Hino Motors Sales Canada Ltd



Hino Motors Sales Canada Ltd



Axel Breuer, Vice President Finance and Administration of Mississauga, Ontario-based Hino Motor Sales Canada Ltd., announced the selection of PRONTO-Xi as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for Hinos Canadian operation. This purchase is part of Hino Canadas plans to strengthen its North American operations by enhancing customer service and responsiveness. Hino Motors Sales Canada is a Toyota Group company. According to Mr. Breuer, “Pronto North America clearly articulated their knowledge of industry issues and demonstrated how PRONTO-Xis capabilities would address them. Michael Panosh, CEO of Pronto North America notes that Hino is joining a select group of customers. “We operate successfully as a boutique ERP provider by putting our focus on delivering a high degree of value and personal attention to customers. Hino has purchased a full range of PRONTO-Xi modules and plan an immediate implementation. Pronto North America is a focused provider of PRONTO-Xi, a fully-integrated, software application for mid-market Manufacturing and Distribution companies. Used by over 1,200 customers worldwide, including divisions of Tyco, OfficeMax and Hitachi as well as The Parksite Group, Home Run Inn and Collicutt Energy Services, PRONTO-Xi incorporates 30 years of demonstrated functionality. Pronto North Americas team of industry specialists utilizes proven implementation methodologies, PIM™ and PEER™, to deliver low risk, cost-effective implementations. With a deserved reputation of being easy to work with, Pronto North America offers a strong base from which to achieve an accelerated return on your ERP investment.


That's it. Any software downloads? Anybody else to call to set it up? Turns out, she simply went online, chose the package the wanted, the unlimited one of course, selected her phone number and within days had her phone adapter arrive in the mail. After that, wherever she traveled to, she would take the adapter with her, plug it in to the internet and start making calls. Best of all, people would call her on her local number and no matter where she was in North America, she would be able to take the call. If the was away from her phone, voicemail would kick in. If she decided she wanted to go mobile, she would call forward the calls to her mobile. I called her a couple of times on her local number and instead of asking where she was in the city; I'd have to ask where she was in the country right now. Quality of the call was the same all the time. Unlimited means unlimited. Does not limit you to the city you are in, does not limit you to how many minutes you want to talk.


Does not limit you from what device you want to talk from. That's this new thing called VOIP. When she told me the price she was paying per month, I was immediately on the computer looking up the website and signing up. 15 a month. This I had to try out. So I go on with my day. I go on with my next day. Pushing buttons, sending emails, making calls when all of a sudden the mail dude finds my doorbell. The package arrives. The unlimited phone deal thing arrives. My answer arrives. The box arrives. The box with the thing inside arrives. You get the point. Eagerly I open the box only to find a small silver device within it. It's called the Sipura! Exciting. I see it has some places where I can connect things to, so being the type of person that does not read manuals, I start plugging things in. One connection is obviously to my high speed internet connection.


Another connection looks like a phone connection. Last one would be the power to give it juice. I look around the box looking for software, but see none. Something is wrong. Now I dig out the manual and look to see what I do next. Apparently nothing, start making calls. Ok, this is way too simple. I pick up my phone receiver and hear a dial tone. Now, I could get in to what that meant to me and how it made me feel, but we won't go in to that right now. I call my friend only to find I have a connection and I can communicate. It's that simple. I call another friend who is 3 hours in a different time zone, works just perfect. I more people and my working day is now corrupted calling friends and family with whom I haven't talked to in ages. Another new wonder in my life. What I did find out after the fact was that I also had all these cool features included in the price of my plan. Voicemail, caller ID, call forwarding, 3 way calling and more.


Yikes, I would be paying how much extra with the phone or cellular companies just to have them. When you do you research, you find that most, if not all, VOIP service providers have these features included in their plans. Another benefit and star for VOIP. Something I did like right away was that the adapter is about the size of my wallet. I can easily stow it away in my laptop bag and take it with me wherever I go out of town and still make call without paying long distance - day or night. VOIP is short for Voice over Internet Protocol. Some companies will call this technology broadband phone service, digital phone service, voice over IP, internet phone service and other variations on this name. Basically what it means is that is allows you to send and receive audio, such as your voice, back and forth over the Internet. IP is the acronym for Internet Protocol and is the standard for sending and receiving information over the Net. There are a number of voip providers out there from offering various services, deals and promotions. Explore your options, determine your needs, and ask questions. At the end of the day, I ended up getting a few of my friends and clients signed up with VOIP. They're happy, especially when some of them opted for the service provider that offered 2 months free unlimited plans. It is getting late here and I should be off to bed. Then again, someone out in New York is just getting up and really deserves an early morning call from me to let them know I'm thinking of them.