Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and Electric, Marshall Marine, Pierside Boatworks, and SYS Yacht Sales & Service to leverage PierVantage™ to grow their business!
Wilmington, DE (February 20, 2013) - PierVantage™, the marine industry's first and only true cloud based solution built specifically for boatyards, full service marine facilities, and boat building operations is excited to announce that Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and Electric, Marshall Marine, Pierside Boatworks, and SYS Yacht Sales & Service have signed on. Starting in early 2014, these businesses will join numerous other cutting edge boatyards, boat builders and marine facilities who utilize PierVantage to gain a competitive advantage. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to be working with some of the most respected boatyards and boat building operations in the world, said Navroze Eduljee, CEO of CorVant™, the creators of PierVantage. We continue to see a consistent flow of boatyards and boat builders reaching out to us as they consider upgrading their outdated technology solution or one that was not specifically built for their business. Our solution is designed and built to improve the efficiency of business processes, provide unprecedented visibility into operational and financial aspects of the business and deliver a secure, reliable and scalable platform that is conveniently accessible from anywhere using only a web browser. We speak with owners and general managers who are becoming increasingly frustrated with manual processes and workarounds associated with their legacy systems that tend to stifle staff productivity. Many of them are saying enough is enough; we have to make a change -an indicator that marine companies are feeling good about their growth prospects and recognizing the need to deploy new technology to improve their efficiency and productivity, increase profits, and become more competitive.
In my role as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, I have dealt with numerous accounting software programs and companies, both smaller custom and larger corporate enterprise programs that can really do it all. We have actually first used the smaller custom type then upgrade to the larger corporate enterprise type. The problem is they don't adapt well and modifying them to our shipyard type of business is a nightmare. PierVantage is different, I am impressed with the team and with its capabilities. With the continual product enhancements, organized implementation process and great support, I am pleased with my decision to implement PierVantage for our growing shipyard, said Doug Dixon, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and Electric, LLC (Seattle, Washington).
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Gunboat Selects PierVantage!
Wilmington, DE (September 23, 2013) - Gunboat International, manufacturer of high performance cruising catamarans, has selected PierVantage to run their production boatbuilding business in Wanchese, North Carolina.
We needed to replace our business management solution with something that was designed for boat building rather than general manufacturing, said Peter Johnstone, Founder of Gunboat International. PierVantage and the company behind the product came highly recommended by industry leaders who have been working with PierVantage since inception. I made a fairly quick decision to go with PierVantage and although it is early in our relationship, we are making great progress and are excited to employ the new tools they are building to support each stage of the production line. I am confident PierVantage will help us become more efficient and productive. I also travel quite a bit meeting new customers, going to shows, and meeting vendors, so having a cloud based solution makes it easy for me to stay connected with my business, which is very important to me.
Gunboat selecting PierVantage is an exciting time for the evolution of PierVantage, said Navroze Eduljee, CEO of CorVant, the creators of PierVantage. As it stands today, PierVantage is very strong and capable helping custom boat building companies and service yards manage their operations, but up until this point we have not had the opportunity to work with a semi-production boat builder. Peter and his team have years of experience working in semi-production and production boat building companies and know exactly what functionality they need us to build to support their production line.
Gunboat is scheduled to Go Live on PierVantage on October 1, 2013.
Over 12 years ago, we set out to create the safest world cruising sailboat that could be conceived. TRIBE launched, and pioneered a new high performance cruising catamaran segment. With rugged high tech structures, breakthrough ocean-going designs, and luxurious interiors, word of our work quickly spread. The knowledge gained from our seven different series, and 12 years of refinement and innovation continue to push us to ever improve and evolve the segment we started.
Gunboat owners average 250-350 miles a day offshore and typically cover over 10,000 miles a year. Gunboats are sailed continuously by their owners. For fun, a Gunboat raced the largest sailboat in the world in the TransAtlantic Race, and won. About 2 million sea miles have been sailed by Gunboats.Now, Gunboat manufactures very refined series at 55, 60, and 78. For more information, please visit www.gunboat.com.
PierVantage™ signs Kittery Point Yacht Yard, Concordia Company, Derecktor Shipyards and Schooner Creek Boat Works!
Wilmington, DE (April 04, 2013) - PierVantage, the marine industry's first and only true cloud based solution built specifically for boatyards, full service marine facilities, and boat building operations is making way in 2013, signing on Kittery Point Yacht Yard, Concordia Company, Derecktor Shipyards and Schooner Creek Boat Works. It has been an exciting first quarter so far for the PierVantage team. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to be working with some of the most respected boatyards and boat building operations in the world, said Navroze Eduljee, CEO of CorVant, the creators of PierVantage. The addition of Kittery Point Yacht Yard, Concordia, Derecktor Shipyards and Schooner Creek Boat Works is a sign that marine companies are feeling good about their growth prospects and looking to deploy new technology to improve their efficiency and productivity, increase profits, and become more competitive. We are seeing a significant uptick in companies looking to upgrade from Quickbooks, DockMaster, WatchCaptain and other general accounting solutions.
I don't think changing operating software platforms is something any business owner or its employees look forward to. It is difficult to change from something that is not broken. We wanted a platform whose architecture and flexibility was built for tomorrow, said Tom Allen, President of Kittery Point Yacht Yard. With PierVantage's cloud based solution, we don't need to worry about evaluating our software platform every 10 years to keep up with the times -- release updates are seamless. Not having to worry about maintaining dedicated server platforms is a big plus and having access to our data from anywhere enhances both our efficiency and customer service. The quality and detail of information that can be extracted in simple and clear report formats is impressive and reflects their understanding of our industry. Any decision worth making should not be easy. Though our decision to change was not, CorVant's support team made the transition for us much easier than I anticipated. Their level of post implementation service only affirmed our decision.
CorVant Announces Hiring of Stephen Bullard as Senior Sales Director
Wilmington, DE (August 25, 2012) - CorVant, LLC, a developer of SaaS-based, industry-specific business management solutions for small businesses, is proud to announce that Stephen Bullard joined the Company Senior Sales Director.
Prior to joining CorVant, Stephen spent six years providing professional services and promoting marine operational software to boat yards, boat builders, dealerships and marinas throughout North America. Stephen's experience has given him a deep understanding of marine services, in particular - project management, yard operations, service management, customer account management, financial analysis, forensic accounting, and inventory management.
In his new role, Stephen is primarily responsible for PierVantage sales and marketing efforts. He is also actively engaged in providing advisory services to our boatyard customers. "Stephen is a great addition to the CorVant team. His extensive experience in the Recreational Marine Industry and his deep understanding of boatyard and marina operations gives us greater depth in an important industry segment," said Sukumar Narayanan, CorVant's Chief Operating Officer. Stephen completed a 12 month course in boat design at the Landing School in Maine and has spent his entire life on the water logging more than 15,000 miles sailing in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Additionally, Stephen currently holds a U.S Coastguard's Captains License, and is licensed to handle power and sailing vessels up to 100 tons.
CorVant Announces Hiring of Gregory Miller as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Wilmington, DE (August 25, 2012) - CorVant, LLC, a developer of SaaS-based, industry-specific business management solutions for small businesses, is proud to announce that Gregory Miller joined the company's leadership team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Greg brings more than 18 years of experience of helping companies achieve aggressive sales targets and implement marketing strategies.Prior to joining CorVant, Greg was President of the Portland Marketing Group, where he was responsible for business development as well as leading all aspects of business and sales operations. With prior experience in a variety of progressive senior leadership roles within MBNA America/Bank of America, Greg has a proven track record of building deep marketing and sales competency and a solid reputation for increasing revenues and profitability.
In his new role, Greg will oversee the company's sales teams, develop the CorVant brand, and drive sales and marketing strategies. "With his extensive experience managing and leading high performance sales teams, Greg is an outstanding addition to our team as we work aggressively towards increasing penetration in our target verticals," said CorVant's CEO and Founder Navroze Eduljee. "We are excited to have Greg join the team. His addition will bring greater rigor and discipline to our sales process and to establish CorVant as a leading solution provider to the small and medium business segment," said Sukumar Narayanan, CorVant's Chief Operating Officer. Miller earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and economics from LeMoyne College, New York. Greg is also an experienced Captain, holding a U.S. Coast Guard Masters License (100 Tons).
Cordjia Cloud Solutions Changes Name to CorVant™
Camden, Maine (February 13, 2012) – Cordjia Cloud Solutions, LLC, also doing business as Cordjia Marine Solutions, LLC, announced it has changed its name to CorVant, LLC to better reflect the company 's expanding product line and strategic plan, which now includes delivering industry specific, cutting edge business management solutions to new markets beyond the marine industry.
The name CorVant, a combination of "core" and "advantage," emphasizes the company's charter as a provider of comprehensive solutions for small businesses that help them achieve a competitive advantage. CorVant's solutions allow companies to better manage their core operations, better meet customer needs, and deliver a quick return on investment compared to competitive products.
The CorVant product line includes PierVantage™, the marine industry's only true cloud-based business management solution, and FulVantage™, a solution that provides wholesalers and distributors with the tools they need to deliver a unique and personalized B2B and B2C online buying experience. With FulVantage, sellers have the pricing flexibility and process efficiency they need to attract new customers, increase the loyalty of existing customers, and drive profitable business growth.