Island Pacific Partners With DiCentral
Island Pacific, a leading provider of merchandising and store operations software solutions for the retail industry, has partnered with DiCentral to offer best of breed Business-to-Business (B2B) solutions for vendor community management. The partnership will provide options for Island Pacific's retail customers to efficiently implement EDI with their suppliers using DiCentral's B2B communications and collaboration environment.
DiCentral has worked with Island Pacific customers in the past to shorten the time to implement and reduce the risks involved in moving to an EDI environment. DiCentral brings the resources and expertise that many retailers are lacking when it comes to implementing a B2B communication strategy with their supply chain.
With the partnership of DiCentral and Island Pacific, retailers can quickly and economically move to electronic B2B communications with their vendor community utilizing industry standard EDI documents. The B2B communications and collaboration environment developed by DiCentral provides the perfect complement to Island Pacific's suite of solutions for managing the supply side of your retail business.
For many years retailers have been utilizing EDI to reduce the costs associated with product procurement and distribution while benefiting from the increased manageability of their order fulfillment process. The partnership of these two companies makes it more affordable than ever for a retailer, not currently benefiting from this technology, to implement or improve the operation of their B2B communications.
"DiCentral is thrilled to partner with Island Pacific and their long tradition of bringing innovative solutions to the retail industry," stated Kevin Swantkowski, DiCentral's senior director of global channels. "I believe our EDI and vendor community management solutions nicely complement Island Pacific's suite of business solutions."
"Our main priority is to enable our retail customers to quickly and efficiently connect and trade with their respective vendor communities," said Rich Gaetano, chief operating officer at Island Pacific. "By partnering with DiCentral, we are now more able than ever to deliver the vendor community management tools that our customers depend upon."
Sun and Ski Sports, a retail customer of Island Pacific, has already experienced the benefits of the partnering: "Without DiCentral, communication with vendors (for implementing EDI) would have been more than a full-time job," said Shelly Nixon, vice president of information technology for Sun and Ski Sports. "Now we have more timely and accurate communication from our vendors through ASNs, therefore enabling Sun and Ski Sports to provide the merchandise that our customers want in a more efficient manner."
Founded in 2000, today DiCentral is a leading innovator in the EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) industry segment. A broad range of Software plus Services solutions enables a seamless exchange of data throughout supply chain networks. DiCentral's integration solutions are scalable to the size, growth, and unique requirements of each business. In addition, DiCentral develops and markets a complementary suite of supply chain applications for retailers and suppliers, including EDI testing, Global Enablement, Web EDI, Managed Services, and more.
About Island Pacific
Island Pacific provides merchandising and store operations software solutions to the retail industry globally. The company is a global leader in retail software solutions with a reputation for delivering high quality, reliable, flexible, scalable and affordable solutions. Island Pacific's solutions have been helping retailers to better serve their customers, manage their suppliers and grow their businesses since 1978. Island Pacific is a division of 3Q Holdings Limited.
SOURCE: Island Pacific Systems Inc.