Australia & New Zealand Software Companies Can Compete Globally

Chris Perrine
Chris Perrine  |  November 11, 2019

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has helped companies around the world easily tap into world class software. It’s also enabled software companies, no matter where they are located, compete globally from day one.

This is especially true for Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) based software companies. Australia saw A$3.1 billion in venture investments in 2018 and this number is expected to grow in 2019. Venture capital expects high growth and with Australia and New Zealand having smaller domestic markets, many of these vendors quickly look to global markets for growth. Software companies like Atlassian, Xero, Canva, and Deputy have become global powerhouses with market valuations in the billions.

If you are in ANZ and you talk about tech, you almost always hear about these local heroes. They are amazing homegrown success stories, and they are now being joined by a new tier of ANZ software companies that are performing incredibly well on the global stage. When G2 analyzed our reviews, we identified companies like Cascade Strategy, AskNicely, SafetyCulture, PushPay, Qwirl, and Autopilot that all had high global satisfaction ratings.

Today, G2 is excited to release our list of the Best 25 Software Companies from Australia & New Zealand. Our list was determined by identifying 107 software vendors either based in or who started off in Australia or New Zealand. We then evaluated 22,500 global reviews for these vendors to determine the Best 25. We’ve listed the top performers below (and you can see the entire list of 25 here).

  1. Canva
  2. Atlassian
  3. Cascade Strategy
  4. PushPay
  5. SafetyCulture
  6. AskNicely
  7. Sublime Text
  8. Qwilr
  9. GIMP
  10. Autopilot

Some vendors who made our Australia & New Zealand Best Software Companies list are also global leaders in their categories. Standout vendors include Canva (highest rated in Design Software), Cascade Strategy (highest rated in Strategic Planning Software), PushPay (highest rated in Church Management Software), and SafetyCulture (highest rated in Environmental Health & Safety Software).

As “software keeps eating the world” and SaaS becomes even more popular, businesses are looking to software vendors that can help them, regardless of where they are based. This is creating an opportunity for ANZ software companies to play on the global stage early in their development and ultimately to have a chance at being a global player.

Interested in listing your product on G2 so that you can start playing on the global stage? Get started here - simply log in to G2 and you'll be on your way!

Chris Perrine
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Chris Perrine

Chris Perrine is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific region. Having co-founded Springboard Research and successfully exited to Forrester, he's also helped build IDC, ProductReview.com.au, as well as now leading G2's efforts in the region.