Practical Software Solutions, Green Market Systems Announce Partnership to Integrate Grower Vertical and DemandLink

CONCORD, N.C., and SALEM, Ore. (July 9, 2014) — Practical Software Solutions, the premier provider of ERP systems to the Greenhouse and Nursery industries, and Green Market Systems, the industry-leading provider of cloud-based replenishment, analysis and sales visibility tools, announced today their partnership to integrate DemandLink and Grower Vertical for Sage ERP.

Practical Software Solutions will demonstrate DemandLink in Booth No. 1726 at Cultivate'14, formerly the OFA Short Course, trade show at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, from July 13-15, 2014.

Practical Software Solutions developed Grower Vertical in 2006, when Metrolina Greenhouses of Huntersville, N.C., approached the company to help create horticulture-specific functionality for their ERP system. Practical also provides integrated solutions for Human Resources, Fixed Assets and CRM for the industry.

Grower Vertical provides a customizable, scalable, and full-featured enterprise management system designed for specific needs of the horticulture industry. Leveraging Sage ERP systems, Grower Vertical has been awarded Sage Customer Awards for customization and innovation.

Green Market Systems, in concert with Oregon State University, developed DemandLink in 2008 to provide simple and robust forecasting, replenishment and business intelligence tools to the live goods industry. While the system was developed for the live goods industry, it has since been adopted by the designer plumbing, consumer electronics and fashion industries.

Green Market Systems is the largest provider of replenishment and live goods point of sale analytics in the United States. Their models use daily store level weather and many other important factors to generate best of class results. The combined experience of Practical Software Solutions and Green Market Systems creates a seamless integration from forecasting through shipping that is unmatched in the industry.

We are very excited to partner with Practical to create a seamless integration between our systems, said John Garren, CEO of Green Market Systems, Inc. Through this partnership our companies will provide unrivaled tools to fit every growers' needs.

Vince Stamey, CEO of Practical Software Solutions, agreed.

We are pleased to team with Green Market Systems, Stamey said. Practical Software is always looking for ways to improve upon Grower Vertical for Sage ERP. Our partnership not only will benefit Grower Vertical, but also will bring the outstanding DemandLink tool to a wider audience.

About Green Market Systems

Established in 2008 in Oregon, Green Market Systems provides business intelligence and analytics tools, sales forecasting, and demand planning through their cloud based systems. The company's primary product offerings are available on any internet-enabled device through the DemandLink website,

About Practical Software Solutions

Established in 1993 in Concord, N.C., Practical Software Solutions offers industry expertise in accounting, manufacturing, distribution, service management and professional services. The company's primary product offering is from Sage, the leader in business management solutions.

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