Perfect Commerce Moves to Downtown Kansas City

Technology company leases space in historic Fidelity Bank Building in K.C., Mo.

Technology company leases space in historic Fidelity Bank Building in K.C., Mo.

Kansas City, MO — June 14, 2005 — Supplier relationship management (SRM) specialist Perfect Commerce is pulling up stakes and moving its corporate headquarters from Lee's Summit, Mo., into downtown Kansas City, taking up residence in the historic Fidelity Bank Building now known as 909 Walnut.

The roughly 20-mile move, expected to take place in September, will be a homecoming of sorts for the company since 909 Walnut is just a few steps from the company's first location, where Perfect Commerce was originally formed as eScout in 1999.

Perfect signed a five-year lease with Simbol Commercial to occupy 19,000 square feet of the mixed-use building. 909 Walnut, with its 1930's art deco design, currently is undergoing a $64 million renovation.

Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes gave the move the thumbs up, saying that Perfect would play an important role in turning the vision of a vibrant and prosperous downtown into a reality. "They are exactly the type of company we want to attract to the urban core," Barnes said.

Sandy Kemper, chairman and CEO of Perfect Commerce, said that while the company has enjoyed its Lee's Summit location, Perfect was looking forward to moving back to the heart of Kansas City. "Downtown played an important part in our company's history and we are pleased to participate in its revitalization," he said.

The new location will also be convenient for Perfect's Kansas City-based clients, including DST, UMB Financial Corporation and H&R Block, Kemper noted.

Perfect Commerce provides Web-based, "on-demand" solutions to enable the sourcing-to-settlement process. Perfect also has offices in Texas, California, Nevada and France.

Additional Articles of Interest

—For more information on the current state of the sourcing and procurement markets, see the articles "The Analyst Corner: Sourcing" in the June/July 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, and "The Analyst Corner: Procurement" in the August/September 2004 issue of the magazine.

— When ex-Chrysler chief Thomas T. Stallkamp considers cures for what ails American manufacturing, he chooses not to look inside the four walls of the corporation but to the extended enterprise and the relationships that bind a company to its supply chain partners. Read about Stallkamp's take on the collaboration imperative in "No Company Is an Island," the Executive Memo column in the April/May 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.