It’s that time of year again. Early July may be categorized as peak season for out-of-office emails and poolside barbecues, but it also marks an extremely exciting moment for SaaS companies everywhere as Forbes releases their annual Forbes Cloud 100. This definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world — as well as their list of 20 rising stars — honors top leaders in tech’s hottest sector, serving as a benchmark for industry trends and letting us know who to watch next.
This year’s list is chock-full of impressive brands, all of which have been selected, scored, and ranked by a panel of Cloud 100 judges based on four weighted factors: estimated valuation, operating metrics, people and culture, and market leadership. We’re thrilled that 30 AppExchange partners and Salesforce portfolio companies made the list (and claimed seven of the top ten spots) — check out their respective rankings below:
Stripe is the world’s largest developer-oriented commerce company, helping small and large companies accept web and mobile payments.
Dropbox simplifies the way people work together, with 500-million registered users around the world using Dropbox to work the way they want, on any device, wherever they go. With 150,000 businesses on Dropbox Business, Dropbox is transforming everyday workflows and entire industries.
Slack connects users with the people and tools they work with every day, offering real-time messaging with calls and chat, a searchable record of all files and conversations, and integrations with handy bots and apps.
DocuSign is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 250,000 companies and 100 million users in 188 countries to sign, send and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device, with confidence. DocuSign replaces printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents with the easiest, fastest, most trusted way to make every approval and decision digital.
Qualtrics is the world’s leading enterprise survey platform. Over 8,500 enterprises — including 2/3 of Fortune 100 and 99 out of the top 100 business schools — rely on Qualtrics to collect, analyze, and act on customer, employee, and market insights.
Medallia’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application enables companies to capture customer feedback everywhere the customer is (Web, social, mobile, and contact center channels), understand it in real time, and deliver insights and action everywhere — from the C-suite to the frontline — to improve the customer experience.
More than 15 million people use MailChimp to design, send, and track email marketing campaigns. Whether self-employed, managing projects for clients, or working for a Fortune 500 company, MailChimp offers features and integrations that will suit customers’ email-marketing needs — including viewing campaign reports, managing subscribers, creating custom queries, and more.
SurveyMonkey is the world’s leading online survey platform, with more than 3 million survey responses every day. SurveyMonkey has revolutionized the way people give and take feedback, making it accessible, easy and affordable for everyone. Customers include 99% of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, organizations and neighborhood soccer leagues everywhere.
Domo optimizes your business by connecting you to the data, people, and expertise you need to improve business results. Domo helps every employee — from the CEO to the front-line worker — optimize business performance by connecting them to the right data and people they need to improve business results.
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Allowing users to schedule or start instant video calls with screen sharing, Zoom helps users build relationships and close business faster.
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. The Avalara Compliance Cloud™ platform is comprehensive, fast, accurate, and easy to use, offering 500+ pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications.
Anaplan is the leading planning and performance management platform for smart businesses. Anaplan delivers an unrivaled planning and modeling engine, predictive analytics, collaboration in the cloud, and a simple interface for business users.
Zuora is the global leader in subscription billing and commerce solutions allowing customers to bring new products to market rapidly with the flexibility and agility they need to monetize their applications and businesses. Zuora provides a complete on-demand platform for pricing, quoting, orders, billing, payments and renewals
Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash software company, drives the vital business process between the buyer’s interest in a purchase and the realization of revenue. Utilizing a patented combination of SaaS-based applications, the Apttus Intelligent Cloud maximizes the entire revenue operation by driving behavior and providing prescriptive data to company decision-makers.
By offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale and performance today’s applications require, MongoDB lets innovators deploy apps as big as they can possibly dream. From startups to enterprises, for the modern and the mission-critical, MongoDB is the database for giant ideas.
Gusto’s mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life. By making complicated, impersonal business tasks simple and personal, Gusto is reimagining HR, payroll, and benefits for over 40,000 companies nationwide.
Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Intacct’s award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. In use by more than 10,500 organizations from startups to public companies, Intacct is designed to improve company performance and make finance and sales more productive.
Gainsight helps businesses touch customers effectively, track customer health consistently and transform the way their company orients around the customer. Gainsight provides a 360° view of customers and drives retention across customer success, sales, marketing, executive and product management — helping businesses grow faster by reducing churn, increasing upsell, and driving customer advocacy.
Smartsheet is a Collaborative Work Management platform packed with powerful Project Management, Gantt chart, Card View, file sharing and automatic notification and alerts. Over 90,000 companies and millions of information workers trust Smartsheet to help them accelerate business execution and address the volume and velocity of today’s collaborative work.
FinancialForce is the leading Cloud ERP vendor with apps built entirely on the Salesforce App Cloud. The company’s Financial Management, Professional Services Automation (PSA), and Human Capital Management (HCM) offerings provide services-centric businesses with a platform that organizes sales, services, finance and HR entirely around their customers.
Adaptive Insights is the recognized leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM), offering capabilities for budgeting, forecasting, reporting, consolidation, dashboards, and analytics that empower finance, sales, and other business leaders with insight to manage their business performance.
Optimizely is the world’s leading experimentation platform, enabling businesses to deliver continuous experimentation and personalization across websites, mobile apps and connected devices. Optimizely enables businesses to experiment deeply into their technology stack and broadly across the entire customer experience.
Starting from the ground up, Blue Jeans was built as a cloud-based conferencing service to enable people to connect with each other any time, any place and from any device. Users can track meetings with activity logging, screenshare content, and initiate video calls from Salesforce and Chatter on sales opportunities and service cases.
NewVoiceMedia powers customer connections that transform businesses globally. The leading vendor’s award-winning cloud customer contact platform revolutionises the way organisations connect with their customers worldwide, enabling them to deliver a personalised and unique customer service experience and drive a more effective sales team.
Talkdesk is omnichannel cloud-based contact center software that helps businesses deliver delightful customer service. The intuitive browser-based interface offers robust functionality with advanced features, comprehensive reporting and seamless integrations with 25+ CRM systems and business tools to empower agents to have personalized, real-time conversations with customers.
Evernote lets you capture, nurture, and share ideas across desktop and mobile platforms — meaning your thoughts are always with you, always accessible, and always in sync.
Vlocity empowers companies to deliver a unified and industry-specific customer experience. Vlocity Industry Cloud Apps are modern cloud and mobile software that embed industry-specific functionality, best practices and business processes for customer-centric industries. Vlocity Industry Cloud Apps leverage the omni-channel capabilities of the Salesforce Customer Success Platform to enable companies to achieve faster business agility and time to value from the cloud.
InsideSales.com offers a leading sales acceleration platform built on Neuralytics, a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine that drives revenue growth by delivering an optimized experience for both salesperson and buyer. The platform fuels sales rep performance and provides buyer personalization with breakthrough innovations in predictive sales communications, engagement tracking, forecasting, rep motivation and hiring.
Campaign Monitor makes it radically easy to run beautiful, professional email marketing campaigns to grow business, providing users with all the tools needed to to test and optimize emails for the best results.
Cogito enhances the emotional intelligence of phone professionals through real-time behavioral change software. By applying validated behavioral science through artificial intelligence and machine learning, Cogito’s in-call guidance helps the world’s most successful enterprises improve sales results, deliver amazing customer experiences and enhance quality of care.