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Month: October 2007

Basware #2 + Hub Alliance #3 – Basware joins Hub Alliance

       It is good to hear that Basware has formally joined the Hub Alliance, increasing the member companies to six, which includes founding members Asite, Causeway Technologies and Burns e-Commerce from the UK in addition to more recent members CertiPost from Belgium and Liaison Technologies form the USA. During my assignment with Causeway Technologies, I undertook the obligation to bring Accountis on-board. Whilst there is significant interest from Accountis in principle, nothing positive has come out of it to date – which I must declare as a personal disappointment given my close links to Accountis’ Founder Rhys Jones – as well…

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United Data #2 – Teaming up with Accountancy Age

  According to David Ferdinando, Regional Director – London South of United Data: “The decision to sponsor the Accountancy Age awards was a natural choice. Over the next three to four years, the impact of ‘open networks’ will have a significant effect on the way every finance department in this country operates. United Data will be at the forefront of that change with ExDox ?, Europe’s first free to join Open Document Network, which becomes available in November to coincide with the Awards.” Well done David with striking such an important strategic partnership – getting accountants and financial directors on…

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Mashup* Manchester kick starts on the 18th Oct 2007

Mashup* Manchester will kick off on 18th October 2007 at Sun Microsystems in Sale, South Manchester with a high level discussion and networking evening themed ‘Web 2.0’. We want to bring together all the innovators, investors, enterprises and media organisations involved in Web 2.0 in the North under the theme of Mashup* Manchester. This event is jointly organised by ebdex (Manchester) and Mashup (Simon Grice). Speakers Speaker 1: David Terrar of Blognation and D Squared C David heads up D Squared C, a consulting firm which advises on the application of web 2.0 and social media tools to business, as…

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Vagueware is finally live – an idea from Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson, a keen OpenCoffee Manchester supporter has finally launched his new project, Vagueware, which is an idea bank. For what’s worth, I submitted one of my ideas to Vagueware today. In addition to my idea, there are three ideas from Paul to kick start the process, these being: Bounty contribution on Vagueware Allow people to collaborate on ideas within Vagueware Make the code running available All ideas are public domain. All of us come up with ideas everyday. How often do we do anything about them? Here is the place to dump your ideas. Let the community comment and…

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Global Sourcing Council – Kick of meeting

  Recently, I have been spending significant amount of time collaborating with David Kinnear, President of DDC HRO. David was one of those rare individuals who understood the business potential of edocr immediately. Since then his brain has been on overdrive with ideas pouring in every few minutes. These have now extended to ebdex and beyond. In this process, I also came to know Global Sourcing Council (GSC) he has founded with number of other prominent leaders on sourcing and outsourcing.  GSC provides a forum and opportunity for productive dialogue to take place between key sourcing countries such as Philippines, India and…

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24×7 support from Emanio

To any business, customer loyalty is paramount for continuing growth and success, as it is now well proven that biggest revenue contributer and even more importantly greater profits on average comes from existing customers than new customers. Given the instant action demand culture created by the Internet, with increasing ease at which multiple teams from many time zones can function extremely well together through services such as Yuuguu, why has it that service providers such as Emanio has taken so long to offer 24×7 coverage? What is also compelling is that XML has not killed EDI as once expected. Whilst…

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ebdex Vendor Services – Vendor Analysis

I simplified some of the vendor services offered by ebdex, especially with respect to analysis. Here is a snap shot from the Vendor Analysis Services from ebdex web site: ebdexPedia – Full Profile on Vendor Database ebdexNewsCast ? Publishing press releases/announcements on to edocr platform, managed by ebdex on your behalf ebdexTalk – Vendor Analysis with output as blog articles ebdexTalkLoud – Coverage of press releases/announcements through bog articles and/or Market Briefs ebdexAnalysis – Vendor Analysis with output as Vendor Analyst Reports ebdexSponsor – Logo on blog as sponsor ebdexSponsorMany – Sponsorship for Reports that cover more than one Vendor…

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Thanks Gary for brightening up ebdex

Pictures make a massive difference to a simplistic web site such as ebdex. See the impact it has made. There are lot more pictures to be uploaded with key messages over the weeks and months to come. All these gems are from none other than Gary Turner, ex-CEO of pegasus. Gary’s picture collection can be accessed through flickr. Thank you Gary – keep up your hobby – it’s turning out to be a great collection. Technorati Tags: ebdex. gary turner, flickr, pegasus

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Data imaging business for sale

Perhaps worth checking out this story, if you are looking for an acquisition target. The person to contact is Richard Samuels of Avondale. Please contact Richard direct for further information. Key points: National top quartile data scanning bureau. Experienced senior management retainable. Process in excess of 2 million documents monthly. Turnover of circa £1.1M and a gross profit of 58%. 40 multifunctional, experienced staff. Exceptional modern plant facility enabling high productivity. Operates from 6000 sq ft high capacity plant. Premises offer?s close proximity to national motorway network. It seems that the Bureau collects documents daily and once processed, images are…

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Santander Group – Marcus flying high again

Just caught up with Marcus Hughes, Head of Financial Supply Chain Solutions, Abbey UK Corporate Banking on his way from SIBOS 07 to learn that he has now taken up the strategic role of “Head of Global Trade, Santander Group“. Marcus joined “Abbey UK Corporate Banking” about 6 months ago, and is credited for launching Financial Supply Chain Solution together with OB10. Marcus speaks fluent Spanish and has a deep knowledge of payments and supply chain finance. His new role is expected to keep him in Spain and Latin America most of the time. Marcus is a keen promoter of web based…

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