SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FastSpring, a leading e-commerce payment platform for online vendors of desktop software, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and downloadable games, has announced that the company has been named to Deloitte's 2013 Technology Fast 500 List. Deloitte ranks FastSpring the 61st fastest-growing company in North America (U.S. and Canada). In 2012, FastSpring ranked 26th on Deloitte's Fast 500, and in 2011 the company ranked #13. Winners for 2013 were selected based on the highest percentage of revenue growth from 2008 to 2012.
"New technologies like cloud and SaaS are at the forefront of the exponential growth we are seeing in software companies," said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman and Deloitte's U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. "The growth is beyond revenue, with SaaS and cloud technologies allowing software companies to pop up in locations outside of your major tech hubs with workers no longer tethered to a physical workplace. As these technologies become more widely adopted we expect that other technology sectors will begin to embrace them and that will be reflected in our ranking."
"We're excited to be recognized by Deloitte for the 3rd year in a row as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America," said Tom Tzakis, CEO of FastSpring. "Our continued growth serves as a testament to our relentless focus on client and customer satisfaction and the power of our easy-to-use, next-generation technology."
FastSpring delivers solutions to more than 2,200 desktop software and SaaS companies, worldwide seeking to sell products online through one-time purchases or on a recurring subscription basis. In addition to handling global payments and order management for software companies, FastSpring provides a suite of merchandising capabilities that enables companies to grow online sales by maximizing customer order size and optimizing the order page and checkout experience. FastSpring enables software and video game publishers to focus on growing their own business through marketing efforts and product development while leaving the complexities of building and maintaining an e-commerce infrastructure and product merchandising system to FastSpring.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is the pre-eminent technology awards program in the U.S. and Canada with 2013 being its 19th anniversary. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies – large, small, public, and private – are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business.
Based in Santa Barbara, California, FastSpring provides an all-in-one e-commerce payment, merchandising and fulfillment platform for online vendors that sell desktop software, SaaS, and downloadable games. Over 2,200 clients worldwide, from new start-ups to large enterprises, rely on FastSpring's flexible, next-generation e-commerce platform to power their web stores, enable purchasing from inside their software products, and handle both one-time purchases and recurring subscription payments. Founded in 2005, the company has been consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world by Inc. Magazine, Deloitte & Touche, and other industry sources.