Top 10 Largest Software Companies by Revenue 2015-16.World top most popular largest software companies, houses of 2015, 2016 by their income, revenue, earning, complete details gets here from. In today’s competitive, technology-driven world, organizations cannot survive without information technology. Software companies offer a wide array of products and services. They earn revenue through software license sales, subscription fees, maintenance charges, etc, Some of these companies are multibillion dollar businesses with worldwide presence.
Here are the top 10 largest software companies, ranked according to their 2015-16 revenue.
- Microsoft (MSFT): The world leader in software companies, Microsoft continues to maintain its dominance with total revenues of $77.85 billion in 2015-16. Of this, $65.7 billion, or 84 percent, was from its software stream. Microsoft’s software revenues exceed those of its next two competitors combined.
- Oracle (ORCL): Oracle surpassed IBM in 2013 to gain the number two spot in software revenues. Its software revenues were $29.7 billion in 2015-16, out of total revenue of $34.74 billion. Currently the company is focused on engineering hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in its clients’ date center.
- International Business Machines (IBM): The large conglomerate offers a wide range of products and services, including both hardware and software. It consistently derives 25 to 30 percent of revenue from software. Of the total revenue of $99.75 billion for 2015-16, software contributed $29.1 billion. It manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
- SAP (SAP): The Germany-based multinational software giant generated $18.9 billion in revenue from its software stream, out of the total revenue of $22.87 billion. Software represents 83 percent of its business. (SAP’s official report gives revenues in Euros. For this article, we converted Euros to U.S. dollars using the December 31, 2015-16 exchange rate of 1.36.)
- Symantec (SYMC): Nasdaq-listed Symantec, the global leader in software security solutions, generated $6.4 billion in software revenue from total revenues of $6.9 billion.
- EMC (EMC): NYSE-listed EMC takes the number six spot with $5.6 billion of software revenues out of total revenues of $23.2 billion. (EMC also owns the software company VMware which is number eight on this list. The companies are listed as separate entities on the New York Stock Exchange. For that reason, this list treats EMC and VMware as two separate entities.)
- Hewlett-Packard (HPQ): The global giant is mainly known for printing products and solutions. From its total revenue of $112.298 billion, it derived just $4.9 billion from software. Although this is a small percentage of Hewlett-Packard’s total revenues, it still makes the company the seventh largest software company.
- VMware (VMW): VMware, owned by EMC, remains separately listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Its software stream revenues for 2015-16 were $4.8 billion, out of total revenues of $ 5.2 million. If the software revenues of EMC and VMware considered together, the company would be the fifth largest software company in the world.
- CA Technologies (CA): Nasdaq-listed CA Technologies has $4.2 billion from its software stream, out of total revenues of $4.643 billion. This NASDAQ- listed company offers management software and solutions. It is one of the largest independent software corporations in the world.
- Salesforce (CRM): Ironically, the NYSE-listed salesforce.com promotes itself with the motto, “No Software.” The company sells software through the software-as-a-service model. In 2015-16, it saw $3.8 billion in revenues from software, out of total revenues of $4.07 billion. The irony is, Salesforce promotes itself with the motto “No Software”.