SOURCE: Aspect


September 30, 2010 16:37 ET

Aspect Ranked Among World's 100 Largest Software Companies for Fifth Consecutive Year on Software Magazine's Software 500 List

Aspect Also Places Within Top 10 of World's Largest Privately-Held Software Companies

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2010) -  Aspect, a global provider of unified communications and collaboration services and software, today announced it has been ranked as the 98th largest company by revenue on Software Magazine's annual list of the top 500 software and services companies in the world. The 2010 Software 500 ranking represents Aspect's sixth consecutive year on the list with five uninterrupted years in the top 100. The ranking, now in its 28th year, also positions Aspect as the 9th largest privately-held software company in the world.

"This designation reflects both our strong financial performance, even in challenging economic times, and the deep-rooted confidence among Aspect customers that we will continue to deliver the right solutions and services to meet their business needs," said Jim Foy, president and chief executive officer, Aspect. "Being named to the Software 500 underscores Aspect's passionate, company-wide focus on accelerating the success of our customers by providing unified communications solutions for the contact center and enterprise that are equipped for the next generation of customer contact."

John P. Desmond, editor of Software Magazine and states, "The 2010 Software 500 results show that revenue growth in the software and services industry was healthy, with total Software 500 revenue of $491.7 billion worldwide for 2009, representing virtually flat growth from the previous year." Roughly 47 percent of the 2010 Software 500 companies are privately held.

The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world's largest software and services suppliers targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. "The Software 500 helps CIOs, senior IT managers and IT staff research and create the short list of business partners," Desmond says.

The ranking is based on total worldwide software and services revenue for 2009. This includes revenues from software licenses, maintenance and support, training and software-related services and consulting. Suppliers are not ranked on their total corporate revenue, since many have other lines of business, such as hardware. The financial information was gathered by a survey prepared by King Content Co. and posted at, as well as from public documents.

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