-- Announces Data Integration Specialists As First Partner to Assist SME Customers with Transaction Data Integration Into Back-End Systems --
St. Paul, Minn., July 22, 2002 - SPS Commerce, the leading Supply Chain Integration Service provider, today announced the introduction of its Integration Partner Program. The program is designed to provide small and mid-sized enterprise (SME) customers using SPS` hosted supply chain services with additional resources for data integration. The partner program includes two types of integration providers: consulting firms that assist in the data integration into an SME`s back-end system and companies developing integration adapters to applications catering to the SME market.
Many SMEs who utilize SPS` services are not in a position to hire or train the necessary IT staff to make the data integration into their own systems possible. Just as the SPS system assists SMEs in transmitting data for electronic commerce, this program will help extend the value of that information by allowing the SME to capture the data for internal functions such as invoicing, tracking, and shipping. Ultimately, the SME will now be able to have an automated end-to-end solution in conjunction with SPS` services.
SPS has a proven track record of providing value-added services to the SME market, and is maintaining strict certification requirements for partners involved in the Integration Partner Program. SPS has certified its first Integration Partner in the program: Data Integration Specialists, a Champlin, Minn.-based integration consultancy specializing in enterprise integration, trading partner adoption, and HIPAA initiatives. Data Integration Specialists has completed the SPS certification process and multiple integration projects with SPS` supplier customers. They possess extensive knowledge of SPS` technology and understand the needs of small and mid-sized customers.
"We are pleased to be a certified Integration Partner of SPS Commerce," said Joe Dalman, President of Data Integration Specialists. "Our consulting services are the ideal fit for SPS` small and mid-sized customers who want to maximize e-Commerce relationships through application integration."
"Now that SMEs have realized the benefits of electronic commerce through our system, they are looking for ways to leverage their investment and knowledge," said Jim Frome, executive vice president and chief strategy officer of SPS Commerce. "The Integration Partner Program is another way for SPS Commerce to meet the needs of our customers and help them achieve 100% supply chain automation. With quality partners such as Data Integration Specialists, the goal of complete automation is now within reach for our SME customers."
About SPS Commerce
SPS Commerce is the leading provider of hosted Supply Chain Integration Services. The Company specializes in managing trading partner enablement and management programs to increase the depth and/or breadth of integration with trading partners -- especially small and mid-sized partners. Our solution has helped key enterprises, including over 70 large retailers, electronically enable and integrate over 40,000 small and mid-sized trading partners into their e-supply chain. For more information, visit the Company at www.spscommerce.com or call (651) 603-4400.
About Data Integration Specialists
Data Integration Specialists concentrate on two areas of integration - trading community adoption and enterprise integration. We focus on, manufacturing, retail, transportation, and healthcare industries. Our consultants have more than 20 years of integration experience. We have a unique combination of business and technology. We specialize in helping midsize companies comply with the electronic trading requirements of their largest customers. We help companies comply with mandates for trading using EDI or trading through web-based solutions. www.dataintegrationspecialists.com or call 651-686-7711
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Contacts: Amy Spychalla
Data Integration Specialists
617-926-6665 ext 265