Top Software Companies Ranking 2012

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Top Software Companies Ranking 2012 based on projects portfolio, brand power, human capital. Know about the top 10 best software development companies.

The roots of major Top Software Companies can be traced back to the college dorm rooms where tech geeks apply their creative skills and practical knowledge creating useful end products.

The increasing demands for home and customized enterprise solutions is driving software industry growth at a fast pace.

Overall launching a software company requires substantial amount of investment like around $25K to $100K but once you are ready with an innovative software product your investment would payback in a relatively shorter period of time.

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The primary revenue streams for a software company are sale of product license, maintenance fee, consultation and provision of IT related services.

Here is the list of Top 10 Software Companies 2012.

01- Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft is the most powerful brand name in software industry. Established in 1975 by Bill Gates, Microsoft has been the market leader in Computer Operating System Market, Enterprise Solutions and Internet Media.

Headquarter:- Redmond, Washington United States of America.

Popular Products:- Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, MS DOS, Windows Phone 7.

Rating:- 9.4 out of 10

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02- IBM

Established in 1924, Internet Business Machine known with its brand name IBM is one of the most innovative software technology and consulting company with numerous patents under its belt.

Headquarter:- New York United States of America

Popular Products:- Webspere, DB 2, Lotus.

Rating:- 9 out of 10

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03- Oracle

Oracle is a fast growing software company that offers Enterprise Solutions and Database Management Software.

Headquarter:- California United States of America

Popular Products:- Enterprise Manager, Oracle Database.

Rating:- 8.1 out of 10

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04- SAP

The German software giant SAP is one of the leading company offering Enterprise Software Solutions. SAP could easily be called the pinnacle of Enterprise Software Solutions.

Headquarter:- Waldorf Germany Europe

Popular Products Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP).

Rating:- 7.8 out of 10

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05- Symantec Corporation

The leading computer security solutions provider Symantec Corporation makes a place within the list of Top Software Companies 2012. The popular Norton Antivirus has protected many computers from malware threats.

Headquarter:- Mountain View California

Popular Products:- Symantec Norton 360, Symantec EndPoint Protection.

Rating:- 7.3 out of 10

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06- Adobe

A well known brand among ordinary computer users Adobe is famous for its handy user friendly software products. Adobe is probably the second most popular software company after Microsoft. Imagine what internet would be without Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash.

Headquarter:- California United States of America

Popular Products:- Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe In Design.

Rating:- 7.1 out of 10


07- Ericsson

The Swedish company Ericsson is one of the largest Telecommunication and Data Transfer Service Provider in the world. With numerous patents under its name Ericsson stands out in the list being a top software development house.

Headquarter:- Stockholm Sweden

Popular Products:- Business Unit Networks, Business Unit Global Services, Business Unit Support Solutions.

Rating:- 6.8 out of 10


08- Nintendo

The famous video games development company “Nintendo” stands out in the list of top 10 best software companies 2012. Hailing from Japan Nintendo is immensely popular among the teenagers with its awesome and cool video games.

Headquarters:- Kyoto Japan

Popular Products:- Wii U, Nintendo DSi XL, Nintendo 3DS.

Rating:- 6.6 out of 10


09- Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard is a famous American video games development company. The software company was formed a few years back after a merger between Activision and Blizzard two popular video games developers targeting US markets and now based on revenue Activision Blizzard has made a place among top software companies 2012.

Headquarters:- Santa Monica California United States of America

Popular Products:- Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero.

Rating:- 6.3 out of 10


10- Salesforce.Com

Salesforce.Com is a prominent name in cloud based enterprise service providers that offers enterprise software solutions. Although the company is still in the growth phase but yet makes a place in the list of Top Software Companies Ranking 2012.

Headquarter:- California United States of America.

Popular Products Customer Relationship Management Solution

Rating:- 6 out of 10



The publication “Top Software Companies Ranking 2012″ is unbiased, non guaranteed and reflects an individuals point of view. The above list is prepared only to serve informational and educational purpose, no infringement or violation of copyright is intended.

References: SoftwareTop100

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