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FirstGroup America Selects Vinimaya SmartSearch Catalog™ Solution

Vinimaya is pleased to announce that FirstGroup America has selected Vinimaya Smart Marketplace Technology as the search and shopping engine for their JD Edwards e-Procurement platform.

May 2, 2012 - PRLog -- Vinimaya, the leading provider of innovative E-Procurement Catalog and B2B Shopping Solutions is pleased to announce that FirstGroup America has selected Vinimaya Smart Marketplace Technology™ as the search and shopping engine for their JD Edwards e-Procurement platform.

Vinimaya Smart Marketplace Technology™ creates a private, virtual marketplace delivering an intuitive “B2C” shopping experience that employees immediately know how to use. FirstGroup users will have the capability to search in real time across all sources of supplier data -- punch-out sites, supplier websites, online marketplaces, warehouse inventory, and internal catalog databases -- with a single search from a user-customized interface. The results from each “Amazon-like” search are presented for consideration in a robust shopping environment complete with thumbnail images, detailed item descriptions, and side-by-side comparisons of items from different suppliers.

“After our team’s thorough review of Vinimaya and the marketplace, we were impressed with the solution’s capabilities.  Its innovative features will please our end users while giving the procurement team the ability to influence purchasing habits and drive savings,” said Ron Behrman, Vice President of Procurement.  “We are excited about the partnership and the value the technology will bring to our organization,” he concluded.

“With an expected footprint of 10,000+ suppliers, the fact that an industry leader like First Group has chosen Vinimaya, after such a thorough evaluation of alternatives, is great validation of Vinimaya’s strategy and solution.   We welcome FirstGroup America to the growing family of top-tier, global companies deploying Vinimaya.” added John Hutchinson, President and CEO of Vinimaya.  

About Vinimaya
Vinimaya, Inc. is a privately held software solutions company that provides innovative eProcurement Catalog and B2B Shopping solutions for both buyers and suppliers based on their patent-pending Vinimaya Smart Marketplace Technology™ platform. Vinimaya’s Purchase Decision Optimization (PDO) products are seamlessly integrated with systems from Ariba, SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards among others and are used by global companies such as 3M, Alcoa, Sunoco, Agilent Technologies, and Corning Inc. Vinimaya is a Vora Group company with offices in Cincinnati and Bangalore, India. For more information please visit http://www.vinimaya.com or call 888-618-8634.

About FirstGroup
FirstGroup America - headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio - is North America’s largest transportation company. With approximately 94,000 employees, the company operates First Student, the largest provider of student transportation in the U.S. and Canada; First Transit, a leading provider of transit management and contracting services; First Services, a leading provider of contract fleet maintenance and management services, and Greyhound bus lines, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation. Parent corporation FirstGroup plc, is traded on the London Stock Exchange and serves more than 2.5 billion passengers each year. For more information, visit http://www.firstgroupamerica.com or follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FirstGrpAmerica.

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