Top Irish Software firms operating and investing in the US

Software companies

The Ireland INC Index lists the top Irish companies operating and investing in the US. This week we take a look at the Software companies on the Index.



Limerick-based AMCS was founded by CEO Jimmy Martin. AMCS is the leading supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste, recycling and material resources industries.

AMCS is headquartered in Ireland with offices in the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands and Pennsylvania in the US.


Founded in 2010 by Clare McHugh and Daragh Ward, Axonista builds software to bring interactivity to TV and video. Based in Dublin and NYC, Axonista’s clients include Apple TV, TV3, QVC, MTV and ESPN.


Escher Group was founded in 1989 in Boston, was acquired through an MBO in 2007 and moved its headquarters to Ireland. Escher Group is the world’s leading supplier of digital point of service software with offices in five countries and employing 145 personnel across the globe, growing the Irish employee base from 20 to 64 since 2007. 

In 2012 Escher secured it’s biggest ever contract by winning the United States Postal Service tender with a value in excess of USD 50m. Their software is used by over 300,000 postal workers every day to deliver service to millions of consumers.


Fineos is a global market leader in software development in core insurance technology for Disability, Life, Accident and Health. Eight of the Top 20 Group Life and Health Insurers in the US work with Fineos Claims.

Its US offices are based in Atlanta and Boston.


The Newry-based firm First Derivatives, is a global technology provider of high-performance software to a variety of industries as well as regulatory and IT consulting services to the capital markets industry.

It employs about 600 people in the USA with offices in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia.


Fleetmatics provides fleet management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

With its global HQ in Dublin, its US head office is in Waltham, Massachusetts. There are additional US offices in Alpharetta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Arlington Heights, Illinois; and Clearwater, Florida.

Fleetmatics USA, LLC operates as a subsidiary of FleetMatics Limited.


Globoforce is an Irish-American company founded by Dubliner Eric Mosley, which is headquartered in Park West in Dublin, Ireland and Framingham, Massachusetts.

Through its award-winning technology and HR software, Globoforce empowers organisations to create a positive culture that fosters human connections as a strategy to create a high-performing, diverse, and inclusive workplace. 

The company pioneered the WorkHuman movement to help make work more human for millions of people and organisations worldwide.


Locatible has created a patented cloud platform that can locate any asset or person indoors to an accuracy of sub one metre and could potentially save hospitals millions of dollars every year.

Founder O’Cóigligh aims to be the market leader in the medical RTLS industry throughout Asia-Pacific and the Americas. The rapidly growing company has offices in Ireland and Boston, and with clients worldwide.


Openet, a global leader in the supply of digital BSS (business support systems) and customer engagement solutions, is Ireland’s largest privately-owned software company.

It employs 1,000 people worldwide, with 300 at its Dublin-based headquarters, and the rest in 22 other global locations, including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Australia and the US Openet’s US headquarters are in Reston, Virginia, just outside Washington DC, with sales offices in San Francisco, Dallas and Orlando.


Zenith Technologies deliver manufacturing software systems to Life Sciences businesses. Founded in Cork, Ireland in 1998, Zenith has 16 offices worldwide with over 800 skilled employees.

The US headquarters in Pennsylvania opened in 2006, with an additional office in Philadelphia opening in 2011. In 2017, two more US offices opened in San Francisco and San Diego.


This article was originally published in Business & Finance on November 12th 2018.