News Article | May 3, 2017
COLUMBIA, Md., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Autani, LLC, a proven leader in building controls and IoT, has announced that its award-winning EnergyCenter building management platform now integrates with OSRAM's Connected Lighting Module (CLM), allowing customers to easily convert their...
News Article | May 8, 2017
NEW YORK, United States — Fashion’s first super-agency is losing its kingfish. Great Bowery chief executive Matthew Moneypenny is exiting the agency, effective immediately, BoF has learned. An email was sent to firm partners and high-level staffers on Sunday evening announcing his departure, which is thought to be rooted in disagreements between the executive and his investor, the asset management firm Waddell & Reed. “Over nearly a decade of hard work and incredible growth, I had the privilege of building a tiny Danish software company into a global powerhouse,” Moneypenny told BoF when reached on Sunday night. “However, due to different visions for the future, it became clear that the time had come to part ways. I am incredibly proud of Great Bowery and the work that my partners and I put into building it.” A representative for Waddell & Reed could not be reached for comment at the time of publication. Moneypenny remains an investor in the firm, which he founded in 2014 in an effort to bring the same synergies to fashion that Hollywood agencies offer the entertainment industry. Great Bowery’s stable includes Trunk Archive, the image licensing firm where Moneypenny had been chief executive since 2007; Streeters, which represents stylists including Karl Templer and Patti Wilson along with many other image makers; Bernstein & Andriulli, whose roster includes photographers, illustrators and CGI studios; M.A.P, home to photographers including Jamie Hawkesworth, Tyrone Lebon and Dan Martensen; and CLM, or Camilla Lowther Management, which looks after photographers like Josh Olins, Juergen Teller and Tim Walker and stylists such as Katie Grand and Clare Richardson. “I would like to thank the talented employees of Great Bowery — and the wildly creative artists it represents - for the many wonderful years together,” Moneypenny said. “I will very much miss working with so many inspired people! I am optimistic that whoever replaces me will uphold the company's high standards of taste, service and integrity.” The news of Moneypenny’s dismissal comes just weeks after Alex Carloss, head of originals at Youtube, left the board, while two more board seats are set to expire imminently. It is thought that the current board will replace Moneypenny with an interim chief executive from Great Bowery’s financial team. A former Hollywood agent himself, Moneypenny had great ambitions for Great Bowery, with an aim to turn its artists into executive producers who create a wider breadth of content and product across multiple platforms. “I think we all know what the challenges are to our beloved print industry,” Moneypenny told BoF in 2016. “But the people who make this media and make this content and tell these stories in a fashion and beauty context clearly have opportunities beyond their traditional milieu.” Moneypenny has faced plenty of competition from the Hollywood establishment. WME-IMG in particular is betting big on fashion, acquiring essential components of the industry’s ecosystem — including the Wall Group and MADE Fashion Week — and launching Lens, a new agency for up-and-coming photographers and filmmakers. Waddell & Reed, too, has been challenged, as investors continue to favour passive management — or a portfolio that mimics the components of a market index — over active management, where individuals or teams customise a portfolio (offering a human touch). The Kansas-based firm posted a 40 percent decline in earnings in 2016 — $146.9 million or $1.78 per share, down from $245.5 million or $2.94 per share in 2015 — with assets under management down 23 percent to $80.5 billion. According to people familiar with the matter, the Waddell & Reed executive managing the relationship with Great Bowery has changed multiple times since the firm’s investment, indicating a culture clash between the firm and the media company.
News Article | April 20, 2017
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Conga, le fournisseur d'applications au service des entreprises voulant automatiser et optimiser leur productivité commerciale, a annoncé aujourd'hui la sortie de Conga Contracts sur Salesforce AppExchange, permettant aux entreprises de se connecter à leurs clients, partenaires et employés de manières totalement novatrices. S'appuyant sur la plateforme Salesforce CRM, cette nouvelle solution aide les équipes de vente à accélérer la création, la négociation, la finalisation et l'analyse de contrats parmi les clients, les équipes de vente et juridique. Conga Contracts met les commerciaux sur le devant de la scène pour créer et négocier des changements de manière collaborative dans les limites imparties par l'équipe juridique et avoir la visibilité nécessaire pour traiter de près leurs contrats, accélérant ainsi le processus de négociation et de finalisation des contrats. Les deux premières éditions du produit Conga Contracts disponibles aujourd'hui sont l'édition Negotiator™, une solution flexible pour l'annotation contractuelle et le rapprochement des données, et l'édition Business CLM™, qui comprend toutes les fonctionnalités de Conga Contracts Negotiator, plus les fonctions CLM (gestion du cycle de vie des contrats), comme une bibliothèque des clauses, le regroupement des clauses, le suivi de progression des contrats, les familles de contrats et l'analyse contractuelle. La solution Conga Contracts comble le vide entre les équipes de vente et juridique en leur permettant de collaborer pour finaliser des contrats. Grâce à Conga Contracts, les équipes juridiques établissent différents types de contrats, depuis le contrat d'embauche ou de fournisseurs, jusqu'aux contrats-cadres de services, les divulgations et les conditions générales et leurs alternatives acceptables (concernant les frais, renouvellements automatiques et autres), via la bibliothèque des clauses dans Conga Contracts ou la bibliothèque des termes des devis Salesforce CPQ. Les équipes de vente peuvent sélectionner un groupe de clauses et modifier les contrats au sein des paramètres stipulés par l'équipe juridique, garantissant ainsi une finalisation plus fluide et rapide pour l'équipe de vente. "Conga Contracts fournit la réponse que nous cherchions pour améliorer notre processus de négociation de contrat", déclare Suzan O’Leary, responsable projet chez Abiomed, Inc. "Dans l'industrie des dispositifs médicaux, la réduction de la durée des cycles des processus signifie que nos clients peuvent traiter leurs patients plus rapidement et dégage un temps précieux pour les docteurs et les administrateurs hospitaliers. J'ai été l'une des premières à voir Conga Contracts en action, nous sommes ravis d'ouvrir la voie pour nos clients grâce à l'optimisation de l'expérience de vente, tout en réduisant les risques et en simplifiant les négociations."  Gartner, Forecast: ERP, SCM and CRM by Selected Functionality, Worldwide, 2015-2020, Hai Hong Swinehart, Chad Eschinger, Robert P. Anderson, Chris Pang, Nigel Montgomery and John Kostoulas, November 7, 2016. Salesforce et d'autres marques sont des marques commerciales de Salesforce.com, Inc.. Microsoft, Microsoft Word sont des marques déposées ou des marques commerciales de Microsoft Corp. aux États-Unis et/ou dans d'autres pays. Adobe Sign, DocuSign et Sertify sont des marques déposées ou des marques commerciales de leurs propriétaires respectifs. À propos de Salesforce AppExchange Salesforce AppExchange est le leader mondial des applications d'entreprise, permettant aux professionnels de vendre, fournir des services, commercialiser et communiquer de manière totalement novatrice. Avec 3 500 applications partenaires et plus de 4 millions d'installations client, il s'agit de la source la plus complète de technologies cloud, mobile, sociale, IoT, analytique et d'intelligence artificielle destinée aux entreprises. En tant que partenaire ISV de Salesforce Platinum, Conga s'engage à fournir à ses clients une infrastructure, une sécurité et des solutions pour entreprise. Au total, plus de 8 000 sociétés (comme Hilton Worldwide, Schumacher Group et CBRE), dans plus de 45 pays et issues de toutes les industries, font confiance aux applications de Conga pour utiliser le plein potentiel de leurs données Salesforce.
News Article | April 17, 2017
"I had to put a blanket in a laundry basket to lure my cat inside, and then I would put a second basket on top and tie the two baskets together to form a makeshift carrier," said an inventor from Columbus, Ohio. "I knew that there had to be an easier, less stressful way to transport my cat." She developed the CAT-ILLAC to make it easier to load a frightened, anxious cat or dog into the carrier. The design eliminates the need to struggle with the animal in order to get him or her to go into the carrier, which lessens stress for both the pet and owner. The design of the carrier allows for better pet visibility. It also ensures that the pet can be transported safely in a vehicle. Furthermore, the invention can be easily wiped clean. The original design was submitted to the Columbus office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 15-CLM-276, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com - https://www.youtube.com/user/inventhelp
News Article | April 17, 2017
"I grew tired of having to buy expensive blades that wore out quickly," said an inventor from Sugargrove, Ohio. "I came up with this idea so that I could reshape and sharpen the blades of a multi-tool so that they would last longer." He developed the SUPER SHARP to reshape and sharpen the blades of a multi-tool. This extends the useful life of the blades. The unit reduces the need to purchase new blades as frequently. This is designed to save money on replacement blade costs. Additionally, the invention saves time and effort, and eliminates hassles and frustrations. The original design was submitted to the Columbus office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 15-CLM-272, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com - https://www.youtube.com/user/inventhelp
News Article | February 17, 2017
Due to an error from CEP, incorrect information was provided for this press release. Please update information using this corrected release. Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Chewy, an online retailer of pet food and products in the United States, will locate a new fulfillment center in Marion County. The new facility will create 600 jobs and a $31 million capital investment in the region. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce that Chewy will be building a new facility in Ocala and creating 600 new jobs for Florida families. While Chewy is a Florida-based company, they could have chosen to invest in any of their locations across the country. Instead, they decided to create hundreds of new jobs in Florida because of the hard work of Enterprise Florida and local economic development organizations, and our unrelenting focus on making Florida the best place for business. I am proud to celebrate Chewy’s expansion today and look forward to continuing to bring more jobs wins to our state.” Ryan Cohen, CEO of Chewy said, “We are pleased to expand our workforce and bring fulfillment operations to our home state. As a Florida-based company, we recognize the importance of driving economic opportunities in the region and we appreciate the partnership of Enterprise Florida and the CEP as we work to invest in the Ocala community through the creation of 600 new jobs. In addition to job creation, we look forward to the opening of this fulfillment center helping to better serve Chewy customers with even more efficient and faster delivery times.” Chris Hart IV, president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. said, “Not only is a great Florida company continuing to grow, but Chewy has chosen to grow in their home state. Florida continues to shine as a national leader for job creation, and companies like Chewy are a big part of our success as a state. I commend them on their success and look forward to seeing their continued growth." Cissy Proctor, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “Chewy’s expansion in Marion County is great news for Central Florida’s economy and I am proud that the company is continuing to invest in Florida. The 600 new jobs Chewy’s is bringing to the area will provide new opportunities to local job seekers and a chance for more Florida families to live their American Dream.” Carl Zalak, Chair of the Marion County Board of County Commissioners, said, “We are excited about bringing another great company to our community. Bringing Chewy to Marion County is great news for our county. This project means more jobs, investment and momentum to our community and we couldn’t be more excited about the future.” Brent Malever, Ocala City Council President, said, “On behalf of the Ocala City Council, we are incredibly excited to welcome Chewy to Ocala/Marion County. In addition to creating nearly 600 jobs, this is another great investment to keep Ocala moving in the right direction.” Ken Ausley, Chairman of the CEP Board of Trustees, said, “This announcement represents a partnership between Chewy, the City of Ocala, Marion County, Duke Energy, CareerSource CLM, Ocala 489 LLC, Enterprise Florida, and the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership.” Chewy is the #1 online retailer of pet food and products in the United States with a leading share of the e-commerce market. Founded in 2011 by entrepreneurs, Ryan Cohen and Michael Day, Chewy set out to disrupt the existing pet industry by offering pet parents the expertise and service of a local pet store with the convenience of online shopping. Chewy delivers on that promise with its dedication to 24/7 customer service, creation of cutting-edge software and technology to enhance the user experience, and commitment to sourcing high quality products. Headquartered in Dania Beach, Florida, Chewy currently employs more than 3,700 pet lovers both in their home office and fulfillment centers in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Nevada. For more information, visit www.chewy.com. Enterprise Florida, Inc. is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI facilitates job growth through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses. EFI launched “Florida – The Future is Here” to promote the state as the nation’s premier business destination. The Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) was formed to create a one-stop approach to business retention, attraction and creation efforts. Moving Forward is our charge and it reflects our desire to be a unified voice and catalyst for the business community. By working together with our partners and community investors, we will continue to improve our quality of life and build a strong base for economic development in Marion County.
News Article | February 16, 2017
NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Integreon, a leading global provider of outsourced legal, document, business and research support, today announced the appointment of legal process outsourcing (LPO) industry veteran, and contract lifecycle management (CLM) expert, Rachita Maker to...
News Article | February 15, 2017
Calero Software (http://www.calero.com), a leading provider of Communications Lifecycle Management and Call Accounting solutions, will participate in the upcoming Avaya User Group conference, February 12-15 in Las Vegas. Calero (booth #639) is one of the nine gold sponsors of the event and will showcase the latest enhancements to its guided data discovery and visualization solution, which is embedded into their full suite of Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Managed Mobility Services (MMS) and Call Accounting solutions. Larry Foster, head of Calero’s product strategy and vision, explains, “We’ve found a huge interest in the Calero InSight Analytics solution. As such, we’re constantly pushing this new form of visual data discovery forward.” Foster will present a live session, “How Advanced Analytics Changes the Game for Communications Management” on Tuesday, February 14, at 10 am. He will show the group how to gain greater insights to support cost reduction, risk reduction and process optimization by evolving from a static report and dashboard only approach to include interactive guided data discovery tools. As a result, organizations can explore and link the broad array of telecom, networking and mobility data with specific business objectives, driving truly holistic actionable insights. Calero is a long-standing Technology Partner in the Avaya DevConnect program – an initiative to develop innovative products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company’s investment in its communications network. In addition to demonstrating InSight Analytics at the show, Calero will give live demos of its latest VeraSMART eCAS Call Accounting and its Telecom Expense Management solution. There is a raffle for a raffle for a $250 Visa® gift card at the booth on Wednesday at 11:45 AM. Winners must be present and be an Avaya end customer. About Calero Software, LLC Calero is a leading provider of Communications Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions designed to turn communication data into actionable insight by simplifying the management of voice, mobile and other unified communications services and assets. With a deep commitment to innovation and customer service, Calero’s CLM approach enables organizations to support the full communications lifecycle, from procurement to payment, including software and services that aid Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Managed Mobility Services (MMS) and Usage Management. Calero has thousands of customers in more than 40 countries worldwide, including Fortune 1000 corporations, universities and government agencies. Learn more at http://www.calero.com or follow us on Twitter @CaleroSoftware.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Pega Robotic Automation now fully unified with Pega CLM and Pega KYC applications CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - February 15, 2017) - Pegasystems Inc. ( : PEGA), the software company empowering customer engagement at the world's leading enterprises, today announced that Pega® Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) and Pega® Know Your Customer (KYC) now enable banks to leverage the power of robotic automation to speed client onboarding processes, reduce operational costs, and accelerate time to market. By unifying Pega® Robotic Automation within Pega CLM and Pega KYC, global financial institutions can automate repetitive manual tasks in onboarding and KYC remediation processes to ultimately improve the customer experience. Global bank executives are re-evaluating their CLM, onboarding, and KYC processes, which are universally recognized as some of the most time consuming and costly steps banks have to manage. Pega CLM and Pega KYC streamline and coordinate these end-to-end processes -- from client adoption, new product and jurisdiction onboarding, and KYC, to legal, fulfillment, and offboarding -- on a single solution. Now Pega CLM and Pega KYC deliver even more efficiency gains with Pega Robotic Automation by offloading many of the high-volume, low-complexity onboarding and KYC tasks that impact banks. For the first time, banks can complete these tasks faster and more accurately to ensure rapid delivery and reduce time to transact with unified robotic automation capabilities. Additional benefits include the ability to: Pega Robotic Automation enables businesses to intelligently optimize how work gets done -- by both humans and robots -- across the enterprise from a centralized and globally scalable end-to-end solution. Pega Robotic Automation is now natively unified within Pega CLM and Pega KYC to seamlessly infuse robotic automation within any bank's global onboarding and KYC transformation. This enables organizations to run tasks unattended while mitigating risk and meeting regulatory mandates. Ultimately, these benefits make employees more productive while freeing them to focus on delivering better customer experiences. Pega CLM and Pega KYC are the only globally scalable applications for large complex financial institutions to manage end-to-end CLM and KYC from institutional onboarding through to retail banking with pre-defined industry best practices and target operating model. These industry-leading applications can be deployed at the world's largest institutions in as little as three months, while speeding time to revenue with new and existing clients. Pega provides deep in-house industry KYC and customer due diligence (CDD) regulatory and onboarding expertise coupled with best-in-class partnerships and regulatory rules engine. Pega's global team of experts have deployed onboarding and KYC solutions for more than 10 years at more than 25 of the world's largest financial institutions. "With a complex web of regulations to manage, financial institutions can benefit significantly from robotic automation. This helps banks to not only meet aggressive remediation deadlines of millions of accounts but also streamline time to transact for what has traditionally been a manual and siloed process," said Reetu Khosla, senior director of risk, compliance, and onboarding for Financial Services, Pegasystems. "Pega now makes it possible for banks to drive rapid return through robotic automation embedded into our industry leading CLM and KYC applications for the first time." Product background: Pega CLM, Pega KYC, and Pega Robotic Automation web pages Product video: Short Pega Robotic Automation tutorial PegaWorld roundtable: Why clients chose Pega CLM and Pega KYC About Pegasystems Pegasystems ( : PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega's applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega's Global 3000 customers include many of the world's most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega's applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega® Platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients' strategic business needs. Pega's clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at http://www.pega.com. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
News Article | February 22, 2017
The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) is pleased to announce Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters (http://depo.com) as sponsor for the 2017 CLM Annual Conference.