Aravo Selected as a 2010 “Great Supply Chain Partner” by Supply Chain Brain

Aravo’s Hosted Supplier Information Management (SIM) Solution Featured Among Supply Chain Brain’s List of Great Supply Chain Partners

San Francisco, CA, July 22, 2010 – Aravo, the leading provider of on-demand Supplier Information Management (SIM) software and services, today announced that it has been named to the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners list for 2010 after an extensive six-month online survey administered by Supply Chain Brain. Aravo will be recognized in the July issue of Supply Chain Brain and on The six-month survey polled senior level network, logistics and supply chain professionals, who were asked to nominate organizations whose technology, logistics, transportation, or consulting solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service, and overall supply chain performance.

“By allowing Global 2000 companies to rapidly gain control over disconnected supplier management processes and information, our customers gain greater control over their supplier management and compliance programs in order to lower costs and reduce risk across their supplier base.” said Tim Albinson, CEO of Aravo. “It is a great honor to be recognized by this leading industry publication, especially as it is comprised entirely of industry experts who have first-hand experience identifying and leveraging new technologies that aim to improve their supply chain operations.”

Aravo was nominated as a result of the significant technology advances incorporated into its Aravo SIM solution, which helps companies reduce the cost of supporting their supply chains. Supply chain and procurement organizations face an increasing number of responsibilities with fewer resources to accomplish them. By delivering a unique combination of capabilities on the most highly scalable supplier management solution available today, Aravo SIM enables companies to flex to changing business requirements, responsibilities and available resources. Aravo SIM is a powerful hosted application that leverages supplier insight to gain greater control and reduce uncertainty in the supply chain through a single access point and system of record that centralizes distributed and unstructured supplier information.

About Aravo

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.