One of America's Fastest Growing Companies
Inc. Magazine has included mobile cloud-based plant floor audit solutions developer Ease in its annual list of the 5000 most rapidly expanding privately held companies in the United States for the first time.
EASE Inc's platform helps manufacturers simplify the administration and conduct of factory floor audits, including layered process audits that feature safety inspections or operations conducted under 5S workplace organization models.
The company's inclusion in the list follows four years of strong growth despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and acknowledges the growing importance of digital audits and data to the manufacturing sector.
Inc. Magazine's 5000 List ranks companies by revenue growth, with EASE featured in 289th place within the software companies category and in 2,176th place overall.
"It’s fantastic to be honored in this way and most importantly, for our employees and customers to be recognised for their hard work and innovation," comments Ease Inc CEO, Eric Stoop. "The manufacturing industry still has a long way to go when it comes to digital transformation, and Ease is proud to be able to work hand in hand with manufacturers in more than 40 countries to drive increased efficiency, quality, employee safety and reduced operational risk."
Inc. Magazine editor-in-chief, Scott Omelianuk, adds: "The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled.
"Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people."
The 2021 Inc. 5000 list has been calculated by examining the revenue growth of companies between 2017 through 2020. To qualify, companies had to be based in the United States, privately held, for profit, and independent - not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. They needed to have generated revenue by March 31, 2017, and made at least $100,000 in revenue that year. Companies additionally needed to satisfy a minimum revenue threshold of US $2 million in 2020.