The Institute of Financial Operations Launches Study into Order-to-Cash Automation Trends

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 20, 2014

A new study just launched by The Institute of Financial Operations takes a broader-than-ever look at the receivables side of financial ops. The 2014 Order-to-Cash Automation Survey examines processes and automation trends of organizations in various industries, and includes separate sections for accounts receivable and for order processing.

The study is the latest in a series of research projects undertaken by the IFO to provide members and other stakeholders with vital benchmarking information. It is sponsored by Esker, a strategic partner of The Institute.

The order-to-cash cycle is often overlooked despite its potential for maximizing efficiency as well as cash, said Steve Smith, U.S. COO of Esker. The insight this study will give into organizations’ O2C processes and automation programs will have the potential for significant optimization opportunities.

In addition to a chance to win a $ 100 gift card, respondents to the survey will be eligible for a discount on IFOs annual Fusion event, taking place this year May 5 to 8 in Dallas. Fusion 2014 offers more than 130 educational sessions in 12 tracks, including enhanced educational content for accounts receivable professionals. Preliminary results of the study will be presented at Fusion. All respondents who provide contact information will receive a copy of the full report.

Click to take the 2014 Order-to-Cash Automation Survey now.

About The Institute of Financial Operations

The Institute of Financial Operations is a membership-based professional association serving the entire financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable and accounts receivable disciplines and the related fields of information management and data capture. The Institute grew out of the merger of four associations: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), the National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP), and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).

Based in Orlando, Fla., with affiliates in the U.S., Canada, and the UK, The Institute serves as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, and principal educator for people in financial operations. The Institute has a community of nearly 70,000, which includes 9,000 members and customers, and an additional 61,000 financial operations professionals.

The Institutes members have access to benefits and leading-edge resources such as the award-winning Financial Ops magazine, a dynamic, content-rich website, educational and networking events, online educational offerings, certification and certificate programs, career resources, and volunteer opportunities.

About Esker

Esker is the worldwide leader in document process automation solutions. Addressing all types of business processes, from accounts payable and accounts receivable to sales order processing and procurement, Esker cloud computing solutions enable companies to automate the reception, processing, and sending of any business document with one platform. Esker helps more than 80,000 companies across the world to reduce the use of paper and eliminate manual processes while improving their productivity, efficiency, and environmental impact.

With 40.3 million euros in sales revenue in 2012, Esker operates in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific with global headquarters in Lyon, France, and U.S. headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information, visit http://www.esker.com. Follow Esker on Twitter at twitter.com/eskerinc and join the conversation on the Esker blog at http://www.quitpaper.com.







Largest Real Estate Group in North Germany Improves Employee Mobility and Optimizes IT Operations with Unidesk Virtual Desktops


Marlborough, Mass (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

Unidesk Corporation, provider of the leading application delivery, image management, and provisioning solution for cloud-hosted desktops, today announced that BIG BAU-UNTERNEHMENSGRUPPE has replaced its PCs with a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) created and managed by Unidesk

Fibernets Technical Operations Manager Attends OpenStack Summit 2013


Orem, UT (PRWEB) April 16, 2013

Fibernet, a Utah-based provider of dedicated hosting, colocation, and cloud hosting has sent three members of their technical staff to attend the OpenStack Conference in Portland.

The 2013 conference will be held in the Oregon Convention Center and will bring together technology leaders from across the globe to collaborate and discuss the OpenStack software. Openstack, founded by Rackspace Hosting and NASA, is a global collaboration aimed to deliver solutions for all types of cloud computing platforms.

Were truly excited for the opportunity to listen, learn, and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in our industry, stated Technical Operations Manager Troy Stephens. OpenStack is probably the most exciting innovation in our field at the moment and were looking forward to implementing what we learn at the Summit to provide a better product at Fibernet.

This Summit includes over 150 breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, and collaborative design sessions where attendees can participate and contribute. Keynote speakers include Brian Stevens, CTO and VP of Worldwide Engineering, Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of Openstack Foundation, and Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu.

About Fibernet Corp.

Fibernets products range from customizable Colocation solutions to an expanding variety of Dedicated, Managed, Virtual, and Cloud hosting packages and options. Each service is delivered with the Fibernet promise of reliability and value and backed up 24/7 by Dedicated Experts, an elite team of geniuses committed to keeping Fibernets customers online and ready for business.

Learn more about Fibernet Corp.s PCI and SAS70 certified facilities by visiting http://www.fiber.net, where you can chat live with a Dedicated Expert.







SaaS Leader DataServ Becomes Silver Partner of The Institute of Financial Operations

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 25, 2013

The Institute of Financial Operations is proud to announce a new silver partnership with DataServ, a company that pioneered software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for document and process automation more than 18 years ago.

The Institute offers four levels of partnership strategic, diamond, gold, and silver for sponsors that are committed to the membership associations core financial operations disciplines, which include accounts payable, accounts receivable, information management, and data capture.

DataServ is an ideal partner for the IFO because the companys leaders are already engaged in our boards strategic initiatives such as the AR Task Force, which has been tasked with enhancing and expanding quality content for our accounts receivable constituents, said Jo E. LaBorde, executive director of The Institute. Theyve enhanced client ROI within their organizational mission, and since theyre specialists in core areas of the IFOs focus, they offer expansive industry knowledge of best practices to our member community.

DataServ specializes in document and process automation for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and human resources. The company offers solutions that streamline the purchase-to-pay, quote-to-cash, and hire-to-retire life cycles. Unlike traditional software vendors, DataServ does not focus on selling specific technology products but rather on streamlining a companys business processes by combining its finance and administrative expertise with a suite of effective solutions.

Rather than simply offering cookie-cutter products, we are a SaaS + services company focused on working with clients to tailor SaaS solutions that save time and money, said Jeff Haller, managing partner of DataServ. We integrate our people and the appropriate solutions into our clients business so they can focus on their core competencies. We deliver ROI with real solutions not just technology and tools.

DataServ solutions support more than 18,000 users around the world in 40-plus countries. They have been recognized throughout the business world, earning the company several accolades, including being selected one of the Inc. 5000 by Inc. magazine three years in a row, and being honored with the Gateway to Innovation Innovator Award.

About The Institute of Financial Operations

The Institute of Financial Operations is a membership-based professional association serving the entire financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable and accounts receivable disciplines and the related fields of information management and data capture. The Institute grew out of the merger of four associations: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), the National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP), and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).

Based in Orlando, Fla., with affiliates in the U.S., Canada, and the UK, The Institute serves as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, and principal educator for people in financial operations. The Institute has a community of nearly 70,000, which includes 9,000 members and customers, and an additional 61,000 financial operations professionals.

The Institutes members have access to benefits and leading-edge resources such as the award-winning Financial Ops magazine, a dynamic, content-rich website, educational and networking events, online educational offerings, certification and certificate programs, career resources, and volunteer opportunities.

About DataServ

St. Louis-based DataServ is a global SaaS provider of document and process workflow automation solutions for the financial operations and human resources functions. A cloud computing pioneer, DataServ developed the first commercially viable enterprise content management (ECM) SaaS in the world. Serving organizations worldwide since 1994, DataServ streamlines and lowers costs within accounts payable via its purchase-to-pay (P2P) solution set (including expense report automation and purchase order requisition automation), accounts receivable with quote to cash (Q2C), and human resources through hire to retire (H2R) by capturing documents and data and automating business processes.







EcomNets Moving to Loudoun Technology Center and Expanding Operations in Northern Virginia


Sterling, VA (PRWEB) February 05, 2013

INC 500 Technology company is moving and expanding corporate headquarters to Loudoun Technology Plaza in Sterling, adding to the areas growing tech corridor and enclave of data centers.

EcomNets signed a lease with Edge Commercial Real Estate to occupy a portion of 22,405 square foot building at Manekin Plaza (located at 46050 Manekin). The company is expected to complete the move in early February.

Started in 2000, EcomNets is a pioneering Information Technology company for software, hardware, and services with a focus on Green IT. EcomNets is committed to energy efficient computing from the desktop to the data center. Based in Sterling, the company focuses on Cloud Hosting, Compliance, and Business Continuity within their Danville Data Center facility.

As a Loudoun County company, it was important that we stay in Northern Virginia and be a part of this movement of emerging companies in the Dulles Corridor said Raj Kosuri, CEO of EcomNets. We want to contribute to the growth of our local economy, and support our local citizens and environment. Our move to Loudoun Technology Plaza will help us succeed by allowing us to become more efficient and increase our volume.

The larger space will allow EcomNets to almost double the number of employees and triple the amount of output by year end. All the corporate administrative functions, creative and design work, sales and marketing will be housed at the new location. It currently sales software development, professional services, cloud hosting, and business continuity to commercial, federal, and state and local government clients.

About EcomNets

EcomNets is a world class provider of Sustainable IT Solutions and Cloud Solutions. EcomNets understands the need for Cloud Security, Cloud Back Up, and Disaster Recovery. EcomNets has a data center located in Danville, VA to meet all your cloud needs. We are a CMMi level 3 software solution provider with the experience and technical know-how to deliver customized solutions and support. We’ll enable you to respond faster to changing market dynamics by delivering high-quality, cost-effective, and seamless solutions that add value to your business. Our collaborative business experience and solutions include data center, cloud back up, disaster recovery, cloud security, and more. EcomNets develops and markets virtualization-based software and hardware solutions that deliver superior desktop computing. http://www.ecomnets.com







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AIS Network Hires Joshua Darrin as Director of Operations


Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 22, 2013

AIS Network, a leading provider of fully managed enterprise-class hosting, today announced it has hired Joshua Darrin to the position of Director of Operations.

Darrin has over 20 years of experience as a technology entrepreneur whose ventures included The Strand Cybercafe (a full service restaurant on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor), Treman Falls Productions (a television production company dedicated to positive impact reality programming), and various technology/web development companies. In his previous role as a consultant to AISN, Darrin has been instrumental in helping the company on many operational projects tied to the companys accelerating growth and new role as the premier provider of eGov hosting services to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

It quickly became clear to us that Josh was such a productive and integrated part of our team that we decided to hire him permanently. We are delighted he will be part of our growth plan, said CEO Jay Atkinson. Josh has a balanced mixture of business acumen and technical expertise that has really been valuable to our operations.

Darrin will report directly to CTO Kurt Bauman and will be working on many projects, including the expansion of network operations in Virginia and Illinois.

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About AIS Network

AIS Network takes businesses to the cloud. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, hosting pioneer AISN is a leading provider of fully managed hosting for mission-critical applications, data and online businesses with demanding security, compliance and responsiveness requirements. Whether youre using our private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, or good old-fashioned dedicated hosting, we take the worry out of your IT. Our world-class, disaster-resistant facilities and commitment to quality service ensure that our customers arent just satisfied they love us. Unlike many cloud hosting companies, AISN, a SSAE 16 Type II-compliant organization, personalizes client service at every level, inspiring full confidence that mission-critical data, applications and email are in reliable hands. Visit http://www.aisn.net.







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AIS Network Names Terry Engelstad as Vice President of Network Operations


Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 15, 2013

AIS Network, a leading provider of fully managed enterprise-class hosting, today announced the promotion of Terry Engelstad to the position of Vice President of Network Operations. Engelstad will be responsible for managing all the network infrastructure and facilities of the company, which includes operations in Illinois and Virginia.

Engelstad started with AISN in 2007 and is instrumental in the design and implementation of AISNs world-class hosting network for customers mission-critical applications and data.

Our network has more than doubled since Terry has been a part of our team, said Kurt Bauman, CTO of AISN, Terry has been instrumental in making our growth and expansion a success. We are happy to have him as part of our leadership team.

Engelstad brings over 25 years of network and software engineering experience and holds almost two dozen certifications (Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle).

About AIS Network

AIS Network takes businesses to the cloud. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, hosting pioneer AISN is a leading provider of fully managed hosting for mission-critical applications, data and online businesses with demanding security, compliance and responsiveness requirements. Whether youre using our private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, or good old-fashioned dedicated hosting, we take the worry out of your IT. Our world-class, disaster-resistant facilities and commitment to quality service ensure that our customers arent just satisfied they love us. Unlike many cloud hosting companies, AISN, a SSAE 16 Type II-compliant organization, personalizes client service at every level, inspiring full confidence that mission-critical data, applications and email are in reliable hands. Visit http://www.aisn.net.

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Ongoing Operations Adds Collaboration Suite to Its Cloudworks Solutions

(PRWEB) December 20, 2012

Communication in the work place is essential to achieving goals. With all of the ways that people communicate these days; it would be a lot easier if those means of communication could be linked together. Ongoing Operations has now added Cloudworks Solutions to its Ads Collaboration Suite.

Their unique Collaboration Suite allows its users to communicate how they want by integrating all channels into one safe platform to help the users improve communication, boost productivity, and drive performance using a cloud hosting service. With this people will be able to:

*Share work with others in a moments notice

*Use a secure messaging, conference calls, video conferencing, desktop &file sharing, plus call center functionality all integrated in one platform

*Replace webex, gotomeeting, free conference call, etc. with one seamless integrated solution

*Connect with internal and external contacts through multiple channels instantly

*Meet on the go anytime anywhere with key business partners, members, board, employees, or colleagues

*Be accessible to work team anytime, anywhere

The Collaboration Suite is a seamless integration with windows virtual desktop hosting of Microsoft Exchange, hosted Microsoft Sharepoint, hosted Microsoft Lync, and hosted VOIP. It is delivered through the Ongoing Operations Cloudworks Community Cloud meaning that it has met the following standards:

*Credit union compliant security

*Redundant- running out of multiple data centers

*Self-service portal driven flexibility

*Scalable

*Fast

*Accompanies with nice people who want to help

All someone needs to make it work is a computer or either an Iphone, PCs, Driod, ipads, ect., with internet connectivity. It will take about 20 min to set up along with the people who are desired to collaborate with. The Collaboration Suite is what everyone has been waiting for to help with their ever growing communication avenues.

About Ongoing Operations:

Ongoing Operations was formed in 2005 as a business continuity CUSO by a group of credit unions looking for better disaster recovery solutions. They have grown from serving a handful of local organizations to over 300 clients nationwide, due to the growing complexities of disaster recovery planning.

Their Data Vaulting service will protect from hardware failures, theft, and other threats. Their company provides Web backup services that will compress, encrypt, and periodically transmit a customers data to a remote vault. In most cases, the vaults will feature auxiliary power supplies, powerful computers, and manned security. Also referred to as a remote backup service (RBS), this is the premier service of server backup solutions.

As credit union disaster recovery & business continuity have evolved, so have their solutions. Beyond traditional solutions such as business continuity planning, data vaulting, and their business continuity appliance, they have added cloud solutions to become both a business continuity and cloud CUSO.

For more information visit http://ongoingoperations.com/







Ongoing Operations Continues To Support Clients After Hurricane Sandy

(PRWEB) November 30, 2012

Ongoing Operations, providing cloud hosting services, continues to support clients after Hurricane Sandy. A number of our staff, clients, and communities we serve have been hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, said President and CEO of Ongoing Operations, Kirk Drake. We would like to express our support for those affected. At this time, OGO has had multiple client disaster declarations and we expect Wednesday to be a busy day as the East Coast tries to return to normal.

Ongoing Operations continues to have extraordinary efforts by their staff, clients, and community to continue to provide services to members including additional facility staffing and monitoring (including an OGO Team member spending a night at the facility during the Hurricane), additional monitoring and support of potentially impacted clients and activation of CMNS systems for various clients. The support teams and BCP teams continue to stand in preparation for any additional outages, throughout the winter season.

Should a client need additional disaster recovery solutions during this time, do not hesitate to email Ongoing Operations at support.ongoingoperations.com. Businesses and families are still affected, weeks after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.

About the Company:

Ongoing Operations was formed in 2005 by a group of credit unions in the Washington, DC metropolitan area looking for better business continuity and credit union disaster recovery solutions. The CUSO has grown from serving a handful of local organizations to over 300 clients nationwide. As disaster recovery and business continuity have evolved, so have their solutions. Over the years they have developed a complete range of solutions including a hands-on professional services team to conduct the initial business impact analysis (BIA,) ongoing plan development, the web-based CU Recover platform, the latest in offsite data backup and recovery solutions, connectivity to critical third parties, data center space, and a dedicated workspace.

For more information on server backup solutions, visit http://ongoingoperations.com/.







BlueStripe Delivers Real-time Application Views for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

Durham, NC (PRWEB) March 1, 2011

BlueStripe Software announced that the companys FactFinder application management solution is now providing dynamic application service mapping inside Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. The new capabilities give SCOM users real-time application system maps for application monitoring and problem triage. The announcement is the latest in a dynamic, two-way integration between Microsofts premier management tool and BlueStripes next generation application management solution.

BlueStripe FactFinder discovers and monitors business applications and their dependencies as they run on physical, virtual, or cloud server platforms. Todays announcement highlights FactFinders ability to not only discover and map all application dependencies, but also deliver those maps as real-time application management views in Systems Center Operations Manager.

BlueStripe is excited to deliver another industry first, proving that operations teams can manage application performance without having a set of application experts on call 24×7, said Chris Neal, BlueStripe CEO. The latest features delivered by BlueStripe will enable System Center users to understand how their systems are being used by business services and applications.

The latest FactFinder integration features with SCOM go far beyond BlueStripes initial Microsoft Management Pack Offering and encompass the complete application management life cycle including Application Discovery, Performance Monitoring, and Problem Solving: