As market adoption of Ecosystem Integration increases, demand for modernizing B2B is creating immediate opportunities for mutual growth in key vertical industries

ORLANDO, Florida – October 9, 2019 – CLEO CONNECT 2019 -- Dallas-based Persimmon Group, a systems integration services partner with Cleo, the global leader in ecosystem integration technology, today announced a new initiative to expand their longstanding global partnership and take advantage of the market’s increasing appetite for ecosystem integration

The partnership is focused on developing what Persimmon calls “customer-specific ecosystems,” a new approach to IT modernization that optimizes critical end-to-end business processes across a company’s supply chain.  From manufacturing to end-consumer delivery, or from order fulfillment and billing to product catalogs and delivery, Persimmon helps companies move information, expedite trading partner onboarding, and increase the velocity of B2B transactions by providing greater control and organizational agility to meet evolving ecosystem integration requirements. 

The offering is made possible by Cleo Integration Cloud, Cleo’s ecosystem integration solution, which delivers data movement, data transformation, EDI, and application integration capabilities -- all via a single platform.  Persimmon’s supply chain expertise, combined with Cleo’s robust platform, allows for customized development of both EDI and API solutions that fit individual customer requirements and that can be delivered quickly, no matter what IT environment the customer is using.  

“At Persimmon, we believe each customer has their own unique ecosystem.  Yet we’re finding that many of our clients are struggling with B2B/EDI modernization efforts, especially when it comes to leveraging advanced integration techniques like web services, APIs, cloud, or hybrid environments,” said Charles Abbott, CEO, Persimmon. “As a systems integration partner with Cleo, we’re delivering complete solutions built on the Cleo Integration Cloud platform -- enabling our customers to maintain healthy relationships with all their ecosystem stakeholders by providing them greater visibility and control of their integration environment.”     

One example is at The Apparel Group (TAG), a joint customer based in Lewisville, Texas.  Persimmon has leveraged the Cleo Integration Cloud platform’s EDI modernization capabilities to help TAG improve logistics and distribution for men’s and women’s apparel by developing real-time interfaces to existing ERP and warehouse management systems (WMS), as well to multiple order fulfillment sites.  Steven Chen, director of information technologies with TAG, praised the combined solution, saying, “The combination of Cleo Integration Cloud products and Persimmon Services allows The Apparel Group to gain a competitive advantage with our customers as we handle the wide variety of integration needs that our customers present.”

Mark Seaman, vice president of channel solutions with Cleo, added, “As demand for ecosystem integration intensifies, Cleo is actively looking for more system integrator partners like Persimmon.  Our 10-year relationship only gathers strength as we go, and we’re proud to be a part of their ‘customer-specific ecosystems’ initiative.”  To learn more about partnership opportunities with Cleo, visit the partner section on our website.

Cleo Connect 2019 – Orlando

Persimmon CEO Charles Abbott will address Cleo customers attending Cleo Connect 2019 in Orlando on Thursday, October 9, at 9:20 Eastern time (U.S.).  His topic, “Living in the World of Customer-Specific Ecosystems,” will explain how Persimmon is using Cleo products to help companies evolve in the age of the cloud by leveraging modern integration technology to bridge the gaps between the once-comfortable on-premise environment and today’s wide-area network of local, remote, and virtual applications.  

About Persimmon Group

The Persimmon Group has been providing professional IT services to supply chain companies since 1994. Consulting, project management, application development, systems integration, EDI and managed services are what we do best. Across multiple industries, we provide IT resources that include project managers, business and system analysts, network and application designers, and developers. We have business and application skills in manufacturing, distribution, finance, and transportation. Our specialized capabilities include any-to-any platform integration, electronic data interchange, web application continuity, and legacy system support.  Based in Dallas/Fort Worth, we are able to support projects world-wide. For more information visit our website, or call +1.972.252.0122.

About Cleo

Cleo is an ecosystem integration software company focused on business outcomes, ensuring each customer’s potential is realized by delivering solutions that make it easy to discover and create value through the movement and integration of enterprise data. Cleo gives customers a strategic, “outside-in” visibility into the critical end-to-end business flows happening across their ecosystems of partners and customers, marketplaces, and internal cloud and on-premise applications. Our solutions empower teams to drive business agility, accelerate onboarding, facilitate modernization of key business processes, and capture new revenue streams by reimagining and remastering their digital ecosystem through robust application, B2B, and data integration technologies. For more information, visit or call +1.815.282.7695.

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