HP Software is the Enterprise software division of information technology company Hewlett-Packard (HP).
From September 2005 through 2010, HP purchased a total of 15 software companies. According to Software Magazine, HP is the 3rd largest software company in the world in total software revenue, behind IBM and Microsoft as the first and second largest, respectively. In May 2010, HP announced that Bill Veghte would serve as the executive vice president of HP Software. Veghte formerly led Microsoft's Windows business. HP continued to acquire software and technology businesses in 2010.