From The Expert Feature Article
February 01, 2013

Datalliance Experiences Strong Growth in 2012

Datalliance, a provider of collaborative commerce services, announced that it had strong key growth metrics for 2012.

The company’s revenue grew by 20 percent, with much of the growth coming from both new customers and expanded customers of the company’s Vendor Management Inventory (VMI) platform. The company has had steady revenue growth for the past eight years.

"We were pleased to see growth in all dimensions of our business in 2012," Datalliance CEO and President Carl Hall said. "Many of our existing customers are expanding their programs to include new trading partners. Several of our new customers are transitioning their existing VMI programs from legacy systems to our Datalliance VMI platform, while others are launching VMI programs for the first time. In some cases, we are working with companies that are pioneering the use of VMI within their industry. This is exciting as it means more companies in more industries are gaining the benefits of VMI. It also opens up new markets and opportunities for Datalliance."

Industries using VMI include consumer goods, electrical, plumbing, power transmission, automotive parts and medical devices.

Datalliance’s VMI is delivered as a Software as a Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) platform. The VMI manages over 13,000 locations, with over 17 million Stock-Keeping Units (SKUs) and manages over $14 billion in revenue.

Datalliance has also expanded significantly overseas. It opened a European headquarters in Brussels and has added multi-lingual VMI specialists to its staff. Datalliance VMI is already being used in 49 locations and in 16 countries in Europe. The product is also being used in 41 countries around the world, with hundreds of locations in South America, Asia and Australia as well as in North America and Europe.

One of the companies making use of Datalliance VMI is Legrand, a manufacturer of electrical and communication infrastructure. The company is using VMI to manage its Wiremold product line, which carries both power and communications on one cable.

Edited by Ashley Caputo