Radio Beacon Inc.

Radio Beacon Inc.
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Blue Moon Industries

May 02, 2005 11:17 ET

Radio Beacon and Partners Simplify Retail Compliance for Microsoft Great Plains Customers


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FOR: RADIO BEACON INC.

AND VSYNC

AND BLUE MOON INDUSTRIES

MAY 2, 2005 - 11:17 ET

Radio Beacon and Partners Simplify Retail Compliance
for Microsoft Great Plains Customers

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 2, 2005) -

Microsoft showcases Advanced Compliance Solution for Great Plains at
their 24 city Retail Compliance Seminar Series featuring leading WMS
provider who has recently achieved Microsoft Gold Partner certification
status

Radio Beacon Inc., a developer of warehouse management software for
3PLs, manufacturers, and distributors, announced today it will be
showcasing the Advanced Compliance solution it developed with Blue Moon
Industries and vSync for customers using Microsoft Great Plains, at
Microsoft's North American Retail Compliance Seminar Series running
throughout the spring. Radio Beacon has also attained its Gold Certified
status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in Microsoft
Business Solutions and ISV/Software Solutions.

Part of the Microsoft Vertical Solutions Advisory Board, Radio Beacon
Inc. worked with its partners to develop the Advanced Compliance
solution to help consumer packaged goods (CPG) distributors meet the
increasingly complex compliance requirements of major retailers like
Wal-Mart. Customers and partners across North America are able to attend
these seminars to learn how to execute compliant orders, better manage
inventory and shipping requirements with the latest technology,
implement faster and more efficient ways of sharing fulfillment
information, and utilize RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) to
improve supply chain visibility.

The Advanced Compliance Solution for Great Plains integrates Radio
Beacon's warehouse management software with vSync's EDI and shipping
compliance solution and Blue Moon Industries' enterprise management
system. The solution extends the capabilities of Microsoft Great Plains
and provides integrated EDI and Shipping compliance, charge-back
reconciliation processing and connectivity to the warehouse management
system.

"The Advanced Compliance solution featured at the seminar series offers
customers not only efficiency, productivity and accuracy improvements,
but is also a great opportunity to drive cost savings through
simplifying the IT procurement and management process," said Gary
Palardy, President of Blue Moon Industries. "Through the partnership
with Radio Beacon and vSync, we have been able to not only offer
seamless technology integration but also to offer customers and
resellers the ability to deal with just one vendor for any sales and
support, reducing the process complexity and resource requirements
throughout such transactions."

"The Advanced Compliance solution is a great example of the innovative
applications we are seeing from technology partners building with
Microsoft technology," said Lora Gernon, Director, Partner Sales Group,
Microsoft Canada Co. "Microsoft is committed to investing in our
technology partner community and we continue to work closely with our
technology partners to provide support for them to build solutions on
the Microsoft platform that address the needs of the industry."

In addition to working with Microsoft's Vertical Solutions Advisory
Board, Radio Beacon has also achieved its Microsoft Gold Partner
certification. Leveraging the technology, training and marketing
resources available through the Microsoft Gold Partner program, Radio
Beacon will be able to strengthen its ability to provide customers with
leading vertical solutions based on Microsoft technology.

"We are thrilled to have achieved the Microsoft Partner Gold
Certification status and look forward to continuing to provide customers
that are or that would like to leverage Microsoft technology with
innovative solutions," said Dale Jeffries, President of Radio Beacon
Inc. "As a leading vertical solutions developer for Microsoft Business
Solutions customers, and top provider of Microsoft Great
Plains-integrated WMS with a global customer base, we are excited to
offer CPG distributors this integrated solution to help them achieve a
competitive advantage in the market."

As a provider of warehouse management solutions for customers leveraging
Microsoft Great Plains, Radio Beacon Inc. is committed to continue
helping distributors drive maximum value out of their technology
investments. For more information about the Microsoft's North American
Retail Compliance Seminar Series, please visit: www.radiobeacon.com or



http://www.microsoft.com/BusinessSolutions/consumer_
goods_seminar.aspx.
(Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and
paste this hyperlink into your Internet browser's URL address field.)


The Seminar Series will be taking place in the following cities:

April 19: Miami, FL; April 21: Tampa, FL; April 21: Dallas, TX; April
28: Denver, CO; May 3: Columbus, OH; May 5: Cleveland, OH; May 10:
Cincinnati, OH; May 12: New York, NY; May 17: Toronto, ON; May 17:
Milwaukee, WI; May 18: Chicago, IL; May 19: Detroit, MI; May 26:
Seattle, WA; June 8: Kansas City, KS; June 9: Boston, MA; June 9: St.
Louis, MO; June 14: Houston, TX; June 14: Atlanta, GA; June 15:
Minneapolis, MN; June 16: Charlotte, NC; June 21: Phoenix, AZ; June 23:
Indianapolis, IN; June 28: San Francisco, CA

About Radio Beacon Inc.

Radio Beacon is a developer of warehouse management software that adapts
with the growing business needs of third party logistics providers,
manufacturers and distributors. RADIO BEACON is the safe WMS choice,
extending our customers' accounting systems from companies like
Microsoft, Best, and SAP to produce high-performance supply chain
solutions that deliver accurate and compliant shipments, while improving
operational procedures and reducing costs. Radio Beacon's warehouse
management software integrates seamlessly with barcode, RFID and
material handling technology. Radio Beacon WMS is distributed locally
through global partners. For more information, visit www.radiobeacon.com.

About vSync

vSync provides EDI and Shipping Compliance solutions for the small to
mid-sized market. vSync's EDI and Shipping solutions are embedded into
Great Plains to offer the tightest level of integration and provide a
flexible solution to manage the dynamics of compliance. Our embedded
solutions for trading partner compliance extend the capabilities of
Great Plains and extend integration to other leading supply chain
solutions for Microsoft Great Plains.

About Blue Moon Industries

Blue Moon Industries is an award-winning services provider dedicated to
helping businesses define, implement and support information systems to
meet their strategic goals. To learn more about Blue Moon visit
http://www.bluemoonind.com/.


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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    High Road Communications for Radio Beacon Inc.
    Monika Rola
    (416) 368-8348 ext. 263
    mrola@highroad.com
    or
    High Road Communications for Radio Beacon Inc.
    Evelyn Mason
    (416) 368-8348 ext. 224
    emason@highroad.com