SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

December 08, 2009 16:43 ET

AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group Wins InfoWorld 100 Award Using Cast Iron's SaaS Integration Solution

Leading Cast Iron Customer Honored With Prestigious Award for Innovative Use of Technology to Further Business Goals

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - Cast Iron Systems, The #1 SaaS and Cloud Integration Company™, today announced that one of its leading customers, AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group (ABSG), a subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, has won the InfoWorld 100 Award. Each year, the InfoWorld 100 Awards recognize IT projects that use technology in smart, innovative, creative ways to meet business and technical objectives.

"This year's recipients of InfoWorld's highest honor are shining examples of IT projects undertaken by tech leaders committed to pushing their organizations forward," stated Jason Snyder, Features Editor, InfoWorld. "This year, we named AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group to the list, with an impressive example of how the company overhauled its call center operations, replacing six legacy systems in eight business units with a new platform based on technology from salesforce.com and Cast Iron Systems."

ABSG provides specialty pharmaceutical distribution and related services. The company deployed Salesforce CRM in three of its distribution business units using the Cast Iron Integration Solution to connect the SaaS application with its corporate data warehouse. This has given ABSG's customer service associates immediate access to accurate, real-time data across three business units so it can rapidly resolve issues and respond to customer requests. The company is pushing tens of thousands of records a day through the Cast Iron integration solution into Salesforce CRM to service sales of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products through the company's ecommerce-enabled call centers.

"AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group is a highly valued customer and we are pleased that the integration project we worked on together is being recognized by the InfoWorld 100 Awards," said Ken Comée, CEO of Cast Iron Systems. "While it's easy to say you're a market leader, real success is measured by the company you keep and this prestigious award won with yet another marquee brand is further proof of Cast Iron's dominance of the SaaS and Cloud integration market."

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is The #1 SaaS and Cloud Integration Company™. Cast Iron has thousands of deployed customer integrations across all industries and around the world at companies such as Allianz, British American Tobacco (BAT), Amerisource Bergen, Emerson, IBA Molecular, Krueger International, Peet's Coffee & Tea, PGP Corporation, and salesforce.com, among many others. All are benefiting from the simplicity, speed, and flexibility of the Cast Iron Integration Solution, which enables them to integrate Cloud-based and SaaS applications with the rest of the enterprise in just days. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Tenaya Capital. Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from Informatica, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Vitria, and webMethods.

About AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group

AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group is the subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation that handles specialty pharmaceutical distribution and its related services. AmerisourceBergen is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies, serving the United States, Canada and selected global markets. Servicing both pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers in the pharmaceutical supply channel, the AmerisourceBergen provides drug distribution and related services designed to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. The company's service solutions range from pharmacy automation and pharmaceutical packaging to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services. With more than $70 billion in annual revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, Penn., and employs approximately 10,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #26 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com

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