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Software Company Hosts International Usersí Conference

Vicinity Manufacturing held first annual Caribbean customer conference in Barbados, West Indies.

Marietta, GA, December 21, 2012 --( Process manufacturing software developers Vicinity Manufacturing™, hosted FOCUS: Caribbean 2012, the first international customer event of its kind in the company’s twelve year history. FOCUS: Caribbean was hosted by Goddard Enterprises Ltd and convened November 12th - 13th on their corporate campus in Bridgetown, Barbados. Goddard Enterprise Ltd owns several successful process manufacturing companies including West Indies Rum Distillery, Purity Baking Company, HiPac Limited, and McBride Corporation. Each of these Goddard subsidiaries produces and distributes prominent brands in their individual industries throughout Barbados and the Caribbean. Each company utilizes Vicinity Manufacturing software with Microsoft Dynamics® for a comprehensive process manufacturing ERP software solution.

The FOCUS: Caribbean 2012 Vicinity users’ conference reviewed the latest software features and functionality, including the latest release of Vicinity 4.0. The two-day event began with an extensive boot camp training which concentrated on training fundamentals of the system. The following day was concentrated on attendee specific topics and a developmental roundtable.

“It is vital that Vicinity offers this type of annual training to all our software users,” states Brooke Webb, Director of Marketing for Vicinity Manufacturing. “Employees need to feel confident about the tools they have available to them within Vicinity software. Continual education on our software’s functionality is critical to the continued success of all our clients. As our batch manufacturing customers’ needs evolve, so does our software. Our goal is to empower our clients by offering a deeper education into their ERP investment.”

Vicinity software is designed to simplify the complex business issues challenging process manufacturers of food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, brewery and distilleries, specialty chemicals, paint and coatings, adhesives and sealants, and cosmetics. Vicinity with Microsoft Dynamics manages all areas of these manufacturers’ business operations – from inventory control and production, to compliance and costing - giving companies a comprehensive view of the entire operation creating a single, complete ERP software solution.

The FOCUS user conference provides an opportunity for Vicinity Manufacturing to touch base with clients from different areas in one place. The conference serves as forum for attendees to participate in the exchange of best practices through interactive, technical sessions and networking opportunities with industry colleagues. The goal of events such as these is to help Vicinity users maximize the benefits of their software.

“I’ve attended Vicinity FOCUS events in past years and found the experience to be extremely beneficial,” said Terry Scantlebury, a Lead Business Solutions Analyst for Goddard Enterprises Ltd. “The opportunity to bring the event to Barbados was wonderful.”

Session topics for this Caribbean FOCUS highlighted features and functionality of Vicinity software including, formula management, component maintenance, batch entry, scheduling and material resource planning (MRP), U-LINK™: Workflow, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Quality Control (QC), and Scheduling.

To learn more about the Vicinity Manufacturing Software System or to schedule an online demonstration, call 770.421.2467 ext. 280 or

About Vicinity Manufacturing
Vicinity Manufacturing™ is a software solution designed exclusively for the formula manufacturing industry. Our solution extends the industry leading Microsoft Dynamics® financial and distribution family to deliver a powerful and flexible ERP solution. Whether your business is running Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV or completely new to the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics, Vicinity will work with you to streamline the coordination of raw materials to finished goods increasing productivity and profit. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Vicinity Manufacturing will help put together the missing ingredient in your formula manufacturing business solution. Vicinity Manufacturing understands the unique challenges of batch manufacturing and addresses these issues in an easy and affordable solution. For more information, email or visit

About Goddard Enterprises Limited
Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) is a publicly traded Barbadian company, listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange, with a varied business portfolio that encompasses interest in the Caribbean as well as Central and South America.

GEL’s subsidiary companies are found in: airline catering, industrial and restaurant catering, meat processing, bakery operations, automobile retail and automotive parts, real estate, the manufacture of aerosols and liquid detergents, investments, rum distilling, general trading, packaging, fish and shrimp processing, property rentals, general insurance, financing as well as shipping agents and stevedoring.

The Group includes both subsidiaries, that are wholly owned or in which GEL has a majority shareholding, and associated companies. GEL has not less than a 51% stake in those firms in which it has a majority share, while it holds 20% to 50% of the associated companies.

The main divisions of business in which GEL is involved are catering, manufacturing, services, finance as well as import distribution.
Contact Information
Vicinity Manufacturing, Inc.
Brooke Webb
770-421-2467 x.280

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