Top 10 largest software companies in the world

CachHayNhat - A computer would be pretty much useless without programs that put the physical hardware to real use. These programs and data can be summarized as software. Therefore, software manufacturers belong to the most important players in the technology industry as a whole. Types of software can vary widely and examples include software for entertainment, business or security purposes. Below is a ranking of the Top 10 largest software companies in the world updated in 2019. It is based solely on software revenue that a company has generated on its own or through its subsidiaries.

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Note: Also technically software companies, Games companies are not included in this ranking.


Top 10 largest software companies in the world 2020

(as of December 2019)


The 10 largest software companies in the world (summary)

1. MICROSOFT

Worldwide software sales: $143.0 billion

2. ORACLE

Worldwide software sales: 32,9 tỷ đô la

3. SAP

Worldwide software sales: 27,4 tỷ đô la

4. SALESFORCE.COM

Worldwide software sales: 10,5 tỷ đô la

5. BROADCOM

Worldwide software sales: 9,1 tỷ đô la

6. ADOBE SYSTEMS

Worldwide software sales: 9,03 tỷ đô la

7. DELL TECHNOLOGIES

Worldwide software sales: 9,0 tỷ đô la

8. HCL ENTERPRISE

Worldwide software sales: 7,5 tỷ đô la

9. INTUIT

Worldwide software sales: 6,0 tỷ đô la

10. FISERV

Worldwide software sales: 5,8 tỷ đô la


 

1. Microsoft

Worldwide software sales: $143.0 billion

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Established year: 1975

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, USA


The main types of software offered are:

Operating system,

Productivity software,

Enterprise software Website Microsoft


With revenue of $103.3 billion, the software industry leader remains Microsoft. The company was founded in 1975 by co-founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates. Originally headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the American software giant is now headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA. Microsoft offers a wide selection of software for many purposes. Its best known and most popular franchise is the "Windows" operating system software, which powers nearly one billion computers worldwide. It is by far the most used operating system in the world.


In addition to Windows, Microsoft also offers the most popular and widely used productivity software in the world through the Office franchise. And these are just the best known Windows products available. Therefore, it is not really surprising that Microsoft continues to dominate the worldwide software market.


 

2. Oracle

Worldwide software sales: $32.9 billion

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logo Oracle

Established year: 1977

Headquarters: Redwood City, California, USA


The main types of software offered are:

Enterprise software,

Software as a Service Website Oracle


Oracle is the second largest software company in the world. The American company, headquartered in Redwood City, California, right in Silicon Valley, is a leading global provider of Enterprise software as well as Software as a Service (SaaS). The company was founded in 1977 by co-founders Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates. Oracle generated $32.9 billion in worldwide revenue last year. Oracle software is mainly used in business areas such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Resource Management (HCM) and Supply Chain Management ( SCM).


 

3. SAP

Worldwide software sales: $27.4 billion

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logo SAP

Established year: 1972

Headquarters: Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


The main types of software offered are:

Enterprise software,

Software as a Service Websie SAP


SAP (“Systems, Applications & Products”) is one of only two companies in the top 10 non-US software companies. With sales of $27.4 billion last year, the German company is the third largest software company in the world and the largest in Europe. The company was founded in 1972 by 5 former German engineers of IBM. It is headquartered in the small city of Walldorf, Baden-Wuerttemberg in South West Germany. The company focuses on Enterprise software as well as providing Software as a Service (SaaS) to customers worldwide. SAP is particularly well known for its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, where the German company is a global market leader.


 

4. Salesforce.com

Worldwide software sales: $10.5 billion

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logo Salesforce.com

Established year: 1999