Activant Eagle Gaining Momentum in Canada


    
    Canadian Hardware Retailers Upgrading to the Latest in Retail Technology





    
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<p>LIVERMORE, Calif., <span class="xn-chron">June 28</span> /CNW/ -- The Activant Eagle® point-of-sale and retail business management software solution is rapidly growing in popularity among hardware and lumber retailers in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>. North America's leader in business management software for the home improvement and lumber industry, Activant Solutions Inc. is experiencing a groundswell of support with its next generation Activant Eagle software. Canadian retailers are gravitating to the Activant Eagle solution for its easy-to-use graphical interface and advanced functionality, along with its comprehensive business analytics software.</p>
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<p>The Activant Eagle software system is a comprehensive point-of-sale and retail business management system for businesses across a wide range of industries such as hardware and home centers, pharmacies, lumber and building material retailers, garden centers, farm-home/ranch stores and specialty retail. The software is designed to improve customer order management and point-of-sale operations, tighten inventory management processes, and streamline vendor procurement. Canadian hardware and lumber retailers are switching to the Activant Eagle solution for its advanced technology and features. The Activant Eagle software features a Windows-based graphical user interface -- which reduces the amount of time it takes to get new cashiers and service counter staff up to speed.</p>
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<p>In the past month, the following five Canadian retailers have switched to Activant Eagle: <span class="xn-person">Chase Home</span> Hardware Building Centre; E&B Lumber; Econo Lumber; Mar-Span Home Hardware Building Centre; and Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre.</p>
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<p>"Our point-of-sale and business management solutions play a critical role in the success of our business. We can't afford to allow these important tools to fall behind the technology curve. In order to compete in this market, it is important to us that we keep up with the latest the market has to offer," said Luc April, general manager of Econo Lumber. "We believe that the Activant Eagle software is the most technically advanced solution on the market -- combining an easy-to-use interface that shortens the learning curve for new employees with advanced analytics tools that give us insight into our company that we have never had before."</p>
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<p>The new Canadian Eagle users identified Eagle's analytics capabilities as major improvements over their previous reporting tools. The Activant Compass(TM) and Activant Business Advisor(TM) analytical tools are designed to give business owners a quick and deep insight into the workings of their company. These tools are designed to give users an accurate picture of where the business is today and where it is headed, which helps owners and managers make better, faster decisions. The Activant Compass product is a performance management tool that harnesses the power of the data collected by the Activant Eagle system, and lets users customize analysis and reporting to suit their particular needs. The Activant Business Advisor product is designed to monitor key areas of a business and alerts users to potential problems before they become real issues.</p>
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<p>"The Canadian hardware and lumber market is currently experiencing an upswing," said <span class="xn-person">Paul Salsgiver</span>, executive vice president for Activant. "A number of retailers are taking this opportunity to upgrade their software systems, improve efficiencies in their business processes and prepare for what they hope will be a busy second half of the year."</p>
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<p>Activant is actively working with its Canadian customers to add new features to the Activant Eagle solution that are specific to the Canadian market. "Activant is a great technology partner. They are listening to us and we have already seen a number of changes in the product based on our recommendations," added Econo Lumber's Luc April.</p>
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    About Activant Solutions
    
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<p>Activant Solutions Inc. is a leading technology provider of business management solutions serving small and medium-sized distributors and specialty retailers. Activant provides customers with industry-specific software, professional services, content, supply chain connectivity, and analytics.</p>
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<p>Over 30,000 customer locations use Activant to manage their day-to-day operations. Activant's systems are designed to help customers increase sales, boost productivity, operate more cost-efficiently, improve inventory turns and enhance trading partner relationships. Headquartered in Livermore, California, Activant has operations in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, <span class="xn-location">Ireland</span> and the <span class="xn-location">United Kingdom</span>. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.activant.com">www.activant.com</a>.</p>
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<p>This announcement relating to Activant may contain statements that are forward looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, such as statements concerning trends, future technology or products, or Activant's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's results, including, without limitation, market demand for products and technology, the company's ability to meet that market demand, the integration of Activant's technology and products with technology and products supplied by others, the integration of Activant's products into the businesses of its customers, customer acceptance of Activant's products, and the retention and deployment of skilled Activant service providers. Except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, we undertake no obligation to update or publicly revise any of the forward-looking statements. Please refer to our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended <span class="xn-chron">March 31, 2010</span> and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended <span class="xn-chron">September 30, 2009</span>, each of which have been filed with the Securities Exchange Commission and can be found through the Activant investor relations website at <a href="http://www.activant.com/company/investors">www.activant.com/company/investors</a> for a full discussion of the risks and other factors.</p>
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<p>Note: Activant, the stylized Activant logo design, Activant Eagle and Eagle are registered trademarks, and Activant Compass and Activant Business Advisor are trademarks, of Activant Solutions Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
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    Incendio International
    Tel:  770.973.8401
    rick@incendiopr.com






    

For further information: For further information: Rick Fernandez of Incendio International, +1-770-973-8401, rick@incendiopr.com, for Activant Solutions Inc. Web Site: http://www.activant.com

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