Vendavo Announces Education Partnership with the Professional Pricing Society

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PPS accepting Vendavo Pricing Knowledge Series Awards to Certified Pricing Professional Program

Vendavo's Pricing Knowledge Series represents an important step in the development of pricing expertise

Vendavo®, a leading provider of business-to-business price management and optimization solutions, and the Professional Pricing Society (PPS), a leading organization dedicated to pricing strategy and pricing research globally, today announced that attendees of Vendavo's Pricing Knowledge Series training programs are now eligible for credit in the PPS Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) program.

Vendavo's Pricing Knowledge Series includes a set of courses that are designed to introduce participants to fundamental pricing strategy and price management concepts, terminology and methodologies. Upon completion of the training series, pricing professionals are equipped with the foundation they need to build advanced pricing strategies and improve profits for their organization by leveraging the power of pricing.

"Vendavo's Pricing Knowledge Series represents an important step in the development of pricing expertise," said Elliott Yama, director of Vendavo University. "Our training programs are designed specifically for pricing, sales, finance, operations and marketing representatives who seek to enhance their skills as pricing practitioners. We provide instruction in fundamental pricing concepts and methodology that can be put into practice to deliver a substantial return on investment."

The courses will be held in conjunction with the upcoming 21st Annual Spring Pricing Workshops & Conference in 2010 and will be delivered through PPS's Online Pricing Training Curriculum. The courses are also available through the Vendavo University curriculum.

CPP Credits are available for Vendavo's Pricing Knowledge Series course attendees who are PPS members and successfully complete the post-course quiz validated by PPS. Final CPP designation can be obtained after six CPP Credits and successful completion of the final examination administered by PPS.

"Vendavo is among a select group of our longest-standing members, and we look forward to working closely with their pricing experts and their Pricing Knowledge Series attendees," said Kevin Mitchell, president of the Professional Pricing Society. "Pricing practitioners who attend Vendavo's training programs have an excellent foundation for continuing their education to become Certified Pricing Professionals."

Companies looking for additional information on strategic pricing and the Pricing Knowledge Series can also meet with Vendavo at the PPS Fall Conference in Orlando and PPS European Conference in Brussels, where the company will have exhibits and pricing experts on site.

About the Pricing Knowledge Series
Vendavo's Pricing Knowledge Series courses are designed and taught by Vendavo team members who have led pricing organizations and pricing strategy initiatives for many of the world's top companies. The programs include:

-The Fundamentals of Pricing Strategy
-Introduction to Variation Analysis
-The Fundamentals of Price Management

Elliott Yama, chief architect of the Pricing Knowledge Series, is a former partner at Strategic Pricing Group and current PPS pricing faculty member. Elliott leads a Vendavo team with world-class pricing and corporate education experience and has worked to improve the strategic pricing abilities of professionals at industry-leading organizations.

About Vendavo
Vendavo is the leading provider of price management and price optimization solutions for business-to-business companies worldwide. Vendavo Enterprise Pricing Suite solves pricing problems by giving businesses true enterprise-wide control of their entire pricing process. It combines pricing science, pricing best practices, and enterprise-class pricing software to drive small improvements in average prices at every stage of the pricing process, from segmentation to deal close. Together, these improvements deliver big increases in profits - from 10% to 30%. Vendavo is the enterprise pricing solution of choice for more than 160 customer divisions at some of the world's biggest names in chemicals, high-tech and industrial manufacturing, consumer products, mill products and distribution. To learn more, or to request information, visit

About Professional Pricing Society
Founded in 1984, the Professional Pricing Society (PPS) serves thousands of members, representing leading industries all over the world. The Society's mission is to nurture a growing community of professionals committed to disseminating pricing expertise throughout the business world. PPS is the only professional organization to offer a pricing certification program, and offers its Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) program via online and live event workshops. Publications distributed to members include an eight-page monthly newsletter and a 36-page quarterly journal. Further, the PPS website at is a central resource for state-of-the-art pricing knowledge and hosts a job site where professionals can post or review new opportunities in the industry. PPS also maintains a blog at and a Pricing Group on LinkedIn.

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Gretchen Bender
Greenough Communications for Vendavo


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