UXC Eclipse acquires selected assets of WineDirect

UXC Eclipse LogoUXC Eclipse (USA) LLC, the North American arm of UXC Eclipse, a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market, has announced the acquisition of selected assets of WineDirect in the USA, namely its ERP business. UXC Eclipse is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UXC Limited.

WineDirect is a leader in winery direct sales, providing a broad range of technology and logistics solutions that provide access to new markets and consumers. The company’s ERP practice is an industry leader in North America for Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the wine industry.

Andrew Kamphuis, President, WineDirect, said, “I see this as a real win for our customers and our employees. UXC Eclipse has a laser focus on ERP software – they know what they’re doing with Dynamics NAV and with industry IP. Their investment will bring our wine industry solution to the next level – taking our customers and our people on that journey with them.”

UXC Eclipse has been a significant player in the Asia Pacific wine industry ERP market for many years with its VinPoint solution built on Dynamics NAV. This acquisition expands its wine industry base and demonstrates its commitment to driving innovation and excellence in Microsoft Dynamics.

This is the third strategic acquisition for UXC Eclipse in North America in 18 months, following the acquisitions of Cole Systems and selected assets and staff of Tectura. Just three weeks ago, UXC Eclipse acquired selected assets of the Koorb Consulting business, to become the largest Microsoft Dynamics AX partner in New Zealand.

Bradley Stroop, CEO, UXC Eclipse, said, “Both UXC Eclipse and WineDirect are known for their wine industry ERP leadership within their geographical regions. This acquisition will see UXC Eclipse become the global leader in Dynamics NAV for the wine industry with a strong presence in North America and APAC. It gives customers direct access to a larger Dynamics team with a depth of industry knowledge and a broad skillset.”

The combined solution from UXC Eclipse and WineDirect will retain the VinPoint branding globally and will deliver a greater Dynamics NAV offering, with deep functionality around regulative requirements. This is complimented by modules for vineyard management, winemaking, warehouse management, and manufacturing. By managing the solution centrally, UXC Eclipse will renew the focus on product innovation and develop a cohesive wine industry roadmap.

Bradley Stroop said, “The resulting depth of wine industry and product knowledge cannot be matched by any other partner in the industry. This will increase UXC Eclipse’s profile in the market, attracting new customers and heightening our industry reference ability. The VinPoint solution is now ready to attract a much broader market share of the wine industry globally.”

The UXC Eclipse VinPoint solution is available on premise and in the cloud. The combined team’s knowledge and skills around SaaS deployment will ensure solid delivery options for the company’s wine industry customers.

UXC Eclipse will integrate the WineDirect ERP team into its existing professional services infrastructure.

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About UXC Eclipse

UXC Eclipse is a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market.

Established in 1991, UXC Eclipse’s success has been built by providing the highest levels of service and offering a choice of solutions from leading software vendors. UXC Eclipse also delivers industry-specific (vertical) solutions on the Microsoft platform to meet ERP and CRM requirements.

UXC Eclipse’s service offerings include applications business consulting & project management, applications development, corporate performance management and business process management.

With a team of more than 600 people across 16 international offices (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada and the United States), UXC Eclipse is committed to supporting more than 2,700 customers.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.uxceclipse.com.au and http://www.uxceclipse.com

About WineDirect

WineDirect is the leader in winery direct sales. Headquartered in the Napa Valley, it offers a broad range of commerce, marketing, and logistics solutions including the Vin65 ecommerce and point-of-sale platform, bi-coastal fulfillment services, and an outbound sales team to help wineries grow their businesses profitably. By combining all important aspects of a successful DTC program into a unified technology offering, WineDirect provides the consumer insight and flexibility necessary to ensure a superior customer experience and to ultimately Sell More Wine.

 

MinePoint ERP certified by Technology Evaluation Centres

UXC Eclipse LogoJanuary 16, 2013UXC Eclipse, a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market, has announced that its MinePoint ERP solution has been certified by Technology Evaluation Centres (TEC).

The foundation of MinePoint ERP is Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 combined with a suite of integrated mining-centric modules developed exclusively by UXC Eclipse. The MinePoint solution draws on the mining and resource industry expertise of UXC Eclipse using rigorous project methodologies, quality assurance and global consulting services.

TEC certification status of MinePoint ERP lets prospective customers objectively evaluate the solution’s ability to address business processes.

Review and analysis of data on MinePoint ERP’s functionality has allowed TEC analysts to conclude that this ERP solution is functionally powerful, not difficult to use, and well-focused for mining companies.*

Bradley Stroop, Global Chief Executive Officer, UXC Eclipse said, “Today’s mining and resources companies need the right platform to grow operationally and geographically. MinePoint ERP delivers integrated mine management functionality built on 100 per cent Microsoft architecture.

“Receiving this certification for MinePoint ERP from TEC further reinforces the strength of this solution in meeting the needs of the mining industry as well as the on-ground and delivery expertise that UXC Eclipse provides to its customers.”

MinePoint ERP is a very competitive and strong offering, as demonstrated by the TEC Focus Indicator where the product scores excellently in all modules in the mining-focused ERP software sector. This means that the product provides a much greater level of support for functionality than the average solution in the ERP for mining market space.*

Mark Weimann, Senior Solutions Architect Manager, UXC Eclipse said, “The challenge for mining companies, which are lacking investment capital, time and resources in the current environment, lies in finding a single, integrated software platform to deliver comprehensive ERP and enterprise asset management functionality. This is what MinePoint ERP delivers.”

UXC Eclipse has completed MinePoint ERP projects for a range of miners from small greenfields to large multi-country implementations. MinePoint ERP scales to meet the needs of growing single sites to larger multi-site mining organisations looking for a two-tier ERP strategy to serve the needs of their different divisions and subsidiaries globally.

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About Technology Evaluation Centres (TEC)
Technology Evaluation Centres (TEC) is the leading advocate for the enterprise software purchaser. Over 2 million decision-makers visit TEC’s Website each month to use our unique decision support system, TEC Advisor™, to access information on hundreds of solutions and to download objective research & evaluation reports.  TEC helps private- and public-sector organisations choose the best enterprise software solutions for their unique business needs—quickly, impartially, and cost-effectively.

About UXC Eclipse
UXC Eclipse is a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market.

Established in 1991, UXC Eclipse’s success has been built by providing the highest levels of service and offering a choice of solutions from leading software vendors.  UXC Eclipse also delivers industry-specific (vertical) solutions on the Microsoft platform to meet ERP and CRM requirements.
 
UXC Eclipse’s service offerings include applications business consulting & project management, applications development, corporate performance management and business process management.
 
With a team of over 600 people across 18 international offices (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada and the United States), UXC Eclipse is committed to supporting over 2,700 customers.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.uxceclipse.com.au.

* Osintsev, Aleksey, “ERP for the Mining Industry MinePoint ERP for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012”, Enterprise Software Certification Report, November 2013 http://www.technologyevaluation.com/research/certification-report/MinePoint-ERP-for-Microsoft-Dynamics-AX-2012-Certification-Report.html (December 5 2013)