Varsity Logistics and SYSTIME Form Partnership to Better Address the Supply Chain Management Needs of Oracle JD Edwards/IBM® System i Users

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Varsity Logistics (, the leader in integrated shipping/transportation management solutions for the IBM System i platform, and SYSTIME, a global business solutions provider, today announced a new partnership focused on making high-performance, high-ROI supply chain management solutions more accessible to companies that run Oracle JD Edwards and routinely ship goods.

Varsity Logistics, Inc., the leader in integrated shipping/transportation management solutions for the IBM® System i platform, and SYSTIME, a global business solutions provider and the third largest JD Edwards practice worldwide, today announced a new co-marketing partnership focused on making high-performance, high-ROI supply chain management solutions more accessible to companies in North America that run Oracle JD Edwards and routinely ship physical goods. SYSTIME has chosen to work more closely with Varsity in order to ensure that its clients better understand and have access to a full range of shipping/transportation management solutions that can mitigate rising costs, improve business performance and secure customer satisfaction within a very short, multi-month timeframe.

Rising fuel and transportation costs and increasing shipping and supply chain complexity are driving more and more companies (large and small) to upgrade their capabilities to manage and optimize shipping processes and outcomes. The area of shipping and transportation management is increasingly being recognized as a missing link in the supply chain management process and the order-to-cash business cycle. Transportation carrier alternatives and trading partner compliance requirements have become so complex and dynamic that shipping and transportation can become a costly bottleneck and source of customer dissatisfaction, if not properly managed.

Varsity's ShipSoft™ modular solution suite for the System i allows U.S. based shippers to optimally plan, execute and control their shipment flow through a complete range of parcel and freight shipping alternatives. Varsity's solutions enable end-to-end shipping process and data integration not only within a shipper's enterprise, but also across external transportation carriers, customs and other regulatory agencies and the shipper's customers/trading partners themselves. Varsity's solutions are already implemented and proven at significant numbers of JD Edwards user companies in the manufacturing, wholesale and retail sectors.

"We are very honored to team-up with a premier service specialist like SYSTIME to bring additional value to the JD Edwards/IBM® System i base. SYSTIME shares our long-standing commitment to high value, integrated IT/business solutions and uncompromising customer support," reported Andrew Karpie, Senior Director of Business Development at Varsity Logistics. Shauna Gerth, SYSTIME's Manager of Strategic Alliances, added: "Varsity Logistics' unrivaled reputation for quality and excellent customer service, commitment to increasing net-new shareholder value and customer-driven product development makes them an ideal alliance for SYSTIME. This partnership supports SYSTIME's vision of being a complete global business solutions provider."

About Varsity Logistics
Founded in 1989, Varsity Logistics, Inc. is the leader in IBM System i-based shipping/transportation management systems. Varsity's software supports the full spectrum of parcel, LTL, truckload and rail shipments, including rate shopping, manifesting, packing, international shipments and invoice auditing. Deployed in more than 1,100 distribution sites, Varsity helps North American organizations of all sizes improve shipping efficiencies, increase customer satisfaction and reduce shipping expense. Varsity is based in San Francisco, California.

SYSTIME, a 100% subsidiary of the CMS group, is a global business solutions provider delivering high quality reliable services for the past 30 years. Additionally, SYSTIME is the third largest JD Edwards practice worldwide and is an Oracle® Certified Advantage Partner. SYSTIME has also been named the 'Oracle JD Edwards Partner of the Year, 2006-2007'.

Comprehensive business and technology expertise and highly experienced personnel allow SYSTIME to deliver innovative business solutions in the areas of ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence, Business Integration, Infrastructure Management, Process and Quality, Testing and Validation, and Retail/Point of Sale. Besides a wide array of in-house solutions, SYSTIME also provides comprehensive solutions through strategic alliances with leading business and technology organizations in the world.

SYSTIME at a Glance:

  • Global presence with 30 offices worldwide
  • Hundreds of satisfied clients with over 86% repeat business
  • Comprehensive industry expertise in numerous verticals
  • Wide array of service offerings
  • Proven global delivery model
  • Flexible engagement models with the ability to swiftly ramp up and ramp down teams
  • Strong alliances with global solution providers
  • Over 8000 business and technology professionals worldwide.

SYSTIME's headquarters is located in San Francisco, CA.

Varsity Logistics and ShipSoft are trademarks or registered trademarks of Varsity Logistics, Inc.
All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.
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