On-Demand Project Portfolio Management Provider Enables Global Payments Firm to Significantly Improve Employee Productivity
Wellesley, MA - March 16, 2009 - THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that Daptiv has been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.
The BoSS Awards program was announced in January 2009 as the latest initiative by THINKstrategies to bring attention to SaaS and cloud computing companies which are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations, and greater profitability.
Daptiv is a leading provider on-demand, collaborative business solutions, including Project Portfolio Management (PPM) capabilities. A case example of the measurable business benefits of Daptiv's on-demand PPM capabilities is Chase Paymentech Solutions, LLC.
Chase Paymentech is a global payments firm and the world's largest merchant acquirer with a customer base that includes 70 percent of leading ecommerce business and more than 600,000 merchants in nearly 1 million locations worldwide. In 2006, Chase Paymentech began looking internally at different project management solutions in an effort to foster better collaboration and communication across departments. Up until that point, Chase Paymentech managed departmental workflow with emails and verbal communications, which was an inefficient system that could easily lead to misplaced emails and other organizational issues. The company saw the value in the SaaS model as an affordable and easy way to transition to a new way of managing projects and increasing productivity. Chase Paymentech chose Daptiv because of its easy-to-use tool and additional control capabilities.
Chase Paymentach has adopted the Daptiv solution in multiple areas across the company, resulting in an increase in collaboration between groups. In addition, Chase Paymentech estimates that its employees are now 30- 40 percent more productive than they were with the old, ad hoc processes for managing projects.
"Receiving the BoSS Award validates our dedication to using SaaS technology to help companies and teams to work smarter and more efficiently," stated Jeff Pancottine, CEO of Daptiv. "Chase Paymentech is a great example of a customer that is getting measurable value from using Daptiv. Since its inception in 1997, Daptiv has delivered software as a service to help companies foster collaboration throughout their organizations and drive better business results."
"One of the most important benefits of SaaS-based solutions is the way it encourages greater communication and coordination among highly dispersed and busy workers," stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, the founder of the SaaS Showplace and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm which conceived and administers the Showplace. "The substantial productivity improvements experienced by Chase Paymentech's employees as a result of using Daptiv's on-demand PPM solutions clearly illustrates the power of SaaS."
The previous winners of the BoSS Awards announced earlier this year are,
CrownPeak, a Content Management System (CMS) provider that offers a SaaS solution which helps customers accelerate their Web publishing and better manage their web content.
ActionStep, a multi-dimensional SaaS vendor based in Auckland, New Zealand. Its end-to-end, Web-based, business system includes Marketing, CRM, Sales, Operations, Accounting, and HR management solutions for multi-divisional, multi-currency businesses.
Xactly, a provider of on-demand sales performance management solutions that enable sales and finance executives to design, implement, manage, audit and optimize sales compensation management programs easily and affordably.
SPS Commerce, a leading supplier of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), business-to-business (B2B) integration, connecting partners in a supply chain.
Savvis, an outsourcing provider of managed computing and network infrastructure for IT applications with 29 Data Centers around the world, including London, Singapore, and Tokyo, connected through a Tier 1 network.
TimeTrade Systems, a leader in customer self-service appointment scheduling solutions for enterprises and individuals.
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About the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards
The BoSS Award program is an ongoing initiative to identify and promote SaaS, and 'cloud computing', companies which are offering on-demand solutions which are generating measurable business benefits for their customers.
BoSS awards nominations are not only accepted on an ongoing basis, but more than one winner can be awarded in each SaaS Showplace Application, Industry and Enabling Technology Supplier category.
BoSS award winners are given special designation on the SaaS Showplace, with a summary of their award-winning solution(s) and customer success story. Award winners are also recognized in the SaaS Showplace newsletter, and are able to promote their award designation on their website and in pre-approved company material.
IT/business decision-makers a quick directory of the leading SaaS providers and a convenient source of valuable insight regarding SaaS trends.
SaaS providers a targeted tool to increase their visibility among enterprise decision-makers, and gain access to key enabling technology suppliers.
Enabling technology suppliers a specialized platform to increase industry awareness regarding their SaaS solutions.
The SaaS Showplace is now the largest and highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directory and resource center of industry best practices in the SaaS market. For more information, go to www.saas-showplace.com or www.thinksaas.com.
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About THINKstrategies, Inc.
THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only strategic consulting services company formed specifically to address the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts toward a services orientation.
THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.
In addition to the Software-as-a-Service Showplace, THINKstrategies is also the founder of the Managed Services Showplace, a vendor-independent, online directory and information resource center of managed service solutions.
For more information regarding THINKstrategies' unique consulting services, visit www.thinkstrategies.com, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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