SOURCE: Hubspan


October 29, 2009 12:47 ET

Hubspan a B2B Service Provider Leader, as Cited by Independent Research Firm

In This Evaluation, Hubspan Recognized for Its Community Management, Security & Data Privacy and Strategic Technology Partnerships

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2009) - Hubspan Inc., a leading provider of business integration solutions, today announced that it has been named a Leader by Forrester Research, Inc. in its just published report, The Forrester Wave™: B2B Service Providers, Q4 2009. Hubspan was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in its October 2009 Forrester Wave report.

In the evaluation, Forrester reviewed the strengths and weaknesses of Hubspan and 11 other B2B service providers across 85 criteria. Participants were evaluated across multiple areas, including EDI/XML support; integration services, such as enterprise application integration, business process management (BPM) and service oriented architecture (SOA); and hosted managed file transfer.

Hubspan achieved the highest possible score of 5 out of 5 in various subcategories, including community management, security and data privacy, managed services, road map for the future and industry focus. Additionally, Hubspan received a 5.0 score for its strategic technology partnerships, which include IBM, Visa and CNET, to name a few.

According to the report, Hubspan is "well positioned for growth considering its integration solution's recently expanded range." Additionally, the report stated that, "Hubspan scored in the Leader ranks due to its own hosted integration capability and its WebSpan partnership with IBM."

Earlier this year Hubspan launched a joint solution with IBM, called WebSpan. The WebSpan SaaS Integration Solution combines Hubspan's on-demand integration platform with key components of IBM WebSphere integration software. WebSpan enables companies to seamlessly integrate and automate business processes, such as supply chain, demand chain, logistics, financial integration and eCommerce, between customers, partners and vendors. WebSpan is also able to solve more basic integration challenges, such as secure managed file transfer, punchout, EDI, e-invoicing and purchase order exchange.

"We are really fortunate to be working with some of the greatest companies as customers and partners, and we remain focused as always on providing the best possible customer experience," said Trisha Gross, president and CEO at Hubspan. "We believe recognition by Forrester, in addition to our continued growth, strong customer retention rates and an ever-expanding client list, is further evidence that Hubspan is delivering real business value through integration."

Hubspan works with more than 15,000 companies worldwide, from Fortune 500 businesses to smaller enterprises, including Barnes &, Invitrogen, Starbucks, Office Depot and the world's largest aviation company.

About Hubspan, Inc.

Hubspan is the leading provider of business integration solutions, helping companies automate business processes and provide strong collaboration among internal and external communities. Hubspan's SaaS integration platform is cost-effective, scalable and reliable. With its any-to-any connections, Hubspan ensures seamless interoperability across systems, applications, and protocols. Thousands of companies worldwide, from small and medium enterprises to Fortune 500 companies, successfully use the Hubspan platform every day to achieve stronger business collaboration and automation. For more information, go to