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prairieFyre Software Named Among Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada

prairieFyre Software, a leading provider of contact center and unified communications solutions, announced today that it was named one of the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada. The company ranked 31st in an annual study organized by Queen's School of Business, Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing, and AON Hewitt and published in PROFIT Magazine.

"We could not be more honoured to receive this recognition," said Chris Courneya, CEO of prairieFyre Software. "It acknowledges what we've known for years: that prairieFyre is a company made up of talented, energetic and innovative people, and that the culture, core values and social aspects of our business are unparalleled."

prairieFyre Software believes that the success of the company is founded on the achievements of its employees. Despite significant challenges in the global economy the company has more than doubled in the last five years, from 60 to 130 employees, and has seen commensurate growth in revenues and profitability. With products in more than 70 countries around the world, this success has earned prairieFyre internationally recognized industry awards such as TMC Product of the Year (2012), and nominations for Microsoft Impact Awards.

"Employee satisfaction is a top priority for prairieFyre,” said Sheri-Lynne Leskiw, Director of Corporate Services & Organizational Effectiveness at prairieFyre. “With a strong focus on the attraction, development and retention of top talent, we established the ‘Great Place to Work’ strategy in 2010. This recognition validates our efforts to achieve a strategic goal, and create a high performance team that delivers results.”

Becoming a Best Small and Medium Employer is a very detailed and competitive process. Now in its eighth year, this national awards program recognizes top employers with between 50 and 399 employees. This year, more than 200 organizations across Canada participated in the study.

The rankings are primarily determined by using the results from Employee Opinion Surveys. The evaluation process also includes the assessment of organizational practices and perspectives from the leadership team. More information about the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada is available online at http://bsmestudycanada.com.

About prairieFyre Software Inc.:

Founded in 1998, prairieFyre Software Inc. has deployed contact center solutions to over 8,000 customers in over 70 countries worldwide. These products are built on Microsoft best practices for software design and Mitel and Microsoft’s portfolios of leading telephony platforms and technologies. prairieFyre Software Inc. is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with regional offices located in Destin, Florida, USA; Ardwick, Manchester, United Kingdom; and Sydney, Australia. More information about prairieFyre Software is available online at http://www.prairiefyre.com.

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