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Eclipse Computing, Covast Transform Supply Chain Speed, Accuracy and Reliability for Major U.S. Beverage Company

ATLANTA - April 3, 2007 -Covast today announced that the Covast B2B Suite for Manufacturing has drastically improved the speed, accuracy and reliability of supply chain transactions for a major U.S. beverage manufacturer. Covast is the world's leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) integration solutions, specializing in supply chain operations. The implementation of the Covast solution was part of a large-scale overhaul of the manufacturer's electronic data interchange (EDI) systems led by Eclipse Computing, an international business management software consultancy.

Under Eclipse's systems design and implementation, Covast's solution has significantly extended the B2B capabilities of this major U.S. beverage manufacturer, which boasts annual revenues in excess of $35 billion and more than 157,000 employees across the world. As a result, the manufacturer can now process new orders in seconds, as compared to several minutes per order under its previous system. The volume of orders, as well as the number of trading partners transmitting electronically, has increased exponentially. In addition, Covast's detailed validation, workflow and rule-sets have reduced the number of errors to less than one percent as compared to eight percent under the previous system.

Eclipse Computing was originally contracted by the manufacturer to evaluate its existing EDI infrastructure. After identifying several critical B2B transaction and integration limitations in the manufacturer's supply chain, Eclipse proposed a complete web-based design and architecture that included the Covast B2B Suite for Manufacturing and Microsoft BizTalk Server. Covast's solution was selected for its proven B2B transaction capabilities, client testimonials and solid industry reputation.

"The beverage manufacturing industry is highly competitive. What Eclipse Computing and Covast have given this company is an upper-hand in the marketplace. The scalability, operational efficiency and the reduction in transaction errors is a tremendous competitive advantage that translates into higher profit margins and increased revenues," said Joe Lerro, president of Eclipse Computing.

Lerro continues: "The reason we choose Covast as a solution is due to their proven leadership in the EDI industry. Our customer requires world class service and Covast has delivered excellent post implementation service and ongoing support for their product."

To learn more about Eclipse Computing, please visit For more information on the Covast B2B Suite for Manufacturing, please visit

About Covast
Covast is a leading provider of business-to-business integration solutions for collaborative business environments. The company provides integration solutions that bridge the gap between legacy electronic data interchange (EDI) applications and today's new Internet standards. The suite of products that Covast offers is designed to facilitate fast and cost-effective business-to-business integration with single platform environments, such as those supported by Microsoft BizTalk Server and IBM WebSphere. Covast is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an IBM Business Partner. With its European headquarters in the Netherlands and its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Covast has strategic relationships with partners and customers including GXS, Accenture, EDS, HP, Citrix and Siemens. For more information, visit

About Eclipse
Established in 1987, Eclipse Computing is a financial systems solutions provider specializing in the provision and implementation of international business management software within national and multi-national organizations and corporations. Operating from a network of 13 offices in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region, Eclipse is able to provide truly global support and already has over 2,000 customer organizations in more than 70 countries.

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