The State of B2B Tech in Dallas/Fort Worth in 2019

Courtney Moran
Courtney Moran  |  January 2, 2018

The Dallas–Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex was the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the nation in 2016 according to the United States Census Bureau, and has been among the top 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. for years. 

DFW experienced an increase of 145,000 residents in 2016 and this trend is projected to continue through 2030.

Dallas Tech Sector

According to Forbes, Dallas is quickly becoming a leader in the tech scene due to its fast-growing VC funded startups and job growth rate (4.1 percent), and its low median real estate purchase price ($197K).

Meanwhile, Business Insider recently ranked Dallas as the 11th “most high-tech city in the world” in August 2017 — climbing 17 spots in one year — due in part to its rapid increase in venture capitalists and “integration of technology into the city landscape.”

DFW held its own on the recently released Inc. 2017 ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. In 2017, 185 DFW-based companies were included in the list.

DFW Tech and Startup Highlights

  • Dallas regional chamber initiatives, Talent Attraction & Say Yes to Dallas, are meant to attract and retain the, “best and brightest workers from around the world to Dallas.”
  • Launch DFW is a hub for startups, technology, culture and events across the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
  • The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) is a coworking space and 501c3 non-profit providing membership, mentorship, events and more.
  • Cowtown Angels, a financial investment group, provides support for startups and early stage businesses.
  • Since 1988, Tech FW, a non-profit organization, has been providing entrepreneurs with mentorship to help them launch and grow emerging tech companies.
  • Tech Nest is a free weekly meetup held at Tech FW for entrepreneurs to share their experiences and learn from each other.
  • Tech Wildcatters is a mentorship-driven microseed fund and startup accelerator.
  • Michael Sitarzewski, host and founder of BigDOCC, (Dallas Open Coffee Club) moderates a weekly chat about the latest in technology, startups, digital lifestyle and business.
  • Health Wildcatters provides investment and key resources to support healthcare entrepreneurs, startups and small companies.

DFW has a wealth of talent and, well, wealth. More than 40 colleges and universities, including the Texas A&M University, University of North Texas and University of Texas Systems, provide local companies and startups with a large talent pool. As of 2014, Forbes determined that out of the world’s 1,645 billionaires, 25 of them resided in DFW. Now that’s a mean brew of capital and qualified applicants.

And I haven’t even mentioned the $5 billion and 50,000 job decision that has everyone waiting with bated breath. The Wall Street Journal recently named Dallas as a top contender in the race to win Amazon’s second HQ location, citing the state’s lack of income tax and a comparatively low cost of living as chief factors. Amazon plans to announce the winning city in early 2018.

 dallas-tech-companiesNote: Only software vendors on G2 Crowd with headquarters currently in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are included in graph.


With Dallas quickly emerging as a tech scene stronghold, we have compiled data on the state of the DFW B2B tech scene. This list includes all of the top-rated products on G2 Crowd which have parent companies headquartered in Dallas and the DFW area. To qualify, products must have at least 10 verified user reviews.

Companies like Epsilon, FPX and RegOnline have been staples in the DFW tech scene since as 1969, 1983 and 1984 respectively. Meanwhile, TeamSupport and Agile CRM have quickly become G2 Crowd Leaders in Help Desk and CRM All-In-One, respectively.

For each product, we have compiled a report on each company’s product, financials and work culture details (as available). We rely on data collected from G2 Crowd’s more than 300,000 B2B software and services reviews, and from public data sources such as LinkedIn, Crunchbase or vendor’s websites.

This report features 15 B2B Dallas companies ranging from help desk applications to CPQ solutions.

Top B2B Dallas/Fort Worth Tech Companies in 2019

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1. TeamSupport

Product: TeamSupport
Category: Help Desk
City: Dallas
Founded: 2008
Employees: 35
 

With an impressive 418 reviews on G2 Crowd, TeamSupport is both a Leader in the Help Desk category and a leader within our Dallas-based products. TeamSupport is a customer support management and help desk application that allows users to focus on customer support. The folks at TeamSupport are dedicated to helping you help your customers by offering a variety of customizable applications and integrations. It ranked as a G2 Crowd Leader in the Fall 2017 Mid-Market Grid®Report for Help Desk.


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2. Agile CRM

Product: Agile CRM
Category: CRM All-in-One
City: Dallas
Founded: 2012
Employees: 173

With an impressive 199 reviews on G2 Crowd, Agile CRM is both a Leader in the CRM All-in-One category and a leader within our Dallas-based products. Agile CRM is an all-in-one customer relationship management (CRM) software product. This tool makes it easy for users to automate and implement sales, marketing and services in one platform.  It ranked as a G2 Crowd Leader in the Fall 2017 Grid® Report for CRM All-in-One.


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3. Call Box

Product: Call Box
Category: Inbound Call Tracking
City: Dallas
Founded: 1988
Employees: 114
 

With an impressive 74 reviews on G2 Crowd, Call Box is both a High Performer in the Outbound Call Tracking category and a leader within our Dallas-based products. Call Box is an inbound and outbound call tracking software that helps businesses manage and analyze every phone call. The Call Box team is dedicated to helping your business manage conversion events and leads while protecting all sensitive data.


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4. MultiView

Product: MultiView
Category: Other Marketing Services
City: Irving
Founded: 2000
Employees: 672
 

With an impressive 55 reviews on G2 Crowd, MultiView is a leader within our Dallas-based products. MultiView is a digital marketing company focused solely on solutions for the B2B market. This business solution helps companies create the appropriate content to reach their audiences via advertising, targeting and social media marketing.


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5. Birch Grove Software, Inc.

Product: ActivTrak
Category: Employee Monitoring
City: Dallas
Founded: 1995
Employees: 12

With an impressive 43 reviews on G2 Crowd, ActivTrak is a leader within our Dallas-based products. ActivTrak is an employee monitoring software helping businesses monitor and measure their employees productivity. A cloud-based solution, ActivTrak securely tracks, records, reports and analyzes productive workflows across organizations.


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6. Mothernode

Product: Mothernode
Category: CRM All-in-One
City: Irving
Founded: 2009
Employees: 9
 

With an impressive 30 reviews on G2 Crowd, Mothernode is both a High Performer in the CRM All-in-One category and a leader within our Dallas-based products. This solution is an all-in-one CRM platform providing companies sales and marketing management and automation. Although catered to the small and midsized businesses, Mothernode also provides enterprise solutions.


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 7. Apptricity Corporation

Product: Apptricity Travel and Expense
Category: Expense Management
City: Irving
Founded: 1999
Employees: 89

With an impressive 28 reviews on G2 Crowd, Apptricity Travel and Expense is a leader within our Dallas-based products. Apptricity Travel and Expense provides businesses solutions to simplify travel and expense management. Total integration, expense reporting and flexible auditing are just a few of the features offered to ease workloads and save costs.


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8. Symphonic Source

Product: Cloudingo
Category: Data Quality
City: Dallas
Founded: 2010
Employees: 18
 

With an impressive 18 reviews on G2 Crowd, Cloudingo is a leader within our Dallas-based products. Cloudingo helps companies find and remove duplicates. Developed by Symphonic Source, Inc. this solution manages and automates merges, and is a top-rated app on the Salesforce AppExchange.


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9. Buzzlogix

Product: Buzzlogix
Category: Social Media Suites
City: Dallas
Founded: 2014
Employees: 4
 

With an impressive 16 reviews on G2 Crowd, Buzzlogix is both a High Performer in the Social Media Monitoring category and a leader within our Dallas-based products. Buzzlogix helps social media experts and businesses improve their social media game. This solution provides social media automated posting, reporting and analysis. It was named a G2 Crowd High Performer in the Winter 2018 Grid® Report for Social Media Monitoring.


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10. M-Files Corporation

Product: M-Files
Category: Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
City: Plano
Founded: 1989
Employees: 285
 

With an impressive 16 reviews on G2 Crowd, M-Files is both a High Performer in the Enterprise Content Management category and a leader within our Dallas-based products. M-Files is an enterprise content management (ECM) software product providing document management solutions that helps businesses securely improve workflow and reduce data loss. It was named a G2 Crowd High Performer in the Winter 2018 Grid® Report for Enterprise Content Management.


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11. FPX

Product: FPX CPQ
Category: CPQ
City: Dallas
Founded: 1983
Employees: 137

With an impressive 15 reviews on G2 Crowd, FPX CPQ is a leader within our Dallas-based products. FPX CPQ is a configure-price-quote (CPQ) solution helping businesses streamline all buying and selling processes.


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12. Tessitura Network

Product: Tessitura Software
Category: POS Retail
City: Dallas
Founded: 2002
Employees: 187
 

With an impressive 15 reviews on G2 Crowd, Tessitura Software is a leader within our Dallas-based products. Tessitura Software provides businesses with comprehensive customer service, marketing, CRM and fundraising solutions. This not-for-profit focuses on providing solutions for arts and cultural not-for-profits such as educational institutions, theaters, art centers and more.


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13. Simpli.fi

Product: Simpli.fi
Category: Demand Side Platform (DSP)
City: Fort Worth
Founded: 2010
Employees: 240

With an impressive 14 reviews on G2 Crowd, Simpli.fi is both a High Performer in the Display Advertising category and a leader within our Dallas-based products. Simpli.fi is an advertising company focusing on simplifying advertising with data. A privately-held company, Simpli.fi recently announced a $16 million funding round led by Frontier Capital. It was named a G2 Crowd High Performer in the Spring 2017 Grid® Report for Display Advertising.


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14. Symphonic Source

Product: DupeCatcher
Category: Data Quality
City: Dallas
Founded: 2010
Employees: 18
 

With an impressive 11 reviews on G2 Crowd, DupeCatcher is a leader within our Dallas-based products. DupeCatcher is a software product that helps businesses maintain data quality. Developed by Symphonic Source, Inc., DupeCatcher blocks and eliminates duplicate leads, contacts and accounts.


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15. Epsilon

Product: Epsilon
Category: Digital Marketing
City: Irving
Founded: 1969
Employees: 7,180

With an impressive 11 reviews on G2 Crowd, Epsilon is a leader within our Dallas-based products. Epsilon is a data-driven marketing company with locations around the world. Focusing on marketing solutions, Epsilon provides businesses with data and customer insights to improve their digital presence.


Prominent Companies Found in Dallas

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Cvent (merged with Lanyon)

Product: RegOnline
Category: Event Management Platforms
Headquarters: Tysons Corner, Virginia
 

More than three decades after its founding in Dallas, event management software company Lanyon (previously the parent company for RegOnline) is now a part of Cvent, with headquarters in Virginia and offices across the country, including Dallas. With an impressive 72 reviews on G2 Crowd, RegOnline is a Leader in the Event Management Platform category that features flexible registration forms, marketing materials and integrations with hotel room block management software.


Other B2B Dallas/Fort Worth Tech Companies

 

While we recognized only the best 16 SaaS and service tech companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, there are still an abundance of other tech companies impacting the B2B scene in the area. Here’s a rundown of other Dallas/Fort Worth B2B software and service companies with their founded dates and total employees.


Company

Product(s)

Founded

Employees
Chase Paymentech Orbital Payment Gateway 1985 10001
Ascendix AscendixRE 1996 25
AlphaTrust AlphaTrust PRONTOSign™ 1994 10
Kibo Software, Inc. Kibo 2016 101
Exponent Technologies Inc. ExponentHR n/a 97
ScholarSelect SmarterSelect 2007 n/a
BenefitMall PayFocus n/a 979
BluVue LP BluVue Plans n/a 5
Intelemedia Communications Intelemedia 1993 42
Entrust, Inc. IdentityGuard Adaptive Authentication 1994 559
Endeavor Commerce Endeavor 1999 16
Thru, Inc. Thru 2002 66
Vendere Partners Vendere Partners 2003 70
Coldwater Technology Proposal Manager 2006 5
Tango Analytics Tango Strategic Store Lifecycle Management 2008 524
Distribion Distribion 2009 27
Hawk Incentives Hawk Incentives 2015 220
AppViewX CERT+ n/a 16
AXZM AXZM n/a n/a
CoreSpace, Inc. Cloud Dedicated Servers & Colocation n/a 15
EMS Barcode Solutions CorgiSoft n/a 9
eShipGlobal eShipGlobal TMS n/a 6
Hyphen Solutions BuildPro n/a 62
NTT DATA NTT Data n/a 4494
Omnitracs tms Sylectus n/a 655
Plasma Computing Group Inc. C2M n/a 93
PointBurst PointBurst n/a 10
RealTime Clinic RealTime Clinic n/a 3
Technology Spa Technology Spa n/a 16
TraxID, LLC Intellispect n/a 4

For any questions about the methodology or data included in this piece, or to request that your Canadian B2B tech company be added, please reach out to Editorial Team Lead Jakub Rudnik at jrudnik@g2crowd.com.

 
Courtney Moran
Author

Courtney Moran

Courtney Moran is a Senior Research Specialist at G2 concentrating on HR with a focus on employee engagement and diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI). She is interested in helping HR professionals understand the solutions available for creating a diverse, inclusive, and engaged workplace culture. Her varied work experiences — including pastry chef, farm hand, and research assistant — have been her biggest asset in understanding the value and struggles associated with myriad careers.