SOURCE: Certain Software

Meetings and Events Software Solutions

October 05, 2010 09:00 ET

Certain Software Announces Continued Growth in 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -

  • Company maintains rapid growth and solidifies position as leader in event management market
  • Grows client base to close to 2000 global customers
  • First to offer mobilization capabilities to attendees and event planners with launch of Certain Meetings 6.0

Certain Software announced today that it has achieved accelerated growth in the first half of 2010 with revenues climbing 25 percent over the past year. Since 2009 the company has aggressively expanded its executive team to further its expertise and leadership across North America, Europe and Australia, and released a breakthrough upgrade to its Certain Meetings platform. This strong corporate performance positions Certain Software as the industry's leading events management solution.

"Our mission is to deliver outstanding business value to meeting planners and event organizers who recognize that in today's demanding business climate, multiple stakeholders must be addressed," said Peter Micciche, CEO of Certain Software. "Our success on a worldwide basis lets us know we are identifying and addressing the most critical needs for event attendees, event organizers and meeting planners with software and services that deliver the results they demand."

Certain Software streamlines processes and delivers business value by giving event professionals software solutions to reduce expenses, delight attendees and improve overall value of meetings and events. Certain is the first software vendor to provide tightly integrated solutions for all the key stakeholders in the entire events ecosystem -- from C-level executives and meeting planners to attendees and executive sponsors -- with the richest and most comprehensive event management solution available today. 

Company Milestones
To support and further drive its growth, Certain Software continues to ramp up all areas of the company. Key milestones since 2009 include:

  • Launch of Certain Meetings 6.0: Certain's suite of SaaS-based meeting and event management applications, announced today, is designed to increase meeting value for all participants in the 'events ecosystem.' The enhanced platform features Certain Mobile, a web-based application that provides real-time information to attendees, accessible through mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry smart phones.

  • Expansion of the Certain Software team: In its drive to deliver business value for all stakeholders, over the last twelve months the company has added executives with enterprise and small business software industry experience who recognize the need to meet the needs of multiple types of customers and users, and build on the deep bench of events and meetings software management experience Certain already possesses. Peter Micciche, Chief Executive Officer (CEO); Olivier Delerm, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO); and Aleks Rabrenovich, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) have extensive executive backgrounds with world class software companies including Cognos, Nuance and Siebel Systems. 

"Delivering business value is more than delivering ROI and great meetings. It includes ensuring that executives, meeting planners and attendees experience expanded opportunities and a significant contribution to their individual and corporate goals," added Micciche.

  • Sales: Certain Software has experienced 25 percent growth in sales year over year for the first half of 2010.

  • Cloud computing and technology infrastructure investments: Certain continues to build on its award winning status as a PCI Level 1 compliant vendor with aggressive investments in worldwide data centers including Singapore, London and metro New York. "Industry leading data security, robustness and high performance and availability are the foundation for successful global software delivery," said Jon Dodson, CIO of Certain Software. "We deliver events for the most prominent corporations, associations and government organizations in the world. Our goal is to provide technology security and infrastructure that exceeds their own high benchmarks."

  • Customers: New customers include well-known companies such as Wendy's Arby's Group, Dow Jones, Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), Talaris, AusBiotech, Orbit Corporate Travel, Benchmark Communications, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace and Relations, TourEast and many others.

  • Partners: New partners including Centium, GetThere, Savvis, CyberSource, Meeting Site Resources, InfoNeedle and Climatepath, reflect the company's commitment and traction to its partner channel and its ability to meet the unique demands of large-scale events.

For more information about Certain Software, including a listing of customers, offerings and recent company news, please visit www.certain.com.

About Certain Software, Inc.
Certain Software® is the leading provider of event management solutions for the global meetings and events industry. Certain's innovative solutions deliver streamlined processes, reduced expenses, greater return on investments, and improved overall value of meetings and events to meeting and event professionals. Certain's event management solutions support a full range of events -- from small meetings and educational sessions, to large conferences and world events. Headquartered in San Francisco, Certain has operations and sales offices in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Please visit www.certain.com http://www.certain.com.

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