According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Global Pharmacy Software Market by Type, by Deployment, by Application, by End-user and by Region: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2015-2031”, the market was valued at USD 9,230.5 Million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a moderate growth rate of 8.4% by the year 2031.

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As per Growth Market Reports industry analyst Akash Vedpathak, “Global Pharmacy Software Market is anticipated to witness significant growth during the forecast period 2022-2031.

Pharmacy software gives insight and automates medicine inventory management, tracking, and optimizing pharmaceutical product supply. A comprehensive pharmacy software platform also assists in pricing management, ensuring prescriptions are matched to the exact drug and dosage, automating claim processing, and coordinating benefits for the insurance of customers. This software has the ability to route workflow tasks across multiple systems, such as robotic prescription dispensing systems, and allow pharmacy staff access to prescription data throughout a pharmacy or across a network of health systems.

Key factors that are anticipated to fuel the demand for the Global Pharmacy Software Market during the forecast period are Rising Incidence of Medication Errors, Growing Healthcare IT Sector, High Prevalence of Chronic Diseases, and Increasing Trend of Hospital Pharmacies. Conversely, Strict Government Regulations and High Implementation Costs & Data privacy Concerns hamper the market growth of the Pharmacy Software market. Integration of AI in Pharmacy Software and Rising Adoption of E-prescribing by Pharmacies creates opportunities in the market.

Value chain management is an essential part of any business. The value chain of Pharmacy Software includes all of the processes and activities that occur between the creation of the software and its delivery and support to end-users. The value chain of the Pharmacy Software market includes four main stages such as software development, marketing & distribution, implementation & support, and usage & value creation.

The primary, as well as secondary research methodology, is used for keen observation and study about the Pharmacy Software market. The primary research methodology involves commercial agreements made with the primary respondents as well as consulting partners to extract critical information pertaining to the syndicated as well as consulting projects. Primary interviews conducted with the stakeholders across industry verticals on regular intervals in line with the ongoing studies and to keep ourselves abreast with the latest market trends & developments. Validation of the estimated market size, current and future trends done from the key opinion leaders (KOLs). These KOLs are the CXO level people from leading companies in the industry and possess the experience of around 10-20 years in the industry. On the other-hand the secondary research methodology involves exhaustive desk research undertaken to understand the prevailing market trends & dynamics, market competition, customer insights and other KPIs. Company websites, their SEC filings, annual reports, broker & financial reports and investor presentations are scanned for understanding the competitive scenario, details and developments, and the overall competitive landscape. Regional government and statistical databases analyzed for macro & micro analysis. Research publications and paid data are referred to obtain and validate the market estimations, budget, expenditure, and other statistical insights.

The coronavirus has had a positive impact on the Pharmacy Software market. The covid-19 pandemic boosted the adoption of pharmacy software. The covid-19 pandemic encouraged the pharmaceutical industry to adopt innovative approaches for medication discovery and development, as well as handling shifting clinical trials. Pharmacy software helped pharmacies improve their operations, enhance patient health outcomes, and generate income during the pandemic. Pharmacy management software aided in meeting regulatory requirements, automating drug prescription procedures, and allowing online purchasing and delivery of medicines, virtual check-ins, and encrypted texting.

Key Takeaways from the Study:

  • In terms of type, the Pharmacy Software market is segmented into Medication Dispensing Software, Pharmacy Management Systems, Pharmacy POS Software, and Others. The pharmacy management systems segment is projected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, as modern systems are designed to go beyond traditional inventory management, incorporating features that enhance patient engagement and personalized care. For example, PioneerRx integrates medication synchronization, allowing pharmacists to coordinate multiple prescriptions for patients to improve adherence and convenience.

  • Based on deployment, the Pharmacy Software market is bifurcated into on-premise, and cloud-based. The cloud-based segment is projected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, Cloud platforms, exemplified by solutions such as Cerner Retail Pharmacy, offer pharmacies the advantages of scalability, accessibility, and seamless updates. The segment is driven by the desire for increased operational flexibility, allowing pharmacies to adapt swiftly to changing market dynamics and scale resources as needed.

  • Based on application, the Pharmacy Software market is segmented into Hospitals, Retail Pharmacies, Online Pharmacies, and Specialty Pharmacies. The hospitals segment is projected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, as Hospitals have a more complex medication management environment due to diverse patient needs, specialized treatments, and intricate workflows. Pharmacy software helps streamline these processes, ensuring accurate medication dispensing, reducing errors, and improving patient safety. Hospital pharmacies often need to integrate their systems with other hospital IT systems, like electronic medical records (EMRs) and billing systems, thus boosting the growth of the segment.

  • Based on end-user, the Global Pharmacy Software Market is segmented into Independent Pharmacies, Chain Pharmacies, Hospital-Owned Pharmacies. The Hospital-Owned Pharmacies segment is expected to hold a significant market share during the forecast period due to Hospitals having complex procedures that necessitate the efficient administration of a wide range of pharmaceuticals. Pharmacy software assists in streamlining these activities, making it an indispensable tool for hospital pharmacies. Furthermore, hospitals have begun to invest significant upgrade of their IT systems, which includes pharmacy software for the efficient operation of hospital pharmacies.

  • On the basis of region, the Global Pharmacy Software Market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific holds significant share of the market and is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, owing to factors such as improving healthcare infrastructure, rising patient awareness about various treatment options available. Rapid economic development has resulted in the increased disposable income among people that is used for medication payment instead of hospitalization costs. This reduces the overall cost burden on government, private health Insurance providers, and hospitals.

Report Scope:

Report Metric


Market Value in 2022

USD 9,230.5 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2022 to 2031)


Historical Data


Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 - 2031

Units Considered

Value (USD Million)

Market Segments

By Type, By Deployment, By Application, By End-user and By Region.

Key Companies Profiled

MCKESSON CORPORATION, RedSail Technologies, LLC., CompuGroup Medical, CEGEDIM GROUP, DrFirst, Oracle (Cerner Corporation), SuiteRx LLC, Micro Merchant Systems, Outcomes, BESTRX, Interactive Business Systems (WinPharm), VIP Pharmacy Systems, Halemind Inc., Nuchange Informatics.

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Target Audience:

  • Supply-side: Small & Medium size organizations.

  • Demand Side: Independent Pharmacies, Chain Pharmacies, and Hospital-Owned Pharmacies.