Salesforce.com enters global software top 10

Gartner, Inc. reports that Salesforce.com, host of XCD’s cloud HR software, achieved almost $4Bn in revenue over the last year to climb into the top 10 of the worldwide enterprise software market, and the top 5 companies globally by overall application revenue.Salesforce.com’s growth rate of 33% was more than double the 14.1% of the second fastest growing company in the top 10, VMWare, the only other company to record double digit growth.

Table 1. Top 10 Worldwide Software Vendors, Worldwide, 2012-2013 (Billions of Dollars) 

Rank 2013

Rank 2012

 

Vendor

2013

Revenue

2012

Revenue

2012-2013

Growth Rate (%)

1

1

Microsoft

65.7

62.0

6.0

2

3

Oracle

29.6

28.7

3.4

3

2

IBM

29.1

28.7

1.4

4

4

SAP

18.5

16.9

9.5

5

5

Symantec

6.4

6.4

-0.8

6

6

EMC

5.6

5.4

4.9

7

7

HP

4.9

5.0

-2.7

8

9

VMware

4.8

4.2

14.1

9

8

CA Technologies

4.2

4.3

-2.6

10

12

Salesforce.com

3.8

2.9

33.3

Others

234.6

224.0

4.7

Total

407.3

388.5

4.8

Source: Gartner (March 2014)

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