LONDON, February 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Portaltech Reply becomes the first and only partner in the world to reach the hybris Platinum Elite partner level.
Portaltech Reply, the Reply company specialising in the provision of e-commerce implementation and multichannel consulting services, was recognised by hybris, leader in multichannel e-commerce software solutions, with a remarkable set of awards at the 2012 hybris Partner Summit.
The prestigious "EMEA Partner of the Year" was awarded to Portaltech Reply thanks to major projects for accounts such as H3G, O2, TUI Travel, Monsoon & Accessorize, Office Shoes and Bunzl Group.
Portaltech Reply also secured Global Partner of the year, outperforming the best partners from North America and Asia Pacific. In conclusion, as a confirmation of the significant results achieved alongside hybris, the Portaltech Reply team was awarded with the Platinum Elite status, becoming the first and only partner worldwide achieving this level of partnership.
During the award ceremony, Carsten Thoma, co-founder and COO of hybris, commented that Portaltech Reply is the only partner among the 160 operating globally that works exclusively on the hybris technology platform and the success and awards achieved give evidence for the soundness of this choice.
"The partnership with hybris has developed with mutual satisfaction since 2007", said Mark Adams, Partner at Portaltech Reply "It was a great a honour to be recognised as the leading hybris partner globally The team deserves every credit for the hard work and focus on helping our joint hybris customers grow e-commerce revenues and put in place robust and effective multi-channel trading capabilities. With these awards, Portaltech Reply confirm its position as acknowledged market leader in online retail and e-business, having implemented over 65% of hybris based technology projects in the UK."
"The recognition bestowed on Portaltech Reply," stated Filippo Rizzante, Executive Partner and CTO of Reply "gives us further incentive for investments that help us better support companies adopting e-commerce multichannel solutions."
"Portaltech Reply boasts an exceptional level of expertise, focussed on one of the fastest growing industries, e-commerce, where today major retailers are increasingly investing", Filippo Rizzante continued.
"Portaltech Reply stands for a centre of excellence specialised in multichannel e-commerce and online retail, and provides a strategic contribution to the development of our Group in Europe. Thanks to its well-established partnership with hybris, the company represents an important asset on which we build our offer."
According to Gartner, demand for e-commerce will continue to grow in the next months: marketing departments, CIOs and IT professionals will look at it as a driver for sales operations improvement, revenue and profits increase, and better engagement with new and prospective customers. In order to increase their e-commerce visibility, in 2012 companies will allocate more budget to the development of mobile applications, social and cloud-based solutions, with an increase between 5 to 15 percent. It is estimated that by 2015 companies that have developed a practical multichannel e-commerce strategy will be able to generate up to 50 percent of sales through the web.
Portaltech Reply is the Reply company specialising in the provision of e-commerce implementation and Multichannel consulting services. The company has gained substantial experience in e-commerce since inception in 2000 by working on some of Europe's largest e-commerce and MultiChannel retailing projects. Portaltech Reply is 100% dedicated to hybris technology and is one of the world's most experienced and respected implementation partners with Platinum Elite status. Portaltech Reply customers include TUI, Monsoon & Accessorize, LK Bennett, Long Tall Sally, Office Shoes, H3G, O2, Bunzl Group, Thompson & Morgan and the Daily Mail group. http://www.portaltechreply.com
Reply [MTA, STAR: REY] specialises in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media. Comprising of a highly specialist network of companies, Reply provides leading industrial groups in the Telco & Media, Energy & Utilities, Industry and Services, Banking and Insurance and Public Administration sectors, with effective support in terms of the definition and development of business models enabled by new paradigms such as Cloud Computing, Digital Media and the Internet of Things. The services offered by Reply include: Consultancy, System Integration, Application Management and Business Process Outsourcing. http://www.reply.eu
hybris is a leading vendor of next generation end-to-end multichannel commerce software based on a single platform including managed and hosting services. Its clear vision about the need for consistency, coordination and personalization of information across all channels and throughout all phases of the customer lifecycle has resulted in the development of an integrated, agile solution enabling businesses to communicate and sell across all channels - online and offline - in a consistent and effective way. hybris has 14 offices around the world located in the economic capitals of North/South America, Europe and Asia and supports over 380 global customers. Customers are brands from retail and manufacturing industries, including: Bobcat, Clarks, Coca Cola Beverages, Conrad, Grundfos, Hornbach, Iomega, Kaiser+Kraft, Levi´s, Lufthansa, Migros, Nespresso, Nikon, P&G, Rexel, Timberland and Toys´R´Us.
- source: Gartner Magic Quadrant E-commerce nov 2011-G00216495
- source: Gartner Predict 2012: e-commerce Innovation Demand
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