Innovative PIREL software to power GS1 Canada marketing database



    MONTREAL, Oct. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - PIREL, a provider of secure, web-based,
and easily integrated document management solutions, is proud to announce that
GS1 Canada has selected PIREL to provide a comprehensive data management
solution to help make Canadian companies' marketing efforts more efficient.
    GS1 Canada, the national experts in collaborative commerce and global
supply chain standards, has signed a four-year agreement with
Boucherville-based PIREL, for the design and implementation of an enhanced
data management platform for its ECCnet Image & Validation (ECCnet I&V)
services. ECCnet I&V has become a leader in imaging services whose outstanding
work has attracted both domestic companies and international praise. To date,
more than 20 Canadian retailers and 1,200 Canadian manufacturers have
collaboratively participated in ECCnet I&V. By selecting PIREL for its
user-friendly web-based solution, GS1 Canada will further enhance Canadian
companies' ability to maximize data accuracy, reduce costs and promote their
products effectively by gaining 24/7 access to their product images and data.
    "We needed a solution provider with proven technology, capable of
implementing a system for efficient, secure data and, more importantly, image
storage and manipulation," said Pierre Veilleux, Vice President, ECCnet Image
& Validation, GS1 Canada. "After considering the many proposals pursuant to
our call for tenders, PIREL emerged as our clear preference. PIREL is truly at
the forefront of the industry and went beyond simply proposing a concept:
PIREL actually demonstrated a working model of the software, requiring only
minor modifications in order to meet and even exceed our expectations. Our
main objective is to continue to provide our members with excellent service
and our strategic alliance with PIREL will allow us to do just that."
    PIREL's web-based solution will provide sustainable value to GS1 Canada
members. "The entire PIREL team is excited about this new collaboration," said
Michel Lessard, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, PIREL. "Our
document management solution will allow quick and easy Internet access to
product images and data for GS1 Canada members, reducing download times by, in
some cases, 90 percent."
    "We are proud that PIREL's commitment to the increased productivity and
enhanced efficiency of business processes will be conducive to maintaining GS1
Canada's reputation as an international e-commerce communication leader," said
Denis Pigeon, Founder and President, PIREL. "This collaboration of two
Canadian-based organizations, PIREL and GS1 Canada, leaders in our respective
industries, will undoubtedly lead to new and exciting international
opportunities in the near future."

    About PIREL: Founded in 1994, and headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec,
PIREL is a software company dedicated to improving the way that businesses
manage documents. PIREL software is presently used in Fortune 500 institutions
to print, archive, distribute, consolidate and publish electronic data,
including customized check printing, archival of insurance policies,
preparation of payroll statements, and web presentment. Documents are made
available online in a customizable, attractive, and secure format. For
additional information about PIREL, please call 1-800-449-5199 or visit our
website, www.pirel.com.

    About GS1 Canada: GS1 Canada is a not-for-profit organization that
promotes and maintains global standards for the identification of goods,
locations and related e-commerce communication, such as bar code prefixes
issuance and maintenance. GS1 Canada is the only authorized source for
globally unique company prefixes in Canada, a standard term and condition of
trade globally. It provides a range of educational opportunities, maintains
ECCnet Registry, Canada's national product registry, and offers one-stop
access to product images and dimensional data. As technologies such as
Electronic Product Code(TM)/Radio Frequency Identification (EPC/RFID) continue
to drive the e-commerce revolution, GS1 Canada will provide the leadership to
help ensure that Canadian companies can participate competitively. For more
information, visit www.gs1ca.org.




For further information:

For further information: Denis Pigeon, Founder and President, PIREL,
(450) 449-5199 or 1-800-449-5199, dpigeon@pirel.com

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