Salesforce.com Recognizes ShipServ as SaaS Pioneer at 1st Annual European Appy Awards Ceremony

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Maritime e-marketplace receives award as long standing customer of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) leader

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Our use of Salesforce in virtually every facet of our business has allowed us to get better control and visibility of our business. This allows us in turn to more easily drive innovation for our customers.

ShipServ, the leading maritime e-marketplace, today announced that it has been awarded the EMEA SaaS Pioneer Award by salesforce.com, in recognition of ShipServ's long term commitment to the Force.com platform. ShipServ was honored at a special award ceremony held at the Dreamforce Europe user and developer conference at the Barbican Centre, London.

ShipServ was recognized as salesforce.com's longest standing customer in EMEA, having signed up with the leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) in May 2000. This makes ShipServ one of the world's earliest adopters of on-demand applications and as such, a pioneer.

"Customers like ShipServ continue to demonstrate the power of SaaS and PaaS in transforming businesses of all sizes," said Clarence So, Chief Marketing Officer, salesforce.com. "We're delighted to honor ShipServ with this award and look forward to supporting their business for many more years to come."

ShipServ has put Salesforce at the heart of its business, allowing the company to better manage a geographically dispersed "micro-multinational" group of 120 employees in 9 countries. Starting with sales force automation, the company has expanded its use of Salesforce into agile product development, customer support, telesales, marketing automation and customer billing. The company also integrates its own SaaS offerings closely with the Force.com platform.

"We're proud to be recognized by such a prestigious award in recognition of our long standing innovation," commented Paul Ostergaard, Founder & CEO, ShipServ. "Our use of Salesforce in virtually every facet of our business has allowed us to get better control and visibility of our business. This allows us in turn to more easily drive innovation for our customers."

For more information on ShipServ please contact John Watton on +44 20 3051 0257, email jwatton@shipserv.com.

About ShipServ
ShipServ is the leading maritime e-marketplace, helping buyers and sellers to find each other easily, connect cost effectively and trade efficiently. Whether a Supplier wants to attract new customers, a Buyer needs to source new Suppliers or existing purchasing relationships require internet-enabling, ShipServ is unique in helping businesses of all sizes in the areas of web based Commerce, Search and Advertising. Today 110 buying organisations, 3,500 vessels and 7,000 suppliers are on track to conduct $1bn in trade per annum and rely on ShipServ to transform the way they do business. For more information visit ShipServ.

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