North Coast Electric Chooses Wholesale Distribution Management System

Electrical distributor to rely on Intuit Eclipse to facilitate workflow, business processes

Shelton, CN — September 16, 2005 — The Independent electrical distributor North Coast Electric (NCE) Co. has selected Intuit Eclipse DMS (distribution management solution) wholesale management solution as its business system.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., North Coast Electric, a family-run, $235-million business with 32 locations in six states, stocks everything from light bulbs to the latest microprocessor technology.

After an exhaustive search by more than 50 NCE employees, we are confident that we have chosen the software that best matches the creativity and industriousness of our associates, said Rick Bumpus, North Coast Electric's head of operations. Eclipse DMS is the industry's best solution for improving business processes and lowering transactional costs while improving service for customers.

Eclipse DMS will help NCE streamline its operations. Its tracking and reporting tools are expected to improve operations across virtually every functional area of NCE's business. Using a Windows-like graphical interface called Solar, Eclipse will provide NCE with more information and power in a way that is easier to understand and use.

Intuit Eclipse is committed to providing clients with world-class quality products and services, and we are pleased to have that opportunity with North Coast Electric, said Jeff Goodman, vice president and general manager of the Intuit Eclipse business unit. North Coast Electric is one of the most progressive and innovative distributors in the electrical industry.