Dot Foods Selects Tenzing to Host its Product Information Management Application on Amazon Web Services
TORONTO – March 7, 2018
Cutting-edge PIM system will improve Dot Foods’ customer experience through product enrichment while bolstering their investments in technology and service partners.
Dot Foods, the largest food industry redistributor in North America, has selected Tenzing to be the hosting and managed services provider in conjunction with the implementation of the EnterWorks’ Enable® Product Information Management (PIM) platform. Dot Foods delivers to distributors in the challenging less-than-truckload (LTL) sector in every state and over 35 countries and is a founding member of the GS1 US Foodservice Initiative.
Dot Foods’ mission is to develop innovative solutions to help their food industry partners increase sales and profits. The decision to invest in a PIM/MDM platform and in the new hosting capabilities is rooted in the desire to strengthen content and supply chain capabilities as well as further their ecommerce growth across their extensive trading network. As part of extending the company’s leadership in an increasingly complex and digital food industry, the company leadership chose EnterWorks’ Enable, an enterprise-wide application and GS1-certified solution to provide trusted product content for the 127,000 products Dot Foods carries.
Dot Foods understands the importance of updating its product content system as it operates in the B2B sector that now must match the vibrant, customized user experiences expected in consumer-driven B2C commerce. Enable will allow Dot Foods to improve customer experiences by centralizing product information, syncing product content with product inventory, and improving connectivity with industry data pools and networks. Not only does it stand to enhance customer experience, it will give them an informational advantage over the competition. The project parallels other cutting-edge initiatives throughout Dot Foods.
Upon its selection, EnterWorks referred to Dot Foods their #1 hosting provider and strategic partner, Tenzing. Last year the two companies agreed on a partnership to build a collaboration network for more powerful, flexible commerce solutions. Tenzing responded to the challenge by crafting a unique solution to leverage the full power of EnterWorks’ PIM/MDM system by hosting it on Amazon Web Services.
Dot Foods ultimately selected Tenzing due to their expertise with the EnterWorks application and their proven track record of managing ecommerce environments in the public cloud. Tenzing will provide strategic consulting and hosting services to Dot Foods, allowing them to devote attention and resources on innovating their redistribution networks.
Brian LeDuc, Chief Information Officer at Dot Foods, looks forward to the stability and flexibility Tenzing and its partner will provide. “This investment exemplifies our core competency of being the best technology-enabled food-related redistribution company. We go beyond actively seeking out the best technology — we sign on top experts who can onboard, manage and optimize the technologies to keep pace with our goals. It is simply the next chapter in our ongoing evolution of improving how our software services are managed to get the best value and services for Dot overall.”
Kerry Young, Chief Operating Officer at EnterWorks, comments that “the opportunity to work with Tenzing is always a pleasure as a trusted and reliable partner. Our teams have the expertise and technology to enact the most creative, efficient solution possible for meeting Dot Foods’ needs now and into the future as the food industry evolves to meet digital challenges.”
The upcoming collaboration with EnterWorks demonstrates the dynamic nature of Tenzing’s cloud offering. As Tenzing is the only Cloud managed services provider focused on both ecommerce and MDM, the company is uniquely positioned to help Dot Foods achieve the innovation it seeks for its customers. Greg Wong, Chief Revenue Officer at Tenzing, notes that “Working with Dot Foods and being recommended by EnterWorks validates the significant investments that Tenzing continues to make into our PIM practice. By leveraging the EnterWorks Enable platform on our AWS cloud, Dot Foods’ business model is going to see transformative changes in power, scalability, and flexibility.”
Tenzing is one of the few cloud-based managed service providers that offers customers an end- to-end process and solution from data onboarding through data visualization in their ecommerce systems. Tenzing deploys, manages and optimizes software and infrastructure for leading omnichannel and commerce platforms from partners such as Oracle Commerce, SAP Hybris, Intershop, Magento, and others. Tenzing provides solutions that enhance performance, maintain security and simplify compliance for leading retailers and manufacturers. Tenzing has offices and customers in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, and is widely recognized as a high-growth company and industry leader. For more information, please visit: http://www.tenzing.com.
About Dot Foods
Dot Foods Inc. carries 127,000 products from 930 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in North America. Through Dot Transportation Inc., an affiliate of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and more than 35 countries. Dot Foods operates ten U. S. distribution centers, which are located in Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Dyersburg, Tennessee; and University Park, Illinois. An eleventh distribution center is currently under construction in Bullhead City, Arizona. Dot Foods’ Canadian operations are located in Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. For information, visit DotFoods.com.
Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth. Both companies are looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel in all U.S. locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods visit DotFoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers. For more on opportunities available with Dot Transportation, visit DriveForDot.com.
EnterWorks® Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM) solution enables companies to acquire, manage and transform product information into persuasive content that drives higher sales and new competitive strengths through e-commerce Web, mobile, print and various electronic channels. Services offered include: Master Data Management, Product Information Management, Dynamic Data Modeling, Workflow & Collaboration, Syndication & Publishing, Digital Asset Management, Geographic Localization, Portal Content Exchange, and Digital Channel Accelerators.
EnterWorks is highly ranked by various research analysts and used by industry leaders such as: Ariens, Big Rock Sports, CPO Commerce, Creative Converting, Darigold, Fender Musical Instruments, Guthy-Renker, Hearth & Home Technologies, HON Furniture, HP Hood, Interline Brands, Johnstone Supply, Mary Kay, Mercer, Orgill, Publishers Clearing House, Restoration Hardware, Strategic Market Alliance, US Foods, and W.B. Mason. Learn more at http://www.enterworks.com.