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. 😀
PS3: Expect another blog post later today with a status update on BrainBank later today.
Projects / Plans / Collaboration
- Desk Away
- On The System
- Project Foundry
- Rival Map
Groups / Social Networks
CRM / Contact Manager / Sales Pipeline / Proposals
Backup / Doc Sharing
- Constant Contact
- Campaign Monitor
- Mad Mimi
- Preview My Email
- Email Center Pro
Learning Management Systems
Forms / Application Development
Web Site Creation / Ecommerce
- Next Proof
- Magnet Commerce.com
- Writers Residence
- Home Inspector Website
Customer Feedback / Survey
You missed CATS – The most popular Applicant Tracking System in the world (http://www.catsone.com). 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 🙂
@Asim 🙂 Added CATS
Good list! Very useful!
You missed 16bugs in the bug tracking section. 🙂
Added 16 bugs
Caspio Bridge (https://www.caspio.com) is highly useful to build all kinds of SaaS applications on this list. It belongs in the Forms/Application Development category. Thanks 🙂
blist (www.blist.com) 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.
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.
My company, Mimecast, are missing from the email side – strange as we are the World’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.
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 🙂
in analytics you might want to add nuconomy and crazyegg as well…
Under HR, You should add:
Can you add http://www.cozimo.com, it’s a great tool for collaboration on visual media.
Customer Feedback / Survey section is missing UserVoice
A very nicely compiled list other wise 🙂
In the Project/Plans/Collaboration area you missed out ActionThis – http://www.actionthis.com – a SaaS solution that works on the web and with Microsoft Outlook.
In this category…
Projects / Plans / Collaboration
Can you please add http://www.proworkflow.com ?
Under Projects / Plans / Collaboration, don’t forget Intervals. Nice list!
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 🙂
Might I suggest adding Vitalist under Productivity.
Check out http://www.intuit.com. 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.
Hi there, Great List.
Add cyn.in ( http://cyn.in ) as well under “Projects / Plans / Collaboration”. cyn.in 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 🙂 Collaboration Software… way to go 🙂
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.
The url for teeming pod is
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!
In today’s world where everything is being automated and is being done online I think that it’s very important that an organization takes steps to automate it’s recruitment and selection process by using quality applicant tracking software.
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