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Month: April 2007

Aberdeen Benchmark Report -“E-Payables: Advancing A/P Automation” – Grab now for free…

If you are interested in the above report, it can be grabbed for free here until end of May 2007, thanks to Andrew Bartolini of the Aberdeen Group. Andrew has also suggested doing a Q&A session through this blog. I am yet to work out the details. Perhaps this could be around following topics (extending beyond the report): Ranking of customer pain points Value chain – from end-to-end transactions to supply chain finance Barriers to successful deployments Benchmarking and segmentation of early adapters PACE Framework Competitive Framework Linking PACE with Competitive Frameworks Moving from Laggards to Best in Class What’s…

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TiEger’s Den – £400,000 for grabs..

Tie UK has finally announced the long awaited TiEger’s Den that would take place on 4th June 2007 at Manchester Business School. Sandy Chadha and Sanjay Vadera are ready to invest £400,000 in to 4 North West early stage companies that have been trading for over six months. Each competitor will be given 10 minutes for presentation, with the 250 expected audience given opportunity to question the entrepreneurs. Raj Ruia (Alum of Manchester Business School), president of TiE in Manchester and Managing Director of the successful Bolton-based textiles firmRichard Haworth and Co, said: “As a mentoring organisation, the TiE network…

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Hub Alliance – My first meeting

This week, I had the privilege to attend a Hub Alliance committee meeting on behalf of Causeway, which was held at the London office of Burns e-Commerce. In order to do justice to the initiative, I plan to publish separate blog posts on following themes: Objectives of the alliance and the reasons for setting it up Founding members, new members and membership plans Hubs which are already connected User base (community) and statistics Standards and the future influence Other such alliances – the competition! References: Partnering – a key difference between ebdex and its competitors Tags: hub alliance, huballiance.org, Asite,…

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Gary Turner plans to leave Pegasus

According to the latest press release by Pegasus, Gary Turner plans to leave Pegasus in June 2007. Ken Walters, President of Infor’s financial solutions division said, "Infor is totally committed to driving Pegasus forwards. While we regret Gary’s decision to leave, we also respect it was his personal decision. I would like to thank him for his significant contribution, particularly since joining Infor, and we all wish him well.” Turner said “After a very enjoyable and rewarding twelve years at Pegasus and as part of the team that returned the company to health and prosperity in recent times, I am…

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Vecosys will be relaunched as Blognation – Now that makes sense!

I planned to meet Sam Sethi on Wednesday night to discuss the relaunch of Vecosys, but due to an issue at Sam’s end, we could not meet as planned. My understanding is that when Vecosys is relaunched, it will be as blognation and will be launched in six countries, hopefully simultaneously. It will also cover enterprise and mobile software markets in addition to technology. Sam is clearly demonstrating maturity as a blogger. Achieving diversification and geographical expansion simultaneously is always tricky. Time to take a look at your MBA notes, Sam. Tags: Sam Sethi, blognation, vecosys

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Learn all about Identity 2.0 at next mashup on 24th April 2007

Have you ever wondered about your identity whilst surfing the Internet? Here is an opportunity to learn from the specialists in the field thanks to Simon Grice. The event attempts to answer the following questions: My digital identity is an asset, but who owns it? What is Digital Identity? Why is it so important? Trust.  Who should I trust and why should I be trusted? Authentication. How far is reasonable? Interoperability. Does this OpenID provider work with that consumer? Transactions. Don’t confuse Paypal’s needs with Digg’s wants? Complexity. OpenID is relatively easy, Cardspace is somewhat harder! Real world use cases.…

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Manoj and Causeway Technologies

Over the next several months, I will spend all my energy at Causeway Technologies, which is led by Phil Brown. Causeway Technologies is a specialist software solution provider in the construction industry. Tradex is Causeway Technologies’ document exchange platform, which has number of similarities to ebdex Document Exchange. My role is simple – help Tradex achieve a significant positive step change. References: 2012 London Olympics – Accenture wins back-office contract – what about Document Exchange? Burns e-Commerce, Accountis, OB10 and Causeway get new facelifts in 2006 Tags: Causeway Technologies, Tradex, ebdex Document Exchange

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The future of ebdex

I took a decision to suspend the operations of ebdex, which I founded in late 2004. The decision was not taken lightly, but was inevitable given the level of difficulties ebdex faced with its development partner, Affno. I cannot go into more details at present due to legal advice. So what would become of ebdex? ebdex will continue to be a registered company in England and Wales. ebdex’s office at Daresbury Innovation Centre will be maintained. ebdex Consultancy – ebdex will be open for consultancy opportunities in the areas of document exchange solutions, e-invoicing and EIPP, and supply chain finance.…

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