Software 500: $380.8 billion in Revenues at Top Software and Services Companies

The top 500 software and services companies worldwide generated $380.8 billion in sales in 2005, a decline of just under 1% from the 2004 revenues of $383.3 billion, according to Software Magazine's 2006 Software 500 revenue rankings. The top 500 companies employed 2.54 million at the end of 2005, a decline of just under 5 % from 2.66 million at the end of 2004. 

Employee growth was the strongest at information security sector (40%), human resource management systems (39 %), healthcare (23 %), content management (22 %) and customer relationship management CRM (17 %). 

IBM again took the No.1 position in the Software 500 list with a 3% increase in software and services revenue to $63.1 billion, while Microsoft was No.2 with 7.6% growth to $36.5 billion in software and services revenue, followed by EDS, HP, Accenture, and Computer Sciences Corp.(CSC). 

India's Wipro at No. 28 with 117% growth and Infosys at No. 38, with a 50 % growth rate from the previous survey year are the fastest growing companies in the $2 billion plus category. 

Some 231 of the Software 500 companies grew up to 24 %, while only 17 % or 84 companies reported declining revenue, 8 fewer than last year.

Revenue Growth at Top 500 Software/Services Companies in 2005

  No. of Cos.  % Share
Companies with Declining Revenue 84 17%
Companies Growing 100% Plus 17 3%
Companies Growing 50%-99% 40 8%
Companies Growing 25%-49% 87 17%
Companies Growing 0%-24% 231 46%
Source: Software Magazine

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