SOURCE: OneNeck IT Services and Vis.align, Inc.

October 18, 2005 07:00 ET

Sunny Delight® Beverages Co. Successfully Deploys Global Enterprise Solution

OneNeck and Vis.align Partnership Enables Record Time Solution Rollout to 8 locations in 3 Countries

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 18, 2005 -- The Sunny Delight Beverages Company, with IT and consulting assistance from both OneNeck IT Services Corp. and Vis.align, Inc., successfully deployed Microsoft® Business Solutions -- Axapta® at the company's global locations throughout the United States and Western Europe. Microsoft Axapta is a leading global business management suite optimized for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With the newly deployed enterprise solution in place, Sunny Delight has extended its capabilities to maintain market-leading prominence.

Implementation of global financials, collaborative supply chain, manufacturing and distribution capabilities, along with integration to Sunny Delight's complementary business solutions, was completed in less than a year; global financials, the initial priority, was operational in just eight weeks from the start of the project.

Sunny Delight Beverages Co. was formed in the summer of 2004 from the juice drink brands purchased from Procter & Gamble. Sunny Delight, a leading producer of juice-based drinks in North America and Western Europe, needed to rapidly implement a new ERP solution to provide the company with its own standalone global financial, manufacturing and distribution management capabilities. Sunny Delight partnered with OneNeck IT Services, the leading ERP outsourcing services provider, to assist in the selection, hosting and deployment of a new global technology infrastructure and key enterprise and supply chain solutions.

Sunny Delight selected Microsoft Axapta because of its flexibility and scalability to accommodate the company's sizeable product line and ability to provide world-class global financials and multi-lingual capabilities. Vis.align, a Microsoft Gold Certified Business Solutions Partner, was selected as the reseller, and in conjunction with OneNeck, provided consulting and implementation services.

"As a consumer goods manufacturer and distributor, our business relies on having visibility to accurate, timely information in order to meet the demands of our customers. Successful deployment of a new, global enterprise solution was critical to our business success," said Greg Winholt, CIO at Sunny Delight. "OneNeck and Vis.align provided a complete solution of IT service capabilities that helped us achieve our implementation goals while at the same time providing us with a fully integrated consumer product goods focused solution."

"The rapid deployment of Microsoft Axapta, now part of Microsoft Dynamics, at Sunny Delight by OneNeck and Vis.align further supports our belief that Microsoft Axapta's framework with vertically focused partners is a winning combination for large corporations," said Tami Reller, vice president of Business Solutions marketing and strategy at Microsoft Corp.

"We are extremely proud of the opportunity to assist such a well-known and respected organization like Sunny Delight with their enterprise solution deployment," said Chuck Vermillion, CEO and Founder of OneNeck IT Services. "The addition of Microsoft Axapta to our hosted solutions is a natural extension of our continued growth in supporting mid-market organizations. OneNeck's proven capabilities allow customers to focus on the strategic, value-add aspects of their business while we manage and optimize the tactical element. We look forward to our continued partnership with Sunny Delight and Vis.align."

"Vis.align's unique, patent-pending methodology was created to ensure that organizations, like Sunny Delight, would recognize full benefits from their technology deployment," said Jennifer Horrocks, CEO and Founder of Vis.align. "Our vertical industry knowledge and technology expertise combined with our proven methodology that aligns IT with behavioral sciences offers a complete solution to organizations looking to leverage enterprise technologies for business advantage by ensuring a rapid deployment and adoption."

About Sunny Delight Beverages Co.:

Sunny Delight Beverages Co. is a leading producer of juice-based drinks in North America and Western Europe. Its worldwide headquarters are in Cincinnati, OH.

About Microsoft:

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About OneNeck:

OneNeck IT Services is the leading ERP outsourcing services provider to mid-market manufacturing and distribution companies. OneNeck supports a variety of ERP applications, including Microsoft Business Solutions' Axapta, SSA Baan and J.D. Edwards. The company offers a wide range of services including application, database and network management, data center management, 24 x 7 customer support, disaster recovery and desktop support. OneNeck's global solutions enable customers to improve ERP system performance and leverage their enterprise applications to deliver measurable business benefits. Additional information may be found on the OneNeck IT Services Web site at www.OneNeck.com.

About Vis.align:

Vis.align is an end-to-end solution and services provider enabling organizations to extend their enterprise through collaboration and mobility. Vis.align's complete solution includes ERP, collaborative supply chain and mobility solutions wrapped with a proven organizational effectiveness methodology for deployment. Our 15-year heritage of successful technology development, deployment, and management has led us to the recognition that it is ultimately the people -- not just the technology -- that drive the success of IT implementation and management. Vis.align is headquartered in West Chester, PA, and employs more then 200 consultants. Vis.align has additional offices in New York, Ohio, Illinois, Washington, DC and Toronto Canada. For more information visit www.visalign.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    OneNeck IT Services, Corp.
    Dawne Britney
    7550 East Redfield Road,
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    Email Contact
    480-315-3000

    Vis.align, Inc
    Rafael Costa
    1060 First Avenue, Suite 300,
    King of Prussia, PA 19406
    Email Contact
    484-636-3033