CEO Topic: 2015 Information Industry Benchmark Report


Author: Simon Alterman

Date: June 7, 2015


The ability to outperform is often indicative of a company’s agility, efficiency, and future success. This annual report, based on the most recent results of Outsell’s Information Industry Benchmark Program, provides executives with a snapshot of industry performance metrics to measure against in key business areas, including:

  • Revenue growth;
  • Renewal rates and profitability;
  • Revenue by geography and format;
  • Expenses by category;
  • New product development practices;
  • Sales staffing ratios, executive compensation, and more.

Outsell’s benchmark program arms decision-makers with business-improving insight they can share with key players, from their management team to investors and the board. CEOs, CFOs, and executives interested in participating in the program can click here – after taking a brief, confidential survey, you’ll instantly receive a downloadable tear sheet comparing your business to that of your peers.


  • Why This Topic
  • Methodology
  • Respondents at a Glance
  • Financial Performance
  • Revenue Growth
  • Profitability
  • Renewals
  • Expenses and Product Development
  • Expenses by Function
  • Product Development
  • Staffing and Compensation
  • Headcount
  • Salary Increases
  • Revenue per Employee
  • Top Management Compensation
  • Sales Organization
  • Sales Headcount
  • Sales Compensation and Targets
  • Essential Actions
  • Related Research

Figures & Tables

  • Figure 1. Contributors by Revenues and Segment
  • Figure 2. Share of World GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)
  • Figure 3. Export-Readiness of Business
  • Table 1. Nature of International Presence

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