ALT−C Systems Inc. Partners With Pivotpoint
WOBURN, Mass. - July 29, 1996 -
As part of its focused efforts to provide business solutions, Pivotpoint
has formed five new integration partnerships to provide comprehensive
functionality. A sixth partnership, with TSI International to bundle its
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solutions with Point.Man's, was announced
in June. As part of each partnership, Pivotpoint is working with its partners'
technical staff to build "out-of-the-box" integration programs prior to
delivery to Point.Man customers. These additional applications are optional,
based on a customer's special requirements.
Pivotpoint's new partners and their products include:
ALT−C Systems' TimeTrends® A forecasting tool for use in
demand-side planning. This integrated solution will enable Point.Man users
to take historical sales and shipment data, apply forecasting and seasonality
algorithms to create new, more accurate production forecasts, which are
then loaded into the Point.Man manufacturing applications. Improving demand
forecasts enables manufacturers and distributors to optimize overall asset
utilization and profitability.
Sofwave's Maincor: A preventive-maintenance package that tracks equipment
maintenance timelines and contracts and offers solutions to maintenance
problems such as labor and material management. This partnership will
include a graphical display of the Point.Man production plan overlaid
with the Maincor equipment maintenance schedule to aid customers in identifying
potential schedule conflicts. By integrating Maincor with Point.Man, users
can monitor and analyze the status of their significant capital investments.
Cort Directions' Payroll and Human Resources Systems: Packages that
automate internal payroll and employee-benefits transactions. The Point.Man
interfaces extract data from the labor distribution files to automatically
feed these systems, as well as to return key financial data to Point.Man.
This integration gives Point.Man customers a more cost-effective solution
to manage their valuable "people" assets and bring payroll processing
Vertex's Quantum: Software and databases that automate sales- and use-tax
calculation, compliance and reporting. Appropriate sales and shipment
information is passed to Quantum, and the appropriate tax is calculated
for invoicing. In addition, Quantum accumulates tax liability and prepares
necessary tax reports. Advantages of this seamless integration include
speeding order processing and customer service by automatically calculating
sales and use taxes during the order-taking process, streamlining and
improving the quality of a complicated task.
Evergreen Business Forms: Electronic business forms that are integrated
with Point.Man and can either be printed, sent via fax or sent electronically
through e-mail over the Internet and intranets. Point.Man generates forms,
which Evergreen's LaserForms.Plus receives and translates into a company-specific
format for laser printers or other user-specified distribution. Output
can be delivered in the most timely and cost-effective manner.
"Coupled with our best-of-breed strategy, Point.Man 3.0 provides our
customers with an ERP package that integrates and streamlines the numerous
business processes required to run a business," said Paul Hoy, vice president
for product management. "Manufacturers in the intermediate-sized market
look to Pivotpoint to provide a complete business solution, and with Point.Man
3.0 we are providing more robust functionality across the enterprise.
Point.Man's object-oriented architecture enables rapid development and
provides a solid foundation for growth and expansion, such as our Internet-enabled
For additional information on TimeTrends forecasting
software, sold directly or through VARs, contact:
ALT−C Systems Inc.
Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada