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The Top 50 Global Enterprise App Vendors

Quick: in 2008, in the category of global enterprise apps, whose revenue was almost twice that of its rival's - SAP or Oracle? And if I offered to bet you a year's salary that Sage Group generated more revenue from global enterprise apps than did Microsoft and Salesforce.com combined in 2008, would you take the bet? AMR's list of the Top 50 app vendors offers the answers.

Quick: in 2008, in the category of global enterprise apps, whose revenue was almost twice that of its rival's - SAP or Oracle? And if I offered to bet you a year's salary that Sage Group generated more revenue from global enterprise apps than did Microsoft and Salesforce.com combined in 2008, would you take the bet? AMR's list of the Top 50 app vendors offers the answers.First off, a couple of qualifiers: the AMR list is focused exclusively on integrated enterprise applications, which AMR said include ERP, SCM, supply management, PLM, HCM, and CRM. The list is not intended to define the largest enterprise software companies in the world. And, the AMR Top 50 list does not include what AMR referred to as "standalone" software, such as BI.

So, on to those questions: the AMR report on the Top 50 Global Enterprise App Vendors says that under the specific terms of its definition, SAP's 2008 revenue for integrated enterprise apps was $15.8 billion, compared to $8.56 billion for Oracle.

Those of you who bet that Microsoft and Salesforce had more revenue - combined - from integrated enterprise apps than did Sage Group, please make your certified checks out to "The Bob Evans Early Retirement Fund" because here are the numbers from AMR's list: Microsoft's $1.308 billion + Salesforce's $1.023 billion = $2.331 billion, while Sage Group finished 2008 with $2.408 billion in integrated enterprise applications. Who knew??

Below are the top 10 from the AMR list, and you can see a table of the entire Top 50 here:

--SAP $15.8 billion --Oracle $8.56 billion --Sage Group $2.408 billion --Infor $2.208 billion --Dassault Systemes $1.958 billion --Siemens PLM $1.405 billion --Microsoft $1.308 billion --Cadence $1.038 billion --PTC $1.037 billion --Salesforce.com $1.023 billion

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