CenterStone Technologies Releases Version 2.1 of iVendix

CenterStone Technologies Releases Version 2.1 of iVendix B2B e-commerce was easy with iVendix; now it just got easier
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CenterStone Technologies Releases Version 2.1 of iVendix
B2B e-commerce was easy with iVendix; now it just got easier


DENVER, Colo. – Wednesday, April 15, 2009: CenterStone Technologies, Inc., an international developer of Web-based B2B e-commerce software for manufacturers selling through specialty retail channels, announced today that Version 2.1 of iVendix is now “live.” The iVendix solution provides manufacturers of well-known consumer brands with a business-to-business (B2B) on-line ordering solution for their retail accounts and sales reps. Retail accounts and sales reps are able to view automated catalogs, check product availability, place orders, and track and monitor the status of those orders using iVendix because it is accessible 24/7 via the Web.

“Ordering via the Web is now easier than ever for specialty retailers and sales reps with the release of Version 2.1 of iVendix,” said Tom Detmer, CEO of CenterStone Technologies. “Especially in these challenging economic times, it is imperative that manufacturing companies align their cost structures and improve the efficiency and execution of their business. The specialty retailing community faces similar challenges, and vendors need to look for new ways to foster the continued viability of this channel. CenterStone helps its clients build and promote their brands in the B2B world. We provide tools that facilitate the dissemination of a consistent brand message — quickly, easily and in a timely manner — to specialty retailers and sales reps. Having a B2B e-commerce solution is now an absolute necessity. We want to make it easier and more profitable for our customers to do business with their specialty retail customers. Being ‘easier to do business with' becomes an additional attribute of those brands that elect to use CenterStone's iVendix to transact business with their specialty retailers,” continued Detmer.

“We listened to feedback from a wide variety of iVendix users: thousands of specialty retailers, a large number of sales reps and customer service professionals at the manufacturers,” commented Rich Guess, director of I.T for CenterStone Technologies. “New icons are easier to see and use. There's now just one button to start an order, which streamlines the whole process. Inventory reports are available to download to Microsoft Excel. And order confirmations and shipping notices are easer to read and provide an expanded amount of information. We continually strive to improve the user experience for our customers, and we are grateful for the feedback and support that they provide us as we work to continually earn their business every day,” added Guess.

Brands currently using CenterStone's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and making the company's solutions available to retail customers and sales reps include: The North Face, JanSport, Vans, Reef and VF Imagewear, part of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC); Pearl Izumi; Marmot Mountain, Ex Officio and Marker Apparel, brands of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH); Under Armour (NYSE: UA); Helly Hansen; Perry Ellis Intl. (NASDAQ: PERY); Geneva Watch Group; Cleveland Golf; SmartWool, part of Timberland (NYSE: TBL); RipCurl; 180s; Sport Obermeyer; Rossignol; Dale of Norway; O'Neill Clothing; Hot Chillys; Petzl; Icebreaker; Four Star Distribution (C1RCA); Fresh Produce Sportswear; Yakima Products; Billabong (ASX: BBG); Patagonia Europe; Life is good; New Balance; The Orvis Company and others.

About CenterStone Technologies, Inc.
CenterStone Technologies, Inc. operates a multi-tenant, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and provides Web-based B2B e-commerce applications in six languages and local currencies in North America and Europe with widespread adoption by specialty retailers and sales reps. CenterStone's e-commerce solutions processed $1.3 billion dollars in wholesale transactions in 2008.

CenterStone makes vendors more competitive by driving revenue growth, providing increased inventory turns at retail, reducing customer service costs, and providing greater speed to market, thus improving relationships with their customers – retail dealers. Additional information about CenterStone Technologies, Inc., based in Denver, Colo., with offices in San Diego, Calif., and Paris, France, is at www.centerstonetech.com.


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