software

Small machinery & equipment manufacturers spend a little over £50 per employee on application software packages.  This is similar to that for all manufacturing companies.  For large firms with 1000+ staff machinery & equipment manufacturers are outspent by a factor of 2.


April 29, 2013  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Accountants

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accountants, Application software, Software

Smaller accountancy firms, employing under 100 staff, have expenditure per employee on application package software which is twice the UK norm.  For concerns with 1000+ staff, accountants' outlay fall below the national average.



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