Ariba shoots up in the Lighthouse Software Index

Ariba, the leading spend management solutions provider, is the most prominent gainer in this month’s Software Index. The firm has gained a massive 14 positions as it aims to help companies compete and grow in the era of high crude oil prices. News of the increase in demand for Lawson Software’s “QuickStep Offerings” solution has helped the firm gain 13 positions this month.

Aspect Software has also climbed up 13 positions and is now ranked at 35th spot. The firm has improved its ranking in the Digital Software Magazine’s list of top 500 Software Firms and has also been listed as a leader in Gartner’s 2007 Contact Center Infrastructure Magic Quadrants for APAC, EMEA and North America.

IFS, which has been selected as the “Company of the Year” by the Construction Computing magazine, has gained 6 positions and is the only entrant to the list of top 25 firms in the Lighthouse Software Index. Sybase has also improved its position by gaining 7 positions. The firm has been positioned as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multi-Channel Access Gateway, 2007 report and has also improved its position in the Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems 2007 report.

Trend Micro is the biggest loser this month in the Lighthouse Software Index. The firm has dropped 9 spots and is now ranked at 42nd position. The firm has just announced a new email security solution named “Trend Micro eMail ID” and also announced its first data leak prevention solution so a rebound for the firm cannot be ruled out next month. Sage which had managed to get back in the top 25 just last month has once again dropped out and is now at the 30th position.

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Duncan Chapple