PRNewswire/ — UXC Eclipse (USA) LLC, the North American arm of UXC Eclipse, a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market, has announced the acquisition of selected assets of WineDirect in the USA, namely its ERP business. UXC Eclipse is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UXC Limited.
WineDirect is a leader in winery direct sales, providing a broad range of technology and logistics solutions that provide access to new markets and consumers. The company’s ERP practice is an industry leader in North America for Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the wine industry.
Andrew Kamphuis, President, WineDirect, said, “I see this as a real win for our customers and our employees. UXC Eclipse has a laser focus on ERP software – they know what they’re doing with Dynamics NAV and with industry IP. Their investment will bring our wine industry solution to the next level – taking our customers and our people on that journey with them.”
UXC Eclipse has been a significant player in the Asia Pacific wine industry ERP market for many years with its VinPoint solution built on Dynamics NAV. This acquisition expands its wine industry base and demonstrates its commitment to driving innovation and excellence in Microsoft Dynamics.
This is the third strategic acquisition for UXC Eclipse in North America in 18 months, following the acquisitions of Cole Systems and selected assets and staff of Tectura. Just three weeks ago, UXC Eclipse acquired selected assets of the Koorb Consulting business, to become the largest Microsoft Dynamics AX partner in New Zealand.
Bradley Stroop, CEO, UXC Eclipse, said, “Both UXC Eclipse and WineDirect are known for their wine industry ERP leadership within their geographical regions. This acquisition will see UXC Eclipse become the global leader in Dynamics NAV for the wine industry with a strong presence in North America and APAC. It gives customers direct access to a larger Dynamics team with a depth of industry knowledge and a broad skillset.”
The combined solution from UXC Eclipse and WineDirect will retain the VinPoint branding globally and will deliver a greater Dynamics NAV offering, with deep functionality around regulative requirements. This is complimented by modules for vineyard management, winemaking, warehouse management, and manufacturing. By managing the solution centrally, UXC Eclipse will renew the focus on product innovation and develop a cohesive wine industry roadmap.
Bradley Stroop said, “The resulting depth of wine industry and product knowledge cannot be matched by any other partner in the industry. This will increase UXC Eclipse’s profile in the market, attracting new customers and heightening our industry reference ability. The VinPoint solution is now ready to attract a much broader market share of the wine industry globally.”
The UXC Eclipse VinPoint solution is available on premise and in the cloud. The combined team’s knowledge and skills around SaaS deployment will ensure solid delivery options for the company’s wine industry customers.
UXC Eclipse will integrate the WineDirect ERP team into its existing professional services infrastructure.
About UXC Eclipse
UXC Eclipse is a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market.
Established in 1991, UXC Eclipse’s success has been built by providing the highest levels of service and offering a choice of solutions from leading software vendors. UXC Eclipse also delivers industry-specific (vertical) solutions on the Microsoft platform to meet ERP and CRM requirements.
UXC Eclipse’s service offerings include applications business consulting & project management, applications development, corporate performance management and business process management.
With a team of more than 600 people across 16 international offices (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada and the United States), UXC Eclipse is committed to supporting more than 2,700 customers.
WineDirect is the leader in winery direct sales. Headquartered in the Napa Valley, it offers a broad range of commerce, marketing, and logistics solutions including the Vin65 ecommerce and point-of-sale platform, bi-coastal fulfillment services, and an outbound sales team to help wineries grow their businesses profitably. By combining all important aspects of a successful DTC program into a unified technology offering, WineDirect provides the consumer insight and flexibility necessary to ensure a superior customer experience and to ultimately Sell More Wine.