The world’s largest software products company Microsoft Corp. wants India to be among its top five revenue generators globally within the next three-five years.
At the current revenue rate, India comes after Canada—Microsoft’s 6th largest market from where it generates around $1.2 billion (Rs.5,516.4 crore) in annual sales. The US, followed by Japan, the UK, France and Germany, in that order, are the top five revenue generators for Microsoft currently.
India generates around Rs.3,755 crore or about $810 million, in annual revenue for Microsoft, according to technology magazine Dataquest, which tracks the India revenues of multinational companies.
India as a geography grew the fastest for Microsoft globally, Dataquest says, and its revenue in the country during the April 2009 to March 2010 period were more than the combined India revenues of enterprise software makers SAP AG and Oracle Corp.