SPS Commerce Partners with Data Integration Specialists

DIS to offer SPS network as hosted service alternative to EDI software

DIS to offer SPS network as hosted service alternative to EDI software

St. Paul, MN — April 1, 2004 — Integration specialist SPS Commerce has formed a partnership with Data Integration Specialists (DIS) under which DIS will offer SPS Commerce.net to its customers and prospects as a hosted service alternative to electronic data interchange (EDI) software.

Data Integration Specialists concentrate on two areas of integration, trading community adoption and enterprise integration, focusing on the mid-market segment of such industries as manufacturing, retail, transportation and healthcare.

In particular, DIS facilitates the integration of customers' back-end systems, including manufacturing accounting applications like Peachtree, Macola and MAS 90, or other health care applications to track business essentials like healthcare claims, eligibility/enrollment, or remittance advice.

Under the new agreement, DIS will receive sales training and support from SPS and will be paid a commission on future sales of SPSCommerce.net services to their prospect and customer base. The relationship will extend SPS Commerce's reach into the small and midsize business market for e-commerce services.

"Our customers need an easy-to-use, easy to implement and maintain, cost-effective EDI solution that fully integrates with the various back-end systems they employ to manage their businesses," said Joe Dalman, a principal with DIS.

SPS said it expects to broker similar reseller agreements through its business development team over the course of 2004.