Smurfit Kappa Ireland Selects VantagePoint's Core Business Software

    VANCOUVER, March 27 /CNW/ - VantagePoint Systems, Inc. announced today
that Smurfit Kappa Ireland has signed a contract to implement Business
VantagePoint(TM), VantagePoint's flagship business software for the corrugated
packaging industry, in their operations. Business VantagePoint software will
be implemented at Smurfit Kappa's three corrugated plants and seven specialty
packaging plants in Ireland.
    Business VantagePoint(TM) is an estimate-to-cash business software
solution for multi-plant packaging manufacturing operations, and provides
functionality in the areas of estimating, order processing, inventory,
manufacturing control, job costing, shipping and invoicing. Smurfit Kappa will
utilize Business VantagePoint software together with Planning & Scheduling
software from OM Partners and ArtiosCAD design software, as a part of a
best-of-breed software approach. All three software solutions will be
seamlessly integrated, with information being passed between the applications
    "We are impressed with the way Business VantagePoint displays open order
data, and the flexibility to move jobs between plants. The software provides
us with full visibility of all orders being processed in all plants, across
the whole organization, and allows us to establish optimum order routing for
cost savings and maximum efficiency," commented Mr. Paul Cash, Head of
Information Technology for Smurfit Kappa Ireland.
    "Business VantagePoint will enable us to run our operations as
efficiently as possible allowing us to focus on our mission of creating value
to our customers," stated Mr. John O'Loughlin, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Ireland.
    "We first started working with Smurfit Kappa Ireland a year ago, and
quickly realized that their business offered an exciting opportunity; they are
focused on delivering the perfect order to their customers, while operating
ten business units in two countries. We look forward to implementing Business
VantagePoint in Smurfit Kappa's operations over the next 12 months," commented
Peter Dobell, Vice President, CTO of VantagePoint Systems Inc.

    About Smurfit Kappa Ireland

    Smurfit Kappa Ireland (SKI) is a coordinated network of ten business
units, located throughout Ireland. A part of the Smurfit Kappa Group, a
European leader in paper-based packaging, Smurfit Kappa Ireland is one of the
most respected names in Irish business since 1934, and the leading supplier of
packaging solutions in the country. Across a broad range of industries, SKI
provides their customers a 'one-stop shop' - a single point of contact for all
packaging requirements. Corrugated packaging, bags, crates, pallets, foam &
plastic packaging, point of purchase material and signage are just a few
examples of the products and services SKI provides throughout Ireland. The
company's aim is to help their customers reduce their total packaging costs by
providing expert advice and class-leading service in areas such as; packaging
grade and design optimization, supply chain management, inbound & outbound
logistics, and in-store promotion and shelf presence.

    About VantagePoint Systems Inc.

    VantagePoint Systems develops business software for packaging
manufacturing companies and provides complete implementation, product support,
and technical services to its customers. VantagePoint's software solutions
address the entire spectrum of packaging manufacturing including corrugated
packaging, folding cartons, retail displays, food and beverage packaging,
labels, and multi-wall bags. VantagePoint software is run by some of the
largest packaging companies in the world including Smurfit-Stone,
Georgia-Pacific, International Paper, and Menasha Packaging. VantagePoint also
operates HRMS, Inc. as a wholly-owned subsidiary that provides business
software for entry to mid-size corrugated packaging manufacturers.
Collectively, VantagePoint's software has been selected by over 600 packaging
plants throughout North America and internationally, which positions
VantagePoint as one of the leading suppliers of business software and related
services to the paper and packaging industry.
    VantagePoint Systems with locations in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Lombard, IL
and Leicester, UK, is a division of Solarsoft Business Systems, a provider of
modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions. For more
information, visit

    About Solarsoft Business Systems

    Solarsoft is a new name in mid-range ERP systems but an established
supplier of software tailored to the needs of manufacturers, wholesale
suppliers and distributors. The company has grown organically and through
acquisition since 1986. Over 1,700 firms across North America, EMEA and Asia
rely on Solarsoft to bring clarity and efficiency to their operations.
Solarsoft was formed from the merger of CMS Software Inc and XKO Software Ltd,
and recently acquired VantagePoint Systems, Inc. in Canada, with transactions
funded by Marlin Equity Partners of Los Angeles. For more information, please

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