Microsoft vs Software AG

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Microsoft
Based on 993 reviews.
Software AG
Based on 64 reviews.
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Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.Founded in 1969, Software AG is an enterprise software company with over 10,000 enterprise customers in over 70 countries. The company is the second largest software vendor in Germany, the seventh largest in Europe. Software AG is traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol SOW and part of the technology index TecDAX. The company was founded in 1969 by a group of six young employees at the consulting firm AIV. ADABAS was launched in 1971 as a high performance transactional database management system. In 1979 Natural, a 4GL application development language, was launched. The company continued to open offices and subsidiaries in North America, Japan, UK, France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Saudi Arabia. By 1987 Software AG had around 500 employees, 12 subsidiaries in Europe and offices in more than 50 countries. In 1999 Software AG was listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange and soon after the company released Tamino Information Server and Tamino XML Server.
Sample Customers
Visio: Thomas College, Hamburg Port Authority, Portigon AG, Conseil G_n_ral du d_partement des Hautes-Alpes, AAA Auto a. s., Commonwealth Financial Network, ICA, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company
Microsoft Azure: BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
FoxPro: Vocational Training Council, Advantage Sales and Marketing, Capital Nomura Securities Public Company Limited, King Saud University
Microsoft Azure API Management: adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, Opensistemas
Microsoft MDS: ETA a.s., Apeejay Surrendra Group, Blue Star Infotech, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation, The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, New Belgium Brewing
Azure BizTalk Services: MYOB Limited, Mimeo, SGS International, MarginPoint, ISS Group
Azure Stream Analytics: Rockwell Automation, Milliman, Honeywell Building Solutions, Arcoflex Automation Solutions, Real Madrid C.F., Aerocrine, Ziosk, Tacoma Public Schools, P97 Networks
Microsoft Project: Aston Martin, ABANCA, Airbus Group, Capita, Cardiff University, City of Saskatoon, Intel, Pegasus Airlines, South Australia Power Network (SAPN), Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing
alfabet planningIT: FUJITSU, Coca Cola, ING, CreditSuisse, CosmosDirekt, GTA, Echo Entertainment Group, Electrolux, Cern
Tamino: Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, SOKA-BAU, MAPFRE, DigitalGlobe, Angostura, ATB Financial
Adabas: Public Authority of Civil Information (PACI), Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM), Alliance Healthcare, Florida State College, Smals, Santander Consumer Bank Austria, Apollo-Optik
Software AG Apama: Okasan Online Securities
ARIS BPM: Fujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, Electrolux
ARIS Cloud: Essent, Vodafone Iceland, Coca-Cola, Fraport
CentraSite: DigitalGlobe, Georgia Technology Authority, Oriflame, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM), BRFkredit, Saudi Telecom Company, HSBC Turkey, Orange UK, Telus Health Solutions
Software AG webMethods Integration Cloud: Autosen, A1 Digital, Cintas
Software AG webMethods OneData: KV Hessen, Outerwall
webMethods AgileApps Cloud: SKF GmbH, Outerwall, Hillsborough County
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Software R&D Company
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Comms Service Provider
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Financial Services Firm
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Government
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Software R&D Company
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Financial Services Firm
13%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Comms Service Provider
7%
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