Uniondale, NY, July 20, 2006 - ProfitCenter Software Inc. (PCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX), and a premier provider of web-based, on-demand software for multichannel and direct marketing merchants, has signed a contract for the PCS Profitability Software Suite™ with A.M Leonard Company, a leader in the horticultural tool implement and consumer gardening business.
A.M. Leonard selected PCS` integrated Profitability Software Suite to unite all aspects of A.M. Leonard`s business including e-commerce websites, outbound wholesale sales team, consumer call center and accounting departments. Their employees will be able to easily navigate and have access to detailed customer data, sales activity, product information, inventory levels, marketing campaigns, and financial data all in one single secure database. Information entered into PCS, regardless of the channel or department, is simultaneously available for use in all other areas of the company, so companies can optimize business processes and leverage company wide information, real time.
"In order to run our business today, we manage many different systems for our e-commerce, order processing, CRM, shipping and accounting," stated Greg Stephens, President of A.M. Leonard. "PCS will give us a solution which will consolidate all these systems into one complete package. Tapping into PCS` potential, we expect the system to accelerate our ability to manage our company in its entirety and plan to boost sales and customer service to new levels.”
"From CRM, order processing, e-business and fulfillment to financial management, PCS brings together an unprecedented array of functionality and features for multi-channel direct marketers," said Matthew Ehrlich, President and CEO of ProfitCenter Software. "A.M. Leonard and other PCS clients can capture, organize, share and leverage critical customer, product and other business information across their companies to view their businesses in its entirety.”
“We feel PCS` easy configurability of its solution will lead to high adoption of the solution throughout our company,” said Stephens. “With PCS, our entire company will have the tools enabling them to spend more time addressing the needs of our customers, thus improving the quality of our customer service and products we deliver to them.”
“Signing with PCS is a significant step for A.M. Leonard in achieving the goal of a truly integrated single system to run their entire business across all channels,” said Ehrlich. “We`re extremely proud that, in A.M. Leonard`s search for a new solution; PCS met their criteria to address the needs of their multi-channel direct marketing business now and in the future.”
PCS’ Profitability Software Suite™ is a unified solution that enhances a direct marketing company’s bottom line, while eliminating the costs and complexities of traditional technologies. The PCS full featured SaaS (Software as a Service) on demand solution runs all aspects of a multi-channel direct marketing business. Through sales, fulfillment, accounting functionality and more, PCS empowers companies with the ability to automate and manage the full range of business information necessary to fully support their customers.
About ProfitCenter Software Inc.
ProfitCenter Software Inc. (PCS) (www.profitcenter.com) based in Uniondale, NY, is a leader in web-based on demand automation software for multichannel merchants and direct marketers. The company’s Profitability Software Suite™ is the first integrated, scaleable suite of applications designed to directly enhance a company’s bottom line. Through sales, fulfillment, accounting functionality and more, PCS empowers companies with the ability to automate and manage their entire customer life cycle and run their whole business off a web browser. PCS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Systemax, Inc. (NYSE: SYX) (www.systemax.com), a Fortune 1000 direct marketing company, which employs a system of branded e-commerce web sites, direct mail catalogs and relationship marketers to sell PC hardware, related computer products, consumer electronic products and industrial products in North America and Europe.
About A.M. Leonard, Inc.
A.M. Leonard, Inc. (www.amleo.com) based in Piqua, Ohio has a history in the horticultural industry for over 121 years. In 1885, Ashbel Merrel Leonard started a nursery as a hobby in his backyard in Piqua, Ohio. Years later, the Leonards partnered with Howard Kyle and the company more than doubled by 1979. Today, the company continues in the family tradition with Howard`s grandson, Greg Stephens, serving as president. A selection of over 7,000 first class horticultural supplies for growers, landscapers, grounds management-professionals, arborists, and contractors are readily available at competitive prices.
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