|By Marketwired .||
|November 14, 2012 06:01 PM EST||
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 -- Xtime, the leading cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and scheduling platform for the automotive service industry, today announced it ranked No. 161 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Xtime grew 567 percent during this period.
Xtime's chief executive officer, Neal East, credits the company's compounded annual growth rate of 70% over the past five years to Xtime's pioneering approach to solving the major problems that plague today's automotive industry around the globe. East said "Auto manufacturers and dealers continue to embrace Xtime's cloud-based solution in order to capture lost revenues, improve the customer service experience and retain brand loyalty."
Auto manufacturers and dealerships currently capture less than 33% of the market for maintenance and repair services, leaving billions of dollars on the table each year. As well, service department utilization rates are often below 75% and retention rates, post warranty, are often less than 50%, according to recent market studies. This combination of poor customer retention and under utilization is the huge opportunity that Xtime addresses.
About Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies -- both public and private -- in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2007 to 2011.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.
Xtime is the leading cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and scheduling platform for automotive manufacturers and dealer service departments. Xtime counts more than 4,800 dealerships as customers and has registered almost 2 million consumers. It processes more than 1.3 million appointments each month and has scheduled almost 50 million in total. Xtime is the exclusive or preferred provider for leading global automotive manufacturers in North America, including Lexus, Toyota Canada, Toyota US, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Infiniti, VW, Audi, Chrysler and Hyundai. Xtime is also the trusted choice for many of the industry's leading dealership groups including AutoNation, Group 1 Automotive, Sonic Automotive, Asbury, Luther, Ferman and Checkered Flag. Xtime is based in Redwood Shores, California and can be reached at (650) 508-4300 or www.xtime.com.
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