How the industry buys new tech

Features - Technology Focus

For the most part, spending on technology has remained consistent over the past three years.

July 29, 2020

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Below is data on software and technology spending from our 2017 and our 2020 expenditure surveys to show how buying patterns have changed or stayed the same in the past three years. While most of these items in the 2020 survey show consistency from the past 12 months to the next 12 months, drones and robotic mowers are the only item to increase. In the 2017 survey, the only item to show growth was design software. We did not ask about drones and robotic mowers in our 2017 survey. 2020 Expenditure Survey data was collected in late January of 2020 and the 2017 survey was collected in June of 2017.