Kinaxis Named as 2011 Company of the Year

Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation Selects Kinaxis for Regional Business Excellence Award

Ottawa, Canada, April 8, 2011Kinaxis, provider of the on-demand supply chain management (SCM) and sales and operations planning (S&OP) software service, RapidResponse™, is proud to announce that it has been named Company of the Year for 2011 by the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI).

OCRI is Ottawa’s leading member-based economic development corporation for fostering the advancement of the region’s globally-competitive, knowledge-based institutions and industries. The OCRI Awards are synonymous with business excellence in the Ottawa region.

“The submissions were of excellent quality this year which made the decision making process quite challenging for the committee. The success stories cited in these entries clearly indicate that Ottawa continues to produce world-class technology and innovation.” said Claude Haw, President and CEO of OCRI. “On behalf of the selection committee, OCRI and Ottawa’s knowledge-based community, I would like to congratulate all of the nominees for their hard work and commitment to excellence.”

The OCRI Awards acknowledge companies and individuals who have contributed to Ottawa’s knowledge-based community. Winners were selected based on their ability to demonstrate extraordinary excellence in their field, to advance the business climate for Ottawa’s technology, academic and government community, and to build wealth and enhance the quality of life.

“We are honored to be recognized as Company of the Year,” said John Sicard, chief operating officer for Kinaxis. “We are proud to be part of Ottawa’s thriving business community, and we look forward to building upon our reputation for exceptional performance and innovation in our industry.”

Kinaxis completed an outstanding year in 2010 in which the company continued to experience double-digit subscription revenue growth. With more than 30,000 users and a client roster of global market leaders, Kinaxis delivers critical supply chain management capabilities for collaborative planning, continuous performance management, and rapid response to plan variances.

The winner of the Company of the Year was announced at the OCRI Awards Dinner on April 7th at the Hilton Lac Leamy, Gatineau.


Kinaxis delivers a comprehensive on-demand supply chain offering—RapidResponse—that enables manufacturers and brand owners to drive supply chain management (SCM) and sales and operations planning (S&OP) from a single system. Global leaders across a broad range of industries are using RapidResponse as a decision-making hub for the broader value chain and are realizing a competitive advantage as a result. Large manufacturing companies with complex supply chain networks and volatile business environments rely on RapidResponse for collaborative planning, continuous performance management, and coordinated response to plan variances. Learn more about the RapidResponse editions, or join the industry discussions on the Supply Chain Expert Community at:



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