Junction Solutions’ Multi-Channel Retail Software Replaces Current Retail Systems
Lincolnshire, IL - December 19, 2006 - Junction Solutions today announced Miles Kimball Company, a recognized leader in the consumer catalog industry, has selected JunctionMCR to replace its current Ecometry retail enterprise software system. The company chose Junction Solutions for its 360-degree retail enterprise software solution, retail industry expertise and reputation within the Microsoft partner community.
Established in 1935, Miles Kimball Company (MKC) is a recognized leader in the consumer catalog industry. Owned by Blyth, Inc. a $1.5B provider of home decor and home fragrance products, Miles Kimball Company consists of 5 catalog titles and mails about 120 million catalogs annually including:
. Miles Kimball offers unique assortment of distinctive, hard to find, value added merchandise.
. Miles Kimball Cards offers unique and personalized Christmas cards.
. Walter Drake offers a wealth of value-oriented general merchandise that is functional and unique.
. Easy Comforts focuses on offering value-priced health and personal care items for seniors.
. Exposures offerings include products for preserving, documenting and displaying life’s events and remembrances.
. Home Marketplace specializes in functional, clever gadgets and tools for the home.
The company needed a new solution to better manage its warehouse management, order management, merchandising and marketing processes. After reviewing many retail software vendors including CommercialWare, Profit Center Software and Ecometry, they chose JunctionMCR, which addresses the unique challenges of measuring marketing effectiveness, customer service, and streamlining order fulfillment while providing control and integration of processes, systems and channels. With JunctionMCRT, the entire stream from catalog campaigns to order entry, through shipping and returns can be analyzed and improved for greater efficiency and high-touch customer service.
“With JunctionMCR, we will have a much greater level of functionality and scalability across the enterprise,” says Stan Krangel President at Miles Kimball Company. “We will now be able to serve customers better, prepare for future growth, and at the same time improve the bottom line through JunctionMCRT’s control and integration of processes, systems and channels.”
“The framework offered by JunctionMCR, along with the technology stack offered through the Microsoft DynamicsT AX architecture fits nicely into our overall roadmap,” says Jeff Verhagen, CIO at Miles Kimball Company. “The open architecture and ability to easily grow our business on a proven platform provides endless opportunities for us as a company.”
About Junction Solutions
Junction Solutions offers advanced, industry-specific functionality built on the latest standard technologies from Microsoft, including Microsoft’s flexible and proven ERP application, Microsoft DynamicsT AX. Junction Solutions focuses 100% on solving business issues in the Retail, Food & Beverage Processing, and Manufacturing & Distribution industries. As a Gold Certified Microsoft Business Partner, we provide our customers with the sound technology platform required for a long term enterprise scale software solution. For more information, visit our web site at www.junctionsolutions.com.