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Livermore, Calif.-based Activant Solutions signed an Approved Technology Vendor agreement with Allpro Corp., a buying cooperative comprised of a network of independently owned paint and decorating products dealers.
“With the increased competition from the ‘big box’ retailers, independent paint dealers need to leverage the advanced retail technology found in the Activant® Eagle® system,” said Paul Salsgiver, executive vice president for Activant. “Hundreds of paint dealers are currently using the Activant Eagle solution to effectively price and optimize profit margins on the products they sell, improve inventory management, drive greater customer loyalty through marketing programs, speed check-out and quickly handle customer special orders.”
Allpro currently serves 270 companies who collectively represent approximately 1,300 storefronts. Activant will offer these retailers the technology and services they need to improve business efficiency and performance, the company said.
Activant also offers a suite of tools to help paint and decorating retailers manage contractor business. For instance, the Activant Eagle solution allows retailers to set separate accounts for contractors and offer them bulk discounts based on purchase history, according to the company. The Activant iNet suite of e-commerce products allows contractors to place orders, check accounts balances and pay invoices online.