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UpNet Technologies Awarded at 2013 Tekne Awards

MINNEAPOLIS, November 7, 2013 – The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named UpNet Technologies as the recipient of the 2013 Tekne Award in the Software category. Held November 6th at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Tekne Awards recognized companies, innovations and people for technological breakthroughs that improve the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world.

UpNet Technologies designed and developed iEDeX™ (Information Enterprise Data Exchange™), a SaaS (Software as a Service) based data integration and transformation platform with the ability to integrate any type of data regardless the origination of the data. This innovative and dynamic solution is successfully advancing the speed of data conversion, partner integration and access to global business analytics, enabling companies to create customized business solutions to fit their entire business needs, a certain project or even a specific process, while bringing significant value to their competitive advantage and bottom line.

Considered the “Who’s who” of the Minnesota technology industry, the Tekne Awards drew nearly 1000 technology professionals, elected officials and rising students in technology to honor 15 Minnesota businesses and organization who have shown exceptional work in the advancement and innovation of technology in 2013.

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UPNET TECHNOLOGIES NAMED FINALIST FOR 14TH ANNUAL TEKNE AWARDS

Minneapolis, MN, September 16, 2013 – The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named UpNet Technologies, Inc. as a finalist in the Software category for the 2013 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday, November 6th. The Tekne Awards recognize and honor the top Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

The 2013 Tekne Software Award will be awarded to the company who demonstrates innovation in software development or applications for business or consumer use.

UpNet Technologies designed and developed iEDeX™ (Information Enterprise Data Exchange™), a SaaS (Software as a Service) based data integration and transformation platform with the ability to integrate any type of data regardless the origination of the data. This innovative and dynamic solution is successfully advancing the speed of data conversion, partner integration and access to global business analytics, enabling companies to create customized business solutions to fit their entire business needs, a certain project or even a specific process, while bringing significant value to their competitive advantage and bottom line.

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UpNet and SugarPros Announce Joint Venture

SugarCRM can now be integrated with virtually ANY third party application

Today, the principles of UpNet and SugarPros announced a joint venture in 3rd party integration with SugarCRM. “It’s a perfect fit,” said Scott Bachman, CEO of Strategic Growth Initiative, the parent company of SugarPros. “With SugarPros providing critical support for the SugarCRM platform and UpNet providing a unique integration appliance that gives the user ‘plug and play’ ease of integration with almost any 3rd party software product, this is a first in the CRM industry where there is true ease of integrating disparate products.”

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Increasing the value of Big Data through Intelligent Data Integration

In recent years, Big Data has become the center of discussion for business managers. With (smart) technology becoming more mainstream, many companies are attempting to position themselves to be Big Data vendors. These new vendors collect information from customers, clients and outside data sources but don’t seem to integrate the data to present a complete picture of a situation; that is actionable. Now companies have an overload of “big data” that goes unused.

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Is Your Vendor Management System (VMS) Really Managing Your Vendors?

Many people think that all VMS’s are created equal. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, a VMS is a technology platform and operates on the basic premise that it serves as a tool to manage and procure contingent labor. However, if you compare Android, Windows and OS X you will see each has its own strengths and weaknesses. The same is true of what can be said about VMS’s. Some VMS’s manage the job requisitioning process extremely well. Others are optimized for consolidated invoicing and time collection approval and payments. A third set of VMS’s measure pre-defined metrics of the customer/supplier relationship. These systems were designed to reduce procurement costs and simplify the payment process. But, does the VMS truly manage its vendors? The answer is a resounding, “no.” Data is not reported in real-time. Therefore, it is not actionable data. Business decisions are reactive in nature. Until decision makers are provided with actionable data, the VMS will continue to manage a process. However, it still does not manage the vendor.

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