Software-as-a-Service Supply Chain Solution Vendor Helps Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers And Third Party Logistics Providers Improve Operations
Wellesley, Mass. - March 22, 2010.THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that Deposco, Inc. 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 by THINKstrategies as an initiative aimed at bringing greater attention to SaaS and cloud computing companies that are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.
Deposco offers next-generation supply chain solutions to manufacturers, distributors, retailers and 3PL's. Past supply chain solutions were limiting due to their expense, closed architecture, lack of mobility, and inability to share information with trading partners. Deposco's SaaS delivery model, rapid implementation and easy configuration of customer specific business processes drive quick return-on-investment (ROI) with minimal up-front investment.
One example of Deposco helping its customers gain a competitive edge can be found at SC Sports in Pocahontas, Arkansas.SC Sports is a distributor of licensed sports memorabilia through contracts with Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and NASCAR.The company has over 5,000 customers including big box retailers, sporting goods retailers, grocery stores, MLB.com, NFL.com, and Amazon.com.Each distribution channel comes with different customer requirements, unique challenges, and complexity that leads to higher costs.Prior to implementing Deposco's ShipForce solution, manual sorting and handling of thousands of daily orders took excessive labor and substantial management time. In addition to inefficient processes, SC Sports lacked inventory visibility or knowledge of where items are stored, enforceable business controls, and measurement tools. Using Deposco's SaaS-based supply-chain solution, SC Sports has been able to streamline and automate its processes, more effectively direct its labor, collect inventory and performance data stored at the location level using mobile devices, and generate business intelligence reports via management dashboards.Additionally, SC Sports reduced double data entry, eliminated 50% of its seasonal picking staff, and reassigneddata entry clerks to customer service.
It is for these reasons that Deposco has been named a Best of SaaS Showplace Award winner.
"We are extremely pleased to be recognized by THINKstrategies and the SaaS Showplace for the business value of our on-demand Supply Chain Execution solution," said Ralph Widmaier, Deposco Executive Vice President."Deposco has removed the 'one size fits all' constraint that was common in early SaaS technologies to adapt to our user's unique requirements, business processes and evolving needs to ensure greater fit, higher impact results and greater competitive advantage for our customers."
"Improving supply-chain operations to reduce unnecessary costs is essential in today's challenging economic climate," 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. "Deposco's SaaS-based warehouse management system enables companies to gain greater control, improve performance and customer satisfaction."
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About the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards
The BoSS Award program was launched in 2009 as 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 distributed to over 12,000 subscribers, 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 from a product-centric to 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.