Published December 15, 2015
Volume 23, Number 12

Business Bits


  • North American Lighting Selects the Plex Manufacturing Cloud     

    North American Lighting (NAL), a tier one automotive lighting supplier, has selected the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) offered by Hacienda’s Plex to run its manufacturing operations and enterprise resource planning across eight facilities. NAL selected the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to replace multiple, legacy on-premise systems and plans to use Plex to achieve seamless integration across NAL’s advanced manufacturing systems and facilities
    “North American Lighting is a model for modern manufacturing leadership, investing in its people and technology to fuel continuous innovation, deliver superior products and exceptional levels of customer satisfaction in automotive lighting,” said Jason Blessing, Plex Systems CEO. “We are proud to be a part of NAL’s continued growth, powering their highly-advanced manufacturing facilities and delivering real-time, actionable intelligence across the business.”
  • SmartZip Analytics and Advanced Rx Management Ranked Among Bay Area’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies   

    Two companies based in Hacienda, SmartZip Analytics and Advanced Rx Management, were recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as being among the fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area. The rankings, based on percent growth in net revenue from fiscal years 2012 to 2014, placed SmartZip Analytics at 38th, with growth of 183.4 percent, and Advanced Rx Management at 43, with growth of 168.4 percent.
    SmartZip Analytics, a startup backed by Intel Capital on the web at smartzip.com, provides predictive marketing solutions for the real estate industry. Using patent-pending home intelligence, predictive analytics, and automated marketing, SmartZip makes big data actionable for the real estate industry. The company’s flagship product, SmartTargeting, helps agents identify and connect with their best prospects in any neighborhood across the U.S.
    Advanced Rx Management, on the web at advancedrxmgt.com, is a full service Point of Care management company which takes a personal, hands-on approach to ensure that all of their physician partners receive outstanding service and substantial ancillary revenue. Advanced Rx Management works to understand payer relationships, including the intricacies of billing, reimbursements, collections, and regulations. The company provides all services with corporate employees, ensuring total control and accountability, while providing a comprehensive and unified strategy.
  • Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management    

    To help customers optimize their logistics and global trade compliance operations, Oracle has released updates to Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management. These products span the entire spectrum of the transportation, compliance, and customs processes across virtually all industries and geographies. The new, modern user experience also demonstrates Oracle’s ongoing commitment to meet today’s innovation and extensibility needs. Oracle Transportation Management 6.4 and Oracle Global Trade Management 6.4 include enhancements in fleet management, transportation sourcing, transportation business intelligence, transportation planning, global trade management and customs management.
    “To support business growth and market expansion, shippers and logistics service providers are looking for competitive ways to streamline and enhance complex transportation and trade management processes,” said Derek Gittoes, Oracle’s vice president of supply chain management product strategy. “In the latest releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management, we have combined new capabilities, such as landed cost simulations, with enhancements to one of the industry’s most comprehensive transportation and global trade management platforms. As a result we are in a better place than ever to help our customers further streamline processes, reduce costs and mitigate risks.”

Stories compiled by Jay Hipps


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