"What it does: Provides procurement services for midmarket publicly traded companies. Why it's growing: Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act puts the squeeze on public companies to implement internal cost controls. For clients such as Movie Gallery, Xpress Source uses a proprietary software system to research and buy everything from carpeting to a telecommunications system to trash collection services. "We came out with the software before Sarbanes-Oxley," says CEO Mike Pierce. "When they wrote the law, our software fit hand in glove." "
No. 47 (2005)