We are honored to be named #1399 on the Inc 5,000 America's fastest growing private companies for 2014 and #17 on the Baltimore Metro list. The past year has been a blur to many of us here at DATUM, as we have taken on bigger challenges, helped our customers achieve big gains in planning & productivity, and acquired significant talent. Our growth and success has come from not only diversifying our new customer base, but also in upholding our commitments to existing customers so that we can continue to expand our value to their businesses.
To support our growing base of happy customers, we've grown our team by roughly 40% in the first 6 months of 2014. We leverage long term relationships and carefully select new talent to ensure we hire only "A Players" for our team, something that will continue to be crucial to our success in future and will always be at the cornerstone of DATUM's philosophy.
Finally, we are holding our first in-person DATUM User Community (DUC) meet up this year. The fact that our customers themselves have asked for this opportunity to meet other DATUM users, share experiences, and innovate our product shows how valuable Information Value Management® is in their businesses.
We are excited to build on the foundation of success to solidify our image as likable visionaries and help large enterprises adopt our discipline and capabilities for success. Thanks to our customers and team members for making this amazing growth possible!