PSE&G powered by wireless solution from Vertex Interactive


FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 21, 2002 — Vertex Interactive Inc., a provider of supply chain execution and order fulfillment technologies, reported that the successful implementation of SAPConsole at PSE&G, one of the largest combined electric and gas utility companies in the United States.

As part of the Vertex SAP Practice offering, Vertex is providing PSE&G with a single-source solution including mobile data collection for SAP R/3. Vertex implemented SAPConsole in conjunction with ABAP-based application transactions that enable the emulation of SAP GUI on Intermec radio frequency mobile devices allowing PSE&G users the ability to seamlessly transmit real time critical data from their existing SAP R/3 system to/from their radio frequency (RF) devices.

In addition, Vertex is providing PSE&G with consulting services, Intermec mobile radio frequency devices, customized pre-printed labeling, integration, and overall support.

PSE&G’s distribution facility, located in Somerset NJ, stocks material required for the construction and repair of critical electric distribution infrastructure. This facility was designed as both a local storeroom and central warehouse for job-related supplies. The enhancement to the system translates into less downtime by off-site technicians and greater efficiencies in PSE&G inbound and outbound warehousing operations.

Previous to Vertex’s solution, PSE&G performed manual, time-consuming data entry of inventory status information. As a result of the SAP R/3 mobile data collection solution from Vertex, PSE&G has improved the operational processes within the warehouse operation, and the real-time integration to their paper based process in SAP R/3 system. According to Brian Bajor, Materials Control/Logistics Manager for PSE&G, “We have already seen improvements in inventory accuracy and overall business process improvement.”

In addition to the Vertex proven implementation track record of SAP R/3 data collection, Vertex’ consulting expertise, process methodology and programming practices were a major factor in the PSE&G decision.

“The Vertex SAP R/3 Practice provides companies with ABAP-based transactions designed to meet their specific operating requirements,” stated Eric Limpert, Director of Operations — SAP Practice, Vertex Interactive. “Our forte is our ability to provide consulting expertise and knowledge transfer to our customers by assisting them in the configuration and development of their business processes, further enhancing their return on investment,” stated Limpert.

About PSE&G
PSE&G is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. It is one of the top twenty largest combined electric and gas companies in the US. PSE&G is a subsidiary of PSEG, a diversified energy and energy services company.

Other subsidiaries of PSEG include: PSEG Power, a wholesale electric generation and trading company with more than 17,400 megawatts of capacity in operation, under acquisition, or in development, primarily in the Northeastern US; PSEG Resources, which makes passive, energy related investments; and, PSEG Global, which owns, develops and operates power plants and electric and gas distribution systems throughout the world. (website address http://www.pseg.com).

About Vertex Interactive
Vertex Interactive is an international provider of supply chain management technology with operations in North America and Europe. Vertex offers a comprehensive range of Enterprise supply-chain execution software systems and services.

Vertex Interactive’s broad portfolio of products include advance planning and scheduling with forecasting, purchasing and multi-sourcing; fixed and mobile order entry, processing and fulfillment; inventory, warehouse, and transportation management systems.

Vertex’s inventory and warehousing product suite also covers a range of point solutions, which provide instant productivity gains including “light-directed” systems for picking and packing, intuitive software and integration technology for handheld devices, and a suite of mobile data collection solutions for SAP R/3 implementations.

From improving the pick rate in a single warehouse, to fully integrated dynamic planning and execution system in a collaborative environment, Vertex provides companies with the right solution to ensure efficiency and a rapid return on investment. Combining this extensive product portfolio with its business, warehouse and SAP consulting, integration and customization, and service and support, Vertex Interactive provides its customers with a genuine supply chain “solution”.

Vertex has a rapidly growing international presence, with customers including companies such as, ABX USA, Air Express International, Avery Dennison, Bacardi Martini, Bic, Bristol Myers Squibb, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Express Dairies, Georg von Opel, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Kraft Foods, Merck, Pfizer, Nestle, North Sea Ferries, Parts Express, a division of Wal-Mart and Warner Lambert. For additional information, please visit its web site at www.vertexinteractive.com


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