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Mid-Comp seeks partners for shrink-wrapped version of ERP giant-killer

  • 03 October, 2007 10:05

<p>MELBOURNE, October 3. Mid-Comp International has launched the Stockman intelligent enterprise supply chain software solution for small to medium businesses (SMBs), and is seeking channels partners.</p>
<p>Stockman is a new shrink-wrapped version of Mid-Comp’s successful Odyssey enterprise solution, chosen recently by agribusiness giant Elders Limited in preference to 100-plus competing systems from vendors that included multinational giants SAP AG and Lawson Software.</p>
<p>Mid-Comp Managing Director Steve Bridges says: “We have an entry level Advocacy program which comprises paying for leads which eventuate in a sale. If it proves mutually beneficial, over time it can morph into something more substantial such as a reseller or channel partnership. We will be happy to talk to anybody regarding reseller partnerships.”</p>
<p>Mid-Comp has strengthened a long-standing relationship with IBM ahead of an aggressive push into the small to medium enterprise (SME) solutions market. Joint initiatives with IBM include the promotion of hardware/software bundled solutions featuring Stockman. Mid-Comp has relationships under IBM’s ISV Advantage program and VIP program.</p>
<p>Bridges says: “Mid-Comp is a key element in IBM’s aggressive iSeries push into the Microsoft white space territory. Odyssey/Stockman is the only product from Asia Pacific that has qualified for the VIP program.”</p>
<p>Mid-comp is also working closely with California-based OZ Global Software, Inc. to locate supply chain resellers in the USA and Latin America.</p>
<p>Based on the same code as Odyssey, the competitively priced Stockman is packaged with an impressive selection of functions that are easily tailored to SMB supply chain requirements. Competing with products from suppliers like Microsoft, Stockman offers the capacity to grow from 20 to unlimited users with no change in code.</p>
<p>Stockman is a fully integrated, real-time distribution and accounting system that focuses on supply chain efficiency. Built to run via standard web browsers, the solution provides true integration between all elements of the supply chain. Basic and advanced business functions can be performed by internal or external staff, customers and auditors (based upon pre-assigned user authority).</p>
<p>Bridges says: “Odyssey is rapidly acquiring a global reputation as an ERP giant-killer. As a web-based supply chain software product, it will run on any platform (iSeries, Intel, UNIX), using any database, and any web browser. Now we are offering Stockman as an ideal solution for companies with 20 or more users who have outgrown their in-house software, yet cannot afford SAP, Oracle, Lawsons, etc. We offer low price entry with unlimited growth without changing code.</p>
<p>“Mid-Comp International’s team came from the JD Edwards world, so resellers familiar with JDE will quickly appreciate why Stockman is so revolutionary.”</p>
<p>Elders Limited, selected Odyssey for their massive Merchandise Division operations. Other Odyssey users include Nintendo, Janome, and BlueScope Steel Logistics.</p>
<p>About Mid-Comp International</p>
<p>Mid-Comp International Pty Ltd (www.midcomp.com.au) is an Australian-based developer and supplier of business software solutions that encompass intelligent supply chain, managed availability and IBM systems management. Recently Elders Ltd chose the firm’s Odyssey intelligent supply chain solution in preference to systems from 100-plus vendors including SAP AG and Lawson Software. Odyssey is believed to be the worlds largest pure Java system. Stockman, Mid-Comp’s scaled down version of Odyssey, is targeted at SME supply chain customers. Both solutions are based on Internet delivered technology. Mid-Comp enjoys a strategic relationship with IBM, and supplies products and services to a client list that includes dominant Australian commercial enterprises. The company also supplies product to organisations in 26 countries, including many Fortune 500 companies.</p>
<p>For more information</p>
<p>Steve Bridges,
CEO, Mid-Comp International Pty Ltd
Phone: (03) 9915 5200 or 0407 498 400
Email: steveb@midcomp.com.au</p>

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