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NEW BOUNDARY TECHNOLOGIES RELEASES PRISM SUITE 9

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Automated Windows Configuration Management Suite Introduces Secure, Internet-based Administration and Compliance;Extends Mobile Workforce and Distributed Environment ManagementMINNEAPOLIS, October 16, 2008 – www.newboundary.com – New Boundary Technologies®, the IT automation innovator, today announced the release of Prism Suite® 9. Powered by the company’s automated configuration management innovations like Smart UpdateTM and Configuration Groups, Prism Suite 9 extends Windows configuration management to now include secure, Internet-based administration of the mobile workforce and widely distributed remote locations. With an open client/server architecture and modular design, Prism Suite 9 is engineered to automate and streamline processes within corporate IT departments and for delivery via managed service provider (MSP) and software as a service (SaaS) models.Prism Suite 9 delivers robust, safe, and seamless Windows system management for any location, from any location. Engineered for the needs of IT departments that manage widely dispersed office locations and mobile Windows systems, Prism Suite 9 is also ideally positioned to provide managed service providers with an automated Windows configuration and compliance offering that can be delivered as an online service.”Prism Suite 9 automates the Windows configuration management processes that are essential to supporting a wide variety of compliance initiatives,” said Michael Osterman, president of Osterman Research. “The Internet-based administration feature allows Prism Suite to drive new efficiencies that allow IT departments to extend their staffing and budget resources. By combining a high level of automation and ease of use with Internet-based administration, Prism Suite also offers managed service providers a powerful Windows configuration management solution they can offer as a service that delivers the same level of configuration compliance that corporate IT departments can achieve.”Powered by scalable technologies that enable dynamic Windows configuration management, Prism Suite automates asset management, software packaging and deployment, and software patching to deliver continuous, real-time compliance with organizational IT standards and regulatory measures. New features of Prism Suite 9 include:

EDI Service Provider SPS Commerce Joins NetSuite’s SuiteFlex Developer Program

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Software-as-a-Service Provider Integrates its Offerings for Improved Supply Chain CommunicationsSAN MATEO, Calif. and MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Dec. 11, 2007 – SPS Commerce today announced that it has become a member of NetSuite’s® SuiteFlex SM Developer Program. By integrating NetSuite’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ERP solution and outsourced SaaS Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) services from SPS Commerce, suppliers can seamlessly communicate order, inventory and shipment information from NetSuite through SPS Commerce to their trading and supply chain partners such as third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and sourcing companies.As a member of NetSuite’s program, SPS Commerce plans to extend NetSuite’s One System Architecture with new capabilities to meet the needs of suppliers requiring EDI connections to the SPS Commerce network of more than 1,200 retailers and grocers. The SuiteFlex Development platform allows third-party applications to integrate transaction data – orders, inventory, invoices and shipments – with their applications, and enable customers and third-party developers to build new workflows and applications that can look and operate as if NetSuite’s own developers wrote them.NetSuite holds critical business data of a company – orders, invoices, website transactions, shipping records, time tracking, and payroll data – the applications that are built on it using SuiteFlex can provide key tools for managing the company’s business. SPS Commerce’s Adaptor for NetSuite, created via SuiteFlex, is an excellent example of this that can benefit other companies. With the SPS Commerce Adapter for NetSuite, orders are created automatically in NetSuite when a trading partner sends a purchase order via EDI through the SPS Commerce service. When the invoice for the trading partner is created in NetSuite, it is integrated with the company’s partners via EDI.“As leaders in SaaS business-to-business solutions, SPS’ and NetSuite’s customers know the added reliability, lower cost of ownership and expertise of the SaaS delivery model,” said David Novak, Executive Vice President of Business Development at SPS Commerce. “With this integrated solution, suppliers can provide critical business data found within an organization’s ERP solution to its supply chain partners via a proven EDI service. More importantly, these organizations can reap the benefits of SaaS offerings and focus on their core competencies, not ERP or EDI.”About SuiteFlex and NetSuite’s SuiteFlex Developer ProgramSuiteFlex is an application development platform that enables the creation of third-party vertical applications within NetSuite, as well as business process customization for any end-user company. SuiteFlex includes several industry technology advances and innovations including additions to SuiteScript SM – which allows for on-demand programming using only a web browser on a device with Internet access. As a part of SuiteScript, NetSuite introduced Suitelets SM and SuiteScript UI Objects, allowing customers and third-party developers to build new workflows and applications that can look and operate as if NetSuite’s own developers wrote them. In addition, SuiteFlex introduces a new concept for the Software as a Service market — “Service as Software,” SuiteBundler SM — to deliver new integrated vertical solutions by packaging their Suitelets and other extensions with NetSuite’s core ERP/CRM/Ecommerce application. SuiteBundler enables solution providers to embed their industry-best practices, knowledge and applications — traditionally delivered as one-off services — into the actual NetSuite application for verticals in a repeatable fashion.NetSuite’s SuiteFlex Developer Program was established to help solution providers achieve success in vertical markets by bringing them the following:• Template development account with extensive SuiteFlex customization, development and integration capabilities and access to the entire NetSuite suite of applications. Developers can create and test their customizations, applications and integrations in this account and use it as a template for a repeatable solution they can deploy to multiple customers.• Online product and technical documentation and online product training.• Phone and email technical support.• Participation in the SuiteFlex developer forum.• Eligibility to join NetSuite’s Referral Program.• Ability to apply for inclusion in the SuiteFlex Solutions directory.About SPS CommerceSPS Commerce provides a communication solution to be used by each partner in a company’s supply chain. More than 12,000 retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs have selected SPS Commerce as their outsourced EDI provider to automate and integrate their trading relationships. Using the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, SPS Commerce can dramatically lower setup and on-going costs, along with the time and risks of traditional EDI software by outsourcing the entire B2B communication process. The company’s offerings leverage its multi-tenant architecture, multi-party sharing, comprehensive knowledge of hundreds of retailers’ business processes and specifications and integration expertise with a variety of accounting, merchandising and ERP systems. SPS Commerce is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For additional information, please contact SPS Commerce at 866-2450-8100 or visit www.spscommerce.com.About NetSuiteNetSuite Inc. is a leading vendor of on-demand, integrated business management application suites for small and medium-sized businesses. NetSuite enables companies to manage key business operations in a single system, which includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Ecommerce. NetSuite’s patent-pending “real-time dashboard” technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information.NetSuite, the NetSuite logo, SuiteBundler, SuiteFlex, Suitelets and SuiteScript are service-marks or trademarks of NetSuite Inc.SPS Commerce is a registered trademark of SPS Commerce Inc. SPSCommerce.net and the SPS Commerce logo are the property of SPS Commerce, Inc. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.###

NEXCOM Outsources EDI Enablement Program Targeting 1300+ Vendors to SPS Commerce

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Retailer to Increase Visibility to In-Transit Inventory and Streamline ReceivingMinneapolis, Minn., Dec. 4, 2007 – SPS Commerce, a leading trading partner integration center offering fully outsourced Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Catalog functions, announced today that The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has selected SPS Commerce’s outsourced vendor enablement service. SPS’ enablement program will expand the number of transactions electronically exchanged between NEXCOM and its EDI-enabled vendors, who represent 83 percent of NEXCOM’s volume. With SPS’ assistance, NEXCOM’s vendors will be adding the advance ship notice (ASN) and bar code labels by year-end to offer visibility to in-transit inventory and streamline receiving at NEXCOM’s distribution centers and stores. The enablement program was launched on June 14, 2007, with a webcast to NEXCOM’s vendors announcing the program details.This program is the next step in NEXCOM’s supply chain strategy. By integrating a growing number of business transactions with its vendors, NEXCOM can experience efficiencies throughout the supply chain, and be prepared for its Transportation Management System (TMS) implementation. NEXCOM has 328 retail locations and 13 distribution centers worldwide. The retailer offers more than 200k items including hard-lines, consumables, softlines and services for authorized patrons through its retail stores.“We are pleased to have been selected by NEXCOM to lead their current enablement program,” commented Archie Black, President and CEO of SPS Commerce. “NEXCOM’s unique retailing focus includes an expansive vendor community, representing manufacturers in grocery as well as discount and high-end consumer goods. Every day SPS provides quality EDI and integration services to thousands of vendors in these categories. We are using this expertise on NEXCOM’s behalf to maximize the adoption of these new transactions across NEXCOM’s vendor community to the benefit of all parties.”About SPS CommerceSPS Commerce is a leading trading partner integration center offering fully outsourced Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Catalog capabilities. Today, more than 12,000 retailers and manufacturers have selected SPS Commerce as their outsource provider to automate and integrate their trading relationships. Using the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) software model, SPS Commerce dramatically lowers the setup and on-going costs, along with the time and risks of traditional EDI software by outsourcing the entire process. The company’s offerings leverage its multi-tenant architecture, comprehensive knowledge of hundreds of retailer’s business processes and specifications, and integration expertise with a variety of accounting, merchandising and ERP systems including Oracle, NetSuite, SAP, Epicor, Great Plains, QuickBooks, Macola, MAS 90/200 & 500, Microsoft Business Solutions applications, Peachtree and many more. SPS Commerce is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. For additional information, please contact SPS Commerce at 866-245-8100 or visit www.spscommerce.comSPS Commerce is a registered trademark of SPS Commerce Inc. SPSCommerce.net and the SPS Commerce logo are the property of SPS Commerce, Inc. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.###

SPS Commerce, Leading SAAS EDI Service Provider Appoints Former Amazon.com Financial Executive as its New CFO

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Kim Nelson Joins B2B Integration SaaS Company to Set Financial Strategy and Lead Communications to its Investor CommunityMinneapolis, Minn., Nov. 27, 2007 – SPS Commerce, the leading provider of SaaS EDI services announced today that Kim Nelson has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Ms. Nelson will set SPS Commerce’s financial strategy including planning and budgeting, as well as manage the company’s communications with its investors and the financial community at large.Prior to joining SPS, Ms. Nelson served as Finance Director at Amazon.com. During her seven years at Amazon.com, she managed the investor relations department, overseeing quarterly communications of financial results, shareholder meetings, and SEC documents. In addition, Ms. Nelson held financial leadership positions in its Worldwide Applications and Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis groups.“Kim Nelson has more than 18 years of experience in financial planning, budgeting and forecasting, and most recently investor relations for high-growth and Fortune 500 companies,” stated Archie Black, President and CEO of SPS Commerce. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing the financial strategies and communications for high-growth companies. We are pleased to add her expertise and leadership to our executive team.”About SPS CommerceSPS Commerce provides a comprehensive communication solution to every partner in the supply chain. More than 12,000 retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs have selected SPS Commerce as their outsourced provider to automate and integrate their trading relationships. Using the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, SPS Commerce dramatically lowers setup and on-going costs, along with the time and risks of traditional EDI software by outsourcing the entire B2B communication process. The company’s offerings leverage its multi-tenant architecture, multi-party sharing, comprehensive knowledge of hundreds of retailer’s business processes and specifications and integration expertise with a variety of accounting, merchandising and ERP systems including Oracle, NetSuite, SAP, Epicor, Great Plains, QuickBooks, Macola, MAS 90/200 & 500, Microsoft Business Solutions applications, Peachtree and many more. SPS Commerce is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For additional information, please contact SPS Commerce at 866-245-8100 or visit www.spscommerce.com.SPS Commerce is a registered trademark of SPS Commerce Inc. SPSCommerce.net and the SPS Commerce logo are the property of SPS Commerce, Inc. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.###

DDL Expands Into New Environmental Testing Laboratory – Responds to Rapid Growth and Increased Demand for Environmental Testing Services

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Package, product and environmental testing laboratory, DDL Inc, opens an additional environmental testing laboratory to meet increased demand for testing services.Minneapolis, MN, May 31, 2006http://www.testedandproven.com/ – DDL, a leading package, product and environmental testing laboratory, is expanding into a second environmental testing laboratory.The facility, in Eden Prairie, MN, will act as an overflow as the company expands, allowing the widely recognized thought leaders in the field of package, product and environmental package testing to take on more projects and respond to an increase in demand.“The new environmental testing laboratory will allow us to take on 25% more environmental testing projects per year,” said John Hart, CEO of DDL Inc. “This also frees up more space in our main testing lab, allowing us to increase the number of other DDL package, product and material testing projects.”Environmental testing involves exposing a package or product to controlled temperatures and humidity in order to reproduce the conditions that the package/product is expected to survive in its transportation, storage and operating life. After exposure, the package or product is assessed for damage.“Environmental testing is a very important part of package validation,” said Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL. “DDL uses environmental testing services to determine shelf life and expiration dates for medical devices and other critical applications.”For more information on the types of environmental testing services performed at DDL, visit http://www.testedandproven.com/environmental-testing-services.html About DDLDDL offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a zero-cost package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 7). DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California. http://www.testedandproven.com

Watermark Learning Responds to Major Project Management Dilemma – Presents Business Requirements Analysis Tips at Delivering Project Excellence 2006

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Minneapolis, MN, May 25, 2006http://www.watermarklearning.com – Watermark Learning, a leader in business analysis, project management training and skill development, is responding to a recurring dilemma facing project managers and business analysts – how to gather business requirements for a reluctant client or sponsor?Watermark Learning Co-Principal, Richard Larson, PMP, will deliver a presentation on business requirements analysis at the upcoming Delivering Project Excellence event in Scottsdale, AZ, June 5 – 7, 2006.“Obtaining customer requirements is one of the most difficult stages of project management,” said Richard Larson. “Oftentimes, customers are reluctant, unavailable or simply unable to define their business requirements.”Larson will directly address this common dilemma facing project managers and will provides tips on how to respectfully question key stakeholders about their real needs and provide recommendations that best meet their business objectives.In his presentation “Want to Be a ‘Star’ in Requirements Planning?” Larson will share a set of professional interviewing techniques to help project managers and business analysts properly gather business requirements.These techniques will include:• How to summarize your findings & recommendations• How to feel good about asking questions• How to get stakeholder buy-in and interest“Ultimately, the client wants a solution that will get to the root of the business problem,” said Larson. “Digging down to the root is where effective requirements gathering is crucial.”Event Information“Want to Be a ‘Star’ in Requirements Planning? Time to Rev-up your Internal Consulting Skills.”Tuesday, June 6, 20063.10 – 3.50 pmScottsdale Resort, Spa & Conference Center, AZRegister for the Delivering Project Excellence event at https://www.dpe2006.info/regis.htmlFor more information on effective business requirements analysis, visithttp://www.watermarklearning.com/businessRAtraining.htmlAbout Watermark LearningWatermark Learning is a leading project management and requirements analysis training and skill development company. Founded by industry veterans, Elizabeth Larson & Richard Larson, Watermark Learning also offers Masters Certificate Programs through Auburn University in Business Analysis and Project Management. Watermark Learning maintains training facilities in both Minnesota and Arizona.http://www.watermarklearning.com

Package Testing Services Firm, DDL, Launches New Website As Educational Resource for Manufacturers&Packaging Professionals

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Minneapolis, MN, April 21, 2006http://www.testedandproven.com/ – DDL, a leading package, product and material testing services firm, has launched a new website to offer manufacturers and packaging professionals an interactive educational resource.DDL recognizes that many manufacturers and packaging professionals are unable to keep up-to-date with changing compliance requirements and the implications for the testing of their package or product. DDL has re-designed its website to better serve the industry with educational information that will keep them on top of compliance.“The package testing industry is continually changing,” said Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL, “DDL will be able to keep industry professionals up-to-date on the latest industry standards and testing requirements via advanced features now available on its website.”The new DDL website includes the following features:•    On-demand webinars•    Industry standards search capability•    Articles download•    PackReview startup kitDDL is currently running a series of three webinars on the forthcoming ISO 11607 revisions. These revisions will impact compliance requirements for package validation and the distribution of medical devices.DDL also offers a free PackReview startup kit to manufacturers looking to validate their package in compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 7).“Manufacturers understand that they need to comply with industry standards, but the finer details can often be confusing,” said John Hart, CEO of DDL. “DDL’s PackReview startup kit is a concise, clear instruction manual on what manufacturers need to do to comply with ISO 11607 (clause 7).”You can visit the new DDL website at http://www.testedandproven.comRegister for the DDL on-demand “ISO 11607 Revisions” webinar at http://www.testedandproven.com/webinars_ondemand.html About DDL DDL offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a zero-cost package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 7). DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California. http://www.testedandproven.com

Magnum Technologies Offers the Holy Grail of IT Service Management to CIO’s

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Underscores, via New White Paper, how ADVANTAGE Business Service Management (BSM) Software supports ITIL Best Practices Magnum Technologies’ ADVANTAGE Business Service Management Software Aligns IT Departments with Business Objectives. Offers Business Service Discovery, Service Level Management, ITIL Compliance Reporting and Multi-Layer Correlation which helps to prioritize IT activities based on the impact to the business, and true integration with third party management tools.

MINNEAPOLIS – April 13, 2006www.magnum-tech.com – Magnum Technologies’ Business Service Management Software bridges the gap between the IT Department and the business and in doing so delivers the Holy Grail of IT Service Management to its customers.

Jean-Pierre Garbani, Forrester Research, Vice President of Computing Infrastructures and Security group states that, “Aligning IT with business objectives and showing the value of IT to the business is often seen as the Holy Grail by many CIO’s.”Service Level Management is a key discipline of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) which provides businesses with a customizable framework of best practices to achieve quality service and overcome difficulties associated with the growth of IT systems.“The ability to connect the IT department to the business and create an increase in IT productivity while decreasing cost is what senior level executives demand,” says Mike Ducatelli, executive vice president, Magnum Technologies. “Magnum Technologies’ BSM offering delivers that exact connection and also allows for efficient and streamlined ITIL adoption.”Magnum Technologies, in a newly released whitepaper entitled “Leveraging Magnum Technologies’ ADVANTAGE ® Software to Achieve Your Service Level Management and ITIL Initiatives” identifies the following CIO demands:

H.M. Cragg Co. Helps Businesses Prepare For Storm Season Offering Strategies To Keep Critical Business Systems, Such As Computers And Databases, “Power Up” And Prevent Revenue Loss

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

H.M. Cragg Offers ‘Six Strategies to Keep Your Spring “Power Up” During Storm Season’

H.M. Cragg Co. provides companies with smart, cost-effective strategies to maintain power during the upcoming storm season via battery maintenance, surge protection and Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS).MINNEAPOLIS – April 12, 2006 www.hmcragg.com – H.M. Cragg Co., a MN-based provider of quality power solutions including Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS) and batteries, today announced their efforts to help businesses retain reliable power during the upcoming storm season.Power outages due to the electrical spikes and surges that result from lightening storms can lead to significant financial losses for businesses. Specifically, they can cause any of the following systems to go down:

  • computers – productivity and revenue is lost when computers crash unexpectedly
  • phones – customer service stops and orders are lost when phones are dead
  • point of sale – when a company can’t process a sale, revenue is directly impacted
  • database – when prospect information is corrupted or lost and can’t be accessed, the sales cycle can be delayed

Search Marketing Expert Lee Odden Reveals How Search Engine Optimization, Blogs and PR Provide a Competitive Edge

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Boston, MA, April 7, 2006 http://www.toprankmarketing.com – Search marketing expert, Lee Odden, President of TopRank Online Marketing, will be speaking at the upcoming WebmasterWorld Pubcon conference in Boston, April 18 – 20, 2006.Odden will outline how the integration of online public relations tactics with blog marketing and search engine optimization can deliver a distinct advantage to marketers who desire to build high brand awareness and increased sales online.Traditional public relations initiatives can improve results significantly by leveraging online exposure opportunities. For example, many pitching efforts are lacking impact because they don’t take into account the fact that press releases are documents that can get indexed and ranked by search engines. Press releases that are optimized effectively can improve media coverage and also assist search engine rankings.Business blogs can be very effective tools for communicating with prospects, clients and journalists. Blogs are also inherently search engine friendly and when properly optimized, can provide a significant boost to a web site’s search engine rankings.“Companies can gain a competitive marketing advantage by integrating search engine optimization with tactics such as press releases and blog marketing,” said Lee Odden. “The marketing synergy created by integrating SEO, blogs and press release optimization provides a tremendous advantage over traditional PR by itself.”Lee is joined on the panel by David McInnis, founder and CEO of PRWeb, an industry leading news wire service, Robin Liss, Founder and President of Camcorderinfo.com and Lawrence Coburn, President of RateItAll, Inc.Join Lee Odden and his distinguished colleagues at WebmasterWorld Pubcon 2006 to find out more information on how integrating SEO, blogs and online PR can have a positive impact on increasing prospect inquiries, sales and online brand visibilitySession: “Public Relations”Date: Wednesday April 19Time: 10:15 – 11.30 am ESTLocation: Hynes Convention Center, Salon D, Boston, MARegister for WebmasterWorld Pubcon 2006 at http://www.pubcon.com/register.htmGet more information on integrating blogs, SEO and online PR plus a copy of “The Lowdown on Press Release Optimization” by Lee Odden at http://www.misukanisodden.com/Integration.phpAbout TopRank Online MarketingTopRank Online Marketing (www.toprankresults.com) is an industry leading search marketing agency offering integrated search engine optimization, online public relations and blog marketing services. TopRank has been listed as a top ten world-wide SEO firm by topseos.com and Promotion World and is the only Minnesota search marketing firm included in Marketing Sherpa’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization Firms.Founded in 2001 by veteran online marketer Lee Odden, TopRank is a member of the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization (SEMPO.org), the Search Engine Marketing Council of the Direct Marketing Association (the-DMA.org), and serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA.org). Odden publishes the award winning Online Marketing Blog and his articles frequently appear on WebProNews, Search Engine Guide, Search Engine Journal, ISEDB, AllBusiness.com, Lockergnome and numerous business publications on the topics of SEO, blogs and online PR. Odden has also been quoted in U.S. News, The Economist and DM News and speaks at Search Engine Strategies, WebmasterWorld Pubcon, ACCM, eComXpo and DMA conferences.

 
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