JDA’s Brave New World of Retail

by RaeAnne Marsh

JDA Software’s supply chain software is changing, if not the face of retail, then its behind-the-face. Seeing is believing, as the saying goes, and if a picture is worth a thousand words, how much more is a physical, in-person demonstration worth? JDA recently unveiled a world-class JDA Customer Experience Center, located at its global headquarters… [More]

Product Marketing Platform Disrupts

by Morten Hellesøe Poulsen

It’s estimated that 94 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have yet to adopt product information management systems. Product information management tools (PIMs) act as an umbrella, enabling businesses to manage information required to market and sell products through numerous distribution channels; a huge number of small retailers are still relying on Excel to… [More]

Personal Assistant App Launches in Phoenix

by Mike Hunter

On-demand personal assistant app ZINKN launched last August, providing Valley residents an easy-to-use tool to request on-demand or scheduled help with a wide range of personal services such as errands, household tasks, transportation and family care. The app also provides contract jobs for workers, called “People Share™ Providers,” looking to supplement their income. ZINKN founder… [More]

Transform Enterprise Collaboration

by Mike Hunter

POPin, a collaboration platform for leaders and executives designed to help drive organizational alignment through anonymous forums and conversation, has integrated its collaboration app with Microsoft Teams, the hub for teamwork in Microsoft Office 365. By leveraging POPin, business leaders will be able to solicit candid and anonymous feedback that builds trust, exposes confusion and… [More]

Team Work

by Michael Hollauf

MeisterTask is an agile task management tool for teams, enabling users to create an unlimited number of projects, assign tasks and track work to completion, via Kanban-style project boards. With workflow automations and the ability to collate all project resources and communication in one central place, teamwork is truly collaborative and productive.  Known for its… [More]

Disruptive Work Behavior?

by Mike Hunter

Believing that “a company can’t fix what it doesn’t know is broken,” Warble offers a lifeline that lets any U.S.-based employee with an active work email anonymously report nine different types of disruptive work behavior directly to the offender’s boss — because, after all, they are the ones who are both personally motivated and hold… [More]

Fullbay: Full Care for Truck Shops

by RaeAnne Marsh

“No one cares about truck shops. For the most part. But we all share the road with the heavy-duty trucks these shops take care of,” observes Jacob Findlay, founder and CEO of Fullbay, which fills the previously neglected niche. He created Fullbay to bring these shops into the 21st Century with a cloud-based platform. The… [More]

Arizona on the Threshold with FinTech Blockchain

by Will Munsil

Blockchain, if used to its potential, allows communities and innovators to create economic games that no one controls or commands through incentive design that rewards good actions. In financial services, that can allow decentralized networks to create protocols or tools to enable low-cost, low-overhead loans, settlement, peer-to-peer payments and even alternatives to debt or equity… [More]

Online Shopping Serves the Disabled

by RaeAnne Marsh

Alexandra Connell, her own experience making her keenly aware of how disabilities and looking or acting differently can impact a person’s life, launched PATTI + RICKY LLC, offering an online shopping destination that caters to people with special needs due to disability, disease or stage of life.  “Most people with physical disabilities have no choice… [More]

Actionable Workforce Insights

by Mike Hunter

ADP recently launched Executive and Manager Insights on its ADP® Mobile Solutions app. This solution uses artificial intelligence and machine learning, continually sifting through wage, time, location, industry and many other types of data to provide actionable workforce insights directly to business leaders and front-line mangers in real time. Powered by ADP DataCloud, Executive and… [More]