RedPrairie acquires Shippers Commonwealth, leading SaaS Transportation Management System (TMS) Provider
Acquisition powers expansion of RedPrairie On-Demand Center solutions for transportation and distribution needs of shippers of any and all sizes
January 19, 2011- ATLANTA – RedPrairie Corporation, a productivity solutions provider, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Shippers Commonwealth ("ShipComm"), the leading Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") TMS and collaborative transportation solutions provider. The acquisition adds a proven SaaS TMS solution and client hosting programs to RedPrairie's productivity suite, along with an established portfolio of client success stories and a strong team of TMS experts providing delivery, support, and expansion programs for clients of all sizes. The acquisition creates the only software company with a complete On-Demand suite for TMS, WMS, and Workforce Management programs for enterprise operations of all sizes and levels of complexity.
ShipComm and RedPrairie have been strategic alliance partners for more than a decade, and now formally join forces to leverage their track record of success in serving both the Fortune 1000 and mid-market. Focused on the needs of shippers of all types and sizes, while offering rapid implementation, ShipComm's TMS and Collaborative Transportation programs currently manage more than 300 enterprise freight sites for large- and mid-cap clients.
"I am pleased to see ShipComm and RedPrairie formally joining forces", said Mark Albright, VP of Logistics for The Sports Authority. "This combination allows us to expand our successful program with ShipComm to a new level of integrated solutions that respond to future needs."
Tim Myers, Corporate Logistics Director for Sonoco Products Company, states, "As we continue to progress in our long-term solutions partnership with ShipComm, the RedPrairie acquisition further leverages our investment in driving incremental and continuous productivity for our supply and demand chain."
"The union of ShipComm and RedPrairie will expand our presence and responsiveness to the needs of the TMS marketplace in our On-Demand offerings to bring total cloud computing solutions that are accessible to all sectors within our served markets", says Mike Mayoras, RedPrairie CEO.
Adds Bob Shagawat, CEO and Founder of ShipComm, who will serve as a strategic advisor during the transition period, "For RedPrairie and ShipComm, formally joining forces under one roof is a natural evolution of our successful partnership since 2000. We will continue to provide cutting-edge programs of the highest quality and most advanced functionality to our current customers, as well as progressive shippers joining our growing family of clients."
**About Shippers Commonwealth
**Shippers Commonwealth ("ShipComm") is a leading provider of advanced transportation networks and comprehensive optimized and automated solutions for shippers of any and all sizes. ShipComm has pioneered innovative automated transportation solutions with proven ROI since 2000. Major clients include Bon-Ton Stores, Sonoco Products, The Sports Authority, Stage Stores, Boscov's, Graphic Packaging International, CSM Bakery Supplies North America, Landair and the U.S. Marine Corp Exchange, Jeld-Wen, Four Seasons Automotive, UPS, Compass Minerals, and Euramax International, among many others. More information can be found at www.shipcomm.com
**RedPrairie delivers productivity solutions to help companies around the world in three categories – workforce, inventory and transportation. RedPrairie provides these solutions to manufacturers, distributors and retailers looking to support business strategies that increase revenue, reduce costs and create competitive advantage.
With over 20 global offices and solutions that are installed at more than 34,000 customer sites in over 40 countries, companies trust RedPrairie workforce, inventory and transportation solutions to deliver an increase in productivity – with the flexibility to adapt as business needs change.
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