Ability Commerce Brings Carlton Industries Live on Microsoft Dynamics GP Along with Full Integration to Carlton’s JDA Direct Commerce ERP

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Ability Commerce continues its successful JDA Direct Commerce (Ecometry) migration campaign to Ability OMS, while continuing to provide the remaining Ecometry base with robust ecommerce and financial solutions.

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Given the uncertainty surrounding the future of the Ecometry brand, we find ourselves in an unusual, yet very opportune position.

Ability Commerce, the leading provider of order management, ecommerce and financial platforms, has successfully implemented Microsoft Dynamics GP(formerly Great Plains) at Carlton Industries. Ability Commerce has also successfully implemented its proprietary Ability Dynamic Integration (ADI) module to Carlton’s JDA Direct Commerce back-end ERP (formerly Red Prairie, Escalate Retail, Ecometry). This module provides seamless integration between the ERP and GP.

Carlton Industries originally implemented Dynamics GP with a competitor in 2006; however, the experience was less than satisfactory as their employees had not been properly trained, and the solution was never properly optimized for their environment. As a result, the company made the decision to discard the entire install and rebuild it in 2013 with Ability Commerce as their partner.

Carlton Industries, a JDA Direct Commerce client running Ecometry, knew of the Ability product lines, and the deep integration Ability’s platforms have to Ecometry’s ERP. Shawn Ellen, Director of Sales and Marketing at Ability Commerce said, “Given the uncertainty surrounding the future of the Ecometry brand, we find ourselves in an unusual, yet very opportune position." Ellen added, “Several Ecometry customers have already committed to migrating to our order management system (Ability OMS), while others, who are still considering their migration options, either use our SmartSite ecommerce platform and/or GP with our ADI solution, both which seamlessly integrate to the Ecometry platform. Regardless of the need, Ability is able to help provide solutions to the JDA Direct Commerce base."

KatySweet Confectioners, a brand under the Carlton Industries umbrella, has also migrated to GP from QuickBooks as part of the overall project. This implementation will allow KatySweet to benefit from the flexible kitting, lot and serial number tracking, and robust security features available in Dynamics GP, which currently does not exist in their existing QuickBooks solution.

About Carlton Industries, LP
For over 40 years, Carlton Industries has been the leading manufacturer of labels, decals, seals, tags, and signs for industrial safety, traffic, hazmat, and identification purposes.They simply are the best direct source for all of your product identification needs. Carlton Industries is located in La Grange, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.carltonusa.com.

About KatySweet Confectioners
Since 1996, KatySweet Confectioners has been a leading provider of some of the few natural products on the candy market today. KatySweet offers pralines, white chocolate bonbons, walnut fudge and French chocolate covered nuts. KatySweet ships throughout the United States and is located in La Grange, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.katysweet.com.

About Ability Commerce
Ability Commerce is a leading provider of order management, ecommerce and financial software platforms that help growing businesses increase revenue, reduce overhead, and engage with their customers. Their comprehensive solutions include the robust SmartSite ecommerce platform, the powerful Ability OMS order management module, and Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software, all of which help companies to acquire, convert and retain customers more effectively. While the company was founded in 1999, Ability Commerce leverages over 30 years of combined direct marketing and management experience from its sister company Marketing Concepts, a forerunner in the direct commerce industry.

For more information about Ability Commerce, visit http://www.abilitycommerce.com or call 561.330.3151.

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