Cutting-edge Technology Hits Pool & Spa Industry

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From High Dive to High Tech

– The Pool & Spa industry took a high dive into the paperless world of automation with the introduction of ONTRAC, a cutting-edge software solution released at the International Pool & Spa Expo by POSitive Technology, Microsoft’s leading retail solutions provider, and PoolCorp, the world’s largest Pool & Spa distributor.

Due to cost and a lack of simplicity, the Pool & Spa Industry has lagged behind most other industries in the field of technology. With the release of this affordable, easy to use solution, Pool & Spa dealers will be freed from the antiquated pen and paper processes they currently use. “We have achieved a complete integration of the supply chain, starting with a standardized item list that originates from PoolCorp,” said Mike Nicholson, chief operating officer of POSitive Technology. “Essentially, we have revolutionized the way the Pool & Spa industry will do business, thus allowing independent Pool & Spa dealers to dramatically increase their profits.”

Currently, more than 20,000 Pool & Spa retailers resort to thick, paper catalogs of specifications, parts diagrams, and over 75,000 SKU’s when ordering parts and accessories. Dealers and distributors utilize hand-written purchase orders, manual data entry and fax machines to place orders for customers; countless work hours are spent each year using these outdated processes. The release of the ONTRAC solution now offers integrated resources allowing dealers to view available quantities, order products, and receive instant notification from the distributor when orders are received and processed - all with the click of a button – all paperless. It is estimated that the Pool & Spa industry will save billions with the elimination of data entry, manual conversion errors, and the value of direct vendor response to demand.

The Pool & Spa industry will finally come into its own with this ground-breaking software. Backed by industry-leading Microsoft Retail Management software, IBM SurePOS hardware, two-time Microsoft Partner of the Year, POSitive Technology, and PoolCorp, the world’s largest distributor of pool & spa products, the industry is surely headed toward a future of tremendous growth.

For more information contact Nan Cullather at 301-519-1088 ext. 213.

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