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Network Services release 6.2

June 02, 2011
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SCHAUMBURG, IL — Network Services Company (Network®), a $13 billion international organization of independent distributors serving the healthcare, commercial real estate, industrial, foodservice and printing paper markets, is pleased to accept two awards that recognize Network for its ability to create genuine business value through innovation in information technology (IT).

In 2010, Network converted three separate ERP systems into one common platform, a platform that Network is the first company in North America to implement, and all in less than thirteen months. This significant undertaking has created new and improved business processes that have strengthened Network’s overall service capabilities, and represents a tremendous business value to our customers, members and partners.

In recognition of this achievement, Network has won the 2010 Impact Award for Large Enterprise from Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG). This prestigious award recognizes one company from the Large Enterprise category each year for implementing SAP® solutions to maximize service, efficiency and return on investment. Winners are selected based on a number of factors, including best practices, improved service levels, and innovation.

In addition, Network is also a recipient of the 2011 CIO 100 award from IDG’s CIO magazine. The 24th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in IT. "This year''s CIO 100 awards draws well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovating with IT but creating genuine business value as well," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & Events. "These winning companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to businesses everywhere."

“We are very pleased to be recognized as a winner of the ASUG Impact Award and the 2011 CIO 100 award. These achievements reflect a lot of hard work from our team. Taking this project to implementation in only thirteen months took tremendous communication, many long hours, and commitment to the value this project would deliver from both our internal team, as well as our partners,” commented Paul Roche, Chief Information Officer of Network. “Converting three legacy systems and being the first in North America to adopt the Agency model has created a platform for innovation, and a key service differentiator for our members.”

About Network Services Company
With revenue of more than $13 billion, Network Services Company is an international organization that provides distribution services to global accounts in the healthcare, commercial real estate, foodservice, industrial and printing paper markets. The Network solution includes janitorial supplies, foodservice disposables, industrial packaging supplies, and printing paper that contribute to increased wellness and productivity while reducing costs and improving service. Network’s customized services provide centralized spend management control, while meeting unique local market needs for companies with multiple locations throughout North America and Europe. For more information, visit:

About CIO Magazine
CIO produces award-winning content and community resources for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of business, as well as create opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. The CIO portfolio includes, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of more than 200 awards to date, including the American Society of Business Publication Editor’s Top B-to-B Magazine since 2000 and two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards. CIO websites and printed publications appear in more than 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, Finland, India and Sweden. CIO Executive Programs—a series of face-to-face conferences including the CIO 100 Awards & Symposium™—provide educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government leaders. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

About SAP
SAP is the registered trademark of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Company information is available at

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