IT Authorities and Rutherford & Associates Announce Strategic Partnership

Tampa, Fla. – (October 12, 2018) IT Authorities (ITA) and Rutherford and Associates have announced the formation of a strategic partnership to deliver an easy-to-consume, cloud-based ERP solution designed to streamline processes for fast-growing beverage companies.

“We are bundling cloud services, end-user technical support and end-user functional support into a simple, per-month pricing model. Now the beverage industry will have all the tools it needs to grow and innovate without the hassle of owning and managing the software,” said Phil LaForge, chief executive officer of IT Authorities. “eoStar is a proven ERP platform delivering superior business results across all beverage segments. We are delighted to bring its significant capabilities to our customers.”

“IT Authorities knows the beverage business. They have a successful track record of delivering mission-critical IT managed services to beverage companies, large and small,” said Paul Rutherford, president of Rutherford and Associates. “ITA’s comprehensive cloud delivery and support model, combined with eoStar’s ERP software, will supercharge the operations of any growth-oriented beverage company. We believe this partnership is a real game changer in the direct store delivery space.”


Paul Rutherford, President of Rutherford and Associates (left) with Pete Bober, CCO of IT Authorities (right).

Paul Rutherford, President of Rutherford and Associates (left) with Pete Bober, CCO of IT Authorities (right).

About Rutherford & Associates

Rutherford and Associates is behind eoStar, a comprehensive ERP route accounting software solution that powers modern food and beverage wholesale and distribution organizations across North America. Developed by industry experts, the software combines state of the art forecasting technology and advanced inventory management tools for a fully integrated route management solution for direct store delivery (DSD). For more than 30 years the company has provided the finest in route accounting solutions utilized by some of the most successful modern beverage distribution organizations across the US, including Monarch Beverage Company, Alliance Beverage Distributing, Andrews Distributing, Coastal Beverage Company, and Manhattan Beer Distributors. Rutherford is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and is based in Holland, Michigan.

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About IT Authorities

IT Authorities is the premier Total Beverage Solution Provider offering turnkey operating environments with monthly subscription pricing that covers everything from installation to support. Our expertise and passion in the beverage industry uniquely positions us to be your partner for all things IT and business operations technology. 

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