International Business Systems Extends Relationship with Long-term Implementation Partner, The Mesa Group

Recent project with Reliable Parts demonstrates benefits of partner relationship of over 20 years

Roseville, CA, April 22, 2016International Business Systems (IBS), a leading global supplier of integrated ERP, warehouse management systems (WMS) and supply chain solutions, has extended its longstanding relationship with The Mesa Group, a certified implementation partner in the Americas for IBS Enterprise, part of the IBS Business Suite.

The Mesa Group specializes in providing tailored software solutions within the distribution, light manufacturing and retail industries. Based in Irving, Texas, they have provided implementation, training and support services to IBS customers since 1995.

“Our company and our customers have a tremendous level of confidence in The Mesa Group’s deep experience and knowledge of IBS Business Suite Enterprise solutions,” said Mike O’Brien, IBS Vice President of Americas Sales. “They will continue to give our customers in the Americas, including a growing list in Canada, an excellent service experience at an optimum value.”

The expansion comes after The Mesa Group proved to be an instrumental partner in providing ERP system upgrade services to IBS customer, Reliable Parts, for a major initiative in the U.S. and Canada. A leading distributor of parts for major electronics and appliance manufacturers throughout North America, Reliable Parts has four distribution centers and 30 branches in Canada, and four distribution centers and 29 branches in the U.S.

As Lowell Millard, Chief Technology Officer at Reliable Parts, affirms, “The Mesa Group showed us how the IBS solution will support our business objectives and timeline. They have real-world experience with the products they support, and their recommendations and attention to detail have been instrumental in supporting our growth plans well into 2017 and beyond.”

Longevity and stability are hallmarks of The Mesa Group, whose first full-time employee still works for the company. “Our experience and lack of turnover set us apart from competitors who don’t have the product knowledge or bench strength that we do,” said Jim Smith, President of The Mesa Group. “IBS has been our customer since day one, and since then, we have completed more than 70 implementation and upgrade projects for them.”

As an IBS-certified implementation partner, The Mesa Group has completed more IBS projects than any other service provider in the Americas region. “We are pleased to count them as a trusted partner,” said IBS CEO, Jayne Archbold. “Our customers deserve the best, and The Mesa Group delivers.”

About IBS

International Business Systems (IBS) is a leading global provider of integrated ERP, WMS and supply chain management solutions to the distribution, wholesale and 3PL sectors. For more than 35 years, we have helped customers, such as WORLDPAC, Associated Pharmacies, Inc., GILLIG, Zwilling J.A. Henckels, Miele Inc., Tri Literal LLC, Mighty Auto Parts, Volvo, Victory Packaging Inc. and many more, streamline, automate and accelerate their distribution network processes, and drive profitability and efficiency.

About The Mesa Group

The Mesa Group is an independent consulting company offering a broad range of business and information technology services to help clients operate more effectively and profitably. Founded in 1995, the company works with small- to medium-size firms in distribution, light manufacturing and retail, with a focus on delivering tangible results that improve revenues, control costs, increase performance and productivity, enhance service quality, and sharpen competitiveness.

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For more information, contact:

Kristin Seigworth, +1.262.510.0805, Kristin.seigworth@ibs.net