By: Linda Rosencrance
Körber Acquires HighJump – a Leading US-American Supply Chain and Cloud Solutions Specialist
International technology group Körber has acquired supply chain software company HighJump. A Microsoft Gold Partner, HighJump’s supply chain suite integrates to Microsoft Dynamics ERP products,
The purchase of HighJump will be from its parent company, Accellos Holdings and its primary investor, Accel-KKR, a technology focused investment firm, according to company officials. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With the acquisition of HighJump, the Körber Group aims to be the technology leader in the SCM (supply chain management) software segment, according to company officials.
“Körber AG will be a tremendous long-term strategic and financial partner for HighJump,” said Chad Collins, CEO of HighJump, in a statement. “We look forward to collaborating with our new colleagues from the business area logistics systems, such as Inconso, Aberle Software and DMLogic and the entire Körber Group, to establish a market leading position in this ever-changing supply chain environment.”
TRIMIT and PA Group USA Announce Partnership
TRIMIT, a provider of industry-specific software solutions for fashion, furniture and configurable manufacturing, and PA Group USA, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Dynamics ERP, are joining forces
PA Group will work with companies to implement TRIMIT’s software. This will help PA Group’s customers get full transparency throughout their business processes, bring new products to market quicker, and drive growth, officials of the companies said in a statement.
“We are always looking for ways deliver business value for our customers. With TRIMIT, we believe we can provide companies the right software solution to optimize their potential and help employees become even more productive,” said Bradley Hanon, CEO at PA Group, in a statement.
Hanon stated that TRIMIT is a business software solution and by using a standardized approach to implementation projects, PA Group’s consultants will be more efficient when scoping and implementing solutions, and deliver significantly faster.
Briggs Equipment Selects the Customer Engagement Equipment Dealer Solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365 as CRM Platform and Edgewater Fullscope as Technology Partner
Fullscope Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edgewater Technology Inc. and a provider of Microsoft Dynamics 365, has announced that Briggs Equipment has selected its Customer Engagement Equipment Dealer Solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365 to enhance the customer experience via its sales, service and marketing efforts.
Briggs selected Dynamics 365 for sales, marketing and service with the expertise of Edgewater Fullscope to develop a solution that fits well with “who we are and where we want to go in terms of the business changes desired,” says Courtney Harvey, senior vice president, operations at Briggs Equipment, in a statement.
“We look forward to working with Briggs Equipment,” says David Kohar, managing director at Edgewater Fullscope, in the statement. “They have a tremendous opportunity to maximize client relationships and follow on sales by automating their processes with the Customer Engagement Equipment Dealer Solution and the Dynamics 365 platform.”
ADEACA Announces Lean Productivity Breakthrough for Project Organizations
Microsoft industry partner Adeaca, a company specializing in ERP solutions for project-oriented industries, has successfully adapted lean management practices to project-driven organizations.
This new approach aims to increase the productivity of project organizations as it did for manufacturing when lean production was introduced, according to company officials.
ADEACA’s flagship solution ADEACA ONE, built on Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP, is a unified project solution that brings lean methodology to project companies so they can operate in real time, eliminating waste and exercising greater control over profitability, risk and project delivery, company officials said.
Any company that organizes client-facing activities in projects, such as construction, engineer-to-order manufacturing, professional services, or aerospace and defense, can take advantage of these lean practices to reduce waste and maximize customer value, officials said.
“Project enterprises are fundamentally different than traditional manufacturing, retail, or distribution companies,” said Daniel Bévort, chief executive officer of Adeaca, in a statement. “We are bringing the same success that traditional industries have enjoyed from lean thinking to project indus