Catalyst International and TrenStar Announce Alliance for Worldwide Software Distribution
Orlando, Florida, June 5, 2002 — Catalyst International Inc. (NASDAQ: CLYS) a global provider of supply chain execution solutions, and TrenStar, Inc., a global supplier of innovative mobile data computing, asset management and collaborative logistics solutions, today announced their plans to finalize a worldwide software distribution alliance whereby Catalyst will resell and integrate TrenStar’s mybarcode.com SAP R/3 certified middleware product. mybarcode.com is a leading SAP R/3 enhancement solution designed to extend the warehousing and logistics capabilities of SAP’s WM and MM modules. The announcement was made at SAP’s SAPPHIRE ’02 conference in Orlando.
TrenStar’s mybarcode.com provides robust warehousing functionality coupled with flexible mobile data computing capabilities including RFID integration. The alliance provides Catalyst the exclusive right to resell and integrate the solution in the North American market. mybarcode.com software complements Catalyst’s industry leading warehouse management solutions and provides additional functionality to SAP R/3 users in addressing their warehousing and logistics needs.
“Catalyst’s strategy is to offer – as a single-source provider – a suite of software and Services solutions which address the growing needs of SAP R/3 users in the warehousing and logistics environments. The addition of the mybarcode.com solution reaffirms our partnership with SAP and our dedication to the SAP LES customer base. Catalyst currently is the primary support provider for SAP LES customers in the western hemisphere, and we plan to continually enhance our offerings to SAP customers,” said David A. March, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Catalyst.
According to Jon Lowe, Executive Vice President, European Operations of TrenStar, “mybarcode.com has been the leading middleware product in the European market for SAP clients seeking extended barcoding/RFID integration, supply chain execution and logistics capabilities. The alliance with Catalyst will allow us to expand into the North America market while extending our European presence. Catalyst’s extensive SAP WM/MM expertise combined with the mybarcode.com software offers substantial additional value to SAP LES users.”
mybarcode.com is a component-based, mobile data computing middleware solution for use with SAP R/3’s WM/MM modules. mybarcode.com provides flexible integration of data collection and printing technologies while enabling mobile data communications for SAP R/3. Through its business process management capabilities, mybarcode.com also extends the reach of SAP through a portfolio of function-specific templates including automatic identification (Auto ID), data capture and printing, warehousing and logistics fleet management, security and retail point of sale applications. Based on user requirements one or more of these functional templates will be integrated. mybarcode.com also supports user-defined business processes and rules through its rapid development Business Logic Manager toolkit that is based on a certified (SAP V4.xx) seamless IDOC, RFC & BAPI integration with the SAP host. A transitional database supports extended business processes without affecting the core SAP solution or introducing a third party warehouse management or logistics system.
TrenStar is a global supplier of innovative mobile data computing, asset management and collaborative logistics solutions. The company’s industry-leading returnable packaging systems, -morelogistics management outsourcing services, information technology and financing optimizes the supply chains of its clients and their trading communities. TrenStar is the only industry supplier offering this single-source total solution. TrenStar’s flexible returnable packaging and intermediate bulk container sales and leasing programs are complemented by asset-focused logistics management outsourcing services supported by 4PL management systems, resource optimization software tools and proven logistics expertise. TrenStar’s technology solutions include a mobile asset management outsourcing software solutions suite integrating leading edge barcode and RFID technologies. TrenStar shares with its customers the risk and reward of mobile asset management through its visionary Per Use Fee pricing and delivery business model, the most efficient turn-based leasing model in the industry.
TrenStar serves clients across a broad spectrum of horizontal and vertical markets including food and beverage, chemical, automotive, transportation services, logistics and retail. Clients include Kraft, J.M. Smucker, Degussa, Givaudan, General Mills, Scottish Courage Limited, T K Maxx, Becton Dickinson, British Steel, The Edrington Group, Lynx and others. TrenStar is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with international offices in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia. For more information visit www.trenstar.com or call 303.220.5166.
Catalyst International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLYS) helps companies integrate their supply chains to optimize their business performance. For more than 20 years, the company has enabled global Fortune 500 customers to greatly minimize the risks of installing, integrating and operating WMS software in complex, high-volume warehouse facilities. Catalyst software offers the broadest functionality in the industry and is easy to install, modify, upgrade and maintain. Its broad array of services includes distribution strategy consulting, pre- and post-implementation audits, a 24/7 customer services center and facilities management.
Catalyst has provided successful SCE solutions in 10 countries for more than 100 customers, including Panasonic, Reebok International, The Home Depot and Subaru. It is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and has offices or representatives in London, UK, Italy, Mexico and South America. For more information, call toll-free 800-236-4600 or visit www.catalystwms.com.
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