SOURCE: Datalliance


January 30, 2012 13:55 ET

Datalliance Expands Global VMI Customer Base in 2011

Industry-Leading SaaS Vendor Managed Inventory Platform Adds Some of World's Largest Companies to Growing Customer Base

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2012) - Datalliance, the leading independent provider of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) platform services, today announced that the company significantly increased its customer base in 2011 by adding some of the world's largest companies. Datalliance also recorded increased revenues and profits, making 2011 the 20th consecutive year that the company has increased year-over-year revenue. Delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), Datalliance VMI now supports over 14,000 customer locations worldwide, over 14 million individual SKUs, and nearly $10 billion of inventory -- and growing every month.

Datalliance added 12 new supplier customers in 2011 and is now used by over 70 companies worldwide as the platform for their VMI programs. Many of those companies are among the world's largest in their respective industry segments. New customers included leaders in consumer products; equipment &vehicle service parts; pharmaceuticals; electrical; plumbing and industrial products. Among the new customers in 2011 were:

  • New Flyer (largest bus manufacturer in North America),
  • Elkay (Americas #1 selling stainless steel sink company),
  • Koyo (leading supplier of ball and roller bearings to the automotive and industrial markets).

In addition to new customers, a number of existing Datalliance customers significantly expanded their VMI programs in 2011, including Dannon, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Hubbell, Meritor, Swagelok, Timken, and others.

Carl Hall, Datalliance CEO & President, stated, "We continue to see increased interest and investment in VMI across all industries. In consumer markets this interest is largely driven by the desire for a greater degree of 'demand sensing' capability. In industrial markets, VMI is being positioned as a key component of proactive and innovative customer service initiatives. The common theme is that suppliers are looking to further build and strengthen their collaborative relationships with their key trading partners."

About Datalliance
Datalliance is a leading provider of collaborative commerce services, and the world's largest independent VMI service provider. Delivered via the Internet using the 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) model, Datalliance solutions make it easy for suppliers and their customers to establish sales and inventory management relationships that fully align business objectives, improve collaboration, and streamline supply chain operations. Datalliance manages billions of dollars in orders, millions of SKUs, and thousands of locations for leading Fortune 1000 companies in a number of industries. For more information about Datalliance, visit

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