Computer software companies are selling at discounted prices on a massive scale, according to an analyst report released on Tuesday.
A growing number of companies are making use of software that helps customers with tasks like making purchases online, or buying tickets to sporting events, the report said.
Software maker IBM said in a statement that it’s seeing demand for software that makes it easier for customers to find, track and track their purchases.
IBM and other software makers use software called Watson, which is designed to make it easier to store and retrieve data from computers.
Watson has also been used to help people find information about the health of their homes.
Companies are also selling on-demand video games.
The report found that in January, the number of software companies selling their products on the web surged by more than 400 percent from January 2016 to January 2017, to $4.5 billion, according a Bloomberg report.
Among the software companies that were selling their software for a discounted price was Microsoft, with its Windows 10 operating system.
On the other hand, Apple and Google saw a decline in their software sales, while Oracle’s Java software fell by a larger than expected 5 percent, according the report.