Read Software Trends

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Be Prepared For Your Next Software Implementation

Scott Pugmire from Sage Software explains what you need to think about when implementing software and gives you questions to ask yourself. The steps in a typical software implementation are to decide on the requirements, pick the best method of software setup and determine the critical path for training. He explains in detail what the consequences are for not analyzing and preparing before you start. It is important to get to know your inventory. By knowing your inventory turns, you will be able to figure out how much inventory to keep and where to keep it in your warehouse. The techniques given in this presentation will help you establish a foundation for determining how much of a return you will make on your investment in time and money.

To hear this full presentation visit the Education Center at this website:

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Mincron Is Acquired By Briarcliff Solutions Group

Briarcliff Solutions Group, LLC (BSG) announced that its acquisition of Mincron SBC Corporation was completed on Friday, December 21st, 2007.

Based in Houston, Mincron is a premier supplier of distribution and warehouse software solutions for clients such as Groupe Deschenes, HD Supply Waterworks, Beacon Sales Company, Baker Distributing Company, Gemaire Distributors, Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, Intermatic and Central Supply Company.

Mincron will remain an independent business based in Houston. The new ownership will build on recent trends of strong revenue growth and will aggressively invest in software product development to achieve even greater levels of client satisfaction.

"BSG was impressed with the strength and quality of Mincron's people and client base," stated Paul Lightfoot of Briarcliff Solutions Group, LLC, who was named the Chief Executive Officer of Mincron. "We are excited to improve the ability of our software solutions to improve the profitability of our clients."

"Mincron's management team is looking forward to working with Paul," stated Wendy Berger, Vice President of Mincron. "And we are pleased to be joining BSG, an organization with similar values and with a track record of success in the marketplace."

About Mincron

Mincron Software Systems, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a leading provider of innovative, high value software and business service solutions to wholesale distributors, logistics companies and other businesses requiring tightly integrated enterprise software solutions. In addition to its ERP software, Mincron offers Web Commerce running under WebSphere, EDI, work order fabricating, light manufacturing and warehouse management software. For more information, visit Mincron online at

About BSG

BSG owns and operates businesses that provide software solutions in the supply chain. In the spring of 2007, BSG acquired AL Systems (, a provider of integrated software solutions that improve the flow of merchandise through distribution centers. In December of 2007, BSG acquired Mincron SBC Corporation, which develops, markets and supports best-of-breed ERP, warehouse management and related software systems applications to a broad base of hardgoods distributors. BSG is a client-centric business focused on profitable organic and acquisitive growth in the supply chain software market.

About Paul Lightfoot

Before co-founding BSG, Paul Lightfoot was the CEO of AL Systems, which provides clients with integrated software solutions that improve the flow of merchandise through distribution centers. AL Systems' clients include Urban Outfitters, Simon & Schuster, Pacific Sunwear, Modell's Sporting Goods, Mervyns, Talbots and Men's Wearhouse. AL Systems has been recognized as a 2007 "Top 100 Logistics IT Provider" by Inbound Logistics magazine and was included in Apparel magazine's 2007 "Top 50 Software Scorecard."Paul joined AL Systems in the fall of 2001. Under Paul's leadership, revenue and margins have increased dramatically and consistently. In addition, AL Systems has become recognized by the trade media and leading consultants as the "go to" vendor for solutions that improve the flow of merchandise through distribution centers.

Add to Technorati Favorites