October 6, 2005 â Exstream Software today announced its inclusion in the Software 500, Software Magazineâs list of the worldâs foremost software and services providers, published as an online catalogue. Exstream ranked 285 and is the 10th fastest growing company between $30 and $100mm in revenue according to Software Magazineâs data.
The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the worldâs largest software and services suppliers targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. The list includes both private and public companies; 28% of this yearâs Software 500 companies are private. The ranking is based on total worldwide software and service revenue for 2004. This includes revenues from software licenses, maintenance and support, training and software-related services and consulting.
"The overall health of the software and services industries has improved, with revenue for the 2005 Software 500 at $383.3 billion worldwide for 2004, an increase of 16.5% over the previous year. The industry continues to be dynamic, with nearly 100 new companies on the 2005 Software 500 list," says John P. Desmond, editor of Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com. "Employee head count was up 13.7% and was strongest in the segments of collaboration/project management, system integration services and IT consulting, and the supply chain/manufacturing software segment. Our aim is to help CIOâs, senior IT managers and IT staff research their partner options and that is a valuable service."
Since its inception in 1998, Exstream has built its reputation as the leader in enterprise personalisation software, a single infrastructure for enterprises to design, develop and manage fully personalised customer communications of all types for delivery through multiple print and electronic channels. Exstreamâs history is distinguished by significant accomplishments that include "leap frog" technology, aggressive global expansion, and year over year average revenue growth exceeding 60 percent since Dialogue was launched in 2000. The companyâs dramatic growth signifies the increasing need for enterprises to deploy a single platform for producing all of their fully personalised customer communicationsâfrom complex statements to direct marketing, on demand fulfilment and interactive correspondence over the web.
Exstream provides direct sales, services and support to Fortune 1000 companies around the world from its offices in the USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Norway and Australia. Partners covering other parts of the world include KEL in Japan, AMT in China, Blue Turtle in South Africa, and Digipro in Mexico. Companies on Exstreamâs impressive client list include: AT&T, American Express, Baltimore Gas & Electric, CIGNA, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, AFLAC, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Fidelity Investments, Merrill Lynch, Federated Department Stores and many others in the financial services, banking, insurance, service provider, telecommunications, utilities, retail and other industries. Using Dialogue, enterprises benefit by getting personalised customer communications to market as much as 85 percent faster, reducing document production costs up to 80 percent, and as much as tripling customer response.
"We are very proud to be named to Software Magazineâs Software 500. We continue to attribute our fast growth to superior product offerings coupled with an unwavering dedication to customer care that has become our company-wide culture," said Davis Marksbury, president and CEO of Exstream. "We thank Software Magazine for this recognition."