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Recognitions showcase innovation in the cloud

Indianapolis, IN — November 16, 2016 —  Appirio, a global cloud services company that creates next generation worker and customer experiences, has recognized five companies for using the cloud to provide their customers and workers with consumer-grade, collaborative experiences. The awards celebrate the new and progressive ways Appirio’s customers are using cloud-based solutions to modernize their businesses.

    1. Customer Experience Pioneer: Rehrig Pacific received the Customer Experience Pioneer Award for breaking new ground in the waste management industry. Rehrig has uniquely leveraged multiple clouds to create an innovative digital and mobile solution that is transforming customer experience. The company is adding RFID tags to regular large waste containers, allowing the municipalities who use them to track all things related to waste collection and maintenance of the containers. Benefits include better self-service, lower costs, high productivity, and ultimately improved customer satisfaction.
    2. Worker Experience Pioneer: KAR Auction Services, a global provider of wholesale automotive remarketing products, services and technology for wholesale-used car sellers and buyers, received the Worker Experience Pioneer Award for embracing employee engagement and embarking on a Worker Experience transformation. It has leveraged the latest cloud and technological shifts aggressively in order to transform its Worker Experience and create the “One KAR” experience for workers to collaborate, easily find information, and work more efficiently.

“KAR Auction Services is honored to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Jay Bahel, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for KAR Auction Services. “KAR’s employees are our greatest asset, and our Worker Experience strategy is aimed at empowering and connecting the creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit across our global workforce. Together with Appirio and Salesforce, we’ve deployed a collaborative online community that will advance KAR’s growth and help us deliver a more integrated and personalized customer experience.”

  1. Industry Pioneer: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization, received the Industry Pioneer Award for using technology in innovative ways in order to better fund blood cancer research, education, and patient services. It places great value on delivering best in class technology to its employees and volunteers to ensure its constituents are receiving the best care possible. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is successfully re-inventing its business, innovating the nonprofit sector, and differentiating by supporting its incredible mission.
  2. Virtuous Cycle Visionary: Georgetown University received the Virtuous Cycle Visionary Award. As the the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the United States, Georgetown University was established in 1789. It is currently not only incorporating the principles of the Appirio Virtuous Cycle as central to the design and implementation of its own Enterprise CRM, but it is also laying the groundwork for an exceptional constituent experience transformation.
  3. Project Team of the Year: Stryker received the Project Team of the Year Award for continuing to push the envelope and modernizing its business through technology. The team at Stryker received this recognition for meeting the exacting standards that reflect Appirio’s very best.

About Appirio
Appirio is a global services company that helps customers create next-generation Worker and Customer Experiences using the latest cloud technologies. Our free-thinking consultants deliver unmatched customer value by creating actionable strategies, delivering results quickly, and helping organizations adapt to a new experience-driven era. We do this by harnessing the power of one of the world’s largest crowdsourcing communities and thousands of pre-built solution accelerators. Appirio is a trusted partner to some of the world’s largest brands, including YP, Cardinal Health, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Home Depot, Sony PlayStation, Moen, and IBM.

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