Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Zobrist Consulting Wins 2011 IBM Beacon Award for Best Industry Solution for Retail

IBM named Zobrist Consulting, Inc., a firm dedicated to developing online business solutions for Small and Medium-sized companies, the winner of the Best Industry Solution for Retail in the IBM Beacon 2011 Awards competition for its Smart Merchandiser product. This prestigious honor is awarded each year to a select number of IBM Business Partners to recognize information technology excellence, commitment to skills attainment, industry knowledge and innovative solutions based on IBM products and services.

Beacon Award winners set the standard for business excellence, innovative technology solutions, industry knowledge and client satisfaction. The Beacon Awards are an important element of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. Winners are chosen from among hundreds of nominations by leading industry journalists, analysts and IBM executives.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized with a Beacon Award,” says Teresa Zobrist, President of Zobrist Consulting. “Receiving the Beacon speaks to our passion for creating innovative best-in-class solutions that deliver complete customer satisfaction. We developed Smart Merchandiser specifically to give our clients a cost-effective but powerful tool to managing their online stores, combining the intelligence of web analytics and social media with the ease of a graphical, intuitive inventory management system.”

“The IBM Beacon Awards recognize Business Partners who have delivered high value, innovative solutions that exemplify our focus on technical excellence, industry expertise and client satisfaction,” said Rich Hume, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We congratulate Zobrist Consulting on winning the IBM Beacon Award for Best Industry Solution for Retail and demonstrating their commitment to delivering innovation and business value to our mutual clients.”

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About Zobrist Consulting Group

Zobrist is a Premier IBM Business Partner focusing on Online Retailing since 2001. Zobrist was awarded the IBM WebSphere Commerce Leadership Award for "Best B2C Deployment” in 2008 for the launch of the Zobrist and VF Services were recognized by IBM with the “Foundational Leadership Award” in 2009 for the launch of and

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