Wellesley, MA - March 2, 2009 - THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that SPS Commerce is the latest winner of the new 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.
SPS Commerce is a leading supplier of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), business-to-business (B2B) integration, connecting partners in a supply chain. SPSCommerce.net is a suite of outsourced, SaaS services that improve the way trading partners manage and fulfill orders in the retail supply chain. More than 37,000 companies in the retail ecosystem rely on SPSCommerce.net to enhance their trading relationships.
Arena Brands Inc., a major western apparel company whose brands include Lucchese boots, and Stetson, Resistol, and Charlie 1 Horse cowboy hats, decided to replace the PC-based system with SPSCommerce.net which allowed its limited IT staff to focus on other more important projects, including implementing a new shipping system. Today, Arena has EDI connections with 21 trading partners and can bring on new trading partners in 1-2 days.
"SPS Commerce has provided Arena with an outsourced EDI solution that has exceeded my expectations," according to Keith Ritchie, Corporate IT Director, Arena Brands Inc. "By outsourcing to SPS Commerce, Arena has been able to improve our productivity and enhance our supply chain relationships."
As a result of these measurable business benefits, SPS Commerce has been named the latest BoSS Award winner. A full description of the company's winning BoSS Award submission can be found at http://www.saas-showplace.com/awardSummary.php?key=1096.
"SPS Commerce is honored to receive the Best of SaaS Showplace award," stated Archie Black, President and CEO of SPS Commerce. "We strive to deliver SaaS solutions that improve our customers' supply chains by integrating them with an expanding number of trading partners. Our SaaS delivery model enables thousands of retailers, suppliers, 3PLs and others to integrate with new trading partners with ease as their business grows. We are pleased to join other SaaS companies who are likeminded in providing solutions that deliver measurable results to their customers."
"SaaS is perfectly architected to permit more effective inter-enterprise communications and collaboration in supply-chain environments," 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. "SPS Commerce's solution clearly demonstrates how better supply-chain management can increase revenue opportunities and reduce costs while creating a competitive advantage."
The first winners of the BoSS Awards announced in January 2009 were,
- 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.
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