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News from October, 2012

Aravo Chairs Supply Chain Risk Management Track at Procurecon USA 2012

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Press Release – Aravo

Aravo Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLM) and B2B information and collaboration solutions, recently chaired a Procurecon USA 2012 industry track exploring best practices in global supply chain risk management. Joined by Thomas Hattier, Manager, GE Shared Source Services, Aravo also led roundtable sessions discussing Fortune 500 challenges around: “Taming Supplier Information Complexity: Building A Single Source of Truth Across the Enterprise”.

Procurecon’s agenda focuses on topics to ensure that procurement does not become an impediment to progress but rather a key driver of supply availability & continuity, business excellence, and working capital growth for R&D investment and managed growth. Global supply chain risk management track sessions led by Aravo at Procurecon included presentations discussing:

— Corporate identity theft by scammers impersonating enterprise procurement departments to establish credit lines with suppliers and place fake orders for goods to be transshipped overseas.

— The evolution of electronic payment methods to simplify settlement processes and reduce accounts payable risk, errors and fraud.

— Global risk management best practices for risk identification, prioritization and mitigation across industries and geographies.  (Full Article)

InsideView Eyes a Critical Market: Small Business

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 – Kelly Liyakasa

InsideView, a sales solutions company that has become somewhat synonymous with the phrase “social selling,” has forged a partnership with consumer and business credit reporting agency Equifax that will help InsideView lay claim to what it calls an underserved area—marketing and selling to small businesses.

Together with Equifax, InsideView has developed a single-source business data solution for B2B sales and marketing organizations targeting small and midsized companies to have a better means to verify company credit and financial standings.

Equifax has essentially integrated its proprietary technology and business data into the InsideView Sales Intelligence solution, which culls data from news and social media sites for deeper knowledge on prospects. Because the solution links back to a user’s CRM system, the salesperson or marketer can view information like credit risk indicators and stability indices without changing their workflow pattern.  (Full Article)

Canadian Solar Modules Installed in Pennsylvania’s Largest Solar Energy Installation

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Press Release – groSolar

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, “we” or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar companies, today announced its modules have been installed in a 5MW (AC) solar plant located in a dense agricultural area of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The environment-friendly solar project, dubbed Keystone, was developed by Community Energy Solar and constructed by groSolar.

Canadian Solar utility-scale MaxPower modules are part of the unique installation by Community Energy, which was adapted with an organic perspective to preserve and improve the farmland the installation resides on. The solar panels are installed on driven posts without concrete to avoid soil disturbance and specific ground cover was selected to maintain and improve the organic soil content.  (Full Article)

Hitachi Solutions Selects InsideView Sales Intelligence Solution for Thousands of Its Microsoft Dynamics CRM Clients

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Press Release – InsideView

InsideView, the sales intelligence leader that lets sales and marketing professionals get in and win, today announced that Hitachi Solutions America has selected InsideView for its clients using Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Hitachi Solutions America, the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year for 2011, selected InsideView for its ability to deliver accurate, up to the minute sales intelligence within the Dynamics CRM record. The combination of InsideView and Microsoft Dynamics CRM puts essential information at the fingertips of sales professionals, enabling them to quickly identify opportunities, engage with prospects and win deals.

“InsideView is one of the hottest sales tools on the market today. It’s everything a salesperson needs to be smarter and more productive — and win more deals. We’re excited to be InsideView’s first US reseller — bringing the power of InsideView to our Microsoft Dynamics CRM clients,” said Gary Peterson, Senior Vice President, Hitachi Solutions America, Business Solution Group.  (Full Article)

Ecospan Delivers ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Sustainability for Holiday Gift ‘Returns Season’

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Press Release–Ecospan

For the consumer, ‘returns’means taking or sending their purchases back to the store and that’s the end of it. For the retailer or manufacturer, it’s just the beginning of a costly shipping cycle. Today, Ecospan announces a way to deliver many happy returns for retailers and manufacturers this season with reusable and sustainable containers that save companies money and remain in the shipping cycle and out of landfills. Ecospan, the only global developer and producer of 100% biobased plastic durable goods, is introducing the first ‘off-the-shelf’ bioplastic shipping enclosure solution for high-value goods for retailers and manufacturers to incorporate into their reverse logistics operation in time for the holiday gift ‘returns’ season.

After seeing the tremendous success of its more than 12-million ‘custom-made’ bioplastic product shipping cases placed in circulation over the past year, Ecospan has launched a line of pre-sized, ‘ready to use’ and highly durable protective cases used to replace petroleum-based plastics in the reverse logistics process with sustainable bioplastic alternatives.

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