U.S. Xpress Awarded for Innovation in Business Process Management and Workflow Excellence by Future Strategies

“Automating the Value Chain” Leveraging the Cordys Business Operations Platform
BPM Awards and Technology Showcase

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cordys, the leading provider of software for business process innovation, today announced that U.S. Xpress has been awarded the 2008 Silver Award for North America for Excellence in Business Process Management and Workflow by Future Strategies. These prestigious awards are used to recognize organizations that have demonstrably excelled in implementing innovative solutions to meet strategic business objectives. Particular attention was paid to implementations that showed processes extending beyond the corporate boundaries to support customers, suppliers, trading partners and more. U.S. Xpress, a pioneer in the transportation industry, is recognized for its innovative program to “Automate the Value Chain” using the Business Operations Platform from Cordys. The awards ceremony was held on March 2, 2009.

U.S. Xpress Enterprises stands today as one of the premier transportation companies in North America, with over 8,500 trucks and 26,000 trailers. U.S. Xpress has continually reshaped the landscape of transportation by developing revolutionary innovations that deliver unmatched levels of customer satisfaction. U.S. Xpress is continually looking to increase the efficiency of its operations to ensure bottom line corporate success, and in 2008 U.S. Xpress faced the additional challenge of acquiring several other companies and bringing together the disparate systems of these companies. The company therefore introduced a new effort to “automate the value chain” – starting with the loading and bidding process.

“U.S. Xpress aims to build a process infrastructure that will enable it to continue its successful business strategy of partnering with synergistic companies – and make its process infrastructure a factor in accelerating profit and growth through aligned support of that strategy with process-metric and business-metric visibility in new and existing processes,” said U.S. Xpress CIO Steve Cleary.

“We awarded U.S. Xpress for the particularly high standard of innovation and excellence shown in their BPM and workflow implementations,” said Nathaniel Palmer, Executive Director, WfMC. “The positive impact on their business objectives has helped them move the goalposts for their industry.”

“We congratulate U.S. Xpress for delivering on its vision to apply BPM and workflow to solve real business challenges. We are delighted that they have been recognized for their industry leadership in delivering operational efficiency and demonstrated value, not only to the business, but across the entire value chain. We look forward to continuing our support for U.S. Xpress in their process innovation initiatives,” added David Keene, President, Cordys Inc.

About The Awards

Now in their 14th year, the Awards were presented on Monday, February 25th, 2008 in conjunction with the BPM Awards and Technology Showcase (http://www.bpmfocus.org/events) held from February 25-26 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown, in Tennessee. The awards are jointly sponsored by BPM Focus and Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) with support from industry associations Object Management Group (OMG) and media organization, BPM.com.

About Cordys

Cordys is a global provider of software for business process innovation and Enterprise Cloud Orchestration. The industry-leading Cordys Business Operations Platform (BOP) consists of a complete suite for next generation Business Process Management (BPM), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) and innovative SaaS Deployment Frameworks (SDF), delivering a complete Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution. It includes an open, integrated set of tools and technologies including Composite Application Framework (CAF), Master Data Management (MDM) and a SOA Grid. The Cordys platform and its cutting-edge Cloud technology empowers customers to dramatically improve the speed of change, fundamentally altering the way they innovate their Business Operations to achieve a true customer-centric philosophy. Global 2000 companies worldwide have selected Cordys to achieve business performance improvements such as increased productivity, reduced time to market, higher security and faster response to ever-changing market demands. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Cordys is a global company with offices in the USA, the UK, Germany, China, India and Israel. For more information, visit http://www.cordys.com.

Nathaniel Palmer

Rated as the #1 Most Influential Thought Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) by independent research, Nathaniel Palmer is recognized as one of the early originators of BPM, and has led the design for some of the industry’s largest-scale and most complex projects involving investments of $200 Million or more. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief of BPM.com, as well as the Executive Director of the Workflow Management Coalition, as well as VP and CTO of BPM, Inc. Previously he had been the BPM Practice Director of SRA International, and prior to that Director, Business Consulting for Perot Systems Corp, as well as spent over a decade with Delphi Group serving as VP and CTO. He frequently tops the lists of the most recognized names in his field, and was the first individual named as Laureate in Workflow. Nathaniel has authored or co-authored a dozen books on process innovation and business transformation, including “Intelligent BPM” (2013), “How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done” (2012), “Social BPM” (2011), “Mastering the Unpredictable” (2008) which reached #2 on the Amazon.com Best Seller’s List, “Excellence in Practice” (2007), “Encyclopedia of Database Systems” (2007) and “The X-Economy” (2001). He has been featured in numerous media ranging from Fortune to The New York Times to National Public Radio. Nathaniel holds a DISCO Secret Clearance as well as a Position of Trust with in the U.S. federal government.