Mar-Vel International To Streamline Distribution With Microsoft Dynamics


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Woodbridge, New Jersey—April 22, 2008 – Mar-Vel International, the premiere diving, marine, military, and law enforcement equipment supplier, has selected SBS Group and Microsoft Dynamics business software for Financials, Reporting, Supply Chain Management, and Customer Relationship Management.

SBS Group, a global technology solutions provider and Microsoft Gold Partner, worked closely with Mar-Vel to analyze its business needs and recommend the appropriate solution. After carefully considering the costs and benefits associated with upgrading its current system – Activant Solutions’ Eclipse – with Activant Solutions’ Prophet 21, Mar-Vel International chose Microsoft Dynamics from SBS Group.

Jack Goodman, Mar-Vel’s Executive Vice President, states: “we chose SBS Group and Microsoft Dynamics because we felt the platform suggested by SBS would best meet our business needs and that they would be the best fit for our company in implementing the system. SBS analyzed our needs thoroughly and only recommended what they felt was necessary. They worked with us on pricing and scheduling and we became very comfortable with the competency of their organization.” Mr. Goodman adds: “Microsoft Dynamics is a state of art product which integrates with many commercially-available products and allows us to best meet the stringent requirements of the Federal Government in providing information.”

As a major distributor and supplier to U.S. Forces and commercial organizations around the world, Mar-Vel relies on its business system for responsiveness and handling a heavy volume of order processing, customer service requests, and transactions. The Dynamics solution will assist Mar-Vel International in reducing manual effort, increasing operating efficiencies, and improving employee satisfaction. Additional benefits include tighter integration with Microsoft Office tools, EDI integration, better connectivity to Mar-Vel’s Internet store, enhanced reporting, and the scalability to match Mar-Vel’s growth projections – all with a lower cost of total ownership.

About SBS Group
SBS delivers its solutions and services to businesses with the industry’s top technology partners including Microsoft, Sage Software, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Citrix, Cognos and others. SBS Group keeps its clients ahead of their competition by combining business savvy, technical prowess, and common sense values to deliver integrated technology solutions to mid-market companies along the Eastern seaboard. Focused on distribution, manufacturing, supply chain management, customer relationship management, financial management, project management and accounting solutions, SBS Group celebrates its 21st year of working with clients, not just for them. The SBS team has been recognized as a Microsoft Gold Partner, Microsoft Partner of the Year (Dynamics SL), Microsoft President Club member, IBM Beacon Award recipient and Sage Software Leadership Academy member. The company is headquartered in Woodbridge, New Jersey and operates other offices in New York, NY and Trevose, Pennsylvania. More information about SBS Group can be found at

About Mar-Vel International
MAR-VEL offers the most complete selection of diving, marine lifesaving and personal protection equipment and tools to be found anywhere. Whether you are working on the water or under it, MAR-VEL has you covered. If you need tactical equipment or body armor, MAR-VEL offers the latest technology and best performing products available. And if chemical or biological exposure is your concern, MAR-VEL can protect you with products from the world’s largest manufacturers of protective suits and exposure products. For over a half a century MAR-VEL has constantly sought out the best equipment for our customers and backed it by the best warranties and customer service in the industry. Our mission is to provide the finest equipment available and to make every order right, the very first time. Remember, MAR-VEL is your source for “Equipment for Extreme Environments.”

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