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Branham300 Criteria - 2002 Edition

Now in its ninth year, The Branham 300 continues to highlight the top Canadian Software and Services Companies. It represents a truly unique and insightful piece of intelligence on the Canadian Information technology market. The listing has become pre-eminent the world over as the authoritative indicator of the health of the Information Technology industry in Canada.

The list comprises eight categories with the first seven of these ranked by fiscal year end revenue:

  1. Top 100 Canadian Software Companies
  2. Top 100 Canadian Professional Services Companies
  3. Top 25 Software and Services Multinationals
  4. Top 10 Wireless/Mobile Service Providers
  5. Top 10 Internet Service Providers
  6. Top 10 Application Service Providers
  7. Top 20 Wireless Software Companies
  8. Top 25 Up & Comers Companies
Companies must meet three of the following criteria to be considered a Canadian companyI for purposes of applying for any of the categories of the Branham 300 other than the Multinational listing:
  • The company was founded in Canada and their headquarters remain in Canada
  • Over 50% of their employees are located in Canada;
  • Corporate direction is determined in Canada; and
  • Over 50% of their research and development activities are conducted in Canada.

Additional Criteria for Each Specific Category

Category Criteria Types of revenue
Software Companies Companies that generate over 50% of their revenue from the sale of proprietary software applications developed through the company's research and development activities. Revenue figures include licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related to their software products.
Professional Services Companies Companies that generate over 50% of their revenue from professional IT services. Services include but not limited to: systems advice and technical consulting, system integration, contract systems analysis and programming, applications management and customized development, project or facilities management, training and education, testing of applications, and strategic planning regarding IT implementation
Software and Services Multinationals 1. Companies that are involved in software development, hardware and/or professional IT services.
2. Multinational companies are foreign owned but with offices in Canada.
Revenue figures are comprised of sales from all their business activities in Canada.
Wireless/Mobile Service Providers Companies that generate a majority (over 50%) of their revenues from wireless voice or data transmission services. Revenue figures are comprised of sales related to wireless voice and data transmission business activities.
Internet Service Providers Companies that generate a majority (over 50%) of their revenues from providing access to the internet and delivering services such as web creation and maintenance on their server. Revenue figures include subscription fees, licensing fees, maintenance, support and training related to their services.
Application Service Providers Companies that generate a majority (over 50%) of their revenues from the development and deployment of applications and/or hosting of third-party software applications on their own servers. Revenue figures include subscription and licensing fees, maintenance and related support and training.
Wireless Software Companies Companies that generate a majority (over 50%) of their revenues from the development of wireless software solutions. Revenue figures include licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related to their software products.
Up & Comers Established after 1998. Companies that have been established within the last three years (1998) and show great promise within the IT industry based on creativity and innovation whether it be in a new technology area or optimizing existing technology in an innovative manner.

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I    If the company is a subsidiary, we determine the level of involvement of the parent company. If the subsidiary meets the above criteria and is operating independently from the parent company, for the purposes of this listing, they are considered a Canadian company.

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