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YARDLEY, PA, May 25, 2010 — More than 1,300 distributors met in Washington, DC, in March 2010, for Summit, Activant’s annual conference for wholesale distributors.

The three-day event included presentations by industry experts, educational sessions with Activant technology professionals, and networking events.

“A must! The industry experts, the networking, the classes, the opportunity to see new developments…make it all worth while!” said Joe MulChay, president of Genalco, Inc.

“Summit is a great opportunity to learn about new features,” adds Mike Chadwick, director of IT for Mercedes Medical. “It is also a great chance to meet and network with Activant employees as well as other users. Being able to talk to Activant employees face to face is great.”

Dan Szykowny, CFO of SG Supply agrees: “I don’t understand if you have the software and have this big investment in it how you cannot afford to attend Summit. This is the one time a year that you can get all the answers to your questions there and meet the people who are going to shape your technology future that run our businesses.”

Kevin Roach, executive vice president and general manager of Activant, addressed the assembled attendees and highlighted Activant vision for the future.

“Activant’s goal is to evolve the way distributors do business by offering them software and services that achieve best-in-class processes,” Roach told the audience.
Summit 2011 will take place in Orlando, FL in March 2011.

“Go,” recommends Sim Davis, controller of Southwestern Controls. “Do not debate it. Just go.”
Activant provides technology solutions and services to more than 4,200 wholesale distributors throughout North America. A leading technology provider for the distribution industry, Activant develops comprehensive enterprise software solutions to help distributors improve customer service and maximize the return on their technology investment. In addition, the company offers an Internet trading network that expedites sourcing, expands geographic reach, and streamlines transactions between distributors and manufacturers. Activant solutions are backed by a host of professional services, including support, consulting, and educational programs.

Activant Solutions Inc.™ (“Activant”) is a leading technology provider of business management solutions serving small and medium-sized retail and wholesale distribution businesses in three primary vertical markets: hardlines and lumber; wholesale distribution; and the automotive parts aftermarket. Founded in 1972, Activant provides customers with tailored proprietary software, professional services, content, supply chain connectivity, and analytics. More than 30,000 customer locations use an Activant solution to manage their day-to-day operations. Headquartered in Texas, Activant has operations in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Canada, France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
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