San Diego, (PRWEB) May 24, 2004
Global Wine & Spirits (GWS), the leading e-business network for the wine and spirits trade, a division of Mediagrif Interactive Technologies (TSX:MDF), today announced the introduction of its Wine & Spirits Wholesaler Portal adapted to the needs of wine and spirits wholesalers of America. In the current wave of consolidation in the wine and spirits wholesale sector in the U.S., this wholesaler portal will allow wholesalers of all sizes to offer their clients a host of high-impact web-based trading services so they can compete with their corporate counterparts.
The Wine & Spirits Wholesaler Portal allows wholesalers to provide a single gateway to all of their clients (retailers, restaurants, agents, caterers, sales representatives, other wholesalers, etc.) and features the following modules: e-catalog management to personalize product and price lists for each client; online ordering for clients, agents or sales representatives; integration of orders (online or EDI) into internal systems; order tracking and purchasing reports (graphics and tables) for clients; customer relationship management (CRM) for agents and sales representatives; and more. In addition, the Wine & Spirits Wholesaler Portal supports multiple subsidiaries for wholesalers active in more than one state.
The Wine & Spirits Wholesaler Portal complements our extensive line of GWS portal solutions, which includes supplier portals for wine and spirits importers (e.g. http://www.saq-b2b.com for SAQ Â one of the worldÂs largest importers) and customer portals for wine producers (e.g. http://www.lgcf.com for Les Grands Chais de France Â the leading exporter of French wines).
The Wine & Spirits Wholesaler Portal is based on the most widespread and robust architecture for this type of technology, with a J2EE application stack, JAVA programming, UNIX servers and Oracle databases. An ASP annual license for the standard version of the Wine & Spirits Wholesaler Portal costs US$24,000.
About Global Wine & Spirits
Global Wine & Spirits develops and implements custom-designed e-commerce solutions for the wine and spirits industry, with the goal of reducing transaction costs, improving customer service, increasing sales and optimizing the procurement process, which otherwise involves an endless stream of phone calls, e-mails, letters and faxes.
Global Wine & Spirits also operates the leading e-business network for wine and spirits trade. More than 4,500 wine and spirits companies (2,800 wine and spirits producers and 1,700 wine and spirits wholesalers, importers and retailers) in 60 countries are connected to private or public wine and spirits portals powered by Global Wine & Spirits technology.
About Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF) is a world-leading operator of e-business networks and provider of complete e-business solutions, including content management and e-tendering solutions (http://www.mediagrif.com). MediagrifÂs e-business networks allow buyers and sellers within specific industries to source, purchase or sell products and to exchange documents more efficiently using the Internet. Mediagrif operates nine networks, including industry leaders The Broker Forum (http://www.brokerforum.com), Power Source On-Line (http://www.powersourceonline.com), Telecom Finders (http://www.telecomfinders.com) and Global Wine & Spirits (http://www.globalwinespirits.com). Headquartered in Montreal (Canada), Mediagrif through its subsidiaries has various offices in Canada and the United States.
For more information:
Global Wine & Spirits Â GWS Business Solutions
5703 Oberlin Drive, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92121 USA
1010 De Serigny, Suite 800, Montreal, Quebec J4K 5G7 Canada
Toll free (United States): 1.866.255.9463
Toll free (International): 00.800.2559.4630
http://www.globalwinespirits.com - click on GWS Business Solutions
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