Recently, FM:Systems landed the number 1490 spot on the annual Inc. 5000 Listing for our first time – the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies where well-known names, like Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many others also gained their first national exposure. Joining the Inc. 5000 roster has become a testament to entrepreneurial success and innovation, and represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. 

 

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To be considered, companies must have an overall revenue growth over a three-year period. To achieve growth during any year is a major milestone for a company, but to be recognized as an Inc. 5000 honoree during a year that brought tremendous uncertainty, change and distress is incredible. I’m proud to share that FM:Systems successfully grew by 318% over the past three years. 

As the saying goes, “we don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges.” This achievement could not have been possible without our incredibly talented team’s resilience, hard work and relentless commitment to helping our over 1500 customers around the world successfully push into and through the new normal of work. As a result, FM:Systems also ranked number 12 out of the 39 fellow Triangle firms that made the list and number 4 out of all local technology companies. What an honor to be included among such an esteemed group of strong performing, innovative companies! 

The PropTech Breakthrough Awards also named FM:Systems as its Workplace Analytics Solution of the Year. The Proptech Breakthrough awards recognize the top technology companies, solutions and products in the real estate technology industry today. Historically, the workplace analytics industry has relied heavily on the reporting of historical data; however, this then puts the individuals consuming this data in the position of making assumptions on future state needs. 

 

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Over the last 18 months amid the pandemic, we all know that even the most well thought out plan can change often and abruptly. With the rich insights FMS:Analytics platform provides, universities, Fortune 50 financial institutions, enterprises, and more have been able to more confidently and efficiently make smart, informed decisions about their real estate needs and what adjustments to make to continue offering a safe, healthy, and high-performing workplace experience – before, during, and going forward. 

COVID-19 was both a change-agent and an accelerant to our market’s existing trends. We have been very fortunate that a lot of the driving forces of how employers identify, plan, and deliver a safe and effective workplace is what our solutions do today. From providing features for notifying organizations where congestion (adherence to 6 feet separation) is getting too tight, to tracing potential contaminants in the workplace, to notifying and prioritizing areas for sanitization — these are all solutions that clients are taking advantage of today. We have also invested substantial data science resources focused on the concept of “predictive analytics.” By applying statistical techniques from data mining and machine learning that analyze current and historical data sets we can help these organizations continue to make incredibly accurate predictions about the future of work and how the workplace will need to adapt. 

Again, I commend the strength of our entire dedicated team for these award wins. Everyone was able to quickly respond to market changes in order to provide the best solutions to our clients – on top of navigating through the many ways the pandemic had affected their own personal lives. I’m so happy to be part of this extraordinary company that prides itself on delivering powerful digital workplace solutions that add real value and solve real business problems. Congratulations team! 

 

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Kurt von Koch,

CEO, FM:Systems