"When Mark Alperin went looking to replace his aging ERP system
in 2006, he found himself in the same place as many CIOs of midsize
companies--not feeling terribly sought after by software vendors
who prioritize large enterprise accounts, and facing few choices.
Alperin serves as COO with CIO responsibilities for Vertex
Distribution, a manufacturer and distributor of rivets, screws and
other fasteners. He wasn't happy with the two main packages for his
industry, from Activant Solutions and Microsoft (neither of which
he was using, nor did he want to use...)"