38 Boston SaaS companies you should know

May 4, 2018

Boston has become a major stage for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies offering unique and groundbreaking technologies.  

Software companies that offer cloud-based solutions that can be quickly implemented and are not only scaleable, but also cost-effective and customizable, have reshaped the infrastructure of day-to-day business operations in dozens of industries.ins

We've selected 38 Boston-based SaaS companies using cloud technology to influence just about everything — from small business schedule management to cybersecurity.  

mendix software company boston

What they do: Mendix enables businesses to develop their own mobile and web applications quickly. Because Mendix requires very little coding, building and deploying apps becomes efficient and can be completed by a range of team members regardless of coding experience.

Who’s using it: ING, Liberty Mutual, The Boston Globe and The University of Pennsylvania

Funding: $38M

Founded: 2005   


hopper software company boston

What they do: Hopper is a mobile app that lets users search, track and book flights at the optimal time to save money. Since its launch, Hopper’s algorithms have archived and analyzed trillions of flights to predict lowest-cost booking times.

Who’s using it: Business travelers, families and anyone looking for lower flight prices.

Funding: $99.2M

Founded: 2007  


logicmanager software company boston

What they do: LogicManager creates enterprise risk management software the helps companies anticipate problems and quickly decide solutions. The company helps governments, banks and educational institutions manage their risks and maintain their reputations.

Who’s using it: Rutgers University, Goodwill and the YMCA.

Funding: Undisclosed

Founded: 2005  


opsgenie software company boston

What they do: OpsGenie is a cloud-based service designed for developers and operations teams to better communicate. OpsGenie integrates with monitoring tools to ensure people are quickly notified over several different communication platforms.

Who’s using it: Overstock, POLITICO, and University of Illinois

Funding: $10M

Founded: 2012  


cloudhealth technologies software company boston
CloudHealth Technologies

What they do: CloudHealth Technologies takes a complicated idea like the cloud and simplifies it. The CloudHealth platform is able to gather a business’s vast amount of data, consolidate it, build the data into easily understandable reports and offer solutions to any problem. Companies can use the technology to make better holistic business decisions.

Who’s using it: Pinterest, Dow Jones and Skyscanner

Funding: $85.7M

Founded: 2012


rogue wave software company boston
Rogue Wave Software

What they do: Rogue Wave Software builds cross-platform development tools and enterprise solutions. The company’s software tackles complex application issues across the healthcare, government, entertainment and technology industries. Over 2000 companies use Rogue Wave software, which has 15 offices across the globe.

Who’s using it: Verizon, Samsung, Toshiba, and Canon

Funding: Undisclosed

Founded: 1989


smartsheet software company boston

What they do: Smartsheet offers software for collaboration tools and solutions. The platform enables organizations to plan, track and automate their work, implementing ideas into action quicker and more efficiently.

Who’s using it: Netflix, Cisco, Behr and Hilton.

Funding: Undisclosed

Founded: 2005


fuze software company boston

What they do: Fuze is a global communication platform combining video, collaboration, voice and messaging on a single interface. Designed to power the workplace, Fuze solutions are completely cloud-based, enabling users to collaborate and work from any device.

Who’s using it: AP, National Geographic, careerbuilder, Groupon and ThoughtWorks

Funding: $330.4M

Founded: 2006


acquia software company boston

What they do: Acquia provides a cloud-based, digital management platform for sites built on the Drupal platform.

Who's using it: Quicken, University of Iowa, Leinenkugel’s, Wilson, Xerox, Johnson & Johnson

Funding: $228.5M

Founded: 2007


3play media software company boston
3PLay Media

What they do: 3Play Media makes video more accessible by streamlining captioning, transcription and subtitling through a combination of automatic speech recognition software and human editing.

Who's using it: MIT, P&G, Stanford University, Dell, Time Warner Cable, This American Life and TMobile

Funding: $1.01M

Founded: 2007


klaviyo software company boston

What they do: Klaviyo's email marketing SaaS platform provides companies with the ability to utilize data to make more personalized and effective marketing campaigns. The software pairs data analytics and email in a way that helps companies to ditch the one-size-fits-all approach.  

Who's using it: Chubbies, Bearbrand, Tortuga and The Elephant Pants

Funding: $1.5M

Founded: 2012


crunchtime software company boston

What they do: CrunchTime! helps companies in the hospitality industry save time and money with a platform that manages tasks like food costs, menus, labor, vendors and production planning all on one dashboard.

Who’s using it: The Cheesecake Factory, Carnival Cruise Line, House of Blues, Wendy’s and Denny’s

Funding: Undisclosed

Founded: 1995


ellevation educaiton software company boston
Ellevation Education

What they do: Ellevation Education is a web-based software platform specifically designed for ELL educators and English learners.

Who’s using it: Alabaster City Schools and Greenfield Union Schools

Funding: $12.25M

Founded: 2006


appneta software company boston

What they do: AppNeta is an app performance monitoring company with solutions for apps you develop, SaaS apps you use and networks that deliver them.

Who’s using it: eBay, Citrix, National Instruments and athenahealth

Funding: $55M

Founded: 2000


ca technologies software company boston
ca technologies

What they do: CA Technologies creates IT management software that works with a variety of operating systems and platforms. Many industries including retail, financial services and automotive use CA Technologies to digitally customize their business through solutions like API management, automation, continuous testing and DevOps. 

Who’s using it: Toyota, CNN and L’OREAL. 

Funding: Undisclosed 

Founded: 1976


evertrue software company boston

What they do: EverTrue's vertical SaaS solutions bring modern sales and marketing software to the $350 billion philanthropic giving market.

Who’s using it: Emmanuel College, Boston University, Union College and Purdue University

Funding: $14.57M

Founded: 2010


fareharbor software company boston

What they do: FareHarbor's reservation booking software is built for businesses in the activity and tourism industry. The young company has already expanded to five offices across five time zones.

Who's using it: More than 3,500 businesses, large and small

Funding: $110K

Founded: 2013


Kensho technologies software company boston
Kensho Technologies

What they do: Kensho's intelligent computer systems are capable of answering complex financial questions posed in plain English, which is helpful for financial professionals.

Who’s using it: Goldman Sachs and CNBC

Funding: $57M

Founded: 2013


toast software company boston

What they do: Toast simplifies the hectic life of restaurant and hospitality management with its restaurant management platform. The cloud-based system features management tools, menu changes and online ordering, all within a user-friendly interface.

Who’s using it: A slew of restaurants of all shapes and sizes rely on Toast. In 2015, the company signed its 1,000th customer.

Founded: 2011

Funding: $30M


turbonomic software company boston

What they do: Turbonomic is an autonomic platform that gives diverse environments the ability to self-manage cloud application performance. The rapidly growing company has accrued over 100,000 customers since its 2010 launch, many of them prominent financial institutions, retail brands and service providers.

Who’s using it: NASA, NCAA, AT&T, ESPN, Honeywell, Sotheby’s, Coca Cola and IBM

Funding: $117.5M

Founded: 2008


quick base software company boston
Quick BAse

What they do: Quick Base is an app-building software designed for company-wide use, regardless of each team member's coding experience. With Quick Base, users can customize hundreds of pre-built apps or create their own for workflow automation, task management, data integration and more.

Who’s using it: Google, Southwest and Kayak

Funding: Undisclosed 

Founded: 1999


localytics software company boston

What they do: Localytics is a mobile engagement platform for mobile and web apps.

Who’s using it: Microsoft, ESPN, Tumblr and Rue La La

Funding: $59.75M

Founded: 2009


vestmark software company boston

What they do:  Vestmark’s platform offers wealth management and investment advisory solutions. Vestmark's customers currently manage more than a million accounts representing over $250 billion in assets under management.

Who’s using it: Fidelity Investments and Edward Jones

Funding: $31.7M

Founded: 2011


yesware software company boston

What they do: Yesware is an all-in-one sales acceleration platform that helps salespeople connect with prospects, track engagement and close deals.

Who’s using it: Dyn, Mimeo and CloudLock

Funding: $33M

Founded: 2010


datadog software company boston

What they do: Datadog’s SaaS platform consolidates data from servers, databases, tools, services and applications into one unified view. Headquartered in New York, the fast-growing company opened its Boston office in 2015.   

Who’s using it: Salesforce, Amtrak and EA

Founded: 2010

Funding: $147M


codeship software company boston

What they do: Codeship is a continuous delivery platform that automatically releases software multiple times a day, reducing the risk of bugs and enhancing innovation.

Who’s using it: LendingCrowd, Bannerman and Invision

Founded: 2011

Funding: $11.4M


akamai technologies software company boston
Akamai Technologies

What they do: Akamai is the leading provider of cloud services for helping organizations provide secure and high-performing user experiences on any type of device.

Who’s using it: Adobe, Airbnb, American Idol, Audi, Autodesk and Boston Scientific

Funding: Went public in 1999

Founded: 1998


logmein software company boston

What they do: LogMeIn provides SaaS-based remote connectivity, collaboration and support solutions for businesses and consumers. The company’s suite of available tools helps companies create connected products, manage valuable data and engage more closely with customers. In July 2016, LogMeIn announced a $1.8 billion merger with a division of Citrix Systems Inc. that would triple its size overnight, creating a Boston software firm with nearly 3,000 employees and more than $1 billion in annual revenue.

Who’s using it: General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, and Asurion

Funding: Went public in 2009

Founded: 2003


appcues software company boston

What they do: Appcues is a user onboarding software solution that delivers guided product tours that improve usability and user engagement through unique interactive tutorials.

Who’s using it: HubSpot, Segment and KISSmetrics

Funding: $1.2M

Founded: 2013


bison software company boston

What they do: Bison provides users with relevant news coverage and complete fundraising datasets for the private equity and venture capital market.

Who’s using it: Five Points Capital, SV Life Sciences and Greenspring Associates

Funding: $1.34M

Founded: 2011


blueleaf software company boston

What they do: Blueleaf's platform simplifies wealth management workflows, giving users access to data, document sharing, account aggregation, client engagement technology and financial planning tools.

Who’s using it: Bank of America, Fidelity Investments and Vanguard

Funding: $1.9M

Founded: 1999


bullhorn software company boston

What they do: Bullhorn provides cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solutions for companies in business services industries.

Who’s using it: APEX Systems, Harvey Nash, Mee Derby and Spencer Gray Staffing Solutions

Funding: $27.5M

Founded: 1999


carbonite software company boston

What they do: Carbonite offers cloud and data protection that includes advanced backup, rapid recovery and anywhere access for businesses or individuals.

Who’s using it: RE/MAX Professionals Realty, Winn Brown Law Firm and Watertown Dental

Funding: $67M

Founded: 2005


nanigans software company boston

What they do: Nanigans provides advertising automation software that powers some of the world’s top in-house performance marketing teams.

Who’s using it: Rue La La, Wayfair and Zynga

Funding: $32.85M

Founded: 2014


patheer software company boston

What they do: Patheer is a skills development platform that helps organizations leverage data analytics to deliver an insight into their employees' current skills, gaps, possibilities and aspirations.

Who’s using it: N/A

Funding: $225k

Founded: 2013


tripleshot software company boston

What they do: Tripleshot helps institutional asset managers buy and sell equity securities more effectively in rapidly changing markets.

Who’s using it: Capital Research and Management and Brandywine Global Investment Management

Funding: $5M

Founded: 2011


workable software company boston

What they do: Workable helps small and medium-sized businesses manage their recruitment process with simple tools to promote jobs online, review candidates and schedule interviews.

Who’s using it: Lyst, AREA 17 and Intercom

Funding: $34.16M

Founded: 2012


insightsquared software company boston

What they do: InsightSquared is a sales performance analytics solution that provides reports on every major sales metric. Unlike spreadsheets, InsightSquared has visual-heavy, maintenance-free reports and dashboards that provide a unique lens into real-time sales results.

Who’s using it: Fuze, Optimizely, Veracode and WhiteHat Security

Funding: $27M

Founded: 2010


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