APQC Joins JAZD Markets Partner Program to Deliver Business-Critical Best Practices and Benchmarking Content

Process and Performance Content Provides Actionable B2B Research  to Help Companies Be More Efficient, Effective in Finance, HR, Operations, Product Development, Supply Chain, and Knowledge Management

(Andover, Mass. - August 19, 2010) - JAZD Markets, the leader in online B2B directory-driven marketplace platforms, announced the addition of Houston-based APQC, the leading benchmarks and best practices research firm, to the JAZD Markets Partner Program to deliver research studies in benchmarking, best practices, performance metrics, and other related content.

“Effective benchmarking and process management builds the critical framework for values-driven business success across all industries,” said Jamie Bedard, founder and CEO of JAZD Markets. “Our partnership with APQC establishes a robust channel to deliver meaningful process and performance expertise across all JAZD Market directories to our key decision makers and buyers.”

The August appearance of APQC content will signal another milestone reached in the commitment to expand JAZD Market content in the benchmarking and process management arena across all represented industries in JAZD directories. Market analysis and actionable best practice insight will provide business-building content covering IT, telecom, supply chain, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, process flow and the professional services industries.

"More than ever, people are seeking out ways to work faster and smarter. Increased pressure on margins, tightened budgets, and smaller workforces are driving unprecedented demand for benchmarks, best practices, and tools to help organizations improve," noted Carla O'Dell, president of APQC. "We are looking forward to sharing our functional knowledge, ongoing research, and process expertise with JAZD Markets’ more than one million readers."

About JAZD Markets, Inc.

JAZD Markets is the leading B2B, directory-driven, marketing-as-a-service (MaaS) company. JAZD Marketplaces combine directory placement, lead generation, SEO, content integration, behavioral marketing, social media, advertising and vertical search into a proven-product marketing platform. Over a million buyers and decision makers rely on JAZD Marketplaces – HealthTech, PharmaTech, Chemical Yellow Pages, CommTech, HotelWorld Network Marketplace, SupplyTech, ProcessFlowDirect,and TechDirect- to find the right products.

About APQC

APQC is the leading resource for performance analytics, best practices, process improvement, and knowledge management. The organization’s research studies, benchmarking databases, and renowned Knowledge Base provide managers with intelligence to transform their organizations. A member-based nonprofit founded in 1977, APQC serves Global 1000, government, and nonprofit organizations. For information, visit www.apqc.org or call +1.713.681.4020.

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