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2 weeks ago
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic PMG Webinar Outlines How to Become a Service Power Broker in the forums.
PMG Webinar Outlines How to Become a Service Power Broker

WHO:
Nick Miklowski, sales executive at PMG, will lead this webinar detailing how to be a service power broker.

WHAT:
According to Gartner, business leaders must engage their teams by articulating new business models for I&O, including becoming an IT service broker and trusted business partner.*

It’s not enough to just provide services anymore. IT needs to morph into the company’s power broker to conduct day-to-day business. It’s time to provide a platform and procedures to break down silos and automate processes enterprise wide.

Attendees will learn the benefits of providing enterprise automation via a service catalog with a business-oriented service portfolio, including the following services:

  • Provide a portal
  • Configure services in business terms
  • Build it to change
  • Track and monitor
  • Report on costs

*Agenda Overview for Infrastructure and Operations Leaders, 2014, Gartner, January 2014

WHEN:
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:
Register now to attend this webinar. To learn more about other recent PMG webinars, click here.

CONTACT:
Joy Reddy, media contact
jreddy@arketi.com
(404) 929-0091, ext. 209

About PMG
A significant number of the Global 2000 rely on PMG to deploy enterprise service catalog and business process automation software that streamlines operations, reduces costs and improves efficiency. Our solutions transcend traditional IT service management boundaries giving business and IT professionals a smarter way to automate business processes ranging from IT financial management to identity management, employee onboarding and cloud provisioning. As a result, our clients handle shared services requests faster with fewer manual processes and less reliance on staff intervention. For more information, please visit pmg.net.

PMG.net and PMG Service Catalog Suite are registered trademarks or trademarks of PMG.net. All other trademarks, brand names, or product names listed above belong to their respective holders.
Jul 14
1 month ago
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic PMG Lends a Hand on Atlanta BeltLine Partnership in the forums.
PMG Lends a Hand on Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
Team helps develop local trail through Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine program

Atlanta, GA – June 23, 2014 – PMG recently spent the day participating in the Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine program on the east side trail at Inman Park and the Historic Fourth Ward Park. Earlier this year, PMG donated $10,000 to the Atlanta Beltline Partnership and have committed to a total of six days of service in 2014 to help clean, develop and maintain the Atlanta BeltLine.

On the team’s first service day, 50 employees worked with Trees Atlanta and assisted with digging, pulling weeds and cleaning overgrown areas. The team also planted wildflower bulbs which were selected for their hardy nature.

“PMG’s service culture encourages employees to give back to our community,” said Joe LeCompte, principal of PMG. “We selected the BeltLine program as our 2014 community service project as we believe improving transit options is critical in making Atlanta a better place for all residents, including nearly half of our employees. In addition to being a great team building exercise, our service day at the BeltLine helped us strengthen our bonds as an organization through teamwork.”

The Atlanta BeltLine will bring together 45 in town neighborhoods and link them to the entire metropolitan Atlanta region through a collection of transit offerings. It utilizes an existing 22-mile historic rail corridor that encircles the city of Atlanta as its foundation. The pedestrian friendly rail transit includes 33 miles of trails for runners and bikers. Other project highlights include 1,300 acres of parks, 1,100 acres of brownfields remediated, 5,600 units of affordable housing, public art and historic preservation.

To view action shots from PMG’s community service day and a social media version of this release, please visit: http://pitch.pe/1kmiyXH.

About PMG
More than 20 percent of the Global 100 relies on PMG to deploy enterprise service catalog and business process automation software that streamlines operations, reduces costs and improves efficiency. Our solutions transcend traditional IT service management boundaries giving business and IT professionals a smarter way to automate business processes ranging from IT financial management to identity management, employee onboarding and cloud provisioning. As a result, our clients handle shared services requests faster with fewer manual processes and less reliance on staff intervention. For more information, please visit pmg.net.

PMG.net and PMG Service Catalog Suite are registered trademarks or trademarks of PMG.net. All other trademarks, brand names, or product names listed above belong to their respective holders.
Jun 23
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic HomecareCRM Inks Agreement with Opis Management Resources in the forums.
HomecareCRM to implement growth solution for Florida post-acute care provider

ATLANTA – June 20, 2014 - HomecareCRM, the industry leader in customer growth solutions for the post-acute care industry, and Opis Management Resources, LLC, an award-winning rehabilitation company located in Florida, have announced an agreement to deploy the LongTermCareCRM solution companywide. LongTermCareCRM is a product of HomecareCRM designed specifically for the needs of facility-based post-acute care providers.

“Opis has searched for the best solution to bolster the productivity, efficiency and time management of our sales staff, and ultimately, increase census and profitability,” said Yamile Kaddoura, director of sales and marketing with Opis. “Using market data provided by HomecareCRM, we were already positioning our company for growth. Implementing this CRM solution and giving our sales team the ability to leverage that data throughout our service footprint will give us the competitive advantage to achieve our financial goals.”

HomecareCRM offers EMR integration to its clients, bolstered by Harvest data, a unique claims database for lead generation, and unparalleled in the CRM industry space. EDGE, the company’s newest product, is the first and only healthcare-specific CRM solution using predictive intelligence to enhance sales performance.

“We are extremely pleased to have Opis as our newest growth partner,” said Melynda Lee, vice president of marketing and development with HomecareCRM. “We’ve been working with Opis by providing marketplace data to help the company make strategic business decisions. This commitment on behalf of Opis further validates the significant value of the information we provide our clients to help them grow their businesses.”

About HomecareCRM
HomecareCRM, LLC, based in Atlanta, GA, is the premier growth partner of post-acute providers. Seamlessly integrating traditional customer relationship management with unmatched electronic medical record interoperability and medical claims data, HomecareCRM delivers quantum leaps in sales productivity and market insight. Provided via a world-class suite of mobile and web-based apps, no solution will delight your sales force and deliver ROI like HomecareCRM. Now in its 8th version, the solution has been implemented by healthcare agencies in 44 states. For more information about HomecareCRM and its EDGE product, please visit www.HomecareCRM.com or, for LongTermCareCRM, please visit www.LongTermCareCRM.com, or call 1-888-611-0912.

About Opis Management Resources, LLC
Opis is a leader in post-acute services in the state of Florida. Since its inception in 2003, Opis set out to craft a clear mission that addresses the core values that make the organization unique. Those values include dignity, respect, ethics and the highest standards of care and service. These values have been built into its operating systems to synchronize the company’s approach to the post-acute continuum. Opis has grown to include ten skilled nursing centers, assisted living center, rehabilitation services, advanced practitioner services, and community-based services. For more information, please visit www.opismr.com.
Jun 20
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic BuildingReports to Release First Fire & Life Safety Inspection Report in the forums.
BuildingReports to Release Industry’s First Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report

Data shows additional oversight in Healthcare industry leads to longer fire alarm inspection times, but lower fire alarm system failure rates

ATLANTA – June 9, 2014 – BuildingReports, the most trusted name in compliance reporting, is publishing the 2014 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report, the industry’s first analysis of fire and life safety inspection performance from its vast inspection database. The report examines fire and life safety inspections including device performance rates for commercial facility inspections across industries and will be available later in the year for download at www.buildingreports.com.

According to the benchmark report’s findings, healthcare facilities have a 50 percent lower failure rate (1.44 percent) for fire alarm system devices than any other occupancy facility types (2.83 percent).


Additionally, the report indicates the length of inspections at healthcare facilities is more than double the average of other facility types. The average time to inspect the fire alarm devices during an inspection for a healthcare facility is 6 hours and 10 minutes, whereas other facilities average 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Industry experts believe this data indicates the additional oversight by CMS and its accreditation partners for the healthcare industry (Joint Commission, HFAP and DNV Healthcare) ensures diligent maintenance and inspections resulting in more reliable systems.

The full 2014 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report will examine the reliability between addressable and conventional fire alarm systems. With granular data down to the device type (year, manufacturer, etc.), the report will also include failure rates of fire and life safety equipment and analyze the key factors contributing to device maintenance and performance including manufacturing, installation and environmental conditions.

“BuildingReports is in a unique position to capture and analyze the breadth and depth of inspection data we have collected over the past 15 years,” said Jason Kronz, president and chief technology officer for BuildingReports. “For the first time, we have prepared the benchmark report in order to provide the industry with insights to help improve their businesses. This data will enable fire and safety officials to better work with service companies, building owners and property managers to ensure safety compliance.”

Over the 15 years of providing inspection reporting services, BuildingReports has amassed the largest database of fire and life safety equipment data in the world. With 1.85 million inspections in the database representing over 120 million inspected devices, BuildingReports has committed to providing verified aggregate data to the fire and life safety industry to assist in protecting the safety of all who live, work and visit a facility.

About BuildingReports
Building safety compliance is critical to service companies, building owners and fire and safety officials who are charged with safeguarding occupants. BuildingReports’ mobile and online inspection reporting tools enable inspectors to quickly gather data on fire and life safety devices to ensure they are working properly and meet code requirements, or identify actions needed to meet compliance through easily verifiable inspection reports. With more than 120 Million inspected devices to date, 330,000 buildings represented and over 600 inspection companies in its network, BuildingReports has earned its reputation as the trusted name in compliance reporting. For more information, contact sales@buildingreports.com or visit www.buildingreports.com.

Media Contact:
Mary Rose Macaranas
Arketi Group
(404) 929-0091 x213
mrmacaranas@arketi.com
Jun 09
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic Analog Devices, Inc. to Speak at Gartner IOM Summit in the forums.
Booth #505

Analog Devices, Inc. to Speak at Gartner Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit
CIO shares key points of global success by leveraging a service catalog

WHO
Peter Forte, CIO of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), the world leader in high performance signal processing, will be speaking at the 2014 Gartner Infrastructure & Operations Management (IOM) Summit.

WHAT
Forte’s session, "A CIO Case Study from Analog Devices, Inc.: Increasing Customer Satisfaction by Optimizing Service Delivery" will be held on Tuesday, June 10 at 9:15 a.m.

This session will examine the IS team’s strategic initiative to deliver more value, efficiently deliver basic operating tasks and increase focus on value-added services. By leveraging a service catalog as a platform for service request management and delivery of hardware and software, ADI found a way to better focus on their customer, reduce frustration and streamline service request fulfillment.

For more information about this and other sessions at the 2014 Gartner IOM Summit, visit http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/it-operations/agenda/session-solution-provider.jsp

WHEN
The 2014 Gartner IOM Summit will be held June 9-11, 2014.

Forte’s sessions will be on June 10, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. in Osceola B.

WHERE
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
6000 W Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746

To learn more about the service catalog suite, visit PMG at booth #505.

Contact:
Mary Rose Macaranas
404-929-0091 ext. 213
mrmacaranas@arketi.com

About Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit
The Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit 2014 is a total immersion in newly released Gartner research, expert strategic & tactical advice. This summit will help I&O leaders apply authoritative thinking, leading-edge strategies and best practices to their enterprise I&O planning and initiatives. In 2.5 intensive days of research-focused sessions, analyst predictions and peer-to-peer interaction, businesses will acquire the strategic insight and actionable next steps needed for I&O transformation and success in leadership roles. For more information, visit http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/it-operations/.

About PMG
More than 20 percent of the Global 100 relies on PMG to deploy enterprise service catalog and business process automation software that streamlines operations, reduces costs and improves efficiency. Our solutions transcend traditional IT service management boundaries giving business and IT professionals a smarter way to automate business processes ranging from IT financial management to identity management, employee onboarding and cloud provisioning. As a result, our clients handle shared services requests faster with fewer manual processes and less reliance on staff intervention. For more information, please visit pmg.net.

PMG.net and PMG Service Catalog Suite are registered trademarks or trademarks of PMG.net. All other trademarks, brand names, or product names listed above belong to their respective holders.
Jun 04
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic Springbot Launches Enhanced Marketing Platform to Help eCommerce Merchants in the forums.
Springbot Launches Enhanced Marketing Platform to Help eCommerce Merchants Grow Revenue
Version 2.0 provides enhanced features and simplifies dashboard navigation

Atlanta – June 3, 2014 – Springbot released Springbot 2.0, which includes an enhanced dashboard with automated marketing recommendations and comprehensive insights to help eCommerce merchants grow their revenue.

With Springbot’s eCommerce marketing automation and analytics platform, merchants can grow their revenue by taking smarter, data-driven marketing actions – seamlessly driving site traffic, conversions, and overall revenue in one easy to use dashboard. The enhanced layout allows online merchants to quickly navigate through the Springbot eCommerce marketing dashboard to better manage and automate their marketing activities.

In addition to the marketing alerts and recommendations users have grown to expect, the improved dashboard now includes sections to simplify navigation and help marketers know what marketing actions to “DO,” which results to “VIEW," and where to “MANAGE” account settings.

  • DO marketing: Users have an expanded list of actions and can create a customer segment, email newsletter, social media post (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest), triggered email, trackable link and other online marketing actions.
  • VIEW results: Displays traffic, conversions, sales, customer lifetime value metrics and customer demographic data at a glance. Users also can dive deeper into performance metrics by looking at a store’s marketing action history, custom segments, product conversion report, tags and more.
  • MANAGE store: A control panel where online merchants can integrate marketing tools and manage account settings all in one location.

“We understand the eCommerce industry is adapting to market changes and data must be accurate, accessible, and easy to understand. Without access to customer, demographic and purchase data, online merchants will be left behind by their competitors,” said Joe Reger, Springbot co-founder and CTO. “With this in mind, we met with customers and prospects to better understand how they’re using the platform and incorporated their feedback into Springbot 2.0.”

For more information, get “Behind the Scenes” on the Springbot 2.0 launch at http://www.springbot.com/2014/05/springbot-2-0-will-love-see/.

About Springbot
Springbot delivers an eCommerce marketing platform to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Founded in 2012, Springbot is a Gold Industry Partner of Magento, an eBay company, and has combined the power of marketing automation and marketing analytics to deliver its Marketing RoboticsTM service. Our SaaS offering integrates and makes simple the data, content and multi-channel marketing tools (social, online, email, etc.) eCommerce SMBs need to drive more traffic, conversions and overall revenue. Springbot helps eCommerce SMBs grow their revenue by taking smarter, data-driven marketing actions.

To learn more information about Springbot, please visit http://www.springbot.com/.
Jun 03
2 months ago
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic BuildingReports Launches LiveArchive in the forums.

New service gives users instant access to building inspection reports and historical data

ATLANTA – May 20, 2014 – BuildingReports, the most trusted name in compliance reporting, has launched LiveArchive, a service that provides inspectors, building owners and managers as well as fire officials immediate electronic access to a building’s compliance documentation and other historical data from any smartphone.

Through a unique Quick Response Code, or QR Code, LiveArchive provides secure access to critical reports and historical compliance data on fire, life safety, security and other critical systems.

“Historically, logbooks were compiled of handwritten entries that couldn’t be verified for accuracy and were stored in an electrical box, which in itself poses a fire hazard,” said Jason Kronz, president and chief technology officer for BuildingReports. “While the data is critical, it was difficult to access and confirm that what you were reading was up to date and accurate. LiveArchive solves these problems by giving direct access to the information AHJs, inspectors and building managers need to ensure property and life safety.”

The LiveArchive label can be placed in multiple locations within a facility, to create redundancy if equipment with a QR Code is moved or replaced. By maintaining this critical data in a secure off-site location, the risks of misfiled or inaccessible information are eliminated.

With LiveArchive, authorized users can be onsite at a property and not need anything but their mobile device to access completed reports. Once the QR code has been read, the LiveArchive opens to all available compliance documentation for that facility; the user simply selects the desired report for immediate viewing or sharing.

LiveArchive labels with a building’s unique QR Code are provided exclusively by BuildingReports or a BuildingReports Service Member. For more information about BuildingReports solutions, visit www.buildingreports.com.

About BuildingReports
Building safety compliance is critical to service companies, building owners and fire and safety officials who are charged with safeguarding occupants. BuildingReports’ mobile and online inspection reporting tools enable inspectors to quickly gather data on fire and life safety devices to ensure they are working properly and meet code requirements, or identify actions needed to meet compliance through easily verifiable inspection reports. With more than 120 Million inspected devices to date, 330,000 buildings represented and over 600 inspection companies in its network, BuildingReports has earned its reputation as the trusted name in compliance reporting. For more information, contact sales@buildingreports.com or visit www.buildingreports.com.
May 20
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic PMG Named a Finalist in 2014 American Business Awards in the forums.
PMG Service Catalog Suite earns distinction as a new product/service of the year finalist in 12th annual Stevie® Awards

ATLANTA – May 19, 2014 – PMG was named a finalist in The 2014 American Business Awards in the new product or service of the year for software category for its PMG Service Catalog Suite.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. The American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: the ABA's traditional banquet on Friday, June 13 in Chicago and the new product & technology awards event on Friday, September 12 in San Francisco.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. PMG is nominated in the new product or service of the year category for software.

PMG, the smart choice for enterprise service catalog and business process automation software, was recently recognized with top ratings and the highest overall score in Gartner’s 2014 Critical Capabilities for IT Service Catalog report. The service catalog suite was also recognized in Forrester Research’s “Master The Service Catalog Solution Landscape In 2013” report where it met criteria in all three maturity categories.

“This national recognition would not be possible without the success and feedback of our loyal customers who validate our leadership among enterprise service catalog solutions,” said Joe LeCompte, principal of PMG. “We are honored to be recognized among the top innovators and congratulate all fellow finalists.”

Finalists were chosen by more than 150 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. More than 150 members of several specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place May 13-22.

“The final judges have a difficult task ahead of them, to rank the finalists, because there are so many great nominations this year,” said Stevie Awards president and founder Michael Gallagher.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA. To see the full list of finalists, visit http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/awards/403_2941_24921.cfm.

About PMG
More than 20 percent of the Global 100 relies on PMG to deploy enterprise service catalog and business process automation software that streamlines operations, reduces costs and improves efficiency. Our solutions transcend traditional IT service management boundaries giving business and IT professionals a smarter way to automate business processes ranging from IT financial management to identity management, employee onboarding and cloud provisioning. As a result, our clients handle shared services requests faster with fewer manual processes and less reliance on staff intervention. For more information, please visit pmg.net.

PMG.net and PMG Service Catalog Suite are registered trademarks or trademarks of PMG.net. All other trademarks, brand names, or product names listed above belong to their respective holders.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A sixth program, the German Stevie Awards, will debut later this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
May 19
3 months ago
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic Springbot Offers Five Tips to Utilizing Trackable Links to Increase Revenue in the forums.
ATLANTA - April 22, 2014 - In the world of marketing where all activities are quantified and qualified, online marketing is evolving. Ecommerce marketers who want to determine the return on investment (ROI) and revenue attribution for every blog post, email outreach, social media post or online ad rely on tracking tools to quickly identify customer and prospect revenue opportunities.

"There's no room for guessing in the competitive online market and eCommerce retailers can't afford to waste their time or efforts on unsuccessful marketing campaigns," said Brooks Robinson, Springbot co-founder and CEO. "Even with the right marketing platforms and solutions in place, some online businesses are not utilizing these tools to their full capability. But when intelligent data is paired with the right marketing tools, online retailers see positive results and increasing revenues."

Springbot, an Atlanta based company which provides an eCommerce marketing platform to help online retailers grow their revenue, shares five tips to help online merchants fully utilize trackable links in all campaigns.

  1. Use eCommerce focused tools: There are a number of tracking tools available for monitoring everything from social media, sentiment, goals and more. However, an eCommerce specific tracking tool can provide owners with deeper and broader insights into every interaction with their brand through a streamlined dashboard with the metrics that matter to them the most, like which trackable links are increasing traffic, conversions and ultimately driving revenue.
  2. Implement tagging functions: To better serve their customers, online merchants must understand how their audience responds to the different product and category links. Through tagging, online merchants can better understand what type of call-to-action, content piece or author works best for each channel. For example, are Facebook fans more responsive to funny or educational posts? What type of engagement do promotional tweets generate? Who creates the best posts? Examples of popular tags include: funny, educational, promotional, or new product. Many stores also tag the name of the author to create an internal competition to determine who has the greatest impact.
  3. Identify the ROI across campaigns: For repeated marketing success, merchants want more than campaign analytics or email open rates. They want to know the ROI by determining which links are clicked (or ignored), and see the sales driven by those links. This is especially important for campaigns across multiple social media channels and other online marketing efforts such as emails, newsletters, blogs and more. Real-time insights enable merchants to respond quickly by adjusting campaigns to market changes and customer demands.
  4. Leverage detailed insights: Industry specific tracking tools enable online business owners to track marketing efforts with relevant and detailed metrics. Retailers need to know more than how many times a link was viewed. They want to know who viewed the link, where that viewer is coming from, the next actions that took place, whether or not that link drove site traffic, and if the link resulted in a purchase. Without the proper tracking tools in place beforehand, it's nearly impossible to determine the ROI of a specific link.
  5. Get a comprehensive marketing overview: Over time, trackable links paired with other marketing insights will provide retailers with a comprehensive look into the products customers are purchasing, the best channels to use and the types of offers they're most interested in. By understanding the ROI of each link, retailers can develop highly targeted marketing campaigns to increase brand loyalty and ROI.

To see how Country Club Prep followed these steps to exceed expectations and significantly increase ROI from trackable links, visit www.springbot.com/2014/03/springbots-mar...elps-online-revenue/.

About Springbot
Springbot delivers an eCommerce marketing platform to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Founded in 2012, Springbot is a Gold Industry Partner of Magento, an eBay company, and has combined the power of marketing automation and marketing analytics to deliver its Marketing RoboticsTM service. Our SaaS offering integrates and makes simple the data, content and multi-channel marketing tools (social, online, email, etc.) eCommerce SMBs need to drive more traffic, conversions and overall revenue. Springbot helps eCommerce SMBs grow their revenue by taking smarter, data-driven marketing actions.

To learn more information about Springbot, please visit http://www.springbot.com/.
Apr 22
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic HomecareCRM Announces Agreement with VITAS Innovative Hospice Care in the forums.
HomecareCRM to enhance sales performance for nation’s largest hospice provider

ATLANTA – April 22, 2014 - HomecareCRM, the industry leader in customer growth solutions for the post-acute care industry, and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, have announced an agreement to deploy the HomecareCRM solution company-wide.

“In today’s ever-changing healthcare environment, we selected HomecareCRM because we needed a partner that truly understands the hospice industry and the specific needs of our company,” said Donald Gaddy, senior vice president of market development and sales with VITAS. “HomecareCRM’s advanced solution meets our needs for a technology that is designed for the hospice industry, integrates to our proprietary EMR solution, can be implemented across our entire sales organization, and leverages mobile technology with optimized knowledge transfer for better customer interactions. We look forward to a long partnership with HomecareCRM.”

HomecareCRM offers EMR integration to its clients, bolstered by Harvest, a unique claims database for lead generation, and unparalleled in the CRM industry space. EDGE, the company’s newest product, is the first and only healthcare-specific CRM solution using predictive intelligence to enhance sales performance.

“Integrating proprietary EMRs with our CRM solution for companies with multiple programs requires a level of experience that HomecareCRM has developed over time through hundreds of deployments,” said Keagen Brown, senior vice president of product and strategy with HomecareCRM. “HomecareCRM continues to be the solution of choice for hospices and other post-acute care healthcare organizations because we deliver the critical data and powerful tools needed by field staff to increase census and expand services into new areas.”

About HomecareCRM
HomecareCRM, LLC, based in Atlanta, GA, is the premier growth partner of post-acute providers. Seamlessly integrating traditional customer relationship management with unmatched electronic medical record interoperability and medical claims data, HomecareCRM delivers quantum leaps in sales productivity and market insight. Provided via a world-class suite of mobile and web-based apps, no solution will delight your sales force and deliver ROI like HomecareCRM. Now in its 8th version, the solution has been implemented by healthcare agencies in 44 states. For more information about HomecareCRM and its recently announced EDGE product, please visit www.HomecareCRM.com or, for LongTermCareCRM, please visit www.LongTermCareCRM.com, or call 1-888-611-0912.

About VITAS
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. With headquarters in Miami, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 51 hospice programs in 18 states and the District of Columbia, including: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. VITAS employs 11,487 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 37 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the fourth quarter of 2013, VITAS reported an average daily census of 14,364. VITAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE), which also operates Roto-Rooter, another wholly owned subsidiary. For more information, visit www.vitas.com.
Apr 22
4 months ago
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic Engineers rank company and focused job sites as top resources in job search in the forums.
Engineers rank company websites and focused job sites as top resources when searching for employment, according to EngineerJobs.com survey
Survey shows HR professionals likely to use other methods to find engineers

ATLANTA – March 26, 2014 – When it comes to recruiting, human resource professionals often are challenged to find qualified engineers to fill job vacancies in their organizations, according to the 2014 EngineerJobs.com HR Professionals Engineer Hiring Survey of North American human resource professionals. Download the survey results at http://www.engineerjobs.com/HiringTrends.

Nearly three-fourths of survey respondents stated that engineering jobs are the most challenging position to fill. The level of difficulty is magnified for certain disciplines, specifically mechanical and electrical engineers which respondents stated were the toughest openings to fill.

In an effort to find qualified engineers, human resource professionals are turning to a variety of traditional and new channels to reach candidates. According to the survey, LinkedIn (at 75 percent) ranked as the number one method human resource professionals are likely to use to find engineers in 2014. The social networking site ranked slightly above employee referrals (74 percent) as the most likely used method to connect with potential engineering hires this year.

At the same time, engineers rated other channels to be more useful as primary methods of looking for jobs, according to a separate survey of engineers: the 2014 EngineerJobs.com Engineer Jobs Trends Survey. (EngineerJobs.com, the leading engineer job site in North America and Canada, conducted both of the blind surveys in February 2014.)

Focus is Fruitful

According to the survey of engineers, an overwhelming majority (69 percent) say focused job seeker websites are either very useful or somewhat useful if they were to look for a new job. Only specific company websites ranked higher at 72 percent.

“For many companies and organizations, finding qualified and experienced engineers is like finding a diamond in the rough – especially as the economy picks up,” said Shane Pike, CEO of EngineerJobs.com. “With the task of finding qualified candidates becoming even more difficult, human resources professionals literally need to be on the same page as qualified candidates when they are looking to make sure they connect at that critical, opportune time.”

Show Them the Work/Life Balance

Perhaps surprisingly, an overwhelming majority (91 percent) of engineers responded that work/life balance was very important or somewhat important when considering a new job offer – edging out compensation (90 percent) as the highest rated factor when considering a job offer. Human resources professionals ranked compensation as the top driver at 97 percent; with work/life balance ranking third at 81 percent.

An infographic with findings of the 2014 EngineerJobs.com HR Professionals Engineer Hiring Survey and 2014 EngineerJobs.com Engineer Jobs Trends Survey are available at http://www.engineerjobs.com/HiringTrends.

About the 2014 Engineer Jobs Trends Survey
EngineerJobs.com commissioned a blind survey of North American engineers in February 2014. Respondents to the online survey included a total of 1,816 engineers. Of that group, 28 percent were mechanical engineers, 27 percent were “other,” 21 percent were civil, 12 percent were electrical. Industrial, computer and software engineers rounded out the group of respondents. More than half of the respondents (54 percent) worked in the private sector. Thirty percent of the respondents worked for the public sector, with government and non-profit rounding out the organizational descriptions.

About the 2014 HR Professionals Engineer Hiring Trends Survey
EngineerJobs.com commissioned a blind survey of North American human resources professionals in February 2014. More than two-thirds (71 percent) worked in the private sector, with 32 percent of those working in the manufacturing and chemicals sector. Other represented sectors include government, energy and utilities, IT and technology and several more.

About EngineerJobs.com
EngineerJobs.com is the leading engineer job site in North America. Working with companies in various vertical markets, EngineerJobs.com helps organizations find talented engineers and IT professionals across various disciplines, including mechanical, industrial, civil, software and electrical. More engineers visit the site to find the right jobs to meet their skill sets and experience. For more information, visit www.engineerjobs.com.
Mar 26
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic PMG Principal Discusses Service Catalog Excellence at the 2014 HDI Confere in the forums.
WHO:
Joe LeCompte, principal for PMG, will present three sessions at the 2014 HDI Conference and Expo.

WHAT:
The first session in the service management track titled, “Enterprise Service Catalog: The Key to Cloud Success” will discuss practical steps to cloud success. The session will examine how top performing companies leverage the use of an Enterprise Service Catalog to deliver five critical cloud requirements:

  • “Single-Pane-of-Glass” user self-service
  • Role-driven service views described in business terms
  • Automated fulfillment and provisioning workflow across any provider, brokerage, or technology
  • Full integration with other enterprise systems
  • Mature financial management for billing and chargeback

Joe will present two sessions in the executive view track entitled, “Pushing the Envelope: More Than a Service Catalog (Part I)” and “Pushing the Envelope: Customer Success with the Enterprise Service Catalog (Part II).”

Service Catalogs aren't just for IT self-service anymore, and smart IT organizations are now leveraging their investment to other areas of the company. Joe will demonstrate how to spearhead moving a Service Catalog beyond IT and gain enterprise adoption as well as benefits such as handling data center management, employee onboarding and access provisioning. Customer success stories will also be shared.

WHEN:
Enterprise Service Catalog: The Key to Cloud Success– Session 603
Thursday, April 3, 2014
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. ET

Pushing the Envelope: More Than a Service Catalog (Part I) – Session 701
Friday, April 4, 2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET

Pushing the Envelope: Customer Success with the Enterprise Service Catalog Part II) – Session 801
Friday, April 4, 2014
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. ET

Booth #305

WHERE:
HDI Conference & Expo
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
6000 West Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746

CONTACT:
Joy Reddy, media contact
jreddy@arketi.com
(404) 929-0091, ext. 209

About PMG
More than 20 percent of the Global 100 relies on PMG to deploy enterprise service catalog and business process automation software that streamlines operations, reduces costs and improves efficiency. Our solutions transcend traditional IT service management boundaries giving business and IT professionals a smarter way to automate business processes ranging from IT financial management to identity management, employee onboarding and cloud provisioning. As a result, our clients handle shared services requests faster with fewer manual processes and less reliance on staff intervention. For more information, please visit pmg.net.
Mar 25
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic Complimentary Video-Based Ethical Awareness Tool for Aerospace & Defense in the forums.
SAI Global Compliance Offers Complimentary Use of Video-Based Ethical Awareness Tool to Aerospace & Defense and Manufacturing Organizations
Learning tools help firms manage changing regulations, meet compliance goals

PLAINSBORO, NJ – March 24, 2014 – SAI Global Compliance, the world’s leading provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) products, services and technology, is offering complimentary use of a video-based ethical awareness to aerospace and defense, and manufacturing organizations with global operations, through May 15, 2014.

The learning and awareness tool is ideal for organizations challenged by complex and frequently changing international regulations. By addressing specific challenges stemming from competition laws, conflicts of interest and anti-bribery guidelines, the complimentary solution helps compliance officers raise employee awareness and foster a culture of compliance.

“Global regulations including the UK Bribery Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and OFAC are fundamentally changing how aerospace and defense firms and other manufacturers conduct their businesses across borders,” said Tim Whipple, president of SAI Global Compliance. “Our video-based tools are widely used by organizations to mitigate regulatory risks by engaging employees and partners, raising awareness of questionable business practices and promoting ethical behavior.”

The complimentary offer is available at: http://compliance.saiglobal.com/ethical-awareness. Compliance officers interested in using the tool with their organization’s employees, partners and global distributors can do so at no cost and no obligation through May 15th.

About SAI Global Compliance
SAI Global Compliance provides a full range of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software applications, learning and awareness solutions and advisory services. With over twenty-five years’ experience and offices worldwide, we combine deep expertise with practical technology solutions to help thousands of organizations reduce risk, enhance compliance, streamline governance and make better decisions. For more information about our solutions and services, visit www.saiglobal.com/compliance.

Media Contact
Jackie Parker
Arketi Group
404-929-0091 ext. 220
jparker@arketi.com
Mar 24
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic PMG Service Catalog Suite Recognized in Gartner’s Service Catalog Report in the forums.
PMG Service Catalog Suite Recognized in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for IT Service Catalog Tools Report

Evaluation based on Strategy, Support, Execution and Investment

Atlanta, GA – March 21, 2014 – PMG, the smart choice for enterprise service catalog and business process automation software, saw overall ratings for its Service Catalog Suite (SCS) v. 7.4 increase in Gartner’s recently released 2014 “Critical Capabilities for IT Service Catalog” report, receiving a rating of “Good” for Product Viability, the highest rating given in the report.

Out of a total possible Critical Capability score of 45, PMG’s SCS received a 37, the highest overall score achieved in the report. It also received the highest score possible for integration to cloud provisioning. PMG’s Use Case scores were also the highest in the report, with increases in the following categories: overall, IT service catalog administrator, IT service catalog user, cloud catalog, and IT leadership. Product scores also improved up to one full point in the following areas: integration to cloud provisioning, service level expectations and performance norms, cost of service requests, and integration to other data sources & fulfillment tools.

“We believe our continued recognition by Gartner, as well as the tremendous success of our customers validates that PMG is a leader of enterprise service catalog solutions,” said Joe LeCompte, principal of PMG. “We credit our customers’ feedback and our team’s dedication to delivering the best solutions possible.”

PMG’s Cloud Accelerator (http://www.pmg.net/solutions/cloud/accelerator), which enables data center administrators and end users to easily request and manage virtual infrastructure in the cloud, contributed to high marks in the area of cloud provisioning, with the categories of integration to cloud provisioning earning a top score of 5 and cloud catalog use cases scoring a 4.5.

PMG SCS’s new theme and branding capabilities enable customization of the service catalog for a greatly enhanced user experience. According to the report, “user portals built using SCS’s theme and design wizards are modern and professional looking, resembling commercial websites with which end users will be familiar and comfortable.”

With prebuilt integration adapters, SCS is system agnostic and integrates with existing systems through a single pane of glass. PMG’s SCS can be deployed in an on-premise or a SaaS model, and provides for complete mobile access.

The “Critical Capabilities for IT Service Catalog Tools” report was published on March 17, 2014 by Gartner’s Jeffrey M. Brooks, research director in the IT Operations Management and Chris Matchett, principal research analyst working in Gartner's IT Operations Management team. The research assessed 15 IT service catalog tools across nine critical capabilities essential to the selection of the appropriate IT service catalog tools for the IT I&O organization.

To access a complimentary copy of the Critical Capabilities for IT Service Catalog Tools, 2014, visit http://www.pmg.net/product-details/reviews/gartner-2014.

To view a social media version of this release, please visit: http://pitch.pe/1jc9Nec.

About PMG
More than 20 percent of the Global 100 relies on PMG to deploy enterprise service catalog and business process automation software that streamlines operations, reduces costs and improves efficiency. Our solutions transcend traditional IT service management boundaries giving business and IT professionals a smarter way to automate business processes ranging from IT financial management to identity management, employee onboarding and cloud provisioning. As a result, our clients handle shared services requests faster with fewer manual processes and less reliance on staff intervention. For more information, please visit pmg.net.

PMG.net and PMG Service Catalog Suite are registered trademarks or trademarks of PMG.net. All other trademarks, brand names, or product names listed above belong to their respective holders.

Disclaimer:
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our 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.
Mar 21
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic Nearly 60 Percent of Technology Firms Significantly Impacted by Obamacare in the forums.

Compensation Survey Examines Base Compensation, Bonuses, Benefits and Equity Ownership for Atlanta Technology Executives

ATLANTA, March 20, 2014 – Approximately 60 percent of companies participating in the Technology Executives Roundtable (TER) 2014 Atlanta Technology Executive Compensation Survey say they have changed their plans or programs or noticed a significantly greater increase in rates as a result of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”).

“With nearly 60 percent of survey participants experiencing the effects of Obamacare, it is likely that healthcare changes will continue to occur over the next couple of years,” said Asif Ramji, president of TER. “We are excited to offer the most complete technology executive compensation survey available, including everything from compensation and equity ownership to benefits packages.”

With the release of its fifth annual Atlanta Technology Executive Compensation Survey, TER, an association that consists of more than 120 Georgia-based CEOs, CFOs and general managers, is providing a unique service to its members and to the Georgia technology community at large. The study was underwritten by Arketi Group; ExecuLinks, Frazier & Deeter; Morris, Manning & Martin; Pritchard & Jerden; Silicon Valley Bank; and Wm. Leonard & Co.

The survey also found a significant difference in CEO salary based on company size. For companies with less than $50 million in revenue, the average CEO base compensation was $225,904 with a median of $212,500. For companies with more than $50 million in revenue, the average CEO base compensation was $390,857 with a median of $286,000.

Bonus Potential
With regard to bonus compensation, the study found target bonus potential for technology executives in 2013 ranged from an average high of $138,054 for CEOs to a low of $24,725 for the most senior development executive. Of the available 2013 bonus compensation, CEOs, COOs and presidents led the executive suite with $92,555, $73,705 and $59,660 of total bonus potential earned respectively.

Compensation Plans for 2014
For 2014, 71 percent of companies surveyed plan to increase base compensation. A careful analysis of individual company plans, however, reveals that 72 percent of those planning an increase will raise compensation 5 percent or less. Companies not planning an increase changed slightly from 31 percent in 2013 to 29 percent in 2014.

Executive Equity
In addition to base and bonus compensation, the survey provides information on equity ownership. For example, CEOs of companies with less than $50 million in revenue hold an average of 36.7 percent and a median of 25.5 percent of their respective companies, when including founders’ stock. CEOs of companies with more than $50 million in revenue hold much less of their respective companies, with an average of 15.8 percent and a median of 6.5 percent, when including founders’ stock.
Additional findings regarding stock options included:
  • The total stock available in the form of options was less than 5 percent for 43 percent of the firms and less than 10 percent for 60 percent of firms. Only 7 percent of firms allocated more than 20 percent of their total stock to an option program.
  • Only 22 percent of firms granted additional options to employees based on performance.

The survey is available exclusively to TER members and clients of TER survey sponsors. For more information on TER, visit www.ter-atlanta.com.

About the 2014 Atlanta Technology Executive Compensation Survey
The study was designed to identify executive compensation and company ownership among Greater Atlanta technology companies during calendar year 2013. Overall, 66 public and privately-funded technology companies across a wide range of market segments, including software, hardware and services participated in the survey. Companies participating in the study were led by Software and SaaS Developers (52 percent), Technology Consulting and other professional service firms (26 percent), Internet Services (9 percent), Hardware Developers (8 percent) and others (6 percent). The majority of firms were privately funded (76 percent) with private equity the most common source (21 percent), in business longer than five years (80 percent) and had 2013 revenue in excess of $2 million (79 percent). Most companies had less than $25 million in revenue (83 percent), with 21 percent under $2 million and 39 percent with $2-10 million. Only 8 companies (12 percent) had more than $50 million in revenue.

About Technology Executives Roundtable
Technology Executives Roundtable (TER) is an association for Georgia technology executives that provides CEOs, CFOs and general managers with the ability to maximize the value of companies through the exchange of top ideas, candid talk and a forum to share what is working, what is not and best practices to unlock business value. Monthly meetings feature speakers and panels of local and national experts covering topics such as strategic alliances, crisis management, non-conventional financing, M&A, intellectual property protection and other issues of interest to senior executives on company growth. For more information, visit www.ter-atlanta.com.
Mar 20
Mary Rose Macaranas created a new topic EngineerJobs.com Releases Findings on Engineer Hiring Across the U.S. in the forums.
EngineerJobs.com Releases Findings on Engineer Hiring Across the U.S.
California, Texas and New York metro are top areas hiring engineers

ATLANTA – March 18, 2014 – A new report released by EngineerJobs.com, the leading job site for engineers in the United States and Canada, shows that engineers remain in high demand in California, Texas and New York, while certain demographic markets are hot beds for engineers in specific disciplines.

Taking the lead, research showed that Newark, Elizabeth and several other New Jersey cities are looking for software engineers. Currently, there are more than 10,000 software engineering vacancies in Newark alone.
Rounding out the cities and metro areas looking for software engineers are Westchester, N.Y; Rockville, Md., Menlo Park, Calif.; and Oakland, Calif.

“Certain markets like Northern California have long been known as meccas of opportunity for skilled IT workers and engineers,” said Shane Pike, CEO of EngineerJobs.com. “However, the openings for engineers in certain disciplines are equally great in other markets, like Newark and Houston. This shows that engineers in many sectors can look beyond the traditional markets to find their perfect job.”

Biomedical engineers, who are becoming increasingly more in demand, are likely to find openings in these cities: Cambridge, Mass.; Parsippany, N.J.; and Menlo Park, Calif.

The top cities for environmental engineers are Bethesda, Md.; Newark, N.J.; and Houston, Texas. And with the link, two of the top cities for computer engineers and electrical engineers are Fremont, Calif. and Rockville, Md.

For engineers looking to go west, a number of engineering disciplines are hiring in the San Francisco area. In Fremont, Calif., there are 2,822 openings currently available for electrical engineers and about 931 computer engineering jobs. In addition to computer hardware and software, the Bay Area also has about 642 mechanical engineering jobs available in the Fremont area, with Menlo Park, Mountain View and Palo Alto close behind.

The top nine states hiring the most engineers across the majority of disciplines include:

  • California
  • Texas
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • Virginia
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • Michigan
  • Florida

The District of Columbia also ranks in this top 10 list.

“As engineers remain in high demand, organizations need a strategic approach to finding and retaining engineers,” Pike added. “For engineers looking to move or change jobs, the outlook remains positive with many options and openings literally from coast to coast.”

For more information on this report, visit www.engineerjobs.com/magazine/2014/engin...bs-february-2014.htm.
For info on where the top software engineer positions are, visit www.engineerjobs.com/magazine/2014/where...re-february-2014.htm.

About EngineerJobs.com
EngineerJobs.com is the leading engineer job site in North America. Working with companies in various vertical markets, EngineerJobs.com helps organizations find talented engineers and IT professionals across various disciplines, including mechanical, industrial, civil, software and electrical. More engineers visit the site to find the right jobs to meet their skill sets and experience. For more information, visit www.engineerjobs.com.
Mar 18

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