Astute Solutions Earns Place on Computerworld's Top 100 Emerging Companies for 2002; Fast Growth Also Places Company on the 2001 Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500.Business Editors & High Tech Writers
COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2001
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[Latin ast Solutions, a leading provider of eCRM (eCustomer Relationship Management) solutions to Global 1000 companies, has been named one of America's technology innovation leaders in Computerworld's Top 100 Emerging Companies for 2002. The Columbus-based company also ranked number 406 on the 2001 Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. .
Astute helps some of the world's best known brands manage one-to-one customer interactions. The company's PowerCenter system is used by industry leaders such as McDonald's Corporation, Michelin North America, Inc., Levi Strauss
Levi Strauss, born Löb Strauß & Co., and The Kroger Co. to improve the efficiency and responsiveness of their customer interaction centers.
"Our strategy has been to help our customers increase customer retention by improving customer responsiveness and contact center efficiency," said Joe Sanda, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Astute. "These two honors recognize our company's commitment to providing innovative eCRM solutions that can be implemented quickly, deliver a fast return on investment and serve as the foundation for company-wide customer relationship management."
Astute was one of seven companies selected in the Customer Relationship Management category and the only Ohio-based company to be included in the Computerworld Top 100 Emerging Companies for 2002. To qualify, companies had to be corporate-focused, for-profit ventures with less than $250 million in revenue and founded no earlier than 1996. The final list of 100 innovators innovators
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important figures in the farming or client community because they are the leaders in the introduction of new techniques and management systems. was chosen based on the following criteria:
-- The company and its technology offer demonstrable value to corporate IT operations; the product or service addresses problems or challenges that IT managers face. -- The company is innovative; the product or service presents a new and creative approach to an IT issue and competes in a relatively new or emerging market; the product or service is viable. -- The company demonstrates positive signs of an ability to execute its strategy (revenue, revenue growth, funding, and stable management team).
Astute was one of only two Ohio companies Ohio Company, organization formed (1747) to extend settlements of Virginia westward. The members were mostly Virginia planters interested in land speculation and the fur trade. ranked on the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 this year. To be eligible for the Fast 500, entrants must have developed proprietary technology which contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues operating revenue
Revenue from any regular source. Revenue from sales is adjusted for discounts and returns when calculating operating revenue. Compare other revenue. , manufactured a technology-related product, or devoted a high percentage of effort to research and development of technology. Companies must also have been in business for a minimum of five years, had 1996 revenues of at least $50,000 and had 2000 revenues of at least $1 million.
The recognition from Computerworld and Deloitte & Touche are the latest in a string of honors the company has received for its growth and technology. This year, Astute earned a place on the Inc 500 and the Columbus Fast Fifty, while PowerCenter was named Best CRM (Customer Relationship Management) An integrated information system that is used to plan, schedule and control the presales and postsales activities in an organization. Solution at the Customer Contact Week trade show and conference. PowerCenter also received a Best-in-Class award in the User Choice Awards, sponsored by CUSTOMER Support Management magazine and RealMarket.
About Astute Solutions
Astute Solutions, is an award-winning, leading provider of eCRM solutions (eCustomer Relationship Management) for Global 1000 companies such as McDonald's Corporation, Michelin North America, Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., The Kroger Co., Georgia Pacific Corp., and L'Oreal USA Products, Inc. Astute specializes in customer interaction, Internet and telephony Meaning "sound over distance," it refers to electronically transmitting the human voice. In the beginning, telephony dealt only with analog signals in the circuit-switched networks of the telephone companies. solutions. PowerCenter(TM), the company's flagship product A primary product of a company, which is typically why the company was founded and/or what made it well known. For example, MS-DOS, Windows and the Microsoft Office suite have been flagship products of Microsoft. CorelDRAW is a flagship product of Corel Corporation. , is a state-of-the-art CRM system focusing on managing the customer interaction and relationship process. Astute is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio Columbus is the capital and the largest city of the American state of Ohio. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and assumed the functions of state capital in 1816. and may be reached at 1-877-POWER50, or 614-508-6100; email, firstname.lastname@example.org; or on the web at www.astutesolutions.com.