5/04/09

SPS Commerce Signs 23 Retailers And Distributors In Q1 2009 For Community Development And Trading Partner Intelligence...

Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research

Company’s SaaS Services Provide Rapid Value and Lower Cost of Ownership Through Improved Visibility into the Order Cycle, Reducing Costs and Streamlining Supply Chains

Minneapolis, Minn., May 4, 2009 - SPS Commerce, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) trading partner integration center provider, today announced that 23 retailers and distributors in the United States and Canada contracted with SPS Commerce in the first quarter to provide community development/vendor enablement programs, subscribe to its Trading Partner Intelligence solution, or deliver integration services to their global organizations.

In total, the vendor enablement programs will target more than 10,000 trading partners, including suppliers, 3PLs, and carriers, to connect with their retail customers electronically for improved efficiencies in the supply chain. SPS’ record growth in this area crosses into numerous retail verticals such as grocery, electronics, hardlines, home improvement, and sporting goods, and includes Amarillo Hardware Co., Baker & Taylor, Inc., Blish-Mize, Distribution America, Fastenal, Florida Hardware Company, The Forzani Group Ltd, Handy Hardware Wholesale Inc., HDW Inc., House-Hasson Hardware, House Hasson - Prichard Division, Jensen Distribution Services, Lamps Plus, Orchard Supply Hardware, The Sportsman’s Guide, and United Hardware Distributing Co.

“SPS Commerce has had long-standing informal and contract relationships with more than 1,300 retailers, as we have helped them to increase visibility into their inventory flow and streamline shipping processes by connecting electronically with their suppliers and other trading partners,” stated Archie Black, President and CEO of SPS Commerce. “One of our latest solutions, Trading Partner Intelligence, leverages this transaction data for improved insight and analysis into buying cycles and vendor performance. As efficiency surpasses growth on a retailer’s agenda in the down economy, retailers are proactively contacting SPS Commerce to launch new supply chain initiatives that deliver value without an outlay of capital or need for internal resources to manage the project.”

“Distribution America is pleased to be partnering with SPS Commerce for our vendor enablement initiative in 2009,” commented Cindy Finney, CFO of Distribution America. “We were impressed by SPS’ best practices approach to community development, existing relationships with many suppliers, and their knowledgeable staff that will personally work alongside each of our trading partners to make the process as easy and streamlined as possible for all parties. Their reputation for customer satisfaction is well deserved.”

“By partnering with SPS Commerce for our community development program, we are working with a company who has rolled out numerous programs with similar buying organizations over the years and has earned a reputation of success,” commented Scott Camp, Vice President of Product Development and Procurement at Fastenal. “SPS Commerce is helping us and our trading partners to gain real efficiencies that will impact our performance today and in the future.”

Download SPS Commerce’s latest white paper, “Best Practices in Trading Partner Community Development,” here.

About SPS Commerce

SPS Commerce is the leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) B2B integration, connecting every partner in the supply chain. Retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs have selected SPS Commerce as their outsourced provider to automate and integrate their trading relationships. Using the SaaS model, SPS Commerce dramatically lowers setup and on-going costs, along with the time and risks of traditional EDI software by outsourcing the entire B2B communication process. The company’s offerings leverage its multi-tenant architecture, multi-party sharing, and comprehensive knowledge of thousands of retailer’s business processes and specifications and integration expertise with a variety of systems for accounting, ERP, packing and shipping, and WMS. SPS Commerce is the recognized SaaS leader in B2B integration with 37,000 customers, pre-built integrations spanning 2,700 unique fulfillment workflows across 1,300 retailers, grocers and distributors, a customer satisfaction rate of 93% and the most comprehensive SaaS product suite available. SPS Commerce is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For additional information, please contact SPS Commerce at 866-245-8100 or visit www.spscommerce.com.

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