SOURCE: Aravo Solutions

September 11, 2007 08:00 ET

New Aravo Sustain Enables Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Solution Provides Supply Chain Visibility, Compliance and Reporting for Global Enterprises

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Aravo Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of on demand Supplier Information Management (SIM) software and services, today announced the commercial release of Aravo Sustain, a new module for the Aravo SIM™ platform. Aravo SIM provides enterprises with a proven framework for enabling and managing supplier information within leading ERP and eProcurement applications such as Oracle, SAP and Ariba. Aravo Sustain enables global buying organizations to proactively obtain, analyze and manage crucial sustainability data, such as supplier and factory regulatory compliance, toxic substances monitoring, carbon footprinting and labor practices.

High profile product recalls and increased attention from regulators, financial analysts, media and the public have driven sustainability to the top of the corporate agenda, with virtually every industry now facing mounting pressure to improve their business practices. Given these clear trends, sustainability has become a key ingredient for ensuring an enterprise's ongoing continuity and profitability. Aravo Sustain addresses this need and offers global enterprises a proven platform to address corporate sustainability by providing a framework to plan, implement and manage best-in-class sustainable supply chain programs.

Aravo Sustain is an easy-to-use, on demand platform that can be deployed in days rather than months, with near-zero impact on existing IT infrastructure. The software provides enterprises with a Web-based platform to obtain, analyze and manage data for sustainable supply chain initiatives, transforming compliance and regulatory data from a cumbersome liability to a strategic asset. Aravo Sustain provides actionable workflow and process management capabilities for companies implementing their first environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, as well as for market leaders looking for a more scalable and flexible platform.

Aravo Sustain delivers features and functionality to meet the needs of enterprises implementing a wide variety of sustainable supply chain programs, including supplier and factory audits, carbon footprinting, toxic substances monitoring and reporting, green procurement, codes of conduct, RoHS and REACH and security audits. Key benefits include the mitigation of risk and liability posed by environmental issues and labor practices, minimizing total cost of sustainability program management, maintaining business continuity and uninterrupted access to markets, protecting corporate brand and reputation and driving adherence to compliance and process standards throughout the supply chain.

"Companies are now setting up supplier guidelines that include social and environmental requirements and supplier codes of conduct," said Mickey North Rizza, research director at AMR Research. "Preferred suppliers have traditionally been viewed as those with the best performance, total cost and quality. In leading-edge companies, CSR is now part of the preferred supplier equation ensuring social and environmental compliance as well. Aravo Sustain was built to address the burgeoning market evolving around CSR data management, and their solution is leading-edge."

"Through deploying Aravo Sustain, enterprises will now be able to measure the impact of their whole ecosystem and adjust accordingly," said Tim Albinson, Aravo's CEO. "Sustainability not only makes sense in terms of environmental conservation, it also makes good business sense. Aravo Sustain was developed to serve both the needs of businesses as well as the planet, and our team takes great satisfaction in serving both of these needs simultaneously."

About Aravo Solutions

Aravo helps companies quickly and accurately on-ramp and manage supplier master data, enabling them to create error-free transactions, provide actionable decision support and turn supplier information into a valuable asset that can be leveraged throughout the organization. Aravo SIM™ is an on-demand enablement platform providing enterprises with a proven framework for enabling and managing supplier information within leading ERP and e-procurement applications such as Oracle, SAP and Ariba. Aravo is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For information, visit Aravo's Web site at www.aravo.com.

Contact Information

  • Public Relations Contact:
    Chris Greenfield
    Aravo Solutions
    415-292-0840, extension 206
    cgreenfield@aravo.com