Apprise Software, Inc.

Apprise Software, Inc. is a leading provider of ERP software solutions designed specifically for mid-market consumer goods distributors. Apprise Software provides enterprise-wide distribution solutions that helps drive business growth, streamline operations, improve inefficiencies and maximize profitability while minimizing their total cost of ownership. They provide the tools and expertise that customers need to optimize the performance of their business operations through integrated distribution software and solutions or stand alone financial applications.

Jeff Broadhurst, the President of Apprise had contacted the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) international program in early 2007. Apprise was in the process of moving the company from New Jersey to Bethlehem, PA and wanted to utilize the services of the PA overseas offices, particularly in China. Apprise had been developing a customer base in China and their plan was to open a customer service base in Nanjing.

The Lehigh SBDC worked with Mr. Broadhurst and the PA office in Shanghai to assist with research on accounting software certification in China as well as assisting with finding candidates for management of their Nanjing office. Apprise Software (Nanjing) Co., Ltd., celebrated its grand opening on July 27, 2007. Jeff has also worked with the PA trade representative in Australia and has been successful in finding representation for that country as well.

Apprise’s latest successful venture has been to open their first European office in Brno, Czech Republic in September 2010. Our office worked with Jeff and the PA trade representative office in Czech Republic in preparation to opening the office, providing information on government assistance and support programs available for a foreign company to establish a local office in Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. This new office will serve customers through support, programming, EDI and sales operations throughout Europe.