“The market for used software is going to double year by year” – a prophecy made by Boris Vöge, CEO of Software trading platform li-x.
The new release of Microsoft software this year promises an even bigger boost for the used software market. Windows 10 will be released this summer. In Autumn we can expect a new Office package, too. Ever since software producers, such as Microsoft and Adobe, started introducing rentable software licences, companies are drawn to the advantages of used software. For firms, institutions and administrative offices prefer older software releases, which they actually own.
Vöge estimates the market volume of all German-speaking countries at round about 100 Million Euros. Compared to the actual market potential this is apparently meant to be even quite low. “Dealers, who focus on transparency like li-x, will continue to further grow.”