Advanta Software , specialist software solutions provider to the 3PL, and logistics markets, announced that long term client Pool Systems has chosen to upgrade to Advanta’s ATLAS logistics software suite.
Pool Systems manufacture and distribute swimming pool, spa equipment, accessories and leisure products to the wholesale and retail swimming pool market. Their products are available to all pool and spa owners from retail pool shops and chain stores through out Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe
In October 2000, Pool Systems experienced strong business growth and developed strategic plans to expand their business into a variety of international markets.
Pool Systems acknowledged the need for a new software platform to support the future growth of the company. Pool Systems did not want to be restricted by their IT system and therefore required a logistics software solution capable of supporting the increasing demands of the business.
At the time of evaluation, Pool Systems demanded a customised software solution for its unique business requirements. This lead to search for an Australian logistics software provider as regular contact and ongoing support became a priority for Pool Systems customised software solution requirement.
Pool Systems then analysed the functional features and benefits of the remaining Australian logistics software providers and a final decision was made. Pool Systems decided to choose the BILS product provided by Advanta as the most suitable solution for Pool System’s business requirements.
Since the implementation of the BILS logistics software solution from Advanta, Pool System’s has continued establishing export markets in the Middle East, South East Asia, Europe and the US pool distribution markets.
BILS logistics software solution comprises over 30 modules and covers all aspects of Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Execution.
Advanta Software provided Pool Systems with modules including, warehouse management, freight management, EDI, order management, sales analysis, scan packing and purchasing.
By upgrading from the BILS platform to the ATLAS platform, Pool Systems benefited from the additional modules such as the freight management module which now comes standard with the ATLAS logistics software suite.
The BILS system has provided good support for the growing business demands for Pool Systems over the past 7 years, but by upgrading to ATLAS, Pool Systems will have a user friendly system and simultaneously leverage the benefits from the extensive research and development that Advanta has contributed to the ATLAS product.
Following the implementation, with the support of Advanta and the ATLAS logistics solution, Pool Systems expects to improve their customer service and continue to expand their international export business.