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Eagle Creek Software Services Flies High with 30 Percent Increase in Customer Base

2013 Expansion Includes 35 percent Growth in Consultants

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Creek Software Services, the leading provider of onshore information technology services, finished 2013 on a high note with a 30 percent increase in its customer base.  As a result, the company expanded the number of IT consultants by 35 percent.  Most of this hiring surge came out of the Technology Centers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, where the teams of consultants help Eagle Creek's customers develop, deploy and support their front office software technologies.  Eagle Creek's onshore services delivery model continues to explode and become a more substantial component of corporate Global Sourcing strategy.

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With a commitment to South Dakota, Eagle Creek announced earlier this year it would bring 1,000 technology jobs to the state over the next 3-5 years.  At the heart of this strategy lies a Technology Center in Vermillion, S.D. Eagle Creek, along with officials from the City of Vermillion, the Vermillion Economic Development Corporation, the University of South Dakota (USD), the South Dakota Board of Regents and the State of South Dakota, broke ground on a new 32,000 square foot building in August.  The company expects the Grand Opening for this facility and its state of the art innovation lab in May of 2014.

"Eagle Creek Software Services had a great year with October setting a revenue record for the company," said Ken Behrendt, CEO of Eagle Creek Software Services.  "We expect to see record growth in 2014 as the company expands its front office Technology Centers to Vermillion, S.D.  Eagle Creek is uniquely positioned to grow as American companies look to achieve greater balance in their Global Sourcing strategies. This means bringing a portion of their IT services back onshore as well as taking a more qualitative approach in assessing how to support their technology investments in the first place."

Eagle Creek's initiatives have been legitimized by today's direction within the tech services industry.  Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, saw similar trends in a report it issued earlier this year.

"Gartner identifies changing conditions that have led to a pendulum swing from offshore-centric thinking to more considerations of onshore delivery options in the U.S. market—in essence, a more balanced and holistic view of global delivery," according to a May 2013 Gartner report.**

The media and industry leaders have taken notice of Eagle Creek's emergence as a thought leader.  Over the past few months, the company and Behrendt have been featured on FOX News, the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press and CIO magazine—to name a few.  SearchOracle.com listed an article, "Oracle Siebel vs. Salesforce faceoff: Siebel is more versatile," written by Eagle Creek as one of the Top 5 articles about Oracle for 2013, cementing the company's status as an innovative thinker in the IT and business community.

"The new Vermillion Technology Center is slated to open in May, joining the existing sites in Pierre, S.D. and Valley City, N.D.  The company will continue to expand the number of consultants i.t employs, in part, through the IT Consultant Academy at the University of South Dakota.  This certificate program is a direct result of a partnership between Eagle Creek, USD and the South Dakota Board of Regents.  As part of the Academy, students will get an internship at Eagle Creek and a job interview.  2014 will prove to be an exciting year for Eagle Creek," said Behrendt.

ABOUT EAGLE CREEK
With over 300 consultants, Eagle Creek Software Services is the largest U.S. based onshore software services company.  The 14-year-old Minneapolis-based consulting company has focused on improving efficiency and quality, while managing price and risk, in software development, deployment & support for its clients.  This means investing in America, where Eagle Creek has become a leader in rural IT sourcing with technology centers already established in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota.  For more information on Eagle Creek visit, http://www.eaglecrk.com/

Disclaimer
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

**Gartner, "Market Trends: Providers Expand U.S.Onshore Delivery, Invigorate Investments in Low-Cost Domestic and Rural Sourcing"; Allie Young, Helen Huntley, Frances Karamouzis; May 23, 2013

Media Contact:
Tyler Pearson
Creaxion® for Eagle Creek
tyler@creaxion.com
404.495.4431

SOURCE Eagle Creek Software Services

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