AlwaysOn just published its first-ever OnFinance Top 100, a list of private companies that are “overturning the world of finance, and opening up new avenues of technology for money and financial management.” And it’s my pleasure to announce that Tidemark is one of the Top 100.

We’re excited because the OnFinance 100 winners were chosen by top venture capital firms and industry experts who “went out into the entrepreneurial ecosystem to find the top 100 private companies that are creating opportunity” in markets that are seeing fundamental change due to the intersection of finance and technology. Selection was based on five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, shareholder value and media buzz.

I like the notion that the companies in the OnFinance Top 100 are “creating opportunity” for companies to rethink how they use technology in finance. Tidemark appears in the Top 100’s Big Data & Analytics category, which makes sense because so many of our customers rely on Tidemark’s modern cloud and mobile-first financial planning & analytics (FP&A) apps to create more accurate plans and forecasts by incorporating data from multiple internal systems paired with external sources like Twitter, Facebook, Weather.com and more in real-time. They also utilize our advanced analytics to run detailed what-if scenarios so managers can predict how their decisions will affect costs, revenues and margins. In a very real sense, they’re creating opportunities to run in the now while impacting the future – and for many organizations, this is a game-changer.

You know you’re doing something right when you appear on the same list as such disruptive market forces as Zuora, Kickstarter and Square. We’re grateful for the recognition, and not just from the creators of the OnFinance Top 100 list. Recently, Tidemark debuted in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner Research’s new Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management 2015.  2015 is off to a great start and we’re just getting started.

These honors are the result of the ongoing support and collaboration we’ve received from our customers, partners and employees. Their input directly influences Tidemark’s software features, capabilities and user experience. Because of this, we believe these honors belong to them.