Smith Optics Selects CenterStone’s iVendix Solution for Sales Order Management

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CenterStone Technologies, Inc., an internationally recognized developer of Web-based sales order management software for manufacturers of sporting goods, recreation products, apparel and footwear selling through specialty retailers, today announced that Smith Optics of Sun Valley, Idaho has selected the companyÂ?s iVendix globally-enabled online sales order management software application.

CenterStone Technologies, Inc., an internationally recognized developer of Web-based sales order management software for manufacturers of sporting goods, recreation products, apparel and footwear selling through specialty retailers, today announced that Smith Optics of Sun Valley, Idaho has selected the company’s iVendix globally-enabled online sales order management software application.

“We made an exhaustive search for an order management solution but until we found CenterStone Technologies, we were not convinced that other B2B or remote order entry software programs were suited to our business model, which is dependent on high reorders and stock rotations,” said Scott Robinson, Sales Manager at Smith Optics. “Many of the other applications had similar features, but none were as robust, and CenterStone was the most responsive at solving the problems we encountered.”

Tom Detmer, president and CEO of CenterStone Technologies, Inc., commented, “The decision by Smith Optics to offer CenterStone’s next-generation iVendix solution will allow them to take advantage of the thousands of specialty retailers already using our sales order management solution. Dealers and sales reps have been very quick to adopt the CenterStone solution, and we expect that Smith’s choice of CenterStone will have a significant, positive impact on their business. Currently more than 8,000 retailers have access to the on-line solution, and our extensive dealer base should be a great benefit to Smith Optics as they grow their business.”

Robinson went on to say, “The ‘trade show’ environment that is offered through the CenterStone solution will make it that much easier for our customers to do business with us, as it is the same system they are using for a host of their other suppliers, such as The North Face, Pearl Izumi, Marmot, Helly Hansen, Sport Obermeyer, Ex Officio, KHS Bicycles and others. CenterStone’s order management application allows Smith to provide order management 24/7 for our sales force. With CenterStone as our partner, Smith Optics will continue to raise the bar for customer service in the eyewear market.”

About Smith Optics:

Based in Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith Optics, Inc. was founded in 1965 with the creation of the first goggle featuring a sealed double lens and breathable vent foam. For over 40 years Smith has designed products to exceed your expectations. Smith is as well known for its diverse line of fashion and performance sunglasses as it is for its goggles. From Smith’s distortion-free Tapered Lens Technology to the versatility of the Slider Series, with its patented, interchangeable lens system, the devotion to excellence, innovation and style is what has made Smith goggles and sunglasses the choice of action-sport athletes worldwide. To locate the nearest Smith Optics dealer, visit us at http://www.SMITHOptics.com, or call 208-726-4477. Performance, Style, SMITH, Solid.

About CenterStone Technologies, Inc.:

CenterStone Technologies, Inc. provides Web-based sales order management applications in North America and Europe. The application gives retail dealers and sales reps the ability to create proposals, view online catalogs and product availability and to place preseason, reorders, and retail employee orders more effectively and efficiently with their vendors. CenterStone Technologies makes vendors more competitive by providing increased inventory turns at retail, reduced customer service costs, and greater speed to market, thus improving relationships with their customers – retail dealers.

Brands currently making the CenterStone Technologies solution available to their retail customers and sales reps include: The North Face, Pearl Izumi, Marmot Mountain, Helly Hansen, Ex Officio, Marker Apparel, Malone Auto Racks, Sport Obermeyer, Redfeather Snowshoes, Garmont, KHS Bicycles and others. Product availability and orders for these brands are exchanged between retail dealers, sales reps and vendors’ back office (ERP) systems using EDI or XML. Additional information about CenterStone Technologies, Inc. can be found on the company’s Web site at http://www.centerstonetech.com.

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