Thunderhead News Desk
Thunderhead Tops List of Fastest Growing Technology Companies on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2008
Thunderhead, the enterprise communications software company, has won the coveted award of fastest growing technology company in the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA.
The company achieved an unbeatable growth rate of 28,558 percent over the 2003-2007 period compared with an average growth rate of 1,297 percent for the same period of all companies ranked on the Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2008 Program.
This latest award comes on top of Thunderhead’s recognition last month as the UK’s fastest growing technology company in the Deloitte Fast 50 and is a remarkable achievement for a company whose product was only launched in late 2003.
The company’s highly innovative technology, called Thunderhead NOW, is being deployed by an ever-increasing number of large organizations across the globe. It enables all industry sectors to meet the need for producing highly personalized customer communications on a mass scale, in a fully automated and controlled way. Thunderhead NOW also ensures compliance and reduces operational risk through its unique approach to managing template content.
The solution’s ability to quickly and easily deliver customer communications through the full range of electronic and Web-based channels, and to do so seamlessly alongside traditional print methods, is also increasing its appeal to companies looking to enhance customer service and increase competitive advantage, while further reducing costs.
Replacing costly and cumbersome legacy systems, Thunderhead NOW enables clients to reduce costs, streamline processes and improve customer service while empowering business users and freeing up highly skilled technical staff. The result is rapid return on investment, typically achieved within one year for Thunderhead’s clients, on-going operational efficiency and a highly personalized, multi-channel approach to customer communications.
Commenting on the Fast 500 award, Thunderhead CEO, Glen Manchester said, “We are extremely proud to have topped such an impressive list of businesses, especially when competing with some outstanding companies in Europe and Israel.”
“This is a great testament to our ground breaking technology, our customers’ vision and to the hard work and tremendous talent of our employees who have all played their part in helping us achieve this growth and recognition.”
About the company
Thunderhead is the leading provider of enterprise solutions for the production of highly personalized, multi-channel communications.
Thunderhead’s innovative platform, Thunderhead NOW, empowers business users to own the end-to-end process of creating and maintaining customer communications and delivers significant efficiencies and cost savings. Thunderhead NOW also enhances customer engagement, improving customer satisfaction, loyalty and revenue outcomes.
Due to its unique combination of business user control, open standards-based architecture and broad enterprise capabilities, Thunderhead has quickly established itself as a clear market leader and is one of the fastest-growing software companies in the world. The company counts leading organizations such as Morgan Stanley, RBS, HBOS, The Hartford and the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Thunderhead is headquartered in the UK and services its global customer base from offices located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
For further information please visit www.thunderhead.com.
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Technology Fast 500 EMEA selection and qualifications
The Technology Fast 500 list is compiled from Deloitte’s EMEA Technology Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. To qualify for the Fast 500, entrants must have had 2003 operating revenues of at least €50,000 and 2006 operating revenues of at least €800,000.
Entrants must also be public or private companies headquartered in EMEA and must be a “technology company,” defined as a company that owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify.
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