Closes the Blinds on IT Complexity for Plastibec

    Hosted Solution Eases Transition to new JD Edwards Environment

    MONTREAL, Nov. 26 /CNW/ -, experts in the development and
delivery of intelligent IT business solutions, has added Plastibec, a leading
manufacturer and supplier of vertical louvers, horizontal slats, and valances,
to their impressive portfolio of Oracle JD Edwards Hosted and Managed Services
    Plastibec recently completed an asset buyout of their parent company,
Royal Window Coverings. As a result, the company needed to migrate all
necessary data to their new Oracle, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system without
causing interruption to their business. At the same time, Plastibec did not
want the added expense or headache of an IT department to provide ongoing
support for its enterprise software.
    Plastibec turned to
    "We needed a vendor who had a strong software model coupled with low cost
managed services. From the very start of the project, worked hard
to deliver the Plastibec solution based on our very unique requirements,"
commented Kris Taylor, Vice President Operations & IT. "
successfully navigated a difficult environment. While we were working through
a buyout, they managed third party software providers, holding them to
schedule and budget, in order to create a solid infrastructure for our
solution and deliver it 2 weeks ahead of schedule."
    The savings Plastibec incurred as a result of the smooth and seamless
transition working with is estimated in the millions and's managed services allowed Plastibec more time to focus on their
core business.'s flexible IT solution will support Plastibec's
aggressive expansion efforts by providing reliability and availability for
their enterprise software without the headache of a full blown IT shop.
    "We are very pleased to be working with Plastibec and to provide them
with a secure infrastructure and the flexible software solution they need to
support their growth," stated Michael Etinson, President, "This is
an excellent example of how we can provide a comprehensive solution that
allows Plastibec to focus on managing their business while Syntax manages
their computer systems."

    About Plasibec

    Plastibec is a leading manufacturer and supplier of vertical louvers,
horizontal slats, and valances. Plasticbec's manufacturing facility is located
in Quebec and they have several distribution facilities across North America.

    About Syntax

    For over 35 years, has been providing comprehensive technology
solutions to small, medium and large size businesses throughout North America.
The company partners with Oracle, IBM, Cognos, SAP, and other world-class
technology leaders in order to deliver the best combination of hardware,
software and services to its customers.'s award-winning team offers
an extensive array of services and support including strategic consulting,
project management, systems integration, consulting, design, programming,
installation, training, and post installation audits. Founded in 1972, the
company has approximately 80 employees and has offices located in Montreal and

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