iControl Regulated Commerce, a wholly owned division of iControl Universal Collaboration Solutions (iCUC) and Rutherford & Associates today announced the two companies are jointly introducing an integrated payment solution. The integrated offering combines Rutherford’s best-in-class eoStar Route Accounting System with iControl’s alcohol payment system.
The interface will enable Distributors to seamlessly deliver invoices and receive payment with their Retailer customers through the iControl Regulated Commerce platform. The iControl platform automates the payment of alcohol whether manual or EFT in the most cost-effective way, while ensuring compliance with federal and state laws.
Everyday, Rutherford's solutions are used by industry leading wholesale distributors of beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, water, coffee, snacks, candy, and other consumer and industrial products. This DSD focus complements iControl's industry-leading supply chain SaaS collaboration solution, which presently provides over 3,000 suppliers and 27,000 retail stores with collaboration tools such as Scan-Based Trading (SBT), VMI and Category Management.
"Rutherford & Associates is a highly-respected leader in the route accounting software space, and has been providing excellent solutions to their customers for over 27 years” said Robert Noe, President of iControl Regulated Commerce. "In collaboration with Rutherford, we have the solution to ensure the timely, accurate and seamless payment of alcohol deliveries for our joint customers. We look forward to a highly successful relationship."
Paul Rutherford, Rutherford’s VP of Sales, says "Automating the payment relationships between retailers and alcohol distributors is one of the most difficult because of the compressed timeframe and federal & state statutes. Our eoStar system, integrated with the iControl Regulated Payment system, ensures our customers have best-in-class performance. We are proud to work with iControl to deliver this powerful solution to Rutherford customers first, and eventually, to the entire industry."
About iControl Systems
iControl’s mission (icontroldsd.com) is to help retailers and suppliers share critical trading information through our platform, in a way that promotes fact-based, timely, data-driven decisions and payment exchange. Our solution and processes are proven to boost sales, reduce waste, promote efficiency, reward transparency, and align performance metrics. There are over 27,000 retail outlets taking part in iControl's programs in all 50 states, 63 retail banners, and over 3,000 suppliers participating.
About Rutherford & Associates, Inc.
Rutherford (eostar.com) is an American company bringing over 25 years of full-service and route accounting software experience to beer, wine and other beverage distributors. We are dedicated to keeping you and your business running at full-speed with a support group that is committed to answer your calls courteously, promptly and professionally. For more information please contact us at 1-800-270-7558