CIO Review >> Magazine >> March - 2014 issue

The year 2013 was an exciting one for the global enterprises technology sector. Over the years, the enterprise software sector has attained maturity to a very great extent. The forecasts on the enterprise software market indicate at a CAGR of 8.8 percent during the period from 2010 to 2014. As the sector is persistently trying to recover from the financial crisis, more funding is expected, pointing at possibility of further growth. New enterprise software firms are coming up in large numbers across the globe. However, en route to progress, making enterprise software adaptive to market changes still remains a daunting task for entrepreneurs in the sector. Therefore, the present scenario calls for companies with potential to effectively tackle the current demands in the sector.

As software companies continue to form and expand, it is the right time to designate some of the top players capable of transforming the industry. CIOReview presents to you the ’20 Most Promising Enterprise Software Companies. This comprehensive list is a benchmark of sorts for end users and intends to aid you in the selection process of service providers to work across various segments of the software industry. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs & CIOs of public companies, analysts, and the CIOReview editorial board decided on the 20 Most Promising Enterprise Software Companies. We congratulate the 20 finalists for achieving this vote of respect from industry leaders and wish each and every one of them a great future ahead.

20 Most Promising Enterprise Software Companies
Company Management Founded Description
Atlanta, GA
Matthew Smith, President & CEO 1989 A provider of cost and profitability systems for end-users and business leaders that connects finance and operations data, calculates actionable results, and analyzes unlimited scenarios. 
Boston, MA
Jim Melvin 
2011 A provider of Full Stack Application Performance Management (APM) solutions, offering integrated performance visibility into the application code, through the network, to the end user
Austin, Texas
Pat Goepel,
1985 A provider of Cloud-based technology solutions that enable companies to better manage their most expensive costs: labor, labor administration, and real estate
Vista, CA
Jay O'Brien,
2008 A provider of is web-based workflow and Business Process Management (BPM) software designed for business users
(formally BUMP Network)
La Jolla, CA
Gregg Parise,
2009 The Events Network platform enables event organizers to monetize a growing audience via targeted outreach and affinity technologies.  The company processes registrations and memberships for thousands of events and clients worldwide including Xterra, Army Run, Condé Nast and Silverstein Properties.
Palo Alto, CA 
Yuval Scarlat
CEO & Co-Founder
Capriza disrupts the speed and economics associated with taking your business mobile.
Capriza’s SaaS platform mobilizes your critical business processes with zero coding and zero APIs. This week.
Denver, CO
Robert Smith,
2003 A provider of a complete cloud-basedChannelData Management solution for companies looking to manage their channel sales.
ClearPoint Strategy      
Boston, MA
Ted Jackson,
Dylan N. Miyake
2008 ClearPoint makes complex management reporting easy through a simple drag and drop interface designed to make managers more effective and productive.
Burbank, CA
Jerry Baldwin,
1981 A provider of high-performance software that optimizes and maintains application operation efficiency and equipment longevity to increase productivity in technology, people, and businesses
Arlington, VA
Todd M. Raba
President & CEO
2003 An innovator in data-driven energy management solutions (EMS) that leverages the power of real-time sensoring, submetering, big data analytics and cloud computing to maximize energy savings, operational efficiency, capital utilization and sustainability benefits for enterprises and government agencies.
Santa Clara, CA
Marty Beard
President & CEO
2000 A provider of cloud contact center and customer service solutions
Charlotte, NC
Manoj Nigam, President & CEO 1993
A provider of website designs, furniture
visualizations and other integratedbackend processes for the home furnishings industry in the US and Europe.
New York, NY
Noah Goodhart, Jonah Goodhart Michael Walrath 2010 The company is a search engine for online display ads, making it easy to find brands and to discover the banner ads that are running on top sites
Tempe, AZ
Grant Fraser,
1994 A provider of enterprise (ERP) business management software solutions for companies in North America
Burlington, MA
Lingping Gao,
2004 A provider of the first map-driven network automation solution
Menlo Park, CA
Brian Westcott, PhD, CEO 1996 A provider of actively enhanced atmosphere technology and comprehensively documented real-time monitoring and control, Purfresh makes ocean transport a viable option even for the most sensitive cargo
Manchester, NH
Lou Guercia
President & CEO
1996 Scribe is a provider of on-premise and cloud-based customer data integration solutions, helping businesses maximize their investments in enterprise solutions like CRM, ERP, marketing automation and more
Caracas, Miranda
Gonzalo Manuel Araujo Cabarcas, CEO 2000 A provider of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Cloud Computing solutions for SMB and Enterprises
Seattle, WA
Donal Daly, CEO 1998 A provider of Dealmaker intelligent software which helps B2B companies increase their sales velocity, resulting in higher win rates, bigger deals, shorter sales cycles, and more qualified deals in the pipeline.
New York, NY
Luke Janssen, Founder & Group CEO 2003 A provider of personal media technology consulting, UX/UI design, multi-platform development solutions with UI & UX design, multi-platform development and licensing & support services