Feb 19, 2018. Today, Kimble Applications, the global leader in professional services automation (PSA) software, congratulates three of the company’s customers who have ranked among 20 “Best-of-the-Best” fastest growing professional services businesses in an independent benchmarking report.
Code Zero Consulting, Altius, and Oxford Computer Group were top of the SPI Research international ranking for 2017, amid tough competition – the report showed jobs and profits growing strongly across the Professional Services market.
Kimble co-founder and CMO Mark Robinson said: “We are pleased to see our customers on this prestigious list. Kimble is all about helping professional services organizations grow and scale while reducing the administrative burden. Our professional services automation solution uses Augmented Intelligence combined with human intelligence to improve business performance.”
The 11th annual SPI 2018 Professional Services Maturity™ Benchmark found job growth surged to 9.3%, the highest job growth in 10 years. The professional services organizations featured on the list, which together generate $25bn in revenue, reported the highest-ever average net profit of 16.8%.
The report, based on typically-confidential information such as detailed income statements found that professional services organizations are significantly improving productivity, reducing time and money spent on administration and travel and increasing billable utilization, which went up a percentage point from the previous year, from 70.4% to 71.5%.
“We were honored to be named to the SPI Research Best-of-the-Best list for 2018. We have experienced tremendous growth since our founding less than two years ago, and all of this would not have been possible without Kimble,” said John Hildreth, managing partner at Code Zero. “The use of Kimble has allowed us to easily manage our resources, engagements and invoicing so that we can focus our efforts on what we do best, which is solve complex problems for our clients. Since Kimble is a native Salesforce application, we have real-time visibility into the health of our business in a single location without adding additional overhead.”
Applications Kimble Applications helps professional service businesses by improving business performance, increasing visibility, and providing enhanced company collaboration. Kimble is dedicated to the production of unique management solutions delivered through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. The members of the Kimble management team are recognized professional services experts, having founded, managed, and grown several successful IT and management consulting organizations. They have experienced first-hand the business problems which result from the lack of adequate software available to manage professional services. The team has harnessed the best practice and unique intellectual property gained in their careers, along with detailed design input from a range of experts from leading firms across the globe.