4) SAP (SAP) – $18.9 billion
Germany-based company SAP generated $18.9 billion in revenue from its software stream. The total revenue of the multinational was $22.87 billion. Around 83 percent of its revenues come from software.
3) International Business Machines (IBM) – $24.1 billion
Popular worldwide as IBM, this global technology and consulting conglomerate earned revenue of $99.75 billion, out of which $24.1 billion was from software. IBM has been consistently deriving 25 to 30 percent of revenue from software. It manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.