SMS ASSIST Named To Second Annual Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 List

August 3, 2017


CHICAGO, July 11, 2017 – SMS Assist, an innovative mobile and cloud-based multisite property
management company, is named to the second annual Forbes 2017 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the
top 100 private cloud companies in the world, developed in partnership with Bessemer Venture
Partners. To view the list, please visit The list will appear in the July 27 issue
of Forbes magazine.
SMS Assist’s innovative technology and business solution eliminates unnecessary steps in the
maintenance workflow by integrating customer, affiliated contractors and SMS Assist operations,
allowing clients and affiliates to reduce maintenance costs and improve service, quality and the overall
customer experience.
“We are laser-focused on serving and delighting our customers through powerful and impactful
technology solutions,” said Taylor Rhodes, CEO of SMS Assist. “We’re honored and humbled to be
recognized among the outstanding companies on the Cloud 100 list for the second year in a row.”
“Our inaugural Cloud 100 list showed the tech and venture capital community just how many standout
private cloud companies there are to watch, and this year’s list is no exception,” said Forbes editor of
the Cloud 100 list Alex Konrad. “Forbes has a keen eye for businesses, and combining that with
Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures’ deep knowledge of the cloud industry, any
company’s inclusion on the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 list is cause to celebrate.”
As part of the rigorous selection process for the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100, Forbes’ data partner, Bessemer
Venture Partners, received hundreds of submissions from the top cloud startups. With that data, the
Forbes Cloud 100 judge panel, made up of a majority of public cloud company CEOs, was then
responsible for selecting and ranking the top 100 companies from all over the world. The evaluation
process involved four factors: estimated valuation (30%), operating metrics (20%), people & culture
(15%) and market leadership (35%), which the judge panel then weighed to select, score and rank the
About SMS Assist
SMS Assist is a Chicago-based technology company providing multisite property management to a roster
of Fortune 500 clients with a team of more than 700 dedicated employees and more than 140,000
service locations. Using its proprietary software platform to manage its network of more than 20,000
affiliate subcontractors, SMS Assist offers a suite of property management benefits including leveraged
pricing of products and services, $50 million risk indemnification, real-time services validation, instant
invoicing, automatic service audits and data analysis to ensure quality and cost efficiency. SMS Assist is
revolutionizing multisite property management services for its growing list of national and Fortune 500
clients including Family Dollar, JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY)
and Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE: SFR). To learn more, visit


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