LIVERMORE, Calif. and WAYNE, Pa., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Activant Solutions Inc., a leading provider of lumber and building materials (LBM) business management solutions, and Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation (LMC) today announced that they have extended and expanded their marketing relationship. The new agreement improves the program offered to LMC members who purchase or upgrade their Activant systems, and invigorates the 20-year alliance between the two organizations.
With over 360 stockholder companies across the continental United States, Hawaii and the Bahamas, Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation is the leading buying group for lumber and building materials (LBM) in the United States. Activant is the premier provider of business management software solutions to independent lumberyards across North America. As part of the new agreement, these industry leaders will actively promote the Activant Eagle® system and the Activant Catalyst™ platform to LMC members.
"Over half of the current LMC members run their businesses on Activant solutions. Activant is pleased to improve an already successful relationship with an important industry partner," said Paul Salsgiver, executive vice president for Activant. "Activant and LMC are important forces in the LBM marketplace, and it is important that we work together to improve the way dealers manage their businesses."
LMC is committed to improving technology and the flow of information across the LBM supply chain. LMC's Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) 820 initiative is designed to encourage the use of EDI technology to share remittance advice information across businesses. Activant has the technology and the industry relationships to help accelerate adoption of this program.
"LMC partners with industry leaders, such as Activant, to advance key initiatives and improve member services," said Dave Gonze, senior vice president of Finance and Technology for Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation. "We are working closely with Activant to advance the use of EDI and other technologies that improve efficiencies for our dealers and LMC while improving communications and lowering overall operating costs."
About Activant Solutions
Activant Solutions Inc. is a leading technology provider of business management solutions serving distributors and SMB retailers. Activant provides customers with industry-specific software, professional services, content, supply chain connectivity, and analytics.
Activant's systems are designed to help customers increase sales, boost productivity, operate more cost-efficiently, improve inventory turns and enhance trading partner relationships. Activant has operations in Texas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.activant.com.
Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation (LMC) is the largest Forest Products and Building Materials Buying Group in the USA owned by independent lumberyard locations across 48 states plus the Bahamas. LMC dealers are united in their sole affiliation to one purchasing organization, creating a strong foundation that supports the growth of unique supplier relationships and purchasing opportunities. LMC Dealers are among the most competitive, progressive, and outstanding lumber dealers in the building industry. For more information, please visit www.lmc.net.
This announcement relating to Activant may contain statements that are forward looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, such as statements concerning trends, future technology or products, or Activant's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's results, including, without limitation, market demand for products and technology, the company's ability to meet that market demand, the integration of Activant's technology and products with technology and products supplied by others, the integration of Activant's products into the businesses of its customers, customer acceptance of Activant's products, and the retention and deployment of skilled Activant service providers. Except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, we undertake no obligation to update or publicly revise any of the forward-looking statements. Please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2010, which has been filed with the Securities Exchange Commission and can be found through the Activant investor relations website at www.activant.com/company/investors for a full discussion of the risks and other factors.
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