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Month: July 2006

Investing in People – The Access Accounting Way

Recently John Beech, Managing Director of Access Accounting wrote: People are the lifeblood of any company. A cliché perhaps, but I can’t help being a great believer in the importance of investing in staff whether this is through training, self-development or enhancing their current role to make it more rewarding. Quite simply, we’ve found this approach to add great value to the company. This whole philosophy is part of our ‘always recruiting’ culture where we’re constantly on the lookout for talented individuals with spark, passion, creativity and vision – even if no role currently exists for them. There’s no denying…

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Introduction 1: ebdex Document Exchange – Various Configurations

In a previous article, I explained how the market can be segmented in to: Supplier-centric: sending documents such as invoices electronically from Accounts Receivable (A/R) systems. Purchaser/buyer-centric: receiving documents such as invoices electronically in to Accounts Payable (A/P) systems. Enterprise-centric: sending and receiving documents such as invoices electronically from/into A/R and A/P systems. Exchanges: Connects suppliers and buyers – many different configurations exists. Perhaps I will cover this under separate heading. ebdex Document Exchange can be used in following configurations: Web-to-Web: brings benefits to users. Web-to-End: brings benefits to users with significant benefit to "End" user. End-to-Web: brings benefits to…

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Tiyga – 3rd User Group Event

Having introduced Tiyga on my blog few days ago, I am privileged to report that I have been invited to attend the 3rd User Group Event planned on 2nd August 06 by Tiyga! Katrina has achieved significant publicity since featuring on The Daily Telegraph‘s Trailblazers event and featuring on Orange. 1 month free trial has been offered to all Orange subscribers. I also understand that other mobile operators are also interested in partnering with Katrina. Tiyga is based on a simple concept. Yet the solution when correctly installed and used, gives unparallel visibility to how one spends his or her…

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ebdex Document Exchange – Release 1 is almost ready

I have been testing our first release today. It looks better and stable than ever before. We have been testing and debugging since April 06. The web-to-web facility with e-mail notifications will be offered free to companies who register during the build up to formal launch later this year. If you are interested in trying out or using it for real, e-mail your contact details to sales@ebdex.co.uk with your company details. Nimeshe, Manoj, Hemanjalee, Suchira, Roshan, Seshan and Suren (plus those guys and gals who were in the initial two teams – we lost over the year): Thank you very…

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Get a load of this – ebdex finally been covered by none other than John Stokdyk

John Stokdyk, editor of Accounting Web rang me couple of days ago to enquire about ebdex. As a result, he has published an article about the EIPP market as well as ebdex. Extract of the article (the interesting bits about us) is captured below for your convenience: Visit the purchase ledger department of almost any organisation and you are likely to witness working practices that still reflect their Victorian origins. Manoj Ranaweera is CEO of a web-based EIPP start-up called ebdex, which is due to go live in the next couple of weeks. He first got interested in the subject…

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Entrepreneurs: Introducing Tiyga

My friend, Katrina Delargy few weeks ago launched Tiyga, a revolutionary time management tool that could be loaded on to your smart phone and/or computer or work off the web. With minimum effort, Tiyga records how you spend your time, in 15 minute slots and run analysis to help you manage your time more effectively. Its a great tool that we can all benefit from. Have a go and let me know what you think! Katrina is also an alum of Manchester Business School (that’s where I met her first) and operates out of Daresbury Innovation Centre, where ebdex is…

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Payments: Faster Payments in UK

Marcus Hughes of Bottomline Technologies writes for GTNews that: launch of faster payments in the UK will have a major impact on the way businesses and consumers make payments in Sterling. According to Marcus, from November 2007, businesses and consumers will be able to make payments over the Internet or via telephone banking up to a limit of GBP10,000 that will reach the bank account of the beneficiary/payee within two hours. Under Phase III of development of ebdex Document Exchange, we will offer number of on line payment solutions. Tags: on-line payment, Bottomline Technologies, GT News

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Entrepreneurs: Introducing Coupa – Open Source eProcurement – Is this possible?

Have a look at Coupa and then read Dave Stephens blog on e-procurement. He has a well experienced team – all ex-Oracle guys!  I am jealous Dave! I am doing the hard way and we will eventually get there – I meant building a superb team! Dave and I are speaking of linking both technologies sometime in the near future. We both have huge tasks of getting our first releases out! We both have missed deadlines to deal with. We also share some competitors. Here is what Dave recently said about Ariba: In other news Ariba came in light on…

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