DMA Earns Computerworld Business Intelligence Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2010)PivotLink, the leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), congratulates customer Distribution Market AdvantageComputerworld BI & Analytics Perspectives conference Sept. 19 - 21, 2010 in La Jolla, Calif. (DMA), the leader in foodservice supply chain systems, for earning a finalist award in Computerworld's Best Practices in Business Intelligence and Analytics Awards Program. Honorees will be recognized at the

Judges selected DMA's entry from nearly 90 global submissions to join two other finalists in the category "Improving Results through Cloud-Based BI." According to Computerworld, "Nominations demonstrate successful applications of cloud or software-as-a-service-based BI solutions to achieve more measurable business value, better return and/or faster deployment than on-premise alternatives."

DMA's "e-Advantage" Cloud-based BI environment integrates data from over 13 systems, providing hundreds of users across the supply chain with insights on-demand. DMA uses the system to collaborate with 50 foodservice operators and regional distributors in reducing food distribution costs, tracking inventory positions and delivering the freshest food to America's finest restaurants, hotel chains and healthcare providers. Learn more at

Other conference highlights:

  • Mon. Sept. 20 - DMA CEO Bob Sala will join a panel with select finalists to present case studies on how their companies are achieving excellence in BI.
  • Tues. Sept. 21 - PivotLink customer Jim Hunter, vice president, Operations and CFO of The Rossignol Group NA, will join the SaaS and Open Source BI panel to discuss the challenges and benefits of various BI approaches.

Register at Follow conference updates on Twitter using #BI2010.

DMA is based in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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