June 16, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
CHICAGO – June 16, 2009 – Business Technology Partners, a leading reseller of SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, announced today that a segment of the national TV Show, "The Economic Report," due to air nationally on selected TV cable channels throughout the summer of 2009, focuses on the successes that two customers have experienced utilizing SYSPRO software and BTP services. The interviews with Dave Heckler, president, Alliance Hose & Rubber, and Dan J. Maeir, president and CEO, Pelstar LLC, are introduced by show moderator Greg Gumbel and conducted by Todd Perlman, principal of BTP, based in Deerfield, IL.

In his introduction, Gumbel notes, "Doing business in a global marketplace can be a daunting task, especially for small to mid-size companies that have not had access to the technology that their larger counterparts have had…but with the availability of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, these small to mid-size companies can now have the same competitive advantages. Up until recently, small to mid-size companies could not afford this technology…Business Technology Partners works closely with small to mid-size companies in the service, manufacturing and distribution industries to ensure that they are taking advantage of the technology available today."

In the segment on Pelstar, a manufacturer of high-precision Health o meter® scales, Maeir notes that the company chose SYSPRO software in 2004 because it was "conducive to our size business" and because of high confidence that Business Technology Partners "…was the SYSPRO value added reseller who could help us achieve a successful implementation." Maeir summarizes the successes his company has attained with SYSPRO, "….the software has automated business processes and enhanced overall operational efficiency."

Heckler says that Alliance Hose & Rubber selected SYSPRO software "because it had the necessary features to build efficiencies into our processes." He states, "Alliance Hose has had significant growth over the past few years. [SYSPRO} and BTP have been an integral part of meeting our evolving technology needs as we grow." He lauds the excellent support provided by BTP over the years: "…By fully supporting our network hardware, BTP has eliminated the need for on-site IT personnel…they also advised us on network scanning, telephone system and wireless email."

About Alliance Hose & Rubber
Alliance Hose & Rubber Company maintains a comprehensive stock of hose, tubing, fittings and couplings – a "hose for every service." The company's mission is to offer the best competitive pricing to customers, superb product quality and to provide excellent customer service. For more information, call: (224) 659-7000 or go to:

About Pelstar LLC
Pelstar LLC is the parent company of the world's most recognized brand in patient weighing scales: Health o meter® Professional. Since 1919, Health o meter Professional has been the healthcare industry's leading scale brand. Pelstar medical scales set the standard for superior quality, innovation and better patient care. Trust in the Health o meter name inspires physicians all over the world to use the scales everyday in doctors' offices, hospitals, clinics and long term care facilities. Pelstar LLC is a certified ISO 13485 company. For more information, call: (708) 377-0528 or go to:

About "The Economic Report"
The Economic Report airs during the day on a variety of well-known news networks throughout the country. In a multi-dimensional format, Mr. Gumbel begins by introducing each new story and each show's theme, providing a sense of consistency throughout the segments. The stories educate viewers and provide new information that will impact their lives. With fresh content interlaced throughout each series, the show broadens perspectives, erases boundaries and opens up new avenues for progress and ideas for the audience. Viewers will gain insight on opportunities for their families, businesses, lifestyles, and financial futures.

Since its inception in 1978, SYSPRO has been delivering state-of-the-art business solutions to some of the world's leading companies. As a global leader in the production of world-class ERP software, the company now caters to the specialized needs of 14,000 licensed companies in more than 60 countries worldwide. SYSPRO is marketed globally through regional territory distribution centers and a global reseller network in the US, Canada, Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia and the UK.

SYSPRO is a fully integrated business software solution that provides complete control over the planning and management of all facets of business including accounting, manufacturing and distribution operations in a variety of industries.

About Business Technology Partners
Founded in 1986, Business Technology Partners, LLP (BTP), headquartered in Deerfield, IL, has been a valued SYSPRO Reseller since 1997. BTP specializes in implementation, systems development and integration for small and mid-size manufacturers and distributors. BTP is one of the largest resellers in the Midwest. Each member of the BTP team is actively involved with clients and is up-to-date on the most current technologies, helping BTP become recognized as the 2006 "All-Star VAR" in the warehousing/manufacturing vertical by Vertical Systems Reseller magazine. For information: call: (847) 205-5015 or visit:

For additional information, call Elizabeth Ingram at (847) 205-5015
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