SOURCE: Jitterbit


August 05, 2009 10:38 ET

Jitterbit Simplifies Enterprise Integration for Steel Warehouse

Quick, Easy and Powerful Data Integration Creates Competitive Advantage for Major U.S. Steel Service Center

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2009) - Jitterbit, the leading provider of open source integration software, today announced a successful deployment for Steel Warehouse, an integrated steel service center serving the U.S. since 1947. Steel Warehouse relies on Jitterbit's award-winning data integration software to connect their custom and commercial application systems including several core business systems, TMW transportation software and IBM Maximo, allowing the preeminent steel processor to deliver high quality information services that complement the quality steel products delivered to customers every day.

"At Steel Warehouse, we constantly look for technology innovation that can drive improvements in customer satisfaction," said Kevin Clinton, CIO of Steel Warehouse. "We've implemented Jitterbit for a variety of critical integrations such as system to system interfaces, aggregation of multiple data sources and collection of reference data from multiple Web sites. Its ability to translate and load data quickly has made it an indispensable tool for us. With Jitterbit we're able to turn data into usable information faster, better and cheaper."

An integrated steel service center based in the Midwest, Steel Warehouse provides processing services for the delivery of production-ready steel to customers in more than 30 states and Mexico -- who include manufacturers of agricultural and construction equipment, automobiles, appliances, trucks and trailers. Jitterbit was instrumental in bridging data between various production and distribution systems, allowing the company to provide employees, customers and vendors faster access to production and shipment information.

Jitterbit worked with Steel Warehouse to create the integration foundation, delivering streamlined operations, and in some cases more than doubling productivity. Jitterbit's built-in Web Services tools also enabled Steel Warehouse to build custom services for real-time shipment tracking and an integrated portal for facilitating transportation bids with outside vendors.

"Because multiple systems can now seamlessly share data, we are able to offer new services that enhance our competitive advantage," said Clinton. "Our application integration is faster and cleaner, which increases accuracy and reliability while reducing ongoing maintenance. Jitterbit quickly delivered a return on our investment, and my team continues to be amazed by its seemingly endless depth of functionality. We are now able to resolve very complex data integration challenges with a much shorter time to implement."

Steel Warehouse is currently participating in the Jitterbit 3.0 Enterprise Beta program. Jitterbit 3.0 is designed to address large-scale enterprise integrations with support for high volume transactions, expanded connectivity options and enterprise management tools and features for multi-user environments. Jitterbit's unique "no-coding" approach allows business analysts to graphically configure and manage their cloud computing integration and on-premise data integration projects.

"Companies across industries share equivalent business challenges when it comes to data integration," said Sharam Sasson, CEO of Jitterbit. "Jitterbit's ease-of-use and depth of functionality create a uniquely horizontal solution to a universal need. We're proud that companies in every market continue to declare Jitterbit their integration solution of choice."

About Steel Warehouse

A family-owned industrial network, Steel Warehouse's corporate office is located in South Bend, Ind. Comprised of eleven processing and distribution sites, the company prepares steel for various production uses through its unique Temper Passing procedure which elongates and strengthens steel. Leveraging its distribution network, Steel Warehouse delivers the prepared product on-site to locations throughout the central United States and Mexico.

About Jitterbit Inc.

Jitterbit delivers open source integration solutions that address the problems of cost and complexity associated with connecting on-premise and cloud applications and data. Jitterbit combines the power, affordability and quality of Open Source with enterprise-class support and services.

Privately held, Jitterbit is headquartered in Oakland, Calif. To learn more about Jitterbit's application integration, data integration, and cloud computing integration solutions, visit Follow conversations at

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