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History

Access Sciences was formed in 1985 as Access Information Associates. The company’s founding value proposition was rooted in a conviction that organizations and people could perform better when they’re able to gain easy access to the information they need to make smart decisions.

In 2003, the company’s name changed to Access Sciences Corporation, and throughout its existence it’s become a beacon for industry-best practices, along with pragmatic and scalable solutions for clients. To date, Access Sciences has served nearly 200 client organizations in 20 industries in 47 countries.

July 31, 2014 marked a historic day for Access Sciences. The Access Sciences Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust purchased a significant portion of Access Sciences shares of stock from several selling shareholders, including our founder and Board Chair, Janice C. Anderson. This sale made the ESOP the majority shareholder of Access Sciences, and supports management’s strategy to broaden the base of employee ownership.

The industry landscape and associated technologies have changed over the years, but the fundamental need for accurate, timely, and understandable information remains as relevant today as at the time of our founding. So too has our mission remained true to the company’s roots: Access Sciences helps organizations and people transform to become their very best.