• 05 Aug 2015

    Co-operators Selects Earnix Insurance to Boost Customer Analytics and Modeling

    Tel Aviv, Israel, August 5th, 2015 – Earnix, a leading provider of integrated pricing and customer analytics solutions for banking and insurance, announced today that The Co-operators has chosen the Earnix Insurance solution to enhance its customer analytics and modeling capabilities.

    The Co-operators is one of the leading Canadian-owned multi-line insurers. A co-operative whose members include Canadian co-operatives and credit unions, it insures over two million people in Canada, offering auto, home, life, farm, travel and business insurance as well as investments.

    Earnix Insurance is a predictive analytical software platform that empowers leading carriers all over the world to harness customer data and preform actuarial work more efficiently, across various product lines. It presents carriers with a single platform for all pricing and modeling related tasks and enables them to accelerate time-to-market of new offers and prices. Additionally, as an enterprise platform, Earnix enables collaboration across the organization.

    Sylvain Nolet, VP Actuarial Services, of The Co-operators commented “The Earnix Insurance solution will help us leverage our information and expertise, further establishing our culture of data-driven decision making. Utilizing Earnix’s powerful analytical framework, we aim to enhance our offerings and further strengthen the relationship with our growing customer community.”

    “We are delighted to partner with The Co-Operators and are honored by the confidence placed in us,” said Meryl Golden, General Manager of Earnix North America. “The Co-Operators is one of the top carriers in an extremely competitive market. We look forward to a long-lasting, fruitful relationship with them, working together to further enhance their competitive edge by advancing their modeling and analytics capabilities.”

    About The Co-Operators

    The Co-Operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than $38 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-Operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-Operators is listed among the 50 Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by Sustainalytics and Maclean’s magazine. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.

    About Earnix
    Earnix integrated customer analytics software empowers financial services companies to achieve optimal business performance through data science and predictive analytics. The Earnix analytical solutions drive superior product, pricing and marketing decisions, while ensuring alignment with changing market dynamics. Earnix combines predictive modeling and optimization with real-time connectivity to core operational systems, bringing the power of analytic-driven decisions to every customer interaction. For more information visit www.earnix.com.

  • 05 Aug 2015

    Clarizen Closes Strongest Quarter in Company History

    Collaborative Work Management Leader Celebrates Continued Enterprise Customer Growth, International Expansion and Increased Customer Renewals

    SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/05/15 -- Clarizen, a leader in collaborative work management software, today announced continued enterprise momentum in 2015, with record-setting growth numbers, international expansion and industry accolades.


    Clarizen recently closed its best quarter in company history, with significant growth numbers across all geographies. The company doubled the number of large enterprise contracts, and reported 74 percent year-over-year growth in total bookings. Significant customer wins include ABI South African Breweries, IMS Brogan, Virgin Mobile Mexico, and one of the top three largest consumer goods companies in the world.

    Clarizen's global commitment to customer success translated into several key milestones in Q2. The company achieved its best services quarter, with more than 250 percent year-over-year professional services revenue growth. The company also reported a significant year-over-year increase in its renewal rate and reduction in customer churn. Finally, there was a significant increase in the year-over-year growth of expansions within existing customers.

    "Our growth would not be possible without the partnership of our customers and their belief in collaborative work management," said Avinoam Nowogrodski, CEO, Clarizen. "They inspire our continued commitment to providing a 'white glove' customer experience and delivering first-class customer service to new, existing and potential customers." 

    The company has also strengthened its international presence, with dramatic employee growth of 50 percent during the last 18 months. In addition to announcing the opening of its new London office earlier this year, Clarizen recently announced its new US corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley, tripling the size of its previous location. Also, Clarizen marked its largest-ever Latin American quarter, with more than 100 percent growth during the past year. Clarizen reported across-the-board growth in the EMEA, Latin America, UK and APAC markets.

    Additional 2015 Highlights:

    • In Q2, Clarizen expanded its customer support focus, with teams in three locations worldwide delivering 24/7 "follow the sun" service. The result: A 98 percent customer service satisfaction rating from customers.
    • Gartner positioned Clarizen in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services, Worldwide.
    • The company opened two new data centers in Europe (London and Amsterdam) to better serve its multinational and European customers.
    • The Spring 2015 release, the largest strategic enhancement to the platform since 2013, was announced featuring the all-new Reports and Dashboards module, and an expanded integration with Box.
    • Clarizen hosted its first-ever user conference, Clarizen@Work 2015, in San Francisco, attracting more than 400 attendees.
    • Clarizen was awarded a patent for its innovations in the collaborative workplace with Clarizen InterAct™, which enables automation of any project-related workflow through email.
    • The company launched an all-new customer community and support site, Clarizen Success, a one-stop knowledge base and training center.
    • Clarizen appointed Paul Roberts as VP EMEA, who joins the company from SAP, where he held overall strategic and operational responsibility for developing and supporting its cloud line of business in EMEA.
    • Clarizen was recognized as a 2015 Most Innovative Company in Customer Success by Gainsight at Pulse Conference 2015, the industry's largest gathering of customer success professionals.
    • Clarizen was named to Forbes' Top 100 Cloud-based Enterprise Software Startups 2015 list.

  • 04 Aug 2015

    YCD Multimedia Receives 2015 Best of Manhattan Award in Digital Signage

    YCD Multimedia Receives 2015 Best of Manhattan Award  Manhattan Award Program Honors Achievement in Digital Signage

    NEW YORK August 4, 2015 -- YCD Multimedia has been selected for the 2015 Best of Manhattan Award in the Digital Signage Software category by the Manhattan Award Program.

    Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan area a great place to live, work and play.

    Various sources of information are gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Manhattan Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Award Program and data provided by third parties.

    YCD has called Manhattan home for over a decade, servicing customers from Times Square to Wall St with digital signage solutions that make a statement, gets brands recognized and engage audiences.

    “We are pleased YCD has been recognized in the digital signage software category. The entire YCD team is passionate about delivering the best possible solution and level of service to our customers both in Manhattan and around the globe.  We proudly accept the Manhattan Award and are honored to have been selected,” said Sam Losar CEO YCD Multimedia.

    About Manhattan Award Program

    The Manhattan Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Manhattan area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

    The Manhattan Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

    About YCD Multimedia

    YCD Multimedia is a leading global provider of advanced digital signage software solutions, serving the retail, telecom, banking, gaming, entertainment, hospitality, educational, transportation and corporate markets. Founded in 1999 (and having acquired C-nario, a leading digital signage company, in 2011), YCD provides businesses and organizations with a fully-scalable platform to attract and engage customers, while communicating their brand. YCD’s software offers unmatched capabilities in driving digital signage networks including high-impact video and mosaic walls in a native, pixel-perfect resolution. To date, the company has partnered with industry leading customers, including Fortune 500 corporations and some of the world’s most recognized brands. YCD operates worldwide with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel, as well as an international network of partners serving clients around the globe. For more information, visit www.ycdmultimedia.com

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