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8Mar/140

Connections 2005: Practical Business Solutions Offered at B2B Expo Free Event Sponsored by Pivotal Systems: Empowering Your Business™

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 5, 2005

Effectively managing inventory, CRM, superior customer service, integrated networking—these are just a few of the essentials in today's hyper-competitive business market. If your strategic plans include them, you are well on your way. If they don’t, should they?

Come find out as Pivotal Systems hosts its first-ever B2B Expo “Connections 2005” which will bring together the Upper Midwest’s premier business professionals. Industry experts will share their knowledge of warehouse management systems, CRM, web based commerce, VOIP, electronic catalogs, RFID, paperless offices, ERP software selection, sales force best practices, value-add businesses and more.

“This free networking event is a great way for Pivotal Systems to be a resource and contributor to the productivity, success and satisfaction of our customers and the business community at large,” said Lori Allaman Hanken, Pivotal Systems president. “Attendees will have a chance to learn more about the critical business tools that can impact their bottom line.”

Event sponsors include: INFOR, Cabling Services Corporation, Facet Corp, Radio Beacon, Harvest Technology Group, Storage Equipment, Total Displays, Sandler Sales Institute, Minnesota Glove and Safety, Palay Display Inc., BlueStar, Shippers Supply, CPU Options, Computer Pundits Corporation and more.

Event Details:

Host: Pivotal Systems

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Time: 3 to 7 p.m.

Refreshments: Wine and cheese provided

Location: Minnesota Valley Country Club, Grand Ballroom

6300 Auto Club Rd, Bloomington, MN

Cost: Free

RSVP: Registration Required by Friday, May 20th

About Pivotal Systems:

Minneapolis-based Pivotal Systems has been providing hardware and software solutions to the distribution industry since 1992. Services provided by the award winning company include quality design, programming, consultation, training, business process consulting and support in areas such as: distribution, supply chain, CRM, inventory management, integrated networking, IP-based phone systems, and warehouse management. Focused on being a one-stop-shop for distribution customers, Pivotal Systems has been nationally ranked as one of the top 3 resellers for the last 7 consecutive years. For more information, visit http://www.pivotalsystems.com.

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4Mar/140

TriQuest Technologies, Inc., an IT Service Provider in Dallas – Fort Worth, Receives 2013 Greater Tarrant Business Ethics Award.


Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) January 14, 2014

IT service provider, TriQuest Technologies, Inc., receives the 2013 Greater Tarrant Business Ethics Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious award recognizes TriQuest Technologies’ adherence to ethical business practices across all of the information technology products and services the company provides to mid-size and small businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. http://www.triquesttech.com

Judged by a panel of business owners and professionals, the annual ethics award acknowledges the winner as a leader in ethical business based on three key criteria:

1.    Clear communications of the company’s ethical standards

2.    Transparent, honest and fair business practices

3.    A code of ethics, credo, code of conduct, or mission statement that clearly spells out the company’s requirement for honesty, integrity and compliance with the law in all business dealings

“We truly appreciate receiving this award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, because ethical business is so important to us,” explained TriQuest Technologies CEO Gary Tonniges, Jr. “Every member of the TriQuest team supports our ethical company culture, which is based on a set of shared values that are at the core of everything we do. These values require our employees to have a love of learning while being trustworthy, conscientious, persistent, honest, positive, humble, diligent, happy, and respectful.”

TriQuest Technologies integrates its ethical values and business practices into all aspects of its business, beginning at the hiring process. “All TriQuest Technologies employees are full-time employees who must commit to meeting our high ethical standards every day,” says Tonniges. “These ethical standards are communicated during the hiring process and all employees are held accountable for them. We don’t use subcontractors or third parties, so our clients can feel confident that they always receive consistent, honest, and fully transparent work from every TriQuest team member they come in contact with. I can’t imagine doing business any other way.”

By focusing on ethical behavior and top quality from its employees, TriQuest Technologies stands out from cost-cutting managed service providers. Guy Cumbie, president of Cumbie Advisory Services, Inc. and a member of the Greater Tarrant Business Ethics Awards committee shared, “The moral principles guiding TriQuest Technologies’ philosophies and the tangible set of practices employed by its management were clearly demonstrated in response to a rigorous application process.”

In addition to winning the 2013 Greater Tarrant Business Ethics Award, TriQuest Technologies is also a previous two-time winner of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award. Chamber President and CEO Bill Thornton applauded TriQuest Technologies’ for its commitment to “set the bar very high as a model of working with impeccable integrity.”

The 2013 Greater Tarrant Business Ethics Awards were presented by BB&T with platinum sponsorship from Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C. and Thi!nk Finance on December 11, 2013 at Judge Glen Whitley’s State of the County address. Additional partners included the TCU Neeley School of Business, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the Financial Planning Association of Dallas/Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Business Press.

More information about TriQuest Technologies can be found at http://www.triquesttech.com.

About TriQuest Technologies

TriQuest Technologies (http://www.triquesttech.com) is an award-winning industry leader located in Fort Worth, Texas providing IT services to small to mid-sized companies. The TriQuest Technologies team of highly-trained technical experts has been meeting the unique needs of both private and public businesses located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area since 1997. TriQuest Technologies delivers personalized service and customized IT assessment, implementation, management, and security solutions that guarantee reliable technology performance to help businesses reach their growth goals. TriQuest offers customized Microsoft network planning and installation, Apple solutions, computer support, user training, and business consulting services, including strategy and budgeting.







1Mar/140

Texas Business Owners Get The Newest Tax Tables When Utilizing EzPaycheck 2014 Software


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 10, 2014

Texas business owners and HR staff get the updated version of Ezpaycheck 2014 to get a head start on payroll processing. ezPaycheck 2014 payroll software from Halfpricesoft.com includes the latest Federal and state tax tables and forms for Texas employers.

“Texas businesses can now download ezPaycheck 2014 payroll software and begin the year with the new tax rates included!” said Dr. Ge, the founder of halfpricesoft.com.

To help small businesses speed up tax reporting during the busy tax season and get ready for year 2014, Halfpricesoft.com now offers customers a new combo version of ezPaycheck 2013 and 2014 at a special price $ 90! (regular price $ 148). Customers can purchase this bundle version to use ezPaycheck 2013 or 2014 payroll software instantly.

EzPaycheck payroll software also includes the latest tax tables and tax forms for Texas customers peace of mind. In addition, this paycheck software also supports flexible tax options to satisfy the special businesses, nonprofits and churches. Designed with simplicity in mind, the new improved user interface is easy-to-use and straightforward for users who do not know much about payroll and computer. Customers can now process payroll checks effortlessly and less expensively in house without an accountant in staff.

The new edition can also support multiple accounts and up to 500 employees with no extra charge. Business owners can relax in knowing that the software will enable them to process paychecks easily when they hire more employees or grow their businesses in a different state.

Small businesses and nonprofits will appreciate the unique features in the latest release of ezPaycheck payroll software:


Supports daily, weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly payroll periods. Features report functions, print functions, and pay stub functions.

Easily calculates differential pay

Prints miscellaneous checks as well as payroll calculation checks.

Prints payroll checks on blank computer checks or preprinted checks.

Automatically calculates Federal Withholding Tax, Social Security, Medicare Tax and Employer Unemployment Taxes.

-Includes built-in tax tables for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Creates and maintains payrolls for multiple companies, and does it simultaneously.

Prints Tax Forms 940, 941, W-2 and W-3.

-Supports multiple accounts at no additional charge.

-Supports network access.

Customers seeking a way to simplify payroll processing with more accuracy can go online to http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp and download the payroll software. The download includes the full version of the paycheck software along with a sample database. The sample database allows new customers to try all of ezPaycheck’s exciting features, including the intuitive graphical interface, without wasting time entering data.

Priced at $ 89, ezPaycheck payroll software is affordable for any size business. To speed up year-end tax reporting for more businesses, Halfpricesoft.com launched the special promition of ezPaycheck software. New customers can get payroll software 2013 at discount price of $ 59 or 2013 & 2014 bundle version at just $ 90.

Halfpricesoft.com welcome new customers to start the no obligation 30-day test drive today at: http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp

About Halfpricesoft.com

Founded in 2003, Halfpricesoft.com has established itself as a leader in meeting and exceeding the software requirements of small businesses around the world. Offering payroll software, employee attendance tracking software, check writing/printing software, W2 software, 1099 software and ezACH deposit software. It continues to grow in the philosophy that small business owners deserve affordable, user friendly, and totally risk-free software.







24Feb/140

Spiffy Press Custom Designs Letterpress Business Stationery For Best-Selling Author Deborah Harkness

Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013

Spiffy Press, a graphic design and letterpress printing studio that focuses solely on custom design, creates business stationery for best-selling author Deborah Harkness’ book tour.

The complete, custom-designed stationery suite includes: business card, letterhead, second sheet, envelope, mailing label, note card, bookplate and a New Year’s greeting card. The ensemble was replicated in two colors: blue for use in the U.K., red for the U.S. Both versions use a touch of metallic ink in a transparent base to give the Ouroboros snake a little shadow-of-the-night glow.

The large stationery set was required for Harkness’ book tour last year. The USC Europe and science history teacher created the The All Souls Trilogy, including A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, which have found their place on the New York Times Best-Seller List, with Witches slated for a movie deal.

"Deborah’s love of wine and 17th century history, including study of magic and science in Europe, was an excellent platform to research her logo graphics," said Scott Wallin, Owner and Graphic Designer/Printer, Spiffy Press. "Everything from the fonts to imagery was inspired by the era and the books’ storylines."

Wallin hand-mixed custom inks, then hand-printed the stationery system on a Vandercook 219 letterpress. Each piece uses eco-friendly, tree-free Crane’s Lettra 100% cotton paper in various weights. Hand-finishing details include: rounded corners, scoring, folding and 3M adhesive on the bookplates.

About Spiffy Press

Spiffy Press custom designs and prints letterpress business stationery, business cards, personal stationery, wedding and party invitations and announcements.

Established in 2008 with the purchase of a Vandercook 219 letterpress, Spiffy Press broadened graphic designer Scott Wallin’s capabilities. A California Institute of the Arts graduate, Scott has been art directing and designing for over 25 years.

Scott’s letterpress wedding invitations and business stationery have been published in The Power of Paper in Graphic Design (Rockport); and Creative Edge, Letterhead + Business Card Design (North Light Books). His letterpress designs have been featured on The Beauty of Letterpress, The Knack, Orange Beautiful and Greetings, Inc. Magazine.

Visit http://www.spiffypress.com and the Spiffy Press Blog to see the complete Harkness project.







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20Feb/140

Key Joy West Expands their Business from Custom Cable Assembly to Custom Contract Manufacturing

(PRWEB) December 22, 2013

Key Joy West announces expanding their business from custom cable assembly to custom contract manufacturing. Key Joy West has been at the forefront of custom multi-conductor medical cable manufacturing for over 35 years. In 2008, the US office in Chino, California was established for the sole purpose of expanding into the US market for cable assemblies. Today, Key Joy West announces expanding beyond cable assemblies. Key Joy West will partner with US companies as a contract manufacturer, and market outsourced products in China.

George Hsu, Founder and President of Key Joy West says, “Expanding overseas is no longer a luxury. In today’s global market it is a necessity. In the past, international expansion has been associated with outsourcing or lowering operational overhead, but that’s no longer remotely the case. Today, international expansion is about being where your customers are, opening new markets, and realizing as much growth potential as you can.”

About Key Joy West

Key Joy was established in 1976, we are a professional manufacturer of computer cable assemblies and wire harness of notebook PCs.

We are a leading provider of sophisticated wire and cable products for the Medical Device Industry. We are proud to offer an extensive range of products that can be used in military, electronics, automotive, and the aerospace markets.

We have enjoyed an excellent reputation throughout our thirty-seven years of business. We are sure that you will be quite satisfied with our service and the excellent quality of our goods.

Contact:

CJ Wang

631.219.9450

cjw(at)keyjoyintl(dot)com

http://www.jeyjoywest.com







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15Feb/140

New Business Solutions Inc. to Attend Albany MWBE Forum


Amityville, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2013

New Business Solutions Inc., a minority and woman owned display manufacturer in New York, will be attending the New York MWBE Forum Oct. 3-4 in Albany.

MWBE provides nationwide services to minority and women businesses to educate, mentor, and help leverage their capabilities to maximize opportunities and promote sustainability.

New Business Solutions Inc. is a Long Island-based company that manufacturers a multifaceted array of retail merchandising solutions, including custom displays, display cases, and retail displays. They specialize in wire/sheet metal and tubular fabrication, injection molding, vacuum forming, plastic fabrication, extrusions, wood fabrication, graphics capabilities, and logistics. They are committed to ensuring they produce a quality solution that meets the client’s individual needs and requirements. Unlike other corporations, where the bottom line is the most important factor in the decision-making process, New Business Solutions Inc.'s most important factor is satisfying the customers.

New Business Solutions Inc. is also active in the community, supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month,cancer research and a member of The Amityville Chamber of Commerce. They also support Hispanic Heritage Month along with Goya, one of their clients. Their staff speaks both English and Spanish to better serve their diverse array of clients.

New Business Solutions Inc. headquarters are located at 31 Sprague Ave. in Amityville, N.Y. For more information, visit their website at http://www.nbsdisplays.com, or call them at 631-397-0637.

About the Company:

Over the past 30 years, New Business Solutions has developed into a local and internationally recognized producer of quality point of purchase displays and store fixtures.

NBS utilizes a mixture of traditional craftsmanship and the latest innovative technology to design and create products directly in line with customer specifications. Their sales, engineering, manufacturing, and customer service departments are involved in every step of the project from inception all the way through delivery. NBS produces quality, affordable display and fixture solutions domestically at their corporate headquarters and production facility on Long Island, New York.

New Business Solutions also has global solutions to fit their customers’ needs. With production capabilities in Asia and Europe, NBS has strategic partnerships with several manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, China, Poland and Germany. All production and distribution is monitored by an NBS team of production and quality specialists to ensure that all product specifications are met and followed through in a time sensitive manner.







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6Feb/140

SCMSP, a Business Technology Consulting Firm, Expands Cloud Computing Capabilities Meeting Market Demands


(PRWEB) December 11, 2013

With the big data explosion expanding like the universe, businesses are increasingly turning to cloud computing adoption to deal with continuous innovation and the need for business agility. Using Cloud efficiencies allow businesses to gain competitive advantages in the marketplace. SCMSP works with clients to mitigate the reliability, security and complexity challenges in Cloud Computing while helping IT departments to catch up. Most businesses expect hybrid clouds to be their core strategy over public or private systems in the very near future. The fastest growing areas of Cloud adoption are Big Data, mobile, systems management, backup, help desk and security.

SCMSP is a technology solutions consulting firm leading the industry in cloud computing solutions that enable companies to simplify IT operations. Derek Spotswood, founder and managing principal of SCMSP said, “we pride ourselves in moving computing into the next generation while providing outstanding customer service. Getting the best fit in Cloud Solutions infrastructure means optimal performance for computer applications. At SCMSP we offer business freedom, our performance Cloud Servers offer 100% SSD storage and 10 Gb Ethernet networking for demanding applications."

Call us for more information on:

    Public Cloud: performance compute, databases and storage on demand
    Managed hosting: customized hardware to help you meet your performance, security, and compliance needs.
    Private Cloud: Your own secure, scalable cloud in your data center or ours.

About SCMSP

The mission of SCMSP is to deliver world class business technology solutions that simplify the complexity of business technology and implementation promoting business growth and ease of use. SCMSP creates strategic plans and implements them on a global scale.

The goal is to partner with clients developing technology solutions enabling them to work more efficiently and effectively, thereby decreasing their overhead and substantially increasing their bottom line.

SCMSP is MBE, DBE, SBE and CPUC certified and can partner with your diversity team to deliver business and technology solutions. SCMSP can provide added value to your organization through your diversity supplier program with our innovative business and technology solutions that are delivered nationally and globally.

For more information on the subject of this release or how to partner with SCMSP on Technology implementations, contact:

Nancy Clauss

SCMSP Marketing Director

714-225-9981







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2Feb/140

Analytics Market: Predictive, Healthcare, Outsourcing and SaaS-Based Business Analysis in Research Reports at ReportsnReports.com

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 05, 2013

The cloud is fast becoming an important option for purchasing and deploying the software. Enterprises are increasingly investing in cloud-based offerings for their operational systems. A cloud-based deployment allows the embedding of predictive analytics in the solution. The target systems can be custom or packaged solutions and can be delivered in the cloud or on-premises. Cloud-based deployment is also used to embed 'customer churn' predictions in cloud-customer relationship management. The solutions based on cloud-based predictive analytics are well established in customer relationship management, human resources, and marketing. In addition, cloud-based predictive analytics (http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/271325-global-predictive-analytics-market-2014-2018.html) is also used in the decision-making process and is known as Decision as a Service. Furthermore, the cloud empowers enterprises to deliver elastic computing power for building predictive analytics models.

Analysts forecast the Global Predictive Analytics market to grow at a CAGR of 30.19 percent over the period 2014-2018. According to the report, one of the major growth drivers in the market is the increasing need of enterprises to remain competitive in the market, which they achieve by implementing predictive analytics in their business processes.

Further, the report states that one of the major challenges is lack of awareness. It is often observed that enterprises are not aware of the potential benefits of implementing predictive analytics in their business processes.

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The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Predictive Analytics Market: IBM Corp., SAP AG, SAS Institute Inc., and TIBCO Software Inc.

Other vendors mentioned in the report are Angoss Software Corp., KXEN Inc., Megaputer Intelligence Inc., PegaSystems Inc., Pitney Bowes Inc., Revolution Analytics, and StatSoft Inc.

Key questions answered in this report:

1.    What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be?

2.    What are the key market trends?

3.    What is driving this market?

4.    What are the challenges to market growth?

5.    Who are the key vendors in this market space?

6.    What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?

7.    What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

Global Healthcare Data Analytics Market 2012-2016 (http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/270713-global-healthcare-data-analytics-market-2012-2016.html):

Global Healthcare Data Analytics market to grow at a CAGR of 22.30 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing need for effectively using patients' information. The Global Healthcare Data Analytics market has also been witnessing the increasing use of cloud computing technology. However, the increasing cost of implementing analytics could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

The key vendors dominating this market space are MEDai Inc., MedeAnalytics Inc., OptumHealth Care Solutions Inc., and Verisk Analytics Inc.

Other vendors mentioned in the report are Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc., Cerner Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM Corp., McKesson Corp., Oracle Corp., Truven Health Analytics, and VitalSprings Technologies Inc.

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Global SaaS-Based Business Analytics Market 2012-2016 (http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/269420-global-saas-based-business-analytics-market-2012-2016.html): Analysts forecast the Global SaaS-based Business Analytics market to grow at a CAGR of 24.51 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need to improve efficiency and reduce overall operational costs. The Global SaaS-based Business Analytics market has also been witnessing the emergence of advanced analytics. However, the presence of a large number of open-source analytics vendors could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

The key vendors dominating this market space are Microstrategy Inc., Oracle Corp., QlikTech Inc., and TIBCO Software.

Other vendors mentioned in the report are Actuate Corp., Adaptive Planning Inc., Bime, Birst Inc., Cloud9 Analytics, Gooddata Corp., Host Analytics, IBM Corp., Indicee, Inc., Infor Global Solutions Inc., Jaspersoft Corp., Microsoft Corp., SAP AG, SAS Institute Inc, Tableau Software, Teradata Corp., and Vmware Inc.

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Global Data Analytics Outsourcing Market 2012-2016 (http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/268081-global-data-analytics-outsourcing-market-2012-2016.html):

Analysts forecast the Global Data Analytics Outsourcing market to grow at a CAGR of 31.68 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the rapid expansion of data. The Global Data Analytics Outsourcing market has also been witnessing the emergence of social analytics. However, the lack of awareness about data analytics could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

The key vendors dominating this space include Fractal analytics Ltd., Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., WIPRO Ltd., and ZS Associates Inc.

The other vendors mentioned in the report are American Express, Capgemini S.A., Citigroup Inc., Cognizant, Credit Rating Information Service of India Ltd., Eclerx Services Ltd., Evalueserve Ltd., EXL Services Holding Inc., Fractal Analytics Ltd., Genpact Ltd., Mu Sigma Inc., Opera Solutions, Infosys Ltd., TCS Ltd., UBS AG, and WNS Holdings Ltd.

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1Feb/140

Global Packaging Industry CEO Business Outlook Survey 2013-2014

London (PRWEB) September 24, 2013

Product Synopsis

“Global Packaging Industry CEO Business Outlook Survey 2013-2014” is a new report by Canadean that analyzes opinions of senior-level respondents from the global packaging industry companies' about the change in expenditures, business strategies, and practices in 2013-2014. Senior-level respondents from the global packaging industry include CEOs, board members, president, managing director, and other departmental heads. This report provides data and analysis on category-level spending outlooks, budgets, supplier selection criteria, business challenges, and investment opportunities for leading purchase decision makers in the global packaging industry. Furthermore, it provides the current size of procurement and marketing budgets of senior-level respondents and how spending will change, providing an insight in to the procurement and marketing activities within the global packaging industry. In addition, it also identifies senior-level respondents' future growth prospects, key consumer trends and MandA activity in the global packaging industry. This report not only grants access to the opinions and strategies of senior-level respondents in the global packaging industry, but also examines their actions surrounding business priorities.

Introduction and Landscape

Why was the report written?

This report is the result of an extensive survey drawn from Canadean's exclusive panel of leading global packaging industry senior-level executives. The report provides data and analysis on expenditure, procurement, and developments within the global packaging industry. This report includes key topics such as global packaging industry expenditure, procurement behaviors and strategies, the current size of marketing and advertising budgets, and how spending will change, providing an insight in to the marketing activities within the global packaging industry. This report identifies the threats and opportunities within the global packaging industry, economic outlook trends, and business confidence among global packaging industry senior-level executives.

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?

Senior-level respondents from the global packaging industry expect increased levels of consolidation, with 59% of respondents projecting that there will be either a 'significant increase' or an 'increase' in merger and acquisition (MandA) activities in 2013.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?

Senior-level executives from packaging companies expect an increase in consolidation activity due to increasing competition, expansion of capacity and services offerings, expanding geographic reach, lack of skilled workforce, and efforts to improve the supply chain.

What makes this report unique and essential to read?

“Global Packaging Industry CEO Business Outlook Survey 2013-2014” is a new report by Canadean that analyzes opinions of senior-level respondents from the global packaging industry companies' about the change in expenditures, business strategies, and practices in 2013-2014. Senior-level respondents from the global packaging industry include CEOs, board members, president, managing director, and other departmental heads. This report provides data and analysis on category-level spending outlooks, budgets, supplier selection criteria, business challenges, and investment opportunities for leading purchase decision makers in the global packaging industry. Furthermore, it provides the current size of procurement and marketing budgets of senior-level respondents and how spending will change, providing an insight in to the procurement and marketing activities within the global packaging industry. In addition, it also identifies senior-level respondents' future growth prospects, key consumer trends and MandA activity in the global packaging industry. This report not only grants access to the opinions and strategies of senior-level respondents in the global packaging industry, but also examines their actions surrounding business priorities.

Key Features and Benefits

Project industry trends and revenue growth expectations in 2013, and make informed business decisions.

Drive revenues by understanding future product investment areas and key growth regions.

Uncover key challenges and opportunities, and identify the key actions required to maintain and win buyer business.

Formulate effective sales and marketing strategies by identifying how supplier budgets are changing and the direction of spending in the future. Better promote your business by aligning your capabilities and business practices with your customer's changing needs.

Secure stronger customer relationships by understanding the behavior and changing strategies of industry buyers.

Key Market Issues

Global senior-level respondents' consider Brazil, China, and India to offer the largest growth potential among emerging markets in 2013-2014.

'Pressure on margins', 'customer price sensitivity', and 'volatility and increase in input costs' are the most immediate business concerns identified by senior-level respondents.

The projected average size of global annual procurement budgets for senior-level respondents is US$ 131.3 million in 2013 compared to US$ 85 million in 2012.

According to senior-level respondents, 'delivery lead times', 'level of service', and 'price' are considered very important factors while selecting a supplier.

While 25% of senior-level respondents from the global packaging industry are willing to implement e-procurement in 2013 or beyond, 45% are already in the different stages of implementation ('partially implemented', 'completely implemented', and 'evaluation or pilot use').

Key Highlights

Across the global packaging industry, the top three expected changes in business structure as identified by senior-level respondents are: 'expand in current market', 'improve operational efficiency', and 'expand product portfolio'.

An analysis of responses by global packaging industry senior-level respondents reveals that 'new product development', 'sustainable or green initiatives', and 'IT infrastructure development' will record significant increases in capital expenditure in 2013.

Of all senior-level respondents, 86% expect an increase in supplier prices and 10% expect no change. There were no respondents that anticipated a decrease.

According to 41% of senior-level respondents from global packaging companies, headcounts in their organizations in 2013 are expected to increase steadily by up to 2% of their current workforce.

Senior-level respondents consider Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, the US, South Korea, and Germany as offering the largest growth potential among developed markets in 2013-2014.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

1.1 What is this Report About?

1.2 Definitions

1.3 Methodology

1.4 Profile of Global Packaging Industry C-level Survey Respondents

2 Executive Summary

2.1 The global packaging industry anticipates revenue growth in 2013

2.2 Mergers and acquisitions in the industry are expected to increase in 2013

2.3 Brazil, China, and India are the most important emerging markets

2.4 'Pressure on margins', 'customer price sensitivity' and 'volatility and increase in input costs' remain leading concerns in 2013

2.5 Average annual procurement budgets are forecasted to increase in 2013

2.6 'Delivery lead times', 'level of service', and 'price' are considered critical factors for supplier selection

2.7 Average annual marketing budget of C-level respondents is expected to decrease in 2013

2.8 'Email and newsletters', 'online content sites and portals', and 'social media and networking sites' are to dominate future investment

2.9 'Customer retention', 'customer acquisition' and 'lead generation' dominate the key marketing aims for 2013-2014

2.1 'Flexibility in customizing services', 'low cost' and 'strategic and tactical consulting' are the three leading critical success factors in 2013

3 Global Packaging Industry Dynamics: C-level Respondents

3.1 Revenue Growth Projections in the Global Packaging Industry

3.1.1 Revenue growth projections by region

3.1.2 Revenue growth projections by turnover

3.2 Future Developments in Business Structure in the Global Packaging Industry

3.2.1 Future developments in business structure by region

3.2.2 Future developments in business structure by turnover

3.3 Merger and Acquisition Activity Expectations in the Global Packaging Industry

3.3.1 MandA activity expectations by region

3.3.2 MandA activity expectations by turnover

3.4 Capital Expenditure Projections in the Global Packaging Industry

3.4.1 Capital expenditure projection by region

3.4.2 Capital expenditure projection by turnover

3.5 Planned Change in Staff Recruitment Activity in the Global Packaging Industry

3.5.1 Planned change in staff recruitment by region

3.5.2 Planned change in staff recruitment by turnover

4 Global Packaging Industry Market Growth Outlook: C-level Respondents

4.1 Global Packaging Industry - Demand in Emerging Markets

4.1.1 Demand in emerging markets by region

4.1.2 Demand in emerging markets by turnover

4.2 Global Packaging Industry - Growth Expectations in Developed Markets

4.2.1 Growth expectations in developed countries by region

4.2.2 Growth expectations in developed markets by turnover

5 Threats and Opportunities for the Global Packaging Industry: C-level Respondents

5.1 Global Packaging Industry - Leading Business Concerns for 2013-2014

5.1.1 Leading business concerns by region

5.1.2 Leading business concerns by turnover

5.2 Global Packaging Industry - Key Supplier Actions to Maintain and Win Buyer Business

5.2.1 Actions to maintain and secure buyer business by region

5.2.2 Actions to maintain and secure buyer business by turnover

6 Global Packaging Industry Buyer Spend Activity: C-level Respondents

6.1 Annual Procurement Budgets in the Global Packaging Industry

6.2 Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Procurement Expenditure

6.3 Global Packaging Industry - Variations in Regional Supplier Prices

7 Global Packaging Industry Procurement Behaviors and Strategies: C-level Respondents

7.1 Global Packaging Industry - Critical Success Factors for Supplier Selection

7.2 E-Procurement in the Global Packaging Industry

8 Global Packaging Industry Marketing Spend Activity: C-level Respondents

8.1 Annual Marketing Budgets in the Global Packaging Industry

8.2 Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Marketing Expenditure

8.2.1 Planned change in marketing expenditure by region

8.2.2 Planned change in marketing expenditure by turnover

8.3 Global Packaging Industry - Future Investment in Marketing Channels

8.3.1 Future investment in media channels by region

8.4 Future Investment in Marketing and Sales Technology

8.4.1 Planned investment in marketing and sales technologies by region

9 Global Packaging Industry Marketing and Sales Behaviors and Strategies in 2013: C-level Respondents

9.1 Global Packaging Industry - Key Marketing Aims for 2013-2014

9.1.1 Key marketing aims by region

9.2 Global Packaging Industry - Essential Amendments to Marketing Activities in 2013-2014

9.3 Global Packaging Industry - Critical Success Factors for Choosing a Marketing Agency

9.3.1 Critical success factors by region

10 Appendix

10.1 Survey Results - Closed Questions

10.2 About Canadean

10.3 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Global Packaging Industry - C-level Respondents by Company Type, 2013

Table 2: Global Packaging Industry - C-level Respondents by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Table 3: Global Packaging Industry - C-level Respondents by Region (%), 2013

Table 4: Revenue Growth Optimism in the Global Packaging Industry (%), 2012-2013

Table 5: Revenue Growth Optimism in the Global Packaging Industry by Region (%), 2013

Table 6: Revenue Growth Optimism in the Global Packaging Industry by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Table 7: Key Expected Changes in Business Structure - Global Packaging Industry (%), 2013

Table 8: Global Packaging Industry - Future Developments in Business Structure by Region (%), 2013

Table 9: MandA Activity Expectations - Global Packaging Industry (%), 2012-2013

Table 10: Global Packaging Industry - MandA Activity Expectations by Region (%), 2013

Table 11: Global Packaging Industry - MandA Activity Expectations by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Table 12: Global Packaging Industry - Projection of Capital Expenditure (%), 2013

Table 13: Global Packaging Industry - Projection of Capital Expenditure by Region (%), 2013

Table 14: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Staff Recruitment (%), 2013

Table 15: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Staff Recruitment by Region (%), 2013

Table 16: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Staff Hiring Activities by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Table 17: Global Packaging Industry - Demand in Emerging Markets (%), 2013

Table 18: Global Packaging Industry - Demand in Emerging Markets by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Table 19: Global Packaging Industry - Growth Expectations in Developed Countries (%), 2013

Table 20: Global Packaging Industry - Growth Expectations in Developed Countries by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Table 21: Global Packaging Industry - Leading Business Concerns (%), 2013-2014

Table 22: Global Packaging Industry - Actions to Secure Buyer Business (%), 2013

Table 23: Global Packaging Industry - Actions to Secure Buyer Business by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Table 24: Global Packaging Industry - Annual Procurement Budgets (%), 2012-2013

Table 25: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Procurement Expenditure (%), 2013

Table 26: Global Packaging Industry - Variations in Regional Supplier Prices (%), 2013

Table 27: Global Packaging Industry - E-Procurement, Level of Implementation (%), 2013

Table 28: Global Packaging Industry - Annual Marketing Budgets (%), 2012-2013

Table 29: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Marketing Expenditure (%), 2013

Table 30: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Marketing Expenditure by Region (%), 2013

Table 31: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Marketing Expenditure by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Table 32: Global Packaging Industry - Future Investment in Marketing Channels (%), 2013

Table 33: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Investment in Marketing and Sales Technologies (%), 2013

Table 34: Global Packaging Industry - Key Marketing Aims for 2013-2014

Table 35: Global Packaging Industry - Key Marketing Aims by Region (%), 2013

Table 36: Global Packaging Industry - Amendments to Marketing Activities (%), 2013-2014

Table 37: Global Packaging Industry - Critical Success Factors (%), 2013

Table 38: Global Packaging Industry - Critical Success Factors by Region (%), 2013

Table 39: Global Packaging Industry Survey Results

List of Figures

Figure 1: Revenue Growth Optimism in the Global Packaging Industry (%), 2012-2013

Figure 2: Revenue Growth Optimism in the Global Packaging Industry by Region (%), 2013

Figure 3: Revenue Growth Optimism in the Global Packaging Industry by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Figure 4: Key Expected Changes in Business Structure - Global Packaging Industry (%), 2013

Figure 5: Global Packaging Industry - Future Developments in Business Structure by Region (%), 2013

Figure 6: Global Packaging Industry - Future Developments in Business Structure by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Figure 7: MandA Activity Expectations - Global Packaging Industry (%), 2012-2013

Figure 8: Global Packaging Industry - MandA Activity Expectations by Region (%), 2013

Figure 9: Global Packaging Industry - Projection of Capital Expenditure (%), 2013

Figure 10: Global Packaging Industry - Projection of Capital Expenditure by Region (%), 2013

Figure 11: Global Packaging Industry - Projection of Capital Expenditure by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Figure 12: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Staff Recruitment (%), 2013

Figure 13: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Staff Recruitment by Region (%), 2013

Figure 14: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Staff Recruitment by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Figure 15: Global Packaging Industry - Top Ten Growth Regions, 2013

Figure 16: Global Packaging Industry - Top Five Emerging Markets, 2013-2014

Figure 17: Global Packaging Industry - Demand in Emerging Markets (%), 2013

Figure 18: Global Packaging Industry - Demand in Emerging Markets by Region (%), 2013

Figure 19: Global Packaging Industry - Top Five Developed Markets by Growth, 2013-2014

Figure 20: Global Packaging Industry - Growth Expectations in Developed Countries (%), 2013

Figure 21: Global Packaging Industry - Growth Expectations in Developed Countries by Region (%), 2013

Figure 22: Global Packaging Industry - Growth Expectations in Developed Countries by Company Turnover (%), 2013

Figure 23: Global Packaging Industry - Leading Business Concerns (%), 2013-2014

Figure 24: Global Packaging Industry - Leading Business Concerns by Region (%), 2013-2014

Figure 25: Global Packaging Industry - Leading Business Concerns by Company Turnover (%), 2013-2014

Figure 26: Global Packaging Industry - Actions to Secure Buyer Business (%), 2013

Figure 27: Global Packaging Industry - Actions to Secure Buyer Business by Region (%), 2013

Figure 28: Global Packaging Industry - Annual Procurement Budgets (%), 2012-2013

Figure 29: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Procurement Expenditure (%), 2013

Figure 30: Critical Success Factors for Supplier Selection - Index Score, 2013

Figure 31: Global Packaging Industry - E-Procurement, Level of Implementation (%), 2013

Figure 32: Global Packaging Industry - Annual Marketing Budgets (%), 2012-2013

Figure 33: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Change in Marketing Expenditure (%), 2013

Figure 34: Global Packaging Industry - Future Investment in Marketing Channels (%), 2013

Figure 35: Global Packaging Industry - Future Investment in Marketing Channels by Region (%), 2013

Figure 36: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Investment in Marketing and Sales Technologies (%), 2013

Figure 37: Global Packaging Industry - Planned Investment in Marketing and Sales Technologies by Region (%), 2013

Figure 38: Global Packaging Industry - Key Marketing Aims for 2013-2014

Figure 39: Global Packaging Industry - Key Marketing Aims by Region (%), 2013

Figure 40: Global Packaging Industry - Amendments to Marketing Activities (%), 2013-2014

Figure 41: Global Packaging Industry - Critical Success Factors (%), 2013

Companies Mentioned

H.B. Fuller, Berlin Packaging, Amcor, Optima, BWAY, Constantia Flexibles Group, Uflex Ltd., Boise Inc., Clondalkin Consumer Denekamp, rlc packaging group, CTP Flexibles, Tetra Pak, Linpac Pakaging, Petainer, Sirane, Graphic Packaging Holding, ÅandR Carton, AGI-Shorewood, Gerresheimer, Triveni polymers Ltd., Filtration Engineering Company, Oystar Group, Coesia Group, Jabil Circuit, Nypro, Contego Cartons, CCL Industries Inc., John Watson and Company, Rieke Dispensing, KM Packaging Services, Plantic Technologies Ltd., Linx Printing Technologies , Henkel, Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision , Scholle Packging, Flexpack, Crawford Industries, Tna, Sonoco Protective Solutions, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Novelis Inc., MeadWestvaco Corp., Wipak, Portola Packaging Inc., KraussMaffei Group, Shenda Enterprise Group, Bosch Packaging, Traceability, Bosch Packaging, Coca-Cola Bottling, UPM RAFLATAC, Rexam PLC, Smart Machineries and Moulds Pvt. Ltd., Parikh Packaging, Almac Group, Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, Spear Group, Mauser Group, RPC Containers Corby, BASF SE, Comar Inc., Greiner Packaging GmbH, Tat Seng Packaging Group Ltd., Graham Packaging Company, L.P., Tchagra Software ,Infor, Epicor Software Corporation, Davenport Packaging, SONAX, Hubergroup, Dassault Systèmes, Vroozi, Inc.

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Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Business Case: Solutions, Business Models, and ROI by Industry Vertical

London (PRWEB) November 26, 2013

Overview:

The Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market is seen as the future for wireless revenue growth with various reports touting market size to reach 50 billion connections by 2020. However, the current market is still under 100 million connections.

Since M2M is not the only service for telecom carriers, rather it is not their core service; strategies adopted for M2M cannot be studied on stand-alone basis. The strategies have to be evaluated in context with other strategic initiatives taken by the companies. Hence, over-all strategies have also been discussed in this write-up.

This research provides analysis of the business case for M2M from the industry vertical or market segment perspective including specific cases within Healthcare, Vending, Petroleum (Oil & Gas and Propane), and Fleet Management. The report includes business model analysis, technical solution evaluation, and ROI assessment.

The expansion of M2M beyond its roots in utilities and manufacturing industries into many different enterprise operations has opened a host of new opportunities across the entire ecosystem. Furthermore, various enterprise companies in new industries are making plans to leverage M2M in processes that represent a major shift beyond previous implementations.

The information in this report is very valuable to industries/segments address as they assess the M2M business case as well as the M2M service providers as they seek to optimize their respective M2M offerings.

Target Audience:

Mobile network operators

Systems integration companies

Enterprise companies of all types

Investment and M&A companies of all types

M2M equipment and service providers of all types

Table of Contents:

1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 5

2.0 M2M MARKET OVERVIEW 6

1.1 THE BUSINESS OF M2M 7

1.2 OPERATORS BUSINESS MODELS FOR SELLING M2M 8

1.3 M2M STANDARDS 9

1.3.1 OPEN GEOSPATIAL COMMUNICATIONS 11

1.3.2 INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE (IETF) 11

1.3.3 THIRD GENERATION PARTNERSHIP (3GPP) 11

1.3.4 TIA 11

1.3.5 OASIS MQTT (MESSAGE QUEUING TELEMETRY TRANSPORT) 11

1.3.6 TR50 12

1.3.7 CONSTRAINED DEVICE APPLICATION LAYER PROTOCOL (COAP) 12

2.0 THE M2M ECOSYSTEM 12

2.1 MOBILE OPERATORS & MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS 12

2.2 DISTRIBUTOR 12

2.3 DESIGN LABS 13

2.4 APPLICATION ENABLEMENT PLATFORM (AEP) VENDORS 13

2.4.1 2KEY BENEFITS OF AEP 14

2.5 DEVICE VENDORS 15

2.5.1 CHIPSET VENDOR 16

2.5.2 DECLINING CHIPSET COSTS 16

2.6 SYSTEM INTEGRATORS 16

2.7 DEVICE MANAGEMENT 18

2.7.1 DEVICE MANAGEMENT VENDORS 18

3.0 VERTICAL SEGMENTS OVERVIEW 20

3.1 HEALTHCARE 20

3.2 AUTOMOTIVE 20

3.3 RETAIL 21

3.3.1 PAYMENTS 21

3.3.2 VENDING 22

3.4 TRANSPORTATION 22

3.5 GOVERNMENT 22

3.6 ASSET MANAGEMENT 23

3.6.1 FLEET MANAGEMENT 23

3.6.2 ASSET TRACKING 23

4.0 BUSINESS CASE 24

4.1 PRODUCE USE CASE 24

4.1.1 SOLUTIONS OVERVIEW 25

4.1.2 BUSINESS MODEL 25

4.1.3 ARCHITECTURE 26

4.1.4 ROI 27

4.1.5 SUMMARY 27

4.2 HEALTH CARE USE CASE 28

4.2.1 SOLUTION OVERVIEW 28

4.2.2 ECOSYSTEM 29

4.2.3 BUSINESS MODEL 29

4.2.4 ROI 29

4.2.5 SUMMARY 29

4.3 VENDING USE CASE 30

4.3.1 SOLUTION OVERVIEW 30

4.3.2 ECOSYSTEM 31

4.3.3 BUSINESS MODEL 32

4.3.4 VENDING REVENUE MODEL (VENDING COMPANY) 33

4.3.5 ROI 35

4.3.6 SUMMARY 35

4.4 OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY 36

4.4.1 SOLUTION OVERVIEW 36

4.4.2 ECOSYSTEM 36

4.4.3 BUSINESS MODEL 36

4.4.4 ROI 38

4.4.5 SUMMARY 39

4.5 PROPANE MONITORING 39

4.5.1 SOLUTION ECOSYSTEM 40

4.5.2 BUSINESS MODEL 40

4.5.3 ARCHITECTURE 41

4.5.4 ROI 41

4.5.5 SUMMARY 42

5.0 FLEET MANAGEMENT 43

5.1.1 OVERVIEW 43

5.1.2 SOLUTION ECOSYSTEM 43

5.1.3 BUSINESS MODEL 43

5.1.4 ARCHITECTURE 44

5.1.5 ROI 45

5.1.6 SUMMARY 46

List of Graphs

Figure 1: M2M Architecture 9

Figure 2: Text Message Notification 14

Figure 3: Sample Revenue Distribution between Operator and partner 16

Figure 4: Photo of Pepsico's Social Vending Machine 30

Figure 5: Diagram of UHF Architecture 40

List of Tables

Table 1: Mobile Operators using Jasper's M2M Platform 17

Table 2: Oil and Gas Use Case Financial Model 36

Table 3: Propane ROI 41

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Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Business Case: Solutions, Business Models, and ROI by Industry Vertical

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