Aravo A Member of the 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

Global B2B Trade Publication Names Top 100 Solution and Services Vendors that Help Customers Achieve Supply Chain Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 13, 2013 — Aravo Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLM) solutions and Risk Services, announced that it has been named a 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, “100 Great Supply Chain Projects” vendor by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, an international B2B publication that provides mission-critical editorial to address the issues and challenges of the supply chain.

The 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 are supply chain solution and service providers that are helping their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence. They have produced measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting, and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement, sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain.

The submissions were evaluated by the magazine’s editorial staff primarily based on:

  • Ambitiousness/scope of the project (30 percent);
  • Creative application of technologies/solutions/services used (20 percent);
  • Extent of the business results/impact (40 percent);
  • Clarity of submission (10 percent).

Aravo launched the market’s first Supplier Information Management (SIM) solution in 2004 and has been the leading innovator in the space ever since, expanding SIM to address all key supplier lifecycle management (SLM) business processes. Aravo’s definition of SLM has been adopted by influencers, customers and solution vendors world-wide as the reference-set of capabilities required for world-class supplier and trading partner management. With an investment of over $50 million in R&D, and global customers including GE and Cisco Systems, Aravo continues to dominate the worldwide market for SLM solutions.

As evidenced by this “100 Great Supply Chain Projects” recognition, Aravo’s customers are transforming their process and technology landscape to dramatically reduce supplier relationship administrative costs, avoid and mitigate supply chain disruptions by proactively managing supplier risk, ensure global regulatory compliance, and accelerate time-to-market through optimized supplier discovery and performance management.

“We are honored to have our continued customer success recognized with this award,” said Robert Shecterle, VP-Marketing at Aravo. “Aravo has a strong commitment to excellence in every part of our business, and especially in ensuring that our customers realize measurable value from our solutions.”

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.