Canada Post, Tangentia announce creation, availability of Tangentia Shipping Accelerator, or T-Ship, a new solution built for Canada Post to simplify integration of Canada Post shipping services into IBM WebSphere Commerce platform

OTTAWA , May 14, 2014 (press release) – Canada Post and Tangentia today announced the creation and availability of Tangentia Shipping Accelerator or T-Ship – a new solution built for Canada Post that will simplify the integration of its shipping services into the IBM WebSphere Commerce platform.

With the T-Ship solution, Canada Post can offer retailers greater choice and convenience for their customers, including expected shipping times, delivery options, improved tracking and best in the industry returns experience. Retailers will also benefit from higher operational efficiency and reduced support calls.

T-Ship’s simplified integration process is based on Tangentia’s pre-built reusable service assets which easily plugs into the IBM WebSphere Commerce platform. The service assets make real-time incorporation with Canada Post’s shipping data fast and easy. It also means no additional customization is required with WebSphere Commerce, which reduces the cost of data integration and speeds up implementation.

“By simplifying the process of incorporating our shipping data, more retailers will be able to leverage it to improve their e-commerce customer experience. Providing customers with more choice and convenience while shopping online is fundamental to driving e-commerce in Canada,” says René Desmarais, Senior Vice-President, Parcels, Canada Post.

“By teaming up with Canada Post and IBM, we will enable a stronger e-commerce experience for online shoppers. Innovative solutions like T-Ship will help retailers take online retail to a higher level,” says Vijay Thomas, Managing Partner at Tangentia.

About Canada Post

Canada Post is the country's leading provider of electronic commerce and customer communication solutions. It reaches more than 15.3 million addresses, operates the country's largest retail network, and offers affordable and reliable service with convenient pickup and return options for online shoppers. Together, Canada Post, Purolator Inc. and SCI Logistics offer market-leading end-to-end solutions for e-commerce shippers by leveraging the assets and expertise of the Canada Post Group of Companies. For more information visit: www.canadapost.ca.

About Tangentia

Tangentia is a leading boutique consulting, technology and outsourcing firm with a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that can bridge the most challenging technology gaps while creating significant cost efficiencies and competitive advantage across an organization and its supply chain. Founded in 2003, Tangentia has more than 1,000 customers worldwide and is a Premier Partner of IBM. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Tangentia has local offices in the U.S., India and Western Canada. For more information, visit: www.tangentia.com.

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