-- Grocery Chain to Standardize on Microsoft Axapta for 11 Plants in Texas and Mexico –
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--Nov. 29, 2004--Junction Solutions, the premier provider of industry-focused enterprise software and services based on Microsoft(R) Business Solutions Axapta(R), today announced that the H-E-B has chosen Microsoft Axapta for Food & Beverage by Junction Solutions as their enterprise software solution. H-E-B will consolidate the legacy systems supporting their 11 manufacturing plants in Texas and Monterrey, Mexico into one integrated, multi-location, multi-lingual ERP solution.
H-E-B processes much of its own bread, dairy products, cookies and snacks, meat, and tortillas. Junction`s Microsoft Axapta for Food & Beverage solution will provide the solid foundation needed to improve forecasting, inventory control and production processes while facilitating compliance with critical food safety requirements for H-E-B`s private label brands.
"We required a flexible, innovative technology solution that would allow us to improve our efficiency while streamlining processes across all of our various manufacturing facilities," said Bob McCullough, Group Vice-President of Manufacturing at H-E-B. "We wanted a solution that worked specifically for food processing and distribution needs, and after a thorough product evaluation of several industry-leading solutions, Microsoft Axapta for Food & Beverage by Junction Solutions was the clear winner."
"Leading companies like H-E-B need advanced information technology they can easily implement in their business, but also require industry-specific functionality," said Brian Carpizo, President & CEO of Junction Solutions. "Microsoft Axapta for Food & Beverage by Junction Solutions combines the low total cost, ease of use and low risk solution of Microsoft Axapta with vertical industry extensions that allow food processors to manage such challenges as food safety, promotions management, and fluctuating commodity costs."
"This partnership is a great example of how today`s food and beverage manufacturers can benefit from the global standardization and customization functionality offered by Microsoft Axapta," said Mark A. Jensen, general manager, Axapta, Microsoft Business Solutions. "By using Junction Solutions` Microsoft Axapta for Food and Beverage product to streamline their business processes, H-E-B will be able to spend more time focusing on improving their operations to ensure food safety and efficient manufacturing and distribution processes."
About Junction Solutions
Junction Solutions is the premier provider of vertical industry focused enterprise software and services based on Microsoft Axapta. Focused on providing innovative solutions for food and beverage and multi-channel retail, Junction combines deep industry expertise with Microsoft Axapta, the most technically advanced ERP platform in the industry. Through deep industry skills and technology alliances, Junction delivers innovations that help clients transform their business operations and better connect with their customers, business partners and employees. For more information, visit our web site at www.junctionsolutions.com.
Founded in Kerrville, Texas in 1905, H-E-B has more than 300 stores in Texas and Northern Mexico with more than 60,000 employees. H-E-B is the largest privately held company in Texas with sales nearing $11 billion.