SPS Commerce Latest Winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace Award
Business-to-Business, Software-as-a-Service, Supply-Chain Integration Vendor Delivers Significant Cost-Savings to Retailers and Manufacturers
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 Commerceis 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."
"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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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.
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.