Web-Enabled, Integrated ERP/CRM Critical for Companies With Decentralized Operations

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Crestone International

    ATLANTA, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As companies move toward increasingly
 decentralized operations, an integrated, web-enabled enterprise resource
 planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) system is more
 critical than ever to their competitive survival, according to Cal Yonker, CEO
 of Crestone International.
     "More companies are moving toward a 'distributed' workforce, complete with
 virtual offices and remote employees and managers. It's an effective business
 model, but it presents a unique management challenge," says Yonker, whose
 company is a leading provider of consulting services that link ERP and CRM
 applications through the Internet. "The solution is an integrated, web-based
 ERP/CRM system that, with just a simple click on a URL, puts employees,
 vendors and customers right where you want them to be."
     A properly implemented system can reduce costs and increase productivity
 by allowing employees and managers to access project tracking and other
 company resources anytime, from any web browser, and also allows employees to
 self-administer benefits. Integration over the web also helps generate
 revenues by enabling the real-time capture of information on prospects and
 clients, one-to-one client and prospect marketing and streamlined
 communications between employees, vendors and clients.
     One of the main challenges facing companies who want to bring their
 ERP/CRM systems to the web is finding the right implementation partner.
 Because the concept is relatively new, few companies have the experience
 necessary to design and deploy an integrated system across the Internet.
     "Actual deployment is easy -- it's simply a URL that is emailed to
 employees," says David Boim, executive vice president of sales and marketing
 for Crestone. "The hard part is identifying the right application and then
 getting that application integrated into a web environment. For that, you need
 a company with an intimate understanding of the implementation process."
     One such company is Crestone. A virtual, net-centric organization,
 Crestone has actually lived the implementation process. It also is a leading
 PeopleSoft implementation provider and has strategic partnerships with
 industry powerhouses such as Siebel, Tivoli and Quest. Rounding out Crestone's
 resume is its proven track record of developing and implementing integrated
 front- and back-office solutions for the staffing industry and its ability to
 deliver those solutions in a hosted environment
     "Over the next three years, companies will need a web-based system just to
 remain competitive," says Yonker. "The faster they identify their
 implementation partner and move their system onto the web, the more
 competitive they will be."
     Crestone International (www.crestone.com), a virtual, net-centric company,
 is a leading provider of consulting services that link ERP and CRM
 applications through the Internet.  Using a flexible methodology that
 addresses the unique needs of each client, Crestone's highly experienced
 consultants assess, implement and manage client applications worldwide.  Based
 in Atlanta, Crestone has expertise in the staffing, professional services,
 financial services, higher education, public sector, utilities and healthcare
 arenas.  Crestone maintains strategic partnerships with PeopleSoft, Inc.,
 Siebel Systems, Inc., Quest Software, Tivoli Systems and SunGard eSourcing.
 
 

SOURCE Crestone International
    ATLANTA, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As companies move toward increasingly
 decentralized operations, an integrated, web-enabled enterprise resource
 planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) system is more
 critical than ever to their competitive survival, according to Cal Yonker, CEO
 of Crestone International.
     "More companies are moving toward a 'distributed' workforce, complete with
 virtual offices and remote employees and managers. It's an effective business
 model, but it presents a unique management challenge," says Yonker, whose
 company is a leading provider of consulting services that link ERP and CRM
 applications through the Internet. "The solution is an integrated, web-based
 ERP/CRM system that, with just a simple click on a URL, puts employees,
 vendors and customers right where you want them to be."
     A properly implemented system can reduce costs and increase productivity
 by allowing employees and managers to access project tracking and other
 company resources anytime, from any web browser, and also allows employees to
 self-administer benefits. Integration over the web also helps generate
 revenues by enabling the real-time capture of information on prospects and
 clients, one-to-one client and prospect marketing and streamlined
 communications between employees, vendors and clients.
     One of the main challenges facing companies who want to bring their
 ERP/CRM systems to the web is finding the right implementation partner.
 Because the concept is relatively new, few companies have the experience
 necessary to design and deploy an integrated system across the Internet.
     "Actual deployment is easy -- it's simply a URL that is emailed to
 employees," says David Boim, executive vice president of sales and marketing
 for Crestone. "The hard part is identifying the right application and then
 getting that application integrated into a web environment. For that, you need
 a company with an intimate understanding of the implementation process."
     One such company is Crestone. A virtual, net-centric organization,
 Crestone has actually lived the implementation process. It also is a leading
 PeopleSoft implementation provider and has strategic partnerships with
 industry powerhouses such as Siebel, Tivoli and Quest. Rounding out Crestone's
 resume is its proven track record of developing and implementing integrated
 front- and back-office solutions for the staffing industry and its ability to
 deliver those solutions in a hosted environment
     "Over the next three years, companies will need a web-based system just to
 remain competitive," says Yonker. "The faster they identify their
 implementation partner and move their system onto the web, the more
 competitive they will be."
     Crestone International (www.crestone.com), a virtual, net-centric company,
 is a leading provider of consulting services that link ERP and CRM
 applications through the Internet.  Using a flexible methodology that
 addresses the unique needs of each client, Crestone's highly experienced
 consultants assess, implement and manage client applications worldwide.  Based
 in Atlanta, Crestone has expertise in the staffing, professional services,
 financial services, higher education, public sector, utilities and healthcare
 arenas.  Crestone maintains strategic partnerships with PeopleSoft, Inc.,
 Siebel Systems, Inc., Quest Software, Tivoli Systems and SunGard eSourcing.
 
 SOURCE  Crestone International