Market Basket Stores Selects JDA Software

Market Basket Stores Inc., a leading Texas-based grocery retailer with 30 full-service grocery stores located throughout Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, selected JDA Workforce Management to help reduce labor costs while maintaining its customer service standards.

“Labor is 65 percent of our controllable expense. Keeping that in mind, we knew we needed to update our current system to a more user-friendly, Web-based format,” explained Russell Saleme, employment and training coordinator, Market Basket Stores Inc. “We researched solutions from a variety of software providers and determined that JDA Workforce Management would provide the highest return on investment.”

Graham Capital Management Chooses CODA

Graham Capital Management, a hedge fund manager and commodity trading adviser, signed a contract to implement CODA’s Financial software along with software for its fixed assets management.
“CODA will help us to expand our accounting capabilities and tailor it more to the current business structure and future business requirements,” said Jeff Baisley, CFO at Graham Capital Management. “This will give us more flexibility around what we can report and a more accurate picture of business performance. In addition to Financials, we will be taking advantage of a fully integrated fixed asset management solution and electronic payment facility. Having the latest technology will ensure the business is supported for the foreseeable future.”
Noel-Levitz uses SAS Predictive Analytics to Qualify Campus Enrollment Success

Noel-Levitz helps colleges and universities determine with high accuracy which students are most likely to enroll and succeed. The company uses predictive analytics from SAS to forecast the behavior of prospective students, determine which are at risk and identify factors influencing student retention. This allows campuses to shape their enrollments with precision, while using scarce resources more strategically. 

“SAS fueled our 2006 expansion with new product development taking a fraction of the time I expected. In just two years, those new products have brought in hundreds of customers. At the same time, SAS Enterprise Miner brought efficiencies to our staff: They’re accomplishing more in less time and saving our company hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in personnel costs,” said Tim Thein, senior vice president and principal at Noel-Levitz.

Caja Madrid Launches New Messaging Strategy with Sun Microsystems and Grupo Acotel

Caja Madrid is using the Sun Open Suite for SWIFT solution platform for its financial messaging strategy for the next three years, spanning payments, securities, funds and treasury, in addition to communication with external institutions including CNMV - the Spanish local market regulator.

Through this new strategy, Caja Madrid will be able to consolidate all bank-to-bank message flows, helping to improve efficiency and time to market in the design and execution of business processes, reinforcing Caja Madrid's leadership position in new financial standards processing. This enables the savings bank to provide a new global value proposition for its customers, corporations and financial institutions.

BNP Paribas Assurance Uses Informatica PowerCenter

BNP Paribas Assurance, France's fourth largest life insurer, selected Informatica PowerCenter to manage its overall data exchange processing. In modernizing its information system, the new data integration platform will assist in the expansion of the company's insurance business in France. Informatica's response times, the system's quick speed to implementation, and its capacity to integrate a wide diversity of data were all determining factors in the choice.

Philippe Renault, Information Systems Manager, BNP Paribas Assurance, explains, “Our aim was to set up a data integration platform on which to build our system. We therefore needed a long-term solution with the potential to evolve. Only a handful of organizations could meet our criteria.”

Pennsylvania College Simplifies Data Collection and Automates Analyses

Dickinson College is accurately predicting student enrollment, financial aid allocation, diversity, class size and a host of other critical operational variables using data analysis and integration applications from Rapid Insight Inc. The Pennsylvania school is using Rapid Insight Analytics and Data Integration software to accelerate data collection and understanding, enabling administrators to make intelligent ad hoc and long-term business decisions.

“Accuracy is absolutely critical when analyzing student enrollment against the average tuition each student will pay, financial aid included,” said Mike Johnson, director of institutional research at Dickinson College. “If we miss that calculation, called the discount rate, by as little as one percent, we’re talking about a half million dollars. Rapid Insight Analytics and Data Integration allow us to look at more data in more ways to get a more precise view of these figures so we can strike the right balance.”

Paper Manufacturer Felix Schoeller Group Implements VMware

IT service provider ISO Datentechnik completed a successful server and storage virtualization project at Felix Schoeller Group. With six locations in Germany and Canada, Felix Schoeller Group is one of the largest manufacturers of specialty papers worldwide. Schoeller selected DataCore virtual storage area network technology to complement its VMware ESX Server systems.

“To migrate the consolidated VMware server workloads into the production environment, we needed a high-performance, failsafe SAN,” explained Michael Mohlmann, IT department director, Felix Schoeller Group. “We searched for a technically mature and affordable solution, which we found in DataCore. The DataCore solution fulfills our requirements in terms of performance and high availability - and, in addition, we have a very flexible and reliable SAN platform that gives us hardware independence and long-term costs savings.”

India’s Tata Power Trading Company Limited Selects SunGard’s ZaiNet

Tata Power Trading Company Limited (Tata Power Trading), part of the Tata Group of companies, selected SunGard’s ZaiNet to help it streamline and automate its power trading operation and support its plans for continued growth in India and beyond.

“Tata Power Trading has been at the forefront of power trading in India since its inception in 2004 and our business is experiencing a compounded growth rate of over 100 percent from 76 million units in 2005 to over 1700 million units in 2008. This growth of our trade volume necessitates that we fully automate our trading activities,” said Mr. Amulya Charan, managing director of Tata Power Trading. “We chose to support our growth with SunGard’s ZaiNet because of its global application in power markets, and flexibility to adapt to the rapidly evolving energy market in India.”

Composite Software Supports SOA Initiatives for Wachovia

Wachovia Corporation (recently merged with Wells Fargo & Company) Composite Information Server. Wachovia has deployed the Composite software in its Corporate Investment Banking line to deliver holdings and offerings information to customers faster.

“The Composite Information Server’s ability to cache any of our data from multiple federated sources allows us to provide a single point of access for user applications, and delivers on-demand information as reusable Web services. This helps our sales people provide better service to our customers, therefore increasing business value and revenue,” said Sid Vyas, managing director, Corporate and Investment Banking Technology, Wachovia. “Our data federation platform supports product and client data as well as the transaction data reporting and analytics to realizing our SOA strategy.”

Jaguar Land Rover to Drive Global Websites with Alterian Content Management

Jaguar Land Rover will use Alterian Content Management to manage its global Web sites. Jaguar Land Rover will use the platform to support its global markets, giving communication professionals editorial control over local Web site copy to engage customers and generate increased sales.

Jaguar Land Rover required a single, consolidated platform upon which to power its global Web sites. It selected Alterian Content Management in December 2008 for its easy to use technology, user friendly interface, multilingual capabilities and flexible working processes. Ultimately, Alterian Content Management will allow Jaguar Land Rover’s digital communications channels to be managed by business people, not the IT department.

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