SOURCE: Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation

November 02, 2009 08:00 ET

SPS Commerce Delivers Supply Chain Intelligence to Retailers and Suppliers With Oracle® Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition

Software-as-a-Service Provider Enables Greater Collaboration Amongst Buyers and Suppliers by Delivering Visibility Across the Supply Chain

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • SPS Commerce, the leader in multi-tenant Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) supply chain integration, providing connectivity, visibility and intelligence to thousands of trading partners around the globe, uses Oracle® Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition (Oracle BI Suite EE) to deliver the SPS Trading Partner Intelligence service, Oracle announced today.
  • The SPS Trading Partner Intelligence service is a 100 percent web-based, multi-tenant business intelligence application which offers fact-based information to its 37,000 customers to help them optimize their retail supply chains.

Intelligent SaaS Service for Retail Trading Partners

  • Minneapolis, Minn.-based SPS Commerce offers supply chain services to trading partners in the retail ecosystem, including retailers, distributors, suppliers, 3PLs, transportation companies and others, replacing manual fulfillment processes with automated and integrated operations, including full integration support for Oracle ERP applications.
  • SPS Commerce's SaaS platform supports a complete set of transactions exchanged between tens of thousands of trading partners daily. In late 2008, SPS Commerce formally released Trading Partner Intelligence powered by Oracle BI Suite EE to offer customers unmatched insight and visibility into key supply chain performance metrics that were previously very difficult to attain.
  • SPS Commerce developed a number of Trading Partner Intelligence modules designed specifically for retailers, suppliers, logistics providers and carriers to improve their decision making processes, including:
    • Helping suppliers gain a better understanding of product sell-through with interactive analysis of point-of-sale data from retail customers.

    • Proactively identifying in-store issues, such as out-of-stock and surplus inventory situations while improving forecast accuracy and optimizing inventory levels.

    • Understanding supply chain bottlenecks for suppliers and logistics firms with interactive analysis of fulfillment issues such as late or incomplete shipments.

    • Providing retailers with visibility into detailed vendor performance and compliance analyses, as well as enabling vendor collaboration to identify continuous performance improvements.

  • SPS completed the implementation on time and within budget, providing the scalability needed to deploy the platform to customers quickly. To date, more than a dozen customers are taking advantage of SPS Commerce's BI offerings. SPS Commerce anticipates that a quarter of its customer base will adopt its intelligence service by 2012.
  • In addition to serving as the BI platform for its customers, Oracle BI Suite EE is used internally by SPS Commerce to monitor its transaction performance, segment market data, and analyze billing data -- helping it run its business more efficiently.
  • SPS Commerce runs its SaaS B2B integration service on the Oracle Platform for SaaS, based on a grid computing foundation including Oracle Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters, components of Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Enterprise Linux.

Supporting Quote
"As the market leader, our customers expect world-class supply chain integration service from SPS Commerce. With Trading Partner Intelligence, we have elevated the value of our services to a new level, providing insight and visibility that changes the way they interact with their trading partners, driving new sales, and improving customer service, while minimizing costly stock-out and overstock situations," said David Novak, Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development for SPS Commerce. "The scalability of Oracle Business Intelligence has allowed us to deliver world-class SaaS BI applications in line with our integration services. We expect that within three years, over 25 percent of our 37,000 customers will subscribe to our Trading Partner Intelligence service powered by Oracle BI Suite EE."

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About SPS Commerce
SPS Commerce is the leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) B2B integration, connecting every partner in the supply chain. Retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs have selected SPS Commerce as their outsourced provider to automate and integrate their trading relationships. Using the SaaS model, SPS Commerce dramatically lowers setup and on-going costs, along with the time and risks of traditional EDI software by outsourcing the entire B2B communication process. The company's offerings leverage its multi-tenant architecture, multi-party sharing, and comprehensive knowledge of thousands of retailers' business processes and specifications and integration expertise with a variety of systems for accounting, ERP, packing and shipping, and WMS. SPS Commerce is the recognized SaaS leader in B2B integration with 37,000 customers, pre-built integrations spanning 2,700 unique fulfillment workflows across 1,300 retailers, grocers and distributors, a customer satisfaction rate of 93% and the most comprehensive SaaS product suite available. SPS Commerce is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For additional information, please contact SPS Commerce at 866-245-8100 or visit

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