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August 23rd, 2013
Press Release: Inc. 500|5000 Ranking Affirms Schoolwires® Continued Market Leadership
Company Achieves Uncommon Feat of Earning Ranking for Seven Consecutive Years
State College, Pennsylvania, Aug. 23, 2013 — Schoolwires has joined the ranks of an elite group of market-leading companies: earning a ranking on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the country for the seventh consecutive year.
“In the list’s 32-year existence, only a little more than 300 companies have appeared seven times or more,” said Patrick Hainault, Vice President of Marketing at Inc. “Schoolwires, with its seventh consecutive appearance, joins a rare group of companies.”
“The Inc. 5000 was harder to get into this year than ever in its history,” said Eric Schurenberg, Editor in Chief, Inc. magazine. “As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Schoolwires now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Oracle and dozens of other notable recent alumni. They are in some pretty impressive company.”
Companies listed in the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2009 through 2012. Schoolwires has become one of the nation’s leading providers of strategic website and content management solutions designed to support stronger school communities, more effective schools and greater student success.
“Recognition by Inc. 5000 for the seventh year running clearly sets Schoolwires apart from its competitors, as it has outperformed companies in other sectors,” said Edward Marflak, Chairman and Founder. “We are extremely pleased that, with the partnership of our clients, the commitment of our employees, and the support of our investors, we have been able to achieve such growth.”
“Schoolwires continues to be a leader in the K-12 education market because we are diligent about anticipating the challenges that districts face, and we continue to deliver new technology solutions and services that help districts address some of their most pressing concerns,” said Christiane Crawford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Schoolwires. “Among our recent initiatives are innovative and cost effective mobile solutions and a personal portal designed to help districts engage parents more deeply in the education process to improve student achievement.”
Crawford cited the following factors as contributing to the company’s ongoing growth in sales and revenue as well as recognition in the industry for its market leadership.
• Customer Growth: Schoolwires continues to acquire new accounts and currently serves more than 1,500 school districts and educational entities in the US and China. Included in that number are approximately 16% of the 200 largest school districts in the nation, most notably Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Baltimore City Public Schools, Atlanta Public Schools, Dallas Independent School District, Loudon County Public Schools, San Diego Unified School District and Houston Independent School District.
• Customer Satisfaction and Retention: Schoolwires consistently achieves a client retention rate of more than 95%. The rate is affirmation of the company’s customer-centric focus and high level of customer satisfaction in the quality of its products, technical support, project/engagement management, training, and system reliability.
Schoolwires, Inc. provides a suite of technology products and related services to more than 1,500 educational entities, including K-12 school districts and schools in the United States and China. The company’s technologies are designed to foster community, student, teacher and parent engagement in the classroom, locally and internationally. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a safe social learning and networking system, a family of mobile solutions, and an enterprise technology platform. Schoolwires brings together a district’s essential technologies, information, and content to effectively engage the K-12 community in support of district and student success. The company currently serves an estimated 10 million users and has been recognized as one of the top privately held education companies for the seventh consecutive year by Inc. magazine. Schoolwires was incorporated on April 5, 2000 and is headquartered in State College with offices in Beijing, China. © 2013 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.