Software Magazine has ranked global provider of unified IP business communications solutions, Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. , among the world’s 500 largest software and service providers.
Interactive Intelligence was ranked 208th this year based on 2011 corporate revenues of $209.5 million, which was an increase of 26 percent over 2010.
“This year’s Software 500 marks our 12th consecutive year on the list with an improvement over last year of 11 spots from 219th,” said Interactive Intelligence founder and CEO, Dr. Donald E. Brown. “We attribute our long-term success to continued investment in our rapidly growing cloud-based business, software enhancements designed to cost-effectively meet the communications needs of the largest global enterprises, and expansion in key geographic markets, including Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and the U.K.”
Interactive Intelligence develops on-premises and cloud-based IP communications software  for contact center automation, unified communications, and business process automation. The company released its standards-based all-in-one software in 1997 to eliminate the cost and complexity introduced by multipoint vendors.
“The Software 500 helps CIOs and IT staff research and create their short list of business partners based on vendor viability,” said Software Magazine’s editorial director, John P. Desmond. “With its growth this year outpacing the overall growth of our Software 500 list by 9 percent, Interactive Intelligence has shown once again that it can consistently execute on its vision for developing innovative communications software that meets real-world customer needs.”
The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s largest public and private companies that offer software and/or services to IT buyers.