Alternative Lands on the Inc. List of Fastest Growing Companies for the Second Consecutive Year

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alternative Technology Solutions, a leading ERP and CRM service and solution provider focused on bringing the best of the cloud to manufacturers, today announced that it has landed on Inc.'s list of fastest-growing privately-held companies for the second consecutive year with a ranking of 1307.

"It's incredibly exciting to be back on the list of fastest-growing companies," said Vivian Keena, Alternative's CEO. "We've worked hard to build the right team, solutions, and strategy. As we focus on becoming a solutions company, it's great to have so much growth and momentum supporting us."

Since its founding in 2009, Alternative has steadily grown a base of over 700 manufacturing and distribution customers, built strategic relationships with market-leading cloud vendors including Salesforce and NetSuite, and opened offices nationwide. Additionally, Alternative built two applications that address key challenges of manufacturers and distributors, iQ CPQ for advanced and configured quoting, and Connect which integrates key platforms such as ERP, CRM, and e-commerce.

"I'm proud that Alternative has continued to grow and evolve with our customers and their changing needs," continued Keena. "We're focused on bringing the best of the cloud to businesses through our solutions, partnerships, and services, and our growth shows that we're succeeding along with our partners and customers. Moving forward, we're looking to continue building point solutions that offer a great way not only for customers to make the jump to the cloud, but to complement existing platform investments such as ERP."

The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list's history. The average company on the list achieved a three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

Looking ahead, Keena sees more growth opportunity on the horizon: "Companies are looking for solutions that enable them to work faster, smarter, and from anywhere—Alternative brings the best of the cloud together to do just that."

About Alternative Technology Solutions

Alternative Technology Solutions, Inc. brings the best of the cloud to manufacturers and distributors through solutions and services that help companies work smarter and faster. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, the company also has offices in Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Monterrey, Mexico. Alternative is a two-time Inc. fastest-growing company, was highlighted as a best place to work by the Orange County Business Journal, and was a Silver Stevie Award Honoree. For more information, visit

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