Prepared for boaz | Delivered October 8, 2020
SaaS Developers Platforms
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To list the business models and revenue generated for the top SaaS developers' platforms.
The top SaaS developers platform presented here were selected on the basis of their inclusion in a list of the top 10 SaaS companies and applications of 2020 from
, and a list on the blog of
where the top 75 SaaS companies of the decade was listed.
Dropbox was listed as the top developer platform by
and as one of the top platforms for project management by
. The company has over
developers and annual revenue for 2019 was
Hubspot is ranked second by
and as one of the top Marketing tools by
The annual revenue was
$674.9 million, up 32
% compared to 2018.
Mailchimp places third on the
list, and is also listed as a top marketing tool by
The company is privately held, however annual revenue is estimated at
Adobe is ranked fourth on the
list and is also listed as a top marketing tool by Nextiva. Annual revenue for fiscal 2019 was
Slack is listed in fifth place by
, and as one of the top business communications tools by
. Annual revenue for fiscal year 2020 increased year-over-year by
57% to $630.4 million
Shopify is ranked sixth by
, and is named as a top website content tool by
. Annual revenue increased by 47% over the revenue for 2018 to
Microsoft is placed at seventh by
and is one of the top workforce automation tools according to
. Annual revenue for fiscal 2019 was
Google places eight on the DeisgnRush list and is also listed as a top workforce automation tool by
Annual revenue for Alphabet, parent company for Google for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2020 was
, an increase of
SurveyMonkey places at number nine on the
list, and is listed as a top data
. Annual revenue for fiscal year 2019 was
Zoom ranks at number ten on the
ist, and is included in
list of top business communications tools. Annual revenue for Zoom in fiscal 2019 was
Cvent and Eventbrite were not mentioned in the DesignRush article, however they were mentioned as top event marketing tools by
In an article in the Washington Business Journal, it was reported that Moody's Investor Service projects annual revenue for the privately held Cvent at
$630 million to $706 million
for 2020-2021. Eventbrite posted annual revenue of
for fiscal 2019.
During the initial hour the focus was placed on determining the availability of the requested data. The list of top SaaS developers' platforms presented here was culled from a top ten list for 2020 and a list of the top 75 SaaS platforms from the past decade. Annual revenue figures for each company named was also presented.
We propose to continue the research to provide a profile of each company which will include the number of developers per platform, as well as information defining the business model adopted for each platform, as well as how it has been adapted to suit the needs of the company. Please note that despite being unable to find absolute figures for the number of developers for some platforms, and although the search for this figure will continue, there is a possibility that the information for some platforms is not publicly available.