Here at AvePoint, we make it our mission to pursue enterprise readiness in every area of our business – from our sales and product teams to marketing, customer support, and operations – in order to not just meet but exceed the needs of our ever-growing customer and partner ecosystem. We know that our success will only go as far as the success of our customers and partners, so we tirelessly drive forward in order to always meet that gold standard.
Consequently, we very rarely look back – instead, we constantly look ahead to what’s next. Where’s the next challenge; what’s the next burgeoning trend?
With that said, being named for the third time to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list of fastest growing North American companies with 1,095% revenue growth over the past five years made me stop to reflect on AvePoint’s steady march forward amidst an economic environment still rife with volatility around the globe.
For starters, it is one thing to start quickly out of the gate but lose stamina and eventually fall to the back of the pack. It is a completely other – and much harder – task to start strong and continue to lead the pack. There are always challenges around every corner, obstacles and hurdles one must jump through in order to not become a story of an explosive rise – and just as explosive fall from grace.
That’s why I’m proud to say – with the support of our customers, partners, employees, and global SharePoint community – that we have not only been named to Deloitte’s prestigious list in 2012, but also in 2010 and 2009. AvePoint has also proudly been named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private North American companies for three years in a row – 2012, 2011, and 2010. In 2010, we also received the great honor of being named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award winner.
The interesting thing about this is that virtually all of these honors have taken place during one of the worst economic times in our recent history – that amidst a time of trial and tribulation, of dreams being shattered and companies unfortunately not able to survive, AvePoint has continued to forge ahead.
And again, it’s not always about where we’ve been, but where we’re going. The future is extremely bright at AvePoint, and I’m fully confident we will continue our forward momentum as we close out 2012 and embrace 2013. In this year alone, we have:
· Released the enterprise class management platform for SharePoint governance, DocAve 6
· Opened a second AvePoint office in Germany, new office in Dallas Texas, significantly expanded our London, Paris, Osaka, and Washington DC offices, and about to open our second office in Australia
· Been named to KMWorld magazine’s “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” for the third consecutive year
· Hosted the inaugural SharePoint User Conference Japan
· Opened the next chapter in file share optimization with DocAve File Share Navigator
· Provided full support for enterprises on Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Azure Virtual Machines
· Won “Software Vendor of the Year” at European IT Excellence Awards 2012
· Redefined Microsoft SharePoint as a Service with DocAve Governance Automation
· Introduced the foundation for successful risk management with AvePoint Compliance Solutions
· Charted the course to productivity for all with AvePoint MyView in the SharePoint 2013 Marketplace
· Named to KMWorld magazine’s Trend Setting Product of 2012 list
· Unveiled the next generation of AvePoint’s award-winning product line for compliance, AvePoint Compliance Guardian
· Opened the avenue to SharePoint 2013 support
· Entered the Windows 8 app market with DocAve Analytics
The journey continues – and there is plenty more to come as we wrap up 2012! Expect more news from us as we step up our tempo in expanding our integrated software solutions to help organizations comprehensively govern and scale their enterprise social collaboration platforms with confidence.
The future goes to those who are confident, willing to take calculated risks, and challenge traditional thought. AvePoint has lived by these principles since 2001, and we will not change course – we owe that to our customers, our partners, and the global SharePoint community.