Top 10 software companies worldwide
Supply Chain Digital counts down the top 10 software companies around the world.
10 | Epicor
Founded in 1972, Epicor provides industry-specific business software centered around manufacturing, distribution, retail and services businesses. Serving more than 20,000 customers in 150 countries worldwide, Epicor operates with a firm mission statement: to drive growth for customers, having been recognised as the leading provider of industry-specific software solutions and services. Offering a range of cloud platforms, Epicor’s cloud solutions power growth without limits.
HQ: Austin, Texas (US)
No. of Employees: 3,900
Relevant Executive (LinkedIn): Steve Murphy, CEO
Image: Epicor Press.
9 | Kinaxis
Providing supply chain management software to leading companies, Kinaxis specialises in streamlining processes, breaking down silos and planning for all parts of the supply chain. Founded in 1995, the company operates with the mantra: know sooner, act faster and make more profitable decisions. With a determination to solve complex planning problems in an efficient way, Kinaxis’ integrated supply chain planning platform combines human and machine intelligence to enable its clients to make joint business decisions faster. Through this, the benefits are an increase in revenue, reduced costs and less risks.
HQ: Ontario, Canada
No. of Employees: 500
Revenue: CAD$156mn (US$117mn)
Relevant Executive (LinkedIn): John Sicard, CEO
Image: Kinaxis Press.
8 | Ivalua
The Procurement Empowerment Platform, Ivalua, is recognised as a leader by Gartner in the firms’ 2019 Procure-to-Pay Magic Quadrant. Ivalua has a leading 98% customer retention rate and combines its flexibility to grow, rapid time to value, and best of breed capabilities to establish a complete, unified suite. Through its services, Ivalua empowers supply chain leaders to fully digitise all procurement and supply chain processes, manage spend categories as well as improving transparency and data quality. Founded in 2000, Ivalua’s Source-to-Pay suite is utilised by more than 300 leading companies globally.
HQ: Cleveland, Ohio (US)
No. of Employees: 300
Revenue: $100mn (Estimated)
Relevant Executive (LinkedIn): David Khuat-Duy, CEO
Image: Ivalua Press.
7 | Jaggaer
With the goal of providing a simpler and more rewarding experience to all stakeholders in the procurement process from source to pay, Jaggaer seeks to simplify the procurement process. By enabling a full digital transformation across the entire procurement spectrum from source to pay for a range of spending in a variety of industry sectors, JAGGAER ONE enables modular solutions on a unified, digital platform that integrates companies’ ERP and accounting systems efficiently.
HQ: Morrisville, North Carolina (US)
No. of Employees: 1,100
Revenue: $280mn (Estimated)
Relevant Executive (LinkedIn): Zia Zahiri, CTO
Image: Jaggaer Press.
6 | IBM Watson
As a division of IBM, Watson unlocks the value of data in innovative ways. IBM Watson allows companies to avoid repetitive tasks by allowing teams to focus on more creative, higher-value work. IBM Watson is helping to shape the future of AI and aims to transform industries and society through leveraging disruptive technologies. IBM Watson offers six, powerful ways to enhance how businesses operate. These are: accelerating research & discovery, enriching interactions, anticipating & preempting disruptions, recommending with confidence, scaling expertise & learning and detecting liabilities & mitigating risk.
HQ: Armonk, New York (US)
No. of Employees: 350,600 (IBM)
Revenue: $79.5bn (IBM)
Relevant Executive (LinkedIn): Hilary Kerner, CMO
Image: IBM Press.
5 | Coupa Software
Founded in 2006, Coupa Software provides a unified, cloud-based spend management solution that connects hundreds of businesses that represent the Americas, EMEA and APAC with millions of suppliers worldwide. Coupa is recognised as the only business spend management platform that empowers companies to spend smarter to maximise the value of every dollar that organisations spend. Using the five initials in its name, Coupa prides itself on providing services that are: Comprehensive, Open, User-centric, Prescriptive and Accelerated. With a key mission statement of delivering business value, Coupa prides itself on being innovative and is continuously seeking to lead by example to set the trends for its rivals to follow.
HQ: San Mateo, California (US)
No. of Employees: 1,300
Relevant Executive (LinkedIn): Chandar Pattabhiram, CMO
Image: Coupa Press.
4 | Infor
As a global enterprise firm that provides software products for all aspects of a business, Infor develops complete industry suites in the cloud and efficiently deploys technology that puts the user experience first. Infor is versatile and can cater to a variety of different industries to seek in-depth solutions that achieve significant results. With 168 offices worldwide, Infor serves over 68,000 organisations and helps them to overcome market disruptions and realise a business-wide digital transformation.
HQ: New York, New York (US)
No. of Employees: 15,000+
Relevant Executive (LinkedIn): Kevin Samuelson, CEO
Image: Infor Press.
3 | JDA Software
Since being established in 1985, JDA Software has become a leading AI-driven supply chain management platform. With a mission to empower companies to better predict, make and deliver exactly what its customers require, JDA delivers a more autonomous supply chain for 4,000 of the world’s leading companies, including 75 of the top 100 retailers. Through the JDA SCM Platform, it is infused with AI and machine learning (ML) optimization technology in collaboration with an intelligent, efficient API-led architecture powered by MuleSoft. The platform is built to deliver innovation to the world’s largest businesses and runs on Microsoft Azure to provide tested scalability, maturity and security.
HQ: Scottsdale, Arizona (US)
No. of Employees: 5,000
Relevant Executive (LinkedIn): Desikan Madhavanur, EVP
Image: JDA Software Press.
2 | Oracle SCM Cloud
With more than 25,000 customers using Oracle’s cloud every day, the firm offers a trusted cloud platform that oversees 57bn daily transactions. Oracle Cloud has been developed for the entire business, with applications that can be consumed as an organisation grows. Oracle’s complete suite is built on a single data model that connects end-to-end business processes and enables customers to transform their organisations with intelligence. Oracle seeks to empower all companies, from startups to global enterprises, and provides over 1,000 cloud applications that can be translated in 35 different languages and used in 175 countries.
HQ: Redwood Shores, California (US)
No. of Employees: 137,000 (Oracle)
Revenue: $40bn (Oracle)
Relevant Executive (LinkedIn): Mark Hurd, CEO
Image: Oracle Press.
1 | SAP Ariba
Topping the list is SAP Ariba, the leading global spend management network, that allows companies to monitor spending and cut costs by enabling buyers and suppliers to work together. Originally acquired by SAP in 2012, SAP Ariba is recognised as the go-to place for companies to connect in order to get business done. Through its Ariba Network, 4.2mn companies in over 190 countries are connected, unlocking new opportunities and collaborating on transactions to further its business relationships. Transacting $2.9trn costs in business commerce every year, the Ariba Network controls costs, manages spend and minimizes risks through data-driven insights to streamline the user experience. More than on the Ariba Network to uncover new opportunities and work together on transactions with the view to further their relationships. With over $7.9bn of goods and services traded every day, SAP Ariba is considered the largest business-to-business network worldwide.
HQ: Palo Alto, California (US)
No. of Employees: 3,636 (SAP, 2015)
Revenue: €24.7bn ($27.3bn)
Relevant Executive (LinkedIn): Darren Koch, Chief Product Officer
Image: SAP Ariba Press.