Three Minnesota software companies place on Deloitte’s Tech Fast 500

Global business services provider Deloitte announced today their 2012 rankings for fastest growing technology companies in North America. Winners were selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2007 to 2011.

“The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is the pre-eminent technology awards program in United States and Canada with 2012 being its eighteenth anniversary. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies – large, small, public, and private – span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, life sciences and emerging areas, such as clean technology.”

Below are the three Minnesota tech companies that ranked:

#251 – Knowledge Marketing | CEO: Duane Crandall | Growth: #23% | HQ: Plymouth

Knowledge MarketingKnowledge Marketing (KM) connects clients to eMarketing success. Faced with the complex nature of the digital marketing environment, clients turn to KM to integrate all the tools needed to connect with their audiences.  KM delivers a unique blend of on-demand solutions and industry expertise. Enterprise Communication Network (ECN™), KM’s audience management platform, leverages integrated cross-channel marketing tools and helps you build valuable connections with your audiences in one easy-to-manage solution, all from one partner. Consolidating the best digital marketing tools into one modular, scalable platform, ECN enables you to effectively capture and communicate with your audience whether they’re using social media, mobile devices or the Web.

#467 – Outsell | CEO: Mike Wethington | Growth: 147% | HQ: Minneapolis

OutsellOutsell is a digital marketing software and services company that is transforming the way that brands engage with consumers. The Outsell Digital Engagement Platform offers clients the ability to consistently engage with consumers across distributed sales networks from the national to local level. The intuitive, easy to use platform leverages advanced and actionable analytics to optimize communications with intelligent campaigns across all channels.Working with leading organizations like ADP, Omnicom and Saatchi & Saatchi, Outsell’s platform has created the fastest path to drive measurable incremental sales for dealers from leading brands like Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford.

#497 – SPS Commerce | CEO: Archie Black | Growth: 130% | HQ: Minneapolis

SPS CommerceSPS Commerce, Inc., is a provider of on-demand supply chain management solutions, providing integration, collaboration, connectivity, visibility and data analytics. The Company provides its solutions through, a hosted software suite. As of September 30, 2009, the Company had approximately 11,000 customers with contracts to pay it monthly fees, which it refers to as recurring revenue customers. The Company has also generated revenues by providing supply chain management solutions to an additional 24,000 organizations that, together with its recurring revenue customers, the Company refers to as its customers. The Company delivers its solutions to customers over the Internet using a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. (NASDAQ: SPSC)