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World's top 25 software companies

Last updated on: January 12, 2012 09:29 IST

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Microsoft is undoubtedly the king of software companies.Check out the world's top 25 software companies ranked by annual software revenues, according to Global Software Top 100 list.

1. Microsoft

Software revenues: $54,270 mn
Software revenue growth: 10.6%
Total revenue: $67,383 mn
Software revenue share: 80.5%

Software revenues (2010) come from sale of licenses, maintenance, subscription and support.

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2. IBM

Software revenues:$22,485 mn
Software revenue growth: 5.1%
Total revenue: $99,870 mn
Software revenue share: 22.5%

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3. Oracle

Software revenues: $20,958 mn
Software revenue growth: 12.8%
Total revenue: $30,180 mn
Software revenue share: 69.4%

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4. SAP

Software revenues: $12,558 mn
Software revenue growth: 10.5%
Total revenue: $16,654 mn
Software revenue share: 75.4%

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5. Ericsson

Software revenues: $7,274 mn
Software revenue growth: -4.2%
Total revenue: $30,307 mn
Software revenue share: 24.0%

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6. Hewlett Packard

Software revenues: $6,669 mn
Software revenue growth: 7.9%
Total revenue: $126,562 mn
Software revenue share: 5.3%  

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7. Symantec

Software revenues: $5,636 mn
Software revenue growth: 1.3%
Total revenue: $6,013 mn
Software revenue share: 93.7%

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8. Nintendo

Software revenues: $5,456 mn
Software revenue growth: -19.8%
Total revenue: $13,766 mn
Software revenue share: 39.6%

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9. Activision Blizzard

Software revenues: $4,447mn
Software revenue growth: 3.9%
Total revenue: $4,447 mn
Software revenue share: 100.0%

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10. EMC

Software revenues: $4,356 mn
Software revenue growth: 10.0%
Total revenue: $17,015 mn
Software revenue share: 25.6%

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11. Nokia Siemens Networks

Software revenues: $4,229 mn
Software revenue growth: -6.6%
Total revenue: $16,918 mn
Software revenue share: 25.0%

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12. CA

Software revenues: $4,136 mn
Software revenue growth: 3.1%
Total revenue: $4,454 mn
Software revenue share: 92.9%

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13. Electronic Arts

Software revenues: $3,413 mn
Software revenue growth: -8.4%
Total revenue: $3,413 mn
Software revenue share: 100%

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14. Adobe

Software revenues: $3,177 mn
Software revenue growth: 13.6%
Total revenue: $3,826 mn
Software revenue share: 83%

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15. Alcatel-Lucent

Software revenues: $2,561mn
Software revenue growth: -4.6%
Total revenue: $21,374 mn
Software revenue share: 12.0%

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16. Cisco

Software revenues: $2,383 mn
Software revenue growth: 11.5%
Total revenue: $41,045 mn
Software revenue share: 5.8%

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17. Sony

Software revenues: $2,083 mn
Software revenue growth: 8.8%
Total revenue: $83,039 mn
Software revenue share: 2.5%

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18. Hitachi

Software revenues: $1,939 mn
Software revenue growth: 22.0%
Total revenue: $113,500 mn
Software revenue share: 1.7%

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19. Dassault

Software revenues: $1,885 mn
Software revenue growth: 19.0%
Total revenue: 2,090
Software revenue share: 90.2%

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20. BMC

Software revenues: $1,843 mn
Software revenue growth: 4.8%
Total revenue: $1,981 mn
Software revenue share: 93.0%

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21. SunGard

Software revenues: $1,762 mn
Software revenue growth: -11.7%
Total revenue: $4,992 mn
Software revenue share: 35.3%

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22. Autodesk

Software revenues: $1,701 mn
Software revenue growth: 9.2%
Total revenue: $1,932 mn
Software revenue share: 88.0%

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23. Konami

Software revenues: $1,643 mn
Software revenue growth: 3.1%
Total revenue: $3,122 mn
Software revenue share: 52.6%

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24. Salesforce.com

Software revenues: $1,523 mn
Software revenue growth: 27.9%
Total revenue: $1,628 mn
Software revenue share: 93.6%

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25. Sage

Software revenues: $1,485 mn
Software revenue growth: -4.6%
Total revenue: $2,228 mn
Software revenue share: 66.7%

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