Convio Named to Software Magazine’s 27th Annual Software 500

Software Magazine Ranks Convio as one of the World’s Largest Software Companies

Convio today announced its inclusion on Software Magazine’s Software 500 ranking of the world’s largest software and service providers, now in its 27th year.

Convio ranked 256 on the list in its first year of participation in the Software 500 ranking. The company’s software solutions give nonprofit organizations a better way to reach, inspire and manage donors, volunteers, advocates and other individuals that support their mission. In 2008, nonprofits using Convio’s software and services raised $777 million online. 

“The 2009 Software 500 results show that revenue growth in the software and services industry was healthy, with total Software 500 revenue of $491.3 billion worldwide for 2008 representing 8.8 percent growth from the previous year,” says John P. Desmond, editor of Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com.

The Software 500 is a revenue-based 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.

Some 44 percent of the 2009 Software 500 companies are privately held.

"We are honored to be recognized and included in the Software 500 this year," said Gene Austin, chief executive officer for Convio. “Being acknowledged as one of the largest software and service companies is affirmation to the fundraising, advocacy and communications success our nonprofit clients continue to accomplish through our Software-as-a-Service platform. We look forward to another successful year.”

“The Software 500 helps CIOs, senior IT managers and IT staff research and create the short list of business partners,” Desmond says. “It is a quick reference of vendor viability. And the online version to be posted soon at www.Softwaremag.com is searchable by category, making it what we call the online catalog to enterprise software.”

The ranking is based on total worldwide software and services revenue for 2008. 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 a survey prepared by King Content Co. and posted at www.Softwaremag.com, as well as from public documents.

Go to www.Softwaremag.com and click on Subscribe to be among the first to see the 2009 Software 500. It is being released first in the digital publication to be distributed in mid-September. 

About Digital Software Magazine, the Software Decision Journal, and Softwaremag.com
Digital Software Magazine, the Software Decision Journal, has been a brand name in the high-tech industry for 30 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. Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com are owned and operated by King Content Co.

About Convio
Convio is passionate about helping nonprofit organizations use software and services to fulfill their missions. The company is the leading provider of online marketing, fundraising, advocacy and constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations. The company’s online marketing suite offers integrated software for fundraising, advocacy, events, email marketing and web content management, and its database system, Convio Common Ground™ CRM, helps organizations efficiently track and manage all interactions with supporters. All products are delivered through the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and are backed by a portfolio of best-in-class consulting and support services and a network of partners who provide value-added services and applications focused on the unique needs of nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit organizations used Convio to process $777 million in online donations during 2008 — a 72 percent increase over 2007. Convio clients sent more than 3.1 billion emails to constituents during that period with an industry leading deliverability rate in excess of 95 percent. Charities of all types used Convio to power more than 3,500 web domains as well as complete 44 million advocacy calls to action. For more information, please visit www.convio.com

Press Contact:
Karoline McLaughlin
Director, Corporate Communications
Convio, Inc.

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