Murry's Expands Menu to Serve New Markets with Ross Systems
Tuesday May 3, 8:30 am ET
iRenaissance ERP Enables Frozen Food Manufacturer to Capitalize on Evolving Market Opportunities by Streamlining Core Business Processes to Support Growth and Decrease IT Spending
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2005-- Offering industry-proven solutions focused on the unique needs of manufacturers, Ross Systems, Inc. ("Ross"), a global provider of enterprise software solutions and a software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA - News), today announced that Murry's, Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty frozen foods, has expanded its reach into new markets and leveraged consumer trends by further optimizing its production processes with Ross Systems. Ross' iRenaissance enterprise resource planning ("ERP") solution has enabled Murry's to expand its product line, contributing to a substantial increase in national sales while reducing IT spending.
As a manufacturer to leading retailers, Murry's needed a flexible solution to compete effectively and adapt to the changing business environment. Since implementing iRenaissance, Murry's has experienced significant growth, leading to an increase in production of its products.
"The recipe management functionality in iRenassaince allows us to quickly adapt our recipes to fit the changing eating habits of America's 'people-on-the-go' lifestyle," said Louis Ford, Director IT Services at Murry's. "In turn, we've been able to extend our product line, including our popular French Toast Stick products, which account for a major portion of our national sales."
Murry's also turned to iRenaissance to safeguard its brand and commitment to delivering quality and value to its customers. With the ability to effectively track and trace products from raw material delivery, throughout the manufacturing process and on to the store shelves, iRenaissance exacts stringent control over the entire manufacturing process. Murry's can quickly and efficiently conduct recalls with iRenaissance's bi-directional lot-tracing capabilities in less than four hours should the need arise.
"Ross' iRenaissance suite is focused to meet the specific needs of food and beverage manufacturers who share a common set of business challenges," said Scot McLeod, vice president of marketing for Ross. "Our proven expertise in the food industries allows companies like Murry's to quickly adapt to current market trends and meet consumer demands while staying in lock-step with food safety requirements."
Pivotal people for their willingness to invest their time and energy with us and the homebuilding industry as a whole. It's reflected in their product; I don't think there are any products that can compare to Pivotal, at least in the customer-facing space, that support the homebuilding industry."
A Momentous Year
Over the past year, Pivotal has gained considerable momentum in the market, including:
- New customer wins such as Beazer Homes, Grand Homes and Standard Pacific Homes;
- An alliance agreement with New Home Technologies (a consortium of the top 35 US homebuilders) to jointly raise the acceptance of new technologies among homebuilders;
- Product enhancements including the addition of new productivity tools and integration support for popular ERP systems including Oracle/PeopleSoft;
- A major presence at top industry events including the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Florida and the upcoming PCBC 2005 Conference in San Francisco.
- The addition of seasoned executives to the Pivotal team including Steven Lewkowitz as professional services director, homebuilders. Lewkowitz, formerly of PeopleSoft, brings more than 20 years of experience working in and with homebuilders and the technologies specifically designed to address their requirements.
According to Bruce Cameron, general manager, homebuilding, Pivotal, "Pivotal has achieved considerable momentum during the past year as a result of our dedication and focus on providing solutions to meet the specific sales, marketing and customer care requirements of America's high volume homebuilders. We are thrilled that TecHome Builder's readers along with a committee of top homebuilders and systems integrators have chosen Pivotal as a company that is making a strong and positive impact in this market."
To find out more about Pivotal Homebuilder Front Office, visit www.pivotal.com/products/realestate/pivotal.asp or come see us in person at PCBC (Booth 7341, North Hall). See an exclusive demo and learn how Pivotal Homebuilder Front Office can help align your business processes to deliver a better customer experience and create customers for life. For more information on the conference please visit: www.pcbc.com/.
About Pivotal Corporation
Pivotal Corporation, a software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ:CHINA - News), is a leading CRM company that is 100 percent purpose-built to serve the demanding requirements of mid-sized enterprises - a powerful, highly flexible application platform, a complete set of CRM applications, and low-cost, results-producing implementation services. Pivotal delivers software and services that are designed to produce meaningful increases in revenues, margins and customer loyalty for companies and business units in the revenue range of $100 million to $3 billion. More than 1,800 companies around the world have licensed Pivotal including: Farm Credit Services of America, WCI Communities, Premera Blue Cross, Qiagen, AvMed Health Plans, Sharp Electronics Corporation, and WellCare Health Plans.
Pivotal's complete CRM software suite includes a powerful application platform and additional capabilities in contact centers, partner management and interactive selling.
About CDC Corporation
CDC Corporation (NASDAQ:CHINA - News) is focused on enterprise software, business services, mobile applications and internet media. The company has approximately 1,800 employees with operations in 14 countries.
For more information about CDC Corporation, please visit the website www.cdccorporation.net.
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TecHome Builder Magazine Selects Pivotal as High-Impact Product of the Year
Tuesday May 3, 6:00 am ET
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2005--Pivotal Corporation and CDC Corporation (NASDAQ:CHINA - News)
Major industry award underscores Pivotal's strong momentum in the homebuilding industry
Pivotal Corporation, a leading CRM solution provider for mid-sized enterprises, and a subsidiary of CDC Corporation, today announced that Pivotal Homebuilder Front Office is the only enterprise-caliber CRM system selected as a TecHome Builder Magazine High-Impact Product of the Year.
TecHome Builder Magazine is a market-leading publication providing focused editorial content on home electronics and operational software/technology products for homebuilding business management. The magazine is also the official publication of the tecHOMExpo at the annual International Builders Show and TecHome Builder Conference and Expo. The TecHome Builder High-Impact Product of the Year Award recognizes products that have the greatest impact, either financially by saving or making money, or operationally by helping to guide builders to a new level of service. Selections were made in two categories: Home Technology and Information Technology - based on the feedback of TecHome Builder Magazine readers and a committee made up of top homebuilders and systems integrators.
"During our search for High Impact Products of the Year, we asked our readers to put forward the systems that are making the most positive improvements in the way they operate their businesses and serve customers," said Jason Knott, editor-in-chief, TecHome Builder Magazine. "When the results came in, Pivotal Homebuilder Front Office stood out as a winning product backed by a company with a strong commitment to advancing the technologies available to the homebuilding community."
Considered the CRM system of Choice by America's Top Homebuilders
With two of the top six largest homebuilders in the United States as customers, Pivotal Homebuilder Front Office is considered the CRM system of choice by America's top homebuilders. It is the only CRM software system designed specifically to handle the complete marketing automation, lead management, sales automation and customer care cycles of volume homebuilders - from the first point of interest on a Website through the complete sales cycle to the handling of service and warranty requests years after a home is purchased. Built on an enterprise-class, Microsoft-based platform, it offers industry-specific functionality, while still providing the flexibility to support each homebuilder's unique business processes and operations. It also features extensive integration to Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Outlook, a user friendly interface, and integration to back-office systems including Oracle/PeopleSoft.
According to Jonathan Smoke, CIO, Beazer Homes, "I give a lot of credit to the