Presented by: Chuck Mortimore, Director of Platform Services, Rearden Commerce
Password on day of session: iddyrearden
Rearden Commerce – Delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS) to more than half a million employees in six hundred companies, the Rearden Personal Assistant leverages federation technology to help users find and purchase the services they need based on their preferences and company policies. As users schedule travel, dining reservations, corporate entertainment, package shipments, web conferences and other services, the Rearden Personal Assistant automatically updates their calendars and notifies them of any changes.
· Deployment – Rearden Commerce’s initial deployment of PingFederate went live on July 9th 2007 and within one month Rearden Commerce federated with 15 companies supporting 10-20 percent of all user sessions. Rearden Commerce’s fast-growing customer base spans the pharmaceutical, financial services, high-tech, energy, and consumer products industries.
· Highlights of User Benefits – Federation allows users of the Rearden Personal Assistant to maintain control over their credentials, easily collaborate with others and securely purchase services from a network of more than 137,000 service merchants. With a single login and password, employees enjoy instant, secure access to the services and company resources they need to do their jobs.
· Highlights of Business Benefits – Through the use of federation technology, organizations deploying the Rearden Personal Assistant rapidly achieve high levels of user adoption. By making it easy for their employees to find and buy services from preferred providers offering negotiated discounts, organizations typically save 20-30% on the services purchased through the system.
· Interoperable Federation Technologies – Rearden Commerce exposes SAML and WS-Federation endpoints with the Rearden Personal Assistant relying on PingFederate for multi-protocol support and proven interoperability.