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Atlas Business Solutions Named to Software Magazine’s 31st Annual Software 500

Software Magazine rank Atlas Business Solutions as one of the World’s Largest Software Companies

Fargo, ND - Sept. 11, 2013 - Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. today announces its inclusion in Software Magazine’s Software 500 ranking of the world’s largest software and service providers, now in its 31st year. This is the sixth time Atlas Business Solutions has appeared in the top 500 ranking in the last 10 years.

Atlas Business Solutions was ranked 497, with a total software and services revenue of $2.2 million. “Although our revenue growth is modest, we are successfully transitioning from a PC, license-based model to a true SaaS model,” says Jon Forknell, Vice President and General Manager of Atlas Business Solutions. “This means as we continue to grow our SaaS customer base and expand our online offerings, we are poised for significant growth in the years to come.”

“The 2013 Software 500 results show that employment in the software and services industry was very healthy, increasing 9.5 percent to total Software 500 company employment of 4,924,121,” says John P. Desmond, editor, Software Magazine. “At the same time, overall revenue was up four percent from last year to $672.9 billion,” he adds.

“The Software 500 helps CIOs, senior IT managers, and IT staff research and create the short list of business partners,” Desmond says. “It is a quick reference of vendor viability. And the online version, to be posted soon at, is searchable by category, making it what we call the online catalog to enterprise software.”

The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s largest software and services suppliers, targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers, and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. Visit for a complete list of the 2013 Software 500.

The ranking is based on total worldwide software and services revenue for 2012. This includes revenue from software licenses, maintenance and support, training, and software-related services, and consulting. Suppliers are not ranked on total corporate revenue, since many have other lines of business, such as hardware. Financial information is gathered by a survey prepared by Rockport Custom Publishing, LLC. Using public documents and company input. It is published in print as well as posted online at as both a digital edition and searchable database.

About Software Magazine and Rockport Custom Publishing

Software Magazine has been a brand name in the high-tech industry for more than 37 years., its Web counterpart, is the online guide to enterprise software and the home of the Software 500 ranking of the world’s largest software and services companies. Software Magazine and are owned and operated by Rockport Custom Publishing. Rockport Custom Publishing is a leading integrated media company focusing on technology. For more information, visit:

About Atlas Business Solutions

Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS) has been a leading provider of business software since 1991. ABS currently has two online employee scheduling software applications, ScheduleAnywhere and ScheduleBase. ScheduleAnywhere is designed for 24/7 operations that require shift coverage and tools for scheduling shift-based businesses, such as healthcare, public safety, government and energy. ScheduleBase is designed for scheduling full-time, part-time or seasonal employees in any industry, including retail, hospitality, professional and service-based businesses. Other ABS business software titles help users with human resources, appointment scheduling, and business planning