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Lower Your Costs with an Industrial-Strength Open Source ERP Solution

Date: February 10, 2009

Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern

All dates and times are NY local time, please consult your favorite world clock to determine when this webinar takes place in your time zone.

Featured Speakers:

Brian Schoenbaechler, President, Southern Book Company (bio)
Jack Moses, Senior Director of Product Management, Compiere, Inc. (bio)


Moderator:

Dennis Byron

Sponsored By:

Compiere, Inc.

Today’s difficult economic climate dictates a conservative approach towards operational expenses. ERP is the backbone of an organization’s operations, and many critical factors influence the selection of a solution. In the past, there have been limited choices: either adopt traditional ERP solutions or develop custom applications. Both these choices incur high upfront costs, a large budget, and long implementation time. The ongoing maintenance costs and complexities -- integration, upgrades and maintenance – are also prohibitively expensive.

Get an understanding of how commercial open source ERP solutions are allowing corporations to meet their business objectives at a low cost. Hear from the President of Southern Book Company, a distributor of educational materials, on how the company increased productivity and doubled revenue at a fraction of the cost and time of a traditional ERP implementation. Discover the capabilities of a commercial open source ERP solution and compare them to traditional ERP solutions.


Attend this webinar to learn:
  • Why Southern Book selected a commercial open source ERP solution
  • How Southern Book successfully implemented the solution in 2 months
  • What you get from a comprehensive open source ERP solution
  • How you can easily extend Compiere ERP (without programming) to meet your unique business requirements



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Featured Speaker Bios:

Brian Schoenbaechler is the President of Southern Book Company. Southern Book is a third party logistics company with roots in the distribution of educational publishing materials. The company provides a turn-key solution for the back office operations in distribution including order management, customer care, and returns management.

Mr. Schoenbaechler has over 14 years of experience in supply chain and logistics. He started his career at Southern Book as Operations Manager with responsibility over Southern Book Company’s Information Technology Infrastructure. Prior to joining Southern Book, Mr. Schoenbaechler managed or held positions related to operations and logistics at General Motors, Varco International and United States Army. Mr. Schoenbaechler holds a Master in Business Administration from Georgia State University, and a Bachelors of Science in Environment Science and Engineering from United States Military Academy at West Point.

Jack Moses is a Senior Director of Product Management at Compiere, Inc. He led the design and delivery of Compiere Warehouse Management Solution, using current best practices in supply chain and logistics.

Mr. Moses is a 13 year veteran in the area of supply chain and logistics, with a strong focus on Warehouse Management Systems. His background encompasses product management, management consulting and system implementation. Prior to Compiere, he had worked at various software and service providers including Oracle Corporation, KPMG Consulting LLC (Bearingpoint), and Pricewaterhousecoopers (IBM Global Services). At Oracle, his accomplishments included architecting the Inventory System, Warehouse Management System, Labor Management System and RFID modules in the Oracle Logistics product line. Mr. Moses also distinguished himself in the Logistics Practice of KPMG Consulting and Pricewaterhousecoopers, where he provided exemplary consulting services in process improvements to Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Moses holds a Master of Business Administration from Wright State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from PSG College of Technology in India.


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