The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2007-04-16T18:00:00Z Cincom Systems joins Information Builder's partner program 2007-04-16T18:00:00Z cincom-systems-joins-information-builder-s-partner-program iWay Software, an Information Builders company and innovator of enterprise integration solutions, today announced a partnership agreement with manufacturing business systems developer, Cincom Systems. The agreement enabled Cincom to embed Information Builder's iWay integration technology into its leading quote-to-order and sales process automation solution (Socrates) to provide manufacturing customers with direct access to their existing ERP systems. Socrates provides complex manufacturers with a sophisticated solution for quote-to-order and sales process automation. Customers can streamline business processes by automating quotes, pricing and product configurations as well as fulfillment. This assists with attracting, selling and servicing customers across both direct and indirect channels. iWay provides a seamless bridge to ERP solutions like SAP, J D Edwards, MFG/Pro, PeopleSoft and many others, for real-time integration into systems like Socrates from Cincom. iWay's data adapters are certified by each of the ERP vendors and adapters are updated when a new version of the ERP system is released. Helen Benton, Business Development Manager, Cincom said, "This partnership is an exciting opportunity for Cincom Systems to provide our clients with direct access to their existing and legacy ERP solutions. iWay Software's certified adapters allow for data migration in the quickest, simplest, and most efficient way possible. This partnership means we can provide our clients with a ready-made, proven solution saving time and money during implementation." Paul Beks, Regional Director Australia & New Zealand for Information Builders is pleased Cincom chose to join its expanding partner program. "The integration market is taking off in Australia and New Zealand and Cincom has a fantastic solution for complex manufacturers that need to automate their entire Sales process. We are in a unique position to help our partners expand their market opportunities by providing the capability to access every major legacy environment in the marketplace today. "The synergy between Cincom and Information Builders is clear. Information Builder's Partner Program ensures customers receive industry-leading successful solutions and services by combining our market-leading integration technology and the extensive capabilities of a partner that provides specific functional, market, or industry expertise," said Mr Beks. About iWay SoftwareiWay Software, an Information Builders company and the world's leading adapter vendor, accelerates business integration by providing tools that make service-oriented architectures easy to implement. Clients achieve short-term ROI by using iWay to reduce custom programming and to solve problems quickly, while incrementally creating an architecture that supports long-term projects. The biggest names in software, including BEA, Microsoft, and SAP, use iWay adapters to simplify access to ERP and CRM systems, messaging, legacy systems, e-business protocols like AS2 and ebXML, and more. Additional message transformation and data integration make iWay a natural integration choice - standalone or with other middleware. About Information BuildersInformation Builders, an innovator for more than 30 years, makes the most widely deployed business (BI) intelligence solution and is the leader in production BI. WebFOCUS, the company's flagship product, is a comprehensive and fully integrated business intelligence platform whose architecture and simplicity permeate every level of the extended enterprise - executive, analytical, and operational. Developed with all users in mind - regardless of technical skills - it is the most secure and flexible solution in the market, helping organisations build applications that have no barriers, and scale from a dozen to hundreds of thousands of users. Information Builders is the only vendor to offer its own integration solution with iWay Software. The seamless integration with WebFOCUS, creates unrivaled access to any information source. Information Builders' award winning technology has successfully provided quality software and superior services for 31 years to more than 12,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. Federal Government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,750 people and has over 350 business partners.About Cincom SystemsCincom delivers and supports innovative software and services to simplify complex business processes. For nearly 40 years, Cincom has enabled thousands of clients worldwide to increase revenue, control cost, minimise risk, and achieve rapid ROI. Cincom serves clients on six continents including BMW, Citibank, Boeing, Northwestern Mutual, Federal Express, Ericsson, Penn State University, Milacron, Siemens, Rockwell Automation, and Trane. CSL LIMITED SELECTS CINCOM ECQMS 2007-02-13T14:00:00Z csl-limited-selects-cincom-ecqms (Sydney, Australia) - Cincom is pleased to announce the selection by CSL Limited of its Enterprise Compliance and Quality Management System (ECQMS). ECQMS helps to effectively manage corrective and preventive actions (CAPA), investigations, customer complaints, internal and external assessments, document control, supplier quality, equipment calibration and maintenance, and employee training. ECQMS was selected as the best solution to satisfy CSL’s quality and global compliance needs. ACP selects Cincom's Priority System 2006-06-15T20:51:00Z acp-selects-cincom-s-priority-system Australian Construction Products Pty Ltd (ACP), a manufacturer of quality safety barrier systems and other civil engineering products, has chosen Cincoms Priority ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution as its manufacturing system. The Cincom Priority application will replace a number of manual systems and internal spreadsheets and will mainly be used to schedule and plan production, as well as to measure performance on the shop floor. ACP will also be using the purchasing and sales modules of Priority. Leigh Brown, General Manager of ACP, said having compared Priority with other systems, the company was convinced it was the only product which could do the job. We needed a manufacturing system that could help run our business and until we saw Priority we didnt think just one system would be able to, explained Mr Brown. Not only were we impressed with the system, but the professionalism and experience of the Cincom staff involved was second to none. ACP is a subsidiary of Southern Steel Group and has been in operation for five years. The head office is located in Milperra with offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. Since its inception, ACP has experienced rapid growth due to a greater demand on customised products, an increase in roadwork around Australia and more maintenance work from the state roads and traffic authorities. ACP has experienced significant growth, especially in the last two years, and we predict this growth to continue, Mr Brown said. It is therefore critical we have the one system which can manage all the manufacturing related processes while allowing a flow of information to other offices. We have total confidence that Priority will be able to manage any developments which arise. Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director of Cincom Australia, said ACP is the first subsidiary of Southern Steel to implement Priority. We are delighted that Priority will be able to meet the business requirements of ACP. We are looking forward to the opportunity to roll out Priority throughout the Southern Steel Group as the organisation continues to expand. About Australian Construction Products Pty Ltd (ACP) Australian Construction Products Pty Ltd (ACP) provides quality road barrier systems to the civil engineering, mining and building industries. ACPs product range includes the W-Beam and Thrie-Beam guardrails; energy absorbing terminal ends X350 and Sentry Line wire rope barrier. With the strength and reputation of the Southern Steel Group Pty Ltd, ACP is committed to delivering quality, reliability and superior service from state of the art manufacturing facilities and experienced staff throughout Australia. For more information about ACP, visit the Web site www.acprod.com.au About Cincom Cincom delivers and supports innovative software and services to simplify complex business processes. For nearly 40 years, we have empowered thousands of clients worldwide to outperform the competition by providing ways to increase revenue, control cost, minimise risk and achieve rapid ROI. Cincom has a variety of clients in Australia including ASC, Thales, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the Cincom Australia website at www.cincom.com.au. - ends - Further information: Michelle Le Grand Cincom Australia Ph: 02 8875 1400 Email: mlegrand@cincom.com Cincom further expands its Australian team 2006-03-22T20:11:00Z cincom-further-expands-its-australian-team Cincom, a leading supplier of business and manufacturing software, has appointed Allan Mortensen as a senior manufacturing industry consultant working on the CONTROL Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Priority manufacturing systems. In his new role, Mr Mortensen will be involved in all areas of consulting including pre and post sales within the manufacturing industry. For the past four years, Mr Mortensen has worked for IFS Australia as a senior consultant for manufacturing, planning and costing as well as working with service management, distribution, document management, human resources and CRM. Mr Mortensen holds an American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) qualification and is Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). He also has a Master of Science in engineering. Allan is an outstanding candidate for this position and brings significant industry experience to his new role, said Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director Cincom Australia and New Zealand. With his proven track record, Allan will provide invaluable support to our manufacturing customers in meeting their business objectives. Cincom CONTROL is a web-based Enterprise Resource Planning solution that simplifies manufacturing, financial, and regulatory processes for complex manufacturers by streamlining and integrating all key business functions. Cincoms Priority is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution, which provides a competitive edge through cost effective and efficient use of a single system that supports the complete business process. Priority is designed specifically to fulfill the needs of SMEs that sell, manufacture or distribute products and services. About Cincom Cincom provides solutions with a focus on simplification through innovation. Now spanning five decades, Cincom help customers simplify complex business processes and transform corporate information into competitive advantage. Our software products include manufacturing control systems, contact centre and customer relationship management systems, databases, document management, sales knowledge systems and e-business solutions. Cincom has a variety of clients in Australia including ASC, Thales, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the Cincom Australia website at www.cincom.com.au. Micos Becomes a Priority for Cincom 2005-11-21T16:38:00Z micos-becomes-a-priority-for-cincom Micos Aluminium, an Australian designer and manufacturer of aluminium doors and windows, has selected the latest version of Cincoms Priority ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution to better manage its inventory and streamline the procurement process. Based in Milperra and with a staff of 200, Micos Aluminium specialises in the manufacture and design of unitised curtain walling systems, aluminium windows and doors, shopfronts, and in their acoustic and thermal treatment. The Cincom Priority application will replace several manual systems, Excel and MYOB, thereby providing a solid information base to support the continuous growth of Micos. Prior to selecting Priority, Micos evaluated over eight systems including Microsofts Axapta, SAP B1 and Arrow Financials, and also considered developing its own system. Peter Micos, General Manager of Micos Aluminium, said they decided on Priority, as it would allow greater transparency and control of stock, better management of inventory and offer the flexibility to add business rules. We needed a fully integrated system which could keep track of orders, improve inventory planning, scheduling and load balancing and give us the ability to record and measure actuals against estimates. Our business has experienced huge growth in the past 10 years and we want to continue to expand. Priority will give us the ability to manage further growth while allowing staff at all levels to do their job more efficiently and effectively, he continued. Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director of Cincom Australia, said Cincom has always prided itself on having an in-depth understanding of what the customer wants. As our staff have the experience and skills in the manufacturing industry, we have a better understanding of what challenges an organisation is facing and how we can overcome them. Our staffs breadth of experience, combined with our superior solutions and services, is what sets us apart from many other suppliers. We are very excited about our new relationship with Micos and look forward to a long and successful partnership. About Micos Aluminium Established 1958, Micos Aluminium has been providing quality and service in the aluminium residential and commercial window and door industry. Micos specialises in the design and manufacture of aluminium windows and doors, shopfronts, curtain walling, acoustic treatment and thermal assessment. Micos future direction is to achieve gradual controlled growth and service builders who value old world modes of business, which were instilled in current management by their fathers and which they hope to instill in future generations. For more information about Micos, visit the Web site www.micos.com.au About Cincom Cincom is the world's most experienced software company. Now spanning five decades, Cincom provides solutions to help customers simplify complex business processes and transform corporate information into competitive advantage. Our software products include manufacturing control systems, contact centre and customer relationship management systems, databases, document management, sales knowledge systems and e-business solutions. Cincom has a variety of clients in Australia including ASC, Thales, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the Cincom Australia website at www.cincom.com.au. - ends - Cincom Australia Celebrates 30 Year Milestone 2005-11-02T16:23:00Z cincom-australia-celebrates-30-year-milestone Cincom Australia was originally set up to licence and market its TOTAL database management system to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Today Cincom has over 35 people working in Australia, with offices in Sydney and Melbourne. With over 100 clients around Australia including ASC, Thales, Goodrich, Commonwealth Bank, AXA and Mills Display, Cincom has grown to be a major player in the complex manufacturing space as well as providing document production, CRM and product configuration solutions. ASC has been a client of Cincom for nearly 20 years, having first purchased CONTROL in 1987 to support its manufacture of the submarines for the Commonwealth Government. With our business continually evolving over the years, it is important we partner with a company that understands our vision, is able to keep track of new technologies available and has the people who have up-to-date skills and expertise, said Jon Moore, Submarine Manager for ASC. We recently went live with the latest version of Cincoms ERP system, CONTROL:2005, which was implemented on-time and on-budget. This will provide the foundation for improving our business results by integrating our whole-of-business processes and delivering more effective and longer term business intelligence. Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director of Cincom said: To achieve 30 years of constant growth in the IT industry is no mean feat many other software solution suppliers have come and gone in that time. I joined the company in 1978. Since then we have seen many changes in business, particularly in the manufacturing industry, but success has always been based on the same formula give customers what they want, when they want it and for the agreed price. Cincom milestones: * Cincom CEO Tom Nies honoured as the longest actively serving CEO in the industry and inducted alongside other industry pioneers such as Bill Gates (Microsoft), Larry Ellison (Oracle) and Steve Jobs (Apple), into the Smithsonian Institutions permanent Computer History Collection in 1995. * Cincom Australia was the first privately held software company to enter into the Commonwealth Government Partnership for Development Scheme in March 1988. * Cincom Australia carried out the first implementation of its CONTROL ERP system into China in November 2003 for Goodrich. Cincom also recently played a pivotal role in the successful global deployment of CONTROL 2003 in Trane Chinas Taicang Facility. * In 2005, Cincom Australia signed a Fixed Term Agreement with the Commonwealth Government to become an Endorsed Supplier to government. Cincom Systems, Inc. announced 2005 financial highlights recently which included: * A 41 per cent increase in revenue for fiscal 2005 compared to 2004; * Four-year profits reach all-time record levels; * Gross revenue per employee increased from $153,200 in 2004 to $193,400 in 2005 for a 27 per cent productivity improvement; * Twentieth straight year of generating more than $100 million in revenue - a feat unparalleled in the software industry except for Microsoft; and * Return on Invested Capital averaged over 70 per cent for the last two years. The last four years have been the most profitable in Cincoms 37-year corporate history. Cincom has also recently launched its Keep It Simple Society website which has been specifically built for business people who are struggling with the ever-changing and rapidly expanding complexities of managing and running a successful business. The K.I.S.S. website is both a resource and a community to access tools and interact with other business leaders who also want to improve company performance by: * Growing revenue; * Improving productivity; * Minimising business risk; and * Overcoming barriers. K.I.S.S is free. Registration for K.I.S.S entitles the individual to a free K.I.S.S. t-shirt and entry in the K.I.S.S. Rewards Competition. New winners will be chosen every month, and prizes include an iPod Mini, $50 iTunes packs and various business books. To visit the K.I.S.S. Web site, visit: http://www.cincom.com/kiss About Cincom For nearly 40 years, Cincom's software and services have helped thousands of clients worldwide simplify the management of complex business processes. Cincom specialises in the five areas of business where simplification brings the greatest value to managers who want to grow revenue, control costs, minimise risk, and achieve rapid ROI better than their competitors. Cincom serves thousands of clients on six continents including BMW, Citibank, Boeing, ASC, Trane, Thales, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the Cincom Australia website at www.cincom.com/au. Cincom to Launch Latest Version of Priority at Business Software Show 2005-09-05T17:30:00Z cincom-to-launch-latest-version-of-priority-at-business-software-show Priority Version 11 provides a competitive edge through cost effective and efficient use of a single system that supports the complete business process and is designed specifically to fulfill the needs of small to medium enterprises (SME) that sell, manufacture or distribute products and services. Priority 11s additional features and enhancements are all designed to enable manufacturers to provide an improved service to their customers and achieve improved productivity of their own operations through new on-line and communications capabilities. Some of the new enhancements include: * Business Rules Generator - define warning messages, error messages and email messages that are activated automatically when certain conditions are met in a given format; * Data Generator preset values that will appear automatically in a forms columns when certain conditions are met; * Query Generator define retrieval and sorting conditions for individual forms; * Word Document Generator expansion of the Word template facility; * Business Process Management work processes can be defined graphically in a flow chart; * Improved OLAP reports; * Improved recording of provisional entries for cash flow forecasts; * Customer Relations Management - a new sales opportunities facility for managing and tracking the progress of marketing campaigns and support for the display of sales opportunities in a Microsoft Excel funnel chart; * Support for customer barcodes in the Customers Parts form; * Improvements to delivery scheduling; * Production and Costing freezing MRP planning and online Backflush; * New Fashion Model; and, * FAQ search engine. Priority is one of the leading ERP solutions in the market today and we are very excited about the latest release, said Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director of Cincom Australia and New Zealand. The new features will significantly enhance the reports produced by the system and a series of dynamic and intuitive interfaces called Generators will extend control over the system and its processes. In other news, Mills Display recently won a "Highly Commended" Award at the 2005 Manufacturer's Monthly Endeavour Awards held at Doltone House in Sydney. Mills Display won its award in the "Technology Application of the Year" section for ERP implementation of Cincom's Priority product. This award reflects Cincoms expertise in implementation, account management and support and further reinforces Prioritys reputation as a superior ERP solution in the small to medium market, said Hargreaves. To see a demonstration of Priority, visit Cincom at the 2005 Business Software Show on Friday September 30 at The Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn Street Sydney, or Monday October 3 at the Bellarine Room of the Melbourne Convention Centre, corner Spencer and Flinders Streets, Melbourne. About Cincom Cincom is the world's most experienced software company. Now spanning five decades, Cincom provides solutions to help customers simplify complex business processes and transform corporate information into competitive advantage. Our software products include manufacturing control systems, contact centre and customer relationship management systems, databases, document management, sales knowledge systems and e-business solutions. Cincom has a variety of clients in Australia including ASC, Thales, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the Cincom Australia website at www.cincom.com/au. Trane Goes Live with CONTROL 2005-08-29T16:12:00Z trane-goes-live-with-control The Taicang facility manufacturers unitary and chiller systems, designed for commercial and residential applications worldwide. Cincom Australia played a major role in the deployment by leading the project and providing technical and functional resources, both onsite and remotely, which was critical to the successful implementation, said Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director of Cincom Australia. We were also involved in the installation and configuration of the software as well as a knowledge transfer to the customers technical team who will support the application. Leveraging previous experience in working with Chinese companies, our functional consultants assisted Trane with matching its business needs with the application software, and incorporating the corporate requirements for how the software was to be operated, he said. The installation marks a number of firsts for Cincom: First live Control:200x site in Asia Pacific; First Control:200x site with DBCS (double byte character support) for the data; First Cincom China implementation to use Demand Manager and Kanban to support a lean manufacturer and be completely demand-driven. Since the opening of Cincom Software Solutions in Shanghai, Cincom China has been providing full product support and implementation for its clients, including Ericsson, Goodrich and COSCO. With a current industrial growth rate of 15 to 20 per cent and a local force dedicated to bringing Cincoms promise of high value, low cost, rapid ROI and low risk combined with global resources, Cincom solutions offer immediate and long-term gains for its Chinese customers. This deployment signifies the 23rd Trane site where Cincoms CONTROL has been successfully deployed, said Hargreaves. In addition to CONTROL 2003, Taicang has deployed Cincoms Demand-Driven Solutions, which include the Demand Manager and Kanban products. Robert Fitzgerald, Managing Director of Cincom China, said Cincom has been the corporate standard for Enterprise Management solutions at Trane Corporation for many years, starting our collaboration with the global HVAC leader in 1988. The implementation of CONTROL in Trane demonstrates the global approach Cincom took for this project as it involved Cincom staff from China, Australia and the US. It shows that it doesnt matter where you are in the world, Cincom offers a truly collaborative, seamless solution. About Cincom Cincom is the world's most experienced software company. Now spanning five decades, Cincom provides solutions to help customers simplify complex business processes and transform corporate information into competitive advantage. Our software products include manufacturing control systems, contact centre and customer relationship management systems, databases, document management, sales knowledge systems and e-business solutions. Cincom has a variety of clients in Australia including ASC, Thales, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the Cincom Australia website at www.cincom.com/au. - ends - Cincom Appoints New Priority Manager 2005-07-05T19:42:00Z cincom-appoints-new-priority-manager In his new role Mr Gardner will be responsible for promoting Cincoms Priority product suite to small-to-medium enterprises (SME) in the manufacturing industry. He has held similar positions at Baan, CSC, Agresso and PriceWaterhouseCoopers and brings more than 20 years experience in IT sales, product development and management to the Cincom role. Prior to this, he worked for three years in the UK as the IT Manager for a travel trade brochure distribution organisation. Mr Gardner holds Australian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) CPIM qualifications. He also has a postgraduate diploma in computer science and is a qualified electronic technical engineer. Dennis is an outstanding candidate for this position and will bring significant industry experience to his new role, said Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director Cincom Australia and New Zealand. With his proven track record, I am confident that Dennis will prove invaluable to Cincom in meeting our business objectives in the SME marketspace. Cincoms Priority is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution, which provides a competitive edge through cost effective and efficient use of a single system that supports the complete business process. Priority is designed specifically to fulfill the needs of SMEs that sell, manufacture or distribute products and services. Priority is used by a number of Australian companies including Steel River Manufacturing and Mills Display. About Cincom Cincom is the world's most experienced software company, now spanning five decades with solutions to help customers simplify complex business processes and transform corporate information into competitive advantage. Our software products include manufacturing control systems, contact centre and customer relationship management systems, databases, document management, sales knowledge systems and e-business solutions. Cincom has a variety of clients in Australia including ASC, Thales, Honeywell, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the Cincom Australia website at www.cincom.com/au. - ends - Cincom launches latest version of enterprise development software socrates 2005-05-09T16:34:00Z cincom-launches-latest-version-of-enterprise-development-software-socrates The software works across multiple channels (web/server/client) simultaneously, which is critical for rapid-response situations in typical changing-market and operational-competitive environments. By using Socrates business people can make better-informed decisions by having the necessary knowledge at their fingertips in a format they can understand and use, says Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director, Cincom Systems Australia and New Zealand. A major benefit of Socrates 7.0 is the ease with which applications can be built and maintained even when a company's business rules change frequently, extending an applications usefulness and lifecycle in the organisation and maximising a companys investments in their technology. Hargreaves says Socrates-built applications can help increase and sustain revenues, reduce costs, and more effectively leverage and use an organisation's knowledge for competitive advantage. Cincom cites measurable results from using Socrates including: A 30 per cent average lead-to-sale increase; A 33 per cent average increase in cross-sells; A 25 to 40 per cent increase in sales leads for configured products; A 30 to 60 per cent reduction in costs per lead; A 25 per cent reduction in cost of sale; A 20 to 50 per cent reduction in engineering times, and A reduction in order cycles from between 17 and 33 hours to 30 minutes. Socrates is suited to a variety of applications including sales process automation, product/pricing configuration, single view of a customer, process configuration, personalised customer communications, contact centre and quote-to-order solutions for complex manufacturing, adds Hargreaves. Other application areas include: Guided selling where the product is very complex, Socrates "guides" the salesperson through customer requirements and presents the best-matching product the company can provide; Workflow management where information flow is directed automatically without complicated user training; and Product configuration where the company wants to provide the right products that meet its customers' needs. Socrates is already used by a number of large companies in Australia. About Cincom Cincom is the world's most experienced software company, now spanning five decades with solutions to help customers simplify complex business processes and transform corporate information into competitive advantage. Our software products include manufacturing control systems, contact centre and customer relationship management systems, databases, document management, sales knowledge systems and e-business solutions. Cincom has a variety of clients in Australia including ASC, Thales, Honeywell, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the Cincom Australia website at www.cincom.com/au. Cincom Appoints New Business Development Manager 2005-05-05T16:10:00Z cincom-appoints-new-business-development-manager In his new role King will be responsible for promoting Cincoms CONTROL to large enterprises in the manufacturing industry. He has held similar positions at IFS and Astea International, and brings more than 25 years experience in IT sales, product development and management to the Cincom role. King was also responsible for establishing Pacific AST Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he was accountable for servicing a multi-million dollar implementation contract and building up an organisation focused on project management, business consultancy, systems integration, development and customisation. Cincoms CONTROL is a comprehensive web-based enterprise management application for activities such as business planning, business acquisition, order management, engineering, procurement, manufacturing and re-manufacturing operations, cost management, project management, finance, and aftermarket support. It allows manufacturers of high-value, complex products to configure their production to customer specifications, manage a large volume of engineering changes, and trace material for regulatory compliance. With his vast experience in the industry and in working with similar systems, Graeme will be playing a vital role in educating Australian manufacturers on the many benefits of using CONTROL in their business, said Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director, Cincom Systems of Australia and New Zealand. CONTROL is used by a number of Australian companies including ASC, ADI and Thales Underwater Systems. About Cincom Cincom is the world's most experienced software company, now spanning five decades with solutions to help customers simplify complex business processes and transform corporate information into competitive advantage. Our software products include manufacturing control systems, contact centre and customer relationship management systems, databases, document management, sales knowledge systems and e-business solutions. Cincom has a variety of clients in Australia including ASC, Thales, Honeywell, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the Cincom Australia website at www.cincom.com/au. - ends - Cincom Launches Latest Version of CONTROL and Environ at NMW 2005 2005-04-13T15:27:00Z cincom-launches-latest-version-of-control-and-environ-at-nmw-2005 The upgrade increases interoperability with the most common platforms and adds user-friendly features that offer leading-edge levels of productivity and profitability for manufacturers. CONTROL:2005 will be available on Windows Server 2003 Oracle Database, HP UX / Oracle Database and Windows Server 2003 / SQL Server Database. Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director of Cincom Australia and New Zealand said, In the ever-changing and consolidating enterprise software market, Cincom is staying the course by delivering industry-focused business solutions, matched with industry standard technology platforms. We continually seek ways to further our capabilities in serving complex manufacturings business challenges by helping them become lean and accelerate operational excellence. Acknowledging that todays complex manufacturers require global connectivity of systems, people, and devices, Cincoms Enterprise Management relies on an Event- Enabled Environment, called Cincoms Environ, to drive business processes across multiple systems of record, supporting a companys enterprise performance management strategy. The Environ solution leverages MS BizTalk Server, along with Microsoft Windows 2003 and SQL Server 2000 to facilitate new levels in system interoperability, improved scalability, and end-to-end support. Mr Hargreaves notes, Manufacturers are looking to accelerate operational excellence by adapting lean enterprise solutions to help them integrate their business operations, automate business processes, and eliminate waste throughout organisations. Cincoms focus on complex manufacturing makes this possible more quickly and efficiently than any other provider. Cincom also provides support for their Enterprise Management to be deployed on a UNIX operating system and Oracle database, as it has for many years. To see how CONTROL 2005 and Environ works, visit Cincom at stand 5416 at National Manufacturing Week 2005 from May 10 to 13 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. About Cincom Cincom is the world's most experienced software company, now spanning five decades with solutions to help customers simplify complex business processes and transform corporate information into competitive advantage. Our software products include manufacturing control systems, contact centre and customer relationship management systems, databases, document management, sales knowledge systems and e-business solutions. Cincom has a variety of clients in Australia including ASC, Thales, Honeywell, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the companys world wide website at www.cincom.com - ends - Cincom and tallships announce smart partnership 2005-03-31T16:07:00Z cincom-and-tallships-announce-smart-partnership TallShips WMS system, PowerHouse/WMS, enables customers to streamline a number of procedures including raw materials inventory management, delivery to multiple production lines, movement through work in progress, intermediate stages and into finished goods storage and distribution. Combined with Cincoms extensive expertise in manufacturing and the strengths of both PowerHouse/WMS and CONTROL/Priority, this gives customers a supply chain solution that is seamlessly integrated, web-enabled, flexible, robust and collaborative. Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director of Cincom Australia and New Zealand said the alliance with TallShips is a perfect fit with Cincom and will give the company a key competitive differentiator in the market. We will now be able to offer an ERP solution with advanced warehouse management functionality to meet the specialised needs of customers with demanding logistical requirements, said Hargreaves. By offering a complete solution, this gives complex manufacturers the benefits of a product which better meets their requirements, significantly increases productivity and provides a superior return on investment. Cincom looks forward to working with TallShips to continue to deliver to our customers high value, low cost solutions with a rapid return on investment in a low risk environment. Doug Stracey, Managing Director of TallShips Solutions said increasing global competition in the manufacturing sector, particularly from China in the light of the proposed Free Trade Agreement, places a growing emphasis on Australian manufacturers to implement best practice systems to maintain competitive advantage. Our alliance with Cincom, with whom we share a dedication to successful, cost-effective implementations for our customers, will enable us to deliver practical and sustainable supply chain solutions across the full spectrum of Australian industry, said Stracey. Both Cincom and TallShips will be at the SMART Supply Chain Technology Show being held on 1 to 2 June 2005 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour. To see the value of an integrated ERP and WMS solution for your business, visit Cincom at stand 64 and TallShips Solutions at stand 61. About Cincom Cincom is the world's most experienced software company, now spanning five decades with solutions to help customers simplify complex business processes and transform corporate information into competitive advantage. Our software products include manufacturing control systems, contact centre and customer relationship management systems, databases, document management, sales knowledge systems and e-business solutions. Cincom has a variety of clients in Australia including ASC, Thales, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the companys world wide website at www.cincom.com About TallShips Solutions TallShips Solutions is a specialist integrator of real-time business process applications within the Supply Chain. These applications are focused on delivering true business benefits such as improved customer service levels through the provision of highly accurate, real-time information throughout the enterprise. For more information on TallShips Solutions, visit the Web site at www.TallShips.com.au Cincom and Connell Wagner union brings benefits for defence 2005-03-21T17:23:00Z cincom-and-connell-wagner-union-brings-benefits-for-defence Cincom Australia, a leading provider of business software and Connell Wagner, an Australian-owned engineering and management consultancy firm, have formed a partnership to provide superior services and support for the Australian defence industry and other government organisations. As part of the agreement, Cincom will provide software engineering services, and Connell Wagner project management and business services capabilities to defence companies. By combining this array of specialist services, Cincom and Connell Wagner will help defence organisations address significant technical skills gaps as Defence Major Capital Procurement gains momentum under the Defence Capability Plan. This will position both companies for providing a complete engineering technology solution for defence companies, with advantages for both their business and information needs. Both Cincom and Connell Wagner have extensive experience and proven results in the defence industry. By forming an alliance, this will bring many additional benefits to customers including: Extensive experience and skills of staff most have tertiary engineering and/or management qualifications; A more comprehensive solution for defence companies which will better meet their requirements; A greater range of service offerings; and A single point of contact for services. Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director of Cincom Australia and New Zealand, said Cincom is dedicated to the Defence and Aerospace segment as is Connell Wagner so there is a good cultural fit between the two companies. The objective of this partnership is to be the most successful provider of engineering and technology-based solutions for Australian defence companies, said Hargreaves. By working together, we can provide high quality services and support for defence organisations resulting in substantial cost savings and increased return on investment. It is important for major services providers like Connell Wagner and Cincom to have the flexibility and commercial relations to work together and provide the highest quality outcomes for Defence. This is unique in the Australian defence market, said Owen Martin, Director and Defence Leader for Connell Wagner. Both companies are leaders in technological development and have active internal mechanisms that support, develop and promote emerging technologies. About Cincom Cincom is the world's most experienced software company, now spanning five decades with solutions to help customers simplify complex business processes and transform corporate information into competitive advantage. Our software products include manufacturing control systems, contact centre and customer relationship management systems, databases, document management, sales knowledge systems and e-business solutions. Cincom has a variety of clients in Australia including ASC, Thales, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the companys world wide website at www.cincom.com About Connell Wagner With over 2,000 staff in offices throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia, Connell Wagner is one of Asia Pacific's largest and most experienced consulting firms. With diversification and growth over 50 years, the firm offers a complete multi-disciplinary service - specialising in all facets of engineering design, planning, surveying and management of infrastructure, commercial and industrial projects. For more information about Connell Wagner, visit the Web site: www.conwag.com. Cincom Appoints New Business Development Manager 2005-03-10T20:01:00Z cincom-appoints-new-business-development-manager-1 In her new role Mrs Benton will be responsible for promoting iD Solutions to the finance, banking and insurance sector in New South Wales and Victoria. Mrs Benton brings more than 25 years experience in IT sales and management to the Cincom role. She has previously held similar positions at Jade Software Corporation, Executive Computing and AXS-One. iD Solutions is an e-business platform enabling organisations to automate high volume, high-value, personalised customer communications, delivered via web, print, fax, email or other communication touch points. Leveraging existing systems, hardware, and databases has enabled several of our customers to achieve cost reductions of up to 80 per cent. iD Solutions is being used by a number of Australian companies including Prefsure Life and Lumley General Insurance. One of our key objectives this year is to increase the profile of iD Solutions in the finance, banking and insurance markets, said Paul Hargreaves, Managing Director, Cincom Systems of Australia and New Zealand. Helen will play a pivotal role in meeting that objective. About Cincom Cincom is the world's most experienced software company, now spanning five decades with solutions to help customers simplify complex business processes and transform corporate information into competitive advantage. Our software products include manufacturing control systems, contact centre and customer relationship management systems, databases, document management, sales knowledge systems and e-business solutions. Cincom has a variety of clients in Australia including ASC, Thales, Honeywell, Mills Display and Alcatel and has a track record for on-time, on-budget implementations that result in a faster return on investment. For more information about Cincom's products and services, visit the companys world wide website at www.cincom.com