The Syntec Digital yesterday organized its fourth edition of Top 250 Software Publishers and Creators at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Paris – Île-de-France region. Several prizes were awarded to four French start-ups: Scality in the “innovation” category, Intersec for “international”, Focus Home Interactive for “video games” and FinalCAD for the “public prize”.
In 2013, the sector generated 9.2 billion euros in turnover, up 6% despite a difficult economic context according to the study carried out by EY for the occasion. However, the sector remains highly concentrated since 76% of turnover is achieved by 7% of companies. Proof of the evolution of the profession, 17% of revenues are now generated in SaaS, ie through marketing in the form of a service.
In this context, R&D is one of the main growth engines and constitutes one of the DNA of the sector since 20% of turnover is invested in research and development in companies of less than 50 million euros of turnover, and 13% above. In this context, the research tax credit is more popular than ever (79% of respondents in the study used it), but in 34% of cases, there was a tax audit according to the study.
In the end, in two years, more than 10,000 net jobs were created, for a total of 107,437 workers. A trend that should continue since 75% of companies surveyed by the EY firm intend to recruit. Among the most sought-after skills, developers alone crystallize 68% of the desired profiles.