Column5 Consulting Earns Inc. 5000 Honors for Third Consecutive Year

Column5 Ranks in Top 400 Fastest-Growing IT Services Companies

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To rank among the 2012 Inc. 5000, a company has to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 17, 2012

For the third consecutive year, Column5 Consulting has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Column5 also ranked in the top 400 fastest-growing IT services companies in the nation and placed #1 in its industry in the Phoenix metro area.

As an enterprise performance management consulting firm, Column5 helps C-level executives and financial teams plan and manage their businesses with a wide array of planning, budgeting, reporting and other performance management software applications and services.

“It's incredibly gratifying to receive national recognition as a member of the Inc. 5000 and as a leader in the IT services segment,” said David Den Boer, Column5 founder and CEO. “Ultimately, our growth comes as a result of our customers' growth. As they manage their businesses better and improve their performance levels, we continue to add to our depth of knowledge in best practices and solution implementation success.”

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. Editor in Chief, Eric Schurenberg. “To be honored this year is a particularly notable achievement. To rank among the 2012 Inc. 5000, a company has to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory. Success in such times is eloquent testimony to a team’s creativity, resilience, and tenacity.”

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion. Since 2007, Column5 has grown revenues by more than 500% and increased its employee roster by more than 440%.

“Our expansion is a testimony to the skills, talents, and experience of our team,” said Den Boer. “Over the past year, we took a leadership role in adapting to a new version of the industry's leading software platform, which represents a wide range of major changes. With that transition in its final stages and new Column5 locations being added around the world, we are laser focused on extending our growth into 2013 and beyond.”

About Column5 Consulting:
Column5 Consulting is a full-service SAP EPM implementation provider that significantly improves how finance managers and CFOs plan and manage their businesses. Column5’s extensive experience and exclusive tools allow us to marry process improvement and technology to deliver enhanced value to our customers. Column5 is an SAP channel and services gold partner, supporting SAP solutions for enterprise performance management (EPM), including SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, SAP Profitability and Cost Management and SAP Strategy Management applications; as well as the SAP Business Intelligence (BI) suite and SAP enterprise information management (EIM) solutions. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Column5 serves customers throughout the Americas, EMEA and APJ with regional operations located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Manila, Mexico City, London, Paris, and Singapore. Additional information is available at http://www.column5.com.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.


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