World's Top 20 Software Companies

Bangalore: Companies around the world are enjoying a steady growth, irrespective of which country they belong to. And when we consider the software companies, they are showing unprecedented progress in the present global scenario.

Most of the IT companies have widened worldwide networks, which has further enhanced their growth in revenue, technology and in innovation. And in the case of tech giants of the world, they are making it sure that they are moving towards their goals all the more fast.

Check out the world’s top 20 technology companies ranked by the Global Software Top 100 list. These software companies are ranked by Michel van Kooten of Software Top 100 as per their annual software revenues and undoubtedly Microsoft topped it.

#1 Microsoft

Software Revenue: $54,270 mn

Software Revenue Growth: 10.6 percent

Microsoft, the multi-national company that develops a wide range of software products, has topped the list of Global Software Top 100 with the software revenue exceeding $50,000 million. The share of the software revenue of the company is 80.5 percent in the total revenue of the company is $67,383 million.

The most profitable products of this software king are the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software. Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer (personal computer) operating system market with firstly MS-DOS in the mid 1980s, followed by the Windows line of operating systems.  Windows continues to be the flagship product of the company with its most recent version Windows 8; though released in August 2012, it will be delivered in October. The software company, headquartered in Redmond, Washington, the company now has three business divisions: the Microsoft Platform Products and Service Division, the Microsoft Business Division and the Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division.