EXTOL Certified by 1SYNC Solution Partner Program for Data Synch

Technology provider community sees growing opportunity in data synchronization

Technology provider community sees growing opportunity in data synchronization

Pottsville, PA — May 1, 2006 — B2B connectivity specialist EXTOL International has passed the tests for technology, interoperability and company capabilities to support and integrate customers' product item data and connect to the 1SYNC Data Pool.

As more industries and trading partners embrace data synchronization as a way to improve business, 1SYNC's Solution Partner Program provides a pool of technology providers to help companies adopt and utilize this technology. The program is intended to help take the guesswork out of implementing data synchronization, according to EXTOL.

"Early data synchronization initiatives were driven by very large retailers and suppliers, with limited focus on broader supply chain benefits," said Steve Rosen, vice president of marketing at EXTOL. "Since then, smaller suppliers have found that data synchronization can significantly reduce errors, eliminate manual steps, improve order accuracy and improve vendor scorecard rankings that influence shelf space, payment terms and other entitlements."

Rosen said that many EXTOL customers — including American Italian Pasta, Shop-VAC, Garan, Variform and Prime-Line — have reported internal benefits, beyond the intangible value of satisfying retailer mandates.

"1SYNC Solutions Partners are central to our mission to promote broad utilization of data synchronization," said Bob Noe, CEO of 1SYNC. "This program is one of several flexible implementation options available to 1SYNC customers so they can quickly put this technology to work and achieve a timely return on their data synchronization investment."

Additional Articles of Interest

— For a look at how Canadian company McCain Foods is overcoming data synchronization challenges in its supply and demand chain, see the article "Building a 'Trusted Source'" in the April/May 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

— With its customers increasingly requiring new levels of connectivity, C&H Sugar deploys a 21st century IT infrastructure. Read more in "B2B Integration Spells Sweet Success," Best Practices article in the December 2005/January 2006 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.