SmartTurn™ Selected by Frost & Sullivan
with 2008 Customer Value Leadership Award
for the Global Logistics Market
SaaS WMS company recognized for delivering
cost savings and significant ROI
and fostering supply chain innovation
OAKLAND, CA—December 1, 2008— SmartTurn Inc., the leading On-Demand Inventory and Warehouse Management System (WMS) provider, announced that the global growth consulting company Frost & Sullivan has presented SmartTurn with the 2008 Customer Value Leadership Award for the Global Logistics market.
“SmartTurn enables organizations large and small to affordably build agility into their operations so they can rapidly respond and adapt to changing market pressures,” said Jim Burleigh, CEO of SmartTurn. “The 2008 Customer Value Leadership Award validates the cost savings we provide through our SaaS WMS model. We are proud of this achievement because it also recognizes our people for their dedication and commitment to deliver value and reliability every day and every hour–a prerequisite of SaaS and new value driver for customers in today's leaner, more competitive economy.”
“I worked for IBM/Lexmark for more than three decades so customer service is priority one for me,” said Kenny Gravitt, Managing Partner of Global Environmental Services (www.kyges.com). “In my career, I've always been taught that customers come first and foremost. Never have I seen a company outside my tenure with IBM/Lexmark that takes this to heart like SmartTurn.”
The Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership is presented to the company that has demonstrated excellence in customer value through its products and services that offer superior value to customers and aid them with increased profitability, and reduced life cycle costs. The award recognizes the superior value that SmartTurn offers to customers enabling them to increase their inventory accuracy to 99 percent, for as low as $500 per month per warehouse with unlimited users and transactions per warehouse site license. In addition, the company is also recognized for its unparalleled commitment to lead in technological innovations pertaining to changing customer needs in warehouse and inventory management. SmartTurn has also introduced capabilities never offered before in the WMS market, allowing smaller, more agile warehouses to leap-frog their competition. Among the capabilities include adaptive picking, on-demand 3PL billing and kitting, SmartTurn Inventory Gadgets, and click-and-view inventory visibility for customers and trading partners with single or multiple warehouses.
In order to select the award recipient, analysts quantified several factors for each market participant according to predetermined criteria. The selection process includes rigorous discussions with market participants in this domain and based on several measurement criteria including customer responsiveness, value-added services ensuring better Return on Investment (ROI), enhanced quality and reliability of products, and technological innovation and leadership to address critical customer needs.
SmartTurn™ Inventory and Warehouse Management System and the SmartTurn Inventory Grid™ are the first true on-demand warehouse management systems to provide enterprise-class functionality for small to medium enterprises. Based on its WMS 2.0™ technology and similar to social networking sites such as LinkedIn® (www.linkedin.com) and Facebook™ (www.facebook.com), SmartTurn offers a global collaboration platform that can be delivered across geographic or corporate boundaries and enables companies to easily implement and integrate additional sites to gain enterprise-wide warehouse visibility and management without any added IT infrastructure or server hardware costs. Warehouses can instantly integrate the information flows within their own organizations and federated trading communities by simply adjusting security and permission configurations. For more information, please visit www.smartturn.com/news/index.jsp.
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About SmartTurnSmartTurn™ Inventory and Warehouse Management System and the SmartTurn Inventory Grid™ are the first true on-demand warehouse management systems to provide enterprise class functionality at a fraction of the cost of traditional license and install software. Designed for quick implementation, ease-of-use, real-time inventory accuracy and warehouses performance, the SmartTurn system provides visibility on every item across single or multiple warehouses. Founded on the premise that software should be smart, simple and safe, SmartTurn's customers span the value chain of most industries to include manufacturers, wholesalers as well as 3PLs. SmartTurn is privately held and backed by leading investors, NEA and Emergence Capital Partners. Please visit our web site at www.smartturn.com.
Ciara Jamie Connolly
Frost & Sullivan
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