Activant Named Approved Vendor by ALLPRO

North America's largest paint and decorating buying group makes it easy for its members to purchase one of the industry's most powerful retail solutions

Mar 16, 2011, 08:00 ET from Activant Solutions Inc.

LIVERMORE, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Activant Solutions Inc., a leading provider of retail and distribution business management solutions, today announced that it has signed an Approved Technology Vendor agreement with ALLPRO Corporation. The new agreement provides for ALLPRO and Activant to work together to bring the benefits of Activant's technology and solutions, along with cost savings, to ALLPRO members.

ALLPRO Corporation is a business-to-business buying cooperative comprised of a network of independently owned paint and decorating products dealers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and Ireland. It currently serves 270 companies who collectively represent approximately 1,300 storefronts. Activant will offer these retailers the technology and services they need to improve business efficiency and performance.

"With the increased competition from the 'big box' retailers, independent paint dealers need to leverage the advanced retail technology found in the Activant® Eagle® system," said Paul Salsgiver, executive vice president for Activant. "Hundreds of paint dealers are currently using the Activant Eagle solution to effectively price and optimize profit margins on the products they sell, improve inventory management, drive greater customer loyalty through marketing programs, speed check-out and quickly handle customer special orders."

Activant also offers a suite of tools to help paint and decorating retailers manage contractor business. The Activant Eagle solution allows retailers to set separate accounts for contractors and offer them bulk discounts based on purchase history. The Activant iNet® suite of e-commerce products allows contractors to place orders, check accounts balances and pay invoices online.

"Activant is a great company with great products and great services. They will be a tremendous asset to the ALLPRO membership," said Michael Gleason, owner of Gleco Paint. "Activant offers an unbeatable combination of feature rich software along with the services, training and support I need to get the most from my technology investment. The Activant Eagle solution dramatically improved my turn-rate and bottom line."

"Our goal is to seek out and offer programs and initiatives that will help improve the operations, market position, and profitability of our member companies," said Scott Morath, marketing and communications manager for ALLPRO Corporation. "We are happy to have Activant on board as an additional resource that our members can use to help make them more efficient and profitable retailers."

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, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.  For more information, please visit www.activant.com.

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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended December 31, 2010 and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2010, which have 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.

Note: Activant, Activant Eagle, Eagle, Activant iNet and the stylized Activant logo design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Activant Solutions Inc. ALLPRO is a registered trademark of ALLPRO Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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