1/26/2010"Computer Associates and Microsoft Announce Inaugural Distribution Solutions Summit 2010"
January 26, 2010 — Computer Associates, Inc. (CAI), in conjunction with the Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Solution Center, a network of Microsoft Certified Partners, today announced the inaugural Distribution Solutions Summit 2010. The Summit, which is being held at Microsoft’s Corporate Office in New York City on March 10, will provide distribution industry executives with an opportunity to meet and hear from experts on topics impacting the industry.

For more information or to register for the Summit, visit www.clicktoattend.com or contact Rick Erler at 800.422.4782 or at rerler@caisoft.com. Members of the Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Solution Center work in conjunction with Microsoft to provide solutions, knowledge and expertise that deliver visibility into distribution operations, customers, and suppliers to help improve their clients’ businesses.

The Distribution Solutions Summit offers a mix of strategic and tactical presentations by noted authorities in key subject areas along with panel discussions and opportunities for networking with your peers and industry leaders. During the day, you will also have opportunities to meet with partners in our exhibit area. You’ll also hear from industry visionaries on top industry trends and challenges and solutions to address your business concerns. Speakers include keynote speaker Brent Grover, Evergreen Consulting, noted distribution expert and author of six books, including The Official Guide to Wholesale Distributor Financial Success and many articles about W-D, and speaker and panelist, Jon Schreibfeder, Effective Inventory Management, and author of Achieving Effective Inventory Management.

The Summit will also include a series of breakout sessions targeting specific issues in Consumer Packaged Products, Apparel and Food and Beverage distribution and will include access to the Microsoft technology Center Showcase outlining Microsoft’s vision for the Business of the Future.

About Computer Associates, Inc.

Headquartered in Smithfield, Rhode Island, Computer Associates (CAI) is a privately-held business consulting and software development company with over 30 years of experience in providing professional services and products to distributors and light manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (CPG). With over fifty hardware and software certified professionals on staff, CAI is a premier provider of affordable and easy-to-use business management software, and has been recognized by Microsoft as of the most experienced thought leaders in the wholesale CPG distribution channel.

We have worked closely with many leading companies throughout the country to apply advanced software and technology innovations that enhance our client’s business performance and profitability. Our Microsoft Dynamics for Distributors software provides a range of convenient and integrated software tools—tailored to peoples’ roles within each distribution organization—that help them work productively, make confident decisions and respond quickly to new marketplace opportunities.

About Microsoft Dynamics for Distributors Software

CAI’s Microsoft Dynamics for Distributors software, based on Microsoft's Dynamics™ NAV Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is targeted at small to mid-size customer environments. CAI has worked with hundreds of companies within the consumer packaged goods industry including distributors and light manufacturers of giftware, novelties, home goods, toys, hobby and crafts, social stationery, greeting cards and other paper-based products as well as sporting and outdoor equipment and jewelry products.

Microsoft Dynamics for Distributors provides with a suite of convenient and integrated financial, manufacturing, supply chain management, sales and marketing and services management software tools offer a user experience tailored to peoples’ roles within each distribution organization—helping them work productively, make confident decisions and respond quickly to new marketplace opportunities. In addition to the most contemporary distribution software, CAI provides a complete range of consulting, planning, software installation and support services that get you up and running on-time and on-budget. We have a keen understanding and a proven track record of consumer packaged products distribution technology development and implementations, and have built our reputation as an industry leader and ‘go-to’ company by listening and responding to our clients’ changing business needs.

For more information or to register for the Summit, visit www.clicktoattend.com or contact Rick Erler at 800.422.4782 or at rerler@caisoft.com.