10 SaaS Companies Shaping the SaaS Sector

  • 10 SaaS Companies Shaping the SaaS Sector

    10 SaaS Companies Shaping the SaaS Sector
    In the SaaS market, these leading vendors are the companies whose offering is influencing the SaaS market overall.
  • Salesforce

    Salesforce
    A giant among giants, this is the SaaS pioneed that launched the concept, based around customer relationship management (CRM). It has since expanded into platform development, marketing, analytics and social networking.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    Adobe Creative Cloud
    Another reinvention, Adobe is the leader in desktop creativity software and has now pivoted to make Photoshop and other audio and video editing tools available via a subscription. The Creative Suite offers graphic design, video editing, Web development, and photography editing.
  • Slack

    Slack
    Wildly successful, Slack is one of the most popular enterprise collaboration platforms – even with Microsoft and others introducing competitive products. It offers -time messaging, archiving, and search for collaborative teams.
  • Google G Suite

    Google G Suite
    Mostly a collection of the individual services that search giant already offers, like Gmail, storage and calendar, but with added features like custom email and 24/7 support, and it comes at a subscription price over the free basic services offered.
  • Splunk

    Splunk
    A leading name in data, the company provides operational intelligence software that monitors, reports, and analyzes real-time machine data, including logs and Big Data sources, for operational intelligence.
  • GitHub

    GitHub
    A favorite among developers, this popular online software development tracking and version control repository is a leader with open source projects. It allows for full project management, including version control and splits/forks management.
  • Marketo

    Marketo
    As online market rockets skyward, Marketo is set to grow. The company develops marketing automation software that provides inbound marketing, social marketing, CRM, and other related services.
  • Tableau

    Tableau
    Data analytics, which is Tableau’s strong suit, is growing rapidly. Tableau Online is the SaaS version of the company’s popular interactive data visualization and data analytics products focused on business intelligence.
  • Shopify

    Shopify
    Shopify is a cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses that sell both online and in retail stores. It helps run both the Website and store front and manage inventory from both.
  • Box

    Box
    A growing offer in online storage, Box started as a cloud storage firm but has expanded to offer file collaboration and editing services to files stored on its servers. The company is clearly leveraging the increasing need for online collaboration.
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  • 10 SaaS Companies Shaping the SaaS Sector

    10 SaaS Companies Shaping the SaaS Sector

    In the SaaS market, these leading vendors are the companies whose offering is influencing the SaaS market overall.
  • Salesforce

    Salesforce

    A giant among giants, this is the SaaS pioneed that launched the concept, based around customer relationship management (CRM). It has since expanded into platform development, marketing, analytics and social networking.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    Adobe Creative Cloud

    Another reinvention, Adobe is the leader in desktop creativity software and has now pivoted to make Photoshop and other audio and video editing tools available via a subscription. The Creative Suite offers graphic design, video editing, Web development, and photography editing.
  • Slack

    Slack

    Wildly successful, Slack is one of the most popular enterprise collaboration platforms – even with Microsoft and others introducing competitive products. It offers -time messaging, archiving, and search for collaborative teams.
  • Google G Suite

    Google G Suite

    Mostly a collection of the individual services that search giant already offers, like Gmail, storage and calendar, but with added features like custom email and 24/7 support, and it comes at a subscription price over the free basic services offered.
  • Splunk

    Splunk

    A leading name in data, the company provides operational intelligence software that monitors, reports, and analyzes real-time machine data, including logs and Big Data sources, for operational intelligence.
  • GitHub

    GitHub

    A favorite among developers, this popular online software development tracking and version control repository is a leader with open source projects. It allows for full project management, including version control and splits/forks management.
  • Marketo

    Marketo

    As online market rockets skyward, Marketo is set to grow. The company develops marketing automation software that provides inbound marketing, social marketing, CRM, and other related services.
  • Tableau

    Tableau

    Data analytics, which is Tableau’s strong suit, is growing rapidly. Tableau Online is the SaaS version of the company’s popular interactive data visualization and data analytics products focused on business intelligence.
  • Shopify

    Shopify

    Shopify is a cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses that sell both online and in retail stores. It helps run both the Website and store front and manage inventory from both.
  • Box

    Box

    A growing offer in online storage, Box started as a cloud storage firm but has expanded to offer file collaboration and editing services to files stored on its servers. The company is clearly leveraging the increasing need for online collaboration.

Software as a service has completely revolutionized the enterprise and consumer software markets. Where once companies bought software and physically installed it on in-house hardware, now it is far more common to simply access software over the Web. So it’s no surprise that a veritable legion of SaaS companies have sprung it. SaaS is arguably the most popular form of tech startup. And yet only a handful of companies have built a SaaS offering that is so high profile that it can be said to actually shape the SaaS sector. That is, when new entrants enter the market (or when existing players seek to gain advantage) these SaaS vendors listed below are some of the marquee names toward which everyone looks.