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Microsoft vs Software AG

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Microsoft
Based on 4246 reviews.
Software AG
Based on 132 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
Microsoft Project Server
Magnachip, Gwinnett County Schools, CLEAResult, Medbit Oy, Intelbras S.A., ETS, CORE Construction, Keller Foundations
SSIS
PKP Energetyka, UniCredit Bank, Mostar, waldwasser, Ashok leyland, Florida Atlantic University, Stadt Frankfurt am Main
Azure Data Factory
Milliman, Pier 1 Imports, Rockwell Automation, Ziosk, Real Madrid
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.
BizTalk Server
Centrebet, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, QualCare, Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, DTEK, Allscripts, United BioSource, Hogg Robinson
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 Stream Analytics
Rockwell Automation, Milliman, Honeywell Building Solutions, Arcoflex Automation Solutions, Real Madrid C.F., Aerocrine, Ziosk, Tacoma Public Schools, P97 Networks
Microsoft Power Apps
TransAlta, Rackspace, Telstra
Microsoft Azure App Service
Real Madrid, Absolut, AccuWeather, Heineken, NBC News, Paramount
ProcessRobot by Softomotive
Xerox, IBM, Diageo, PWC, JP Morgan, Coloplast, Reventics
WinAutomation by Softomotive
xerox, harris&ford, JDM Wealth Management, Fetter Group
Microsoft Power Automate
SNCF, Air France, Avanade
Microsoft Azure Logic Apps
nord lock, mission linen supply, esmart systems
Alfabet IT Planning & Portfolio Management
FUJITSU, Coca Cola, ING, CreditSuisse, CosmosDirekt, GTA, Echo Entertainment Group, Electrolux, Cern
Adabas
Public Authority of Civil Information (PACI), Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM), Alliance Healthcare, Florida State College, Smals, Santander Consumer Bank Austria, Apollo-Optik
webMethods Trading Networks
Gist Limited, U.S. Bank, Staples
Software AG Apama
Okasan Online Securities
ARIS BPA
Tesco, Weifu, Airbus, Siemens, Proximus, Alicorp, Sekerbank, Bancor, Emirates NBD, Dubai Municipality, BRC, Suva, U.S. Army, Australia Post, Westfalen Weser Energie - ARIS serves customers across all industries and of every size. Companies trust ARIS as the market leader for process excellence with more than 10 million users worldwide, from 1 user companies to the Fortune 500.
ARIS Cloud
Tesco, Weifu, Airbus, Siemens, Proximus, Alicorp, Sekerbank, Bancor, Emirates NBD, Dubai Municipality, BRC, Suva, U.S. Army, Australia Post, Westfalen Weser Energie - ARIS serves customers across all industries and of every size. Companies trust ARIS as the market leader for process excellence with more than 10 million users worldwide, from 1 user companies to the Fortune 500.
ARIS Architect and Designer
Cargolux Airlines International, Philips
ARIS Risk and Compliance Manager
Danske Bank, Australia Post, Dubai Municipality... - ARIS serves customers across all industries and of every size. 
webMethods.io API
Clal
CentraSite
DigitalGlobe, Georgia Technology Authority, Oriflame, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM), BRFkredit, Saudi Telecom Company, HSBC Turkey, Orange UK, Telus Health Solutions
webMethods.io Integration
Autosen, A1 Digital, Cintas
webMethods Microgateway
Kiabi
webMethods AgileApps Cloud
SKF GmbH, Outerwall, Hillsborough County
Terracotta
Kiabi, Wipro Technologies, CERN, Essent, Nielsen
Terracotta BigMemory
News Digital
Built.io Flow Embed
Cisco, Agralogics, Dreamforce, Cables & Sensors, Sacramento Kings
Built.io Flow
Cisco, Agralogics, Dreamforce, Cables & Sensors, Sacramento Kings
Software AG ARIS Robotic Process Automation
GOL Airlines
Cumulocity IoT
Durr, SMC, Stanley Black & Decker, GreenFlex, ERA Championship
Popular Solutions
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
23%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Government
7%
Comms Service Provider
21%
Computer Software Company
18%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Government
6%
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