Alpharetta, GA – Abel Solutions, Atlanta’s only consulting firm focusing on the delivery of real business solutions on the SharePoint platform, today announced it is managing the planning and deployment of the Republic National Distributing Company’s (RNDC’s) SharePoint 2013 platform. When complete, the solution will incorporate a company-wide intranet that will facilitate interdepartmental collaboration and serve as the primary source of company information for 7500 employees in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

“We envision this as an employee communications tool, and the features offered by SharePoint 2013 are more complimentary to the functionality we expect [than previous releases of SharePoint],” said RNDC Corporate VP of Human Resources Jim Soggs. “With Abel Solutions as our partner, we see this as something we can continue to develop and enhance over the years.”

RNDC, which previously used a SharePoint 2007 installation on a limited basis internally, chose to skip SharePoint 2010 and move straight to SharePoint 2013 for “the risk/reward balance” it saw in the new release, Soggs noted.

When completed, the new intranet will expand the RNDC’s internal communications platform from emails and twice-yearly employee town halls to incorporate streaming executive leadership videos, spotlight stories about successful associates, and a gateway that will eventually provide access to forms, documents and other information. RNDC plans to announce the new solution at its fall 2012 town hall meeting and roll it out in the first quarter of 2013.

“As the second largest wholesale distributor of wine and spirits in the U.S., Republic National Distributing Company requires an extensive, seamless communication and collaboration platform, and SharePoint 2013 will deliver that solution,” said Abel Solutions President Kevin Abel. “It will grow with the company and offer nearly limitless potential for the future.”

About Republic National Distributing Company

Republic National Distributing Company is built on the foundations of long-term, well-established family owned companies. RNDC is today the second largest beverage alcohol distributor of premium wine and spirits in the U.S., with operations in 20 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit

About Abel Solutions, Inc.

Abel Solutions is Atlanta’s only consulting firm focused on the delivery of real business solutions on the SharePoint platform. A Microsoft Gold Partner for Content Management Solutions as well as Portals and Collaboration, Abel Solutions is also widely recognized for their custom application development and innovative delivery methodology. Abel Solutions has been delivering custom solutions for businesses, state and local government and non-profit organizations since 1995. In 2012, Abel Solutions was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America and was also recognized among the top 100 privately-held companies in Atlanta. For additional information, visit