Pervasive Software Wins Best of SaaS Showplace Award
Data Integration Solution Provider Accelerates Sharing of Information Across On-Demand and On-Premise Applications and Systems
Wellesley, Mass. - December 14, 2009 - THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that Pervasive Software 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 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.
Pervasive Software helps companies optimize their data investments through embeddable data management, agile data integration software and by enabling next-generation analytics. Pervasive's data integration platform accelerates the sharing of information between multiple data stores, applications, and hosted business systems across a broad range of diverse integration scenarios, including pre-configured hosted integration solutions.
Cencio Solutions, an IT consulting firm specializing in IT transformation, is an example of the business benefits that are derived from Pervasive Software's integration solutions. Cencio's primary customer value is the ability to help "identify the best way to create deployment scenarios, automate processes, and re-engineer existing processes," according to Stephen Inocencio, Principal Consultant. Cencio decided to use Pervasive's data integration because it is "easy to use, platform agnostic and flexible." Cencio has been able to put new, more flexible on-boarding processes in place by leveraging Pervasive solutions, removing the need to purchase and support approximately five new platforms. After a onetime expenditure of $12,000 for Pervasive, Cencio estimates savings of $30,700 the first year and $42,700 in subsequent years. Cencio has also been able to achieve full-time equivalent (FTE) reductions from 12 to 2, at a savings of approximately $1,000,000 per year. Integration project durations have dropped from 140 hours to 3 hours for each new customer, totaling an average annual time savings of 39,730 hours. Cencio also estimates it gained deferred revenue recognition of $351,000 within the first 4 months. In total, Cencio estimates its hard return-on-investment (ROI) from using Pervasive Software's integration solution was $2,083,700 in the first year.
"We are pleased to be recognized by THINKstrategies and the SaaS Showplace for the business value of our integration solutions," said Mike Hoskins, Pervasive CTO and general manager of Integration Products. "We are proud that we have been able to leverage our extensive experience and flexible, robust functional capabilities to address our customers' increasingly complex SaaS integration needs."
"The key to success in the SaaS marketplace is cost-effective integration which can tie together various data sources to meet an organization's business process requirements,"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."Pervasive Software's integration tools are helping organizations meet these challenges so they can achieve their business objectives."
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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.