OnGuard signing up as Pipol product partner to offer market leading Credit Management projects

For over 20 years OnGuard has been dedicated to helping customers achieve amazing results within the credit management area. Proving again and again that credit management is not rocket science, but a powerful business unit that can save your business a lot of time and money.


“We are pleased to announce our partnership with progressive and innovative OnGuard and look forward to creating high value through Credit Mangement for our customers” says Morten Søger, Group Director Channel & Alliances, Pipol. He continues “OnGuard software solutions and services makes the customers order to cash process simple and effective. We have seen a strong complementary synergy in embedding the OnGuard value offering to our daily work with transforming international customers businesses.”

Edwin Merk, SVP Alliances & Partners of OnGuard says “We are convinced of a fruitful collaboration: Pipol is very similar to OnGuard in their business approach: always aiming to offer state of the art solutions and helping clients to integrate these into their business processes. OnGuard strongly believes in a global approach supported by local expertise and presence. OnGuard has partners, like Pipol to strengthen the OnGuard product suite. The combination of the products and expertise of Pipol and OnGuard ensures customers of a low risk – high value project”.

About OnGuard:

OnGuard is a leading global supplier of software that integrates credit, collections, complaints management and cash allocations. OnGuard has an impressive customer base spread across around 50 countries worldwide. Among its global clients are large international corporations, quoted companies as well as local enterprises. Best of breed software for credit management has been our core business for over 20 years. OnGuard offers a seamless connection to ERP platforms such as Microsoft Dynamics and has a proven track record in large international environments.

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Edwin Merk, Director Channel Development of OnGuard

 About Pipol

Pipol is a global provider of Microsoft Dynamics solutions and services, specializing in creating value for international organizations. When you work with Pipol, you tap into the knowledge and experience of a global organization made up of the leading Microsoft certified professionals working locally in more than 65 countries. The Pipol product portfolio consists of Microsoft Dynamics and over 70 proven industry-specific solutions. Pipol offers international organizations the largest range of implementation and consulting services based on Microsoft Dynamics in the world. Pipol’s services are built on best practices from hundreds of live cases in a variety of industries across the globe.

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Morten Søger, Group Director Channel & Alliances, Pipol


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Huffmaster Selects SyncHR to Support Rapid Growth and Complex Workforce Needs

SyncHR, a leader in Human Capital Management (HCM) cloud-based software, announced today its next generation HCM platform has been selected by Huffmaster Companies®. Huffmaster, the leading provider of strike management solutions, chose SyncHR® based on the software’s unique ability to easily manage retroactive changes while maintaining data accuracy, the platform’s seamless integration with NetSuite® ERP, and the high level of automation delivered by the system across core HR, benefits, and payroll.


Fortune 500 and healthcare businesses rely upon Huffmaster to assist with all aspects of pre-strike contingency planning and, if a work stoppage occurs, to provide replacement workers, strike trained uniformed officers, and supporting services. Huffmaster often must adjust the size of its workforce quickly – up and down – to meet the needs of its clients. “Managing the daily variables of our workforce is extremely challenging,” said Trevor Fandale, Vice President of Finance at Huffmaster Companies. “SyncHR’s next generation HRIS software will enable us to easily manage our workforce in a single core system of record, and automate our burdensome manual processes. Not only will it improve the accuracy of our payroll and increase the speed of service delivery, it will also deliver significant cost savings.”

Some of the advanced technology capabilities of SyncHR’s platform that will help Huffmaster continue to elevate its level of operations include:

  • Fully-automated and simplified payroll processing with the ability to easily change and track variables within a specific timeframe – past, present, and future.
  • A user-friendly, single-source solution to facilitate the employee lifecycle and for all users across the company – human resources and payroll teams, workers, managers and executives.
  • The ability to capture and store historical worker data to be easily accessed at a future date for proactive workforce planning and more precise management.
  • Seamless NetSuite GL integration for better data accuracy, improved transparency, and the unique ability to turn payroll into an invoice.

“Selecting SyncHR as our solution partner is like picking the next big software before anyone else knows about it,” said Fandale. “It will be exciting to see years from now how many benefits we will have received from implementing this system.”

“We are very excited to have been selected by Huffmaster to meet their complex human capital management needs,” said Pamela Glick, Chief Executive Officer at SyncHR. “The workforce and payroll challenges Huffmaster faces are the exact reasons we developed our innovative, next generation platform. We built our software from the ground up, in the cloud, based on our intimate knowledge of what companies need in order to lower human capital management costs and operate more efficiently. We look forward to working alongside Huffmaster for many years to come.”

SyncHR’s next generation, HCM platform is redefining and simplifying human capital management for mid-market companies. It provides critical advantages not found in traditional systems by fully automating HR, benefits, and payroll processes, better enabling workforce planning and agility, and centralizing data to ensure accuracy and consistency at all times.

Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

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FinancialForce Brings On Professional Services and Customer Success Leaders to Further Enhance Customer Experience

FinancialForce, the leading Cloud ERP vendor on the Salesforce Platform, today announced Kevin McKay as senior vice president of customer success, and Susie Sedlacek as senior vice president of global professional services. The appointments highlight the company’s drive to build on its leading customer success and services programs and to address increasing enterprise demand. The news comes on the back of a year in which the company grew more than 40% and has reached the $100 million annual revenue run rate milestone.


With the addition of McKay and Sedlacek, FinancialForce has consolidated all customer-facing functions under the Global Field Organization, including Sales, Professional Services, Alliances, Customer Success and Support. The new alignment is designed to improve implementation, training and support, deliver exceptional customer experience across the entire customer relationship from signature to renewal, and accelerate time-to-value.

The Global Field Organization will link in-house solutions and subject matter experts with customers to streamline deployments via established guidelines, standards and methodologies, and industry-specific best practices for business processes. Services and support will help customers with strategic direction, best practices to maximize the utility of FinancialForce applications, as well as peer-to-peer learning from other customers so they can get up and running faster and continually optimize their business post-deployment.

McKay and Sedlacek were chosen for their extensive history of building organizations around customer success, and will unite every aspect of FinancialForce around a common customer-centric goal.

“Customer success is a mission-critical priority and continues to differentiate FinancialForce,” said Joe Fuca, president of global field operations at FinancialForce. “Kevin and Susie have impressive track records for enhancing customer experience and expertise in delivering high-impact customer success initiatives. Together, they will add significantly more firepower to our team and further expand on our customer-centric approach to Cloud ERP.”

McKay joins FinancialForce with 25 years experience in customer success and operational roles. During his previous tenure at Tripwire, McKay was instrumental in leading growth initiatives at the $200M software security company, which had a 97% customer satisfaction score. Sedlacek has a reputation for flawless execution and strong customer commitment, and brings more than 20 years of experience at companies like Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, NetApp and eBay/Magento during their high growth years and expansion into the enterprise.

Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

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Cegid, the leading French mid-market enterprise management software and cloud provider, announces that Pascal Houillon, former CEO of Sage Americas and of Sage France, has been appointed as the new CEO, effective on March 3td. Patrick Bertrand is retiring as the current Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


Pascal Houillon brings to Cegid over two decades of highly relevant mid-market ERP software experience, mostly in senior executive positions at Sage. Pascal joined Sage France in 1989 from Saari, and went on to become Regional Director and Sales Director before leading the Sybel business after it was acquired by Sage. He held multiple leadership roles at Sage, including President and CEO of Sage France, where he was also responsible for Belgium, Brazil, Switzerland and Morocco and was most recently CEO of Sage Americas since 2010.

Pascal Houillon said: “Having followed Cegid from a privileged standpoint for the past 25 years, this is a company that I have long admired, and I am thrilled to be joining it now. Cegid is uniquely positioned with its traditional clients and in its key historical markets.  It is also well poised to exploit demand for cloud-based business solutions given its early focus on SaaS, and has opportunities to continue to grow its presence internationally. I look forward to leading the company at this crucial juncture.”

Jean-Michel Aulas, founder and Chairman of Cegid, and Christian Lucas, Managing Director of Silver Lake and Cegid Group board member, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Pascal, a dynamic, international and accomplished leader, to Cegid. His extensive technology experience and outstanding track record make him well-positioned to accelerate Cegid’s growth strategy and lead its talented employees.”

Shahriar Tadjbakhsh, AltaOne Managing Partner and Cegid Group board member said: “We look forward to working with Pascal and feel privileged to have his perspective and guidance at such a key time for Cegid.”

Jean-Michel Aulas, together with the shareholder group, said: “I want to thank Patrick personally for his outstanding contribution since joining in 1988 and taking the helm as CEO from 2002. He was instrumental in developing Cegid into a leading French software player, and was a pioneer by launching the SaaS transition as early as 2006. Patrick will remain a friend of the Company and I wish him all the best for the future”.

Patrick Bertrand is retiring as the current Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He said: “It has been a great adventure and honor to serve Cegid for almost 30 years. I want to thank Jean-Michel and all the firm’s talented employees for their continued support through this period. I am incredibly proud to have led the development of Cegid and wish Pascal and the shareholder group all the best leading Cegid’s next phase of growth.”

Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

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Aptean Enhances Software Update Process With the Verdiem EvokeIT Solution

Enterprise IT departments can now significantly reduce employee downtime resulting from software update disruptions by using Verdiem’s recently launched EvokeIT solution. Verdiem, which provides energy management software for IT devices, was acquired by Aptean, a global provider of enterprise software solutions, in 2015.


EvokeIT enables enterprise IT departments to more rapidly deploy software patches and updates. By eliminating the workplace disruptions often associated with these processes, EvokeIT greatly increases employee productivity. In addition, EvokeIT helps mitigate the risk of security breaches associated with outdated security patches.

“Every day common PC issues such as system reboots and unplanned user logoffs add up to significant inefficiency and can impact our client service levels,” said Mark Frieden, information security and technology manager at Hughes Federal Credit Union. “EvokeIT simplifies the scheduling and performance of security updates across our entire fleet of PCs – removing the guesswork around handling these common IT challenges.”

The initial version of EvokeIT includes features such as remote wake on WAN capabilities, endpoint analytics, and plug-ins to system management products to ease implementation and improve IT patch effectiveness.

“Enterprise IT departments are constantly looking to thwart security breaches before they happen and effective patching is critical to this process,” said Mike Ressel, Aptean Senior Vice President Discrete ERP and Vertical Solutions Product Group. “Aptean is committed to making the patching process as efficient as possible by waking PCs when they need to be available and by streamlining the administration of endpoint devices.”

For more information on Aptean’s EvokeIT offering, visit:

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Lumenia in Seventh Heaven After Seventh Successful ERP HEADtoHEAD™

The seventh ERP HEADtoHEAD™ event held at the MK Dons Stadium in Milton Keynes was deemed an enormous success by attendees and vendors alike. The event welcomed 140 high level decision makers to compare 12 of the UK’s leading ERP vendors and their solutions, all under one roof.


The event taking place over two days and facilitated by leading independent ERP consultants, Lumenia, kicked off with an exciting head to head battle when all 12 vendors had four minutes each to introduce themselves to the attendees and convince them as to why it would be a good idea to attend their demonstration. The delegates then chose which session to attend, which were divided into Finance, Production, Procurement, Sales Quotation and High Volume Sales business processes.


Attendees also had the chance to listen to a panel discussion from industry end users sharing their experiences of implementing an ERP system as well as an engaging vendor-independent presentation from Lumenia Consulting on ‘Implementing ERP Successfully – Lessons Learned’. Vendors were also on hand on the expo floor to discuss their solutions in more depth and answer questions.

The event closed with the announcement of the winner of the “ERP HEADtoHEAD™ Best Vendor Demonstration – UK 2017”. Intact IQ demonstrated by Intact Software was the 2017 winner with an overall delegate satisfaction rating of 89.6%.

“We have received very positive feedback both from vendors and attendees on the ERP HEADtoHEAD™. Each event gets bigger and better and we are now planning the next one in Dublin in October 2017 with a return to the UK in March 2018”, commented Sean Jackson, Managing Director, Lumenia. Over the years, attendees have included leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers from a range of industries. Comments from among the attendees included: “Excellent event and very good use of my time”; “Very useful to compare all the products at the same time”.

The next event takes place in Dublin in October 2017, followed by the UK event in March 2018. For further information and to pre-register check out the event website

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Datalliance Receives Consumer Goods Technology Magazine Readers’ Choice Recognition

Datalliance, the leading global provider of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) platform services, today announced that readers of Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) magazine have voted for Datalliance as one of their top Supply Chain Planning solution providers. The recognition is based on a survey conducted in late 2016 by CGT and was announced in the February issue of the magazine. In the survey, representatives from the world’s leading consumer goods companies voted for the technology solution providers they consider among the best of those they use today.


“We are proud to be named by our customers as one of the leaders in the industry,” said Carl Hall, Datalliance President and CEO.  “Just as importantly, we see these results as further indication that Vendor Managed Inventory is seen by consumer goods companies as being among their most important supply chain and customer service programs. When companies come to us to help upgrade and enhance their VMI programs, they want a platform that’s proven, but they also want to leverage the innovative new capabilities we are continually building into the VMI process. This recognition is evidence that our customers are achieving their goals of closer collaborative relationships with their retailer partners, higher on-shelf availability, increased scalability and reduced operating costs using the Datalliance platform.”

The Datalliance VMI platform and support services are used by many of the largest and best-known consumer products companies around the world.

About the Readers’ Choice 2016 Survey:
This benchmark issue draws on feedback from consumer goods executives to rank service and solution providers in the following categories: Supply Chain Execution, Supply Chain Planning, CRM, TPM, Retail Execution, ERP, New Product Development and Introduction, Business Intelligence, Demand Data Analytics, Consulting, Social Media, Mobility and Outsourcing. Results are spotlighted in the February 2017 edition of CGT magazine in print and online.

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Atos delivers first applications for Siemens MindSphere IoT operating system

Six Atos Codex mobile apps now available for MindSphere to manage manufacturing production processes and improve plant efficiency


Atos, a leader in digital transformation, is the first partner to deliver mobile applications for MindSphere, the open, cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) operating system from Siemens. These applications enable manufacturers to access and analyze production data via their mobile devices, enabling them to efficiently manage production, resolve conflict and optimize resources to improve plant productivity. The first six MindSphere applications from Atos include the Manufacturing Sustainability App and the Production Confirmation App.

The apps integrate the production data with that from the various management systems, such as Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Using Big Data Analytics, the apps enable users to receive role-specific and position-specific data about the current and future status of production. With these apps users are able to respond to and manage emerging problems in the production process in a timely manner, streamlining production processes. These Atos apps will be available to end-users in MindSphere version 2.0.

“Our IoT operating system MindSphere coupled with these new applications create concrete added value for customers,” says Dr. Ralf Wagner, COO MindSphere at Siemens. “We are delighted that Atos is committed to this open ecosystem and is creating specific solutions on this basis.”

“Atos is one of the first partners of MindSphere. We bring integration, infrastructure, consulting and security services as well as expertise in the development of ready-to-use applications, in order to seamlessly connect MindSphere customers with their existing IT systems” said Philippe Miltin, senior vice president of Manufacturing, Retail and Transportation, Atos. “Our objective is to provide more applications over the coming year.”

Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

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