Given the current economic conditions, there is no better time for companies to focus on pricing
Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2008
Zilliant, the leading provider of price optimization and management software, today announced that Loren Williams, Ph.D., vice president of pricing science and Andy Dvorocsik, vice president of pricing excellence, are two of a select number of pricing experts chosen to speak at the 19th Annual Professional Pricing Society (PPS) Spring Conference taking place April 9-11 in Las Vegas. Dr. Williams will participate in the Price Optimization Software panel on Thursday, April 10th and on Friday, April 11th, Mr. Dvorocsik will present the results and findings from the First Annual Pricing Benchmark Survey which was jointly executed by Zilliant and PPS.
Dr. Williams manages Zilliant's pricing science team that is responsible for the industry-leading price segmentation and optimization capabilities embedded in the Zilliant Precision Pricing Suite (ZPPS). An economist by training, he has more than 18 years experience designing, building and deploying modeling-based technology solutions for innovative companies across a range of industries. Dvorocsik runs Zilliant's Pricing Excellence organization which provides value-added services in the areas process enablement, organizational alignment, and performance measurement concurrently with a customer's ZPPS deployment. Prior to joining Zilliant, he was an executive partner at Accenture where he implemented solutions and change programs in several industries.
"Given the current economic conditions, there is no better time for companies to focus on pricing," said Dr. Williams. "Price is the one of the most powerful levers available to companies struggling to maintain profitability and market share during a down economy. We're extremely pleased to participate in PPS's Spring Pricing Conference and look forward to contributing to the educational and professional development missions of PPS."
Zilliant is also exhibiting at the Spring Pricing Conference. PPS is the world's largest association dedicated to pricing professionals and Zilliant has been a long-standing sponsor member for eight years. For more information on PPS and to register for the conference, visit http://www.pricingsociety.com. For more information on Zilliant and their pricing software, visit http://www.zilliant.com.
Zilliant is the leading provider of price optimization and price management applications for manufacturing, distribution, high-tech, and industrial service companies. Zilliant Precision Pricing Suite (ZPPS) uses existing transactional data to improve decisions across all facets of price analysis, setting and execution. ZPPS applications combine powerful price segmentation and optimization science with easy-to-use business applications to help companies achieve the best pricing possible on every deal, increasing profits by tens of millions of dollars. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Zilliant is a privately held company. Investors include Austin Ventures, Cardinal Ventures, JP Morgan Partners, SMH Capital and Trellis Partners.
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