Demand for real-time mobile and online interactions continue to fuel superior growth.
Contact At Once! announced today that it was ranked No. 140 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Contact At Once! grew 947 percent during this period.
John Hanger, Contact At Once! CEO, believes this trend of revenue growth is being fueled by consumers’ demand for real-time, interactive communications with businesses as they shop and research online and on mobile devices. Contact At Once! mobile text and live chat products are used by over 13,000 companies to answer questions and instantly connect with online shoppers. (Contact At Once! was also granted patents for two-way communications in online advertising earlier this year.)
“People increasingly prefer instant communication over submitting a lead form, being put on hold or waiting for an email response,” says Hanger. “Adding mobile text and live chat in ads and on websites makes it easy for businesses to connect with customers at the instant they’re engaged with content or advertising, and that’s been proven to increase conversions.”
“The 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 companies are exemplary cases of those spurring growth in a tough market through innovation,” said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “This year’s list is a who’s who of companies behind the most exciting and innovative products and services in the technology space. We congratulate the Fast 500 companies and look forward to what they do next.”
“The fastest-growing companies in the U.S. are drivers of constant innovation and operate with the agility to stay ahead of a quickly evolving marketplace, and software, biotech/pharma and Internet companies continue to be at the forefront,” added James Atwell, national managing partner of the Emerging Growth Company practice, Deloitte Services LP. “The companies excelling in these sectors have a startup mentality that allows them to be nimble and adapt quickly, which is why they consistently lead the list of fast-growing companies each year.”
Contact At Once! was also a Technology Fast 500™ award winner in 2012.
ABOUT DELOITTE’S 2013 TECHNOLOGY FAST 500™
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies—both public and private —in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2008 to 2012.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.
ABOUT CONTACT AT ONCE!
Contact At Once! software boosts engagement by making it easy for consumers to connect with a business and ask questions at the moment their interest in a product or service is piqued. More engagement can translate into more sales, and that’s why 13,000 businesses and some of the most highly trafficked advertising websites rely on Contact At Once!. The company has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies for three years in a row, by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a 2013 Pacesetter, and was named to Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500. For more information, visit www.contactatonce.com.