February Business Bits

  • PeopleSoft announced the on-time delivery of PeopleSoft Customer Relationship Management Analytics, a pure Internet suite of applications that enables businesses to measure the effectiveness of sales, marketing, and customer support activities. It includes Sales Activity Insight, Marketing Insight, Support Insight, Profitability Insight, and Customer Scorecard, applications that integrate data.
  • CommerceOne's $1.3 billion acquisition of AppNet, Inc. was ranked as the fourth-largest merger or acquisition in the Bay Area last year by the San Francisco Business Times.
  • ProBusiness Services announced the successful implementation of an employee administrative services solution that is enabling $7.3 billion Consolidated Container Co. to control payroll processing costs, timeliness and quality while improving human resource reporting capabilities. Consolidated selected ProBusiness as an outsourced provider for their payroll processing, payroll tax filing and human resource management system solutions based on ProBusiness' proven customer service reputation and flexible service offerings.
  • The results of the 2000 Holiday Food Drive for the Alameda County Community Food Bank are in and Hacienda has reclaimed the "Full Plate Travelling Trophy" in the Business Park Food Drive category. Also honored for their contributions were Nellcor, PeopleSoft, and Sabah International. Thanks to them as well as sponsors ANG Newspapers, Asyst Technologies, Kaiser Permanente, and Sprint PCS.
  • The Tri-Valley Herald has wrapped up another successful "Book Bucks" event. The program, now in its seventh year, encourages students to read the daily newspaper with their parents to earn "Book Bucks" which can then be redeemed at area restaurants and retailers, including several in Hacienda. This year, over 12,500 students participated in 560 classrooms.
  • Several Hacienda businesses participated in the recent Hart Middle School Career Day. On hand were representatives from Robert Half International, Alameda Superior Court, ANG Newspapers, ValleyCare Health Systems and Hacienda Child Development Center providing information on different career options to students at the Hacienda middle school.

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