web site: http://cactuscommerce.com
Cactus Commerce is an e-business software and services company with over 10 years of
experience integrating Microsoft solutions. Dedicated to helping organizations of all sizes drive
additional revenue through electronic commerce in B2C, B2B and B2E scenarios, Cactus offers
solutions for Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Collaboration & Integration and e-
Commerce. Cactus solutions combine a wide array of professional services and unique industry
expertise that enables companies in the Retail, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and
Healthcare industries to collaborate electronically with business partners, taking full advantage
of their existing and future Microsoft technology investments.
Cactus Commerce Inc. is a privately held company, incorporated in 1995. The company?s
experience in B2B e-commerce and enterprise application integration (EAI) dates to 1997,
when Cactus Commerce developed, in collaboration with the Bank of Montreal, a firstgeneration
electronic marketplace system. In the spring of 2000, Cactus began the
development of the Cactus Settlement Server, a B2B payment solution designed entirely for
XML, which completed electronic transactions by supporting online financial settlement.
In August 2000, Cactus started work with one of Microsoft?s server product groups in
Redmond, Washington through which Cactus was involved in the development of Microsoft?s
B2B strategy, using products such as BizTalk Server and Commerce Server. These solutions
enabled suppliers to offer their products, services and catalogues online using XML standards.
In 2004, Cactus delivered Nautilus, a full-service online catering and conference management
system to Compass Group?s Eurest Division. Most recently Microsoft has engaged Cactus in an
exclusive agreement to deliver Cactus GDS Accelerator for BizTalk in order to provide
1SYNC (formerly UCCnet? and Transora) connectivity to retail, consumer goods,
manufacturing and distributor customers running on the Microsoft platform.
In today's global economy, companies are faced with the need to effectively integrate
applications, systems, and technologies from a variety of sources. Redundancy, erroneous
data and slow response to changes in the marketplace are costing companies billions of dollars
annually. According to AT Kearney, a global management consulting firm, $40 billion, or 3.5%
of sales, are lost each year due to supply-chain information inefficiencies.
Supply Chain Management (SCM) encompasses the automated exchange of information
between different organizations such as partners, customers, suppliers and distributors. TPI
enables the creation of truly collaborative business relationships that facilitate real-time
decision-making, accelerated cycle times and better monitoring of business performance
across the value chain.
As organizations are moving away from complex electronic data interchange (EDI)
infrastructures, which use expensive, proprietary networks for integrating with trading
partners, Internet-based technologies are becoming the Enterprise Collaboration & Integration
(ECI) solutions of choice through their ability to deliver all the advantages of EDI at a fraction
of the cost.
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The Cactus suite of software products allows companies to collaborate electronically with
business partners, while Cactus? industry-certified e-business consultants provide professional
services and unique industry expertise in support of these software offerings, enabling
customers to take full advantage of their existing and future technology investments.
Leveraging the robust integration capabilities of Microsoft BizTalk Server and Commerce
Server, Cactus? Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise Collaboration & Integration
(ECI), and e-Commerce solutions enable companies of any size to conduct business
electronically with trading partners using industry-standard, Internet-based technologies.
Unlike more complex, Java-based solutions, Cactus? .Net solutions support all phases of a
business transaction (connection, trade and settlement), installs faster, and is accessible to a
greater cross-section of trading partners.
Cactus has completed projects or is currently engaged with over 50 Fortune 1000 customers
to implement Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Collaboration & Integration as well as e-
Commerce solutions within their organizations. Some of these customers include: BCE, Briggs
& Stratton, CBC, Compass Group PLC, Costco, Emergis, Energizer, Jean Coutu, Nortel
Networks, Miller Brewing, Ocean Spray, Symcor, Tellabs, Tommy Hilfiger, United Western
Grocers, Wesco and W.W. Grainger.
Cactus collaborates with strategic and technology partners such as Microsoft, 1SYNC,
EPCglobal, Allstream, and global system integrators to deliver solutions that enable companies
to increase revenues, improve sales margins and differentiate themselves from their