BigMachines Named in Top 26 Percent of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine


The global leader in on-demand sales configuration and proposal software, announced today that the company has been named by Inc. magazine in its 2009 list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America, coming in at number 1,324.

Inc. also ranked BigMachines number 53 in the Top 100 Businesses in the Chicago metro area, including Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, and number 84 in the Top 100 Software Companies in America. In addition to recognizing BigMachines’ exceptional 240 percent revenue growth from 2005 through 2008, Inc. found it noteworthy that BigMachines has maintained a 95 percent employee retention rate during this same period.

“Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate,” said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. “That’s why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year.”

BigMachines recently announced its best quarter in the company’s history for Q2 2009, with 54 percent growth in recurring revenues year-over-year. In addition, BigMachines added 30 new customers and expanded its employee base by ten percent.

“On the heels of the tremendous growth we’ve seen so far in 2009, the entire BigMachines team takes pride in being recognized for the second year in a row by Inc. magazine,” said Godard Abel, CEO and co-founder of BigMachines. “We have always worked hard as a company to listen to our customers and drive innovation with our SaaS-based software which ultimately contributes to the success we have experienced year after year.”

BigMachines further demonstrates its customer focus at BigIdeas 2009, the company’s annual customer and industry forum that will be held October 4-6, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Industry experts, BigMachines customers, and business partners gather at BigIdeas to discuss innovative business strategies and best practices in guided selling and product configuration to increase revenues, improve sales efficiency, and reduce costs. More information is available at

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