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Broadleaf Commerce provides a leading-edge technology framework, extensibility, and low total cost of ownership.
DALLAS (06/21/2011)—Broadleaf Commerce, LLC has announced that Waste Management, North America’s leading provider of integrated environmental solutions, has selected Broadleaf Commerce as its eCommerce solution. Waste Management selected Broadleaf Commerce for its leading-edge technology framework, extensibility, and low total cost of ownership. By using this solution, Waste Management will improve the online experience for Dumpster.com along with a number of other sites. Credera, a business and technology consulting firm, has been selected to implement and customize the solution for Waste Management.Broadleaf Commerce uses a robust, extensible architecture that enables customization and rapid development. It is built on the Spring Framework, which is the leading platform to build and run enterprise Java applications. By leveraging the Broadleaf Commerce solution, companies benefit from key distinctions such as its low total cost of ownership and best-of-breed open source frameworks. Broadleaf Commerce continues to focus on developing and enhancing its eCommerce platform in order to provide online businesses with a cost-effective alternative to traditional software platforms."Waste Management did a thorough analysis of other eCommerce solutions that could meet their enterprise commerce needs. After using a detailed and measured approach, they eventually selected Broadleaf Commerce,” said Brian Polster, CTO with Broadleaf Commerce. “We are excited about this project and look forward to working with the Waste Management team to successfully deploy this initial eCommerce initiative.”
About Waste Management
Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is the largest residential recycler in North America and a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management, visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.
About Broadleaf Commerce, LLC
Broadleaf Commerce, LLC is a privately-held company committed to developing and supporting an open source alternative for enterprise eCommerce. It is the first company to develop an open source, enterprise-ready eCommerce solution using the widely adopted Spring Framework, which is the leading platform to build and run enterprise Java applications. Companies using Broadleaf Commerce are able to improve efficiency, capitalize on competitive advantages, and increase revenue. The open source business model yields a product that is superior to others for a fraction of the cost and is designed for customization. For additional information, visit www.broadleafcommerce.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.