SOURCE: Kenexa


September 23, 2009 13:00 ET

Kenexa Ranked No. 160 on Software Magazine's Prestigious 27th Annual Software 500

Global Leader Recognized as One of the World's Largest Software Companies for the Third Consecutive Year

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced it was ranked No. 160 in Software Magazine's Software 500 listing of the world's largest software and service providers for the third consecutive year. Now in its 27th year, 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 2009 Software 500 results show that revenue growth in the software and services industry was healthy, with total Software 500 revenue of $491.3 billion worldwide for 2008, representing 8.8 percent growth from the previous year," commented John P. Desmond, editor of Software Magazine and

Rudy Karsan, Kenexa's CEO, commented, "Our inclusion in the Software 500 reflects the hard work of the Kenexa team, our dedication to extreme service and our growing global customer base. Kenexa offers solutions that help companies around the world hire the very best people and maximize their productivity. This is important in any economy, which is why we have continued to thrive during these challenging times."

Kenexa offers industry-leading technology that facilitates each step of the employee lifecycle. The company's innovative solutions -- including employee assessments, onboarding, performance management, employee surveys, Interview Builder™ assessment solution, Kenexa Recruiter® BrassRing and more -- are driven by customer requirements and are built on the science of human behavior.

"The Software 500 helps CIOs, senior IT managers and IT staff research and create the short list of business partners," Desmond says. "It is a quick reference of vendor viability. And the online version to be posted soon at is searchable by category, making it what we call the online catalog to enterprise software."

The ranking is based on total worldwide software and services revenue for 2008. 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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About Kenexa

Kenexa® provides business solutions for human resources. We help global organizations multiply business success by identifying the best individuals for every job and fostering optimal work environments for every organization. For more than 20 years, Kenexa has studied human behavior and team dynamics in the workplace, and has developed the software solutions, business processes and expert consulting that help organizations impact positive business outcomes through HR. Kenexa is the only company that offers a comprehensive suite of unified products and services that support the entire employee lifecycle from pre-hire to exit. Additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at