Clark, New Jersey – August 12, 2013 – GEP, a leading global provider of procurement software and procurement services to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide, today announced that it has been named a 2013 Customer Innovator of the Year by Lightpath®, a leading provider of advanced Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice and video transport solutions, and managed services to businesses in the New York metro area.

The Customer Innovation Awards are presented annually by Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation, and recognize innovative use of technology to transform the way an organization works.

"Innovation is a key strategic and business driver at GEP," said Subhash Makhija, CEO of GEP. "It’s in our DNA and our active embrace of new and better ways to do things helps our global teams collaborate better, serve of our customers better, and continually enhance the value we deliver.”

Rapidly expanding GEP uses a range of sophisticated Internet services from Lightpath to help support its hyper-collaborative culture across a far-flung network of global offices and operations centers, including locations in London, Prague, Shanghai, Singapore, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Mumbai and Hyderabad, as well as the New York and Sydney metro areas. 

“Innovation is what moves businesses forward,” said Lacey Ford, Vice President of Marketing, Lightpath. “The leading work that GEP is doing to keep its geographically-distributed workforce closely connected is exemplary of the breakthrough use of technology that Lightpath seeks to highlight in its Customer Innovation Awards.”

About GEP

GEP is a diverse, creative team of people passionate about procurement. 

We invest ourselves entirely in our client’s success, creating strong collaborative relationships that deliver extraordinary value year after year. We deliver practical, effective procurement services and technology that enable procurement leaders to maximize their impact on business operations, strategy and financial performance. 

Named a Star Performer in Everest Group’s Peak Matrix of Procurement Services Providers, Winner in the HfS Blueprint Report on Procurement Outsourcing Providers and to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for nearly a decade, GEP is also ranked a leader on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant analysis of the world’s top sourcing and procurement software providers. Clark, NJ-based GEP has nine offices and operations centers in North and South America, Europe and Asia. To learn more, please visit


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