Preactor and Tangerine Announce Partnership to Bring Scheduling Solutions to North American Businesses


Quebec, Canada – World leader in planning and scheduling software Preactor Group has teamed up with global ERP solutions provider Tangerine Software to give businesses across North America a superior planning capability. Quebec-based Tangerine Software has become a partner of Preactor, allowing it to offer Preactor software as part of the portfolio of solutions it provides to medium and large companies.



The products will be offered by Tangerine Software to complement the enterprise resource planning (ERP) products it sells to business sectors as diverse as food and beverage, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc. Sage ERP X3 offers a standard connector to Preactor APS and Preactor is recognised by Sage as the Global ISV for APS and at Gold level in the North American ISV program. The Preactor family of scheduling products allows companies to schedule production to make optimum use of finite resources to meet manufacturing deadlines.



Tangerine Software decided to work with Preactor because its software adds value to existing products it offers. Tangerine Software is already well-known in the markets it serves as a provider of Sage ERP X3, Infor System 21 Aurora ERP and their own Nectari business intelligence software. The addition of advanced planning and scheduling software from Preactor means Tangerine Software can now provide a more complete offering to manufacturers.



Vuthy Chrun, Director of Sales & Marketing at Tangerine Software said: "Becoming a partner of Preactor Group is an important step in increasing the level of support we can offer our clients. It was vital for us that Preactor software was accredited by Sage, as we need to ensure tight integration between the products we sell to businesses. Now our customers can become even more competitive and agile."



The partnership will see Preactor users be able to get support from the Tangerine Software team in both English and French. Both firms will benefit from sharing their existing databases of customers across the North American market.



Andy Willis, COO at Preactor North America, said: "Our alliance with Tangerine brings the Preactor product to a wide range of industries across North America. Tangerine's strength in implementing world-class ERP solutions coupled with Preactor’s planning and scheduling expertise provides a powerful offering for manufacturers throughout Canada and the USA."



Joe Langner, EVP of Midmarket Solutions at Sage North America commented, "With its standard connector that makes integration seamless, Preactor is the perfect complement for planning and scheduling solutions for customers worldwide. We are pleased to see that our partners are following our global strategy and incorporating into their portfolio certified solutions that help our customers' businesses succeed."



In the 20 years since it launched, Tangerine Software has built up a network of more than 200 clients across Canada and the USA, including food manufacturer Ganong, cleaning product firm Avmor, and industrial equipment distributor Pompaction.



For more information on Tangerine Software please contact:

Sylvia Krauz

Marketing Manager

514-748-9309

skrauz@tangerinesoftware.com



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ldavies@preactor.com



About the Preactor Group

The Preactor Group of companies represents world leadership in production planning and scheduling software used by a wide range of businesses. Frequently integrated with ERP, MES and Supply Chain Management solutions, Preactor’s breakthrough technology is used by more than 4,000 small, medium and large multinational companies located in 75 countries.



The Preactor Group and its subsidiaries have established partnerships with more than 400 companies located around the world to provide local expertise to support the implementation of the solution for each company. These 1000+ accredited professionals offer a key resource working closely with users to ensure each company’s unique requirements are met.



The current trends in manufacturing are towards lowering inventory levels to reduce costs yet still being able to respond to shorter lead times to satisfy customer demand. Preactor offers a family of applications ranging from mid- and long-term capacity planning to detailed scheduling and is translated into over 30 languages.



Preactor celebrates its 21st anniversary this year. For more information about Preactor, visit the website at http://www.preactor.com and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Preactor.



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