Stibo Systems Congratulates Customer W.W. Grainger for Being Named a Finalist in the 2013 Gartner Master Data Management

  Stibo Systems Congratulates Customer W.W. Grainger for Being Named a
  Finalist in the 2013 Gartner Master Data Management Excellence Awards

Gartner Master Data Management Summit 2013

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- March 11, 2013

Stibo Systems customer, W.W. Grainger, Inc. has been named a top three
finalist in the Gartner Master Data Management (MDM) Excellence Awards 2013.
The Award recognizes end-user organizations that have planned and executed
successful MDM programs with significant and measurable business benefits.
Finalists are chosen by Gartner, Inc. analysts on the basis of criteria
derived from Gartner’s Seven Building Blocks of MDM framework. To learn more,
view a recent interview with Grainger executives.

Key Points:

  *W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2012 sales of $9.0 billion is the leading broad
    line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving
    businesses and institutions. Grainger partners with more than two million
    customers across more than 150 countries to save them time and money by
    providing them the right products – from lighting and safety supplies to
    pumps and motors – to keep their facilities up and running safely and
  *Recognizing the value and benefit of product information, Grainger began
    an MDM initiative that created a single source of product information and
    publishing environment that is used to facilitate product portfolio
    management, global merchandising and global marketing across all channels
    and customer targets.
  *Made up of more than 3,500 suppliers, one million products and more than
    16,000 data attributes this “seamless single platform” enables Grainger to
    fully leverage their information to create a true competitive advantage.
  *Grainger will present their MDM case study to delegates at the Gartner MDM
    Summit 2013 on Thursday, March 22nd in Grapevine, Texas. The winner will
    be  announced Thursday evening at 6:00pm, at the conclusion of the Guest

Customer Quote:

"We are honored to be selected as a finalist for the Gartner MDM Excellence
Award. We are constantly looking for creative ways to deliver value to our
customers, while making it easier for them to get the products and solutions
they need to do their jobs,” said Gene Rados, Senior Director of Projects and
Content Management at Grainger. "By developing a product information
management approach that combined strategy, process, and systems, our
resulting MDM system can support the acquisition and management of millions of
products, across a multi-branded and multi-channel global business. In
addition, we leverage Stibo Systems' MDM platform to create information that
can support our global, targeted, print and electronic publishing, as well as
search and select across all current and emerging channels.”

Stibo Systems Quote:

"Grainger is a perfect example of how a well-planned MDM infrastructure can
strengthen the customer experience and support critical business processes,"
said Andreas Lorenzen, President of Stibo Systems. “We are thrilled that they
are being recognized for their outstanding achievements and look forward to
having them share their results with their peers at the upcoming Gartner MDM

About Stibo Systems

Stibo Systems gives data direction by providing organizations with a leading
multi-domain master data management (MDM) solution. Stibo Systems enables its
customers to better manage enterprise intelligence on a global scale, improve
sales, and quickly adjust to changes in business requirements. Stibo Systems'
STEP technology is a flexible, uniform MDM solution that provides a single
trusted source of operational information for the entire enterprise. Stibo
Systems is a subsidiary of the privately held Stibo A/S group, originally
founded in 1794 with corporate headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark. For more
information, visit


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