BY BHUPENDRA LODHI
With an achieved revenue of $168.1 billion, The company was founded in 1975 by co-founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates.. The American software giant is now headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA. Its best known and most popular franchise product is the operating system software ‘Windows‘, which powers close to a billion computers worldwide.
Oracle is the second-largest software company in the world. The American company, based in Redwood City, California. The company was founded in 1977 by co-founders Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates. Oracle achieved a worldwide revenue of $40.5 billion last year. Oracle software is primarily used in the business fields of Customer Relationship Management (CRM),etc.
SAP (“Systems, Applications & Products”) is the only company among the Top 10 software companies that are not American. With a revenue of $32.3 billion last year, the German company is the third-largest software company in the world and the largest one in Europe. The company was founded in 1972 by five German former IBM engineers.
IBM, or International Business Machines, is probably the oldest software company still in existence. Nowadays the company specializes in branches of the future such as artificial intelligence. Within the company’s software branch, IBM has managed to become a global leader in the development of cloud and cognition software.
Salesforce.com is the fourth largest software company in the world. The company was founded in 1999 by four former Oracle executives. Salesforce.com is an American company based in San Francisco, California. The company achieved a revenue of $17.1 billion in 2021. Its main focus lies on Enterprise software, specifically in the area of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.
Adobe is known for its many software products in the graphics design, web design, and video editing branches. It is a worldwide leading developer in each of these product segments. The San Jose, California-based company is perhaps best known for the graphics editing software series Photoshop.
Fiserv is also among the Top 10 of the world’s largest software companies. The Wisconsin-based company develops software for the financial industry. Fiserv’s clients therefore mainly include banks, security brokerages, credit unions, but also corporations, small businesses, and so on.