Model N, Inc., a leader in Revenue Management solutions, has named Akamai Technologies the leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, a preferred technology partner. The result of the relationship for end-users of Model N's Revenue Management Solutions is the ability to leverage a "Business Quality Internet" that delivers global speed and performance improvements of up to 500%, enabling increased application adoption. The alliance was unveiled at the Rainmaker 2008: The Model N Revenue Management Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.
"We are pleased that Model N has placed its confidence in Akamai," said Willie M. Tejada, vice president, Application Acceleration for Akamai. "Model N's best-of-breed Revenue Management solutions and proven track record make this alliance a natural fit for Akamai's Web Application AcceleratorSM service."
Akamai's Web Application Accelerator service leverages Akamai's globally - deployed platform - comprising approximately 30,000 servers in 70 countries - to deliver consistent, improved application performance for enterprise customers. Model N customers in more than 50 countries can benefit from Akamai's technology to optimize the global Internet cloud and enhance the speed and reliability of all of their Web-based, globally deployed applications, including their Model N Revenue Management solutions.
"After witnessing several highly successful Akamai deployments among our existing customers, we felt it was imperative to share the benefits that Akamai offers to global organizations utilizing Web-based solutions," said Richard Fitchen, General Manager, High Tech at Model N. "This partnership is already enabling us to deliver added value to the more than 32,000 Model N users worldwide."
Interest in the technology partnership unveiled at the recent Rainmaker 2008 Summit is gaining momentum with two successful deployments for industry leaders in the semiconductor and manufacturing sectors:
Model N customers interested in learning more about the technology partnership should contact their local sales representative.
About Model N
Model N is a leader in Revenue Management solutions, offering an integrated suite of applications for analytics, pricing strategy and execution, contracts, compliance, rebates, fees and charge-backs optimized for the industry practices of Life Sciences and High Tech companies. Enabling the creation of a seamless, end-to-end process from price setting through settlements payment, Model N's uniquely integrated approach eliminates revenue leakage and delivers the visibility and controls needed to avoid the risks of non-compliance to government reporting regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and government pricing requirements. Customers include: Boston Scientific Corporation; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Cypress Semiconductor Corporation; Intersil Corporation; Linear Technology Corporation; Medtronic, Inc.; Microchip Technology Inc.; Micron Technology Inc.; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company; ON Semiconductor, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc. Model N is located in Redwood Shores, California. For additional information, visit www.modeln.com.
The Akamai Difference
Akamai® provides market-leading managed services for powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, Akamai's services have been adopted by the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai's global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. An S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 company, Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference, visit www.akamai.com.
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