List of the largest software companies

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Several lists exist that provide an overview of large software companies, often called independent software vendors ("ISVs"), in the world. The lists differ by methodology of composition and consequently show substantial differences in both listed companies and ranking of those companies.

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Revenue Annual revenue of company in USD billions in previous fiscal year
FY Company's current fiscal year
Market cap Market capitalization as of May 2013 in USD billion
Headquarters Location of company's headquarters
Ref(s). Reference(s)

Forbes Global 2000[edit]

The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2000 public companies in the world by Forbes magazine, based on a mix of four metrics: sales, profit, assets and market value. The Forbes list for software companies excludes manufacturers, consumer electronics companies, conglomerates, IT consultancy, and computer services. The top 10 companies in the 2013 list for the "Software & Programming" industry are:

Rank Company Revenue FY Market cap Headquarters Refs
1 United States Microsoft $72.9 2013 $234.8 Redmond, Washington, USA [1][2]
2 United States Oracle $37.1 2013 $79.4 Redwood City, CA, USA [3][4]
3 Germany SAP $20.9 2013 $35.5 Walldorf, Germany [5][6]
4 United States Symantec $6.8 2013 $14 Sunnyvale, CA, USA [7][8]
5 United States VMware $5.2 2013 $41.03 Palo Alto, CA, USA [9][10]
6 United States CA Technologies $4.7 2013 $11.6 Islandia, NY, USA [11][12]
7 United States Adobe Systems $4.4 2013 $10.2 San Jose, CA, USA [13][14]
8 United States Fiserv $4.5 2013 $8.5 Brookfield, WI, USA [15][16]
9 United States Intuit $4.2 2013 $5.1 Mountain View, CA, USA [17][18]
10 Spain Amadeus IT Group $3.8 2013 $6.8 Madrid, Spain [19][20]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forbes 2000 The World's Biggest Public Companies: Software and Programming". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Forbes:Oracle". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Forbes 2000 The World's Biggest Public Companies: Software and Programming". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Forbes:Oracle". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Forbes 2000 The World's Biggest Public Companies: Software and Programming". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Forbes: SAP". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Forbes 2000 The World's Biggest Public Companies: Software and Programming". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Forbes: Symantec". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Forbes 2000 The World's Biggest Public Companies: Software and Programming". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Forbes: VMWare". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Forbes 2000 The World's Biggest Public Companies: Software and Programming". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Forbes: CA". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Forbes 2000 The World's Biggest Public Companies: Software and Programming". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Forbes World's Most Valuable Brands: Facebook". Forbes. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Forbes 2000 The World's Biggest Public Companies: Software and Programming". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Forbes: Fiserv". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Forbes 2000 The World's Biggest Public Companies: Software and Programming". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Forbes: Intuit". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Forbes 2000 The World's Biggest Public Companies: Software and Programming". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Forbes: Amadeus IT Holdings". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2013.