Kansas City’s Top Companies: Perceptive Software

All clichés aside, “Work Hard, Play Hard” is the mantra behind the success and reputation of Perceptive Software. How does it all fit together?

Hard work is paying off for this Lenexa-based company, which develops intelligent capture, content management, process management and enterprise search and integration software. In particular, Perceptive Software, a business unit of Lexmark International, has experienced rapid growth in the last 12 months, thanks, in part, to seven acquisitions in recent years.

Worldwide, employee headcount has grown from 900 to 1,500 in the last year, half of which is a result of the acquisitions, while the other half can be attributed to the company’s overall business success. Perceptive Software has broken ground on a new location for its global headquarters, which will remain in Lenexa. The anticipated 2014 move will more than double the current square footage of its current location.

“It has been an exciting year for Lexmark’s Perceptive Software, as we continue to grow the business through strategic acquisitions and organic growth that outpaces the industry,” says Sherlyn Manson, director of Influence Marketing, a department in the company. “It is because of this growth, our community involvement and our unique ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ attitude that we feel Perceptive Software is a great candidate for the Top Companies award.”

Soaring sales figures, positive customer feedback and industry awards tell the story of Perceptive Software’s hard work and industry success. One of its more recent acquisitions is a success story in itself. Upon acquiring Acuo Technologies, Perceptive Software became the only vendor to own this technology and offer a solution that drives better patient care, an enhanced clinician experience and cost savings through a single, enterprise-wide and content-based medical record that is accessible via any electronic medical record system. Acuo Technologies is a leader in the vendor neutral archive software segment that resides within the high-growth enterprise clinical management software and services market for the medical imaging industry.

With stories of success, it’s no surprise that the company takes its “play hard” attitude seriously. The company’s iconic dodgeball court and in-house slide are nontraditional but fun ways to unwind during the workday.

The company offers numerous traditional perks as well, including a fitness center and classes, monthly chair massages, competitive salaries and benefits, a 401(k) retirement package, tuition reimbursement and a flexible approach to paid time-off/vacation – all in an effort to provide its employees with the right balance between work and leisure.