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ASI® ProfitMaker Upgrades Reporting Tools, Credit Card Billing

Includes Enhanced Business Reporting, Integration with Alpha, Broder and Bodek & Rhodes

CEDAR FALLS, IA – August 5, 2008 - ASI Computer Systems, Inc., the leading provider of business management software in the advertising specialty industry, announced today an upgrade to ProfitMaker, the industry’s premier order management and accounting system.

The new features of the upgrade include enhanced reports, integration with top apparel suppliers, and supplier ratings - all of which will increase sales, improve service and streamline workflow for distributors and suppliers.

Enhanced reporting capability will allow users to access profitability reports, open order reports and order histories from any computer’s Web browser.  Distributors and suppliers will be more efficient by using fewer clicks to obtain the information they need to make business decisions faster, and information will be more easily accessible and available in greater detail.

ProfitMaker also provides ordering and inventory integration with more apparel suppliers, in addition to the current Web ordering feature offered by Counselor® Top 40 Supplier™ SanMar.  Distributors can now easily enter orders through ProfitMaker directly with Bodek & Rhodes, Alpha Shirt Company and Broder. 

Supplier ratings are now available in ProfitMaker and allow users to access and submit the same ratings included in ESP Online.  ProfitMaker distributors can check a supplier's rating as they are completing a purchase order to ensure the quality of the supplier.  When the order is complete, distributors can rate their transaction within ProfitMaker and send supplier ratings directly to ESP Online.

In addition, the upgrade provides a credit card processing system that allows ProfitMaker’s distributor users to send invoices through email, along with a link inviting customers to pay by credit card online immediately.  Using this feature eliminates extra paperwork and makes payment processes more efficient and quicker, improving cash flow and collections.  

“This upgrade provides features that make you more productive,” said David Wirth, president and chief operations officer of ASI Computer.  “Integrated supplier ratings are important, because distributors can order from the best right from the start.  Distributors and suppliers alike can dig deeper into their order and customer data, allowing them to access rich information that helps their business.”

“With ProfitMaker, you gain confidence that you can access any piece of data easily and all within one package,” said Mike Place, director of sales and marketing for ASI Computer.  “With our simple quote-order-invoice sequence, users can convert quotes to orders quickly and bypass the need to re-key data.  You will save time and make more money.”

The new release also includes an activity manager that provides a way to schedule and manage all daily activities through Outlook, including phone calls, emails, faxes and letters.  Also, suppliers who subscribe to ASI CreditConnect™ can see a distributor’s real-time credit score when viewing a customer record or an order, and suppliers can access the customer’s credit alert information.

To learn more about the ProfitMaker upgrade, contact Mike Place, director of sales and marketing for ASI Computer, at 1-800-544-1274 or at mikep@asicomp.com.  For an online demo, visit www.asicomp.com/products/profitmaker.asp

About ASI
Advertising Specialty Institute is the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, with a membership of over 25,000 distributor firms (sellers) and supplier firms (manufacturers) of advertising specialties.  Supplier firms use ASI print and electronic resources to market products to over 21,000 ASI distributor firms.  Distributor firms use ASI print and electronic resources, which contain nearly every product in the industry from more than 3,500 reputable suppliers, to locate supplier firms and to market services to buyers.  ASI provides catalogs, information directories, newsletters, magazines, websites and databases, and offers e-commerce, marketing and selling tools.  Visit www.asicentral.com.

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