Supply chain execution provider went live with 89 new sites last year; projects with new and existing customers
Grand Rapids, MI — February 2, 2006 — Supply chain executive specialist Provia Software is highlighting its 2005 results, pointing to the nearly 90 customer sites that went live last year, including both new and upgraded sites worldwide across a variety of industries.
The sites that went live in 2005 covered projects for customers in third-party logistics (3PL, frozen, cold and dry storage), consumer packaged goods (CPG), wholesale/industrial distribution, food and beverage and high tech/electronics, the solution provider said.
In addition to new sites leveraging Provia's software, a number of the company's existing customers added additional Provia software products to their logistics strategies. Among Provia's current customers, 17 upgraded their solutions.
A total of 35 new and existing Provia customers added new sites or products, or completed upgrades in 2005. In addition, Provia's Latin American distributor, Tecsys Latin America (TLA), had its most successful year ever licensing Provia's products in the region, adding seven new customers, according to Provia.
"Adding new customers, while having existing customers add new sites and license additional products, is a key success factor for Provia," said Ken Lewis, Provia president and CEO. "These partnerships give us a strong balance and reinforce our long term commitment to each customer every time they make a conscious decision to continue working with us."
Service Orientated Architecture Noted
Aside from customer activity, the main highlight of Provia's year was the release of ViaWare WMS 7.0, the latest version of its warehouse management system (WMS) and a core component of the company's ViaWare supply chain execution suite.
ViaWare WMS 7.0 offers an underlying service orientated architecture (SOA), which provides integrated business intelligence and personalization capabilities and allows for extended breadth and depth of the WMS, Provia said. With SOA, ViaWare WMS can be integrated into an existing IT and supply chain solution environment.
"Adding Service Orientated Architecture to ViaWare is a huge leap for the WMS industry, as companies can tailor the WMS to their specific needs instead of waiting for them to come in a new release, yet stay on a standard product upgrade path," said Lewis. "We also added personalization capabilities to ViaWare WMS to provide end user adaptability for the desktop, radio frequency (RF) and mobile devices so users can easily setup and adapt menus, screens, language, reports, mobile device dialogs and field level access to meet changing operational and customer requirements and achieve a faster return-on-investment and subsequently realize measurable, ongoing cost savings."
Additional Articles of Interest
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— A logistics team is called upon to craft supply chain processes that update logistics and inventory management at the growing retail chain Michaels Stores Inc. Read more in "The Art of Supply Chain Optimization," a Best Practices article in the October/November 2005 issue of Supply and Demand Chain Executive.
— Procurement business process outsourcing is a growing trend, but best practices for BPO success are still being written. For insights on how to ensure your BPO project meets its goals, read "Five Success Factors for Procurement Business Process Outsourcing," sidebar to the cover story "Rising to the Challenge of the Outsourced Supply Chain" in the October/November 2005 issue of Supply and Demand Chain Executive.
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