DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Nov. 16, 2000: Endeavor Information Systems was today ranked Number 201 on the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on five-year percentage revenue growth from 1995-1999. Endeavor grew 2,067 percent during this period.
"The vision, drive and determination of the leaders and employees at Endeavor propelled their company to an elite status as one of the 500 fastest-growing technology firms in the U.S. and Canada, " said Mark A. Evans, Managing Director of Deloitte & Touche's Technology & Communications Group. "We applaud their dedication to excellence while maintaining a fast-paced growth, and commend them for making the Deloitte & Touche Technology 500."
Jane Burke, Endeavor President & CEO, credits several factors for the company's 2,000-plus percent revenue growth over the past five years. "Endeavor has experienced growth in all major areas -- employees, customer base, and products," Burke stated. "We have been honored this year by the Chicagoland software, technology and business community and we are very proud to now receive national recognition in the Technology Fast 500."
"Our people make all the difference in the success of Endeavor," Burke continued. "Endeavor has a creative, dedicated staff that is willing to go the extra mile to ensure positive success for our customers, our products and our company. That is a combination that earns this national distinction and the individual recognitions within our customer community, our local Chicago community, and our office."
In addition to ranking 201 on the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500, Endeavor ranked third on the Greater Chicagoland Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the Greater Chicagoland area.
Endeavor was listed in Crain's Chicago Business as the eleventh largest software company in the Chicago area in the 2000 survey. Jane Burke, Endeavor's President and CEO, was inducted this spring into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Endeavor was a finalist for the 1999 Chicago Software Association Enterprise Award and the 2000 Chicago Software Association Enterprise Award. Endeavor was the winner of the KPMG Peat Marwick LLP Illinois High Tech Award in 1998.
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. Over 775 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance library system. Endeavor offers a complete line of library solutions for traditional and digital collections. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information.
About Deloitte & Touche
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