Cast Iron Systems Wins Best of SaaS Showplace Award
Integration with Enterprise Accelerates SaaS and Cloud Computing Deployments while Boosting Productivity and Lowering Costs
Wellesley, MA - November 16, 2009 - THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that Cast Iron Systems 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.
Cast Iron provides integration solutions and Integration-as-a-Service which allows providers and consumers of SaaS and cloud computing solutions to more quickly and economically connect their on-demand and on-premise applications and systems. Cast Iron offers its customers unmatched deployment flexibility - they can choose a completely cloud-based integration service called Cast Iron Cloud or on-premise integration appliances (physical or virtual) as an organization's application ecosystem expands and diversifies.
One Cast Iron customer, AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group (ABSG), a subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, handles specialty pharmaceutical distribution and related services. The company deployed Salesforce CRM in three of its distribution business units using the Cast Iron Integration Solution to connect the SaaS application with its corporate data warehouse. This has given ABSG's customer service associates immediate access to accurate, real-time data across three business units so they can rapidly resolve issues and respond to customer requests. The company is pushing tens of thousands of record updates a day through Cast Iron integration into Salesforce CRM to service sales of medicine and other healthcare products through the company's ecommerce-enabled call centers.
It is for these tangible business results that Cast Iron Systems has been named a Best of SaaS Showplace Award winner. A full description of the company's winning BoSS Award submission can be found at
"We are honored to be recognized with the Best of SaaS Showplace Award," said Cast Iron CEO Ken Comée. "The BoSS Award validates our Cloud-focused strategy and the substantial business value of the speed, simplicity, and flexibility of the Cast Iron Integration Solution."
"The key to success in leveraging today's powerful new SaaS and cloud computing alternatives is integration," 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. "Cast Iron Systems offers organizations a variety of integration methods to meet their specific technical requirements so they can achieve their business objectives."
Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is The #1 SaaS and Cloud Integration Company™. Cast Iron has thousands of deployed customer integrations across all industries and around the world at companies such as Allianz, British American Tobacco (BAT), Amerisource Bergen, Emerson, IBA Molecular, Krueger International, Peet's Coffee & Tea, PGP Corporation, and salesforce.com, among many others. All are benefiting from the simplicity, speed, and flexibility of the Cast Iron Integration Solution, which enables them to integrate Cloud-based and SaaS applications with the rest of the enterprise in just days. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Tenaya Capital. Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from Informatica, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Vitria, and webMethods. For more information, go to www.castiron.com.
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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 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.
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.