FARGO, ND - November 2, 2006 - Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of business management software, has been named to the 2006 Software 500, Software Magazine's list of the world's foremost software and services providers. This is the third year in a row Atlas Business Solutions has been named to this prestigious list. This year, Atlas Business Solutions ranked 486th with sales of $2.4 million, a 15% year-over-year sales increase. Atlas Business Solutions was ranked 485th in 2005 with sales of $2.1 million, and 488th in 2004 with sales of $1.8 million.
"We are very proud to be recognized as one of the top software companies," says Jon Forknell, vice president and general manager of Atlas Business Solutions. "We are committed to offering world-class, easy-to-use and affordable business software, and expect our recent growth to continue."
About The Software 500
The Software 500 is a ranking of the world's largest software and services suppliers targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. The list includes both private and public companies and can be found online at www.Softwaremag.com.
The ranking is based on total worldwide software and service revenue for 2005. This includes revenues from software licenses, maintenance and support, training and software-related services and consulting. Suppliers are not ranked on their total corporate revenue, since many have other lines of business, such as hardware. The financial information was gathered by public documents as well as a survey prepared by King Content Co.
"Overall, total 2006 Software 500 revenue of $380.8 billion worldwide for 2005 represents just under a 1% decline from the previous year, when total revenue was $383.3 billion. Total employees in the 2006 Software 500 declined just under 5%, from 2,663,023 at the end of 2004 to 2,539,872 at the end of 2005," says John P. Desmond, editor of Software Magazine and www.Softwaremag.com. "Most 2006 Software 500 companies grew up to 24%, 231 of them, while only 17% or 84 companies reported declining revenue, eight fewer than last year.
About Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com
Software Magazine has been a brand name in the high tech industry for over 20 years. Softwaremag.com, its Web counterpart, is the online catalog to enterprise software and the home of the Software 500 ranking of the world's largest software and services companies, now in its 24th year. Software Magazine and www.Softwaremag.com are owned and operated by King Content Co.
Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS) is a leading provider of easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, and affordable business software. Since 1991, ABS has helped customers directly reduce costs, save time and streamline business processes by providing employee scheduling software, human resource software, appointment scheduling software, and business plan software. ABS was named one of Software Magazine's Top 500 Software Companies in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. ABS software titles include: Client Appointment Manager, Customer Appointment Manager®, HR Document Maker, Patient Appointment Manager, ScheduleAnywhere®, Staff Files®, Ultimate Business Planner®, Ultimate Financial Forecaster®, and Visual Staff Scheduler® Pro.
Customer Appointment Manager, ScheduleAnywhere, Staff Files, Ultimate Business Planner, Ultimate Financial Forecaster, and Visual Staff Scheduler are registered trademarks of Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.