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Scot JCB finds perfect planning software partner in PODFather


Scot JCB, supplier of agricultural and construction machinery in Scotland and the North of England has selected PODFather’s field engineer management system for roll out across its complex service management operation. With over 150 engineers, 17 depots and 1,000+ daily visits that involve a varied mix of routine repairs, emergency SLA dependent call outs, and multi engineer jobs, Scot JCB has struggled to find a solution capable of handling the intricacies of its operation. With PODFather’s job management, route scheduling and electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) software now rolling out the Scot JCB team is confident it has found the right supplier capable of handling the nuances of its operation. PODFather will replace Scot JCB’s incumbent technology with an intuitive planning system and smart phone app for improved visibility and control across its operation.

“Our operation deals with so much more than routine repair visits,” comments Scott Spowage, Group IT Manager at Scot JCB. “The jobs our engineers are handling are usually complex, multi point inspections that vary depending on manufacturer instructions and client needs. This has been a problem for solution providers we’ve worked with in the past, but not for PODFather.”

The Scot JCB group consists of five companies operating from a network of 17 depots across Scotland and the North of England supplying and servicing construction, agricultural and industry machinery. With PODFather successfully implemented at its Glasgow-HQ, the Scot JCB team is now embarking on a swift roll out plan across its entire operation. Having struggled to find good fit technology for its busy operation, Scot JCB reviewed what the market had to offer and picked PODFather as its solution of choice. The PODFather solution is being used to plan engineer schedules, track vehicle movements and capture photographs, service and maintenance records, and signatures against each completed job. With strict customer SLAs in place it is imperative that Scot JCB has a sophisticated solution to ensure engineers are sufficiently utilised, and that customer service promises are adhered to, in the most efficient way.

“With PODFather we get the system flexibility, and reliable results, that we’ve been looking for from a software supplier. We have been able to configure the system to meet the specific needs of our service engineer visits. This was a huge plus point and something we’ve struggled with in the past,” adds Spowage. “We are using PODFather to plan engineer routes, that includes both routine servicing, multi engineer visits and emergency call outs for which we must adhere to our strict service level agreement promises and we can now make informed decisions quickly which is great for our customers and our business.”

With PODFather, Scot JCB can capture onsite information relating to each specific job. Historically engineers captured photos on a digital camera; this is now all captured via the PODFather smartphone app. Engineers can log what work has been completed and what repairs or part replacements will be required in the future. They can also use the app’s dictation tool to capture their spoken notes, as opposed to having to type out written notes for every job. “We are at the start of our PODFather journey and we look forward to seeing the system’s proven benefits become a reality across our operation,” concludes Jamieson.

“We are delighted to be helping the team at Scot JCB tackle the challenge of planning and managing its complex service management operation,” adds Colin McCreadie, Managing Director at PODFather. “The selection and roll out of PODFather is testament to just how flexible, configurable and intuitive our award-winning field service technology really is.”

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DVT Joins BigCommerce Agency Partner Program


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Jason Bramsden, Managing Director at DVT (UK)

DVT offers ‘go big with microservices’ to help accelerate business growth and reduce costs of traditional monolithic eCommerce applications.  

DVT London, United Kingdom. – 25th August, 2020 — DVT, a cloud microservices development company, ​today announced it has officially become a BigCommerce Agency Partner. As a member of the BigCommerce Partner Program, DVT will now be able to offer clients headless eCommerce microservices powered by BigCommerce,​ a leading open SaaS commerce platform for fast-growing and established brands.

Jason Bramsden, Managing Director at DVT (UK) says, “Businesses struggle with costs, security and scalability with their old legacy monolithic applications. They find it difficult to be flexible enough to include ever-changing features within eCommerce across multiple channel touchpoints. Business adaptation to market change is confined by slow release cycles and legacy ‘Business As Usual’ work getting in the way of progress”.

“Microservices is a key part of modernising traditional applications, by having services broken into smaller scalable units that reduce costs whilst adding flexibility. To add to our ‘application modernisation to microservice’ offerings we have selected BigCommerce to be our eCommerce microservice provider for businesses and merchants that are looking for a true SaaS headless API eCommerce solution.”

DVT is a global custom software development company that helps businesses build solutions that are scalable, flexible and reduce costs. Application Modernisation with Microservices into the Cloud is one of our key services that help businesses quickly adapt to an ever-changing world. BigCommerce’s true SaaS eCommerce solution allows all businesses to sell products and services across a multitude of channels.

Daniel Fertig, Global Director of Agency Partnerships at BigCommerce said, “At BigCommerce, our core focus is providing our merchants access to all the tools and services they need to build, innovate and grow – and that includes introducing them to industry-leading agencies like DVT. I’m excited to welcome such a talented and well-respected agency into the BigCommerce partner program and look forward to working with them to bring additional value to BigCommerce merchants seeking a top-notch website experience.”

Tens of thousands of BigCommerce merchants have access to the platform’s robust agency partner ecosystem for support in creating differentiated shopping experiences to fuel their growth. Therefore, BigCommerce Agency Partners are carefully selected on the basis of offering best-in-class technologies, value and superior customer service.

About DVT

DVT’s technology teams have been turning great ideas into great software for more than 20 years. Founded in 1999, DVT provides high impact business software solutions for clients in South Africa and across the globe. Our comprehensive solutions and resourcing services are delivered by high performing Agile technology teams that are either dedicated teams on-site/working remotely, client co-sourced, turn-key project teams or key skilled staff augmentation.

DVT’s range of services includes custom software development, UX/UI design, DevOps, Cloud Application Development, BI and data analytics, Intelligent Automation including RPA, AI, Machine Learning (ML), data science, solution delivery management, business analysis, Agile consulting and training.

DVT employs more than 500 staff globally, with offices in the UK (London) and in South Africa. DVT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynamic Technologies, a software and technology group with 1100+ staff across South Africa, the UK, the US and Europe. www.dvtsoftware.com

About BigCommerce

BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC) is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce platform that empowers merchants of all sizes to build, innovate and grow their businesses online. As a leading open SaaS solution, BigCommerce provides merchants sophisticated enterprise-grade functionality, customization and performance with simplicity and ease-of-use. Tens of thousands of B2B and B2C companies across 120 countries and numerous industries use BigCommerce to create beautiful, engaging online stores, including Ben & Jerry’s, Skullcandy, Sony and Woolrich. Headquartered in Austin, BigCommerce has offices in San Francisco, Sydney and London. Learn more at www.bigcommerce.com.

BigCommerce® is a registered trademark of BigCommerce Pty. Ltd. Third-party trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Editorial contacts: Karen Heydenrych, DVT communications manager, +27 83 302 9494, kheydenrych@jhb.dvt.co.za

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Worldnet and Esper Partner on Android Solutions for Contactless & Self-Serve Payments


A Complete Set of Cloud Developer Tools for Android Payment Products

Seattle, WA – Today, Esper and Worldnet announced the global launch of the first complete set of Android payment solutions for independent software vendors (ISVs) and product development teams. Worldnet, a trusted global provider of omni-channel payment solutions, has partnered with Esper’s Android DevOps solution to offer a streamlined pathway to developing, deploying, and managing Android payment products for retail, hospitality, restaurants, and other industries.

“Collectively, Esper and Worldnet offer a complete set of cloud developer tools to speed up product development and streamline payment upgrades to Android device fleets,” says Shiv Sundar, COO of Esper. “Developers can use our connected platforms and cloud APIs to rapidly create custom integrations and programmatic control over payments, devices, apps, and peripheral hardware.”

Both Esper and Worldnet’s cloud tools are created by developers, for developers with open standards and industry-leading ease-of-integration. Together, Worldnet and Esper’s cloud tools can allow developers to unlock a seamless approach to managing Android mobile-point-of-sale (mPoS), kiosks, contactless devices, and more. It’s the first partnership to offer complete control over through a single cloud platform over every aspect of payments, apps, and hardware.
Payment Processing
Merchant Banking
Provisioning & Deployment
Device Management
Hardware & Peripherals

“Individually, Worldnet and Esper each have a remarkable track record of success enabling ISVs and System Integrators (SIs) to streamline integrated product development,” says John Clarke, CEO of Worldnet Payments. “Our Android mobile payments partnership offers a clear pathway for product developers to accelerate self-service and contactless payment innovation and achieve a seamless approach to managing payment devices.”

About Worldnet Payments
Worldnet Payments develops frictionless payments solutions for independent software vendors. The company’s omnichannel platform is used to deliver expert solutions in industries such as unattended retail, transportation, and services. Worldnet’s flexible approach enables businesses to deliver a customized payment experience to their customers, including tailored workflows, branding and centralized reporting and analytics. The highly scalable cloud platform provides an advanced range of EMV-enabled products and services across channels including eCommerce, Mobile, PoS and iPoS.

For more information, contact marketing@worldnettps.com or visit www.worldnetpayments.com

About Esper: Esper offers the industry’s most powerful cloud tools for Android device deployment and application management. Our platform and cloud APIs help organizations across industries go beyond traditional mobile device management to Android DevOps

Media Contacts

Shiv Sundar
Esper
shiv@esper.io
(916) 759 – 8231

Cassandra Buckley
Worldnet Payments
marketing@worldnettps.com
(470) 372-1601

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Appsbroker Achieves the Infrastructure Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program


When Three Became Four…

Swindon, 15/06/20 – Google Cloud Premier Partner, Appsbroker, today announced that it has achieved the Infrastructure Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program.

By earning this Specialization, Appsbroker has proven its expertise and success in architecting and building Google Cloud Platform infrastructure and workflows, and completing migrations to Google Cloud Platform.

Specializations in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program are designed to provide Google Cloud customers with qualified partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in specialized solution and service areas.

This recognition becomes the third Specialization achieved by Appsbroker, after Data Analytics and Application Development, and follows shortly after the company announced it received the 2019 Google Cloud Specialization Partner of the Year Award for Application Development.

Geoff Newell, Technical Director at Appsbroker, commented:

“We’re delighted and honoured to receive this award and I’m extremely proud of the whole team. We’ve worked exclusively with Google Cloud for twelve years, delivering many transformational projects and winning happy customers. We get to work on some incredibly complex customer challenges and Google Cloud services are the best tools to have in your toolbox for providing reliable and scalable modern infrastructure solutions. Partnering with Google Cloud gives the Appsbroker team the opportunity to work at pace to deliver extraordinary outcomes to our mutual customers.”

About Appsbroker

Appsbroker is the largest European Google Cloud-only Agile Systems Integrator, the current holder of the Google Cloud Specialisation Partner of the Year Award for Application Development and we’re excited to be included as an initial launch partner for Google Cloud Anthos.

Appsbroker delivers solutions across six key focus areas – Application Development, Collaboration (G Suite and Cloud Search), Data Analytics & Machine Learning, Fintech, High-Performance Computing and Infrastructure – and holds Google Cloud Specialisations in Application Development, Data Analytics and now Infrastructure.

Clients include some of the world’s largest organisations in sectors from manufacturing through financial services to media & entertainment (including gaming).

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EMERGENT ALLIANCE PARTNER PRESS RELEASE


Konductor has joined the not-for-profit Emergent Alliance which exists to better inform future economic decision making by corporations, small businesses and nations states. ​

As part of the Alliance, Konductor is working alongside some of the world’s largest organisations, data specialists, and governments to support future decision making on regional and global economic challenges that will get people back to work and help businesses thrive post-Covid-19.

The Alliance will analyse a broad set of economic, behavioural and sentiment data to provide new insights and practical applications that will aid in the rebuilding of economies and understand the impact of a new a ‘new normal’. This work will be done with a sharp focus on privacy and security, using industry best practices for data sharing and robust governance.

Konductor, a provider of marketing and communications services, announced it has signed a Statement of Intent to support the alliance, an official partner to capture and journal the alliance’s progress to provide new insights and practical applications to the global Covid-19 response.​

Katharine McNamara, Director at Konductor: “As the world reacts and recovers from the impact of Covid, we are committed to supporting resilience and learning to help the business community for the long term, not just as a response to the current crisis.

“We’ve been working across our own network to share guidance and best practice, and we are now delighted to be working with the Emergent Alliance and some of the biggest names across the global business market, documenting the journey and the invaluable work alliance members are undertaking.”

Rachel Gawley, Programme Director: ”Our vision is to form an independent alliance and create a safe environment in which we share data, expertise and resources to work together to aid economic recovery and rebuild economies.’’

You can find out more about the Alliance and follow their progress by visiting https://emergentalliance.org/

About Konductor:

Konductor is a growth partner for business, expert at bringing together marketing and communications to drive the bottom line. They

We work with clients to inject high-order, inventive thinking and execution across sales, marketing and commercial to deliver against business goals.

We know that our sector specialism and through our experience and extensive network, we have the means to bring powerful knowledge, practical advice and application where required to add value and commercial results.

The company was founded by a former corporate banker and group marketing and commercial director Kate Andrews and former journalist Katharine McNamara.

As part of its own Covid-19 response, Konductor has launched its own repository of best practice and guidance to support businesses, working with a series of business leaders across multiple disciplines to create the Little Book of Business Boosters <add link>.

For more information, please visit www.konductor.co.uk

Follow news about the company at @KonductorComms



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Armory Joins the AWS Partner Network Global Startup Program


Armory, the enterprise software company commercializing Spinnaker, a leading open source continuous delivery platform from Netflix and Google, announced today that it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Global Startup Program. The APN Global Startup is a unique “white glove” support and go-to-market (GTM) Program for selected startup APN Partners, so that they can build on their AWS expertise, better serve shared customers, and accelerate their growth. To be selected for the APN Global Startup Program, Armory had to meet rigorous criteria, including a clear, demonstrated product market fit for an innovative enterprise tech product, the backing and recommendation of top-tier venture capital firms, and a strategic commitment to building its AWS and cloud expertise.

The APN Global Startup Program enables qualifying startups to gain product design wins, visibility, exposure, leads, and commercial opportunities made possible with exclusive APN resources and dedicated Startup Partner Development Managers (PDM) with deep AWS knowledge and startup business experience, that guide startups in their growth journey with APN. By becoming an APN Global Startup Partner, Armory will receive benefits ranging from a tailor-made plan for mapping the startup needs and opportunities to a selection of AWS services and APN programs, promotion support to drive visibility and awareness around the startup offering, to resources for helping startups sell and deploy innovative solutions on behalf of AWS shared end-customers.

“Armory is proud to join the APN Global Startup Program,” said Daniel R. Odio, CEO, Armory. “Our team is dedicated to helping companies achieve their technology goals by leveraging the
agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides.”

Armory provides an enterprise distribution of Spinnaker that can be procured directly with Armory or via AWS Marketplace and AWS Marketplace Seller Private Offers. APN provides Armory access to GTM engagement on messaging, campaign activation & performance management through APN Marketing Concierge Service. This helps accelerate GTM execution, reach a global audience, and improve GTM ROI.

“Armory offered us top notch support of Spinnaker. They have the capacity to deliver and they listen to the customer needs when shaping up new features of the product.” – Alex Eftimie, GetYourGuide AG

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. The APN is a global program helping partners build a successful AWS-based business, by helping organizations build, market, and sell their offerings. The APN provides valuable business, technical, and marketing support, to help startups achieve exponential growth.

About Armory
Armory is the company driving modern digital transformation with its enterprise version of Spinnaker. Armory’s scalable, flexible and secure platform automates software delivery, enabling software teams to ship better software, faster. The core of Armory’s platform is powered by Spinnaker, the continuous delivery platform developed and open-sourced by Netflix and Google to help companies quickly and safely deploy software into multiple clouds. Armory builds on open-source Spinnaker’s foundation, adding proprietary features for bolstered enterprise scale, along with 24×7 enterprise-grade support. Armory’s platform is trusted by dozens of Global 2000 customers in financial services, technology, retail, healthcare and entertainment. Armory is also a proud sponsor of, and contributor to, the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), the vendor-neutral home of the fastest-growing projects for continuous
delivery.

Founded in 2016, Armory is funded by Insight Partners, Crosslink Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Mango Capital, YCombinator and Javelin Venture Partners. Armory is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. Learn more at www.armory.io and follow at @cloudarmory.



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Berkeley Rowe expands team with new Corporate Partner Akbar Ali

Specialist commercial and corporate law firm Berkeley Rowe is delighted to announce the appointment of Akbar Ali as a Partner and Head of Corporate. He will be based in our London office in Mayfair. Akbar has many years of experience as a mergers & acquisitions lawyer and joins us from being a highly reputable law firm where he was Head of Corporate.

Akbar has a wealth of international experience, having worked for a leading global US law firm, as well as in-house at a Swiss Corporate. His talent and results-led approach enabled him to have a swift rise into becoming head of department and leading a team specialising in M&A. His principal focus at Berkeley Rowe will be expanding and developing our established corporate practice whilst evolving the corporate team towards niche areas including capital markets and international cross-border transactions.

Akbar is sector agnostic and has worked on deals from £1 million to hundreds of million. His record of corporate transactions includes:

  • acquisition of an international clothing retailer;
  • acquisition of Middle East based hotel chain;
  • disposal of energy assets nationally and internationally;
  • acquisition of largest independent accountancy practice in the UK;
  • acquisition of European reseller of US based manufacturer; and
  • disposal of leading cloud storage listed business to US private equity.

Akbar also undertake general commercial work including franchise arrangements, terms and conditions, banking and finance, legal opinions and more.

Tom Keya, Chief Executive Officer, Berkeley Rowe, said: “We have acted on a number of complex and interesting reported corporate and commercial matters in the past few years. Corporate is an area that is rapidly expanding in our practice and I am excited to have Akbar Ali on board to lead it. He brings with him a wealth of experience and the high level of energy and dynamic approach that has made us stand out amongst our peers.”

Akbar Ali, Corporate Partner, Berkeley Rowe, said“I am excited to be joining the team at Berkeley Rowe and feel that my experience complements the firm’s dynamic and innovative approach to corporate transactions and ambitious plans generally. I am looking forward to working with and growing the department into new exciting areas.”

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About Berkeley Rowe:

  • Berkeley Rowe are a specialist commercial and corporate law firm with a modern and international reach.
  • The firm was established in 2017 to bring high quality City legal advice to a Mayfair location in London. Since then, the firm has opened offices in Dubai and New York with plans to expand to more locations internationally.

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Sputnik7 and the Tourism Department of Segovia partner to create a Virtual Segovia


Sputnik7 Productions s.l. and the Tourism Department of the Town Hall of Segovia have entered into a partnership to create virtual experiences and tours of the historic buildings and monuments of Segovia starting with the Real Casa de Moneda.

Under the agreement, Sputnik7 will create interactive digital replicas of the main historical locations in Segovia, which will be made available to people around the world as mobile applications and fully immersive Virtual Reality experiences.

The agreement was signed by the Councillor of the Tourism Department of the Town Hall of Segovia. The project has the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Spain and the sub-director general for the protection of the historical heritage of Spain.

The Virtual Segovia project came to light thanks to the hard work of the Tourism Department of Segovia. The goal of the project is to generate global visibility for Segovia’s heritage sites by providing virtual access to a wider and more diverse group of people. This includes students, cultural travelers as well as people with reduced mobility or difficulty traveling.

The virtual experiences created under the partnership will be free of charge and will include high-quality 3D recreations along with interactive virtual tours, so people can learn about the history and culture of the destinations before visiting.

“This project is a great example of how technology can be put at the service of history, which is especially appropriate in the case of the Real Casa de Moneda, since it was always characterized by housing the most advanced technology.” – Claudia de Santos Borreguero

The Real Casa de Moneda

The Real Casa de Moneda (or Royal Mint) was selected as the first location for the project because of its rich history, and it was widely regarded as one of the oldest and most important pieces of industrial architecture in Europe. It was recently renovated and outfitted with a museum that includes original machinery, and teaches visitors about the minting process.

The project will include the development of 3D applications for both iOS and Android devices, along with Virtual Reality applications for Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest. Support for the HTC Vive and other platforms is also under discussion.

The shooting of high-resolution images of the property using drones and high-end DLSR cameras has already been completed, and the 3D replicas are being created using photogrammetry software from RealityCapture and Pix4D. It is estimated that the entire development process will be completed by the end of April 2020.

Find out more

Visitors can follow the progress of the various projects in Segovia on Sputnik7’s website at https://sputnik7.com/Segovia. They can also download the Real Casa de Moneda brochure at https://sputnik7.com/Casa-de-Moneda-Virtual

About Segovia

Segovia, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world due to its extraordinary architecture. It has played a leading role throughout the history of Spain and is distinguished among other cities because of its rich cultural, cuisine, traditions, festivals and, above all, its impressive Roman Aqueduct. Find out more about Segovia at http://www.turismodesegovia.com/

About the Real Casa de Moneda

Built by Felipe II in 1583, the Real Casa de Moneda was an innovative and pioneering coin factory in Spain and the first property of the crown. It housed the most modern machinery of its time for the production of coins, ahead of the factories of the industrial revolution, and is recognized as one of the best and oldest examples of industrial architecture in Europe. Today visitors can enjoy its two museums, exhibition halls, historic garden, channels with hydraulic wheels, guest houses, restaurants, and bar-cafeteria. Discover more at http://casamonedasegovia.es/

About Sputnik7

Sputnik7 Productions is a next-generation marketing and production company dedicated to the promotion of art, history and culture through the use of immersive experiences and virtual tours. We focus on creating engaging solutions that can be viewed and shared online and explored by visitors from all over the world. Find out more about Sputnik7 at https://www.sputnik7.com/

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Technnology Consultancy, Concentric Solutions, Secures OneStream Software’s Platinum Partner Status


OneStream Software today announced Concentric Solutions has become a Platinum level implementation partner. As a Platinum partner, OneStream recognizes Concentric’s commitment to align with OneStream’s strategic vision and continue to bring value to shared clients.

OneStream provides a unified, SmartCPMTM platform that simplifies and aligns financial consolidation, planning, reporting, analytics and financial data quality. OneStream eliminates the risk and complexity of data integration, validation and reconciliation between multiple products, applications or modules, and makes non-integrated CPM suites a thing of the past.

David Watson, Managing Director of Concentric Solutions commented, “helping our customers achieve better business performance from improved business insights is the core focus of our company. In 2013, we chose to partner with OneStream who not only provide best-in-class CPM technology, but also share in our commitment to outstanding customer success. Our team has unlocked the power of OneStream’s CPM platform in over 20 client organisations. We are delighted to be recognised as a Platinum Partner.”

“We are thrilled to announce Concentric Solutions has achieved Platinum level partner status,” said Craig Colby, Chief Revenue Officer of OneStream Software. “This status is awarded to partners who meet our high standards and continue to deliver exceptional solutions that drive value for our customers. Concentric’s new partner status is a reflection that more companies are turning to OneStream’s SmartCPM solution to simplify their financial processes and increase operational insights.”

About OneStream Software

OneStream Software provides a market-leading CPM solution that unifies and simplifies financial consolidation, planning, reporting, analytics and financial data quality for sophisticated organizations. Deployed via the cloud or on-premise, OneStream’s unified platform enables organizations to modernize Finance, replace multiple legacy applications, and reduce the total cost of ownership of financial systems. OneStream unleashes Finance teams to spend less time on data integration and system maintenance – and more time focusing on driving business performance.

The OneStream XF MarketPlace features over 50 downloadable solutions that allow customers to easily extend the value of their CPM platform to meet the changing needs of Finance and Operations.

About Concentric Solutions

Concentric Solutions is a business consulting and technology firm based in London and Munich. It serves a range of multi-national SMEs to established FTSE100 organisations across industry sectors, helping them address their financial and operational planning, forecasting, group consolidation and reporting needs. Concentric is a one-stop consultancy providing Corporate Performance Management (‘CPM’) advisory and software selection services, end-to-end solution delivery services, application support and managed hosting.

For more information about Concentric Solutions, please visit www.concentricsolutions.com

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