ST. LOUIS, MO – August 30, 2005 – SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a leading global IT utility provider, today announced that WorkflowOne, the nation’s largest vendor-neutral provider of printing and promotional products, has chosen SAVVIS to provide the IT services platform that will run its unique customer-centric business model, which includes both product sourcing and business process outsourcing.
WorkflowOne’s technology-enabled utility model is designed to provide a single source for all print and supply chain management – incorporating a full range of solutions for companies that want to improve their production processes while reducing their print and promotional product spending across their entire supply chain workflow.
Under terms of the three-year, multimillion dollar contract, WorkflowOne will deploy SAVVIS’ hosting and network services to connect 41 sites and form the backbone of an innovative utility printing service that enables online, digital, and print-on-demand solutions for a variety of print and publishing customers. In addition, SAVVIS Professional Services will participate in the deployment of virtualized server technologies from Egenera, along with the integration of WorkflowOne’s innovative digital asset management solutions, order management tools, and ERP integration tools. The resulting integrated utility service will enable WorkflowOne customers to more cost effectively leverage their content across multiple mediums while greatly simplifying the cross-media publishing process.
“As the largest purchaser of print in the nation, WorkflowOne offers customers more buying power and leverage than they could achieve on their own,” said Ian O’Brien, Chief Technology Officer of WorkflowOne. “We now look to expand our competitive position by unifying our services in a way that enables us to further improve our customers’ ability to manage their workflows across the supply chain. SAVVIS’ proven global network performance, IT infrastructure services, and technology leadership will all contribute to a total technology solution that integrates WorkflowOne’s customer systems and is delivered as an innovative ‘print on demand’ utility service.”
WorkflowOne is a vendor-neutral provider that delivers a variety of services related to print and promotions ranging from creative services and marketing to warehousing, fulfillment, and distribution, across the supply chain. It is focused on reducing spend on print, promotional products, and office consumables. With so many companies under pressure to increase profitability and accelerate organic growth, these services enable companies to refocus on their core competencies while WorkflowOne streamlines and manages these mission critical, yet non-core, functions.
“WorkflowOne is an industry leader in understanding the dynamics of the community of interests that participates in the supply chain, and the enormous benefit that can be derived from managing the workflow process on an end-to-end basis,” said Nathan Kerry, Vice President and General Manager for SAVVIS’ Media & Entertainment Division. “We look forward to deploying WorkflowOne as a managed utility that addresses the entire workflow process from end–to-end and bridges the gaps between content owners, their suppliers and business partners.”
WorkflowOne is a full-service print and promotional products provider focused on the delivery of service-oriented, cost-effective solutions that clients and prospects value in their business acceleration efforts. As a 78-year-old industry leader, WorkflowOne offers world-class capabilities in the supply chain management of printing and promotional products with cutting-edge technology and unparalleled back office capabilities.
WorkflowOne services include design, print production and promotional product sourcing, as well as warehousing, fulfillment and distribution of printed and non-printed materials. Its supply chain expertise allows the company to streamline client processes with a unique business model that combines extensive hands-on account services with an unmatched global sourcing network. More information about WorkflowOne is available at www.workflowone.com or by calling Verla Hemrick, Marketing Manager, 877-282-4040.
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global IT utility services provider that focuses exclusively on IT solutions for businesses. With an IT services platform that extends to 47 countries, SAVVIS has over 5,000 enterprise customers and leads the industry in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network, and application services. These solutions enable customers to focus on their core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of their IT systems and operations. SAVVIS’ strategic approach combines virtualization technology, a global network and 24 data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit: .
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from SAVVIS’ expectations. Certain factors that could affect actual results are set forth as risk factors in SAVVIS’ SEC reports and filings, including its annual report on Form 10-K and all subsequent filings. SAVVIS assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements.
Carter B. Cromley
Ricochet Public Relations
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