Software is a set of instructions, data or programs used to operate computers and execute specific tasks. Software usually comes in the form of system software, application software including games, and programming software. In many instances, software contributes to future profits. In the software sector itself, developed (packaged) software is the main product offering that is sold to third parties. In some sectors with digitized business models, developed (proprietary) software can constitute a major competitive advantage. If so, software must be considered a separable intangible asset that can be sold, transferred, licensed etc.
Software constitutes on average 6%-7% of the intangible value of businesses. For software vendors, software often represents their most important (or primary) intangible asset.
of all intangible assets
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Software royalty rate
Software related profit split
Other intangible assets and meaningful ratios
Acquiror value data