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Alinean Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies

Leading Value-Based Sales and Marketing Tool Provider Awarded For Entrepreneurial Growth

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Alinean, the leading creator of value-based interactive sales and marketing tools for B2B vendors, today announced being named to Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private U.S. companies. This is Alinean's first appearance on the annual list, with an inaugural ranking of 2942, and a ranking of 259 amongst Advertising and Marketing providers. As the preeminent voice for entrepreneurial companies, Inc. delivers advice, tools, and services, to help business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their businesses more successfully, and created the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 rankings to recognize the fastest growing U.S. companies.

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Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Alinean enhances the effectiveness of business to business (B2B) vendors' online marketing programs and sales initiatives with interactive tools. Alinean's tools enable better connections and selling to economic buyers - those focused on bottom-line impact and value from every investment. Alinean's record setting growth is driven by the uncertain economy and Frugalnomics, a fundamental change in business executives and buyers who demand proof of savings, bottom-line impact, and value from each solution investment. Recognizing this shift in buyer sentiment, B2B vendors are quickly evolving from product/solution to value selling via Alinean-developed online executive assessment, return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) demand-generation and sales enablement tools.

"For more than 30 years, Inc.'s 5000 list has served as evidence of the significant accomplishments of growing entrepreneurial companies, and Alinean is honored to be included as one of these success stories," says Tom Pisello, Alinean's Chairman and Founder. "We would like to thank our loyal customers including HP, Microsoft, IBM, EMC, Dell, Intel, NetApp and more than 70 other leading B2B solution providers for their continued commitment to Alinean value selling solutions."

The 2010 Inc. 5000 serves as a barometer of U.S. economic growth, highlighting many of the fastest growing U.S. companies, including leading high growth small firms (less than 500 employees). Many are convinced that the U.S. recovery depends on the success of these small firms. According to the SBA, U.S. small businesses are responsible for employing just over half of workers, and most importantly, generating two out of every three new jobs over the past 15 years(1). Many of the small firms in the Inc. 5000 are leading this charge, responsible for creating more than one million jobs since their founding; an indication of the positive impact private, fast-growing companies like Alinean can have on the economy.

Past honorees of Inc. 5000 awards include Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Visa and Patagonia. Complete results of the 2010 Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria can be found on

About Alinean

Alinean is the leading developer of value-based interactive demand generation and sales tools - driving sales and marketing effectiveness by empowering B2B solution providers to better prove and improve the value of solutions to frugal prospects and customers. Alinean fundamentally changes the way that B2B solution providers engage with prospects - via targeted SaaS-delivered interactive tools that revolutionize corporate website interactions, sales presentations and proposals from antiquated feature/function/price selling, to customer-focused value engagements. Alinean tools are used to automate opportunity discovery, align goals and solutions and quantify return on investment (ROI) by companies such as HP, IBM, Microsoft, EMC, Dell, Intel, AT&T, Siemens, Unisys, Thomson Reuters, NetApp, Citrix, Symantec, Novell, Cisco, Oracle, Sybase, and CA. For more information, visit or call 407.382.0005.

Alinean® is a trademark of Alinean, Inc., in the United States. All other brands, products or service names are or may be trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of, and used to identify, products or services of their respective owners.

(1) SBA, Frequently Asked Questions, September 2009:

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