February 26, 2008
San Francisco, CA, February 26, 2008 – Aravo Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of on demand Supplier Information Management (SIM) software and services, today announced that the company has entered into a strategic partnership with WSP Environment & Energy, one of the world’s leading environmental consultancies providing innovative and commercial solutions to environment related business issues. Under the partnership the companies will go to market with combined software/services offerings targeting the corporate sustainability and environmental compliance markets.
The first offering under the Aravo/WSP partnership is a free 90 day subscription to the Aravo software service for companies interested in supply chain carbon discovery. The offer allows up to five buyer users to test the product with up to 2000 suppliers for a period of 90 days. The offering allows prospective customers to test drive the product with no financial investment or long-term commitment.
“WSP Environment & Energy has always been at the forefront of the sustainability movement, and our partnership provides an exciting new solution for companies seeking to gain competitive edge in their markets while reducing their environmental footprint and liabilities,” said Aravo CEO Tim Albinson. “The combined software and services offering should be compelling for any large organization that wants to take control of their supply chain information and drive company-wide sustainability.”
“Combining WSP’s global team of over 1,000 consultants who have subject matter expertise in energy and carbon with Aravo’s industry leading SaaS sustainability solution provides a powerful solution unmatched in the marketplace,” said WSP Environment & Energy’s Managing Director of North American Operations Chris Hazen. “The bundled software and services solution will be compelling for large buying organizations that require straight-forward, scalable data management to drive carbon reduction and wider sustainability performance programs into their supply chain.”
Aravo’s premiere product, Aravo SIM™, removes the cost and complexity form enabling and managing supplier information, providing enterprises with a proven, on demand framework for enabling and managing supplier information within leading ERP and e-procurement applications such as Oracle, SAP and Ariba. Aravo’s newest product module, Aravo Sustain™, enables global buying organizations to proactively obtain, analyze and manage crucial sustainability data, such as supplier and factory regulatory compliance, toxic substances monitoring, carbon footprinting and fair labor practices.
About WSP Environment & Energy
WSP Environment & Energy is a leading international consultancy in the environmental and energy consultancy market with an extensive office network across the US, UK, and EMEA with a total of 65 global locations. We have been working with clients for nearly a decade, shaping strategic and sustainable approaches to business operations in an increasingly carbon conscious economy. Our approach aims to ensure that our clients establish a position that gives them competitive edge in their markets while reducing their environmental liabilities. WSP Environment & Energy is part of WSP Group plc, a leading international consultancy in the built and natural environment.
The world’s best-run businesses utilize Aravo’s Cloud-based Supplier Lifecycle Management solutions and Supplier Risk Services to find and manage trading partner relationships, reduce supply chain risk, ensure global regulatory compliance and lower the cost of managing suppliers by up to 72%. Aravo launched the market’s first SIM/SLM solution in 2004 and has been the leading innovator in the space ever since. Customers such as General Electric, Accenture, and Boston University rely on Aravo to manage information and processes for over 2 million global suppliers. Aravo is based in San Francisco, with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Portland, Monterrey, Mexico and Ahmedabad, India, and is backed by over $50 million in investment from Cisco Systems, Big Sky Partners, and others. For more information regarding Aravo’s award-winning solutions please visit our website at https://www.aravo.com.
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