2004 Fast 50

46: Karta Technologies Inc.
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Annual growth rate: 53.49%
2003 Revenue: 41,640,418
2002 Revenue: 25,921,079
2001 Revenue: 16,868,968
2000 Revenue: 10,240,237
1999 Revenue: 7,502,849
Leadership: G.P. Singh
Number of employees: 420
Website: www.karta.com
Lines of business: IT, training services, engineering services, program management, engineering and logistics, healthcare management, environmental services
Major customers: Air Force, Army, Executive Office of the President, State Department, Education Department, Veterans Affairs Department, Labor Department, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FAA
Major contracts/projects: Karta''s Training Solutions division developed a Web-based, e-learning course for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The course was designed as a comprehensive, interactive solution to help HUD IT project managers manage their projects from concept to completion. To ensure the success of the project, Karta tested the courseware in its in-house usability lab. HUD employees visited Karta at various stages in the development process to test the courseware for functionality, effectiveness, and ease of use. Using the feedback from test subjects, Karta was able to modify the courseware to accommodate the needs of the end user population and provide a more effective product.