Crestwood Associates is proud to announce that two of our add-on products (AP Inbox Assist and Collections Management) have been recognized as Acumatica-Certified Applications (ACAs). AP Inbox Assist is an accounts payable add-on that seamlessly integrates email with Acumatica, and Collections Management is an accounts receivable add-on that automates the collection process.
The ACA title highlights outstanding development partners whose applications have met the highest standards set for Acumatica integration and functionality. To become an Acumatica-Certified Application, Crestwood has demonstrated commitment to quality by passing the Acumatica software test and aligning to future Acumatica roadmap releases.
“Customers who want to stay competitive need flexible, responsive technology to execute their long-term business strategies,” said Christian Lindberg, Vice President of Partner Solutions at Acumatica. “Our ACA label is built to help customers find applications capable of delivering that. We’re proud to recognize AP Inbox Assist and Collections Management as Acumatica-Certified Applications. They masterfully utilize the Acumatica platform to meet customers’ growing business demands.”
Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP company, has been recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises 2019, as well as in The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises.
About Crestwood Associates, LLC
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Mount Prospect, Illinois, Crestwood Associates is a premier Cloud Service Provider (CSP), Gold-Certified Microsoft Dynamics Partner, 10-time President’s Club Award Winner, and 2017 Inner Circle recipient. In addition, Crestwood was honored to be chosen as Acumatica's US Partner of the Year in 2016 and 2017, as well as being inducted into the inaugural class of Acumatica’s President’s Club for 2018. Crestwood delivers a variety of business solutions, including: Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics CRM (now called Dynamics 365 for Sales), Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Acumatica Cloud ERP, and Greentree applications. From accounting and financial reporting, to CRM, manufacturing, distribution, payroll and human resources, Crestwood Associates provides the tools and services that help businesses perform above and beyond the competition. The Crestwood team is comprised of over 50 certified professionals who provide in-depth industry experience and functional expertise.
Acumatica provides cloud-based business management software that enables small and mid-size companies to accelerate their businesses. Built on cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting, on a robust and flexible platform. For more information, visit http://www.acumatica.com.
Solo Printing, a Miami-based commercial printing company, is giving back to the community with its donation to Miami Rescue Mission| Broward Outreach Centers, a local organization that serves the homeless and needy of South Florida.
The Miami Rescue Mission provides emergency shelter, residential programs, job training, education and computer literacy classes, healthcare, employment opportunities for the homeless, and more. They believe it’s essential to serve the hungry and homeless, especially during the holidays when they might feel a lack of support and isolated from their loved ones.
The Pack the Pantry Food Drive hopes to raise enough food to feed nearly 220,000 meals to the homeless and hungry of the South Florida community this holiday season.
“It is imperative that we make a difference in our community especially during the holiday seasons when we often get so caught up in our own busyness; we can’t lose sight of helping others in need. Thank you to the Miami Rescue Missions for making it a point to continuously making strides in the community, we are glad that we can help in any way we can to help them reach their goals,” said Robert Hernandez, VP of Sales.
Solo Printing is proud to have donated non-perishable items, including canned vegetables, canned meat, water, and more to those in need. As one of the nation’s largest minority-owned companies, changing lives and empowering communities is something Solo Printing strongly supports.
More about Solo Printing:
Established in 1985, Solo Printing is a national, award-winning printing service. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Solo Printing provides premier printing services such as pre-press, digital printing, sheetfed printing, web offset printing, and more. With its high-tech printing equipment, sustainable printing certifications, and employee expertise, the Miami-based company has repeatedly won industry awards and continues to be the leading printing service in South Florida. For more information, visit the Solo Printing website at https://www.soloprinting.com/.
After more than a decade of successfully helping small and large businesses grow their online brand and build effective internet marketing campaigns, Gray Element has announced they are branching out and will now offer a specialty web design serviced geared toward public companies.
“We felt there was an important need to diversify our web design services to meet the needs of public companies,” said Asal Mehraban, Founder and CEO of Gray Element. “Public companies can greatly benefit from providing potential clients or customers the opportunity to find pertinent information – such as up-to-date stock prices – when visiting their websites. Therefore, we expanded our website design services to help these companies better share their success stories.”
With a team of highly skilled web developers, coders, designers, copywriters, and marketers, Gray Element’s website design service for public companies will help businesses communicate important information such as their stock price, pertinent news, and financial information to current and potential investors. Gray Element’s website design skills make communicating this vital information to potential investors seamless, efficient, and also fully SEC-compliant.
A website built by Gray Element will provide visitors with instant news, live quotes and charts, and efficient navigation options. Gray Element has helped dozens of small businesses across a variety of industries grow their business and attract new customers with their expert web design services. Now, Gray Element is shifting its focus to include web design services specifically for investor relations websites.
“What potential investors are looking for in a company’s website is much different from what an average customer might be looking for in a company’s website,” said Mehraban. “Potential investors are looking for information that will help them make an informed decision about whether or not to invest in a company. Our goal is to help these public companies better present their pertinent information online, making it easier for the investors to make an informed decision.”
Gray Element’s team is available to build a website from scratch or refresh a company’s existing website. Before the Gray Element team starts any website design project, they first work with the client to analyze their current online brand. Then, the Gray Element team will take a look at what other similar companies are doing in the market and determine how to build the ideal website to meet their clients’ needs.
Gray Element is currently offering free quotes for new potential customers. For more information on Gray Element, you can visit http://www.grayelement.com or call 888-995-5509.
About Gray Element
For more than 10 years, Gray Element has been a leader in providing interactive web solutions for businesses in a variety of industries. So their customers don’t have to go through multiple channels to market their business online, Gray Element offers complete online marketing services, from website design and logo creation to marketing, social media strategy, reputation management, and traffic-building. For more information on how Gray Element can help your public company grow, visit http://www.grayelement.com or call 888-995-5509.
O’Neil & Associates (ONEIL), an employee-owned company that develops technical publications, training and related materials, is creating a culture of caring through its employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) business structure. From its employee recognition programs to its Adopt-a-Family outreach, the company aligns itself with a “service over self” culture that motivates employees and serves its neighbors well.
The company provided Christmas gifts for 45 children and grocery gift cards for more than a dozen families this month alone. As it has done for more than 20 years, ONEIL employee-owners voluntarily give of their own money to support disadvantaged Miamisburg families through its Adopt-a-Family program. ONEIL employees give thousands and partner with Miamisburg schools to provide pre-identified families with food and gifts purchased by the ONEIL Helping Hands Committee.
“Serving our neighbors each holiday season is a great joy for us,” said Hernan Olivas, president and chief executive officer for ONEIL. “As a 100 percent employee-owned business, our employees, our business, and our local community thrive when we join together to positively impact communities where our own families live, work and play.”
The ONEIL culture of giving extends beyond the holiday season and benefits the local community year-round. The Helping Hands Committee raises money for causes that employees choose, such as its Back to School Shoes program, the Larry E. O’Neil Scholarship, Miamisburg Schools Latchkey program, and the #LoveLikeLogi Foundation that equips first responders with teddy bears to soothe frightened, sick children during tragedies. This year alone, ONEIL employees have given nearly ,000 back to the community.
To honor its employees internally, ONEIL annually recognizes an employee of the year and team of the year. This year, the ONEIL executive team selected Cynthia Schneider, company controller, as employee of the year and Manitowoc Grove as team of the year for 2019. Each winner was nominated and selected by the executive team and was publicly recognized for their achievements.
“ONEIL employees are committed, caring and conscientious, so narrowing our winners to only one person and one team each year is never easy,” says Olivas. “This year’s winners exemplify what it means to be an ONEIL employee – collaborative, inclusive, respectful and committed to our mission. In this season of thankfulness and reflection, the ONEIL family salutes their collective 2019 accomplishments.”
Studies show that employee ownership strengthens company culture by increasing employee engagement – and ONEIL is affirmation of that fact. As stakeholders, employees see how the quality of their work contributes to the company’s growth and success, motivating them to perform with higher productivity and greater excellence – because as the company prospers, employees directly benefit.
According to a 1997 Washington state study, ESOP employees earned 5 percent to 12 percent more than those in non-ESOP companies. ESOP employees also have greater retirement benefits, a 2000 Rutgers study discovered. More than 20 percent of ESOP companies have defined benefit pension plans and more than 35 percent have 401(k)s, while fewer than 5 percent of non-ESOPs have defined benefit plans and only 8 percent have 401(k)s. And, with studies showing that ESOP companies also boast higher employee retention and a greater ability to withstand economic downtown, ONEIL benefits the local economy, too.
About O’Neil & Associates, Inc.
O’Neil & Associates, Inc. (ONEIL) is an employee-owned company that develops technical publications, training and related materials for manufacturers to help them show their customers how to operate, maintain and repair their products. In addition to providing services for developing these materials, ONEIL offers related technology solutions for creating, managing and delivering their client’s technical information. ONEIL serves clients in the commercial, aerospace and government markets with offerings like Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs), Web-Based Environments, Intrusive Diagnostic Systems, e-Learning, training, Content Management Systems and traditional paper manuals.
For more information about ONEIL products and services, visit http://www.oneil.com.
LiquidPixels, Inc. announced today the winners of the Fall 2019 LiquidPixels Image Competition™ at the University of North Texas (UNT) Global Digital Retailing Research Center. As a founding member of the center, LiquidPixels has partnered with UNT since 2017 to prepare students for entry into the digital retailing workforce. After several successful years of collaboration, LiquidPixels worked closely with Kiseol Yang, Ph.D. this semester to develop a new curriculum for her DRTL 4090: Digital Merchandising class. The revamped coursework included in-depth training on LiquidPixels LiquiFire® Operating System (OS), colorization, customization, and true dynamic imaging. The class culminated with the LiquidPixels Image Competition where students submitted their best examples of LiquiFire Image Chains™ for judging by the dynamic imaging professionals.
The winners of the inaugural LiquidPixels Image Competition were announced live by Sarah Flynn, Director of Marketing + Design, and Evan Chapman, Senior QA Engineer, to the Digital Merchandising class on December 4.
“We are so pleased with the work submitted by the Digital Merchandising students for this competition,” said Flynn, “The thoughtfulness that went into creating their LiquiFire Image Chains showed incredible maturity.”
The quality of work was not surprising, given that UNT is the only university in the country with a B.S. in Digital Retailing. The fall Digital Merchandising class, one of many at UNT that prepares students for entry into the digital retailing workforce, was made up of undergraduate juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
“Learning and practicing LiquiFire OS enables our students to further their competencies in the digital retail industry, and makes them to be more competitive in the workforce,” said Dr. Yang. “We really appreciate the work that LiquidPixels has done with our school and the digital retailing program. LiquidPixels has been very generous in providing the LiquiFire OS platform for the classroom use. And the series of training and prompt assistance from their team was greatly appreciated.”
UNT’s Global Digital Retailing Research Center is the first interdisciplinary center the U.S. with a complete focus on digital retailing as a research hub and resource for the industry. As a founding member of the Global Digital Retailing Research Center, LiquidPixels collaborates with faculty and other founding members to provide technology insights, updates on relevant career paths, and internship opportunities to ensure that graduating students have direct hands-on experience in advanced technology solutions to effectively address the most demanding challenges facing the online retail industry.
As part of their membership engagement, LiquidPixels offers students at UNT the opportunity to receive an introduction to LiquiFire OS and to understand the value that dynamic imagery brings to the leading e-commerce websites. These values include operational efficiency to optimize website updates, enhanced visual merchandising that leads to higher conversion rates, and cross-channel image delivery for the best mobile and responsive experiences. Graduating students are prepared to enter the online retail workforce with practical knowledge of on-demand dynamic imaging and its benefits.”
About the Global Digital Retailing Research Center
The Global Digital Retailing Research Center at UNT, launched in April 2013, works to advance digital retailing and consumer experience through academic and industry collaborations. The center actively brings together the best minds, ideas, and creativity to shape the dialogue in objective thought and inquiry in the science of current and future digital retailing and its impact on consumers.
LiquidPixels leads the imaging revolution. Built on open standards, our LiquiFire Dynamic Imaging Solutions integrate into existing Web and workflow environments, enhancing product creation and visualization while reducing production costs. Founded in 2000, LiquidPixels makes its patented technology available as a hosted service or via on-site enterprise servers with solutions that may be tailored to each of our customers’ unique needs. For more information, visit us at LiquidPixels.com.
Open Sky Group is excited to announce its inclusion in Food Logistics' “FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers” 2019 Listing. It’s the fifth year for Open Sky Group to be named to this listing of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. Tracking and agility are vital to the food and beverage supply chain because of the complexities related to food safety regulations, perishability, collaboration and transparency amongst partners in the supply chain.
SmithFoods, a manufacturer of dairy products under the brands of SMITH’S, Ruggles, Artisa and Ajoyo, began working with Open Sky Group on implementation of JDA Warehouse Management for multiple sites in 2019. “Our supply chain goals include upgrading older systems and standardizing processes across three facilities. Open Sky Group has a top-notch team and a reputation for helping companies standardize processes with its methodology of disciplined agility and no modifications approach to WMS implementations,“ said Scott Heldreth, VP, Supply Chain for SmithFoods. The facilities will all be live in 2020 and we’re looking forward to the growth-fueling efficiencies and increased inventory accuracy we’ll gain.”
“A secure and accurate WMS is critical to the success of companies in the food and beverage industry. Our rapid implementation methodology gives clients like SmithFoods a faster return on investment as well as standardization of processes across multiple facilities,” said Jason Yantiss, VP, Client Services for Open Sky Group. “It’s an honor to be included for the fifth time among the industry leaders named to the FL100+.”
“Whether you’re using sensors to monitor critical temperatures for perishables or a WMS to manage inventory flows in your warehouse, software and technology are playing a vital role in the food and beverage industry,” remarks John R. Yuva, editor for Food Logistics and its sister publication, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “The transparency and safety of the digital global food supply chain would not exist without innovations in software and technology. Our FL100+ recipients help drive supply chain compliance and regulatory changes that benefit everyone from the farmer to the food processor to the consumer.”
Companies on this year’s 2019 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list will be profiled in the November/December 2019 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at http://www.foodlogistics.com.
SmithFoods is the company that brings the popular brands to market like SMITH’S, Ruggles, Artisa and Ajoyo. An industry leader in quality and innovation, SmithFoods is dedicated to providing customers and consumers with the best products available and manufactured by facilities in Orrville, Ohio, Richmond, Indiana and Pacific, Missouri. This attention extends to food service, private label and contract packaging opportunities.
ABOUT FOOD LOGISTICS
Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.
ABOUT OPEN SKY GROUP
Open Sky Group is a global specialist offering services for WMS, Labor and TMS software upgrades and implementations. A gold implementation partner and reseller of the JDA supply chain platform, Open Sky Group strives every day to be the best consulting partner on the planet for supply chain solutions.
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Cybersecurity firm SecureMac marks two decades in an industry which has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Company officials say SecureMac’s story parallels that of the security community at large, driven by a rapidly evolving threat landscape.
SecureMac was founded in 1999, when public awareness of cybersecurity threats was low and Macs were widely believed to be immune to computer viruses. Founder and CEO Nicholas Raba recalls:
“At the time, it was rare to find any mention of security issues on Apple forums or websites. There was certainly no centralized resource where Macintosh users could get reliable information about Mac security. SecureMac was founded to address that need: To provide a Mac-oriented security news portal, and to help raise awareness of Mac security issues.”
Mac users soon began seeking out security solutions which gave them more protection and greater control than Apple’s native offerings. In response to this, SecureMac released MacScan, a macOS malware detection and removal tool, in 2005. The software offered powerful and reliable third-party security to everyday users, and continues to be SecureMac’s flagship product to this day.
In the past decade, ecommerce and data-driven marketing grew exponentially, and digital privacy became the new frontier of cybersecurity. Eager to build marketing profiles of potential customers, advertising and analytics firms began collecting data on users’ web activity, personal information, and even physical location. In response to this growing privacy threat, SecureMac released its award-winning PrivacyScan product in 2012. SecureMac’s lead developer Nicholas Ptacek remarks:
“People had started to wake up to the privacy issue. Apple did what it could, but they couldn’t cover every base. PrivacyScan was created to fill that gap for Mac users, and to give them more granular control over what was happening on their systems.”
Today Macs are widespread, even in enterprise environments, and security researchers have seen a concomitant trend of increasingly sophisticated macOS malware. Meanwhile, the continuing success of phishing attacks and the increase in large-scale data breaches point to a lack of cybersecurity education on the one hand, and organizational preparedness on the other.
In light of this, SecureMac has decided to renew its focus on education. In 2016, the company debuted The Checklist, a weekly podcast focused on security issues affecting Mac and iOS users. SecureMac is also returning to its roots as a news and information portal, providing updates and articles, interviews with cybersecurity experts, and a malware research database.
As Raba says, “It will always be important to have reliable security and privacy software on your Mac. But this isn’t enough anymore. That’s why we’re putting so much focus on news and education, on security research, and on our podcast and interview series. We’re building something bigger than software; something which, ultimately, will be even more effective at keeping people safe: Community.”
Mindgrub is honored to have been named #645 on the second annual Clutch 1000 index, a list of the top B2B (business to business) service providers in the world. This is Mindgrub’s second year being named to the exclusive list, which recognizes the top 1% of companies on the platform.
Clutch, the leading online B2B ratings and reviews platform, judges companies based on six categories, including quantity and quality of verified client reviews, brand reputation, and visibility in their target market.
“What an honor to be named one of the best in the world, not just once, but twice,” said Mindgrub CEO Todd Marks. “This award exemplifies the ability of our team to consistently deliver high-quality results to our clients. It’s been a record-breaking year for us, and I look forward to pushing the envelope even further in 2020.”
“As a member of the Clutch 1000, these companies represent the top tier of service providers on our platform,” said Clutch Founder Mike Beares. “With an impressive array of projects and clientele, superior knowledge, and attentive, detail-oriented customer service, these companies have established themselves as industry leaders both locally and in the global B2B market.”
Mindgrub has a 4.8-star rating on Clutch and is proud to also be ranked #9 of 595 for Baltimore-area companies, and #11 out of 1,301 in the state of Maryland.
ABOUT CLUTCH | A B2B research, ratings, and reviews firm in the heart of Washington, D.C., Clutch connects small and medium businesses with the best-fit agencies, software, or consultants they need to tackle business challenges together and with confidence. Clutch’s methodology compares business service providers and software in a specific market based on verified client reviews, services offered, work quality, and market presence.
About Mindgrub | Mindgrub, a member of the Inc. 5000 for seven years running, is a technical agency and creative consultancy specializing in the design and development of exceptional digital experiences. Headquartered in Baltimore, Mindgrub has offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Connect with Mindgrub online at mindgrub.com.
Healthcare IT Leaders, a trusted provider of IT consulting and workforce solutions for hospitals and health systems, is recognized in the new 2019 ERP Implementation Report by KLAS Research as one of the industry’s leading ERP services firms.
According to KLAS Research, “Organizations that chose Healthcare IT Leaders to complete their ERP implementation were drawn to the firm’s reputation and past performance as well as the quality of their personnel.”
The 2019 ERP Implementation Report assesses the quality of services offered by ERP software vendors and third-party firms and is based on KLAS interviews with healthcare professionals conducted over the past 18 months. The interviews are conducted using a standard quantitative evaluation and select supplemental evaluations.
With an overall performance score of 93.4, Healthcare IT Leaders is “seen as resourceful and reliable in bringing the right supportive resources, including project managers, at competitive rates,” according to the KLAS report.
KLAS also cited Healthcare IT Leaders ERP resources for delivering “consistently high satisfaction” with clients rating our firm 8.7 on a 9-point scale for overall satisfaction.
“Healthcare IT Leaders’ people were able to come in and quickly take over with little to no intervention from my side, and that is what we expect from a vendor. A vendor’s ability to do that is critically important. When a vendor can do that, it means that the vendor is knowledgeable about project management, processes, and vendors,” according to a Director of Strategic Planning and Healthcare IT Leaders client who participated in the report.
Healthcare IT Leaders Managing Principal Bob Bailey says the 2019 ERP Implementation Report affirms the importance of experience and quality in the delivery of ERP workforce solutions.
“Our knowledge and expertise in the ERP space are differentiators for our customers, and we’re pleased to be highlighted by KLAS among the firms that consistently provide ‘high-quality support resources, setting the standard for satisfaction and quality’,” said Bailey.
About Healthcare IT Leaders
Healthcare IT Leaders is a KLAS-rated, national leader in IT workforce solutions, connecting healthcare organizations with experienced technology talent for implementation services, project management, consulting and full-time hiring. Areas of focus include EMR, ERP, WFM, RCM, and CRM. Based in Greater Atlanta, our company has ranked on the Inc. 5000 five consecutive years and has been named a Best Place to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and one of America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms by Forbes. For more information, visit http://www.healthcareitleaders.com
KLAS is a data-driven company on a mission to improve the world’s healthcare by enabling provider and payer voices to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals, KLAS collects insights on software, services and medical equipment to deliver reports, trending data and statistical overviews. KLAS data is accurate, honest and impartial. The research directly reflects the voice of healthcare professionals and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. To learn more about KLAS and the insights we provide, visit https://klasresearch.com/.
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The Construction Computing Awards results are in and global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks, Inc. is the winner of the 2019 Editor’s Choice Award selected by Construction Computing Magazine Editor David Chadwick. Additionally, Vectorworks Architect 2020 was a runner-up in the Architectural Design Product of the Year category.
The fourteenth annual Construction Computing Awards, also known as “The Hammers,” took place on November 14 at The Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden. Over 220 guests gathered to see the outcome of the readers’ online voting and judging panel’s deliberations.
“Having attended the awards for a number of years, Vectorworks UK was delighted to receive the coveted Editor’s Choice Award,” said Adrian Slatter, Vectorworks UK director of sales. “David was very gracious in his introduction of the award, explaining how the growth of Vectorworks and its transformation in the UK was very impressive. That coupled with the innovations in Vectorworks 2020, particularly the incorporation of enhanced GIS integration, made the decision for him. We are so pleased to see the efforts of our company recognized.”
With over 25 categories, the awards are structured to showcase and reward the technology, tools and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes.
“Moving from one design solution to another is a major step for any company in difficult times with Brexit, environmental concerns and other issues to deal with; Vectorworks is to credit for having the capability to move from one design solution to another,” said Chadwick. “The recent steps they have taken, such as becoming more directly involved in the UK market to support their users, releasing enhanced versions of their software which major heavily in information management and now adding GIS integration to its comprehensive range of design solutions, has resulted in a significant increase in their market share. There were a dozen contestants in individual applications, hardware and other recent additions to the market, but Vectorworks was an obvious choice this year.”
Winners will appear in the November/December '19 issue of CAD User and Construction Computing magazine. The full list of winners and runners-up can be viewed here.
About Vectorworks, Inc.
Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries. Creating intuitive software since 1985, we’ve become the preeminent software built to manage the entire design process. Globally more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Newbury and London, England and Vancouver, Canada, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net or follow @Vectorworks.
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Romaric Automation Design (DBA Romaric Corp), a world-class leader in factory automation software solutions for the semiconductor, flat-panel display, warehousing, retail and other related industries, has been honored as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.
With a specific focus on improved overall factory throughput via AI technology, Romaric has implemented over 60 instances of its product set based on the Romaric Automation Control Engine ("RACE"). A typical implementation includes integration to existing external systems and databases, as well as interfaces and controls for a variety of automated material handling systems ("AMHS"). This includes devices such as vehicle-based transport systems, conveyors, storage devices, overhead hoist transports ("OHT"), robots and automated guided vehicles ("AGV").
When replacing older versions of material control systems ("MCS"), Romaric typically realizes a 15-30% throughput improvement without requiring any additional, and very expensive, AMHS equipment.
"It is an honor to be recognized by Inc. Media for all the hard work our small, but highly experienced and efficient, team has put in over the years, and for the advanced material control concepts we've implemented," stated Co-Founder and Vice President, Eric Baggaley.
Romaric now offers source code licensing partnerships for software groups interested in developing automation controls, but not wanting to reinvent from scratch, thus saving many months and hundreds of thousands of dollars on new development.
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Emergency Reporting® (ER), the global leader in cloud-based reporting and records management software for Fire and EMS agencies, has expanded its customer support team by adding three new members. The new members will join the support team in offering assistance to ER customers via phone, live chat, email, Zendesk ticket system, and RescueAssist remote support with screen sharing.
The expansion of the support team is in response to a consistently growing customer base and the need for more support members to help maintain the world-class customer service the company has become known for.
“Our customers have come to expect stellar support from us, and we are always striving to meet and even exceed those expectations,” said Kim Einan, Customer Success Manager at ER. “Adding new members to our team is one more way to be able to provide excellent support and ensure that it continues to be the fastest, friendliest, and overall best support in the industry.”
ER’s unparalleled U.S.-based phone support with chat and live screen sharing is often lauded by customers as one of the reasons why they selected ER’s fire department records management software, or why they switched from a competing software provider to ER.
“Emergency Reporting has been and continues to be very customer-oriented,” said Mark Mlachak, ER customer and Fire Chief at Painesville City Fire Department in Ohio. “The customer service team has always been great to work with. They return calls and emails and truly make you feel like you and your business count.”
“We’re proud to say that our customer support is a major part of what makes Emergency Reporting so great,” Einan said. “We’re excited to be able to grow our team and continue to help our customers be successful with using our software.”
In addition to providing fast and friendly support to its customers, Einan says that ER is unique in that it provides a wide variety of resources that contribute to customer success, including an extensive Knowledge Base, “Virtual Thursday” training webinars, informative YouTube videos, customized online and on-site training, as well as regional training events.
About Emergency Reporting
Founded in 2003 in Bellingham, WA, Emergency Reporting (ER) offers a cloud-based records management software (RMS) solution to Fire/EMS agencies worldwide. ER’s SaaS platform makes incident reporting faster and easier than ever with one-report filing of NFIRS and NEMSIS data and provides Fire/EMS personnel with critical data in the field so that they can be safe and effective in life-saving situations. Emergency Reporting’s mission is to deliver the easy-to-use tools and technology first responders need to be safe, prepared, and effective on the job. For more information, visit emergencyreporting.com.
OnviSource announced today it has started the deployment of its AI-driven solutions powered by its new proprietary Artificial Intelligence software, called iMachine™. iMachine is the AI technology for Company’s multichannel and advanced analytics, robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent virtual agent (IVA) or smart bot.
iMachine utilizes advanced AI technologies and artificial neural network (ANN) and offers 3 artificial intelligence engines including NLP/NLU, Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL). Company’s solutions are able to utilize the most optimized AI engine pertinent to their specific application. For example, Company’s Intelligent Virtual Agent or smart bot, called Liaa™, primarily utilizes iMachine’s NLP/NLU engine; while Intellecta™ multichannel analytics and Automata™ RPA products may use iMachine’s ML and DL engines for a variety of their AI-driven features.
Use of iMachine by Company’s solutions in analytics, RPA and IVA significantly enhances their capabilities in effectively addressing today’s enterprise and contact center challenges in workforce optimization, customer experience management and business process automation; as well as automating the management of enterprise contents. iMachine can power virtual agents to sound and act similar to live agents while offering faster, more accurate, and consistent customer service. Content of calls, audio files, email, chat, text, and structured or unstructured documents can be analyzed by iMachine for discovering intent, purpose, compliance, categories, sentiment, root causes and complex information otherwise undetected by analytics that do not use AI engines. Using iMachine RPA can automate more complex, repetitive tasks that require deep analysis of unstructured content and events pertinent to complex business processes.
“For over 14 years, OnviSource has provided enterprises and contact centers with a broad range of solutions in optimization and automation,” said Ray Naeini, CEO and Chairman at OnviSource. “AI is finally here to transition enterprises to their next generation of optimization and automation. With our new iMachine, powering our proven solutions with multi-engine artificial intelligence, we are well-positioned to assist enterprises in their digital transformation and next generation transition.”
iMachine is equipped with user interfaces and training modules supporting its multiple engines. Users can select the most optimal engine(s) for their applications and train iMachine for their specific use cases. OnviSource also offers a series of professional services to assist customers in training iMachine for various applications. iMachine engines are also accessible through OnviSource’s open API platform for integration with third-party applications.
Historically, the use of AI technologies and AI-driven intelligent automation solutions (such as RPA and IVA) by enterprises required significant investment and qualified resources, hence, they were not affordable by all enterprises. Successful deployment of AI-powered solutions and full recognition of its Return-on-Investment (ROI) requires offering special programs beyond the technologies and products. OnviSource’s mission is to democratize AI and intelligent automation solutions for enterprises of all sizes by offering highly affordable prices, delivery options of on-premise software or SaaS, flexibility in customization, free consultation and proof-of-concepts; as well as post-sale operational assistance, at no charge, to assure its solutions work for customers’ specific needs.
For more than a decade, OnviSource has enabled several hundred small-to-large companies across a broad range of industries to cost-effectively manage, automate and improve their customer experience and business processes by offering advanced solutions in multichannel data and media capture, unification, analysis, decision making and automation for their entire enterprise, including their contact centers, back offices and IT organizations.
OnviSource ia.Enterprise intelligently automated (IA) solutions offer workforce optimization and workforce management (WFO/WFM), all-inclusive Teleservice Customer Engagement Management, Multichannel Customer Engagement Analytics, intelligently automated Customer Survey, process automation through Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Intelligent Process Automation (IPA), and Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA).
The Company delivers its solutions as software products, cloud or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), managed services, or any combination. OnviSource’s special Advantage Plus Program assures the solutions work for customers’ specific needs by offering a series of customer assistance programs with no obligations, including consultation, proof-of-concept, and hands-on operation assistance. OnviSource is headquartered in Plano, Texas (North Dallas area), with an additional operation center in Oklahoma.
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The popular MetaTrader continues to be the most used platform in the industry, but yet, there are many alternatives.
Selected Markets and its proprietary platform
Among the companies that looked for alternative trading software solutions, we find Selected Markets. Owned by Halsted Holdings Ltd, it relies on a proprietary web-based platform as the main tool which traders can use to trade CFDs based on currencies, commodities, shares, and indices.
With growing competitiveness in the trading industry, brokers find themselves forced to come out with innovative and original solutions. Since the trading platform stands at the core of the process, many companies choose to allocated resources in order to develop their own platforms, and that’s the case with Selected Markets, another broker who decided to provide its own solution for trading.
At first glance, the goal of the company had been simple: to provide a simple to use, yet effective solution to trade the markets. With a friendly user interface, the platform suits even beginners, but all the built-in features make the platform very responsive and efficient even when there’s high market volatility.
In the current face-paced environment, traders need to invest with speed and ease, which is now possible using the platform provided by Selected Markets. There won’t be need for any software installation and it can be accessed directly via a browser window. For traders who want to stay in touch with the markets while off their desk, this platform can be accessed via any kind of mobile device (smartphone or tablet) as long as there’s support for browsing.
Security is one of the most important requirements when trading the markets, which is why Selected Markets has SSL certification and offers Tier 1 Banking Solutions. In this way, you’ll be able to trade safely, while also rest assured that your money is in a good place. Focusing on your trading performance is the only task you’ll have to take care of.
The mix between simplicity and speed, doubled by strong security features make the Selected Markets trading platform a decent alternative to the already-existing solutions. Like any other trading software, it is very likely suited for a particular type of traders, given all the features it comes with.
Planning Solutions Group (PSG) first noticed Vanguard Software because of the advanced capabilities and support behind Vanguard Predictive Planning, their cloud Integrated Business Planning platform.
"I'm very excited to align my business with Vanguard Software because of the unique capabilities of the solution. Vanguard’s industry-leading analytics, AI-enabled automation, and ease of use align with our mission to drive tremendous benefit to our clients." -John Pepper, Executive at Planning Solutions Group
Vanguard Predictive Planning fits how modern-day businesses operate. A built-in collaboration feed allows users to tag people, SKUs, and other records to create actionable notifications. Vanguard Predictive Planning’s capabilities align perfectly with PSG’s domain including all aspects of supply chain planning.
About Planning Solutions Group
With over 30 years of industry-based supply chain planning experience, Planning Solutions Group (PSG) focuses on positively impacting the revenue and profitability of our clients. By incorporating new and improved business practices with enabling technologies, PSG drives quick and quantifiable benefits.
PSG provides a full array of services including needs assessment, process analysis, redesign and enhancement, technology solution selection, deployment and optimization, and ongoing support and process enhancement.
About Vanguard Software
Vanguard Software introduced its first product for decision support analysis in 1995. Today, companies across every major industry and more than 60 countries rely on the Vanguard Predictive Planning platform. Vanguard Software is based in Cary, North Carolina.
Vanguard’s approach to supply chain planning leverages probabilistic forecasting and auto-rebalancing of inventory, something no other supply chain solution has been able to do successfully. The positive outcomes are seen from the executive level all the way to individual planners, who come away with more time to be proactive and make better-informed decisions.
Riskcast Solutions, a tech startup aimed at increasing productivity and eliminating outdated paper-based processes for the construction industry, today announced the closing of its 0k pre-seed round, led by Newark Venture Partners, with participation from Scopus Ventures.
Riskcast Solutions offers tradesmen and women a single easy to use platform to quickly and easily enter all of their daily information including, man hours, production quantities, notes, daily logs, delivery tickets, etc. The result is a system that relies less on 20th century tools like paper timecards, and exhaustive spreadsheets, and instead, provides foremen and superintendents with real-time data. Job-site leadership is now able to track costs, productivity, and trends, while identifying wins and areas in need of improvement on an ongoing and immediate basis. Companies have been replacing timecards and daily logs for a few years, but Riskcast is the first tech startup to deliver a unified platform specifically designed for construction crews.
“Construction is seeing an explosion of tech right now but very few solutions are tackling issues that can increase productivity on day one.” said Alec Thomson, Co-Founder and CEO of Riskcast. “Riskcast is designed to allow teams to get started simply, where they are today, and grow into full functionality, not only saving them paperwork and time but providing them real-time data and valuable production analytics.
Riskcast Solutions has multiple customers and several enterprise level partnerships, including E-J Electric which already runs the startup on most of their projects across the greater New York area and plans to complete the rollout this year thereby managing all 900 of their field crews on the single platform.
“The value of Riskcast isn’t just one thing, it’s so many things. It’s a timesaver across multiple departments. It’s a live view for project managers and management into the health of their project. And it provides us the ability to review our production to bid and build better moving forward,” said Tony Mann, President & CEO of E-J Electric.
E-J Electric first piloted Riskcast on two projects to test the system in 2018, resulting in an immediate cost savings of over ,000 per month. E-J estimates the full value of Riskcast post implementation to be in excess of seven figures.
“The construction industry is known for being notoriously old fashion, which also makes it perfectly ripe for disruption,” said Thomas Wisniewski, Managing Partner of NVP. “Riskcast’s platform is a job site manager’s dream, making any project easier to track, more efficient and less expensive. It would be tough for even the most old-school of operations managers to say no to that.”
The Riskcast team recently completed NVP Labs, the Newark Venture Partners accelerator program, and subsequently designated their Newark, NJ space their office headquarters. The funds raised will be used for sales, marketing and to augment development, as well as to support the growing team. The newest addition to the staff is Andrew Morgan, a New Jersey native who was introduced to Riskcast during his internship as a business development representative for NVP Labs’s last cohort.
Co-Founders Reggie Arichabala and Alec Thomson are both 20 plus year veterans of the industry. Arichabala worked for Skanska as a cost engineer, an IT integration specialist, and then the Principle Solutions Architect at the B LaGuardia Airport project. Thomson began as a field engineer and moved into a regional office before coming to work on a business strategy team for Skanska in their corporate office.
Riskcast is a productivity and forecasting tool for the construction industry. We provide a way for project managers to track labor, material and equipment, without the need to maintain multiple fancy spreadsheets. Our mission is to enable the construction industry by unleashing the power of data to reduce risk in all areas of performance while putting project teams first in all that we do. Simply we are software for hardhats. For more information visit Riskcast.com
About Newark Venture Partners
Newark Venture Partners is a leading early stage venture capital firm with a Limited Partner base that includes top corporate investors Audible (an Amazon Company), Dun & Bradstreet, Fidelco Realty Group, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Panasonic Corporation of North America, Prudential Financial, RWJBarnabas, TD Bank, and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Our full time sales, strategy and development teams help innovative entrepreneurs build distinctive B2B technology companies while catalyzing growth in the City of Newark. Newark Venture Partners includes a direct investment arm, investing up to million in Seed and Series A companies, and our bridge-to-seed accelerator arm, NVP Labs, which invests in up to 10 companies twice a year. For more information visit Newark.VC
About Scopus Ventures
Scopus Ventures is an International early stage venture capital firm with headquarter in Los Angeles, California.
We primarily focus on early stage companies and build a scalable organization around their disruptive technologies. We immerse them into the market as soon as possible working side-by-side with the founding teams to build the companies from the ground up. It is the fastest way to build the momentum needed for exponential growth.
The fund mainly invests in companies utilizing technologies such as AI, machine learning and VR which are driving significant change in the way corporations are doing business these days. The industries in focus are Enterprise automation, SaaS, Consumer enabling technologies, Mobile, Financial Tech and Cyber-Security.
Scopus Ventures web site: http://www.scopusventures.com
KidCheck, providers of secure children’s check-in software, is offering a free webinar entitled “Securing Your Children’s Area” on October 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time. The webinar is designed to provide insight across a variety of child safety topics to help improve child safety in organizations caring for children, such as churches, fitness centers, activity centers, camps, and daycares.
The webinar provides valuable information, practical suggestions, and actionable tips which can be implemented to make an immediate positive impact on child protection and safety.
The webinar features Alex Smith, CEO of KidCheck, and Angela Lewton, KidCheck Child Protection Specialist. Topics include: creating and engaging with a security team, preparing for medical emergencies, facility security, emergency planning, lockdown procedures, gaining leadership support, and more.
“The purpose of this complimentary webinar to help leaders in child centered businesses make informed decisions by equipping them with actionable steps to improve child safety and security,” said Alex Smith, KidCheck CEO.
Smith continued, “KidCheck’s goal is to provide valuable information and suggestions organizations can easily implement to improve the level of child safety. We invite all those interested in learning more about improving security to join us.”
KidCheck, Inc. provides secure children’s check-in software and complete check-in station systems for churches, fitness facilities, activity centers, kids’ camps and other organizations caring for children. KidCheck believes every child deserves a chance to grow in a safe environment, and every parent deserves peace-of-mind about the safety of their children. KidCheck is committed to delivering easy-to-use, innovative, and reliable check-in systems backed by world class support. To learn more or to request a demo visit https://www.kidcheck.com.
“Electricity and hot water should never be seen as an amenity only a few privileged people can enjoy, but rather as a basic human necessity. This why we are committed to installing our new Solar Energy System into every Brazilian household, including those in the most remote areas of the Country” says Dr. Michael Lee - Founder & Chairman at Finteix Pte. Ltd.
“Climate Change is a daunting menace to our existence. Energy decarbonization is the only escape route and solar generation is a compass which every individual or enterprise should deploy to demonstrate our commitment to future generations” says Evandro Idalgo, CEO at Enind Energia Ltd.
The benefits of the MOU and new JV partnership will be the cornerstone introduction of ground-breaking Solar Energy technology into the Brazilian market - a solar cell system that combines thermal and electrical production of energy. (CHP – combined heat and power).
The innovative technology envisages greatly improving efficiency and greatly reducing costs into all segments of the Solar Energy Industry in Brazil, utilizing cells that address both thermal and electrical generation.
This MOU and JV, offers FinTeix the opportunity to enter into one of the largest world markets, along with acting socially responsible by providing our Solar Energy technology to all communities regardless of their social status or wealth.
About Finteix Pte: FinTeix is founded on the vision of pioneering positive change and disruptive innovation to the essential industries of telecom, energy, finance and healthcare, We pursue collaboration with like-minded companies seeking to help restore equality and integrity to these industries.
About ENIND: Enind Engineering is a 27-year, Brazilian construction and engineering company, which undertook the challenge to transmit electricity under BOT concessions with the government and build solar generation assets.
Our founder Dr. Lee, along with top Executives Tony Tsau VP R&D and Osvaldo Coelho Regional CEO LATAM/Africa will be in Singapore from 8/1-12/2019. All press interest enquires wishing to meet with FinTeix executives in Singapore, please make arrangements through our PR team. Media contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Franconnect, the leading provider of franchise management solutions, is hosting the seventh annual CEO Growth Circle, an exclusive opportunity for top-tier franchise executives to connect with other industry leaders, participate in open discussions, and hear from thought leaders.
This year’s two-day conference differs from other franchisor executive events; invitations are extended exclusively to brands with 200 or more locations. The Summit will feature curated content exclusively focused on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by mature, enterprise systems.
“This one-of-a-kind event brings together executives from non-competing companies to ensure open dialog and a free-flow of insights, strategies, and programs,” said Keith Gerson, President of Franchise Operations and CMO at FranConnect. “Attendance is on a first-come first serve basis.”
“Not only are the number of attendees capped at 30, this event also has the smallest ratio of suppliers to Franchisors, albeit each a franchise thought leader in their own right,” added Gerson.
Previous Growth Circle Summits have taken place in Palm Beach, FL., Washington DC, California’s Napa Valley, and Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. This year’s event is being held October 9 – 10 at the exclusive Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA. (Salamanderresort.com). The event offers unparalleled educational and networking opportunities, as well as a tour of the award-winning “RdV Vineyards,” a session with a master sommelier, skeet shooting, and horseback riding.
Scheduled keynote speaker, Alan Stein, Jr., is one of the world’s top motivational authors and speakers. Stein spent 15 years as a performance coach to some of the top basketball players on the planet, including 2017 & 2018 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant who said ““Alan played a huge role in my development on and off the court and his guidance helped me get to where I am today.” Alan now teaches audiences how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.
“We ensure our guests can speak openly and share information in confidence without the threat of a competitor in the room,” said Gerson. “If you are an enterprise franchisor with 200 or more locations, you won’t want to miss it.”
Information on the CEO Franchise Growth Circle can be found at http://www.franconnect.com/ceogrowth
Voted the No. 1 franchising software supplier by Entrepreneur magazine, FranConnect is the most trusted franchise management solutions provider on the market today. FranConnect solutions are AWS Well-Architected certified and purpose-built to manage and optimize the complete franchise lifecycle. CIO Applications magazine named FranConnect to its Top 25 Field Service Solution Providers. More than 700 leading brands trust FranConnect to help them to sell more units, accelerate opening times, improve franchisee engagement and performance, facilitate field ops, optimize royalty collection, and mitigate legal risks. Discover why FranConnect customers grow 44% faster. For more information on FranConnect, visit: http://www.franconnect.com
About Keith Gerson
Keith Gerson is a highly recognized thought leader, author, and influencer in the franchising industry. Gerson serves as the President of Franchise Operations & CMO for FranConnect – a position he has held for the last 7 years. He produces webinars centered around best-practices in franchising, and publishes his annual franchise operations, sales reports and his soon to be released book “The Franchise Book of Mentors. Gerson has over 40 years of franchise expertise serving in executive roles with AlphaGraphics, PuroSystems, Mrs. Fields Original Cookies, Chem-Dry, and Jack-in-the-Box Restaurants. Contact: keith(at)franconnect(dot)com / (954) 815-5228
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HashCash Consultants is expanding its broad network of collaborators to include preferred integration partners. The software products and services company is taking the highly competitive market of enterprises looking to get a high-tech transformation head-on with its PartnerPro Program, focused on onboarding dynamic system integrators. The aim is to combine the expertise and market presence of both the partnering companies to make the range of top-notch technological innovations created by HashCash accessible all over the globe.
Preferred Integration Partner (PIP) Program by HashCash:
This program enables System Integrators to leverage their IT expertise to implement HashCash products at enterprises in about every continent. These collaborators will stand out as experts in the leading blockchain solutions by HashCash, giving their own products an edge over the competition and maximize sales.
“Additionally, experienced professionals would provide training to the Preferred Integration Partners in selling, developing, implementing, and supporting a HashCash solution and track progress toward Specialization,” explains Raj Chowdhury, MD of HashCash Consultants. He adds, “The collaborating companies can access software and support, and discover opportunities to embed, migrate and integrate with leading technologies in the industry.”
The Partner Ecosystem at HashCash:
The Partner Ecosystem formed by HashCash provides an innovative environment for partner companies to differentiate their business and reach an extensive customer base. The technology products and service portfolio of the software development company are accessible through the HashCash Partner Network. Since this portfolio is one of the most comprehensive in the industry, the advantages for the partners are plenty, including -
1. Products gain prominence among competitors
2. Opportunities to leverage the brand value of HashCash through campaigns, events and other promotional opportunities. Carry out sales transactions including placing software orders, registering deals, and reporting royalties.
3. Administer all aspects of your partnership with Hashcash including your Hashcash Partner Network (HPN) enrollment details, agreements, and policies, specializations and distribution rights.
Need for Integrated Partner programs for systems integrators
Integrated partnerships facilitate monetization for businesses in the digital landscape without compromising the consumer experience. A systems integrator creates an integrated offering by combining multiple subsystems, thus making contracting and vendor management uncomplicated for customers. In the absence of this setup, a customer would require to purchase each subsystem separately and work with multiple vendors.
Strategic integration and referral partnerships also establish passive channels of customer acquisition. Businesses mutually refer their customer bases to their preferred partners through such arrangements. In today’s digital age, partnerships such as these are accompanied by integrations that give customers the privilege to transfer their information between the offerings of partner businesses. HashCash Consultants, through its PartnerPro Program, is paving the way for a commercial ecosystem beneficial to both – its partners, and their clients.
About HashCash Consultants:
HashCash is a global software company. HashCash Blockchain products enable enterprises to move assets and settle payments across borders in real-time for Remittances, Trade Finance, Payment Processing and more. HashCash runs US-based digital asset exchange, PayBito & digital asset payment processor, BillBitcoins.
HashCash offers exchange and payment processor software solutions, ICO services and customized use cases. HashCash propels advancement in technology through Blockchain1o1 programs and its investment arm, Satoshi Angels. HashCash offers solutions in AI, Big Data and IoT though its platforms, products & services. HashCash solves the toughest challenges by executing innovative digital transformation strategies for clients around the world.
Volare Systems, a custom software development company based in Denver, Colorado, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in June.
Owner and founder Joe Wilson said, “We’re grateful to the clients and employees we’ve worked with over these first 10 years. We’ve built large, complex solutions for Fortune 50 companies and built minimum viable products for startups. I’m proud of high-quality software we’ve delivered. We consistently get glowing reviews and high ratings from both our customers and employees, so we must be doing something right. Here’s to the next 10 years.”
Since June 2009, Volare Systems has been building software solutions for clients in the Denver metro area and across the U.S. like AT&T, Jeffco Public Schools, and Amerit Fleet Solutions, to name a few. The company specializes in custom web application development using agile software processes that speed up delivery, maintain quality, increase transparency and accountability, reduce risk, and ensure high customer satisfaction.
One of the fastest growing technology firms in Germany, AnyDesk, is marking a record-setting one hundred million downloads of its software. The AnyDesk remote access software is seeing massive adoption by companies and individuals, adding another 5 million users each month.
AnyDesk is a cutting edge remote access software which allows users to remotely connect to a computer, be it from the other end of the office or halfway around the world. After only five years, AnyDesk is already being used by millions of people around the world, and more than 17,000 companies in 165 countries, including world renowned Fortune 500 brands.
“Along with our team of experts, I saw the need for innovation in the industry and created AnyDesk to provide a faster, more comprehensive connectivity solution,” says AnyDesk CEO, Philipp Weiser. “We are already one of the top remote desktop software brands in South America, Europe and India and are now looking forward to growing our company with an expansion in North America.”
“We are incredibly proud of the fact that we have a 99 percent customer renewal rate,” says Chief Operating Officer, Oldrich Muller. “We believe that fact speaks louder than words as to the quality of our product and our commitment to ‘first in class’ support and customer service.”
“Our team of innovative engineers and technologists work constantly to make sure AnyDesk is providing software that ensures secure and reliable remote desktop connections for IT professionals, and on-the-go individuals alike, adds Muller.” We look forward to expanding our service to the global community.”
AnyDesk was founded in Germany in 2014. AnyDesk is one of the 50 fastest-growing businesses in Germany and its technology is trusted by millions of people and more than 15,000 companies in 165 countries, including leading Fortune 500 brands. The software is based on the company’s unique proprietary codec, DeskRT, which allows for virtually latency-free collaboration, no matter where you are located around the world.
We believe in software that enhances the creativity and productivity of its users. That’s why it’s our mission to build a product that enables you to accomplish great things - from wherever in the world you are.
Custom software solutions provide personalized digital platforms to organizations, tailored to their specific business needs. Brands who employ custom-built software outright own their solutions and typically see an increase in efficiency employee productivity and revenue due to the dedicated features and functionalities that improve workflow.
Custom software solutions can come in the form of:
However, most brands don’t have qualified developers in-house and instead need to partner with a top-rated software developer firm.
SoftwareDevelopmentCompany.co, a B2B software development firm ranking site that connects brands with developers, determined the leading custom software development agencies who can build personalized solutions for any brand, industry or business growth need.
Some of the best custom software development companies from around the world are:
1. Attract Group
Attract Group is a full-service web & mobile development company. Each business is in need of digital transformation. Attract Group implements this transition in a fast and constant manner. They turn business goals into technical OKRs with the help of cutting-edge technologies, data, and design. Their solutions help the clients reach new audiences, automate, and optimize their operational processes, which results in saved time, increased revenues, and efficiency improvements. Being on the market since 2011, they have gained trust from many clients. Long-term partnership is their key priority. Attract Group is your trusted IT partner.
Visit Attract Group at https://attractgroup.com/
2. Suits & Sandals
Suits & Sandals is an award-winning digital brand communications agency. They are equal parts of business consultancy and creative and technology firm. They help organizations find their place in the market, build tools they need to successfully engage customers, and solve key problems. The key to their success begins with a focus on discovery and research in business areas like customer segmentation, competitive analysis, and operational efficiency. Suits & Sandals mobilizes this research through brand development, communication strategy, app and website design/development, and other creative and technology services.
Visit Suits & Sandals at https://suits-sandals.com/
3. Sirin Software
Sirin Software is a Florida-based IT company with an R&D center in Kyiv, Ukraine. Since 2014, they have acted as the trusted partner for companies all over the world (mostly from the USA and EU). They make software R&D process easier, more cost-effective and speed up the development of new products together with clients.
Visit Sirin Software at https://sirinsoftware.com/
4. Wave Digital
Wave Digital is an Australian custom software development company, specializing in bespoke mobile and web apps. Founded in 2000 and headed by former CFO of 99designs, Guy Cooper, Wave Digital has a long and successful track record servicing corporate, government and innovative local and international startups. They offer a range of integrated services from strategy, design and development to support, and are proud participants in the Apple Consultants Network community. Wave Digital follows a people-led approach to creating mobile apps. Their aim – to build apps that make lives better.
Visit Wave Digital at https://wavedigital.com.au/
Emerge executes digital product transformation for technology companies seeking to improve operational agility and customer experience. They provide strategic leadership and expertise to help their customers deliver web, mobile, and IoT solutions. Rooted in their passion for creating digital products and services, their process helps increase the speed of solving their customer’s challenges, making better decisions, and building for growth.
Visit Emerge at https://www.emergeinteractive.com/
PROGMATIQ is a small digital agency that focuses on developing lead generating websites. Their primary focus is on service-oriented businesses who help people live a better life. PROGMATIQ provides the following services: website and eCommerce design and development, SEO, and social media marketing.
Visit Progmatiq at https://progmatiq.com/
Apiumhub is a software development company based in Barcelona that transformed into a tech hub, mainly offering services of mobile app development, web development, software architecture, DevOps and Product Ownership.
8. Applaudo Studios
Applaudo Studios provides full Software Development services for Top Tier Customers in the United States, the Americas, and Europe. Their team of iOS, Android and Web Developers have created some of the most amazing products in the mobile and web world.
9. Aurora Digital
Aurora Digital’s main goal is to make the customers feel that they are well taken care of. To accomplish that, their project/account managers take ownership of the project and will independently solve issues as they arise (with clients’ direct insight). The project manager shall be available and responsive all the time during the entire project and also responsible to keep the customer up to date on the latest events in the project.
10. Buzz Interactive
Buzz Interactive is an awesome group of designers, developers, coders, illustrators, and copywriters, who capture those pure gold ideas. Their aim is to build user-friendly apps, websites, rock star copywriting portfolio, and too many t-shirt slogans. One day they will be rich, so it’s the best time to work with them while they need the money.
11. Clarion Technologies
Clarion Technologies is a leading IT Outsourcing company with 3 state-of-the-art development centers in India. Their unique engagement model helps our clients leverage the best of outsourcing world — high-quality resources, world-class technical supervision, and infrastructure. Clarion has been an innovation partner for several small and medium enterprises and pioneering start-ups across the world.
12. Decipher Zone Softwares
Decipher Zone Softwares is a leading outsourcing Java development company which specializes in Website, Java development, web application development, blockchain development where trailblazing customizable software solutions are developed with agile methodology at an unbelievably low cost.
DotLabel is an award-winning digital agency with a passion for User Experience (UX) and simplifying complex online processes, based in Hampshire. They create user-centric, results-driven websites, mobile apps, bespoke web applications, portals, intranets and unique digital experiences based on expert research and insights.
ELEKS helps clients transform their businesses digitally by providing expert software engineering and consultancy services. They deliver high tech innovations to Fortune 500 companies, big enterprises and technology challengers, improving the ways they work and boosting the value they create for the modern world.
IDEA is a leading WEB agency in Lithuania with 16 years of experience. The company provides website, web design and e-commerce development services for local, British and Scandinavian companies. They have worked with companies like Microsoft, Nestle, Apple, Kesko and Philip Morris.
Intellias was founded in Lviv in 2002 and by 2019 has evolved into a 1,300+ people strong supplier of software development services, with a core delivery base in Ukraine, development office in Poland and local presence in Germany. Intellias provides custom software engineering services, and has a strong industry focus on Automotive, FinTech and Location Based Services, Retail, IoT, Energy.
IntexSoft transforms ideas into programs and enables their customers to achieve success since 2001. During these years, they have gained the reputation of a stable outsourcing partner. They have been presented on the market since 2001. IntexSoft’s key qualities include offices and development centers in Herford, Germany and in Grodno, Belarus; a full spectrum of software development services; customers and projects from all over the world; rich experience in enterprise software development; dedicated development teams and centers; and more
KDSolutions understands that each solution needs to be perfectly adjusted to the Client's needs. They don't have a fixed set of technologies and programming languages that they use. Instead, they always carefully analyze project requirements to select the most appropriate technologies, even, if this requires learning something new (which they love, by the way!).
19. Parrolabs Inc
Parrolabs is a team of skilled developers and designers ready to wake up any brand’s next project. They started out as a small Digital Agency in Colombia. They have grown to become one of the Best Web Development Companies in Latin America. Parrolabs has nominated for several web development awards since.
20. Rubyroid Labs
Rubyroid Labs was founded in 2013 by two passionate Ruby developers. With a team of 33 full-stack Ruby developers, their focus is to build custom and feature-rich Web and Mobile Apps, rebuild and support complex systems, optimize architecture and databases, improve quality of the code, successfully launch new startups, boost your business with top-quality engineers, and more.
21. Sine Engineering Bureau
Sine is an industrial design and engineering bureau, based in Lviv Ukraine. It was founded in 2018 by Ostap Ferensovych and Pavlo Doro, who are also in charge of engineering and design in the company. Sine Engineering Bureau is specialized in industrial design, electronic, mechanic, interface design and software development.
22. Switch Software Solutions
23. Terasol Technologies
Terasol's mission is to create apps that would help people learn and grow with tech. Every member of Terasol shares the same dream of working towards building apps that would not only create history but also give people the opportunity of experiencing tech they didn’t know could become an essential part of their lives.
24. the Design Agency
Brands that are looking for the right partner for their project shouldn’t hesitate to contact the Design Agency for an amazing idea! the Design Agency provides advertising, creative design, app development, video production, marketing, strategy, social media, business solutions, illustration, Android and iOS applications, eCommerce, e-shops, news portals, SEO, solutions for hotels, pharmacies, and insurance agencies, and more.
25. Tudip Technologies
Tudip Technologies is a value-driven Software Services company. Tudip is an extreme Agile (Sprint planning, Daily Standups and Sprint retrospectives) 250+ engineers company that has been helping clients with their MVP and product building needs across various platforms and domains.
Brands can view the best custom software development firms by price, expertise, rankings and more on Top Software Development Companies.
Georgia SoftWorks (GSW) celebrates 15 years of partnership with BBM Software. Since 2004, BBM Software has been an Authorized Reseller of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. Located in Croatia, BBM Software creates software packages for businesses, providing them the ability to transfer data, remotely operate, simplify procedures and extend their business in many areas.
“We are proud to have BBM on our reseller list. As our only Authorized Reseller in Croatia, they are very important to our reseller network. We appreciate how they serve their clients and offer the best solutions, and we are honored to be one of the solutions that they offer,” said Steve Lindsey of Georgia SoftWorks.
Founded in 1990, BBM Software produces programming support for various business segments. They focus on ease of use and speed of operation while retaining power and quality support. Currently, BBM has business applications installed in over 500 businesses and trades. They also develop automation and customer support applications for radio stations.
“The Georgia SoftWorks solutions are great with mobile devices, RF Terminals, Bar Code scanners and other data collection devices in wireless environments, which makes it an excellent match for the solutions that BBM provides,” said Lindsey. “BBM offers their customers the GSW Telnet Server for Windows, SSH Server for Windows, and numerous remote access utilities.”
Georgia SoftWorks is a software development company located in Dawsonville, Georgia USA who has gained worldwide recognition for their development of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. GSW has end-users and resellers in every continent (except Antarctica). Their software is used in a variety of industries, including government, automobile manufacturing, schools, oil companies, airlines, pharmaceutical, medical, food and beverage and more.
About Georgia SoftWorks:
Established in 1991, Georgia SoftWorks is a privately held software development company recognized for creating high performance data communications, system and telecommunications applications. Georgia SoftWorks has obtained a worldwide presence with its industrial SSH/Telnet Server for Microsoft Windows. GSW's long-term commitment to SSH/Telnet has led to the pioneering of major features such as Session Shadowing, Session Monitoring, Graceful Termination, Automatic Logon, Logon Scripting and Team Services technology which allows mobile device users to transfer, swap, share and recover mobile device sessions. Most recently, Georgia SoftWorks has launched their GSW ConnectBot, a SSH/Telnet Client for Android. The GSW ConnectBot is the most cryptographically secure, commercially supported SSH client for Android, only on par with the GSW SSH Client for Windows
MIAMI, FL - Instagram growth and marketing agency CertifiedLikes has announced the expansion of its US Based Instagram small business growth and influencer division, designed to rapidly accelerate the Instagram growth and social media needs of influencers and brands.
The company has added us-based customer service representatives, expanded IT services, as well as 24/7 chat support for both product implementation and support.
This announcement follows CertifiedLikes.com expanding services earlier this year in Europe and Australia, with targeted social media enhancement services available in Germany, UK, and the Netherlands.
In 6 years, Certified Likes has become one of the top social media enhancement sites worldwide. The agency supports the Instagram and social media growth of hundreds of thousands of brands, influencers, celebrities, and clients globally with value priced, high-quality service and technical support. The user-friendly platform allows clients to rapidly grow more robust presence online, adding real instagram likes and followers, which translates into overall credibility and volume for the brand. Recently, new self-serve options have allowed users to add likes and followers to their social media accounts for as little as usd, with complete customer support and near-instant delivery.
Certified Likes includes a global team of social media marketing and IT experts, supporting both businesses, and influencers globally. The company has expanded its support options to include 24/7 live chat with highly trained social media and marketing professionals, allowing the company to offer un-paralleled support and instant delivery.
1 billion people use Instagram every month, and 500,000 use the platform daily, making Instagram one of the most important communications platforms today. Users “like” 4.2 billion posts per day, which can be a significant boom for the 25 million businesses which have Instagram accounts. A profile with robust likes and followers gives a business (or influencer) immediate credibility and more likelihood of engagement with new customers, and is the closest thing to a "free trial" for many businesses.
Certified Likes offers a low-cost, high quality service adding real followers and likes to grow social media and brand presence. Options offer immediate delivery, targeted followrs and likes, video views, targeted commenting, and more across Instagram as well as all popular social media accounts. YouTube, SoundCloud, Twitter, Facebook, are all available as part of Certified Likes programs to add real likes and followers.
For the past 10 years, CertifiedLikes.com has helped businesses increase traffic, grow their instagram accounts, and create high quality brand presence, with a process is designed to empower brands and users to grow real likes from real users. CertifiedLikes.com has become one of the most highly-ranked social media enhancement agencies with 24/7 live assistance and high quality technical support, secure payment systems, and 100% service guarantee.
With over 6 years of experience in social media and Internet marketing, the CertifiedLikes.com expert team does not compare with other Social Media Agencies. The skilled IT team develops websites, complex SaaS projects and efficient online services around the world. The Certified Likes project team includes 8 dedicated online marketing specialists and programmers, as well as 6 IT specialists and a highly trained customer support staff. Our specialty is to help buy instagram likes or instagram posts, and put you (or your brand) on a solid track to success and profit in 30 minutes or less.
Certifiedlikes global community clients includes more than 251,160 users, brands, businesses, and social media influencers, with a reach that continues to grow. Their global client base includes many ordinary users, real people, businesses, brands, as well as well-known celebrities who trust our services to promote their free Instagram profiles, YouTube pages, Facebook, Twitter, or real accounts on other major social networks.
CertifiedLikes.com is a US-based, social media and Instagram growth agency, supporting clients globally by expanding their brand footprint and social media presence, primarily by adding affordable solutions for real likes and followers, video views, and interaction. Our programs operate online with 24 hour/ 7 day service and support, and is managed by Miami-based Leisure Growth Holdings, with collaboration from established marketing agents.
For more information on enhancing your Instagram, or social media, contact us at www.certifiedlikes.com
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Los Angeles-based T2 Tech Group (T2 Tech) recently added Engineer, Jonathan Aparicio and Assistant Controller, Chelsey Ernstoff to its responsive consulting team, emphasizing IT capabilities and rapid project development.
Jonathan Aparicio joins the T2 Tech engineering team and brings demonstrated expertise in IT infrastructure assessment, configuration, installation and implementation of hardware and software. He will provide support and maintenance for end users within diverse and dynamic server, desktop and mobile computing environments for several clients. Aparicio was previously a Tier 1 support technician at Adroit Worldwide Media, where he was the primary point of contact for national and international infrastructure configuration, installation and support. Aparicio will initially join the ongoing support team of current client, Mesa Water District in Orange County.
“Jonathan impressed me at the outset because he’s articulate, organized and a strong work ethic. We think these communication skills and his demonstrated expertise in infrastructure engineering will ensure that our clients sustain the highest levels of system performance and reliability,” said Robert Konishi, managing partner of the firm. “T2 Tech Group is already an industry leader in providing responsive solutions to pressing IT and organizational needs. Jonathan’s hands-on, inside knowledge of software and hardware systems will help us continue to deliver on that promise.”
In another recent hire, T2 Tech’s accounting department added Chelsey Ernstoff as an assistant controller. Says Konishi, “Chelsea brings impressive experience not only in financial accounting functions but also in collection and analysis of systems-project metrics. For example, she’s already helped improve our profitability simply by paying close attention to our resources, their project scopes and timelines.” Ernstoff will thus support project information reporting, along with cash management, accounts payable/receivable, cash disbursements, payroll and bank reconciliation functions. She brings years of experience in corporate accounting, including supervisory roles at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, where her responsibilities included data analyses and forensic examinations in branch audits, as well as responsibility for monthly and yearly statement closings.
For more information about T2 Tech Group and all open career opportunities and benefits, please visit their website at http://www.t2techgroup.com/careers.
About T2 Tech Group
T2 Tech Group is a leader in the practical application of technology for healthcare and a range of other industries. Since its founding in 2006, T2 Tech has consistently delivered high-quality consulting and management advisory services to executives and IT leaders. Unlike many consulting firms, T2 Tech has no financial interest in vendor selection, freeing the company to focus completely on realizing client goals. The company balances business and IT needs, uses a proven adaptable framework, can see projects from assessment to post-implementation, and practices transparency in everything they do. For more information about T2 Tech Group, visit t2techgroup.com and connect with them on Twitter @T2TechGroup.
RackTop Systems, the pioneer of CyberConvergedTM data security, a new market that fuses data storage with advanced security and compliance into a single platform, today announced it has been named a 2019 Platinum winner of The Govies Government Security Awards from Security Today magazine. RackTop’s CyberConverged™ data security platform, BrickStor, was honored in the Convergence & Integrated Software & Solutions category.
Presented by Security Today magazine, an 1105 Media brand, The Govies Government Security Awards honor outstanding government security products in a variety of categories. Winners are named by an independent panel of judges from the security industry. 1105 Media launched its government security awards program in 2009. Platinum and Gold winners were announced during the ISC West Expo, which was held April 10-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“For the past ten years, Security Today and GovSec have hosted The Govies, and I have been amazed at the innovation and technology entered in this product contest. Truly, manufacturers are ramping up their research and development, bringing top-quality solutions to the government vertical,” said Ralph C. Jensen, editor in chief of Security Today and GovSec magazines and securitytoday.com. “The high number of entries we receive each year corresponds with the need to provide better security options not only at the federal level but also at the state and municipal levels of government. I believe these products and solutions only prove that the government relies heavily on the technology advances in the private sector.”
RackTop’s CyberConverged™ data security platform helps both government and commercial organizations solve their most difficult data management, compliance and cyber security challenges. RackTop’s flagship product, BrickStor, is a high-performance Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and management platform that protects sensitive data from ransomware, insider threats, and cyberattacks while meeting internal and regulatory compliance requirements without additional cost or staff. RackTop’s technology has been deployed worldwide to manage more than 50 petabytes of customer data in a variety of industries including: the public sector; media, advertising and entertainment; financial services; health care; and life sciences.
“RackTop Systems is honored to be recognized as an innovator in integrated software solutions and a leader in CyberConverged data security,” said Eric Bednash, co-founder and CEO of RackTop Systems. “We are passionate about CyberConverged data security and are committed to evolving the standards for core IT infrastructure to address the government’s most challenging cyber threats to its data systems.”
To learn more about Security Today magazine’s Govies Government Security Award 2019 program and to see the complete list of award winners, visit: https://securitytoday.com/pages/govies.aspx
About RackTop Systems:
RackTop Systems is the pioneer of CyberConvergedTM data security, a new market that fuses data storage with advanced security and compliance into a single platform. Its high-performance Network-Attached Storage (NAS) platform with embedded security, compliance and encryption empowers both government and commercial organizations by protecting data where it resides without the cost, complexity and security vulnerabilities of traditional bolt-on software solutions. Headquartered in Fulton, Md., RackTop was founded in 2010 by veterans of the U.S. intelligence community who have been solving the most complex data and security problems for more than two decades. RackTop’s technology has been deployed at numerous organizations in a variety of industries worldwide, including government/DoD/public sector, media/advertising and entertainment, financial services, health care, higher education and life sciences. For more information, visit http://www.racktopsystems.com and follow on Twitter @RackTop.
ClubUp, a North Carolina based software and service company that caters to golf clubs operating caddie programs, has announced expansion into Chicago, IL. ClubUp technology will help facilitate the caddie programs at Medinah Country Club and Onwentsia Club.
“Our entire committee was really impressed with what ClubUp had to offer. It is very important to me and to Medinah that we give our young boys and girls not only a great summer opportunity, but also give them the freedom to enjoy their summer as well. ClubUp allows us to give that.” – Marty DeAngelo, Director of Golf at Medinah Country Club.
ClubUp provides innovative services which help improve the caddie experience for the members and caddies at its partner clubs. Additionally, ClubUp technology offers clubs a way to communicate with and pay caddies working as independent contractors on the property. The improved communication, efficient logistics and cashless payment options provided by ClubUp yield significant productivity improvements for caddies and club operations.
Nick Papedakas, the head golf professional at Onwentsia Club, commented on ClubUp software being introduced at Onwentsia Club... “When we were looking for ways to modernize our caddie program, the ClubUp team offered the best solutions. The ClubUp software will help us to streamline our caddie program/process so that we can better focus on the golf experience here at Onwentsia.”
ClubUp operates in North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, Virginia, and Florida. In addition to a corporate partnership with the Metropolitan Golf Association in New York, the company also has a national partnership with The First Tee. The ClubUp Board of Directors includes company founder Matthew Rose, as well as leaders in the golf industry including Seth Waugh, Scott Mahoney and Ken Thompson.
“Chicago is one of the most important caddie markets in the country. The opportunity to work together with clubs like Medinah and Onwentsia is something that we are all very excited about. We hope to use these new relationships to grow in the Midwest in 2019 and beyond.” Rose said.
About ClubUp: ClubUp is a technology company that partners with golf clubs which have existing caddie programs as well as clubs looking to start their own caddie program. Using the ClubUp platform, golf clubs can easily request and arrange caddie services, leveraging technology to improve efficiencies in their caddie program. ClubUp works closely with outside services staff to tailor the system to ensure it is a great fit for each facility.
Restaurant entrepreneurs with multiple locations are switching to ezPaycheck software as a more favorable alternative to processing payroll, in-house.Halfpricesoft.com never charges for hidden fees or monthly costs when utilizing ezPaycheck. The application will easily handle multiple locations for entrepreneurs growing the business.
“Restaurant owners can now use the latest ezPaycheck software for multiple establishments with the network or multi user option.” said Halfpricesoft.com’s Founder, Dr. Ge.
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Unimarket, a leading provider of eProcurement software and services, has appointed Courtney Allen as its global marketing director. Allen will join Unimarket’s executive team and lead marketing efforts as the company gears up for significant growth.
"Courtney’s extensive experience in the technology sector, broad skill-set and understanding of our market will bring immediate value to our business,” said Unimarket CEO Peter Kane. “She is client-focused, results-driven and a natural collaborator, which makes her a great fit with the rest of the Unimarket team. We’re delighted to have Courtney join our leadership team and look forward to utilizing her experience as we build our brand and enter our next phase of growth.”
Allen comes to Unimarket with nearly two decades of experience in marketing, communications, and brand building for small and large technology companies, including IBM. She has wide-ranging experience across the marketing and communications sector with proven success as both a leader and hands-on marketing practitioner.
For Allen, the opportunity to join Unimarket is hugely exciting. “The company is poised for strong growth, and I’m thrilled to work alongside Peter and the rest of the leadership team to deliver on these growth objectives,” Allen said. “We not only offer a great platform with an exciting product roadmap, we are also a trusted brand with an experienced and committed team.”
Allen holds a degree from Pomona College in California and a postgraduate qualification from Massey University in New Zealand. She is based in Unimarket’s headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand.
Unimarket is a leading provider of procurement software and services. Its powerful, easy-to-use cloud-based solution brings together procurement, invoicing, payments, contracts, sourcing, expenses, and an extensive supplier marketplace – all in one unified platform. Founded in 2005, Unimarket supports clients in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, spanning a range of industries including higher education, government, financial services, transport and logistics, and healthcare. For more information, visit unimarket.com or follow on Twitter @Unimarket
The Annual Construction Technology Survey conducted by JBKnowledge wrapped in July 2018 to the tune of a record breaking 2,825 respondents – more than the report had ever garnered before. The ConTech Report is the result of months of data analysis. The data was painstakingly compiled into a comprehensive resource for readers to benchmark technology adoption within the construction industry. Contractors can use The ConTech Report to see the industries’ top choices for construction software and apps, hiring and budgeting habits, trend forecasting and more.
The Annual ConTech Report is widely accepted as an expert source for news outlets within the construction industry such as Construction Executive, and ConstructionDive, and titans of mainstream media such as The Wall Street Journal. The latest ConTech Report, released in late 2018 features never-before-seen insights on where construction is headed. The report’s new section on ‘Innovations’ discusses the technology trends other industries have adopted that are likely to impact the construction industry.
Forrest Huff, Virtual Design & Construction Manager of Seattle area commercial construction company, Korsmo Construction, describes how he's found the report valuable. "The 2018 ConTech Report really gave me an edge as far as understanding where we are as an industry. The report gives me a visual aid to present the executive leadership at my company to confirm we're on the right path. It's easy to sit at a desk, buried in projects, and feeling like the only 'construction geek' out there. The ConTech Report proves there's an army of us...and we WILL disrupt you. Thanks, JBKnowledge for carrying the torch!"
The ConTech Report provides a comprehensive glimpse into information on tech adoption and implementation. The data is presented with simple graphs as well as paragraphs of analysis explaining the results and speculating causality between trends for those interested in a deeper dive.
The 2018 Construction Technology Report is available at http://www.jbknowledge.com/reportand may be accessed at any time to learn more about IT hiring habits, technology adoption, budgeting and more! Watch an animated preview of the report's results here.
JBKnowledge offers technology solutions for the construction and insurance industries. In addition to the Annual Construction Technology Report, JBKnowledge produces The ConTechCrew weekly podcast, and The ConTech Roadshow, a traveling construction technology education conference.
Follow JBKnowledge on social media or learn more at jbknowledge.com.
UpGuard, the company behind the world's first cyber resilience solution, today announces the redesign of their CyberRisk platform, unveiling deeper integration, and more streamlined navigation through their UpGuard Breachsight and VendorRisk products. This rebranding signals a strategic decision to align more closely to chief customer concerns-- the prevention of data breaches and third-party vendor risk management.
The traditional methods of cyber risk mitigation are mired in obstacles. The current market for security products provides solutions that are too expensive for the majority of organizations and provide overly complex features that are not useful for teams with very specific goals. With a lack of valuable data points, the inability to prioritize information, and failure to integrate valuable insights into company risk management processes, the decision to procure a security solution may introduce undesired inefficiencies to customer teams.
With the CyberRisk platform redesign, UpGuard is lowering the hurdle for businesses in the security solution onboarding process, removing these key obstacles. UpGuard is reorganizing product features in order to focus on ease of use and better meet our varied customer needs. These product features will be grouped into two key areas, UpGuard BreachSight and VendorRisk, allowing customers to better organize the insights that provide value to their team, and integrate with other UpGuard products through a single dashboard. UpGuard streamlines the risk assessment process with the first product to provide customers information about the digital assets they have control over, the risks and threats within their organization, and the risks that emerge from their third and fourth-party supply chain. Additionally, UpGuard’s CyberRisk platform facilitates direct remediation, allowing firms with limited resources to not only identify risks but correct issues as they arise.
The launch of the CyberRisk platform dashboard provides the customer with an enterprise view of the risks to their organization. The new navigation features an integrated alerting mechanism across all UpGuard products, cutting down on noise and providing a single source for real-time notifications concerning emerging cyber risks to their business.
Built on the CyberRisk platform, the redesigned UpGuard BreachSight product will allow customers to focus on internal risks, monitoring their own products and services. Customers may also add extensions to UpGuard BreachSight, such as UpGuard’s proprietary data leak detection service.
Finally, the VendorRisk product will act as the central tool in any effective vendor risk management program, assessing the risk associated with third parties and supply chain, as well as seamlessly conducting questionnaire-based assessments and managing supporting documentation.
"We are making these changes to better address the dynamic and complex problem of cyber risk for a diverse and changing clientele," said Mike Baukes, co-founder and co-CEO of UpGuard. "CISOs, Risk Managers and Threat Intelligence Analysts all use the UpGuard platform, and we’ve redesigned the platform to reflect the diversity of our customer base, job functions, industry, and customer size. We want to make it easier for customers to buy a product that is tailored to their business and functional needs. With this new dashboard design, UpGuard is promoting greater accessibility, value, and ease of use for our customers.”
Since its inception in 2012, UpGuard has secured hundreds of millions of publicly exposed records and assisted customers in reducing time to assess vendor security performance by over 40%. Enterprises including NASA, the New York Stock Exchange, RackSpace, ADP and many others rely on the UpGuard Cyber Risk platform.
For further information about UpGuard’s new product design, visit: http://www.upguard.com
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GoDataFeed, a leading provider of shopping feed automation announced today that they’re the first feed management software to achieve the Certified Technology Partner status and Preferred Feed Management App for 3dcart, a leading eCommerce platform. GoDataFeed’s technology helps merchants list their products on hundreds of sales channels. Amazon, Google Shopping, Facebook, Walmart, eBay, and NewEgg are only a few of the more than 200 channels and marketplaces that business owners can access with GoDataFeed.
"Seamless integrations are at the foundation of everything we do," said GoDataFeed CEO and co-founder, Kieron Zabow. "Our technology partnership with 3dcart has helped us build on that foundation. Being named 3dcart's Preferred Feed Management app is an honor — and a testament to both companies' collaborative efforts over the years."
“We’ve been partners with GoDataFeed since 2009 and are excited to have selected GoDataFeed as one of our preferred technology partners,” said Gonzalo Gil, 3dcart CEO. “At 3dcart, we only want to team up with the best solutions because our customers want and expect nothing less, and we’re honored that we could work so closely with another South Florida-based technology company.”
Merchants who integrate GoDataFeed’s software can also automatically update the product listings on these markets anytime they optimize or edit the listings in their own store. This means they do not have to manually change the information in every channel where they offer their products. Business owners can manage all this from a single dashboard, where they can also measure their sales performance for every product in every channel.
For more information about how 3dcart users can utilize GoDataFeed’s multichannel management solution, visit https://apps.3dcart.com/godatafeed-shopping-feeds.html.
GoDataFeed was founded in 2007 with a single goal: to help online merchants succeed. That goal has been the company’s guiding principle. It has led to the ongoing pursuit of the perfect multichannel integration software. Over the years, GoDataFeed’s evolution in usability, connectivity and scale is a testament to that goal -- and to the team of dedicated developers and ecommerce specialists who work tirelessly to pursue it.
GoDataFeed’s core team is based in Plantation, FL, but it serves online retailers in 27 countries around the world.
The software works by simplifying how merchants connect their product catalogs to marketing channels like Amazon, Google, Facebook and more. It simplifies compliance, speeds up optimization and automates feed submissions and order retrieval, saving merchants time and removing common roadblocks. It is used by approximately 2,000 merchants to submit 50 million SKUs to more than 200 channels daily.
3dcart (https://www.3dcart.com), located in Tamarac, Florida, is the most SEO-friendly eCommerce platform for retailers and internet marketers to grow their online stores' traffic and sales. 3dcart includes 24x7 Technical Support, 100+ Mobile-Ready Themes, order management software, built-in blog, email marketing tools and more. Since 1997, the company has been a leader in the eCommerce market, building online stores for businesses of all sizes. Today, 3dcart is Visa PCI Certified and a Google Partner.
An online platform for renting farmland in the United States is announcing its partnership with a reliable payment integration. Tillable, the first online marketplace for farmland owners and growers to rent and manage farmland, is partnering with Dwolla, Inc., a financial technology software company, to enable payment functionality within its marketplace.
In one platform, the Tillable marketplace provides price discovery, unprecedented access to new land and information surrounding the management of the land to all parties. Tillable provides data transparency to the farmland market and makes it more efficient to rent farmland.
In need of a payment integration that could facilitate the movement of funds through its marketplace and affordably send funds, Tillable integrated with Dwolla’s ACH API to access the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network.
"The concept of digital payments for farm leases is new to our market, and it's a critical part of the Tillable solution for landowners,” says Corbett Kull, CEO of Tillable. “It introduces an element of reliability, consistency and ease that was missing before. We needed a partner who could provide a payments solution that would work seamlessly as part of the total experience we provide to our users, and Dwolla was able to deliver."
Dwolla, Inc. is a financial technology company that offers businesses an onramp to the ACH Network, an electronic network of financial institutions that moves trillion dollars annually.
Partnering with Dwolla allows Tillable to keep its brand at the forefront of the payment integration, providing a better experience for its users while also streamlining user onboarding. Providing users a simple way to easily link their bank accounts and receive status updates around transaction activity is something Tillable believes will help them grow.
Tillable is the first true online marketplace for farmland rental. Through its robust digital platform, the company provides the process, technology and tools for landowners to determine if rent is in line with local market conditions. In addition, Tillable helps landowners connect with suitable farmers, track and share data around the farm’s performance, and administer leases and payments. Tillable empowers landowners to make the best decisions to optimize their farmland investments and help farmers to find land to expand their operations. For more information, call 833.845.5225 or visit https://tillable.com.
Dwolla, Inc. is a financial technology company that is changing the way businesses send and receive funds. The company offers a seamless, white label API platform to connect to the ACH Network to initiate payments.
Since 2008, when Dwolla began creating the ideal platform to move money, the company has helped move billions of dollars for millions of end-users annually for businesses of all shapes and sizes; in addition, Dwolla has been mentioned in Inc., Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. Businesses that need to efficiently send or receive money and are ready for the future either use Dwolla—or they should. Learn more at http://www.dwolla.com/.
EmployeeChannel, Inc., today, announced the company has joined the Rochester Data Science Consortium as part of its continuing commitment to leverage the latest in technology innovations in its leadership communications solutions. EmployeeChannel’s participation in the Rochester Data Science Consortium follows the company’s opening of a software development center in Rochester, NY in May 2018.
“We are delighted to welcome EmployeeChannel to the Rochester Data Science Consortium,” said Walt Johnson, executive director of the Rochester Data Science Consortium.
“EmployeeChannel’s decision to open an office in Rochester is recognition of the data science and artificial intelligence (AI) talent we have in the region. We look forward to collaborating with them on many innovative and exciting projects that will help continue to grow their business here in Greater Rochester.”
“As noted when we launched our development center, the ability to attract talented folks from the Rochester talent pool is key to our growth strategy,” stated Steve L. Adams, CEO of EmployeeChannel. “Joining the Rochester Data Science Consortium is another strategic opportunity for us to partner locally with the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology.”
“With the Consortium's world-class research capacity and leading technology innovators, such as the Harris Corporation, we can work jointly to bring the practical application of data science to real-world business problems. Specifically, the communication challenges faced by leadership and managers who are tasked with engaging a modern workforce.”
EmployeeChannel’s leadership communications platform currently uses AI and Data Science technologies to provide:
-Digital coaching for the development of compelling content by leaders and managers at all skill levels.
-Continuous listening for employee feedback, providing insights into organizational health and employee sentiment.
-Communication impact and effectiveness, including the performance of communication programs and campaigns, individual publications, publishers, and digital touch points.
EmployeeChannel is a leading provider of leadership communication solutions. Our platform enables leaders and managers to deepen employees’ connection to business purpose, to boost the impact and effectiveness of their communications, and to transform the communication experience for employees. Communication strategy and planning software make it easy to plan, execute, and measure communications. Communication coaching and publishing software make it easy for leaders and managers to develop relevant and compelling information and to reach the right audience with the right message. EmployeeChannel’s mobile app makes it easy to keep employees engaged and to make them feel part of achieving the organization’s goals. To learn more about EmployeeChannel’s end-to-end solution for employer-to-employee communications, please visit http://www.employeechannelinc.com.
About Rochester Data Science Consortium
The Rochester Data Science Consortium was founded in 2017 by the University of Rochester and Harris Corporation, with funding from New York State and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Its membership now includes the some of the largest employers in the Finger Lakes region, such as Wegmans and RIT, in addition to new and growing startup companies. Located at NextCorps in the heart of the Rochester Downtown Innovation Zone, the Rochester Data Science Consortium gives businesses and organizations a competitive edge with access to the data science expertise, partners and technologies needed for rapid development and deployment of data-driven solutions. To learn more, please visit http://www.rocdatascience.com.
An award winning avionic and information technology service company contracted ExistBI to train teams on Tableau Desktop capabilities. One of ExistBIs certified Tableau trainers delivered their popular three-day Tableau Desktop Bootcamp on-site, on-time and within budget. This unique three-day Tableau Bootcamp combines the Tableau Fundamentals and Intermediate curriculum. The custom training program provides materials and extensive hands-on exercises to re-enforce the skills and knowledge attained.
The trainer then returned to the company with more custom training and workshops to develop Tableau dashboards for the senior management team to help with their current merger. These additional training days were requested by the company's directors and were designed to be fit for purpose to meet the client's needs. The customer was so pleased with the quality of the training received that they appointed ExistBI for their complex Tableau consultancy project that followed. The Tableau consulting services was delivered remotely, as and when the management team required further development and support.
'We pride ourselves on providing experience, skilled and professional trainers and consultants. We frequently have returning customers, as clients like to continue the relationship they have built with our data specialists.' Max Russ, Senior Director, ExistBI
Alongside this recent training and consulting project, ExistBI have recently provided enterprise reporting and business intelligence training to a variety of industry sectors. From finance, government, technology, healthcare, wholesale, academia, media and much more. Some recent ExistBI clients include: Barclays, US Bank, Justice Department, US Veteran Affairs, DOJ, Dropbox, Cox Communication, Costco, HealthNet, Integra, USC just to name a few. This is an indicator of how all industry sectors highly value the need for self-service analytics and data consulting services. To find out more about ExistBI's Tableau training schedules, visit their website.
ExistBI solves our client's toughest challenges by providing unmatched solutions and services in data strategy, big data consulting, business intelligence implementation, technical support and training. With offices in the US, UK and Europe, they partner with fast growing start-ups, medium to large Companies and government organizations, driving innovation through intelligent data led initiatives. They have experience across most industries and all business functions to deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.
Learn more at ExistBI http://www.existbi.com
VivoAquatics, the leading water management and real-time monitoring platform for hotels, resorts, fitness clubs and other commercial facilities announced it has secured Series A financing led by Level Equity, a growth equity firm focused on software and automation companies. The funding represents another milestone for the company as leading brands and properties continue to adopt the VivoPoint software and IoT platform to proactively manage the risks and costs of water within a facility while improving the guest experience. Funds will be used to expand the suite of integrations across a commercial facility, expand sales and marketing, and drive strategic opportunities.
“We are thrilled to partner with Level Equity and our investor group to help facility and engineering leaders better manage water across commercial properties to protect their brand and assets,” says Willan Johnson, CEO of VivoAquatics. “This is a dynamic and growing industry and we look forward to providing the applications and tools to assist facility owners and managers create baselines and benchmarks, establish standards and provide real-time monitoring and support to help them manage water more cost effectively and safely.”
VivoPoint is a platform of controllers, sensors, communication gateways and software to provide facilities with real-time control and monitoring of water quality and usage (both water and energy). VivoPoint is currently used by hundreds of commercial facilities including many of the world’s leading resorts, waterparks and hospitality organizations to manage their recreational water (i.e., swimming pools, spas, lakes, streams, fountains). The company is now piloting VivoPoint across other functions (i.e., irrigation, cooling towers, etc.) within a facility.
“We recognize that commercial facility owners and managers face a daunting task in managing water as compliance and safety requirements increase, sustainability objectives are set, and costs increase,” said George McCulloch, Founder and Co-CEO of Level Equity. “VivoAquatics’ strong industry experience, exceptional and capital efficient growth and their amazing client orientation sets them apart as a market leader. We share their vision for continuing to build a world class software and IoT solution.”
Founded in 2015, VivoAquatics is an innovative water management company providing automation solutions to hospitality destinations, water parks, fitness clubs, multi-family REITs and municipalities through its VivoPoint application. The brand's services and and VivoPoint software solution is specially designed to give clients greater control over their systems, equipment and staff for improved operational efficiency and ongoing cost-savings. For more information on VivoAquatics, please visit http://vivoaquatics.com/
About Level Equity:
Based in New York, NY, Level Equity is a growth equity firm focused on providing capital to rapidly growing software and internet companies. The firm manages over .65 billion across a series of long term committed investment partnerships. For more information about Level Equity, visit http://www.levelequity.com.
The Resource Group has been included in Bob Scott's list of 2018 VAR Stars, a group of 100 Value Added Resellers (VARs) for mid-market accounting software. This unranked listing of VARs in the United States showcases accounting software resellers who demonstrate growth and leadership in the industry. According to Bob Scott's report, "the selection of mid-market accounting software resellers for Bob Scott's VAR Stars rests on one basic principal: quality, not revenue."
According to Marty Schillaci, Chief Executive Officer of The Resource Group, the VAR Stars inclusion is an honor that the company works hard to earn. "The Resource Group has been a leader among mid-market accounting software resellers for multiple decades, and 2018 was no exception," Schillaci said. "We make it our priority to help customers optimize their business systems by using the best technology available on the market, such as Sage Intacct."
As accounting software moves to the cloud, there have been shifts in the core group of VAR Stars who make Bob Scott's list. Changes in technology require resellers to be proactive about what they're offering to customers. According to Schillaci, The Resource Group's approach has always been to sell the best solutions available. "We specialize in offering just a few of the most effective accounting solutions, because with this approach we feel we can provide the depth of expertise that customers need to move beyond basic success and truly thrive."
The Resource Group has also recently been recognized as a Sage Intacct Partner of the Month, one of Accounting Today's 2018 VAR 100, and a Bob Scott's Top 100 VAR.
The Resource Group
The Resource Group helps clients improve business processes, overcome challenges during growth, and connect business information by providing rock solid financial management software solutions. Throughout Washington, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, clients have experienced improved operational processes, optimized financial management, robust reporting and business insight across multiple applications. Headquartered in Renton, Washington, The Resource Group is there throughout the entire lifecycle of a client's new solution; from initial software evaluation to installation, data migration, implementation, software development, system integration, training and support.
The December 2018 edition of The Bridge, the materials science newsletter from Rigaku Corporation, is now available online on the company’s global website. The Bridge presents current news and analysis techniques related to X-ray based materials science, including articles, scientific papers and news reports.
The featured article this month, contributed by AXT, covers the examination of bauxite dehydroxylation using in situ X-ray diffraction (XRD). Bauxite is the primary raw material used in the manufacture of aluminum. In situ XRD carried out on a Rigaku SmartLab X-ray diffractometer was able to demonstrate that different bauxite samples behave differently, while the hydroxide phases also transform at different temperatures compared to their pure analogues.
Application reports for XRD, energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) and wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) are also featured. This month’s featured XRD technical note discusses high-speed in situ measurement of the aluminum metal melting process. The WDXRF application note discusses the measurement of trace elements in water using the “Ultra Carry” method, while the EDXRF note covers the quantification of cobalt (Co), bromine (Br) and manganese (Mn) in terephthalic acid (TPA) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA).
The book review for the month features "The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life" by David Quammen. The book explores how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life’s history.
A roundup of the latest global news stories related to materials analysis is also presented, including a report about a research team at Osaka University creating a material that could improve the safety of rechargeable batteries while lowering their manufacturing costs, and a story about the development of scanners that will utilize a hybrid system combining the commonly used X-ray technology with X-ray diffraction tomography that could soon become the standard in airports around the globe.
A new “advantage series video” presents a high performance small spot benchtop EDXRF elemental analyzer. The Rigaku NEX DE VSspectrometer delivers wide elemental coverage, able to perform small spot analysis, from sodium (Na) through uranium (U), of almost any matrix - from solids, thin films and alloys to powders, liquids and slurries.
“Recent Scientific Papers of Interest” - a monthly compilation of material analysis papers appearing in recently released journals and publications - features 17 recently published papers on research relating to materials science.
Readers can subscribe to the newsletter or view the current issue online at https://www.rigaku.com/subscribe.
Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on general-purpose analytical instrumentation and the life sciences. With hundreds of major innovations to their credit, Rigaku companies are world leaders in X-ray spectrometry, diffraction, and optics, as well as small molecule and protein crystallography and semiconductor metrology. Today, Rigaku employs over 1,400 people in the manufacturing and support of its analytical equipment, which is used in more than 90 countries around the world supporting research, development, and quality assurance activities. Throughout the world, Rigaku continuously promotes partnerships, dialog, and innovation within the global scientific and industrial communities.
Business Journal recognized the fastest growing private companies in the region. The Research Triangle is a highly competitive market for Life Science and Technology companies. The Triangle is also home to many investment funds and incubators for start-ups. This competitive environment makes it hard to stand out when so many companies are performing well. The Fast 50 winners were selected and ranked based on a formula that counts revenue and profitability in the preceding three years. The numbers are crunched and analyzed by PricewaterhouseCoopers. "Beyond bolstering the top-line performance and a nose for profitability, this list of companies represents the dynamic economic fabric of the Triangle," says Jason Christie, publisher of the TBJ. "We have a mixture of private firms that have made this list for years, and we have companies m?aking this list for the first time. Collectively, they reflect the best of the best."
History was made again -- when it was announced that Mako Medical had won the top spot for the 3rd year in a row. A feat that has never happened anywhere in the country before. This is the second time Mako Medical has broken the record by being ranked #1 -- making them the only company in America to achieve this in the history of the awards. Mako Medical Laboratories has experienced explosive growth in the last few years and has quickly become a national favorite for over 50,000 medical providers around the country. Last year, Mako Medical became the first company ever to win Life Science Awards two years in a row. That same year, Mako Medical was also ranked as a Best Place to Work and announced a massive expansion with a new testing facility.
When asked about how Mako was achieving such growth Chad Price, President of Mako Medical answered with one word, "impact." Chad went on to explain that the entire purpose behind the creation of Mako Medical was to create funding for local nonprofits/charities, to employ military veterans, and to support Christan missionaries around the world. "It is why we do what we do. Some companies are focused on shareholder value. Others are focused on returns for their investors. We are focused on making an impact in others peoples' lives. The more we grow, the more people we can help. The more revenue we have -- the more funding we have to work with," says Chad. Today, Mako Medical supports over 472 different charities around the country, employs hundreds of military veterans, and supports over 80 Christian missionaries from Syria to Nigeria.
Mako Medical Laboratories is an award-winning laboratory with operations in over 12 states. Mako utilizes automation and robotics to complete some of the most difficult and rare diagnostic tests. Mako is known for its extensive community service, supporting over 400 local nonprofits and charities, hiring hundreds of military veterans and supporting over 80 international missionaries.
HarkinsHill, LLC., the developer behind the automated sales closing app/system, Closing Commander™, has expanded the app’s email compatibility to include Gsuite, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and other major email providers. That’s good news for service business owners and their teams, who rely on, not just a new system’s effectiveness and time-saving abilities, but also its ability to seamlessly fit with their current business systems.
The app/system is designed to save service business owners and their teams time and effort by automatically sending follow-up emails to customers once an initial bid, quote, or estimate is provided. The app relies on tested timing and the marketing Rule of Seven to ensure effectiveness, although timing between emails and email body content can be customized to fit the company’s needs and brand. Some companies using the app have seen six-figure revenue increases within just a few short months.
Caleb Martinez, a contractor in the Chicago area describes his experience using the app/system, “Closing Commander has been an excellent tool for our company. It’s a big time-saver, and customers appreciate the communication. We are winning a lot of jobs after three or four emails have been sent, and the stats in the app definitely prove its value every month.”
Closing Commander won the “Best New Product Innovation Award” from The Pete Luter Foundation in 2018 and the “Top Four Innovation Showcase Award” at this year’s Service World Expo in Las Vegas. Business owners interested in learning more about the app, scheduling a demo, or signing up for a free trial are encouraged to visit closingcommander.com.
HarkinsHill,LLC is the parent company of Closing Commander and Spark Marketer, a Nashville-based digital marketing company that primarily serves blue collar businesses. While the Closing Commander app certainly has uses in other industries, the company’s passion and mission remains to strengthen blue collar businesses around the globe.
Remcom announces 5G antenna array design features in the latest release of XFdtd® 3D EM Simulation Software, including workflow enhancements for modeling complex devices at millimeter wave frequencies.
The advanced antenna systems in modern devices leverage beam steering and multiple data stream transmission to meet 5G throughput requirements. XFdtd provides performance metrics for 5G beam steering applications by simulating the radiation pattern for different array or subarray phasing conditions that are used to steer a beam. By considering the optimal gain levels of the various beam steering scenarios, XFdtd plots the cumulative distribution function (CDF) of the effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) of the array as a whole. The EIRP is an important indicator of the array’s quality of coverage and is particularly valuable for analyzing 5G-capable devices that support multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) use cases.
Rodney Korte, product manager for XFdtd, said, “The CDF of EIRP metric is growing in importance as carriers require devices to meet strict quality thresholds. Our customers designing mobile devices need to measure the gain of many signals propagating in different directions, and Remcom is at the forefront of this emerging technology. The new CDF of EIRP plot is a way to help design engineers prepare their devices for the challenging demands of 5G networks.”
The matching network design workflow has also been enhanced via XFdtd’s integration with Optenni Lab™ matching circuit optimization software. Optenni's optimized matching topology data can now be imported directly into XFdtd, providing users with immediate feedback on how the circuit will behave and eliminating the need to run another simulation. Results such as S-parameters, efficiency, and dissipated power are readily available for analysis of system performance, greatly simplifying the matching process for intricate devices with many frequency bands.
The release also introduces modeling options that improve simulation accuracy for the higher frequencies typical of the antennas in modern devices, including a new feed specifically designed for exciting microstrips, surface current measurement, and a user-defined input for surface roughness of conductors.
For more information on the latest release of XFdtd, please visit Remcom’s website. XFdtd users without an active Remcom Professional Support contract can upgrade to the latest version by contacting sales.
About Remcom: Remcom provides innovative electromagnetic simulation and wireless propagation software for users in the commercial wireless industry and government sectors. Remcom’s products are designed to work together to provide complete and accurate results when modeling propagation with real-world devices in real-world scenarios. Remcom is committed to its customers’ unique needs, offering flexible licensing options for installations of all sizes as well as custom engineered solutions.
A2 Hosting, a committed provider of high-performance shared hosting, WordPress Hosting, and more, today announced that its A2 Optimized Plugin will be compatible with WordPress 5.
WordPress 5 first entered beta in October, and is slated for a full release in the very near future, WordPress 5 features a complete redesign and reimagining of the WordPress Editor. The update also includes improvements to the WordPress Rest API, enhancements to the custom theme and page building experience, and an overall more intuitive experience.
With an eye on simplicity, A2 Hosting provides a hosting environment that meets WordPress requirements by default. In other words, there’s no tinkering required on your end to get your site up and running smoothly (and with greater security).
The A2 Optimized plugin is designed to help users easily optimize their WordPress sites for speed, security, and performance. To that end, it’s designed to automatically configure W3 Total Cache, optimizing your website with minimal effort on your part. These tools and utilities will assist A2’s clients in building the best website possible, allowing them to focus on content and branding rather than optimization.
The plugin is offered free of charge, with additional features available to A2 Hosting customers.
“At A2 Hosting, we always strive to offer the best experience imaginable for our clients,” explains Brad Litwin, Marketing Manager at A2 Hosting. “To that end, our shared environmentmeets WordPress’s recommended hosting environment by default, and we offer a comprehensive set of Managed WordPress hosting solutions. Our experts are also constantly testing the ideal WordPress configuration, tweaking it to offer the fastest page loads, best performance, and highest security possible.”
“Providing webmasters with a seamless upgrade to the most game-changing version of WordPress yet is one more aspect of our commitment to excellence, and one more way our plugin can enhance our clients’ WordPress experience,” he continues. “Clients are free to enjoy all the versatility WordPress has to offer, without the technical challenges it can present - to focus on building their site, writing content, and promoting their brand while we manage the rest.”
A2 Hosting, Inc. is a high-performance hosting company located in Ann Arbor, MI. A2 Hosting provides their customers with ultra-reliable solutions and 24/7/365 US-based support from their Guru Crew team. Since 2003, A2 Hosting has offered innovative, affordable and developer friendly website hosting for personal homepages up to full-service solutions for businesses of all sizes, based in all locations. Each A2 Hosting service is hosted on their fine-tuned SwiftServer Hosting platform. Customers seeking an additional speed boost can host on A2 Hosting’s Turbo Servers featuring page load speeds up to 20X faster compared to competing hosts.
To learn more about A2 Hosting, visit https://www.a2hosting.com
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as a full content management system and so much more through the use of thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. WordPress is limited only by your imagination.
To learn more about WordPress, visit https://wordpress.org
ID2Office 2019 adds support for Adobe InDesign CC 2019, the latest release of InDesign CC for macOS and Windows. Additionally, ID2Office 2019 recognizes the split/span property, resulting in enhanced layout preservation. Finally, ID2Office 2019 now allows converting images to JPEG type, significantly reducing the file size of image-centric documents.
ID2Office converts InDesign files to editable Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Apple Keynoteformats; converting the text, associated styles, paragraph structure, corresponding property information, frames linking, tables, graphics and other objects while matching and maintaining the layout fidelity, resulting in enhanced workflow automation for Creative Professionals.
Key New Features
ID2Office 2019 now supports and integrates with InDesign CC 2019. InDesign CC through CC 2018 are supported as well.
You can now specify JPEG as the image type and specify the compression quality of the JPEG images; resulting in smaller file sizes.
ID2Office 2019 includes layout enhancements where span/split column property are recognized, and the layout is preserved as accurately as possible when converting to any of the supported formats.
Tab markers are now processed and replicated accurately. Additionally, grouped objects with text/tables are now editable in the resulting Word, PowerPoint and Keynote file.
ID2Office 2019 is available immediately in the following configurations from the Recosoft web store (per license):
ID2Office Standard 2019 Annual subscription (macOS/Windows) US9.00
ID2Office Professional 2019 Annual subscription (macOS only) US9.00
Mac OS: macOS 10.10.x or higher
Hardware: Intel based Mac
Application: InDesign CC, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018 or CC 2019
Windows: Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Hardware: Minimum Pentium III computer
Application: InDesign CC, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018 or CC 2019
Recosoft Corporation has pioneered PDF2Office®, the de-facto PDF-to-Excel, PDF-to-Word, PDF-to-PowerPoint, PDF-to-OmniGraffle conversion utility; PDF2Office® for iWork, the PDF-to-Keynote, PDF-to-Numbers and PDF-to-Pages conversion application; IR2Office, the only Adobe Illustrator to PowerPoint and Apple Keynote tool; ID2Office, the InDesign-to-Word, InDesign-to-PowerPoint converter; and PDF2ID® the de-facto PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool. The company is a leader in designing and delivering PDF converters, InDesign and Illustrator software solutions enhancing workflow automation and productivity. For more information on Recosoft PDF converters and InDesign or Illustrator related solutions, visit http://www.recosoft.com
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Santa Fe Springs, CA. October 2018. Checkit, the leading provider of Real-Time Operations Management and Food Safety solutions, today announces the launch of its US operations.
Checkit’s technology provides a proven way to address the needs of organizations to ensure that the work of staff is performed consistently, easily and to a high standard. It achieves this by creating intuitive, easy to use mobile applications to replace traditional pen and paper checklists, and by using Internet of Things sensors to replace routine monitoring.
Checkit allows businesses to build solutions rapidly, with no software coding or complex IT projects. It gives managers unprecedented insights out of the box, using operational KPIs and analytics derived from the millions of data points it continually gathers.
Checkit has established a base of clients with global businesses including Compass, Sodexo and the Merlin Group, as well as working with leading UK businesses such as John Lewis Partnership and Center Parcs. With its US operation up and running, its aim will be to bring this experience to food service chains, hotels and contract catering and soft FM, with a focus on helping them to improve
Checkit USA will operate out of a sales and service base in Santa Fe Springs, California, and will have access to the infrastructure and resources of its corporate parent, Elektron Technology plc, which has a well-established US operation.
According to German Casillas, Vice President of Americas: “We see great potential in the United States market. There is a clear need, with many operations still poorly served by unsuitable or paper-based operational systems. We estimate that US food service market alone has the potential to develop to be worth over billion annually as technology adoption grows.”
To find out more get in touch on 1-833-44-CHECK (833-442-4325)
Cybersecurity is often defined as measures taken to protect a computer or computer system against unauthorized access or attack. It includes an ever-evolving set of tools, technologies, trainings, and techniques that work together to address security threats.
The heavy dependence on technology has resulted in an enormous surge in data creation which is stored on computer systems of organizations and shared across networks. Over time, the identification of vulnerabilities in this technology makes organizations susceptible to attacks by hackers.
One of the biggest cyber-attacks in the IT history was the WannaCry ransomware attack that took over computers and encrypted hard drive contents. The hackers then demanded a huge ransom payment in Bitcoin in order to decrypt the data.
NotPetya, which originated from the compromised Ukrainian accounting software, was a major cyber-attack that spread via the same EternalBlue exploit that WannaCry used.
Equifax, the credit rating agency major, announced in July 2017 that hackers had exploited a weak link in a U.S. website application to access confidential files with personal information of millions of clients.
The consequences of data breach can be devastating to an organization and can affect not only its reputation and standing in the market, but also its revenue. The projected annual damages from cybercrime are expected to reach trillion by 2021. The projected cybersecurity spending for 2017-2021 is expected to be around trillion. The frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks are growing with time and that’s why organizations must have a strong cybersecurity system in place to ensure that their sensitive data remains protected at all times.
Many organizations have become increasingly vulnerable, in part through modifying their infrastructure to accommodate applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, and Internet of Things (IoT). This has allowed cybercriminals to take advantage of any vulnerability they can find. It is becoming increasingly clear that traditional rule-based, reactive security methods cannot offer adequate and effective protection against today’s modern, persistent, AI driven, and creative cyberattacks. The best way to provide comprehensive security is to use a defensive in-depth approach which should include advanced full-service, AI-driven Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services.
Cybersecurity measures involve ensuring security of applications, database, infrastructure, data, network, endpoint, cloud, mobile, and others. The security of these can be breached by cyber threats such as malware, phishing, and ransomware.
Cybersecurity is addressed by creating a series of defensive measures around a definite perimeter. However, the latest industry trends such as ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) and work from anywhere have resulted in broadening the scope of attack. Even with many organizations allocating and spending huge sums on increasing the levels of security, breaches are happening at a rapid pace across the world.
Human-centric cybersecurity that’s built on behavior analytics is the latest in this domain and focuses on changes in human behavior. The principle is based on the identification of behavioral incongruities so that grave threats can be identified, investigations can be concluded quickly, and detection times reduced drastically.
Powersolv, a premier Information Technology Services Company and one of the leading providers of Enterprise Solutions to Federal, State, and County entities as well as Local and Not-for-Profit Agencies, works with some of the biggest names in cybersecurity to provide intuitive and robust security solutions that enable organizations to detect, respond, and manage these highly evolved cyber threats.
Powersolv, working with its partners in Cybersecurity services, has become a disrupter in the security industry by introducing smart, crowd-sourced security testing through a comprehensive platform that covers every element of cyber risk. Clients are able to anticipate potential attacks and mitigate them by using a groundbreaking AI-Driven Managed Detection and Response system, designed to take down even the most sophisticated threats.
“No company wants to be in the news for reasons related to security breaches as that can bring their reputation crashing down,” says the President and CEO, Rahul Dhawan. “We help organizations stand strong and assist in stonewalling attempts at infiltrating their systems by offering one of the best security solutions available today. We have partnered with some of the biggest names in global cybersecurity solutions to strengthen our offering and transform the way companies handle their cyber security needs.”
With these strategic partnerships, Powersolv offers their clients a comprehensive solution that’s fully managed and involves the use of the best resources. The solutions are designed to provide robust protection to all the vulnerable areas of business operations by incorporating the best software, processes, and human intelligence.
Powersolv offers managed security services around the clock. The scope of these services includes:
• Security Consulting
• Security Testing
• Security Compliance
• Security Integration
• Security Monitoring
Powersolv is a serious player in the cybersecurity domain, offering solutions that provide the highest level of protection from all threats. The security platform, with active collaboration with their partners, places the protection of all sensitive data assets of clients at the core of their objectives.
If your business data and digital assets are at risk from cyber-attacks, you can trust Powersolv to provide customized solutions to cover all bases and help your business activities to go on uninterrupted.
About Powersolv, Inc.:
Powersolv, Inc., founded in 1995 and headquartered in Reston, VA, is a Microsoft Gold Partner and a CMMI Level 3, ISO 27001:2013, & ISO 9001:2015 certified premier IT Solutions and Consulting Services company. Powersolv specializes in offering Enterprise Technology, Business Process, Infrastructure Management & Cloud services to address the growing Information Technology demands in the public sector. They supply best of breed technology services with a proven commitment to excellence delivered with superior customer service.
To learn more about Powersolv, visit www.powersolv.com or call directly at (703)-230-5500.
The mobility sector is undergoing a massive change, with both vehicle manufacturers and mobility tech innovators, taking up the challenge to revolutionise personal and commercial transportation.
In the vehicle-sharing sector, one of the upcoming innovators is a European company, WeGo, which provides a digital marketplace for people to rent out their own vehicle to individuals or organisations that require one on an occasional basis.
At the core of its architecture is a platform that incorporates Blockchain, Big Data and AI and WeGo selected award-winning cloudyBoss as the platform on which to base its innovation.
cloudyBoss NEXT+ platform has Blockchain DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) and Artificial Intelligence built into its core, making it the only platform in the world currently to provide a code-less DLT solution called SKYE.
“For clients, such as WeGo, who work in a rapidly evolving industry, our ERP-X platform with its built-in blockchain technology allows for fast-track development of highly-scalable solutions,” stated cloudyBoss CEO, Lou Schillaci.
CTO, Giovanni Di Noto added, “As WeGo has partners across the insurance and transportation industries, the use of Blockchain is essential to ensure that all information collected and exchanged is at all times secure, valid and immutable.”
cloudyBoss is gaining considerable traction across the entire Mobility sector, with interest coming from major vehicle manufacturers, logistics and supply chain businesses who require access to similar technology
WeGo CEO, Marco Filippi stated, “Selecting cloudyBoss as our technical partner means choosing a worldwide acknowledged company, that is recognized for its expertise and the solid background of its management team.
cloudyBoss is the right partner for developing our project as we need innovative and advanced solutions, such as SKYE, which will provide a deep ability to handle disruptive technologies. cloudyBoss is a disruptor itself and visionary and this is the added value that makes it different from its counterparts.”
Powersolv Inc., the premier Information Technology Services Company and a reputed name in providing technologysolutions to various clients at Federal, State, County level as well as to Quasi Federal, Not-for-profit, and Local Agencies, has announced that they have successfully completed their Surveillance Audit 2 for ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013 certifications.
Surveillance Audit is an audit conducted within specific time frames on organizations that have been awarded ISO certificationsto ensure that they continue to maintain the standard and statutory requirements. The audit is conducted every year by an external auditor.
“We are happy to announce that we have successfully completedthe Surveillance Audit 2 for our ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013 certifications,” says the President and CEO, Rahul Dhawan.“These audits are a part of the ongoing periodic review of the quality management system as well as information security management system of theorganization. These audits are conducted to highlight Powersolv’s ongoing and unwavering commitment to our clients at various levels to continually provide them with thebest-of-breed solutions and latest technologies”
The successful completion of the Surveillance Audit 2 has allowed Powersolvto proudly claim to bean ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 certified company. It also reflects their high level of commitment to providing the best quality IT services and solutions to their clients. For certifications to be allocated and remain valid, organizations are required to demonstrate their adherence to the stringent quality and security measures, customer service processes, and statutory requirements.
About Powersolv, Inc.:
Established in 1995, Powersolv is a CMMI Level 3 and a Microsoft Gold Partner Certified Information Technology Services provider with its headquarters in the Washington DC Metro region. Powersolv specializes in offeringsoftware development and systems integration, and business process improvementservices to address the growing information technology demands in the public sector.They supply the best breed of technology services with a proven commitment toexcellence delivered with superior customer service.They areone of the leading players in Enterprise Technology, Business Process, Infrastructure,Management& Cloud Services. The company also offers a wide range of other key services underthe IT domain such as Database Management, Legacy Systems Migration, Technical Support, Staff Augmentation, Network Infrastructure, and Enterprises Mobile Solutions.