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
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
"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 www.us.eclipsecomputing.com.
For more information on the Covast B2B Suite for Manufacturing, please visit
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 http://www.covast.com.
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.