Parature Ranks No. 670 On The 2007 Inc. 5,000 With Three-Year Sales Growth Of 493.8%

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First-ever list of the 5,000 fastest-growing businesses reports total revenue of $194.5 billion.

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The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy – the entrepreneurial part

Parature, the global leader in on-demand customer support and help desk software, announced today that Inc. ranked Parature No. 670 on its first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The Inc. 5,000, an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

“The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy – the entrepreneurial part,” said Inc. 5,000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. “The expansion of the list has allowed us to tell the stories of larger companies, older companies, and a wealth of companies in industries like Manufacturing and Construction that are underreported in the business media.”

Parature is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider that enables organizations to fundamentally change the way they support their customers by enabling customer self-service, increasing customer retention and reducing the cost of support. The Parature suite of modules is seamlessly integrated into one solution allowing organizations to effectively manage all of their support needs. This dynamic, online software provides all of the tools necessary to resolve issues quickly and reliably, increasing satisfaction ratings.

“Parature is very excited to be included in the first-ever list of the 5,000 fastest growing businesses in the U.S,” stated Duke Chung, Parature CEO and President. “To be one of thirty-six software companies in the Mid Atlantic region to make the list is an outstanding accomplishment, especially considering the number of successful software companies in this technological corridor. As Parature continues to grow through innovation to serve our vast market, our totally integrated, on-demand customer support software will continue to set the standard for support teams worldwide.”

The 2007 Inc. 5,000, as revealed online at http://www.inc.com, reported median revenue of $9.4 million and median three-year growth of 140 percent. Complete information on this year’s Inc. 5,000, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000. The list features a profile for each company, almost all of them written as a result of Inc. interviews with management. In addition, the list is searchable according to numerous criteria, including industry, city, state, region, and year founded.

Hottest Regions for Fastest-Growing Companies
Leading the list of the fastest-growing companies in the nation is the Midwest region with 1,046 of the fastest-growing companies, followed by the West with 884 companies. The Southeast comes in a close third, with 872 companies, followed by the Northeast with 782 companies, and the Mid-Atlantic region with 606 companies.

Hottest Industries for Fastest-Growing Businesses

The largest business category is Construction, with 561 of the fastest-growing companies in this category, followed by Manufacturing with 515 companies, IT services in third with 466 companies, Business Services with 377 companies and Advertising & Marketing with 349 companies round out the top five industries ranked on the 2007 Inc. 5,000.

Industries reporting the highest total revenue in 2006 are Construction ($27.1billion), Manufacturing ($18.6 billion), Health ($13.1 billion), Computers & Electronics ($12.7 billion), and Financial Services ($11.8 billion).

Methodology
The 2007 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held, independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006.

Companies can apply for next year’s Inc. 500 and Inc. 5,000 by registering with IncBizNet, the new social network for private companies that will launch this fall on Inc.com.

About Parature, Inc.
Parature is the global leader in on-demand customer support and help desk software. Our web-based support suite enables organizations to fundamentally change the way they support their customers while significantly reducing costs. The Parature suite of modules empowers associations, businesses, academic institutions, and government agencies with the ability to provide critical service information on a 24/7 basis while reducing the inbound support load through customer self-service. As a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider, we deliver our solutions over the Internet using a secure, scalable application and system architecture, which allows our customers to eliminate expensive up-front hardware and software costs and to quickly deploy and adopt our on-demand software. Parature helps support over 6,000,000 end-users worldwide and is headquartered in Vienna, VA. For more information about Parature please visit http://www.parature.com or call 1.877.GO.PARATURE

About Inc.com:
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