ISVWorld aims to cover every company that develops and commercializes standard software products and software-IP. However, as all our data is compter-generated rather than manually curated, coverage of a Software Vendor (ISV) starts only when sufficient information about a company is available online.
A generally accepted definition of an ISV (Independent Software Vendor, also known as software publisher) on Techopedia is the following: An individual or business that builds, develops and sells consumer or enterprise software. Although ISV-provided software is consumed by end users, it remains the property of the vendor. See also: http://www.techopedia.com/definition/140/independent-software-vendor-isv.
Below are a few examples of what companies are included in ISVWorld and why:
- SAP: an example of a well known software company that develops and sells software and software-related services. This type of companies represents almost 80% of our database
- HP: an example of a well-known IT-company that has amongst others software products in its portfolio
- Infosys: an example of an IT-services company that includes however a significant software-business with for example Financial Services software
- Accenture: An IT-services and consulting company that also includes a number of software products, both developed in-house as well as obtained through acquisitions
- ABB: may be best known for their power and robotics engineering, but their automation business includes a software business that is sometimes estimated at around 300M
- Agfa: around 25% of Agfa's business is actually in healthcate software
- Content management providers that have developed their own CMS - Content Management system - and productize that CMS
Below a few examples of company types that are NOT included:
- Resellers: that only sell third party software and do not develop their own software
- Hosters and cloud platform providers that only use third party software for their hosting or cloud platforms
- System Integrators that do not have their own IP but only develop and/or implement third party software
- Software development companies that only offer bespoke (custom) development projects but that do not productize software
Please note that when companies are ranked by size, we take their TOTAL size (revenue) into account, not only their software business.