|[December 17, 2012]
American Standard Selects PROS Big Data Applications to Drive Sales Effectiveness
HOUSTON --(Business Wire)--
PROS® (NYSE: PRO), an original big data company, today
announced that American
Standard has chosen PROS big data applications to support its
pricing and sales effectiveness initiatives.
Edmond Brown, Director of Pricing, American Standard (Photo: Business Wire)
American Standard is a leading manufacturer of high-quality residential
and commercial building products for the bath and kitchen. The company
employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
For more than 130 years, American Standard has been raising the standard
on daily living through innovations that balance performance, beauty and
responsibility. The company's water conservation efforts were recognized
this fall by being named the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's
WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year.
"Our business operates at a rapid-fire pace, and we were looking for
capabilities to make decisions quickly," said American Standard Director
of Pricing Edmond Brown. "We conducted a systematic and comprehensive
evaluation of PROS and its biggest competitors, and PROS won hands down.
Their engagement with business leaders across our organization, from
sales, marketing, finance and pricing, provided us with a blueprint for
our success. We'll have real-time big data science and analytics on
historical customer transactions that benefit the entire organization."
"Our customers require that we respond at the speed of their businesses
with quotes that are almost instantaneous," said American Standard Vice
President of Sales Chris Capone. "PROS took a real partnership approach
with our sales team, listened to what we needed, understood our
challenges and established a process that is strategic to our efforts.
Our sales force will now be equipped to respond to the pace of the
market wih a set of tools that deliver profitable business results."
"Top-performing companies like American Standard are making a strategic
decision to mine their data to gain transformational selling
advantages," said PROS Chief Sales Officer Chris Jones. "We're enabling
companies to leverage their big data to uncover hidden buying patterns
and insights, based on data science and analytics. Sales reps gain a
definitive advantage, with information that helps them find the best
opportunities to cross-sell, upsell and confidently tailor their pricing
to each customer and peer group. We appreciate the confidence American
Standard places in PROS, and look forward to a successful and enduring
To learn more about PROS, visit the website at www.pros.com.
About American Standard
American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a
wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets,
fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool
tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen as well as
decorative panels. The company currently offers total project solutions
for residential and commercial customers; employs more than 5,000 people
in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under
well-known and respected brands, such as American Standard®, Jado®,
Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane Plumbing®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative
Panels International®. American Standard Brands is an affiliated
portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners. The company is online at www.americanstandard.com,
on Twitter (News - Alert) at twitter.com/amercanstandard
and on Facebook (News - Alert) at www.facebook.com/AmericanStandardPlumbing.
PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO) is an original big data software company
that helps customers outperform in their markets by using big data to
sell more effectively. We apply 27 years of data science experience to
unlock buying patterns and preferences within transaction data to reveal
which opportunities are most likely to close, which offers are most
likely to sell and which prices are most likely to win. PROS offers big
data solutions to optimize sales, pricing, quoting, rebates and revenue
management across more than 30 industries. PROS has implemented more
than 500 solutions in more than 55 countries. The PROS team comprises
more than 650 professionals around the world. To learn more, visit www.pros.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including
statements about the functionality and benefits of pricing software to
organizations generally as well as the functionality and benefits of
PROS software products. The forward-looking statements contained in this
press release are based upon PROS historical experience with pricing and
big data software and its current expectations of the benefits of
pricing and big data software for organizations that implement and
utilize such software. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those described herein include the addressability of an
organization's pricing and revenue management needs, the risks
associated with PROS developing and enhancing products with the
functionality necessary to deliver the stated results and the risks
associated with the complex implementation and maintenance of pricing
and big data software such as PROS software products. Additional
information relating to the uncertainty affecting the PROS business is
contained in PROS filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
These forward-looking statements represent PROS expectations as of the
date of this press release. Subsequent events may cause these
expectations to change, and PROS disclaims any obligations to update or
alter these forward-looking statements in the future, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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