Essent is Ultimate Sponsor for Inaugural PromoStandards Tech Summit & Hack-a-Thon

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Essent is a firm believer in the PromoStandards mission and we want to do everything we can to support PromoStandards in implementing industry-wide trading partner integration. Essent is proud to sponsor the PromoStandards Tech Summit and Hack-a-Thon."
-Eric Alessi
Essent President & CEO
Chair of the PromoStandards Board

PromoStandards is launching the premier technology event for the promotional products industry and Essent, a champion of trading partner integration and a PromoStandards contributor from the beginning, is helping make sure "the technologist event of the year” gets off to a great start.

Essent is the Ultimate sponsor for the inaugural PromoStandards Tech Summit and Hack-a-Thon on Oct. 2-5 in Tampa, Fla.

PromoStandards is devoted to improving supply chain efficiency in the promotional products industry through trading partner integration that allows distributors, decorators, and suppliers to share business information electronically and automatically instead of slowly and manually.

Essent has championed of trading partner integration for more than 20 years and a founding member of PromoStandards since PromoStandards started in 2015. With representation on the PromoStandards standards committee, Essent co-authors the PromoStandards integration protocols and Essent President & CEO Eric Alessi was elected chairman of the PromoStandards board in 2022.

"Essent has always recognized trading partner integration as the leading method to reduce supply chain friction, to make transactions more efficient and, ultimately, make the industry and its companies more competitive and profitable," Essent President & CEO Eric Alessi said.

"Essent is a firm believer in the PromoStandards mission and we want to do everything we can to support PromoStandards in implementing industry-wide trading partner integration. Essent is proud to sponsor the PromoStandards Tech Summit and Hack-a-Thon — two incredible industry events designed to further the industry's goals of digital integration," Mr. Alessi said.

Mr. Alessi will deliver remarks at the opening and closing ceremonies and also lead a roundtable discussion on Identifying and Solving Industry Pain Points.

Essent Vice President of Research Steve Luisser, an award-winning integrator, is leading a Hack-A-Thon team that's leveraging PromoStandards data to create website-based product research tools in a project tentatively called PromoFound.

The Tech Summit and Hack-a-Thon features industry-specific and application-specific topics for promo and print technology and appeals to those interested in ecommerce, order management, ERP, systems integration technology solutions.

PromoStandards is a group of distributors, suppliers, and service providers who define and write integration standards for trading partners to work more efficiently. Since its founding in 2015, membership is at an all-time high and thousands of trading partner connections are processing millions of transactions.

Distributors and Suppliers alike, of all sizes, are seeing significant reductions in labor, errors, and processing time – providing them more time to move their business and the industry forward.

Inventory, Order Status, Order Shipment Notification, Product Data, Media Content, Invoices, Purchase Orders, Product Pricing & Configuration, and Product Compliance can be shared via OrderTrax using PromoStandards.

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