Company Recognized for Fifth Consecutive Year
BOSTON, Mass. – March 3, 2015– BA Insight is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of KMWorld’s 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management for 2015. This is the fifth consecutive year that the company has received this recognition from KMWorld.
BA Insight provides connectivity, classification, and application software that accelerates and future-proofs the implementation of on-premise and cloud-based SharePoint portals, transforming how users find information across the organization. Our technology enables search engine independence and reduces implementation cost, time, and risk.
Our Knowledge Integration Platform consists of three software engines that provide a comprehensive set of capabilities:
- User Experience Engine – provides applications and UI components to help with the creation of knowledge centers along with preview, refinement, and reuse of search results.
- Content Classification Engine – increases findability using auto-tagging, metadata generation, and text analytics.
- Content Connectivity Engine – provides secure connectivity to a wide variety of content systems, enabling unified views of all knowledge assets.
BA Insight’s Knowledge Integration products are fully flexible in how they can be configured and implemented. Deployments of all types are supported- from multi-component, enterprise-wide rollouts to departmental, component-based, phased approaches – and everything in between.
“We are delighted and proud to have received this recognition from KMWorld,” said Jeff Fried, Chief Technology Officer at BA Insight. “We provide a lower cost, lower risk alternative to SharePoint portal and intranet implementations that integrate on-premise, cloud-based, and hybrid environments to provide a unified view of all knowledge assets, independent of where the content resides. Organizations around the globe use our products to transform their intranet search experiences into internet-like search experiences.”
“The criteria for inclusion on the list vary, but each of those listed have things in common. Each has either helped to create a market, redefine it, enhance or extend it,” says Hugh McKellar, KMWorld Editor-in-Chief. “They all share a fundamental motivation to innovatively meet and anticipate the widely diverse needs of customers with robust solutions to meet evolving customer requirements challenges.”
About BA Insight
BA Insight provides connectivity, classification, and application software that accelerates and future-proofs the implementation of on-premise and cloud-based SharePoint portals, transforming how users find information across the organization. Our technology enables search engine independence and reduces implementation cost, time, and risk. Customers leverage our User Experience Engine to help with the creation of knowledge centers along with preview, refinement, and reuse of search results; our Content Classification Engine to increase findability using auto-tagging, metadata generation, and text analytics; and our Content Connectivity Engine to provide secure connectivity to a wide variety of content systems, enabling unified views of all information assets.
We serve organizations of all sizes around the globe including the Australian Government Department of Defence, CA Technologies, Chevron, Deloitte, Ford Motor Company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Pfizer, and Travers Smith.
Visit www.BAinsight.com for more information and follow us at @BAinsight.
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Natural Insight, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for retail merchandising and field marketing announced today that Signature Retail Services, a national provider of retail merchandising and construction services, has selected Natural Insight for end-to-end labor management.
Founded in 1991 as a regional manufacturer’s rep and service firm, Signature Retail Services has grown to more than 1,000 employees performing best-in-class sales, merchandising, logistics and construction services in more than 3,500 stores across the United States.
“Our sole mission is to support our customers with superior retail merchandising and construction services combined with continuous process improvements, innovative technology, and rich data reporting,” said Dan Perry, President of Signature Retail Services. “We partnered with Natural Insight because their technology platform provides us with the integrated workforce management capabilities that we need to continue to grow and deliver on our mission.”
“Signature Retail Services is a well known and proven leader in the retail merchandising industry and we share their passion for customer service and excellence in retail operations,” said, Stefan Midford, president and CEO of Natural Insight. “We’re honored to be selected as their technology partner and we look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow.”
About Natural Insight
Supporting 60,000 skilled retail professionals in more than 95,000 locations globally, Natural Insight is a leading provider of cloud-based workforce management software for merchandisers, product companies, event marketers and retailers. Natural Insight is privately held and headquartered in Sterling, VA with offices in Toronto and Birmingham, England. Visit www.naturalinsight.com for more information.
About Signature Retail Services
Signature Retail Services provides best-in-class retail sales, merchandising, logistics and construction services to leading brands and retailers across all 50 states in the U.S. Signature Retail Services is privately held and headquartered in Aurora, IL. Visit http://www.sigretail.com for more information.
EOLA, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The chief executive officers of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALNY), Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ: APOG), Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) and CareKinesis (privately held) have been named as the recipients of the fifteenth annual “E-3 Awards,” presented by Emerald Asset Management at the 22nd Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum, held in Philadelphia on February 5, 2015.
Joseph Besecker, President of Emerald Asset Management said, “We created this unique award to recognize leaders who epitomize the qualities that are inherent in the most successful business leaders – qualities that reflect an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to excellence,” adding, “The award’s name – E-3 – reflects these criteria: the Emerald Entrepreneurial and Excellence Award.” Joseph Garner, Director of Research for Emerald, said, “These leaders have taken risks and fueled innovation. They have created jobs and built companies. They have bested their competitors and rewarded their employees and shareholders. They are leaders in every sense of the word.”
Through an intensive multi-faceted process, Emerald’s team of research analysts and portfolio managers identified corporate leaders who have demonstrated:
- A creative “outside the box” approach to corporate achievement;
- An entrepreneurial approach that maximizes human initiative;
- A corporate culture that promotes personal and corporate excellence;
- A demonstrated record of accomplishment: creating jobs, stimulating growth, and enhancing shareholder value; and
- An ability to effectively identify and adapt cutting-edge technologies and processes.
The 2015 winners of the E-3 Award are:
Public Company Executive Award:
- Dr. John Maraganore, Chief Executive Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY)
Public Company Science & Technology Executive Award:
- Gary L. Steele, Chief Executive Officer, Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT)
Green Company Executive Award:
- Joseph F. Puishys, President & Chief Executive Officer, Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG)
Warren “Pete” Musser Private Company Executive Award:
- Dr. Calvin H. Knowlton CEO, Chairman and Founder, CareKinesis, Inc.
Presented by Emerald Asset Management, Groundhog Day Investment Forum sponsors include Pepper Hamilton LLP, Sturdivant & Co., Janney Capital Markets, Trout, Ebersole & Groff LLP, Boenning & Scattergood and Greentree. The first Emerald Investment Forum was held in 1994 and has grown to become the definitive yearly kick-off conference for investors focusing on small- and mid-cap companies.
Founded in 1991, Emerald Asset Management, Inc. is a diversified investment management company that operates through its subsidiaries Emerald Advisers, Inc., Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, Emerald Separate Account Management, LLC, Emerald Fixed Income Advisers, LLC and Emerald Direct Lending Advisers, LLC. Assets managed by these companies totaled over $3.2 billion as of December 31, 2014. “Driven by Research,” Emerald employs an intense fundamental, research-focused investment philosophy and focuses primarily on growth-oriented equity investing and high-quality disciplined fixed-income investing.
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STERLING, VA – JANUARY 7, 2015
Natural Insight, a leading provider of cloud based workforce management software today announced record revenue for 2014 and the closing of a $2 million debt financing with SaaS Capital the leading specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured loans to emerging SaaS companies.
During 2014, Natural Insight again reached new revenue levels while also signing a record number of new customers across Canada, the United Kingdom and the US. These customers are from all parts of the global retail ecosystem including retailers, product companies and servicing agencies. In the fourth quarter alone, Natural Insight’s cloud based platform helped employers schedule and manage more than 1.4 million work assignments and capture 45 million pieces of task execution data, including 1.7 million photos. Today the company’s platform supports more than 60,000 thousand workers in 5 languages across 15 countries, which allows for greater coordination between employers and employees and consistently improves execution in merchandising, product distribution, marketing and specialty retail operations.
“We had another great year in 2014 and we’re thrilled to have the support of a leading technology investor like SaaS Capital as we continue to grow and execute on our business plan,” said Stefan Midford, Chief Executive Officer of Natural Insight. “This partnership is important because it gives us the financial flexibility to grow even faster by introducing our innovative labor management service to new market opportunities.”
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Natural Insight by providing the financing to help them achieve continued growth,” commented Todd Gardner, Managing Director at SaaS Capital. “Natural Insight’s core business is very healthy and we’re confident they will continue to capitalize on emerging opportunities as labor becomes increasingly dynamic and more employers move toward SaaS solutions to modernize their workforce management capabilities.”
About Natural Insight:
Supporting 60,000 skilled professionals in more than 90,000 locations worldwide, Natural Insight is a leading provider of cloud-based workforce management software to merchandisers, product companies, event marketers and retailers. Natural Insight is privately held and headquartered in Sterling, VA with offices in Toronto, Canada and Birmingham, England. Visit www.naturalinsight.com.
About SaaS Capital:
Founded in 2006, SaaS Capital is the pioneer provider of debt-based growth capital for SaaS companies. By leveraging the predictable revenue streams of the SaaS business model, SaaS Capital allows companies to use debt instead of equity to fund investments in sales, marketing, and new product development. SaaS Capital’s line of credit approach combines more availability and longer terms, with more flexible drawdown and repayment, versus other lenders in the market. Through its partnership with DH Capital, SaaS Capital can also assist with a variety of M&A and capital raising advisory services. For more information, please visit www.saas-capital.com.
NEW YORK, NY (December 1, 2014) Twelve months after ClickPay and NovelPay merged, the new Company, has added billions of dollars of processing by expanding its sales efforts nationally, upgrading processing capabilities, adding new products, and enhancing its technology infrastructure. Since the merger last year ClickPay has also increased its processing volume by over 600%. New customers of ClickPay collectively manage tens of billions of dollars of processing for residents in 44 states fueling its future growth for 2015.
At its peak periods, ClickPay is processing thousands of real estate payments per minute via Online ACH, paper checks, credit card, and online bill pay.
ClickPay has built a robust, reliable and highly scalable solution, to address high volume requirements of property owners and managers and support the future growth of the business. The ClickPay solution creates operational efficiency and reduction in costs for property managers by simplifying and consolidating all payment methods, into a single comprehensive solution.
ClickPay’s highly customizable solution provides comprehensive software and services for billing, payment processing, third-party accounting integration and reconciliation that result in improved financial performance.
About ClickPay, a Division of NovelPay, LLC
As the leading provider of innovative payment solutions for the multi-housing industry, ClickPay offers fully integrated billing, payment processing and software services to accelerate the financial performance of its customers by reducing operating costs, creating operational efficiencies, and boosting resident satisfaction. These services provide property owners and managers with a customizable, electronic solution to bill and collect from their residents including online payments, lockbox, on-site check scanning, paper statements and e-billing. ClickPay accepts all payment methods including e-check (ACH), paper check, debit and credit card, and American Express. Utilizing years of collective experience in the real estate, electronic payment, and technology sectors, ClickPay has developed a comprehensive suite of services focused on real estate technology and financial performance.
For more information about ClickPay, visit www.clickpay.com.
BOSTON, Mass. – July 21, 2014– BA Insight, provider of software that transforms SharePoint into a Powerful Unified Information Access Platform, has been positioned in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the July 16, 2014 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search,” recognized as one of the most influential market analyses for organizations seeking to evaluate software. According to Gartner, “Visionaries address the keen desire of enterprises to pursue consumer-class search experiences with fresh capabilities and flexibility. They understand that chasing the ‘Google experience’ is not sufficient, but that providing search features that allow for better collaboration, application development, and innovative means of finding and working with content is particularly valuable.”
“We are thrilled to be placed in the ‘Visionaries’ quadrant of the July 16, 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search. This is a testament to our technology innovations, which enable our customers to provide a consumer-class search experience. We also believe this is a reflection of the highly skilled team at BA Insight, which collectively has hundreds of years of experience implementing search-driven applications that enable a new approach to the unification of information that stops the pattern of enterprise search failures,” said Massood Zarrabian, CEO of BA Insight.
BA Insight’s Knowledge Integration Platform enables organizations to rapidly deploy powerful, search-driven applications at a fraction of the cost, time, and risk of alternatives. It consists of three software engines that provide a comprehensive set of capabilities:
User Experience Engine – drives remarkable user experiences for finding and exploring knowledge or experts via an extensible engine and a library of powerful components
Content Classification Engine – increases findability using auto-tagging, metadata generation, and text analytics
Content Connectivity Engine – provides secure connectivity to a wide variety of content systems, enabling unified views of all knowledge assets
The platform is fully flexible and can be implemented as a comprehensive solution, particularly suitable for organizations at the beginning of a unified information access project, or its individual components can be leveraged to augment existing technology.
About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is recognized as one of the most influential market analyses for organizations seeking to evaluate software. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About BA Insight
BA Insight provides software that enables organizations to rapidly implement powerful search-driven applications at a fraction of the cost, time, and risk of other alternatives. With our Knowledge Integration Platform, our customers deliver a remarkable user experience, classification, and connectivity to a wide variety of systems. It can function as a comprehensive solution or be implemented in a phased approach to meet growing organizational needs.
We serve visionary organizations such as ADP, Australia Department of Defence, Bayer, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, Ford Motor Company, Green Mountain Coffee, Pfizer, Rio Tinto, The Procter & Gamble Company, U.S. Army, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Visit www.BAinsight.com for more information.
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STERLING, VA – JULY 15, 2014
Natural Insight, a cloud-based provider of workforce management technology, announced record revenue and customer additions continuing its strong growth for the tenth consecutive year.
Financial results and operational highlights for the second quarter 2014 include:
• June monthly revenue 26% above the prior month, a new monthly high
• Second quarter revenue 11% over the prior quarter
• Record new customer contracts for the first half of 2013 bringing total new customers to 25 in the past 18 months
• Field workers using Natural Insight increased 28% since the start of the year, and now exceed 50,000
• Year-to-date, Natural Insight’s platform has been used at over 93,000 locations to collect 50 million points of data – including more than 1.5 million photos
In support of this outstanding growth, Natural Insight has recently added Rick Sterrett to its senior management team. Rick is a proven executive with over 25 years of experience working for high growth companies in operations and customer facing roles. As Vice President of Operations at Natural Insight, Rick will lead product management, client services, operations, and customer support.
“Thanks to a solid cloud-based platform that our customers and field workers love, we are experiencing continued strong growth,” said Stefan Midford, President and CEO of Natural Insight. “The addition of Rick is an important step and brings extensive experience and leadership that will help us focus on constant innovation and world class customer support.”
“With its industry-leading technology platform, experienced leadership team, and committed investors who understand the opportunity, it’s not surprising that Natural Insight is experiencing consistent growth,” said Sterrett. “It was an easy decision for me to join Natural Insight and I am excited to partner with Stefan and the team to further scale the business.”
About Rick Sterrett
Mr. Sterrett has lead operations and customer services for several leading edge technology ventures in the Manufacturing, Healthcare, and the Security Industries at companies like POMS (acquired by Honeywell in 1999), eko Systems (acquired by Merge Healthcare in 2008) and CheckVideo (acquired by Kastle in 2013). Prior to that, Mr. Sterrett honed his management skills and client focused mindset with 15 years at IBM providing industry specific consulting services in now what is called IBM Global Services. Mr. Sterrett earned both a Bachelor and a Masters of Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
About Natural Insight:
Supporting 50,000 skilled professionals in more than 75,000 locations across North America Natural Insight is a leading provider of cloud-based workforce management software to merchandisers, product companies, event marketers and retailers. Natural Insight is privately held and headquartered in Sterling, VA with offices in Toronto and Birmingham, England. Visit www.naturalinsight.com or read the blog post.
WASHINGTON, D.C. / MISSISSAUGA, ON – July 1, 2014
Natural Insight today announced that Brand Momentum, an innovative experiential marketing, sales and merchandising services agency is using its cloud-based workforce management software to organize, schedule and deliver superior marketing services that connect brands with consumers.
Brand Momentum is led by an experienced and talented team of creative sales and marketing minds with a passion for operational excellence and delivering outstanding results on behalf of clients.
“It’s a unique blend of talented people, expert processes and innovative technology that separates Brand Momentum from our competitors and enables us to consistently deliver sales and marketing programs that strengthen brands and increase sales” said Hesham Shafie, CEO of Brand Momentum. “We use Natural Insight’s technology to automate our scheduling, task management, data collection and reporting processes which enables our management team to focus 100% of our energy serving clients and delivering tangible ROI.”
“Hesham Shafie and his team are proven leaders in the marketing and merchandising industry and together they have an impressive history of producing great results for clients,” said Stefan Midford, president and CEO of Natural Insight. “We’re honored that Brand Momentum is utilizing and benefitting from our world-class workforce management technology as they continue to grow.”
About Natural Insight:
Supporting 40,000 skilled professionals in more than 70,000 locations across North America Natural Insight is a leading provider of cloud-based workforce management software to merchandisers, product companies, event marketers and retailers. Natural Insight is privately held and headquartered in Sterling, VA with offices in Toronto and Birmingham, England.
About Brand Momentum:
Brand Momentum Inc. provides clients such as Bell, General Mills, Red Bull, Reckitt Benckiser, and Volkswagen with a range of services including experiential marketing, sales and merchandising and workforce automation. The Brand Momentum team has executed and managed world-class programs in multiple channels for companies in such industries as retail, health and beauty, food and grocery and food services. The company is one of Canada’s Best WorkPlaces, and was recently named one of Canada fastest growing companies and ranked 18 in PROFIT Magazine’s 14th annual PROFIT HOT 50. www.brandmomentum.ca.
WASHINGTON, DC / PINEVILLE, NC (JUNE 18,2014)
Natural Insight today announced that The InStore Group, a national retail advisory and retail merchandising service company, has selected its cloud-based workforce management software to organize, schedule, manage and analyze teams of people executing innovative retail merchandising programs across America.
Founded by Thomas Palombo, the former owner of Merchandising Corporation of America (MCA), The InStore Group is led by an experienced and talented executive team with a passion for operational excellence and delivering outstanding results on behalf of clients.
“I’ve been in the merchandising business for many years and I’ve learned first hand that superior retail execution requires a combination of great people, expert processes and innovative technology,” said Tom Palombo. “We selected Natural Insight because their technology does an amazing job of automating our scheduling, task management, time keeping, and reporting processes – which allows our management team to focus 100% of our energy on satisfying our clients.”
“Tom Palombo and his team are proven players in the merchandising industry and together they have an impressive history of producing great results for clients,” said Stefan Midford, president and CEO of Natural Insight. “We’re honored that The InStore Group chose Natural Insight as their technology partner and we look forward to supporting them with our world-class workforce management platform as they continue to grow.”
About Natural Insight:
Supporting 40,000 skilled professionals in more than 70,000 locations across North America Natural Insight is a leading provider of cloud-based workforce management software to merchandisers, product companies, event marketers and retailers. Natural Insight is privately held and headquartered in Sterling, VA with offices in Toronto and Birmingham, England. Visit www.naturalinsight.com or read the blog post.
About The InStore Group:
The InStore Group is one of America’s leading a full-service retail merchandising and product demonstrations organization. For over 18 years, we have focused exclusively on providing our InStore services to leading consumer packaged companies and major retailers in multiple channels throughout all 50 states and territories.
LAS VEGAS – 29 Apr 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration with Coriell Life Sciences, a provider of genetic analysis at point of care, and CareKinesis, Inc., a Medication Risk Mitigation® pharmacy services firm, to bring personalized medicine to the elderly based on analyzing and storing genetic data in a secure cloud environment.
Using SoftLayer, an IBM Company, Coriell Life Sciences, in collaboration with IBM and CareKinesis, is launching an initiative with Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) clients, which cares for more than 5,000 seniors, helping to enhance medication safety by better understanding how high-risk individuals respond to specific medications and drug treatments. Currently, about three out of four older Americans have multiple chronic health conditions. Many of these patients are being treated with drugs that may work at odds with each other – the medication being used for one condition can actually make another condition worse.
By 2030, one in five Americans will be over age 65. As a result, increasing healthcare costs and the healthcare system are just beginning to feel the burden.
“The goal of personalized medicine is to individualize healthcare by using knowledge of patients’ health history, behaviors, environments, and, most recently, individual genetic makeup when making clinical decisions,” explained CareKinesis CEO Calvin H. Knowlton, BSPharm, MDiv, PhD. “This initiative will allow physicians to collaborate with CareKinesis pharmacists to access a patient’s genetic data to better understand what drug treatments are likely to be responded to, thus reducing medication-related problems and hospital visits, while decreasing the individual’s overall healthcare costs.”
Overcoming the Big Data Challenge
Working with genetic data presents massive challenges for both data storage and privacy protection. A whole human genome produces more than three billion points of data for a single individual. To address these issues, Coriell Life Sciences turned to a cloud storage service based on SoftLayer.
In collaboration with IBM, Coriell Life Sciences built a scalable, cloud-based solution that safely and cost-effectively stores data in Coriell Life Sciences’ GeneVault. The GeneVault stores and manages millions of genetic data points. This data is then interpreted and shared with physicians through CareKinesis who layer additional medication management decision factors into a holistic tool for doctors within PACE organizations.
Under the strict privacy controls of the interconnected CareKinesis and Coriell Life Sciences systems, physicians, healthcare providers and medical experts can access a patient’s genomic interpretation via any web connected device. For example, a cardiologist may consider prescribing a popular blood-thinning drug for an elderly man, but may be concerned about the potential for an adverse reaction. The PACE Team decides to conduct a test to assess if the participant will respond to the medication being considered. The test is run by swabbing the inside of the patient’s cheek to collect a tiny amount of genetic material, which goes to Coriell Life Sciences for testing. Results are analyzed and interpreted for their impact on drug response. The resulting report is then transmitted to the doctor giving guidance on whether the patient can safely use the drug. CareKinesis supports the process by making pharmacotherapy recommendations based on these results. The data can be used at any time it is needed in the future for pharmacotherapy prescribing decisions.
“This approach of treating conditions “one at a time” even if the treatments might conflict with one another has been common in medicine, in part because little information exists to guide practitioners in how to consider this problem, weigh alternatives and identify different options. Better understanding of an individual’s genome can lead to a more effective dosage regimen,” said Scott Megill, CEO of Coriell Life Sciences. “Now with the collaboration with IBM and CareKinesis, personalized medicine is presenting many new options to this growing demographic. The combination of cloud and mobile is making a healthcare ecosystem possible with the patient center stage, delivering health services more efficiently.”
For more information on Coriell Life Sciences, visit http://www.coriell.com/
For more information on CareKinesis, visit http://www.carekinesis.com/
For more information on IBM Healthcare, visit www.ibm.com/industries/healthcare/
For more information about cloud offerings from IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com/cloud.
For more information on IBM Impact, visit www.ibm.com/press/ibmimpact2014.
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