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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Embassay Selects Activant As Technology Provider Resource

Plumbing Wholesalers to Benefit from Access to Technology

Embassy Group Ltd., a limited group of premier plumbing, HVAC, and PVF wholesalers, has selected Activant Solutions Inc., a leading enterprise software provider, as a new recommended resource for its members.

"This partnership is further proof of Activant's commitment to the plumbing, HVAC, and PVF wholesale distribution industry," said Steve McLaughlin, senior vice president and general manager of Activant. "We look forward to working with Embassy and its members to continue to develop the technology and services they require to succeed in an ever-changing marketplace."

Activant provides ERP solutions with deep functionality designed specifically to help wholesalers increase sales, improve customer service, and reduce operating costs.

"Part of Embassy's responsibility to its members is to provide resources that will help them strengthen their businesses," said Wally Gumm, president of Embassy. "This relationship provides them with access to the technology that supports that effort."

About Activant Solutions Inc.

Activant Solutions Inc. ("Activant") is a leading technology provider of business management solutions serving retail and wholesale distribution businesses in three primary vertical markets: hardlines and lumber; wholesale distribution; and the automotive parts aftermarket. Founded in 1972, Activant provides customers with tailored proprietary software, professional services, content, supply chain connectivity and analytics. More than 30,000 customer locations use an Activant solution to manage their day-to-day operations. Activant has operations throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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About Embassy

Established in 1991, the Embassy was founded on the principle that equal participation by a limited group of Premier Plumbing, HVAC and PVF Wholesalers partnering with the Top Industry Plumbing, HVAC and PVF Vendors would result in a mutually rewarding relationship for all. This union also insures the individual Members' business remains viable in the face of changes, consolidations and chain competitors entering the markets today.

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