New Zealand Post Subsidiary Selects WaveMaker For SaaS Offering

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ECN Group Chooses WaveMaker For SaaS-enabled Round Trip Logistics App.

Being able to collaborate with one's supply chain partners across organizational boundaries without the usual integration issues allows ECN RTL® customers to see their supply chain from both a forward and reverse logistics, true end-to-end perspective is really important

WaveMaker Software™, the leading visual development platform for web applications, today announced ECN Group has selected WaveMaker to SaaS-enable their ECN Round Trip Logistics® (ECN RTL®) application. ECN RTL® gives all participants in the supply chain a web-based, unified view of sales, inventory, returns and stock transfers between warehouses.

The ECN Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand Post, has over 3,000 customers and is a leader in B2B Messaging, Business Process Management and Systems Integration, with a strong presence in New Zealand, Australia and Asia.

"We wanted to get our RTL solution suite to market as quickly as possible to take advantage of our niche market opportunity, and WaveMaker as a development tool set has assisted us in doing just that in a fast and cost effective manner. I want my development team focused on providing the middle layer smarts of our application which, in turn, allows us to add overall value to our end user clients. When you combine fast, adaptable, production-capable UI development with these smarts, it gives us the competitive edge every software vendor needs to survive and prosper in these tough economic times," said John Axe, CEO of ECN Group.

"WaveMaker's development platform is the fastest path to SaaS," said Chris Keene, CEO of WaveMaker. "We are excited that the ECN Group has selected WaveMaker to SaaS-enable their logistics solution."

ECN Round Trip Logistics® Supply Chain Portal

ECN Round Trip Logistics® (ECN RTL®) is an online end-to-end logistics SaaS multi-tenanted solution built from the ground up to accommodate both forward and reverse logistics. It has been specifically designed to facilitate collaboration between all suppliers, transporters and resellers of products within a common supply chain providing a unified view of: sales, inventory, returns and stock transfers between and across organizations. This enables improved supply chain visibility, reporting and work flow process collaboration.

"Being able to collaborate with one's supply chain partners across organizational boundaries without the usual integration issues allows ECN RTL® customers to see their supply chain from both a forward and reverse logistics, true end-to-end perspective is really important," said ECN CEO John Axe. "This enables customers to increase their overall visibility of what is going on while at the same time reducing manual processes and thus gaining tremendous efficiencies and ROI."

WaveMaker Development Platform - Fastest Path To SaaS

For ISVs who want to develop new SaaS applications or migrate existing applications to SaaS, WaveMaker provides an ideal development platform. WaveMaker provides the fastest path to SaaS through a three-step process:

1: Integrate existing data, services and Java code: WaveMaker is based on the Java stack and can quickly import data schemas, web services and existing Java code.
2: Create rich user interface: Using WaveMaker's WYSIWYG tools, ISVs can create a standards-based Ajax user interface in record time.
3: Enable end-user extensibility: WaveMaker is completely browser-based and can be quickly embedded in any SaaS application, providing end users with an easy way to personalize and extend their SaaS application without complex coding.

About ECN Group
ECN Group, a subsidiary of the New Zealand Post Group, is a leader in B2B messaging, Business Process Management and Systems Integration, with a strong presence in
Australasia and Asia. ECN Group serves the eCommerce needs of over 3,000 companies. For more information, please visit http://www.ecngroup.co.nz.

About WaveMaker Software
WaveMaker Software™, the leading visual development platform for web applications, makes it easy for anyone to build great-looking web applications that can deploy anywhere. WaveMaker is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco, California, and is funded by Allegis Capital, Sippl Investments, Hummer-Winblad and Worldview Technology Partners. For more information, please visit http://www.wavemaker.com.

WaveMaker Software, WaveMaker Cloud Edition, Web Fast and CIO Safe are trademarks of WaveMaker Software. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.

The ECN Group provides business to business electronic messaging, business process management and systems integration across the Asia Pacific region. ECN is a business-to-business service, helping organisations to share and work with data, irrespective of the computer software they use. Each month approximately 5,000,000 messages pass through ECN's switches. The ECN Group is a leader in B2B messaging, Business Process Management and Systems Integration, with a strong presence in New Zealand, Australia and Asia.

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