Johnson Outdoors Selects SPS Commerce's Trading Partner Intelligence Service To Optimize Inventory Conditions And Improve Forecasting

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SaaS Service Delivers Equips Johnson's Executives, Account Representatives and Sales Analysts with Point-of-Sale Information From 13 Retail Customers to Monitor Inventory Levels in the Supply Chain

SPS Commerce, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) trading partner integration center provider, today announced that Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq: JOUT), a leading global outdoor recreation company, has selected SPS' Trading Partner Intelligence service to equip its business teams with timely point-of-sale (POS) information from some of its largest retail customers for improved visibility of inventory levels throughout the supply chain.

The on-demand solution provides a consolidated view of sell-through information from retailers, while serving as an early alert system regarding the most current in-store inventory conditions. This information will be used to help prevent stock outs and anticipate manufacturing needs, and to also work with buyers to reallocate inventory across retail locations throughout the season to minimize end-of-the-season returns.

"As a largely seasonal business, it is critical for our sales team to be able to respond quickly to emerging marketplace trends," stated Kelly Grindle, Group Vice President for Marine and Watercraft at Johnson Outdoors. "With SPS' Trading Partner Intelligence, we have insights into inventory conditions that enable us to partner more effectively with our retail customers to maximize sales, minimize costly returns and more accurately forecast future consumer demand by region, by store, by category and SKU."

"Johnson Outdoors has been a valued customer of SPS Commerce for many years and we are pleased to provide Johnson with our supply chain intelligence service," commented Archie Black, President and CEO of SPS Commerce. "Trading Partner Intelligence will equip Johnson's sales organization with the information they need to fully leverage their relationships and expertise to sell more and stock less."

SPS Commerce's Trading Partner Intelligence solution is delivered via a SaaS model, providing suppliers with retail industry and data integration expertise, proven technology, and industry-leading customer support that is trusted daily by thousands of customers. Using only an internet browser, users can access ad-hoc or predefined role-based reports, charts, graphs and alerts for improved decision making using POS and fulfillment data.

"Trading Partner Intelligence and SPS Commerce offer Johnson Outdoors a complete intelligence package, providing the data integration expertise and relationships with our retail customers to ensure timely, detailed and consolidated POS information," said John Moon, VP and Chief Information Officer at Johnson Outdoors. "Among the many features employed by the TPI solution are dashboards for time-strapped executives, flexible reports for sales teams, and ad-hoc capabilities for sales analysts that will enable us be a stronger, more effective partner in building our retail customers' business."

About Johnson Outdoors Inc.:
Johnson Outdoors is a leading global outdoor recreation company that turns ideas into adventure with innovative, top-quality products. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment. Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include, among others: Old Town® canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak™ and Necky® kayaks; Carlisle and Lendal® paddles; Extrasport® personal flotation devices; Minn Kota® motors; Cannon® downriggers; Humminbird® fishfinders; Geonav® chartplotters; SCUBAPRO® and Seemann® dive equipment; Silva® compasses; Tech4O® digital instruments; and Eureka!® tents. Visit Johnson Outdoors at

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 retailer's 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

SPS Commerce is a registered trademark of SPS Commerce Inc. and the SPS Commerce logo are the property of SPS Commerce, Inc. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Kay Rindels                     
SPS Commerce                
krindels (at)        

Kim Baker
PAN Communications
spscommerce (at)


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