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10 Fastest Growing SAAS Solution Providers 2017

Making the World a More Active Place: ACTIVE Network


Event 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

Founded in 1999, ACTIVE Network is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. ACTIVE Network is the premier global market place for activities and events, connecting participants. The platform offers intelligent and intuitive registration as well as marketing services that helps organizers drive increased engagement and revenue.

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 about 30,000 organizations in 100 different countries and drives over $600M transactions annually.

ACTIVE’s enterprise-level ACTIVEWorks® platform offers organizers advanced SaaS technology that streamlines the administration of activities and events. ACTIVE Network Activity Cloud® platform combines data analytics and business intelligence tools to provide actionable insights that help organizers better manage their events and increase participation.

In 2017 ACTIVE also launched Digital Marketing Services proven to increase participation and build brand awareness for its customers’ activities and events. This offering leverages the reach of the global market place, combined with data-driven business reporting and rich digital marketing expertise to reach a broader, more focused audience of potential participants.

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: Online race registration and timing solution help race organizers to get more participants by creating a great experience whether it’s running, cycling, triathlon or mud/themed runs, before, during and after the event. ACTIVE’s platform also includes mobile App that allow fans, friends and family to engage with the participants.thesiliconreview-active-network-image-2-17
  • Recreation Management Solution that helps Parks & Recreation Departments create strong communities through secure and seamless registration and payment process, comprehensive marketing, and intuitive reporting and administration.
  • 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 & Class Management More than 3000 program directors uses all-in-one solution to offer flexible program scheduling, mobile registration forms, secure payment processing, convenience attendance tracking and reporting.thesiliconreview-active-network-image-3-17
  • Team Sports Management Simplify team or league communication with mobile responsive website, player registration and payments, roster management, volunteer recruitment. Dedicated Swim team software to streamline coaching, team meet scheduling and results reporting.thesiliconreview-active-network-image-1-17

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."