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Cutting Optimization Software CutGLib Introduced New Options to Control Layout Sizes and Reduce Sheet Rotation Operations

Kitchener, ON, Canada, April 20, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Cutting sheets of wood, metal or glass is a common, everyday activity for many industrial, manufacturing and construction companies. Material waste always accompanies this cutting, and the amount of waste strongly depends on the cutting order. Finding a way to produce less waste and use fewer sheets is not a trivial task for a person, but can be done on a computer.

Optimalon Software Ltd has developed CutGLib, a simple, high-performance software solution that performs guillotine cutting optimization and finds the best way to cut rectangular stock sheets. It is a mathematical engine poised to be used by software developers for new or existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. CutGLib has been successfully used with Microsoft Dynamics ERP for linear (1D) and rectangular (2D) cutting purposes.

Version 2 of CutGLIb introduces a new feature for production shops that do not use CNC machines and perform all cutting operations manually. Guillotine cutting requires all cutting operations to be performed in a strict order, which in turn requires rotation of the sheets by 90 degrees for the next cuts.

CutGLib now provides an option “MinimizeSheetRotation” that modifies cutting sequences and effectively minimizes the number of rotation operations. Optimalon Software test cases showed reduction of rotations from 5-6 to 2-3 per sheet. That results in more than 50 percent reduction of the manual job for the cutting operator.

The cutting layout of the last used stock sheet has also been improved. CutGLib minimize the total area of the last sheet and produces more usable waste parts for future jobs. It also minimizes the total cutting length, thus reducing tool wear.

CutGLib has been providing layout minimization functionality that is very important for wood cutting, allowing the operator to load several sheets into the cutting machine and process them at once. This new version introduces an option “MaxLayoutSize” to define the maximum number of sheets allowed in one layout. This function is critical when the cutting machine’s hardware limits the number of sheets it can process simultaneously.

CutGLib comes with detailed documentation and several test applications for different programming languages (C#, C++, VB.Net and Delphi). It is available freely to anybody without a registration on Optimalon Software’s website.

http://www.optimalon.com/cutting_optimization_library.htm

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eMaint Expands to Florida with New International Office

eMaint Enterprises, LLC, a world leader in on-demand maintenance management systems since 1986, announced recently that it has opened a new office in Estero, Florida. The Florida office is part of eMaint’s international expansion to help support its growing client base in the Southern United States and Latin America.

“This is a very exciting step for us at eMaint,” said Brian Samelson, CEO and President at eMaint. “With our global client base, the opening of our Florida office will help us better support many of our clients with operations overseas. We have clients in Florida and the Southeastern United States as well and are glad to be able to add jobs in that area. Sergio and his team set standards for excellence, and we look forward to growing this team.”

eMaint’s flagship Computerized Maintenance Management Software product, X3 CMMS, is deployed at hundreds of customer sites in 23 countries in 8 languages. Spanish-language product support is utilized by several of eMaint’s clients with bi-lingual software needs.

Sergio Plaut was promoted to Director of International Operations and will be heading up the Florida office and eMaint International. In this position, he will develop strategic markets and grow eMaint’s business across international markets while developing sales and services and providing support for customers across the region.

Prior to his promotion, Mr. Plaut, a Brazilian native with a degree in Engineering, was a consultant working for American companies who wished to do business in Brazil. During his time as a consultant for eMaint, Mr. Plaut, who is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English, translated the eMaint website into Portuguese, provided sales and support services to existing and potential clients in Brazil and participated twice in a National Maintenance Show promoted by the Brazilian Association of Maintenance.

Andre Morige has been hired as an International Support Specialist and will be working with Mr. Plaut in the Florida office assisting in all aspects of eMaint international. Mr. Morige is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish. The Brazilian native, who has lived in the U.S. for 16 years, is currently working towards two Bachelor’s degrees in Programming and in Security at Hodges University where he currently resides in Fort Myers, Florida.

Daniel Duran has joined eMaint as a Support Specialist. Mr. Duran who is fluent in both Spanish and English will be helping support the growing base of Spanish speaking customers in the U.S. and Latin America . He provides support to X3 software users as well as acting as a product knowledge resource for internal team members.

“Opening the Florida office is a huge step for this company and I am very happy to be part of it,” said Mr. Plaut. “Heading up the Florida office will give me a chance to cross into other markets and to give more extensive support to our clients in the southern states and Latin America.”

About eMaint Enterprises, LLC
eMaint, the leader in on-demand CMMS solutions, has been providing predictive maintenance and preventative maintenance management software solutions since 1986 and was one of the first CMMS providers to develop a completely web-based “Software as a Service” (SaaS) model for more rapid implementation at a lower total cost of ownership.

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Intranet Software Connects Employees to Management with Social Networking

Intranet Connections offers company managers a way to connect and share with employees as part of the latest release of their Social Intranet Software. The new Social Employee Directory introduces Message Walls designed to foster engagement, collaboration and the process of people helping people.

“Our goal with the new Social Directory is to impact how employees connect and learn from each other on the intranet, and how social tools like the message walls can help bridge the gap between management and employees,” says Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections. “We brought in common social tools that employees may have had exposure to outside of work, like the wall on Facebook, and the concept of personalization through widgets similar to iGoogle, providing employees an instant commonality and comfort level in using these tools to help them in the workplace.”

Employee message walls are at the heart of the new social directory, allowing employees to tap the collective intelligence of the organization and promote the concept of people helping people. Managers and executives can use the wall to impart the corporate vision, support the culture, and receive feedback in a very easy to use and collaborative environment.

Intranet Connections also uses the wall to promote and elevate intranet content. Every page on the intranet has a “Share Content” feature that will share news, videos, documents, calendar events, forms, training, photo albums and new job opportunities through employee walls.

Other enhancements include the ability to group employees by projects, abilities, skills, or interests through tagging. Employees can personalize with a private workspace in their social profile, creating widgets that will aggregate information from the site and external resources. Subscriptions, site and email alerts, bookmarks, online chat and status updates are all combined to create a powerful Social Employee Directory.

“The heart of your intranet is the people who make up a company,” says Carolyn Douglas, “and while our intranet software still caters to business tools, we wanted the people-centric power of social capabilities and felt the Employee Directory was the vehicle for that connection to take place.”

Business tools merge with social networking in this new release for Intranet Connections, available for evaluation and tours through the Intranet Connections web site at www.intranetconnections.com.

About Intranet Connections
Intranet Connections is out-of-the-box Social Intranet Software where people and business tools merge to get work done. More than 1600 organizations worldwide have chosen Intranet Connections as their social intranet solution. If you would like more information about this topic please contact Tara Clark, Marketing Manager, at 604-924-9770 or visit the Intranet Connections web site at http://www.intranetconnections.com.

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Kelly Registration Systems Develops Software Solutions for Washington State Department of Agriculture

KRS announces the expansion of its contract with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) for its feed and fertilizer, agricultural investigations and weights & measures programs.

KRS’ new contract provides back-office support allowing WSDA staff to track licenses, registrations, reports and certifications while automating real-time online processes for fee payments, information updating and data searching.

A back-office management system, Kelly State Administrative Management Systems (KSAMS) will be implemented to process feed licenses and tonnage reporting online, plus Agricultural Investigation Licenses, which account for more than 700 dealers, brokers, agents and cash buyers of livestock, produce, hay, seed and crops. Additionally, KSAMS-bdi will provide automation for the annual licensing and renewal process of over 400 weighmasters, and 682 service persons in Washington State, providing instant delivery of renewal notices and payment processing while generating a wide range of reports. The KSAMS-pr application and online capabilities also apply to management of feed-product registrations and payments managed by the state.

A separate program, Kelly State Inspection and Investigation System (KSIIS), will manage the full range of W&M inspections and investigations, sample tracking and interfacing with the lab. Last year, Washington W&M inspected 2,000 locations and approximately 27,500 separate weighing and measuring devices. KSIIS will provide total workflow support, enabling inspectors to perform their duties in the field without access to the Internet.

This project is an expansion of the current contract with KRS for WSDA’s pesticide, feed and fertilizer divisions, which enables field inspection staff to use laptops in remote locations, working in a paperless manner in every aspect of their inspections and investigations: collecting evidence, submitting data to Area Review Managers, and generating numerous reports, case write-ups, Notices of Correction, etc.

“KRS earned this contract because our software is customized for any type of license, registration or inspection activity, and WSDA realized the opportunity to leverage the work that had already been done and apply it across other divisions,” says Stuart Edmondson, CTO, Kelly Registration Systems. “KRS provides fully-hosted and maintained solutions to meet state regulatory needs, whether for one area or many, as in Washington’s case. With our electronic payment solutions, we have been able to help Washington serve its constituents in a cost-effective manner, while utilizing the latest technologies.”

KRS manages and automates state pesticide registration and renewals, maintaining the nation’s largest collection of state-accepted pesticide product labels and material safety data sheets, serving 36 states and numerous companies.

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Hovitaga Announces Its Report Generator To Accelerate SAP® Reporting And Cut IT Costs

Hovitaga offers a software add-on for SAP® systems that effectively reduces IT costs of SAP® customers. The product boosts developer productivity by automatizing repetitive tasks that otherwise would take much more time. Standard SAP® reports can be generated with a few clicks, without writing a single line of code.

“This solution gratifies real developer needs” said Ferenc Éles, SAP® developer and consultant working at Dunaferr, a major SAP® customer in Hungary. “The quality of this product is as high as the quality of standard SAP® tools” he continued after a free trial of the software.

Business decision makers often want to see ad-hoc reports on their business data. Mostly these requirements are fulfilled by the IT department by creating new reports. This takes hours or days, depending on complexity. Hovitaga Report Generator can reduce this to minutes, by generating the whole report source code based on an SQL query. Several hundred lines of program code can be generated, that otherwise the developers would have to manually program. The report is part of the standard SAP software development life-cycle, is fully compliant with the SAP developer guidelines and can be easily enhanced.

For more information, white papers and videos visit www.hovitaga.com. A free version can be downloaded at http://hovitaga.com/hovitaga_try.html

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Fellow Consulting Delivers CRM Gadget 2 Go, The Offline Client For Oracle CRM On Demand, Now For Android

Fellow Consulting AG, leading CRM solution provider and first Accelerate Partner for CRM On Demand in Germany, today announced that the CRM On Demand offline client CRM Gadget 2 Go is now also available for Android.

CRM Gadget 2 Go is an offline client for Oracle CRM On Demand that allows usage of CRM data online, mobile and offline. As a result, users can access all their CRM information while travelling or in customer meetings, and can also maintain CRM data offline and synchronize it with Oracle CRM On Demand when they are back online again. It enables the quick and easy input of data from customer meetings, sales and service operations, regardless of whether they are online or offline.

Now CRM Gadget 2 Go is also available as Android, IPhone and IPad App. It supports a wide range of devices and operating systems, from Windows over Mac and Linux to WeTab, Galaxy Tab and last but not least iPhone and iPad. This enables companies to have their mobile users connected on each device.

Latest features of CRM Gadget 2 Go include for example capturing of customer signatures on touchscreen or signature pad, integration of barcode scanner, and many more.

Increase your sales effectiveness, combine the cost advantages of a Software-as-a-Service (Saas) application with the availability for mobile and offline usage, and maximize your return on investment.

For more information, please visit http://www.crm-gadget.com.

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Intranet Connections Software Adds Power and Creativity with Application Builder

Intranet Connections has announced the latest release of their social intranet software. Intranet Connections v11 builds on employee participation and engagement via your intranet by giving users the power to embrace and share company culture with innovative tools that are out of the box.

“Our intranet software helps to connect employees by information and knowledge sharing, online collaboration and the enhancement of your company culture,” says Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections. “We added dynamic tools such as our new Application Builder, allowing you to easily create any type of application you need for your intranet. We want to provide tools that help improve your business, through your employees and the intranet.”

Application Builder gives you the power to be creative when building applications. You have complete control over input forms, fields, and layout screens. Intranet Connections has harnessed AJAX drag and drop, creating an easy to use and dynamic application-building experience, with collaborative social elements such as employee tagging, comments, ratings and widgets.

This release also offers several new interactive widgets that engage with employees, including quick polls to measure employee opinions; a weather widget; widgets that cycle content such as snippets of customer feedback, tip of the day, or inspirational quotes; upcoming birthdays and anniversaries; and features employees with their photo, what they do in the company, and how to reach them or launch an intranet live chat.

Intranet Connections v11 offers extensive theme options along with fixed width layouts to provide modern intranet designs that are out of the box. With their easy to use theme builder, you can build themes that incorporate your company brand, which fosters culture because employees recognize the importance of your brand in the workplace.

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Interact Intranet With a New Collaboration Feature – Interact Answers

Interact, a leading supplier in intelligent intranet software, today announced the release of Interact Answers – an innovative and unique new crowd-sourcing feature which drives productivity by allowing users to post questions on the intranet and receiveaccurate solutions, using Interact Intranet’s intelligence store andthe knowledge of other users.

The easy-to-usefeature is available in the core system of Interact Intranet version 4.8. Once auser posts aquestion on the intranet,Interact Answers will attempt to provide a solution to the question.It firstly uses itsintelligent capabilities tosupply information that it thinks will answer the question, then Interact Answers will recommend colleagues with in the company it believes can help with the question. These‘experts’ are notified of the question and the question is then open for all employees to answer.

Interact Answersdrives internal collaboration as all employeesbegin to collaborate to answer the question successfully and it unlocks knowledge in the company. Interact Answersprevents relying on internalemails to ask questions, where the answers can be quickly lost and the right answer is not guaranteed. Productivity is boosted as less time is spent searching for answers and it also allows staff to ask an open question to the company if they are not sure who to direct the question to.

Simon Dance, Product Manager comments:

“Interact Answers is an intelligent collaboration feature that grows the more it is used. As users begin to answer questions, a knowledge store is created so vital company information can’t be lost and can be easily searched for.

“What makes this feature unique is that Interact Answers intelligently suggests solutions to the questions asked, using the information already contained within the intranet. It then goes one step further by recommending an expert within the company it believes can help you with that answer.”

See Interact Answers in action in this interactive video.

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Interact Announces Entry Into Rackspace Partner Network

Interact, a leading supplier in intelligent intranet software, today announced they have entered into an agreement to join the Rackspace Partner Programme with Rackspace® Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry.

This agreement will enable Interact to provide its customers with a fast and reliable secure intranet solution hosted by Rackspace. The use of hosted software has become a sensible option for many businesses and offers a great alternative to a network based application. Hosting enables access to the intranet anywhere / anytime via a web browser which enhances collaboration opportunities for distributed or remote users. It also reduces pressure on limited in-house IT resources as there is no software to deploy or servers to maintain.

Interact Intranet is an easy to use, collaborative turnkey solution trusted by over 250,000 users. It is an intelligent intranet solution that learns as people use it, adapts and automatically connects relevant information to people. Powerful enterprise networking tools actively promote internal communication, collaboration, idea sharing and cross-organisation participation. It is modular in its architecture allowing organisations to add the components, resources, and services that are required as the business evolves and grows.

Scott Hitchins, Global Partner Manager at Interact, believes that hosted solutions are increasingly popular today for their ability to offer enterprise level system functionality with the advantages of zero maintenance overhead or initial capital outlay. “The financial investment and overhead of owning and maintaining servers and software applications in-house can be substantial. Rackspace hosting services will deliver a powerful and cost-effective intranet solution for our customers with rapid deployment and unparalleled scalability and flexibility in a secure environment. Rackspace offer a 100% network and infrastructure uptime guarantee which will ensure that Interact is always accessible”

Since 2001 Rackspace has been hosting and supporting mission critical websites, internet applications, email servers, security and storage services for 6,000 customers in the UK . Andrew Bartlam, Head of Channel at Rackspace said, “We’re very pleased that Interact have joined our Partner Network and we look forward to working together in the future”.

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Vancouver Intranet Software Company Gives Back Using Social Media

Intranet Connections (www.intranetconnections.com), provider of the popular intranet CMS software, turned to Social Media tools to organize and run a charity campaign in conjunction with the recent holiday season. During the month of December, CEO Carolyn Douglas and Online Marketing Manager Rachel Lai connected with Intranet Connections clients over Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook with an offer to donate $100.00 to a charity of their choice.

“Intranet Connections would not be the company that it is today without the feedback and input from our clients. We wanted to recognize their efforts and support the causes that are important to them over the holidays,” reported Carolyn Douglas. “By using social media, we hoped to introduce clients to new ways that they can connect with us and build community with our other intranet software users.”

The aim of the ‘Give Back’ campaign was to contribute to a cause that customers are passionate about in an easy, no strings attached way. There was a great response to the campaign and donations were made to charities ranging from a local animal rescue shelter in Nova Scotia, Canada to large national charities such as the American Cancer Society. This was the second year in a row where Intranet Connections has run this campaign over the holiday season.

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MindMeister Collaborative Mind Maps Now Available on Interact Intranet

Interact, a leading supplier in intelligent intranet software and MindMeister, providers of on-line mind mapping software, are pleased to announce a strategic technology partnership. The agreement allows the two companies to combine their industry leading software solutions.

MindMeister is the market leading and multiple award-winning web-based collaboration solution that uses proven mind mapping concepts to facilitate multi-user planning, brainstorming, and project management sessions all from within a standard web browser.

Interact Intranet is an easy to use, collaborative turnkey solution trusted by over 250,000 users. It is an intelligent intranet solution that learns as people use it, adapts and automatically connects relevant information to people. Powerful enterprise networking tools actively promote internal communication, collaboration, idea sharing and cross-organisation participation. It is modular in its architecture allowing organisations to add the components, resources, and services that are required as the business evolves and grows.

As a result of the new integration, Interact Intranet users will be able to access the MindMeister mind maps via the intranet to brainstorm or plan new projects. They will be able to simultaneously work with colleagues on the same map and see changes as they happen within the intuitive and familiar intranet interface.

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Intranet Connections Software Brings Simplicity to Intranet Administration

Intranet Connections has released the newest version of its intranet 2.0 CMS platform with the aims of reducing administration overhead for intranet managers and simplifying the design of site navigation. Intranet Connections version 10.5 targets small to medium size businesses wishing to have SharePoint-like functionality, but without the price tag or management overhead.

Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections, “Our focus is on ease-of-use and providing SMB’s with an out-of-the-box intranet that they can implement themselves. Version 10.5 provides intranet administrators with a simple solution that is easy to install, implement and manage on an ongoing basis, without the need for custom development.”

A key enhancement in the new release is the addition of a revised menu builder that features a drag and drop interface to manage site navigation. The redesigned interface allows administrators to add a horizontal menu to their site, create drop down menus, add menu headers and relocate menu items from the left main to the site header directly through the site interface. The new menu builder provides more flexibility to intranet managers wishing to customize their information architecture in a simple manner.

This latest release also builds on the popular tagging feature with the addition of a new content tag management interface. The robust tag administration area simplifies routine tag management tasks such as creating tag groups, moving tags between groups and finding tags with dynamically filtered search results. Admins can pre-populate and organize commonly used tags so that end users can easily tag and find relevant content.

Also included among the other features of v10.5 are an upgrade of the HTML editor to improve accuracy when composing complex document layouts or pasting from Word, an extranet friendly security model to simplify user-rights administration on intranet/extranet implementations and a new Multiple File Upload tool for improved ease-of-use, stability and performance.

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BC Place Facilitates Internal Communication with Intranet Connections During Post-Olympic Construction

Intranet Connections (www.intranetconnections.com) is pleased to announce the intranet launch for BC Place, the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. BC Place launched their Intranet Connections Intranet 2.0 CMS Software in July with goals of improving corporate communication, increasing employee involvement, and enhancing information sharing within the organization.

After the 2010 Winter Games, BC Place was scheduled major construction to revitalize and modernize the facilities, including the largest retractable roof of its kind in the world. When the Administration team at BC Place learned that half of all full-time staff would be moving to temporary offices at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the other half would remain at BC Place, they immediately became aware that a corporate communication tool was needed to unify the two locations. The IT team spearheaded the project, identifying an intranet site as the best means to facilitate internal communication and provide a central repository for staff information.

In evaluating intranet solutions, BC Place knew they wanted to find a turnkey product that did not require any programming or custom development in order to get their site up and running.

“We ultimately selected Intranet Connections as an intranet solution because it was out-of the box and it required minimal administration overhead. Intranet Connections also came highly recommended, was proven in the market place and was developed by a Canadian company. We really liked the fact that Intranet Connections was a local organization.” says Winnie Mok, Information Services Manager at BC Place.

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Brother Canada Engaging Employees with Intranet Connections Social CMS Intranet

Intranet Connections (www.intranetconnections.com) provider of the popular intranet 2.0 CMS software announces its flagship intranet software has been chosen by Brother Canada to help the company streamline business processes, increase employee productivity and enhance engagement and collaboration. Brother Canada will launch their new intranet with employees across the country this month.

Brother Canada, a branch of the 5 billion dollar company Brother Industries, Ltd offers a wide range of business machines and home appliances known for their affordability, reliability, ease of use, and versatility. These qualities are the cornerstones of Brother Canada’s success and the company felt that their intranet solution should embody these characteristics. Brother also wanted to find an intranet 2.0 communication platform that would allow them to establish a dialogue and encourage employees to participate within the organization. They did not want an intranet that would simply remain an archive of data and be driven from the top-down.

In searching for a new intranet solution, Brother Canada looked at a custom-built solution, open source software and Intranet Connections Intranet 2.0 Software. They focused on Intranet Connections after ruling out a custom solution as too expensive and time-intensive to set up.

“Intranet Connections suited us perfectly. It was an affordable and turnkey intranet solution that allowed us to be up and running with an intranet in a short amount of time. Value for the money combined with out-of-the-box collaborative tools contributed to our purchase decision.” says Vital Adam, Brother Canada’s Public Relations Officer.

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Innovative Blog Series Explores a Day in the Life of an Intranet

Intranet Connections, provider of the popular intranet 2.0 CMS software, decided to launch a blog series focusing on “A Day in the Life of an Intranet” that follows a number of employees in how they interact with their company intranet. The series is designed to help answer how the intranet can facilitate collaboration and was published in conjunction with the latest release of Intranet Connections v10.

Innovative Blog Series Explores a Day in the Life of an Intranet

Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections: “Our goal for the Intranet Connections blog is to provide insight and ideas into how intranet managers can maximize return on investment for their intranet implementations. The cornerstone to the success of our intranet software is the KISS principle, and we like to show the value and benefit of what you can do with the tools available.”

The blog series explores how various employees at the fictional company, West Coast Savings Credit Union, interact with their intranet The Buzz. The series, written in a short story format, is a refreshing and unusual perspective on the interaction between employees and the intranet during the course of a regular day at the office. Each post features an employee at a particular time slot in their day and describes how they use the intranet to assist them in their job duties and communicating with co-workers. Based on feedback and ideas from their client base, the Intranet Connections blog series aims to give other intranet administrators insight into how their users could potentially interact with the intranet and offers ideas on encouraging site usage, enhancing collaboration, and building community.

You can read the Intranet Connections blog series “A Day in the Life of an Intranet” at http://blogs.intranetconnections.com.

Intranet Connections Intranet 2.0 Software is out-of-the-box intranet software that combines core tools, intranet tasks and employee collaboration in an easy to use and turnkey environment. More than 1300 organizations world-wide have chosen Intranet Connections as their intranet software provider and the company has a strong vertical within financial and health sectors.

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Intranet Connections Software Drives the Intranet Forward with Collaborative Tools

Intranet Connections has announced the latest release of their intranet 2.0 CMS platform. Intranet Connections version 10 drives the concepts of a collaborative intranet forward by combining the core tools that streamlines business processes with the social collaborative features that encourage employees to connect through the intranet.

Intranet Connections Software Drives the Intranet Forward with Collaborative Tools

Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections, “Our focus is to bring a turnkey intranet to SME’s who do not have the resources to manage and build an intranet with a CMS like SharePoint. We provide a user experience that makes it easy from installation to implementation to on-going maintenance. Version 10 is all about showing how simple it can be for an administrator to manage the software, and for the end-users to interact and engage with their intranet.”

A key collaboration tool is the addition of an intranet chat client. As simple to use as Facebook chat, employees can tap the knowledge of anyone on the intranet. Chat widgets can be created for the intranet home page or department hubs to focus chat opportunities with company support techs, for example, or department reps. The new Employee Hub allows users to centralize and personalize their intranet experience and to interact and connect with the intranet. The hub provides an easy tool for employees to create a widget dashboard that pulls key information relating to their tasks and content throughout the site.

This latest release touches on automated processes that simplify the submission process of online forms within their popular e-Form Builder tool. E-Form Builder allows users to create electronic forms with a point and click interface and offers a robust search and reporting utility on form responses. A highly interactive multi-stage approval workflow process provides depth in functionality but keeps the user experience simple and intuitive on the front end.

Other v10 features include HTML web docs, community sites for departments and project teams, a new Site Designer role, and the ability to generate RSS feeds to consume intranet content through various channels, such as presenting Job Postings from the intranet to your public web site through an RSS feed.

Intranet Connections Intranet 2.0 Software is out-of-the-box intranet software that combines core tools, intranet tasks and employee collaboration in an easy to use and turnkey environment. More than 1300 organizations world-wide have chosen Intranet Connections as their intranet software provider and the company has a strong vertical within financial and health sectors.

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Automated ‘Enhanced Printing’ Feature in Datacraft’s Industry-Leading Digital Kanban SAAS Solution

Datacraft Solutions, Inc., the industry leader in demand driven supply chain collaboration solutions, announced today that it has released a new “Enhanced Printing” feature to its web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for inventory replenishment and order management. This new feature is built into the “Signum” product suite and provides Datacraft customers with added flexibility, ease of use and configurability in further automating printing functions related to inventory flow through the supply chain.

Automated 'Enhanced Printing' Feature in Datacraft's Industry-Leading Digital Kanban SAAS Solution

“Enhanced printing” in Signum provides users with the ability to manage printers on the local area network and selectively associate them with individual user profiles. Productivity enhancements include: one-click Receiving Card printing; multiple-copy Receiving Card print options; unique Production Card template assignment at the card-set level; and reprint capabilities for Receiving Cards and “spike” cards.

“We are proud to work with the world’s premiere lean leaders to advance and sustain business practices that generate outstanding financial returns,” said Stephen Parker, CEO of Datacraft. “We are constantly at work refining and improving our world-class collaborative replenishment network solution. This new addition to Signum is customer-driven and will deliver even further productivity gains to our customers’ plants.”

Through Datacraft’s Software-as-a-Service offering, internal consumption of inventory is optimized and communicated in real-time throughout the supply chain. Signum is an automated digital supply chain technology that reduces inventory levels, increases productivity, continually improves process flow and provides realtime, visual and collaborative communication in the supply chain. Signum is delivered securely over the Internet without the need to install and maintain complex, expensive IT hardware and software infrastructure.

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Enterprise Meets Social Intranet

Intranet Connections, a seasoned player in the Intranet Software market out of Vancouver, Canada is bringing core enterprise tools and social engagement together into one package. After a rebrand and announcement of their latest product release, their focus is on small to medium size businesses wishing to have SharePoint-like features, but without the price tag or management overhead.

Enterprise Meets Social Intranet

Intranet Connections is completely out-of-the-box and can be deployed within the local network or externally on a third party host. Their feature list includes Document Management, an interactive e-Form Builder, Support Desk Ticketing capabilities, an Employee Training module, and an array of other online business tools that is centered on enhancing employee productivity. Like SharePoint, they offer single sign-on with Active Directory, providing a quick and easy implementation of multiple domains, user / group synchronization and manager relationships.

What makes Intranet Connections unique is that they have combined the enterprise intranet with social intranet 2.0 in a simple to use format. The social aspect offers applications to facilitate social media, employee engagement, collaboration and conversation, without a complicated interface. Although their philosophy is open collaboration and participation by employees, flexible security structures allows for administrators to determine who can do what. Social tools can be stepped out gradually, and robust content approval provides the flexibility to deploy collaborative functionality in more conservative workplaces.

With out-of-the-box deployment simplicity and brand name clients like Nintendo Canada, NASA Langley Research Center, American Furniture Warehouse, Golfsmith International and 15 Mayo Clinics across the United States, Intranet Connections is a major player in the enterprise social intranet market.

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TBM Consulting to be an Authorized Implementation Partner and Reseller of Lean Manufacturing Digital Kanban System

Datacraft Solutions, creator of the industry’s first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) digital Kanban system, announced today that TBM Consulting Group has become an authorized implementation partner and reseller of its Lean Manufacturing Digital Kanban Solution. Datacraft technology cost-effectively streamlines the supply chain replenishment process with a web-based SaaS solution. Datacraft Solutions provides immediate visibility to manufacturers’ supply chains, leveraging technology to better manage inventories, improve inventory turns, reduce lead times, enhance ERP transaction accuracy, and build effective partnerships with key customers and suppliers.

Datacraft selected TBM Consulting Group, the global leader in Lean Sigma consulting, as its authorized implementation partner because of its extensive experience and proven results in helping companies leverage lean processes throughout the value chain. Datacraft CEO and Chairman, Stephen Parker stated, “We are pleased to join ranks with TBM, a long-time thought leader and implementation expert in the lean manufacturing community. Our ability to rapidly turn idle assets into cash, combined with TBM’s world-class expertise in development and execution of lean strategies, will give manufacturers the competitive edge they need to thrive in this economy.”

TBM works with its clients to develop lean value chains where customer demand drives supply chain replenishment—creating a pull effect f r o m customers back to the distribution center, factory and suppliers. They help clients to develop collaborative relationships with suppliers and customers that smooth the flow of products through the value chain helping to improve quality, reduce inventory and delight customers.

TBM will lead its clients’ implementation of Datacraft Solutions’ digital Kanban system, seamlessly integrated with internal production planning and accounting systems, and delivered through a secure Internet gateway, eliminating the need to install and maintain a complex IT solution. Compared to typically complex, expensive, and time-intensive automation software implementations, TBM will deploy the Datacraft system in weeks, with no need for extensive training regimens or on-going internal support. The digital Kanban system allows clients to access and utilize powerful lean benefits immediately for a low, predictable monthly fee. Services are scalable so manufacturers can design an appropriate digital Kanban solution to meet customer, internal and supplier needs.

TBM, a global LeanSigma consulting firm, will resell Datacraft products and provide resources for global implementation in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. This partnership is a significant development in the supply chain industry, as TBM and Datacraft are market leaders in the services they provide to the manufacturing industry.

TBM managing director for lean value chain, Ken Koenemann, endorsed the partnership adding, “As companies extend lean beyond their four walls, they immediately realize the need for better visibility f r o m customer demand back through the supply chain. This requires open information sharing, visible performance metrics and clearly-defined expectations. We believe our approach, combined with the powerful simplicity of Datacraft’s eKanban system, will help drive effective demand-driven replenishment and better support our clients’ needs for managing inventory and meeting customer delivery requirements.”

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Intranet Communication Key in Distinguished Accreditation Program Honor

Schaumburg Park District, a user of Intranet Connections Intranet 2.0 Software, was recently honored by The Illinois Association of Park Districts and The Illinois Parks and Recreation Association. Schaumburg received praise for their intranet that facilitates employee communication and provides important district information to front line staff that directly correlates with improved customer service.

The goal of the Illinois Distinguished Accreditation program is to recognize the agencies that deliver recreational services to improve the quality of life for Illinois residents. The Accreditation program is a voluntary, comprehensive evaluation that reviews a district’s observance of best practices within the profession and compliance to Illinois laws governing park district administration.

Schaumburg Park District was recognized for excellence in sound business practices, programs, public accountability and quality facilities. In addition to their intranet, Schaumburg was honored for their Facility Preventative Maintenance and Asset Management Program, and the “Green Light” environmental programs and policies that promote district-wide energy efficiency and sound environmental practices.

Schaumburg Park Board President, George Longmeyer, commented that “The District’s commissioners and staff are very proud of this achievement, and the employees are to be congratulated for their dedication to the highest standards of the profession and commitment to community.”

The distinguished park and recreation accreditation program began in 1993 with recognition of three park districts and since that time more than 40 of Illinois’ 400+ park districts have been accredited.

Intranet Connections Intranet 2.0 Software is a feature-rich, out-of-the-box intranet solution with content and document management that focuses on ease of use, collaboration and employee ownership. Over 1300 organizations world-wide have chosen Intranet Connections to improve their employee communications, centralize their corporate information, save costs and increase productivity.

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