VantagePoint Systems Inc.

Smurfit Kappa Ireland Selects VantagePoint's Core Business Software

    Vancouver, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) - VantagePoint Systems, Inc. announced today that Smurfit Kappa Ireland has signed a contract to implement Business VantagePoint(TM), VantagePoint's flagship business software for the corrugated packaging industry, in their operations. Business VantagePoint software will be implemented at Smurfit Kappa's three corrugated plants and seven specialty packaging plants in Ireland.

    Business VantagePoint(TM) is an estimate-to-cash business software solution for multi-plant packaging manufacturing operations, and provides functionality in the areas of estimating, order processing, inventory, manufacturing control, job costing, shipping and invoicing. Smurfit Kappa will utilize Business VantagePoint software together with Planning & Scheduling software from OM Partners and ArtiosCAD design software, as a part of a best-of-breed software approach. All three software solutions will be seamlessly integrated, with information being passed between the applications automatically.

    "We are impressed with the way Business VantagePoint displays open order data, and the flexibility to move jobs between plants. The software provides us with full visibility of all orders being processed in all plants, across the whole organization, and allows us to establish optimum order routing for cost savings and maximum efficiency," commented Mr. Paul Cash, Head of Information Technology for Smurfit Kappa Ireland.

    "Business VantagePoint will enable us to run our operations as efficiently as possible allowing us to focus on our mission of creating value to our customers," stated Mr. John O'Loughlin, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Ireland. "We first started working with Smurfit Kappa Ireland a year ago, and quickly realized that their business offered an exciting opportunity; they are focused on delivering the perfect order to their customers, while operating ten business units in two countries. We look forward to implementing Business VantagePoint in Smurfit Kappa's operations over the next 12 months," commented Peter Dobell, Vice President, CTO of VantagePoint Systems Inc.

    About Smurfit Kappa Ireland

    Smurfit Kappa Ireland (SKI) is a coordinated network of ten business units, located throughout Ireland. A part of the Smurfit Kappa Group, a European leader in paper-based packaging, Smurfit Kappa Ireland is one of the most respected names in Irish business since 1934, and the leading supplier of packaging solutions in the country. Across a broad range of industries, SKI provides their customers a 'one-stop shop' - a single point of contact for all packaging requirements. Corrugated packaging, bags, crates, pallets, foam & plastic packaging, point of purchase material and signage are just a few examples of the products and services SKI provides throughout Ireland. The company's aim is to help their customers reduce their total packaging costs by providing expert advice and class-leading service in areas such as; packaging grade and design optimization, supply chain management, inbound & outbound logistics, and in-store promotion and shelf presence.

    About VantagePoint Systems Inc.

    VantagePoint Systems develops business software for packaging manufacturing companies and provides complete implementation, product support, and technical services to its customers. VantagePoint's software solutions address the entire spectrum of packaging manufacturing including corrugated packaging, folding cartons, retail displays, food and beverage packaging, labels, and multi-wall bags. VantagePoint software is run by some of the largest packaging companies in the world including Smurfit-Stone, Georgia-Pacific, International Paper, and Menasha Packaging. VantagePoint also operates HRMS, Inc. as a wholly-owned subsidiary that provides business software for entry to mid-size corrugated packaging manufacturers. Collectively, VantagePoint's software has been selected by over 600 packaging plants throughout North America and internationally, which positions VantagePoint as one of the leading suppliers of business software and related services to the paper and packaging industry.

    VantagePoint Systems with locations in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Lombard, IL and Leicester, UK, is a division of Solarsoft Business Systems, a provider of modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions. For more information, visit

    About Solarsoft Business Systems

    Solarsoft is a new name in mid-range ERP systems but an established supplier of software tailored to the needs of manufacturers, wholesale suppliers and distributors. The company has grown organically and through acquisition since 1986. Over 1,700 firms across North America, EMEA and Asia rely on Solarsoft to bring clarity and efficiency to their operations. Solarsoft was formed from the merger of CMS Software Inc and XKO Software Ltd, and recently acquired VantagePoint Systems, Inc. in Canada, with transactions funded by Marlin Equity Partners of Los Angeles. For more information, please visit

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    For further information: Press Contacts: Tanja Boesche, Communications Manager, VantagePoint Systems, Inc., Tel: +1-604-685-4209, E-mail:

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