Inova once again ranks amongst the 500 fastest growing EMEA technology companies

Deloitte Fast 500Lyon, France – 6 December 2012: Inova Software has once again secured a spot in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Global Technology, Media, & Telecommunications (TMT) industry group’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) rankings. This year, Inova was ranked 284th with a five-year growth rate of 530%.

“For over 10 years we have led the partnering and innovation management software market by accurately anticipating our customers’ needs and extending our range of solutions accordingly, helping them to succeed in a difficult economy,” said Gilles Toulemonde, CEO of Inova Software. “Inova’s continuous inclusion in both Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 France and Technology Fast 500 EMEA is a testament to the quality and value of our solutions.”

Now in its 12th year, the annual Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program ranks the fastest growing public and private technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies from 24 countries in the EMEA region, based on percentage revenue growth over a five-year period. This year the program received more than 1,100 submissions. For the third consecutive year French companies dominated the program ranking, producing 90 winning companies, followed by the United Kingdom with 74 companies and Sweden with 55 companies qualifying for the list.

“If we were to choose a theme for France, it would be ‘the future of growth,’ because we are convinced that technology companies are a true economic powerhouse and support the growth of our country. They contribute significantly to the development of a number of sectors including media, telecoms, distribution and health,” commented Ariane Bucaille, Associate Manager of the TMT division at Deloitte and Deloitte Technology Fast 50.

About Inova Software

Inova Software is a partnering and innovation management software provider with over 10 years of market leadership. We are the first and only company to provide solutions for the entire range of innovation management approaches that companies need to be successful today. Our smart and automated solutions help life science and technology companies open and reshape their innovation models, igniting and coordinating innovation activities at every stage of the process. For more information, visit www.inova-software.com

About Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme is the region’s most objective industry-ranking to focus on the technology field, recognizing technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) during the past five years. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies – large, small, public and private – span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, internet, media, life sciences and emerging areas, such as clean technology.

The programme is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area and is run by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) global industry group. Co-sponsors include Taylor Wessing, a leading International law firm with a focus on the industries of tomorrow, and Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, a venture and growth capital investor which backs entrepreneurs with aspiration for greatness in the IT and clean technology sectors across Europe. More information on the programme and prior year winners is available on www.deloitte.com/fast500

About TMT

The Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Global Technology, Media, & Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Group consists of TMT practices organised in the various member firms of DTTL. It includes more than 7,000 partners and professionals from around the world, dedicated to helping their clients evaluate complex issues, develop fresh approaches to problems and implement practical solutions. There are dedicated TMT member firm practices in 45 countries in America, EMEA and Asia Pacific. DTTL’s member firms serve 92 percent of the TMT companies in the Fortune Global 500. Clients of Deloitte’s member firms’ TMT practices include some of the world’s top software companies, computer manufacturers, semiconductor foundries, wireless operators, cable companies, advertising agencies and publishers.

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