Today, I feel honored to announce that we’ve been named AlwaysOn’s OnDemand Company of the Year.
In selecting Zuora, AlwaysOn stated, “With early market entry, strong revenue, and an extremely stable, secure, and useful suite of products, Zuora’s success and continued growth is indicative of its ability to launch and monetize subscription-based products and services of any size in any market.”
While we’re excited and humbled by the accolade, the greatest honor is seeing so many of our customers among the list of OnDemand Top 100 winners. These companies are the proof that the Subscription Economy is becoming the engine for change across a variety of industries. OnDemand’s recognition of 16 of our customers confirms we’re not only creating the best product we can, but are helping the best companies in Silicon Valley become better. The companies selected as winners vary from technology firms like Box to social media startups like Branchout, demonstrating the portability and universality of Zuora’s platform. Zuora isn’t just partnering with companies in varied verticals, but the best companies in these industries.
The winners were announced last month and selected by media networking publication Always On. The competition this year was fierce, with hundreds of private technology companies being nominated by investors, technology leaders, journalists, industry insiders and bankers. In addition to Zuora, Zuora customers Box.net, GoGrid, Xactly, Acquia, Mulesoft, Syncplicity, Symplified, Jive Software, Marin Software, Marketo, DotNetNuke, BrightEdge, BranchOut, People Matter, Yammer, and Zendesk were also honored this year.
Companies were selected based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. This is actually Zuora’s third year we’ve honored by AlwaysON, but this year feels sweeter to us with so many friends to call and congratulate.
PS: For those at AlwaysOn OnDemand who requested a copy of my keynote presentation, The Only 3 SaaS Metrics that Matter you can view the deck via SlideShare or my recorded presentation via Ustream.