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Analysing the changes between the current Global 100 Software Leaders and the previous ranking, published in 2014, indicates just how dynamic the market is. Both lists were compiled for PwC by International Data Corp. (IDC).

Fourteen companies fell off the current list, which means 14 are new. A churn of 28 seems like quite a bit in just two years. Four of the 14 companies that fell off the list were acquired, and one (Compuware) split into two companies.

Actually, it’s fairly easy to fall off the list. Of the bottom 12 in the previous list, 10 are gone.

Take a closer look at the data below. 

Global 100 Software Leaders by revenue

• SaaS revenues of Top 50 software companies

Global 100 Software Leaders by revenue

*Denotes a privately held company

Note: Click or tap the Rank heading to sort the tables. Click or tap the other headings to sort the data in alphabetical order.

Rank Company Country HQ 2014 Software revenue (US$M) 2014 Total revenue(US$M) Software revenue as % of total revenue
1 Microsoft USA 62,014 93,456 66.36%
2 Oracle USA 29,881 38,828 76.96%
3 IBM USA 29,286 92,793 31.56%
4 SAP Germany 18,777 23,289 80.63%
5 Symantec USA 6,138 6,615 92.79%
6 EMC USA 5,844 24,439 23.91%
7 VMware USA 5,520 6,035 91.47%
8 HP USA 5,082 110,577 4.60%
9 Salesforce.com USA 4,820 5,274 91.40%
10 Intuit USA 4,324 4,573 94.55%
11 Adobe USA 4,061 4,184 97.06%
12 CA Technologies USA 4,053 4,410 91.90%
13 SAS* USA 2,884 3,084 93.49%
14 Cisco USA 2,836 47,823 5.93%
15 Dassault Systemes France 2,695 3,038 88.71%
16 Siemens Germany 2,613 95,542 2.73%
17 Fujitsu Japan 2,527 43,526 5.81%
18 Autodesk USA 2,413 2,486 97.06%
19 Citrix USA 2,376 3,143 75.60%
20 Google USA 2,273 66,001 3.44%
21 Hitachi Japan 2,159 91,246 2.37%
22 Apple USA 2,110 199,800 1.06%
23 Infor USA 2,099 2,815 74.58%
24 Synopsys USA 1,934 2,100 92.12%
25 Intel USA 1,899 55,870 3.40%
26 BMC USA 1,878 2,087 89.95%
27 Sage UK 1,724 1,762 97.84%
28 ADP USA 1,660 10,604 15.65%
29 Wolters Kluwer The Netherlands 1,539 4,880 31.53%
30 Red Hat USA 1,517 1,741 87.13%
31 OpenText Canada 1,496 1,858 80.50%
32 SunGard* USA 1,464 2,808 52.13%
33 NEC Japan 1,441 28,151 5.12%
34 Cadence Design Systems USA 1,435 1,579 90.87%
35 Hexagon UK 1,413 3,497 40.42%
36 Dell USA 1,395 58,500 2.38%
37 Teradata USA 1,221 2,732 44.68%
38 NetApp USA 1,169 6,52 18.70%
39 NCR USA 1,157 6,591 17.55%
40 Epic Systems* USA 1,140 1,770 64.41%
41 Constellation Software Canada 1,134 1,230 92.18%
42 McKesson USA 1,123 168,711 0.67%
43 Mentor Graphics USA 1,076 1,231 87.37%
44 PTC USA 1,073 1,358 79.06%
45 Trend Micro Japan 1,035 1,090 94.97%
46 Nuance Communications USA 1,009 1,927 52.32%
47 DATEV* Germany 975 1,119 87.13%
48 Esri* USA 960 1,129 85.00%
49 Cerner USA 946 3,402 27.81%
50 ANSYS USA 917 936 97.99%
51 Informatica USA 914 1,048 87.19%
52 TIBCO* USA 847 1,016 83.38%
53 Software AG Germany 843 1,138 74.10%
54 Optum* USA 819 47,746 1.72%
55 Schneider Electric France 804 33,252 2.42%
56 Fiserv USA 781 5,066 15.41%
57 Avaya USA 766 4,319 17.74%
58 Kronos* USA 762 1,054 72.29%
59 The Attachmate Group* USA 733 872 84.10%
60 GE Healthcare UK 732 18,300 4.00%
61 Epicor Software USA 731 994 73.53%
62 Verint Systems USA 725 1,110 65.32%
63 Concur Technologies USA 724 732 99.00%
64 athenahealth USA 711 753 94.45%
65 Kaspersky Lab* Russia 695 711 97.75%
66 Wincor Nixdorf Germany 666 3,279 20.32%
67 FICO USA 643 794 81.02%
68 FIS USA 633 6,400 9.90%
69 Misys* UK 611 896 68.20%
70 JDA Software* USA 605 1,009 60.00%
71 SWIFT Belgium 602 792 76.04%
72 Workday USA 592 760 77.94%
73 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories* USA 587 850 69.00%
74 TOTVS Brazil 584 752 77.70%
75 NICE SYSTEMS Israel 576 1,012 56.92%
76 ServiceNow USA 569 683 83.36%
77 CommVault USA 565 614 92.04%
78 Bentley Systems* USA 532 625 85.12%
79 Convergys USA 528 2,856 18.48%
80 Neusoft China 508 1,269 40.00%
81 Visma Norway 507 1,129 44.94%
82 Qlik USA 503 503 100.00%
83 Micro Focus UK 502 519 96.70%
84 ACI Worldwide USA 489 1,016 48.17%
85 InterSystems* USA 489 489 100.00%
86 Palantir* USA 484 569 85.00%
87 Unit4 The Netherlands 480 696 68.94%
88 Allscripts USA 477 1,377 34.65%
89 MEDITECH USA 476 517 91.99%
90 Blackboard* USA 467 660 70.69%
91 Amazon.com USA 466 88,988 0.52%
92 Micros Systems USA 464 904 51.33%
93 Pegasystems USA 449 590 76.13%
94 NetSuite USA 449 556 80.64%
95 MicroStrategy USA 447 580 77.10%
96 ESET* Slovakia 437 486 90.00%
97 Pitney Bowes USA 430 3,822 11.25%
98 SolarWinds USA 428 428 100.00%
99 Ultimate Software USA 420 506 82.97%
100 Splunk USA 404 435 92.91%

 

 

SaaS revenues of Top 50 software companies

The current Global 100 Software Leaders also ranks software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) revenue for the top 50 companies, and the percentage each segment comprises of overall software revenue. Among the top 20 companies, the list of SaaS standouts includes:

  • Intuit (#10) with 23% of revenues from SaaS;
  • Adobe (#11) with 23% of revenues;
  • Cisco Systems (#14) with 35%;
  • Citrix (#19) with 27%.

  • These are indications of companies that understand the changes underway.

    *Denotes a privately held company

    Note: Click or tap the Rank heading to sort the tables. Click or tap the other headings to sort the data in alphabetical order.

    Rank Vendor Country HQ 2014 Software revenue (US$M) 2014 Total revenue(US$M) Software revenue as % of total 2014 SaaS+PaaS revenue SaaS+PaaS % of software SaaS % of SaaS+PaaS PaaS % of SaaS+PaaS
    1 Microsoft USA 62,014 93,456 66.36% 2,292 4% 69% 31%
    2 Oracle USA 29,881 38,828 76.96% 1,327 4% 98% 2%
    3 IBM USA 29,286 92,793 31.56% 1,067 4% 81% 19%
    4 SAP Germany 18,777 23,289 80.63% 1,429 8% 98% 2%
    5 Symantec USA 6,138 6,615 92.79% 418 7% 100% 0%
    6 EMC USA 5,844 24,439 23.91% 218 4% 98% 2%
    7 VMware USA 5,520 6,035 91.47% 64 1% 95% 5%
    8 HP USA 5,082 110,577 4.60% 408 8% 80% 20%
    9 Salesforce.com USA 4,820 5,274 91.40% 4,820 100% 86% 14%
    10 Intuit USA 4,324 4,573 94.55% 1,980 46% 97% 3%
    11 Adobe USA 4,061 4,184 97.06% 916 23% 100% 0%
    12 CA Technologies USA 4,053 4,410 91.90% 102 3% 100% 0%
    13 SAS* USA 2,884 3,084 93.49% 44 2% 30% 70%
    14 Cisco USA 2,836 47,823 5.93% 1,004 35% 100% 0%
    15 Dassault Systèmes France 2,695 3,038 88.71% 78 3% 100% 0%
    16 Siemens Germany 2,613 95,542 2.73% 78 3% 100% 0%
    17 Fujitsu Japan 2,527 43,526 5.81% 29 1% 100% 0%
    18 Autodesk USA 2,413 2,486 97.06% 45 2% 100% 0%
    19 Citrix USA 2,376 3,143 75.60% 652 27% 100% 0%
    20 Google USA 2,273 66,001 3.44% 1,931 85% 82% 18%
    21 Hitachi Japan 2,159 91,246 2.37% 4 0% 100% 0%
    22 Apple USA 2,110 199,800 1.06% 151 7% 100% 0%
    23 Infor USA 2,099 2,815 74.58% 100 5% 99% 1%
    24 Synopsys USA 1,934 2,100 92.12% 0 0% 0% 0%
    25 Intel USA 1,899 55,870 3.40% 280 15% 100% 0%
    26 BMC USA 1,878 2,087 89.95% 77 4% 100% 0%
    27 Sage UK 1,724 1,762 97.84% 20 1% 100% 0%
    28 ADP USA 1,660 10,604 15.65% 1,547 93% 100% 0%
    29 Wolters Kluwer The Netherlands 1,539 4,880 31.53% 124 8% 100% 0%
    30 Red Hat USA 1,517 1,741 87.13% 1 0% 0% 100%
    31 OpenText Canada 1,496 1,858 80.50% 268 18% 0% 100%
    32 SunGard* USA 1,464 2,808 52.13% 6 0% 100% 0%
    33 NEC Japan 1,441 28,151 5.12% 13 1% 100% 0%
    34 Cadence Design Systems USA 1,435 1,579 90.87% 0 0% 0% 0%
    35 Hexagon UK 1,413 3,497 40.42% 0 0% 0% 0%
    36 Dell USA 1,395 58,500 2.38% 12 1% 100% 0%
    37 Teradata USA 1,221 2,732 44.68% 16 1% 47% 53%
    38 NetApp USA 1,169 6,252 18.70% 0 0% 0% 0%
    39 NCR USA 1,157 6,591 17.55% 492 43% 100% 0%
    40 Epic Systems* USA 1,140 1,770 64.41% 0 0% 0% 0%
    41 Constellation Software Canada 1,134 1,230 92.18% 22 2% 100% 0%
    42 McKesson USA 1,123 168,711 0.67% 0 0% 0% 0%
    43 Mentor Graphics USA 1,076 1,231 87.37% 0 0% 0% 0%
    44 PTC USA 1,073 1,358 79.06% 0 0% 0% 0%
    45 Trend Micro Japan 1,035 1,090 94.97% 79 8% 100% 0%
    46 Nuance Communications USA 1,009 1,927 52.32% 0 0% 0% 0%
    47 DATEV* Germany 975 1,119 87.13% 0 0% 0% 0%
    48 Esri* USA 960 1,129 85.00% 31 3% 100% 0%
    49 Cerner USA 946 3,402 27.81% 258 27% 100% 0%
    50 ANSYS USA 917 936 97.99% 27 3% 100% 0%

     

     

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