October 31, 2019 | Press Releases

Inriver customers and partners recognized for innovation, strategy, and leadership at PIMpoint Americas 2019

Rapid growth in commerce and omnichannel demands requires teams to build unique and ground-breaking processes and strategies to drive revenue and meet buyer needs.

Chicago, IL– October 31, 2019– inriver, the leading SaaS product information management solution (PIM), announced today the winners of the High Five Awards from this year’s PIMpoint(®) Americas 2019 in Chicago. The awards recognized innovation and excellence of the global community of inriver customers and partners to drive innovation and results in the rapidly changing e-commerce landscape across industries and product categories in both B2B and B2C.

The categories of the six awards included North American Customer of the Year, North American Customer Ambassador of the Year, North American Partner of the Year, North American Partner/Customer Collaboration of the Year, North American Project of the Year, and North American Partner Ambassador of the Year.

“It was an honor to win a High Five Award at PIMpoint Americas this year with Zurn Industries,” said Elizabeth Haubenreiser, product data manager, Zurn Industries. “I’m proud of the work we have accomplished with inriver and know we better serve our buyers as a result of it. We have improved processes, delivered a clear ROI, and become more efficient as well.”

Inriver High Five winners and nominees include:

North American Customer of the Year – winner, Carter
Nominees included Saputo and Royal Brass and Hose

North Americans Customer Ambassador of the Year – winner, Elizabeth Haubenreiser from Zurn Industries
Nominees included Karen Klein from New Balance, Misti White from Royal Brass and Hose, and Peter Franco from Living Spaces

North American Project of the Year – winner, Shift 7 Digital for Johnson Controls
Nominees included Xngage for Amerhart, Luminos Labs for Living Spaces, inRiver for Carters, and Absolunet for New Balance

North American Partner/Customer Collaboration of the Year – winner, Living Spaces and Luminos Labs
Nominees included Carters and Absolunet, Zurn Industries and Perficient Digital

North American Partner of the Year – winner, Absolunet
Nominees included Aperture Labs, Shift 7 Digital, and Ntara

North American Partner Ambassador of the Year – winner, Alexander Moss, Aperture Labs
Nominees included Jeremy Peterson from Ntara and Todd Johnson at Shift 7 Digital

“It’s exciting to be part of the powerful inriver Community at PIMpoint and to be recognized for the work our customers are doing and the results achieve together,” Charles Desjardins, partner and executive vice president, Absolunet. “As inriver’s Partner of the Year for the fifth year, we are proud of our innovative customers, our strong partnership, and our commitment to growing the industry.”

“Today’s commerce teams need to not only be masters in strategic thinking but also in adaptive merchandising™ to anticipate and exceed buyer demands,” said Thor Johnson, former CEO, inriver. “The nominees and winners of these High Five awards set a very high bar for excellence. They inspire and lead the industry. They are the mavericks, the change agents in their teams and businesses, and we are very proud of their accomplishments.”

To learn more about the inriver Community and to attend or sponsor the upcoming PIMpoint Summit in Malmö, Sweden April 1-2, 2020, please visit the site.

This announcement comes on the heels of inriver’s recently published third party research: How B2B companies solve challenges of revenue and scale with better product information. Highlights of the report were shared at PIMpoint Americas and additional industry insights reports will be shared throughout the year and at PIMpoint Summit.