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$25,000 prize for startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest: Synergy Tech Startup Contest announces an event for innovative companies

Seattle, Washington, 2017-Feb-12 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Synergy Tech Startup Contest for Startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest has been initiated and applications are open from February 9th. Finals will be held live from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM on April 5, 2017, in SURF Incubator, 999 Third Ave Suite 700, Seattle. The contest is designed to offer a unique Synergy experience: the winner will receive $25,000 in software development services to take their project to the next level. Additional prizes will also be offered by legal and technology sponsors in support of emerging companies. The application form, details about the judges, the agenda, and other information can be found here: http://synergycontest.com/.

The event has been created for tech startups by tech specialists. This is our way of supporting and rewarding groundbreaking technical startup businesses from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest, as well as promoting the benefits of global collaboration and the remote team model.

The entry requirements: the applicant must be a startup from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest with an innovative tech product. The applicant should have a viable business plan that can be accelerated through access to high quality development resources. The applicant must have a mature marketing strategy and have raised initial funding. The applications must be submitted by March 9, 2017 here: http://synergycontest.com/application-form/

“We’re experienced in global collaboration and would like to share all its benefits with emerging businesses from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest,” says Jeff Bianco, president and founder of Dev-Pro.net, co-founder and judge of the Synergy Tech Startup Contest. “We’re inviting applicants to join in, and plan to select six high-potential startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest to compete for the grand prize, which is $25,000 in software development services. We’re committed to supporting the winner in developing their startup with the help of a team of professionals who offer exactly the right set of technical skills to boost their project.”

Our Synergy formula is simple: pitch in front of influential judges and a live audience, become number one, and take your startup to the next level. All finalists will receive valuable feedback from expert judges, one or more additional exclusive prizes provided by partners, and the opportunity to cooperate with one of the contest partners. All eligible applicants from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest will increase the visibility of their products or services by presenting their work on the contest website.

About The Synergy Tech Startup Contest:
The Synergy Tech Startup Contest is a startup pitch competition held in six US cities, where innovative companies with revolutionary solutions have a chance to win valuable prizes and accelerate their product development.

About Dev-Pro.net:
Dev-Pro.net was founded by successful entrepreneur, Jeff Bianco, in September 2011. The long history, vast experience, and in-depth understanding of the technology domain are the foundation of our company’s success in servicing technology companies and digital agencies.

Contact-Details:

Ievgeniia Prytula
Email: info@synergycontest.com
Phone: 1-310-362-0206

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Web & Mobile Accelerator program seeks startups that can make use of AI, blockchain technology and sensors

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Amsterdam, NL, 05-Dec-2016 — /EPR Software News/ — Rockstart, the world’s greatest startup machine, announces applications are open for the 6th Web & Mobile Accelerator program. The program begins on March 1, 2017 and lasts for 150 days. Rockstart supports entrepreneurs with a strong purpose by connecting them with the brightest minds in the industry, including experienced mentors, successful founders, and investors.

Program Director Rutger van Waveren remarks, “When considering founders for the Accelerator, we look for a great team with a well built product that focuses on a problem worth solving. In particular, this year we’re looking for startups who are working to solve big problems under the banner of technology that lets us live meaningful lives: sharing economy, new financial services, productivity tools, making education better, and tools that make software development more efficient and accessible. We’re also interested in ideas to enable the company of the future such as tools that make companies more effective and efficient, creating better logistics systems, 3D printing and computer security. Teams should be able to make use of the latest technologies such as AI, blockchain technology and sensors.”

WEB & MOBILE ALUMNI
Rockstart Web & Mobile startups like 3D Hubs, Peerby, Wercker, Deskbookers and many more have created successful businesses across a variety of B2C and B2B categories. 2016 graduates include Otly!, a bank for kids and their parents and winner of the UberPitch award, which led to funding by Uber. TIQ, a time-tracking solution for the enterprise, won the Exact Software Emerging App of the Year award and was mentioned by the Financieele Dagblad and Lawyer magazine as one of the best startups in the area of legal tech. Surance helps people get more out of their savings by making professional asset management easy and accessible for everybody. Two leading financial institutions have chosen Surance as their exclusive provider for robo-advice technology. To learn more about all the alumni of the Web & Mobile program, please check our website.

HOW TO APPLY
Rockstart’s 2017 Web & Mobile Accelerator will be accepting applications until January 15, 2017 and the program begins March 1, 2017 in the center of Amsterdam. For more information, please take a look at our stats.

Apply now!

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Pipemetrics taps into the emerging market trend for higher quality Windows software

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 25, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Overwhelmingly positive user response confirms strong demand for well-crafted Windows software.

 

Pipemetrics (http://www.pipemetrics.com) marked the first year on the market of its flagship product Bvckup 2 (http://bvckup2.com/) by announcing that an analysis of user engagement data shows substantial and growing demand from Windows users for higher quality standards.

Windows has been traditionally associated with software that focused on the technical elements first and the user experience second.

Founded in 2012, Pipemetrics was set up with an altogether different take on Windows software. By marrying industrial system engineering with nuanced visual and interactive design, the company develops software that is as lean and powerful as it is beautiful.

This month marks the first anniversary of the release of Bvckup 2 – the first embodiment of company’s design principles. A simple, single-purpose, yet sophisticated and performant local backup software for Windows.

“When we launched Bvckup 2 we wondered whether our high-end engineering philosophy would be accepted by users,” explained company’s founder, Alexandre Pankratov. “After all it’s not uncommon for Windows software to compete on how many things a product does rather on how well it does them. After the release, we were very pleased with the positive reviews in the media, but what completely caught us off guard was the avalanche of compliments received from actual users.”

Conceived for professional, enterprise and advanced home users, the functional power of Bvckup 2 is harnessed through a precise and intuitive interface to deliver a robust user experience.

“This overwhelmingly positive reaction shows that a growing number of Windows users recognize and look for software polish as a feature in its own right. Windows users’ expectations are changing; simply having lots of options is no longer enough.”

Sample of user feedback*
“Bvckup 2 is one of the best pieces of software I’ve used in the last 35 years. Does what you said; solves my problem; Fast.” Michael Fuller

“A truly beautiful, precise and well-executed piece of software.” Riyad Kalla

“Simple, minimalistic, yet so powerful.” Ivan Kolevski

Product information:
Bvckup 2 (pronounced “Backup 2”) is a mirroring data backup software for Windows. Select a pair of directories and the app will make sure that one stays an exact copy of the other. It is light, uncomplicated and includes a comprehensive array of supporting features. It is also incredibly fast.

Company information:
Pipemetrics SA is a Swiss company founded by Alexandre Pankratov, formerly of the Hamachi VPN project, acquired by LogMeIn after growing to 3 million users in 18 months. The company draws extensively from his experience combining advanced engineering and interface design to produce simpler software for complex tasks.

*Quotes used with permission.

Contact-Details:
David Akwue-Terraz
Pipemetrics SA
38, rue de Petite Chene
1003, Lausanne
Switzerland

Tel: +41 21 588 05 58
Email: press@pipemetrics.com
Website: pipemetrics.com/press

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Marlton-based eMaint Doubles Revenue and Triples Staff since 2010

During a time when other companies are laying off and retrenching, South Jersey based eMaint Enterprises, a technology leader in delivering cloud based CMMS software and services, today announced significant revenue and staff growth over the past three years.

Revenues at eMaint grew 45 percent in 2012 over previous year, and a cumulative 167 percent since 2010. “Our customers, which run the gamut from family run farms to multinational corporations, are experiencing economic challenges just like everyone else,” said eMaint CEO Brian Samelson. “That means, more than ever, they need partners that save them time and money. eMaint has proven it can do that, and customers have rewarded us with their business and referrals.”

To support this explosive revenue growth, the company has kept pace by aggressively growing the size of staff, which has increased threefold in the past three years. In 2013 alone eMaint has hired 15 new employees, the majority of whom are recent college graduates. There are many good reasons to have a constant flow of new college graduates joining the company. “We are always looking for employees that have a high energy level, bring new ideas to the table, and are open to a culture of rapid change as our business continually adapts to meet the needs of our customers.” said Jon Hollander, eMaint’s Executive Vice President of Operations.

eMaint’s flagship product is X3, a cloud based Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). X3 is supported by a full range of services – from implementation to training in advanced applications such as predictive maintenance and integration with third party applications to work order management and tracking. Its “Software as a Service” (SaaS) model emphasizes a high degree of configuration and flexible pricing models geared to the needs of all business sizes. Support for mobile devices has made the application even more accessible to a workforce of technicians who are no longer required to be in an office or at a computer to access the system. Its customer base now surpasses 18,000 users from approximately 3,500 customer sites. eMaint also enjoys a high customer retention rate of 96%.

In 2012, eMaint was named South Jersey’s fifth fastest growing private company by the Philadelphia Business Journal, received the BOSS (Best of SaaS Software) award from THINK strategies and was included in the “Philly 100” honor roll of fastest growing privately held companies by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia.

“It’s not often for a company that’s been around as long as we have to see the level of growth over the past few years that we have experienced,” said Samelson, who founded eMaint. “Our key to success is simple: We listen and respond to customer needs. When we say, ‘your success is our mission,’ it’s not just a slogan.”

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Growth Drives AgreeYa to Move Its Global Headquarters

AgreeYa Solutions today moved its Global Headquarters to their new office building in Folsom, CA. In response to the strong growth that AgreeYa has witnessed in past few years, the Folsom, CA based technology solutions, and staffing services company has outgrown its current premises.

The new location is based on the 605 Coolidge Drive, Folsom, CA. AgreeYa will continue to provide technology solutions and staffing services for existing and new customers. The new building houses advanced technology, multiple forms of audio and video communications, provides infrastructure and services that promotes teamwork and synergy across all and offers excellent transportation links. The new office with over 23,000 sq feet is more than double in size from previous office based on the Woodmere Road, Folsom, CA.

Commenting on the move, Ajay Kaul, Managing Partner of AgreeYa said, “This is an exciting time for AgreeYa. Our existing HQ facility had little room for expansion. We are delighted to have acquired the new facility as this move will support our plans for scaling up our operations and for upcoming growth into 2013 and beyond.”

Ajay added “Our business has shown strong growth in the past few years underpinned by our passion to achieve success together with our customers. With recent success of our Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Social Collaboration solution – SocialXtend, our move to larger premise reflects a confidence in our ability to continue to grow and provide high quality software, solutions, and staffing services to our customers.”

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3DPageFlip.com Announces New Upgrade Of Fantastic 3D Flip Book Maker

3D Page Flip Professional’s latest upgrade comes with a number of enhancements. Users will now be able to insert text to flipbook pages with different font styles and effects. Also included in this update is the support to add multiple images and even .SWF’s as new pages in the flipbook.

This software allows users to publish their own 3D flipbook pages into several formats including .html, .zip, .exe, .3DP, Epub, iPhone, and Android. The flipping book created with 3D Page Flip Professional can be viewed both online and offline, and is available for both Windows and Mac users.

3D Page Flip Software features enhancements such as increased editing functions. Users will be able to create 360 degree spinning objects and will also be able to embed flash and 3D videos into their pages. This update includes 28 font background filling effects, 12 different font effects, and two new templates for flipbook design. The update also includes a handful of coding corrections that will make the product easier to use.

The program allows users to set the 3D reading angle through 360 degrees and also lets users create “pop up” objects such as 3D spinning products and a 3D image sphere. These 3D effects add a whole new dimension to reading an e-book on a number of platforms. 3D flip book maker has several new features which allow eBook creators to design their own book title, create flash buttons, and also include an option to “auto-flip” pages at set intervals. The product’s rendering engines help to avoid paged distortions common to some .pdf files when converted to eBook format.

3D Page Flip Professional is also capable of being used for both SEO and Google Analytics purposes. Ebooks created through the 3D flipbook software can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and other major social networking sites for more exposure. Users can also embed links in their eBook by adding a page index into their URL so that readers no longer need to sift through pages of information to find what they want.

The program can be used for publishing in a number of mediums. The technology used by 3DPageFlip.com can be seen in digital newspapers, online brochures, e-zines, and eBooks. Each of their programs, including 3D Page Flip Professional, are simple to use and include customer service for questions that have particularly difficult answers. Their immediate aim is to help their customers create the most realistic 3D flipbooks with as little hassle as possible.

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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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SalesFUSION Announces Acceptance Into Microsoft Platform Ready Program For Dynamics CRM

SalesFUSION™, the maker of SalesFUSION 360, an integrated sales and marketing demand generation platform, today announced it has been approved and accepted into Microsoft’s Platform Ready Program for Dynamics CRM.

Microsoft implemented the Platform Ready program for ISV’s and Partners in the Dynamics ecosystem to help launch their new Dynamics Marketplace. SalesFUSION was an early adopter of the PinPoint program, which is a pre-cursor to the Dynamics Marketplace, which coincides with the release of Dynamics 2011. The purpose of the platform ready program is to ensure to potential and existing Dynamics CRM users, that ancillary solutions that they purchase to integrate to Dynamics CRM have completed rigorous testing and validation for compatibility, security and more.

SalesFUSION applied and tested against the MPR program in December and was accepted into the program as of 12/22/2010. Said Kevin Miller, EVP Marketing and Sales for SalesFUSION; “We are extremely pleased with the direction being taken by Microsoft with their ISV ecosystem. Programs such as MPR and the Dynamics Marketplace offer ISV’s such as SalesFUSION a tremendous opportunity to grow our business and expand our Microsoft CRM practice. It also ensures to the dynamics user, that they are working with the highest quality vendors who have committed development resources and support great products integrating to Dynamics”.

SalesFUSION is a leading SaaS-based marketing automation platform that has been built from the ground up to help CRM users integrate their marketing and sales activities and create a true lead to sales model for managing their business, revenue and lead flow. SalesFUSION’s focus has been on integrating marketing processes and vital marketing/lead data directly into CRM to enhance the lead to sales process and create operational efficiencies.

“We have been much focused as a company in our development and sales efforts with respect to Microsoft Dynamics for the last 2 years. In this time, we have continued to wow our Microsoft customers with the ease of integration and depth of functionality we offer at a very competitive price. In a way, this MPR program is a further validation that SalesFUSION is a leader in the Dynamics CRM ISV space”: Said Miller.

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Frankfurt Partners Publish its Newest SaaS Valuation and Metric Research Report

Business Consulting firm Frankfurt Partners (www.frankfurtpartners.com) released the third edition of its biannual Software as a Service (SaaS) Valuation and Metric Report. SaaS remains a relatively new business model but it has a great potential for growth. As of 2010, it is estimated to have reached less than 20% of its potential market.

The largest proportion of SaaS customers so far are SMEs and medium-sized companies with relatively little break-through into the enterprise market. However, the level of adoption by enterprises is starting to increase rabidly. By the end of 2010, 80% of U.S. organizations will use at least one SaaS-delivered application for business use.

“The M&A Activities have picked up in the last 12 month as a array of companies are seeking to capitalize on the rising demand for SaaS solutions and trying to position themselves as a strategic player in the SaaS market”, says Rene Meister. “Given the attractive characteristics of SaaS companies from a financial perspective (i.e. strong growth, revenue visibility), it is not surprising that M&A activity for SaaS vendors has been strong.”

This report includes extensive benchmarking data about the SaaS Market. It is an invaluable resource for metrics and benchmarks for running a business based on the SaaS business model.

Reports key findings:
•Although many more companies are entering the SaaS market, most of these are providing SaaS as an extension to their existing product line.
•With a total asset value of $2,460 million stated in its end 2009 balance sheet, Salesforce is more than three times the size of its nearest rival.
•SaaS providers require around 50-70% more capital than traditional software companies before they achieve a positive cash flow.
•Pure play SaaS providers are the most valuable out of 23 categories of software companies.
•Mergers and acquisition valuations have generally fallen from an average of 6.2 times revenue in 2007 to 5.3 times in 2010. Overall Deal sizes have been fallen too.
•Successful pure play SaaS providers such as Netsuite and Salesforce.com are valued much higher then companies that still have traditional business models.

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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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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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Datacraft Solutions, Inc. Hires New President, Brian Gullette

Datacraft Solutions, Inc., announced on Friday that is has hired Brian Gullette as President, reporting to Stephen Parker, CEO. As President, Gullette will be responsible for business and corporate development, including direct and channel sales, marketing, and strategic partnerships and alliances.

Gullette is an accomplished sales and marketing executive and technology entrepreneur, having founded and managed several online marketing and business intelligence software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies. He has built successful sales and marketing organizations targeting top executives in a range of vertical markets, from real estate development to durable goods manufacturers to advertising and marketing agencies.

“We are excited to have Brian join the team here at Datacraft Solutions,” remarked Stephen Parker, CEO. “The strong sales discipline and analytical depth he adds to our bench will serve us well as we continue our push to deliver the best ROI in the industry for automated inventory replenishment solutions.”

Gullette comes to Datacraft Solutions from Connexion Technologies, the country’s largest private fiber-optic infrastructure development company, where he was National Vice President of Business Development.

“I was very impressed by the quality of the Datacraft team and technology, and I’m glad to be joining a team so committed to focused execution and customer satisfaction,” Gullette said. “What impresses me most is the instant impact our customers are realizing on inventory costs and supplier performance. Datacraft Solutions can help even market leaders quickly improve their cash position and build sustainable competitive advantage. In this economy, that is very compelling.”

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Datacraft Solutions Taps Alphamindz To Be An Authorized Implementation Partner And Reseller Of Lean Manufacturing Digital Kanban System In South Asia

Datacraft Solutions, creator of the industry’s first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) digital Kanban system, announced today that Alphamindz, a global lean consulting firm headquartered in Goa, India 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 Alphamindz, a global leader in Lean consulting, as its authorized implementation partner in the Indian and South Asian markets 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 have Alphamindz as a channel sales partner, as we expand our products and services to the Indian market. Our ability to rapidly turn idle assets into cash, combined with Alphamindz’ world-class expertise in development and execution of lean strategies, will give South Asian manufacturers the competitive edge they need to thrive in this economy.”

Alphamindz works with its clients to develop lean value chains where customer demand drives supply chain replenishment. 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.

Alphamindz 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, Alphamindz 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.

Alphamindz will resell Datacraft products and provide resources for global implementation in India, China, and South Asia. This partnership is a significant development in the global supply chain industry, as Alphamindz and Datacraft are market leaders in the services they provide to the manufacturing industry.

Alphamindz, CEO, Manu Anand endorsed the partnership stating, “We at Alphamindz are very excited about our partnership with Datacraft Solutions. We are excited to bring best of breed innovation to help the manufacturing industry in the South Asian market lower costs and free up working capital. Alphamindz intends to aggressively promote and implement Datacraft technology in the Indian market and beyond.

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Rack-Soft Announced Today The General Availability Of 4PSA VoipNow 2.0.2, A Unified Communications Software System That Delivers Voice, Video, Presence, Instant Messaging And Faxing Services

Internet Telephony providers and web hosting providers use 4PSA VoipNow to offer feature rich communication services to SMB market.

4PSA VoipNow 2.0.2 introduces various improvements and new features like number portability, Amazon EC2 support, SIP server multi-network, SIP server behind NAT, server generated presence, as well as important performance optimizations. VoipNow can handle a higher number of concurrent calls and more calls per second with fewer resources spent.

“The VoipNow 2.0.2 number portability support is built around an API that allows the system to connect to any national number portability database. Charging the call based on the destination network gains importance as competition in telecom has increased and more customers migrate between providers.”, said Bogdan Carstoiu, Rack-Soft’s CEO.

The new presence capabilities involve the server in keeping track of extensions’ status. VoipNow knows at any time what happens with extensions and is able to publish this information for interested parties. Extensions can also update their own status.

“When deploying VoIP services, the existing infrastructure has a special role in the solution provisioning. VoipNow provides SIP server behind NAT support to reduce costs for on premises installations. Cloud deployments are also important, that’s why VoipNow 2.0.2 fully supports Amazon EC2.”, added Mr. Carstoiu.

4PSA VoipNow can be installed on standalone Linux x86 servers or on virtualized environments based on VMware or Virtuozzo. The product is also available in a free version, limited to ten phone extensions. Prices for the commercial version start from 299USD.

About Rack-Soft
Rack-Soft develops innovative software for servers and Data Centers based on the 4Grid framework. The proprietary 4Grid technology offers the foundation for the next generation, cloud ready service delivery platforms that allow providers to deploy redundant, scalable and easy to manage SaaS infrastructures.

4PSA VoipNow is a complete Unified Communications solution that integrates voice, video, fax, and messaging with hosting services. 4PSA DNS Manager is a DNS control panel that consolidates DNS records in hosting infrastructures, delivering high availability, load balancing and automation. Rack-Soft provides a wide range of solutions for Parallels Plesk that protect servers against threats (viruses, spam, hacking), implement backup and disaster recovery, and simplify SaaS deployments.

Rack-Soft business philosophy is based on an ISO 9001 quality management system certified by TÜV CERT. For more information, please visit www.4psa.com.

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ObjectsOnClouds.org – An Open Source Project Initiative

The ObjectsOnClouds Open Source Project Initiative (ObjectsOnClouds Project) is a worldwide collaborative effort to develop a set of technologies interworking together as a cloud computing platform. The ObjectsOnClouds Cloud Applications Computing Platform (ObjectsOnClouds Platform) consists of a Java-based server component (The Ionosphere Server), IDEs for building cloud applications (Aurora), platform-native desktop cloud application clients (Gravity), as well as AJAX/web-based cloud applications.

Highlights of some of the select features the ObjectsOnClouds Platform are – real-time multi-user collaborative multi-language content editing, version control with instant push notifications upon content changes, fine-grained permission control for secure access to contents, and much more.

The ObjectsOnClouds Platform is also a complete cloud applications development environment. It features many innovative ideas including a free-form “natural” database which abstracts the complexity of traditional relationship databases. This allows even non-technical people to easily create the next generation of cloud applications very quickly and easily.

The Ionosphere Server – Java-based server component
The Ionoshephere Server is a Java EE/GlassFish-based server component that is central to the ObjectsOnClouds Platform. The RESTful-based Web Services API is built-in for fully connected cloud computing with both the platform-native desktop clients and AJAX/web clients. A Web Server API is also included to serve validated HTML pages for deploying dynamic websites that are fully optimized for search engines.

Aurora for Mac and Windows – IDEs for building cloud applications Aurora is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for building cloud applications. As a native application for Mac and Windows, Aurora is designed to take advantage of the platform’s speed and efficiency.

Gravity for Mac, Windows and iPhone – the platform-native clients for cloud applications
Gravity is a technology which allows developers to create platform-native applications – for Mac, Windows and iPhone – all without programming! Cloud developers use Aurora to specify the application elements – menus, windows, content display areas, etc. – and Gravity connects to the cloud to load, assemble and launch the live cloud application as a native platform application. This gives users more choices for cloud computing and even has the potential to make AJAX/web technologies irrelevant.

AJAX/web-based cloud applications IDEs and clients
Advanced AJAX/web programming tools and libraries, web browser-based cloud applications can take advantage of the innovative features that the ObjectsOnClouds Platform has to offer.

Anyone – worldwide – can Join and Participate in this Exciting Project!
The ObjectsOnClouds Project is looking for both professionals and students who have the skills and dedication to open source software development to become involved in creating the next cloud applications platform. Developer membership is free and volunteers can gain worldwide recognition in the forefront of the cloud computing revolution. If you possess skills in project management or have development expertise in Java EE, AJAX, GWT, Mac (including iPhone; using Objective-C and the Cocoa framework) or Windows (using C# and .NET framework), we invite you to become part of this exciting project!

About the ObjectsOnClouds Project
The ObjectsOnClouds Project is an open source initiative to create a set of technologies interworking together as a cloud computing platform. The computing industry is in an exciting revolution moving f r o m desktop-based computing where data are stored on the local computer’s hard drive, to cloud computing where all data and contents are stored on cloud servers. The ObjectsOnClouds Project aims to accelerate this revolution by delivering a complete cloud applications development and computing platform. For more information, please visit the ObjectOnClouds.org website.

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Intelligent web plug-in tracks customer intent in real-time and optimizes delivery of product offers from affiliate networks

EchoCurrent Software, Inc. today announced the availability of the Affiliate Product Optimizer™, a software service to enable web publishers to better optimize product and ad targeting f r o m affiliate networks. This product is free of charge and initially available for new or existing users of the Commission Junction® affiliate network.

Web publishers are increasingly relying on affiliate networks to source products and offers in support of their topic-based web sites, blogs, or online stores. Unlike Google AdSense®, which will automatically match ads to the content of each web page, sites which rely on affiliate networks have lacked the ability to do automated matching of customer interests to products, or have been forced to build custom solutions.

With the introduction of the Affiliate Product Optimizer™, publishers gain the ability to understand their visitors’ interests in real-time and display optimal, personalized product offers f r o m affiliate networks. By truly listening to website visitors’ words and actions, publishers can increase their revenues by showing their customers the most relevant products at just the right time.

The Affiliate Product Optimizer™ goes much further than standard search or page ads by building a unique profile of each web site visitor as they interact with the web site, a“Customer Echo”. The Echo is continually refined over the life of the user session. Rather than using static page content to match offers, the Customer Echo is used to select the most appropriate offers f r o m the affiliate network, specific to each visitor. This provides each visitor with a unique and optimized experience based on their personal browsing interests and exhibited site behaviors.

Initially released with support for the Commission Junction® network, and using the Commission Junction® Web Services, the Affiliate Product Optimizer™ easily plugs into a publisher’s website by adding a pre-generated piece of javascript to the page. In addition, plugins are available for  WordPress and the Joomla content management system, allowing this new capability to be easily added to these popular platforms without touching any code.

The Affiliate Product Optimizer is being initially released free of charge and operates in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Website publishers sign up at echocurrent.com, add the plugin to their web sites, and the EchoCurrentservers handle the rest. EchoCurrent provides tools and reports that make the publishers’ lives easy, tracking, for example, trends in the Customer Echoes, products of highest interest, and what web content is driving the most product click-throughs. With this valuable information, publishers optimize their site content to generate more revenue.

“Coming f r o m a background in business intelligence technology at the enterprise level, it was clear to me there was a big opportunity to make affiliate sites smarter” says Mike Ruggieri, founder and president of EchoCurrent Software, Inc. “By combining our Customer Intent Engine with the Commission Junction Web Services, we were able to build a powerful affiliate optimization widget that can drive higher revenues for site publishers while simultaneously improving the customer experience for all visitors.”

About EchoCurrent Software, Inc.
Founded in 2008, EchoCurrent Software is dedicated to delivering technology that makes web sites smarter. EchoCurrent has developed a proprietary Customer Intent Engine that can track user behavior in real-time, identifying patterns, capturing data, or reacting to events as they occur. The company has released its first product, the Affiliate Product Optimizer, which utilizes their Customer Intent Engine with affiliate network services to enable web publishers to make more effective use of their affiliate product catalogs and create higher value customer experiences. For more information, visit http://www.echocurrent.com.

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TLA Technologies Offers Hosted CRM for Small Businesses’ Current Economic Needs

TLA Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner, announced the availability of award-winning Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 4.0 as a hosted solution for their small business customers (less than 25 computer users). The hosted solution gives small businesses an alternative to incurring the costs and technology overhead of hardware, installation, and software maintenance. TLA Technologies now provides hosted Dynamics CRM as Software as a Service (SaaS) over the Internet to clients through a low cost of entry and a monthly service fee. Small businesses can have CRM technology that was previously just available to large organizations, and at a reasonable price.

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers are experiencing a bigger demand because they offer lower costs compared to traditional in-house software vendors.

TLA Technologies is reaching out to customers in this current economic climate to ensure that businesses have the best solutions for Customer Relationship Management in their organizations. This new offering creates a win-win situation for their customers, and their customers’ clients, enabling companies to boost their business, streamline their customer service management operations, and help grow their companies at a conservative cost.

“We think it’s important in today’s business climate to offer Software as a Service, using Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM product”, says Deborah Lassa, Vice President. “It means we are able to offer our clients business value every day, with an innovative approach backed by the Microsoft name.” Lassa and TLA President Eric Harrison know that current economic conditions are creating challenges for companies in getting financing for large investments, such as software and hardware. They have been helping their customers since 2002 use technology to achieve Return on Investment (ROI) effectively and efficiently.

With SaaS Microsoft Dynamics CRM, TLA Technologies is responsible for managing the servers, the software, and the backups for their customers. The hosted CRM solution frees customers from purchasing, and maintaining hardware and software. Another financial benefit they offer their customers is the ability to manage costs more efficiently by adding users to Dynamics CRM on an as-needed basis. Lassa and Harrison use Dynamics CRM themselves, saying the software is easy to use and works seamlessly with Microsoft Office products. They use their Dynamics CRM in-house expertise to support client requests.

Microsoft’s CRM software excels at providing small businesses sales, marketing, and customer service information to deliver more agility and profitability. It is the tool of choice for improved customer service, insightful marketing communication, and streamlined sales processes. Companies can customize Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, by choosing just the functionality they need.

The Gartner Group, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, “forecast CRM spending this year (2007) will exceed $7.4 billion, a 14% increase from 2006, and predicted CRM software spending will grow to more than $11.4 billion by 2011, as reported in BtoB Magazine in their October 8, 2007 online issue.

About TLA Technologies
TLA Technologies, a Microsoft Business Solutions Specialist, has earned its competency, recognized by Microsoft, in Dynamics CRM. TLA is a premier provider of software development, implementation, integration and strategic Information Technology solutions for their clients. Since 2006, TLA Technologies has been helping clients in the Florida area boost their business, and streamline their operations. Before 2006, Lassa and Harrison owned HSI Technologies, offering custom software and IT support services.

More information on TLA Technologies and their services can be found at www.tlatechnologies.com. To learn more about how you can use hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 in your company, please contact Deborah Lassa at 813-217-4327, Extension 101, or dlassa@tlatechnologies.com.

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Scio (sciodev.com) makes a key hire to meeting the growing demand for SaaS product development solutions

Scio Consulting, a leading provider of SaaS Product Development for small and medium sized ISVs today announced a key addition to their executive management team.

Jeremy Beck joins Scio as Vice President of Business Development responsible for expanding its customer base and building long-term relationships with SMB clients. Jeremy brings more than 10 years of international business experience in providing technology solutions to Fortune 1000 companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Scio CEO, Luis Aburto, said Monday it hired a former MassMutual and Kanbay (now CapGemini) executive, Jeremy Beck as VP of Business Development to be responsible for growing sales in the North America region. Mr. Beck, 35, will begin working at the Morelia Mexico-based nearshore development center immediately.

“Jeremy brings a wealth of experience building and leading international sales organizations in the software development industry,” Aburto said in a statement announcing the hiring. “He possesses the strategic insight, experience and strong customer focus that are required to lead sales at Scio.”

“Scio is adequately poised to serve the North American ISV market as the market transitions from desktop and client server based applications to multi-tenant, scalable SaaS applications” states Mr. Beck. Mr. Beck also notes that “combining our SaaS technical knowledge with the speed of Agile development methodologies and the cost benefits of nearshore development puts Scio in the driver’s seat for a growing industry.”

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