SilverStream Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSSW), The eBusiness Platform Company, today announced that Imperial Sugar Company (NYSE: IHK) has selected the SilverStream Application Server as the power behind its recently deployed e-business portal applications.
As the leading supplier of bulk sugar and sweetener in the U.S, Imperial Sugar Company developed and deployed its innovative, company-wide online community with the SilverStream Application Server to enable Imperial Sugar’s 1,425 employees and management to stay up to date on corporate information and human resources information. Imperial Sugar’s new corporate portal enables employees to more rapidly access critical day-to-day information, while providing management with the tools to effectively evaluate and track employee satisfaction, as well as a corporate dashboard for tracking strategic performance measurements.
The new corporate portal consists of approximately 100 applications which provide employee-driven features such as a news system, on-line system surveys, an anonymous “suggestion box” and access to the company’s 401K retirement plan, as well as simple, intuitive access to frequently requested information including the corporate phone directory and meeting room availability schedules. The corporate portal is built upon a Portal Framework, which provides core features including Personalization, Content Management, a Component Framework, a WorkFlow component as well as an extensive library of other Components.
“The SilverStream powered portal is changing the way our employees access corporate information and approach administrative tasks that previously relied on manual tracking systems and multiple people to complete successfully,” said Mark Clemmons, Web and Database Manager, Imperial Sugar. “Building and implementing the system with SilverStream was much faster than if we had chosen another application server. SilverStream was supportive throughout the process and we were able to `go live’ with the initial phase in six weeks versus other solutions which would have required up to three months or longer.”
Imperial Sugar plans to develop additional corporate management and reporting applications using the SilverStream Application Server over the next few months as well as develop an Extranet portal which will allow our customers to access legacy information stored on IBM mainframe and AS400 as well as PeopleSoft systems.
“We are very pleased that the SilverStream Application Server provides Imperial Sugar with the power they need to support its employee online community,” said David Skok, chairman and founder of SilverStream Software. “Imperial Sugar’s decision to rely on SilverStream for its corporate portal demonstrates SilverStream’s ability to address a multitude of enterprise issues with e-business solutions that deliver improved employee communication, streamlined business processes and enhancements.”
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SilverStream partner, InfoPower Systems, played an important role in the design, development and successful implementation of Imperial Sugar Company’s e-business portal applications. For more information on InfoPower Systems’ services visit, http://www.infopowersystems.com, or call, 847-945-3636.
About Imperial Sugar Company
Imperial Sugar Company was founded 150 years outside Houston, TX in a city named Sugar Land owing its name to the company. Privately owned, for much of its history, by the Kempner family, Imperial Sugar is now a $2 billion public company with over 4,900 employees. In 1998, Imperial Sugar acquired Savannah Foods to grow its domestic presence to a 33% market share. Imperial Sugar Company is the largest processor and marketer of refined sugar in the United States and a major distributor to the foodservice market. The Company markets its products nationally under the Imperial(TM), Dixie Crystals(TM), Spreckels(TM), Pioneer(TM), Holly(TM), Diamond Crystal(TM) and Wholesome Sweeteners(TM) brands. Additional information about Imperial Sugar may be found on its web site at http://www.imperialsugar.com.
About SilverStream Software, Inc.
SilverStream Software, Inc., The eBusiness Platform Company, delivers software and services that enable businesses to create, deploy and manage eBusiness applications. Used in corporations throughout the world, SilverStream Software products are changing the way business is being conducted in Global 2000 companies such as ARCO, Ameritech, Bell Atlantic, Chevron, and the Chicago Stock Exchange.
SilverStream Software, http://www.silverstream.com, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ national market under the symbol (SSSW) and is based in Burlington, Massachusetts.
SilverStream is a registered trademark of SilverStream Software, Inc. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
This release contains information about management’s future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, uncertainty related to market acceptance of new products, consummation of binding agreements with Imperial Sugar and other prospective business partners, competition, development of the marketplace, product development and enhancement, technological changes and other factors that are discussed in the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and other documents that are periodically filed with the SEC.