In 2012, Author-it invested heavily in Research and Development and released Author-it Cloud, our Author-it Saas offering. This year, we followed our success with the release of Author-it 6 On Premises.
2013 was a monumental year for Author-it in many ways. We welcomed a significant number of new clients into the Author-it family, both on Author-it Cloud and Author-it On Premises. To accommodate our growing number of European Author-it Cloud clients, we opened a third Author-it data center in Europe to compliment our data centers in Florida and Texas. The result…our subscriptions revenue this year has grown over 200%, and our growth into next year looks even more positive.
To accelerate our growth, we took a round of funding in July that has allowed us to invest significantly in building our team and growing our business. To accommodate this growth, we moved to larger offices in San Jose and opened a new office in Seattle focused on design and user experience. If you want to create and sell a great product, you need great people, and we have hired some truly great people this year. Of particular note is Jeff Koser, who joined Author-it as Senior Vice President of Sales. Jeff literally wrote the book on selling, with the Amazon best seller, Selling to Zebras.
In July, we ran Author-it Summit ’13, our first ever Author-it user conference in San Francisco. It was completely sold out, and such a great success, that we decided to hold a second user conference, Author-it Summit Europe ’13 in the Netherlands in late October. It was also sold out and ended up being even bigger. Our clients presented great success stories and gave us a chance to meet many of them.
Another big change this year was the complete restructure of our services organization. Our clients are the ultimate reason for our success, so we decided to structure all our services along the simple goal…to make our clients successful with Author-it. From implementation to support, and ongoing operations, we want our clients to be successful. This effort was spearheaded by Ralf Wittgen, which earned him a promotion to Vice President of Services and Client Success, and the distinction of being the first internally promoted VP at Author-it.
2014 is poised to be another promising year for us, and we’re excited to share our success with you this upcoming year.
Wishing you all Happy Holidays and the very best success for 2014.