67 Boston SaaS Companies You Should Know

These Boston software-as-a-service companies are offering unique and groundbreaking technologies.

Written by Justine Hofherr
Published on May. 21, 2024
67 Boston SaaS Companies You Should Know
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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 scalable, but also cost-effective and customizable, have reshaped the infrastructure of day-to-day business operations in dozens of industries, including, including engineering itself.

Top Boston Software Companies To Know

  • Acquia
  • Alteryx
  • ASICS Digital
  • Datadog
  • Ellevation Education
  • Hopper
  • Klaviyo
  • Panalgo
  • Snyk
  • Teikametrics
  • Veeva

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


Lusha provides marketing intelligence for B2B businesses using a vast, crowdsourced database. Sales, marketing and recruiting departments use its data to access contact details for prospects and study insights into customer behavior. Access to Lusha’s platform is sold as a SaaS product through tiered monthly or yearly subscriptions.


Nasuni’s cloud storage platform is designed to serve as a secure, scalable solution that allows authorized users to access file data when and where they need it. Organizations from industries such as energy, financial services, gaming, manufacturing and healthcare use Nasuni’s technology to support collaboration and productivity across their enterprises.


Benchling makes a SaaS platform for scientific research, discovery and development in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Its software offers a real-time collaborative site for all parties working on a project to share lab notes, track samples, manage experiments and analyze data, with the long range goal of making scientific breakthroughs possible.


BlueConic is a SaaS company that integrates AI and data analytics within its platform to help clients gain insight into the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. With the increased data visibility, BlueConic’s clients can improve their marketing performance and see greater returns on their marketing investments. 


Mirakl is a SaaS company offering tech solutions to facilitate e-commerce business. Its products have applications for both retail and B2B companies. The Mirakl Platform, for example, is equipped with tools for establishing and growing an online marketplace. To support its customers, Mirakl also maintains a portfolio of technology partners that includes Adobe Commerce, Adyen, Salesforce Commerce Cloud and MangoPay.


Jellyfish’s Engineering Management Platform provides data to streamline engineering operations, inform business decisions, facilitate project monitoring and support healthy team dynamics. The company says its customers have been able to increase team collaboration and get products to market faster.


Toast builds hardware and software to make restaurant operations simple and efficient. Its point-of-sale platform enables cloud-based access for managing on-site, online and delivery orders and payments. The platform can also be used to view insights about how a business is performing so that restaurants can make informed decisions about potential improvements.


Immuta’s cloud-based data security platform is delivered on a subscription basis and addresses data access control, data security within AI applications, data mesh, sharing and regulations. The company serves sectors with intricate data and security needs, like health care and financial services. ADP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sony, Tinder, Rolex and Thomson Reuters have been among Immuta’s customers.


Funnel is a marketing data hub that provides actionable insights to drive marketing decisions. Its platform’s key function is taking large datasets from over 500 sales and marketing platforms  and quickly delivering context that makes the information useful to the client. It also offers secure central data storage, with access to up to two years of historical data.


LogRocket’s software finds bugs, issues, glitches and other software errors before they become serious problems. By using AI to scan for these inconsistencies in code, it prevents UX issues before they happen, and contains their impact when they do. Businesses across a range of industries use LogRocket’s solutions. Its client roster includes ClassPass, Cox Automotive, Pinterest, IKEA and Capital One.


To avoid wasted time and space in the workplace, Robin has developed a convenient workplace platform. With its office management tools, Robin creates a more seamless environment for hybrid offices. Companies can monitor office demand while employees book available seats and conference rooms. Instead of wandering around the office, team members can find locations quickly and get their day started.


Because data centers continue to grow, Lightmatter is developing transistors that combine electronics, photonics, and fresh algorithms. Lightmatter’s slate of products enables companies to handle higher AI workloads, facilitate communication between nodes, and support deep learning frameworks. Even as neural networks become more extensive, companies can enjoy more efficient and cost-effective solutions with the transistors of Lightmatter.


To help companies adapt to the digital landscape, Dynatrace scales cloud applications and pinpoints opportunities for improvement. The company builds multidisciplinary teams that automate processes, streamline data analyses, and ensure revamped products still meet customer needs. As a result, businesses can rely on Dynatrace to create efficient and intuitive solutions.


Because IT teams can’t always see how their technology impacts remote workers, Nexthink is filling in the gaps with its Digital Employee Experience Management platform. Now IT teams can gather real-time metrics, pinpoint issues, and develop efficient responses. With the comprehensive approach of Nexthink, IT becomes more proactive in supporting a positive digital environment for all employees.


LeanIX is giving companies the tools to expertly navigate the areas of Enterprise Architecture, Value Stream Management, and SaaS capabilities. Companies can now make faster and more confident decisions by leaning on data-rich insights. With low-code APIs and SaaS-monitoring features, businesses can gain an even more commanding view over their operations and make informed decisions.


Revolutionizing the blockchain and fintech industries, Algorand offers convenient platforms for serving decentralized structures. Teams can quickly craft contracts and receive approval through the Algorand Virtual Machine. In addition, Algorand makes collaboration more secure by providing a random and private selection process. This way, individuals are better protected and can complete agreements without disruptions.


When a company wants to outsource its inside sales services, Reveneer revamps every aspect of the sales team. The company recruits qualified sales reps, offers thorough training, and develops a marketing strategy unique to each client. For further improvement, Reveneer then analyzes data to determine the best times to contact clients and to better understand customer pain points.


The insurance industry isn't often known for efficiency, but Hi Marley is one of the companies changing that. To enhance communication and the customer experience, Hi Marley's SMS platform enables carriers and policyholders to communicate effectively across devices. AI technology also tracks customer sentiments after each interaction, allowing insurance companies to remain more in touch with their clients’ needs and wants.


Akeneo is creating a single location where product information is stored and arranged to meet the needs of multi-channel marketing. Companies can tap into the technology of Akeneo to collect product data and develop more efficient ways to organize the information. Instead of spending time in spreadsheets, teams can now access data quickly and determine the best ways to market products online.


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.


Panalgo produces a healthcare analytics platform called IHD, designed to provide pharma and life sciences companies, as well as their partner organizations, with the tools they need to make better evidence-based decisions. Featuring tools for analyzing a variety of data from value-based contracting to ICER strategy and health economic modeling, Panalgo’s IHD platform eliminates excess clutter and makes the advanced analytics that matter most available to all users.


Veeva produces a cloud platform that allows organizations throughout the life sciences industry to produce better products, from R&D all the way through commercialization. The platform features powerful dashboards that help streamline all clinical, regulatory, quality, medical and safety processes while also offering consulting and training services, allowing the producers of vaccines, medicines and life-enhancing products to get critical products and services on the market quickly.


Teikametrics provides brand owners and sellers on the Amazon and Walmart.com marketplaces with an AI-powered Marketplace Optimization Platform that allows them to maximize their products’ reach and saves valuable hours each week. The company’s flagship platform, Flywheel, allows users to incorporate goal-based campaign creation, algorithmic keyword bidding, automated keyword actions and custom analytics into their ongoing workflow, maximizing advertising optimization potential and placing products ahead of competitors and in front of shoppers’ eyes.


Alteryx provides a unified platform that delivers analytics, data science and business process automation through advanced Analytic Process Automation capabilities. The platform inputs data from data platforms, cloud sources and docs and utilizes capabilities like data blending, predictive auto machine learning, explainable AI, geospatial analytics and more to produce visual dashboards and apps that lead to more predictability and better business outcomes.


Corvus Insurance helps insurance brokers elevate their services by equipping them with data and machine learning tools built to deliver quicker and more accurate risk assessments for their clients. The rapid growth of the digital world has led more people to store their sensitive data online, and Corvus Insurance aims to guide insurance agencies in adopting the cutting-edge technologies necessary to protect their clients in the digital era.


Agero + Swoop partners with automotive companies to develop roadside assistance frameworks powered by the latest cutting-edge technologies, helping vehicle manufacturers and insurance companies deliver a better experience to their customers. The company's team collaborates on a variety of tech-enabled solutions to make the experience of driving better, engineering software to make accident management, towing, and roadside assistance dispatch more efficient.


Workhuman provides forward-thinking companies with a platform for revolutionizing improvements in company culture. The cloud-based platform features tools for continuous positive performance management in the workplace, including effective methods of sharing social recognition, conversation, service milestone, life event and community celebration information with individuals and entire staff.


iZotope utilizes machine learning technology to develop intelligent audio solutions that support musicians, audio technicians and producers on their missions. Their varied product suite includes plug-ins, recording software, applications and a number of other solutions.


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.


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


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


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


Cybereason creates cybersecurity software that notifies companies instantly in the event of an attack. Deploying in little as 24 hours, Cybereason’s endpoint monitoring system finds patterns, analyzes behaviors and connects events to expose an attack.


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.


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


ProfitWell is a business intelligence solution for subscription companies. The company’s BI software alerts companies to where they are growing the most, discovers other high-growth opportunities and even acts as a customer engagement tool.


SmartBear’s tools help support software engineers throughout the entire software development cycle. The company’s support products help with website performance, API readiness and design and continuous integration management.


Tamr is a data connection and data fusion platform that combines machine learning and advanced algorithms with collective human insight to identify data sources, understand relationships and curate data at scale. The company is dedicated to helping clients dramatically reduce the time and effort required to connect and enrich data sources.


ASICS Digital is the technology branch of the classic shoe company. So far, the company has developed products like ASICS Runkeeper and ASICS Studio to help athletes better optimize their workouts. The apps feature everything from advice on what shoes to buy to a personalized workout plan to crush all your fitness goals.


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


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


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.


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.


Notarize is a virtual, on-demand notary platform that offers 24/7 access to notarization. The company allows for anyone to upload their legal documents, connect online with a trusted notary and sign their most important documents, all from the comfort of their home.


Pluralsight provides developers, IT engineers, and other tech professionals with an e-learning platform designed to help them elevate their skills in their industries. With courses designed to instruct in Python coding, virtualization, big data, penetration testing and other tech skills, Pluralsight offers tech professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge and cultivate a more holistic skillset.


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


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.


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.


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


Midaxo provides a streamlined mergers and acquisitions process using a data-driven software platform. The company’s platform provides collaboration, pipeline management and due diligence tools to make sure the acquiring team is all on the same page.


Synk produces a suite of products and platforms that allow developers and cloud-first organizations to prioritize security when working in any environment. From open source, code, container and infrastructure-as-code products that help teams find and fix vulnerabilities in real time to the company’s Cloud Native Application Security platform that secures all components of cloud native applications through a single platform, Synk ensures developers can build applications that scale securely and effectively.


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.


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


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


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.


Localytics is a mobile engagement platform for mobile and web apps.


Unity Technologies provides digital creators with a platform for designing real time 3D projects, helping everyone from automotive companies to game designers build the products and prototypes they need to be successful.


Cogito uses artificial intelligence to drive better phone interactions for sales and customer service teams. The Cogito software platform performs in-call voice analysis to provide real-time guidance that helps the caller better engage with the customer. The platform takes into account tone, energy levels, empathy and even pace to help sales and customer service teams have the optimal calls with customers.


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.


Slalom helps businesses solve their most-pressing issues through consultations on customer experience, technology, business strategy and analytics. The firm has a partnership with over 170 technology companies to help infuse the latest tools into each personalized strategy.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.

This article was originally published in 2016. Rose Velazquez , Abel Rodriguez and Margo Steines contributed reporting to this story.

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