Software as a Service (SaaS) Products/Companies

During the process of building out my first software as a service product (Brain Bank), I’ve looked at a large number of other companies that offer their software as a service.

It took me a while to find & bookmark these companies so I figured I’d share them… organized by categories they are closest to. This is not a comprehensive list. It isn’t meant to be a directory.

It’s more to give people perspective on what is out there, how people are pricing their apps, how they software looks & feels, etc. Some are examples to follow. Others are examples of what not to do.

PS: If I’m missing someone you need needs to be on this list, please leave a comment and I’ll update the list.

PS2: Some don’t completely fit into their category because it was probably narrowly focused or fit into multiple categories. I made the call on where to put it. Deal with it. ๐Ÿ˜€

PS3: Expect another blog post later today with a status update on BrainBank later today.


Projects / Plans / Collaboration

Groups / Social Networks

CRM / Contact Manager / Sales Pipeline / Proposals

Backup / Doc Sharing




Learning Management Systems


Forms / Application Development

Appointment Setting

Web Site Creation / Ecommerce


Time tracking


Bug tracking

Customer Feedback / Survey

Comments Anti-Spam


Narrow Focus


37 responses to “Software as a Service (SaaS) Products/Companies

  1. You missed CATS – The most popular Applicant Tracking System in the world ( Being offered as a SaaS offering since Jan 07. Goes in your HR category. If you google “applicant tracking system” and you will see it as the first link ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. @Asim ๐Ÿ™‚ Added CATS

  3. Good list! Very useful!

    You missed 16bugs in the bug tracking section. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Caspio Bridge ( is highly useful to build all kinds of SaaS applications on this list. It belongs in the Forms/Application Development category. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. blist ( is an application and platform for creating and sharing web lists of varying complexity – from simple todo lists, wine lists, church directories and book lists to elaborate sales lead and inventory tracking systems.

  6. Hi

    Great list. Quite a few names that are new to me, so lots of fun with trials in the next few days.

    Can you add ProofHQ to the collaboration list. It’s a visual collaboration tool that lets designers send proofs for review, commenting and approval.

  7. My company, Mimecast, are missing from the email side – strange as we are the Worldโ€™s largest on-line archiver of email! We do complete end-to-end email lifecycle management – hygiene, data leak prevention, continuity, retention and discovery.

    Good luck with Brain Bank.

  8. Hey Great List. I think in project collaboration a couple (prominent ones) are missing. I use Deskaway – works like a charm for me. I think its way better than Basecamp (was reviewed on Web Worker Daily recently). Much cheaper than Basecamp as well. Another tool that i find missing is Zoho – it has a wonderfu CRM suite especially. All its other tools are also quite good. Stumbling this in any case ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. in analytics you might want to add nuconomy and crazyegg as well…

  10. Under HR, You should add: and

  11. Can you add, it’s a great tool for collaboration on visual media.

  12. Aww gee.

    Customer Feedback / Survey section is missing UserVoice

    A very nicely compiled list other wise ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. In the Project/Plans/Collaboration area you missed out ActionThis – – a SaaS solution that works on the web and with Microsoft Outlook.

  14. In this category…
    Projects / Plans / Collaboration

    Can you please add ?

  15. Under Projects / Plans / Collaboration, don’t forget Intervals. Nice list!

  16. Hey, saw your announcement on Hacker News recently. My co-founder and I are in the process of launching a new e-learning tool as well that you can add to your service list:

    Maybe there’s some opportunity for collaboration between us at some point too ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Great list.

    Might I suggest adding Vitalist under Productivity.

  18. Check out Intuit has several SaaS offerings QuickBooks Online (Accounting), Intuit Online Payroll, Quickbase (actually a platform as a service offering), Credit/Debit card payment processing, etc.

  19. Hi there, Great List.

    Add ( ) as well under “Projects / Plans / Collaboration”. is a Group Collaboration Software for the Enterprise, available as On-Premise Software Appliance and SaaS.

    Well, I can see a number of responses suggesting software under “Projects / Plans / Collaboration” section ๐Ÿ™‚ Collaboration Software… way to go ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Hi,

    Why don’t you mention something about TeemingPod.
    It’s a SaaS product from Harbinger Knowledge products for E learning.
    Even i would like to hear about teemingpod on your page.


  21. Oops…

    The url for teeming pod is

  22. Should there be a marketing / communications category? Here’s a description of Marketing Bridge: a platform for executing customized marketing campaigns using electronic and printed communications. It’s used by companies that need lots of people to doing marketing such as: sales forces, channel partner networks and local offices, etc. And thanks for the list. It looks great!

  23. In todayโ€™s world where everything is being automated and is being done online I think that itโ€™s very important that an organization takes steps to automate itโ€™s recruitment and selection process by using quality applicant tracking software.

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