Tasktop had a banner year — increasing revenues in fiscal year (FY) 2016 – (Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016) by more than 75 percent and driving the success of some of the world’s largest DevOps and Agile transformations. The secret that many of these large enterprises have discovered is transformations require integration and automation to be successful.
This success is a testament to true collaboration by our partners, customers and the Tasktop team. We work hard with our partners (and in many cases actually use Tasktop to connect our partners and our product and engineering teams) to ensure that we keep up with their ever so rapidly changing APIs. We have been eating our own cooking and drinking our own champagne for a while (after all, collaboration is something we enable for our customers) and it’s working. One of my favorite quotes from this year was a customer who said “Tasktop is like Maytag; the software just quietly works behind the scenes.” To me, there is no greater compliment than when a customer tells us how much value creation they are able to do because Tasktop has removed the mundane repetitive boring tasks of their days and allows their technologists to create differentiation for their company via software.
As part of this success, we increased our global staffing to more than 100. We now (very proudly) serve 42 of the Fortune 100. Our customers run the gamut from automotive, financial services and healthcare, to retail, the public sector and nearly every industry imaginable because software affects every industry.
In 2016 we also improved our product offerings, releasing a new style of integration, our Gateway capability, which allows events from dozens of additional DevOps tools to create and modify artifacts in the entire range of Agile and ALM, PPM and ITSM tools we support. This connects Agile and DevOps initiatives and enables Lean initiatives through unprecedented visibility across the entire lifecycle. We also launched a variety of new integrations —this means our world-class test infrastructure now supports more than 300 versions of endpoint products, to ensure that our customers’ integrations work even though their tools are
changing/being upgraded continually.
And, we expanded our integration network with partnerships and OEMs among the “who’s who” of Agile and DevOps.
Admittedly, we are patting ourselves on the back a bit, but we do all of this to support the customers we serve now and the customers we hope to serve in the future. As good a year as 2016 was, we anticipate 2017 being even better. Bookmark this blog so you can be the first to hear about the new exciting partnerships that drive our business, the growing ecosystem of integrations as we move to adjoining spaces around ALM and SDLC, and about product announcements that will bring us closer to the nirvana state of a connected software lifecycle.