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What a difference a few lines of code can make. Software development accounts for more than a tenth of the spots on the 2016 PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

The 59 software development firms on this year’s ranking grew their revenues an average of 1,383% between 2010 and 2015, creating an additional 4,364 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over that period. Collectively they employed 6,741 full-time and 198 part-time employees in 2015.

Here is the complete list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Software Companies for 2016.

1. Buyatab Online

PROFIT 500: No. 3
Head Office: Vancouver, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 10,735%
Revenue (2015): $20–50 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 27

What it does: Develops software-as-a-service that helps merchants sell online gift cards

2. Redbrick

PROFIT 500: No. 5
Head Office: Victoria, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 8,214%
Revenue (2015): $10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 36

What it does: Provides developers with desktop software analytics and distribution technology

3. ScribbleLive

PROFIT 500: No. 6
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 7,116%
Revenue (2015): $10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 106

What it does: Develops content-marketing and live-publishing software

4. Maropost

PROFIT 500: No. 7
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 6,569%
Revenue (2015): $10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 52

What it does: Develops digital-marketing software for large enterprises

5. Magnet Forensics

PROFIT 500: No. 9
Head Office: Waterloo, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 5,636%
Revenue (2015): U.S.$10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 88

What it does: Develops and sells digital-investigation software

6. Top Hat

PROFIT 500: No. 12
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 5,359%
Revenue (2015): $10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 130

What it does: Operates a mobile platform that allows post-secondary teachers to interact with students

7. Sortable

PROFIT 500: No. 14
Head Office: Kitchener, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 4,653%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 20

What it does: Develops ad-optimization software and provides automation services for online publishers

8. You.i TV

PROFIT 500: No. 15
Head Office: Ottawa, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 4,453%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 90

What it does: Creates software that enables cross-platform media application development

9. Traction on Demand

PROFIT 500: No. 21
Head Office: Burnaby, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 3,335%
Revenue (2015): $10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 206

What it does: Develops and consults on cloud-based software, specializing in Salesforce.com implementations

10. 360insights

PROFIT 500: No. 36
Head Office: Whitby, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 2,187%
Revenue (2015): $10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 125

What it does: Develops software that helps deliver and manage sales incentives and consumer rebates

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The Next 15:

11. Demac Media

PROFIT 500: No. 41

What it does: Designs and develops e-commerce and marketing systems for retailers and wholesalers

12. Vendasta Technologies

PROFIT 500: No. 42

What it does: Runs a marketing automation platform that helps agencies and media companies connect with local markets

13. Tangentia

PROFIT 500: No. 46

What it does: Provides e-commerce, security, supply chain and analytics consulting and outsourcing services

14. Unata

PROFIT 500: No. 49

What it does: Provides a cloud-based e-commerce platform for the grocery industry

15. Mirego

PROFIT 500: No. 53

What it does: Builds and designs custom interactive mobile solutions

16. Appnovation Technologies

PROFIT 500: No. 57

What it does: Provides open-source software development, IT services and consulting

17. Copperleaf Technologies

PROFIT 500: No. 70

What it does: Develops decision analytics software for infrastructure and asset management companies

18. gShift

PROFIT 500: No. 82

What it does: Offers a web analytics platform for digital agencies and brands

19. GSOFT

PROFIT 500: No. 95

What it does: Develops workplace-efficiency and employee-engagement software

20. Iceberg Networks

PROFIT 500: No. 113

What it does: Provides risk-management software and services for government and financial institutions

21. Big Blue Bubble

PROFIT 500: No. 131

What it does: Develops family-friendly mobile video games

22. Viziya

PROFIT 500: No. 135

What it does: Develops enterprise asset management software

23. Q4

PROFIT 500: No. 137

What it does: Develops digital communications tools and intelligence that help corporate clients with investor relations

24. Bluedrop Performance Learning

PROFIT 500: No. 138

What it does: Develops e-learning and simulation software for employee training

25. Spiria

PROFIT 500: No. 145

What it does: Develops websites, software, and mobile and web applications

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26. Xpertdoc (No. 148); 27. ITS Canada (No. 159); 28. Copperstone Connect (No. 170); 29. Symbility Solutions (No. 174); 30. Real Estate Webmasters (No. 176); 31. LawDepot.com (No. 200); 32. Silver Creek Software (No. 217); 33. Architech (No. 218); 34. Archon Systems (No. 240); 35. Emyode (No. 243); 36. Scarsin Corp. (No. 245); 37. Points (No. 258); 38. Medgate (No. 268); 39. Microdea (No. 272); 40. Turbulent (No. 276); 41. Enghouse Systems (No. 278); 42. iQmetrix (No. 289); 43. ResponseTek Networks Corp. (No. 300); 44. Superna (No. 303); 45. LifeLearn (No. 317); 46. Libéo (No. 323); 47. Replicon (No. 325); 48. Lingo Media Corp. (No. 346); 49. Prinova (No. 347); 50. Axon Development Corp. (No. 350); 51. Prophix (No. 357); 52. Clevest (No. 358); 53. Dialog Insight (No. 395); 54. Fleet Complete (No. 416); 55. Ciao (No. 421); 56. Binary Stream Software (No. 422); 57. ClubRunner (No. 444); 58. Splice Software (No. 470); 59. Yardstick Software (No. 497).

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