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10 Fastest Growing SAAS Solution Providers 2017

Powering Activities and Fueling Growth: ACTIVE Network

thesiliconreview-active-network-logo-17Event and activity management has always been a hectic job. There are so many things involved, that organizers and their teams face many challenges throughout the lifecycle of an event.

Activity management is similar to a plate full of a variety of food items. The event management industry has always felt the need to find new ways to manage every single element involved in event and activity management with ease.

About ACTIVE Network

To fill the void in the industry of event management, in 1999, ACTIVE Network was established. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACTIVE Network is the premier global marketplace for activities and events, connecting participants and activity organizers while offering intelligence solutions through its industry-leading data and insights platform.

In September 2017, ACTIVE Network was acquired by Global Payments (NYSE: GPN). Global Payments has been a market leader in the U.S. since the 1960s when its former parent company, National Data Corporation, pioneered a specialized data processing system. For over 50 years, Global Payments has been delivering innovative payment solutions. 

Making the World A More Active Place

ACTIVE Network’s mission is to Make the World a More Active Place and to connect people to the things they love, want, and need to do. The company serves over 36,000 transacting organizations annually and drives over 100 million transactions annually; it helps activity organizers automate, simplify and grow their business, and provides data and insights that fuels growth.

The leader of Event and Activity management helps organizers drive increased participation and revenue. ACTIVE Network processes registrations and payments for organizers of activities and events worldwide.

The company’s ACTIVE Works platform offers organizers advanced SaaS technology that streamlines the administration of activities and events. The ACTIVE Network Activity Cloud platform combines intelligence solutions and data tools to provide actionable insights that help organizers better manage their events and increase both revenue and participation.

Best-In-Class Solutions

ACTIVE Network offers event and activity organizers of every type and every size specific solutions to address their unique needs. The company provides solutions for several verticals:

  • Race Management Software: ACTIVE Network’s online race registration and marketing solutions help race event organizers to get more participants, manage events easily, and build a strong brand. Event organizers will get the best, easiest technology and dedicated support.

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  • Recreation Management Software: The recreation management software helps Parks & Recreation Departments and YMCAs in increasing participation by managing registrations, reservations, schedules, facilities, on-site check-ins, memberships—and lots more—all from one system.
  • Software for YMCAs: ACTIVE provides software and services that enable YMCA organizations to manage their entire on-site operations, gain valuable data insights, and retain & engage their members. The company’s ACTIVE Net software is the first membership platform to offer a suite of APIs to support the Open Y initiative.
  • Camp & School Management Software: Camp & Class Manager helps organizations who offer camps and classes to build online registration forms quickly and feel confident with secure payment processing, family auto-billing and convenient dashboard reporting tools.

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  • Sports Management Software: ACTIVE’s sports software easily automates and manages player registration, payments, rosters, volunteer recruitment, game scheduling, reporting, and email communications. 

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The Skyrocketing Growth

ACTIVE Network’s mission has meaning that far extends beyond the business–and into the well-being of humanity. Everyone at ACTIVE Network is both, personally and emotionally connected to the company’s mission. The technology connects people to the things they love, want, and need to do which helps ACTIVE Network’s services to amplify the impact of its technology’s ability to help get people connected.

ACTIVE Network’s longevity and history shows that the company is authentic to its mission, and has always been manifesting that mission internally and externally.

The Company truly understands its customers, because the company itself is its customer. ACTIVE Network’s people consume its products daily, as every employee registers for races, puts their kids in camps, or signs them up for activities at a YMCA. This allows for an intimate connection with the technology that the company develops, market, and sells.

ACTIVE Network’s growth is incredibly consistent as it understands the markets it serves. This elevates the quality and care it puts into everything it makes providing a strong sense of meaning and purpose.

Activity is a massive vehicle for building or adding to one’s sense of community. The company manifests it internally with its people. It continues to provide its customers with the necessary tools to manage, grow, and service their businesses and the communities that they serve. With its best-of–breed software and services, ACTIVE Network truly believes in making the world a more ACTIVE place.

Knowing the Key Executive

Sid Singh is the Global Payments President of Integrated Solutions and Vertical Markets, and heads the leadership team for ACTIVE Network. Sid has been active in the financial technology industry for nearly 17 years and has served in a variety of leadership roles directing strategy, corporate development, sales, marketing and product development functions for technology enabled businesses.

Sid received a master’s degree in business administration with a dual specialization in Marketing and Information Systems. He also holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree.

“It’s not simply words on a wall. Activity and community will always be sought after by humanity, and we’ve been a bridge to this positive lifestyle for nearly two decades.”

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