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"Elance" Named A Top 100 Champion

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Elance is a global on-line staffing platform where companies, organizations and individuals can hire independent freelance professionals and use on line collaboration tools to manage teams and projects.

Inspired by a 1998 Harvard Business Review article titled "The Dawn of the E-Lance Economy",[3] the founders of Elance saw a need for technology capable of supporting virtual work and the first version of the site was launched in 1999. Two years later Elance introduced a vendor management system (VMS) for contractors and third-party services used by large enterprises.[4] In 2006 Elance sold its enterprise software division and began the development of its current web-based platform for on line, contingent work.

As of February 2013, Elance is used by approximately 500,000 businesses and 2 million registered freelance professionals, who have collectively earned nearly $850 million to date.


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