May 19, 2009 11:00 ET

ERP Solution Targets Big Results on a Small Budget, ERP123 by IntegrateIT

KITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2009) - IntegrateIT, today announced the general availability of ERP123, an innovative enterprise resources planning system (ERP), further extending its leadership role in delivering big business ERP functionality to small manufacturing and distribution-based businesses.

"By building on the functional base of its predecessor, ABACI, ERP123 integrates 15 years of product development into a single, seamless solution that affords small businesses levels of overall functionality that were previously reserved for clients with large budgets and onsite IT staff" says Mike Carlo, President of IntegrateIT. "Our goal was to offer an overall package that would allow small businesses to compete function-to-function with their larger competitors, but at a cost that they could easily afford. ERP123 achieves this goal for us."

"A good ERP system should fit your business like a good suit of clothes. Systems with limited flexibility fail to achieve this requirement," Carlo continued. "For some small businesses the only difference from their larger competitors is their physical size," says Carlo. "The processes differ in scale but the base elements are consistent. The ERP systems of larger organizations give them capabilities that most small businesses don't possess. We needed to level the playing field for them by providing the advanced capabilities they needed at a cost they could afford." The overall cost of an ERP system typically has four elements:

1. Initial software acquisition cost

2. Installation cost

3. Training cost

4. Ongoing licensing and maintenance costs

While IntegrateIT has always been known for its positioning on initial acquisition cost, ERP123 elevates the value proposition to the next level by offering unique methods for installation, implementation and training that effectively reduce the total cost of ownership. A key product differentiation is the large multimedia library of training materials that provide a step-by-step implementation road map designed for clients who prefer to self-implement the software. "We have many clients who have performed their own implementations to varying degrees including fully implemented clients for under $15K" (Globe and Mail, Technology, October 15, 2005). For those clients requiring more assistance IntegrateIT offers onsite implementation services and remote support from their customer center.

ERP123 also continues the legacy created by ABACI in that it continues to utilize the Sybase SQL Anywhere database engine. This application has proven itself to be an excellent alternative to complex database systems as it virtually eliminates the need for onsite IT support. Upgrades are simple to install and are designed to minimize downtime.

ERP123 extends the functionality of its predecessor across a wide variety of business process needs including:

CRM and Sales Management

Manufacturing (Repetitive, Custom, Project-based, Engineering to Order, Configure to Order)

MRP-based inventory management

Finance and Accounting

Built for use in the global marketplace the system supports multi-company, multi-currency environments with flexible costing and financial reporting. "ERP123 should be on the shortlist for any small business seeking an ERP solution," says John Flanagan, owner of Horizon Furniture, a manufacturer and distributor of ergonomic office chairs and accessories based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.


IntegrateIT is an innovative leader in the development of ERP solutions for small business community. Based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada they have been providing software and services to its North American client base since 1994. IntegrateIT works closely with its development partner, Profit Solutions International Inc. based in Milton, Ontario, Canada (

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