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Alternative’s Services and Solutions Enable Manufacturers and Distributors to Increase Agility, Efficiency, and Innovation

SAN FRANCISCO (Dreamforce 2012)—September 21, 2012—Alternative Technology Solutions is showing manufacturers and distributors how to unlock the potential of their Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) investments. At a packed-house event during this week’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, the company demonstrated its latest solutions for enterprise CRM and enterprise resource planning (ERP). The company also gave attendees an exclusive preview of iQ, an innovative configure-price-quote (CPQ) solution designed specifically for the manufacturing and distribution industry, which is planned to be released this fall.

Alternative Technology Solutions held an event, which was exclusive to manufacturers, distributors, selected Salesforce partners, independent software vendors (ISVs) and industry experts. Some of the most well-known Salesforce thought leaders were also on hand to discuss best practices and to address the most current issues and challenges that are impacting these industries.

“Alternative Technology Solutions is seeing an increased interest in CRM technology from manufacturers and distributors who are looking for ways to increase the flexibity and speed of their traditional ERP solutions,” said Vivian Keena, president and CEO of Alternative Technology Solutions and an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in the ERP market. “We are helping our customers integrate their ERP systems with the latest cloud-based technologies while providing guidance on the best ways to leverage Salesforce throughout the supply chain.”

Alternative’s “Connect” product unlocks the full potential of CRM for manufacturers and distributors by providing seamless access to all customer related information through real-time bi-directional data integration between Salesforce and ERP.

“The company received incredibly positive feedback from attendees, especially from those who saw demonstrations of its ERP Connect product and the company’s soon-to-launch CPQ solution called iQ,” continued Keena. “These solutions generated a lot of buzz at the event because of the unique ways they enable manufacturers and distributors to speed the use of applications traditionally done in their on-premise ERP systems.”

About Alternative Technology Solutions

Alternative Technology Solutions provides industry and technical expertise to manufacturing and distribution companies. The company’s philosophy is to focus on understanding the business first and support it with the right technology. Professional services provided by Alternative include a full range of implementation, project management, custom development and business services for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Supply Chain Management solutions. The company’s customer base of more than 1,000 customers range from start-ups to large multi-national manufacturers and distributors. In addition to professional services, Alternative has its own manufacturing and distribution industry solutions.

Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the company also has offices in Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Indianapolis and Monterrey, Mexico. For more information, visit www.alttechpartners.com.


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