Emptoris Customer Achievement Awards Presented at Empower 2011

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Global 2000 Companies Recognized for Strategic Supply Management Excellence in Innovation, Sustainability and Value

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The Emptoris Empower 2011 Customer Award winners exemplify the very best in leading the way for strategic supply, contract and spend management programs.

Emptoris, Inc. ("Emptoris"), a leading provider of strategic supply and enterprise contract management solutions, has announced the Emptoris Empower 2011 Customer Award winners. Recognized for strategic supply management excellence, the nine award recipient companies were honored at the Emptoris Empower 2011 conference for innovation, sustainability, leadership, ROI and overall value. The award winners are:

  •          JPMorgan Chase & Co., Rent-A-Center and Evonik Industries for Rapid Time to Value;
  •          Siemens AG and Delta Air Lines for Outstanding Innovation;
  •          Anheuser-Busch InBev for Outstanding ROI Impact;
  •          CIGNA for Sustainable Transformation;
  •          Cardinal Health for Sustainable Adoption; and
  •          Greg Schmid, Head of Supply Chain Management, Wells Fargo, for the 2011 CEO Award.

“As customers leveraging Emptoris solutions gain 99 percent spend visibility, achieve 90 percent of contracts under active management and compliance and secure an average of 11 percent savings on total sourced spending, we wish to recognize the success of our collective customer base,” said Mark Logan, COO, Emptoris. “The 2011 Emptoris Empower 2011 Customer Award winners exemplify the very best in leading the way for strategic supply, contract and spend management programs.”

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Rent-A-Center and Evonik Industries - Achieving Rapid Time to Value Award
This award recognized organizations that successfully implemented a strategic spend, supply or contract management solution and demonstrated rapid success in driving cost savings and value to the broader organization. This year’s award was presented to organizations in three categories:

  •          Overall Emptoris Spend, Sourcing and Contract Management Suite – Rent-A-Center
  •          Supplier Lifecycle Management – Evonik Industries
  •          Telecom Expense Management – JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Siemens AG and Delta Air Lines – Innovation Award
The Emptoris Innovation Award is presented to a company that best exemplifies the use of Emptoris technology to drive “game changing” innovation. This year’s award was presented to organizations in two categories:

  •          Supplier Lifecycle Management – Siemens AG
  •          Telecom Expense Management – Delta Air Lines

Anheuser-Busch InBev – Demonstrating ROI Impact Award
The Emptoris ROI Impact Award is presented to Anheuser-Busch InBev for achieving significant ROI leveraging Emptoris technologies, including well-documented results.

CIGNA – Driving Sustainable Transformation
CIGNA received the Emptoris Sustainable Transformation Award for demonstrating long term, sustainable savings and delivering strategic value to its organization through the application of an Emptoris solution or suite of solutions.

Cardinal Health – Driving Sustainable Adoption
The Emptoris Sustainable Adoption Award recognizes the importance of adoption in driving value. Cardinal Health was recognized for illustrating how its strategic plan drove greater solution adoption within its organization.

Greg Schmid, Head of Supply Chain Management, Wells Fargo – CEO Award
The Emptoris CEO Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in elevating the profile and impact of procurement at his or her organization by implementing best-in-class spend, supply or contract management solutions and making a significant contribution to the success of their broader corporate organization. Greg Schmid has skillfully led the Wells Fargo Supply Chain Management organization through its merger with Wachovia, delivering significant savings to the bottom line through an accelerated rationalization of the combined supply base.

About Emptoris
Emptoris, Inc. is a world leader in strategic supply, category spend and contract management solutions that enable companies to maximize financial performance and optimize commercial risk. The company’s suite of award-winning and industry-recognized sourcing, contract management, spend analysis, supplier lifecycle management, services procurement and telecom expense management solutions are successfully used by Global 2000 companies. Emptoris is proud to partner with industry leaders such as American Express, Boeing, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Syngenta and Vodafone. For more information, visit http://www.emptoris.com.

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