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Facebook, Apple, Twitter missing from 2018's top software companies ranking

By Julia Gabel
Fri 19 Jan 2018
FYI, this story is more than a year old

G2 Crowd, a peer-to-peer, business solutions review platform, has released its annual ranking of the world’s Top 100 software companies for 2018.

This leaderboard is based on user reviews documented by G2 Crowd over the past year.

What’s interesting about this year’s ranking is that global giants like Facebook, Twitter and Apple didn’t make the list.

And companies like Microsoft and Cisco aren’t in the top ten; instead, the top spots were taken by Shopify, WordPress, Mailchimp, Slack and Google.

In the overall segment, Slack Technologies topped the rankings to claim the number one position.

The small-business segment was led by 15Five, which ranked 45 on the overall list.

In the mid-market segment, Mailchimp, which ranked 4 on the overall list, secured the top position, and in the enterprise segment, Slack maintained their top ranking.

G2 Crowd’s co-founder and CEO, Tim Handorf, says, “We built G2 Crowd to empower users with the ability to transparently help one another find the software solutions that best fit their needs.”

“This list recognises the voice of those users and they are telling us that these companies have designed great products that are meeting the needs of their customers.”

“G2 Crowd was built to bring transparency to the business buying process,” said

Ryan Bonnici, chief marketing officer of G2 Crowd, “Every day we collect and share real user reviews on products, but with Best Software Companies we are stepping back and taking a macro-level look at how real customers feel about some of the world’s most notable brands.”

“Buyers are going to find this resource incredibly helpful as they search for the software solutions that best fit their business needs.”

The top 20 of G2 Crowd's overall Best Software Companies for 2018 are:

1. Slack Technologies 2. Shopify 3. Google 4. Mailchimp 5. Salesforce 6. WordPress Foundation 7. SurveyMonkey 8. Adobe 9. Zoom Video Communications 10. HubSpot 11. PayPal 12. Basecamp 13. SAP 14. DocuSign 15. Cisco 16. Asana 17. Microsoft 18. TSheets 19. Canva 20. TechSmith

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