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New River Innovation Announces Version 2.2 Release of Beyond415


(PRWEB) May 02, 2012

New River Innovation announced today the major new release of its software for post-filing issues,Beyond415 (v. 2.2). Core enhancements include an updated interface, a Client Gateway, expandability, and additional reporting features.

Core enhancements for this release include:


ExpandabilityWith the latest version of Beyond415, users can easily create their own template document sets, categorize them by issue and share them across the firm, allowing staff to leverage experience and knowledge. When a user selects a template document, the system prefills the document with client and firm data. Whether its a federal, state or local tax issue, Beyond415 equips firms to address it efficiently and effectively.

Client GatewayPost-filing issues require ongoing communication with clients, from preliminary data and document gathering to client follow-up after the issue has been addressed. Beyond415s Client Gateway allows users to conveniently and securely communicate with their clients. When a document or message is shared in the Gateway, the recipient receives an email alert. The recipient can reply inline or create an entirely new message. Client Gateway is included with all Beyond415 subscriptions.

Additional ReportingAs part of the Version 2.2 release, Beyond415 now offers enhanced reporting features, giving authorized users the ability to examine specific work across the firm. This feature provides information and management capabilities to senior practitioners as they leverage their staff.

Were always looking for ways to increase the feature set of Beyond415 while making it more intuitive to use, said Jim Buttonow, CPA, IRS practice and procedure expert, and cofounder of New River Innovation. With our 2.2 release, we think Beyond415 is a product that can provide value to the smallest firms all the way to the Big Four.

Start a free 14-day trial at http://www.beyond415.com.

Beyond415 is offered at http://www.beyond415.com and through select tax and accounting software partners.

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Enfocus Requirements Suite Now Live and Ready to Deliver Innovation


San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 15, 2012

The anticipated release of Enfocus Requirements Suite, the robust, interactive requirements tool by Enfocus Solutions Inc., is here. Starting now, this software as a service is available at http://www.enfocussolutions.com, and business analysts, project managers and IT professionals can start exploring the resources, horsepower, and stakeholder input capabilities of this revolutionary new service.

Enfocus Requirements Suite was strategically designed to allow for inclusive stakeholder involvement and collaboration, as well as greater transparency into business requirements. The Suite empowers stakeholders to input their user needs directly into the software, and lets IT developers translate those needs into actionable, traceable business requirements.

In addition, the tool comes with a feature not found in other online requirements management or development tools: an extensive variety of supporting resources, including requirements samples, templates, user persona examples, and self-help training materials that provide a foundation for project managers, business analysts, and CIOs to quickly document system requirements.

The unique stakeholder collaboration component along with the resources and references are what sets Enfocus Requirements Suite apart from other services, says Enfocus Solutions Inc. CEO John Parker.

Parker adds he is excited about the launch. Now business leaders will be able to use this tool in their own enterprises, creating more opportunities for innovation, greater project success, and more value to their bottom lines.

Enfocus Requirements Suite comprises four components that work together to help users utilize and leverage their knowledge of business rules and processes; stakeholder needs; and best practices in business analyses, project management, and information technology:


Requirements Excellence Framework a how-to guide of requirements examples and practice guides
RequirementPro the interactive requirements tool compatible with Mac and PC platforms
RequirementCoach sample requirements, benchmarking reports, and requirements training
StakeholderPortal the unique interface where stakeholders enter their needs and user stories and have transparency into requirements throughout the development and implementation lifecycle

Enfocus Requirements Suite can be used in both waterfall and agile development environments, and uses standardized language set forth by the APQC, the Business Analysts Body of Knowledge (BABOK), and the Business Process Management Body of Knowledge (BPM CBOK). The Suite is available in two pricing structures, with the Enterprise license providing access to videos by requirements expert Karl Wiegers, as well as eight hours of telephone consulting from Enfocus Solutions Inc.

Information on purchasing the Enfocus Requirements Suite is available at http://www.EnfocusSolutions.com.

About Enfocus Solutions Inc.

Enfocus Solutions Inc. helps businesses spur innovation, improve productivity, and cut costs by capturing, managing, and leveraging the systems requirements of their people, processes, and technology. A secure software as a service, the Enfocus Requirements Suite features user persona examples, best practice requirements, and requirements management training. Moreover, it is the only service available that lets stakeholders directly contribute to and collaborate on the requirements knowledgebase, using their own words. Enfocus Solutions Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Contact:

Andrea Palten

Enfocus Solutions Inc.

303 641-5152







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New Double-Issue Book Takes You to the Bottom and Top of Innovation

Laguna Niguel, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2012

Many employees working in a non-innovative company want to improve their skills, increase their job satisfaction or set themselves up for that next promotion. Recognizing this need, author Joseph Stein is pleased to release Bottom-Up Innovation, an easy-to-follow book that has all the essential building blocks needed to identify, ideate, and solve a business challenge.

Special sections unearth land mines employees need to watch out for as they unleash their creative and innovative potential and advice on how to steer through areas of the company that they have little or no control over.

I believe that we all have at least a little bit of Steve Jobs in us, states author Joseph Stein. However, this innovative spirit may be deeply buried within us and needs help getting uncovered and turned on.

On the flip side of the innovation coin, Top-Down Innovation addresses the desire of Company executives to create a lasting innovation environment in their Company. Many company executives recognize this need but dont have a full picture how to get there.

Top-Down Innovation not only guides these executives down the innovation highway, it is their personal GPS loaded with the latest maps and details. Top-Down Innovation is for those companies who want to use innovation as a platform to maximize their profits and beat the competition.

Joseph Stein commented, I often get asked why I combined these two books into one volume. There is a big difference between efforts to innovate in order to solve a specific business challenge (Bottom-Up Innovation) and efforts to create a lasting innovation environment in your company (Top-Down Innovation). It made a lot of sense to separate these two different but equally important components of innovation.

Mr. Stein continued, At the same time, its important to understand both sides of innovation. Its like any team sport where you have an offense or defense. Even if you only play an offensive position, a great understanding of how defense works will make you a better player.

Taking advantage of todays wealth of information, Bottom-Up and Top-Down Innovation includes references to many resources on the internet. E-book readers can enjoy the book in color and click on the many links in this book to get an enjoyable interactive experience.

There are also over a dozen useful templates and spreadsheets available in the Helpful Resources section of the Simply Innovate website. Bottom-Up and Top-Down Innovation also includes Action Summaries for each chapter that lists specific steps you need to take to achieve innovation success.

Available in paperback or in digital format at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks.

About Simply Innovate LLC:

Simply Innovate LLC is founded by Joseph Stein, author, entrepreneur and innovation expert and is focused on creating innovation products and services that empowers businesses, individuals and students to succeed. Find more about SI’s products and services at http://www.simplyinnovate.net.







Twoor.com Innovation Challenge Platform Offers Business and Community Leaders an Effective Way to Co-innovate with Employees, Customers, Users and Suppliers


Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

For the wicked problem that needs an innovative solution, there is now Twoor.com on demand innovation platform to create engagement towards solving that wicked problem.

For the business leaders that need to increase revenue, open a new channel, or create a new business model, there is now a way to engage employees, customers and other partners into an Innovation Challenge. Built by experts, the platform incorporates the lessons from decades of innovation experience.

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Praxis EMR Wins Frost & Sullivan Award for Innovation in Clinical Documentation


Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2012

Praxis Electronic Medical Record has been awarded Frost & Sullivans prestigious annual award for Technology Innovation in Clinical Documentation.

The newly released Praxis EMR v5 introduces groundbreaking features that allow users to pull data from free text, build custom queries, and automatically fulfill Meaningful Use criteria. This is the second time that Praxis EMR has received such an honor from Frost & Sullivan; Praxis was the winner of the 2008 award for Technology Innovation in Healthcare Information Technology.

Praxis EMR v5 presents Datum, the first-ever tool to resolve the incompatibility between naturally-written text and concrete data. With Datum, it is now possible to embed discrete data into free text, as well as to pull data from free text. This is made possible by the Praxis DataMiner, the most powerful query engine in medicine. Praxis DataMiner allows users to query any information in the Praxis database or build their own queries. These query capabilities present limitless opportunities for research organizations and clinical studies.

Praxis EMR is the only software that automates Meaningful Use and other third-party reporting initiatives. The clinical quality measures used to attest to Meaningful Use are built into Praxis EMR and are queried automatically. In other words, the structure of Praxis ensures that practitioners meet Pay for Performance, Meaningful Use, and other third-party reporting initiatives instantly and at the point of care.

We were impressed by how the Praxis EMR has the ability to make the daily lives of doctors easier and more efficient, observed Frost & Sullivan analyst Nancy Fabozzi. Praxis facilitates engagement between doctors, patients, and EMR technology, making the practice of medicine more rewarding.

Praxis is changing the way doctors practice medicine, said Dr. Richard Low, CEO and founder of Infor-Med Corporation, the maker of Praxis. The innovations in Praxis v5 have huge implications for the way doctors conduct research and attest to Meaningful Use. We are pleased that Frost & Sullivan continues to recognize our contributions to practicing physicians daily lives.

The recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation is selected after rigorous analysis of the leading companies in medical documentation. It is awarded to the company that best exhibits uniqueness of technology, impact on new products and functionality, impact on customer value, and innovation with relevance to the industry.

About Frost & Sullivan:

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

About Praxis Electronic Medical Records (Praxis EMR):

Award-winning and template free, Praxis EMR is a leading innovator of Electronic Medical Record software, serving thousands of physician-users across the U.S. and throughout the world. Whereas most other EMRs are based on rigid and cumbersome templates, Praxis EMR utilizes an artificial intelligence technology called Concept Processing that self learns from each clinician, becoming smarter and faster as the user charts in free text. Its unique approach to medical charting makes Praxis the most usable EMR on the market today. Praxis EMR’s focus on clinical usability consistently earns it #1 ratings in physician-user satisfaction polls, including #1 rankings in User Satisfaction, Overall Usability, Improving Medical Quality and several other categories in the ACP as well as the AAFP User Satisfaction Surveys. The new Praxis EMR v5 is certified as a Complete EHR under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Meaningful Use Program. View a free Praxis EMR demo at http://www.praxisemr.com/demo







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Recently Released Survey of In-House Counsel Reveals Potential For Law Department Innovation


Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2012

Industry questionnaires often reveal preferences and trends, but Business Integritys General Counsel Contract Automation and Management Survey of over 400 in-house lawyers spotlights something far more compelling: possibility. While in-house counsel are forced to produce an ever-increasing volume of higher-quality work with fewer resources than ever before, innovations that foster efficiency, including automated contracting initiatives, offer them the promise of focusing on higher-value substantive legal analysis.

Our team conducted this survey in the fall of 2011 to determine whether counsel work with inbound or outbound non-disclosure, sales, licensing and other agreements as part of their traditional initiatives, and to gauge the volume of material that each produces annually. We also wanted to learn whether law departments use Word macros, templates, clause libraries, Web-based intake forms or software designed to create and manage contracts.

The results were telling in that they showed a willingness by in-house leaders to study the weaknesses in their organizations and consider strategies to strengthen their processes. A few key themes emerged as well.

Self-service Strategies

Achieve Essential Efficiency

Staff Strategically

Proactively Reduce Risk

Accelerate Action with Automation

Read more about each theme and our recommendations for action in the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.







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Innovation Weekend Grand Finale 2012,The platform to support entrepreneurs who challenge world market will be held by SunBridge GV and Venture Now in Tokyo


Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) November 28, 2012

The global seed accelerator SunBridge Global Ventures Inc. (Head office: Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, President & CEO: Ikuo Hiraishi, henceforth SunBridge GV) and Venture Now, Inc. (Head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, CEO: Yasushi Takeuchi, henceforth Venture Now), the media specialized on Internet venture companies, have announced that they will hold Innovation Weekend Grand Finale 2012 on December 4, 2012, at JIJI PRESS Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Innovation Weekend was launched to serve as a platform to develop global venture business originating from Japan. It discovers promising entrepreneurs and creates opportunities to raise seed money and to receive various kinds of supports by linking them and investors. It was started in May, 2011, through the efforts of three main individuals – Ikuo Hiraishi of SunBridge Corporation (at the time, currently SunBridge GV); Yasushi Takeuchi who has investigated and reported the venture industry in Japan since 1998; and Kiyoshi Nishikawa who restarted the Netage.

Innovation Weekend Grand Finale 2012 will have rich and useful contents including presentations by successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and seed accelerators from Japan and overseas, and business plan contest by promising startups, as a culmination of quarterly held Innovation Weekend.

Moreover, adding to the universal theme of Go Global!, a tagline Its not a joke!! is set this year. We hope all the people who participate in Innovation Weekend can absorb the valuable stories and knowledge shared by the remarkable challengers who try expanding their business on a global scale, and also sense the possibility of global challenge.

Mr. Keith Teare will make a keynote on abundant stories about developing business on a global scale through the various positions as an incubator or as a serial entrepreneur. Previously he was co-founder of TechCrunch, and currently is CEO of just.me, a next generation SNS for coming mobile era born from Palo Alto based incubator “Archimedes Labs” established by him.

Furthermore, more and more challengers who aim to develop their business on a global scale will share their experiences to the challengers to be. Mr. Ray Grieselhuber, CEO & Founder of Ginzamarkets, Inc., is an alumnus of Y-Combinator and 500 startups in Silicon Valley, and has an experience of starting a company in Japan. From Japan, Mr. Taku Harada, CEO of Peatix Inc., is steadily gearing up to develop their business in the USA with his very international team.

In the pitch presentation part, being a feature of this event, the Grand Champion of Innovation Weekend 2012 will be chosen from the winners of quarterly held Innovation Weekend 2012, and the qualified public presenters. Ticket to international startup pitch contest held in Silicon Valley will be given to the grand champion by the organizers.

We hope that more and more people feel through this event that global expansion is a feasible dream that comes true. Thus, we will keep supporting and contributing to the activities that increase the population of global challengers.

[Event Overview]

Title:Innovation Weekend Grand Finale 2012 http://innovation-weekend.jp/en/

Date:13:30~20:30 Tuesday, 4th December 2012

Location:JIJI PRESS Hall (Ginza Tokyo)

Capacity:250~300

Fee:Pre-registration : General 6000 yen / Student 3000 yen

(On the day tickets: General 8000 yen / Student 4000 yen)

http://innovation-weekend.jp/en/register/

Organizer:SunBridge Global Ventures Inc./Venture Now, Inc.

Sponsor:

Fifty Percent of Online Retailers Plan to Replace E-commerce Platforms in Next 12 Months; Lack of Innovation Cited as Top Reason

Short Hills, NJ (PRWEB) September 11, 2009

FitForCommerce, a leading e-commerce consulting firm, together with Lyons Consulting Group, an e-commerce design and integration firm, offered retailers actionable advice on defining business and technical requirements and assessing e-commerce providers and their solutions. During the live webinar, Jamie Kail, Director of eCommerce Services at Lyons, shared lessons learned in selecting, implementing and supporting e-commerce solutions. Bernardine Wu, FitForCommerce’s Founder and CEO, presented an “E-commerce Diligence” methodology and specific ways to avoid costly mistakes in platform selection.

Polls conducted during the webinar yielded some interesting results:

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Webgistix Celebrates a Decade of Innovation in eCommerce Order Fulfillment


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 15, 2011

Webgistix Corp., the global leader in eCommerce order fulfillment, celebrates its tenth year anniversary this month. 2011 marks ten years of quality service, prodigious growth, and unmatched innovation by the company. Founded in Palo Alto, CA in 2001, Webgistix has grown from a small startup company to the premier service provider in global eCommerce order fulfillment.

As one of the first dedicated eCommerce fulfillment providers in the industry, Webgistix has consistently delivered industry firsts in order fulfillment while serving hundreds of mid-sized, fast growing eCommerce retailers around the world in diverse industries such as nutraceuticals, fitness and sports equipment, pet supplies, cosmetics, specialized apparel and more.

In 2002, Webgistix introduced its revolutionary SmartFill order fulfillment technology, the first technology to fully integrate with FedEx, UPS and USPS as well as and shopping cart software, automating much of the traditionally manual fulfillment process. SmartFill provided online retailers who outsourced their order fulfillment to Webgistix with real-time access to their inventory, order information, and fulfillment costs, 24/7, from any internet-enabled device.

Now in its tenth generation of development, SmartFill is cloud-based order fulfillment software integrated with industry leading shopping cart platforms, including eBay, Magento, Shopify, 3DCart, Volusion, and Channel Advisor, to automate order fulfillment from transaction to shipment.

In 2003, the company guaranteed order turnaround by the next business day, ensuring exceptionally quick order fulfillment, and becoming the first company to offer this as a guaranteed cost-effective solution to its customers. Not long after, Webgistix won its first Outstanding Service Award from UPS, the first of many consecutive awards, and was named to the Best Companies list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) in 2008.

Over the years, Webgistix has introduced an Automatic Service Guarantee for accuracy and speed, an online support system for quick response, forged partnerships with a diverse collection of eCommerce companies around the world, including eBay China, launched strategic fulfillment locations in the United States and shipped millions of orders. Click here to find out more on how Webgistixs bi-coastal fulfillment solution reduces shipping costs and shortens delivery times, giving online retailers the highest customer rankings for fast shipping.

As I reflect on the last ten years, eCommerce has grown into a formidable industry where the growth of eCommerce retail is significantly outpacing traditional brick and mortal retailers, said Joseph DiSorbo, CEO and Founder of Webgistix. In 2001, Webgistix started with a vision to deliver fast and accurate global eCommerce order fulfillment. Over the past 10 years, by combining ingenuity and persistence, with technology and services we have created a system that consistently delivers fast and accurate order fulfillment. As a result, customers turn to Webgistix as a leading innovator in eCommerce order fulfillment. Over the next ten years, Webgistix will continue to break new ground with eCommerce order fulfillment technology and services that save online retailers time and money while giving them the control and flexibility to grow their businesses.

For more general information about the company, go their website, or visit Webgistix at the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition 2011, June 14-17 in San Diego. Webgistix is exhibiting at Booth #1640 and is participating in an IRCE partner promotion at the Magento Booth #1515. Webgistix is also holding personalized fulfillment audits for eCommerce retailers who have not yet recognized the benefits of outsourcing their fulfillment. One participant will receive a free trip to Las Vegas, with hotel included.

About Webgistix

Webgistix is a global leader in eCommerce order fulfillment that operates bi-coastal fulfillment centers that serve hundreds of established eCommerce retailers. Webgistix delivers SmartFill, Cloud-based technology that works with all major shopping carts and is optimized for mobile commerce. Webgistix customers outsource their order fulfillment to Webgistix to eliminate fixed overhead, increase the speed and accuracy of their global order fulfillment, and retain control and visibility over their fulfillment operations.

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Webgistix Celebrates a Decade of Innovation in eCommerce Order Fulfillment


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 15, 2011

Webgistix Corp., the global leader in eCommerce order fulfillment, celebrates its tenth year anniversary this month. 2011 marks ten years of quality service, prodigious growth, and unmatched innovation by the company. Founded in Palo Alto, CA in 2001, Webgistix has grown from a small startup company to the premier service provider in global eCommerce order fulfillment.

As one of the first dedicated eCommerce fulfillment providers in the industry, Webgistix has consistently delivered industry firsts in order fulfillment while serving hundreds of mid-sized, fast growing eCommerce retailers around the world in diverse industries such as nutraceuticals, fitness and sports equipment, pet supplies, cosmetics, specialized apparel and more.

In 2002, Webgistix introduced its revolutionary SmartFill order fulfillment technology, the first technology to fully integrate with FedEx, UPS and USPS as well as and shopping cart software, automating much of the traditionally manual fulfillment process. SmartFill provided online retailers who outsourced their order fulfillment to Webgistix with real-time access to their inventory, order information, and fulfillment costs, 24/7, from any internet-enabled device.

Now in its tenth generation of development, SmartFill is cloud-based order fulfillment software integrated with industry leading shopping cart platforms, including eBay, Magento, Shopify, 3DCart, Volusion, and Channel Advisor, to automate order fulfillment from transaction to shipment.

In 2003, the company guaranteed order turnaround by the next business day, ensuring exceptionally quick order fulfillment, and becoming the first company to offer this as a guaranteed cost-effective solution to its customers. Not long after, Webgistix won its first Outstanding Service Award from UPS, the first of many consecutive awards, and was named to the Best Companies list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) in 2008.

Over the years, Webgistix has introduced an Automatic Service Guarantee for accuracy and speed, an online support system for quick response, forged partnerships with a diverse collection of eCommerce companies around the world, including eBay China, launched strategic fulfillment locations in the United States and shipped millions of orders. Click here to find out more on how Webgistixs bi-coastal fulfillment solution reduces shipping costs and shortens delivery times, giving online retailers the highest customer rankings for fast shipping.

As I reflect on the last ten years, eCommerce has grown into a formidable industry where the growth of eCommerce retail is significantly outpacing traditional brick and mortal retailers, said Joseph DiSorbo, CEO and Founder of Webgistix. In 2001, Webgistix started with a vision to deliver fast and accurate global eCommerce order fulfillment. Over the past 10 years, by combining ingenuity and persistence, with technology and services we have created a system that consistently delivers fast and accurate order fulfillment. As a result, customers turn to Webgistix as a leading innovator in eCommerce order fulfillment. Over the next ten years, Webgistix will continue to break new ground with eCommerce order fulfillment technology and services that save online retailers time and money while giving them the control and flexibility to grow their businesses.

For more general information about the company, go their website, or visit Webgistix at the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition 2011, June 14-17 in San Diego. Webgistix is exhibiting at Booth #1640 and is participating in an IRCE partner promotion at the Magento Booth #1515. Webgistix is also holding personalized fulfillment audits for eCommerce retailers who have not yet recognized the benefits of outsourcing their fulfillment. One participant will receive a free trip to Las Vegas, with hotel included.

About Webgistix

Webgistix is a global leader in eCommerce order fulfillment that operates bi-coastal fulfillment centers that serve hundreds of established eCommerce retailers. Webgistix delivers SmartFill, Cloud-based technology that works with all major shopping carts and is optimized for mobile commerce. Webgistix customers outsource their order fulfillment to Webgistix to eliminate fixed overhead, increase the speed and accuracy of their global order fulfillment, and retain control and visibility over their fulfillment operations.

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