5 Software Companies in Ottawa to Know

These companies are thriving in the capital city’s well-established tech scene.

Written by Margo Steines
Published on May. 10, 2024
5 Software Companies in Ottawa to Know

Long one of Ottawa’s top employment sectors, the tech scene continues to grow in Canada’s capital city. Ottawa boasted robust telecommunications and research development early in the 20th century and continues to be home to a mix of established and emerging tech companies today. That’s great news for tech professionals looking for a place to thrive. In 2023, the city topped CBRE’s tech talent density metrics with over 13 percent of its population employed in tech roles. Check out these companies driving Ottawa’s tech scene toward continued growth and innovation.

Top Software Companies in Ottawa to Know

  • RingCentral
  • Dynatrace
  • Trellis
  • Martello
  • Klipfolio


Top Software Companies in Ottawa

RingCentral uses AI to power software systems for business communications. It offers collaboration tools, cloud-based faxing, video meeting solutions, business texting and an AI personal assistant that can take notes during calls, create customized insights from meetings and draft messages. It also offers an omnichannel call center that covers more than 20 digital modes of communication, as well as voice calls. 


Dynatrace makes an observability platform designed to support multi-cloud environments. Its technology uses AI to drive automations, providing businesses with an array of solutions that cover incident triage for IT issues, as well as remediation workflows to ensure that problems don’t recur. Dynatrace’s platform has uses for companies across industries including financial services, retail and education.


Trellis makes merchandising and advertising software for e-commerce businesses. It offers a full suite of web design services as well as custom web development expertise and a wide range of e-commerce services for growing and established brands, ad agencies and brand aggregators. Trellis offers dynamic pricing driven by machine learning, algorithmically created SEO content and market intelligence in the client’s e-commerce niche.

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Martello offers software for monitoring Microsoft Teams and Office 365 performance so that IT teams can quickly identify and respond to issues. The goal is to improve reliability and reduce service disruptions. The company works with enterprise clients, offering products and solutions intended to support their business productivity on a large scale. 


Klipfolio is a software company that specializes in tools that client companies can use to build dashboards meant to support data-driven business decisions. Its solutions allow users to look at the full picture of company functionality across departments and over time, turning data into a usable resource that can be folded into standard business processes.

Brigid Hogan and Rose Velazquez contributed reporting to this story.

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