Apex, NC– March 29, 2022 – Sitation, a leading systems integrator and strategy partner for the product information management (PIM) industry, announced today that it has won the Experience Award at the Akeneo Unlock 2022 PXM Champions Awards. The first of its kind in the industry, Akeneo’s annual award honors brands that excel in using PXM to drive incredible growth, deliver outstanding product experiences, and turn challenges into opportunities as they adapt to the changing omnichannel retail environment. All winners were awarded at Unlock 2022, Akeneo’s flagship global summit for the PIM & PXM community.
Sitation was selected as the 2022 winner for the Experience Award, which recognizes success, after using Akeneo to reflect brand values across multiple geographies, resulting in higher conversions and lower returns. By creatively implementing Akeneo’s suite of PXM Studio solutions, Sitation helped Revalize, CPQ solution software company achieve an increase in Product Efficiency Quality and a decrease in Cost per SKU, in spite of a 30+% team size reduction.
As an Akeneo Gold Partner, Sitation has worked hand-in-hand with Akeneo for years, helping a number of global brands such as Giant Tiger, Jack Wolfskin, and EECO unlock growth opportunities, unleash team productivity, and delight customers with great product experiences. We help retailers, distributors, brands, and manufacturers drive omni-channel commerce programs leveraging core aspects of product data management.
“We are thrilled to have been recognized as a finalist in three award categories, and to share the Experience Award with our client, Revalize,” said Steve Engelbrecht, Founder and CEO at Sitation. “We’re honored to partner with the Akeneo team and will continue to leverage this powerful platform and our team of extraordinary professionals to deliver best-in-class product experiences for our global customer base for years to come. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners, and to Akeneo for continuing its exciting story of growth and success.”
“Consumers and business buyers demand more from brands and retailers. The new baseline is a consistent product experience across all touchpoints, which is hard enough. The differentiator is showcasing brand values, integrating environmental impact information, or highlighting second-hand collections,” says Kristin Naragon, Akeneo’s VP of Global Marketing and Strategy. “That’s why we’re so thrilled to celebrate this year’s PXM Champions. During a transformative moment for our industry, these brands have stepped up and used product information to take their businesses to the next level, while continuing to drive value for their customers.”
Akeneo Unlock 2022 returned in person on March 15th and 16th in Paris, with keynote presentations from Akeneo experts and customers LVMH Group, Boohoo, Accor, Rémy Cointreau, Royal Canin, Babolat, Swiss Krono and Belco Coffee. Akeneo’s next in-person summit will take place in Fall 2022 in Boston, with more details to come shortly.
Akeneo is a global leader in Product Experience Management (PXM) helping businesses with products to unlock growth opportunities by delivering a consistent and compelling product experience across all channels, including eCommerce, mobile, print, points of sale and beyond. With its open platform, leading PIM, add-ons, connectors and marketplace, Akeneo PXM Studio dramatically improves product data quality and accuracy, simplifies catalog management, and accelerates the sharing of product information across channels and locales.
Leading global brands, manufacturers, distributors and retailers, including Thras.io, Staples Canada, boohoo.com, and Air Liquide trust Akeneo to scale and customize their omnichannel commerce initiatives. Using Akeneo, brands and retailers can improve customer experience, increase sales, reduce time to market, go global, and boost team productivity. For more information: https://www.akeneo.com.
Sitation is a leading partner to brands, manufacturers, retailers, and distributors, providing services to help accelerate growth and win new customers on the digital shelf. With headquarters in Apex, NC, and offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Toronto, Sitation was recently named one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States at #379 on the Inc. 5000 and boasts a growing team of dedicated professionals specializing in the three pillars of PIM: strategy, data quality, and technology. Learn more at www.sitation.com.
Specializing in connecting their customers to the correct CPQ solutions for their manufacturing verticals, Revalize enables better buying and faster sales for their customers. As an industry specific software solution company Revalize, enriches product data for food service equipment and supplies manufacturers, optimizing client’s sales-to-production processes to maximize revenue and simplify complexities. Learn more at www.revalizesoftware.com.