Parker & Sons- Water Softeners

Parker & Sons, one of Arizona’s most highly esteemed and premier electrical, HVAC, and plumbing service providing companies has come extraordinarily far in their nearly forty years of business. While Parker & Sons is committed to providing only the highest quality services and products, it has also been there mission since their founding to go above and beyond in terms of customer service and satisfaction.

In doing so, Parker & Sons wants to inform not only their customers, but the entire public of some of the most common issues related to the areas of their technical expertise, as well as other bits of useful information.

“Hard water is such a common issue in households,” said Parker & Sons representative, Justine Kelly. “… and most people who are using hard water do not realize that it is not the best choice of water in some instances.”

In effect, hard water is water that is not filtered through a water softening system. It is filled with numerous minerals that vary in amount that can have minor health benefits, including stronger teeth with the addition of fluoride in the water, etc. However, it is also well-known that hard water can cause the skin to become quite dry and flaky, seeing as the minerals can dry out the natural oils from you skin. In addition, people who drink hard water who are not acclimated to the water can feel ill, seeing as the excess minerals can upset their stomachs as this is a drastic change in what many are used to.

The real dangers of hard water are not so much about the human body, but to industrial areas, as well as home appliances.

When there is hard water present in the home, it can break down protective sealants in your dishwasher, for instance, that can damage the entire appliance. Not only will the water make your dishes dirtier by the presence of a film of excess dish soap, but you may have to replace the entire appliance, altogether.

Water softeners are an important element in maintaining your appliances, and every household should have one in order to extend the life of your home investments.  

Australian Accounting and Auditing Standards OFF-LINE on your phone

Alfred Papallo
Eurofield Information Solutions
+61 2 9411 3711
acpapallo@eis.com.au    


Australian Accounting and Auditing Standards on your phone or tablet, anywhere and anytime!

Australian software developer is proving to be a world leader in providing powerful secure mobile offline digital solutions for the reference publications.

Using their proprietary novel eComPress digital reference publishing technology, and their experience providing digital publication solutions for clients like the International Accounting Standards Board, Chartered Accountants ANZ and CPA Australia, Sydney based software firm Eurofield Information Solutions (EIS) are now releasing secure offline Australian Accounting & Auditing Standards (AAAS) TurboSearch digital reference apps for smart phones and tablets.

[21/02/2017 – Sydney, Australia]

Under the TurboSearch brand, EIS has released the Australian Accounting and Auditing Standards apps that enable professionals and students working in the accounting and auditing fields to access the same information from their phone or tablet that they can on the web, PDF or book format. The Australian Accounting & Auditing Standards apps not only permanently compress the two and half million words into a smart phone accessible tool, but also include powerful searching that together with the Pre-emptive Search Spelling Help (PSSH) guarantee that you will find what you need quickly and easily.

EIS CEO Alfred Papallo believes that secure mobile apps are the future for all Mission and Business Critical reference publications.

“EIS has been developing digital reference publishing software for secure Windows reference publications for decades, but with delivery and access proving more difficult with all the firewalls and malware barriers plaguing this environment, we turned to the iOS and Android platforms where secure Apps can be readily delivered.”

“Our company developed the proprietary eComPress Digital Reference Publishing software that enables us to permanently compress millions of words, numbers, alphanumeric characters and graphics into, small, fast, secure and fully functioning apps. eComPress apps are compatible with both iOS and Android devices and instantly accessible even when there is no Wi-Fi or data network available. Digital reference publications are only as good at the user’s ability to find the information they need quickly and easily, and our eComPress apps guarantee the user will find what they need” Mr Papallo explains.

“There are also significant cost savings as well. The digital app versions of the AAAS are available at present for only $19.99 including updates for the year of publication, and no ongoing subscription fees like most web solutions, and the two books cost more than $180. It makes sense for organisations, educational institutions and industry to utilise the power of mobile digital apps. The benefits for productivity and cost effectiveness are immense,” Mr Papallo said.

TurboSearch versions of the Australian Accounting & Auditing Standards are now available for 14-day FREE trial download from the Apple App Store, and 7-day FREE trial download from Google Play Store.

Contentverse’s Easy Index and DB Lookup Solve NFPC’s Organization Needs

Computhink Expanding International Reach

National Food Products Company (NFPC) is a leading company in the food sector based in UAE, with its integrated business of manufacturing, selling, and distributing dairy products, fruit juices, drinking water, and plastic packing materials.

Its brands include Milco (dairy and juice), Lacnor (juice), Oasis (bottled water), Arla National Food (distributor of Puck, Lurpak, and The Three Cows) and Milco Plastic.

NFPC proudly boasts more than 5000 employees. They are equipped with all latest technologies, laboratories to carry out research work, and other resources that assist in releasing the best products in their range.

Current scenario

NFPC has state-of-the-art facilities in UAE where they have stored and managed valuable/confidential documents, including Delivery Notes, Purchase Orders, Invoices, Payment Vouchers, Journal Vouchers, Credit Notes, Debit Notes, client records, employee time sheet, employee files, images, contracts, agreements, and other information which are referred to on a regular basis.

Challenges

  • All Documents, from all divisions of NFPC regarding any purchase, arrive at the central finance division for review, approval, and payment release. These documents are then stored at the central division. Later when from any other department, these documents are to be viewed or reviewed, it is time consuming for employees to search and retrieve these documents manually.
  • Auditing (both internal and external) happens for different divisions of NFPC at different times of the year. They also need to review documents for audit purposes. Search and retrieval of these documents is laborious and time consuming.
  • Redundancy, delays, and confusion caused by too much reliance on the human factor in the business process and collaborative functions such as validation and approval of documents.

Implemented Departments – Accounts Department

Document Types – Bank Payment Voucher, Contracts & Agreements, Asset Document

Average Number of Documents Processed & Stored – 2500 to 3000 daily

Solution & Benefits

  • All the relevant documents are electronically filed in the Contentverse File Cabinet, which ensures quick access to documents through fast search and retrieval, thus providing increased productivity and reduced operating costs.
  • Together with Easy Index, Contentverse allows departments to efficiently capture and associate documents of all types. By doing this, they eliminated the need for physical document storage, which means space savings and cost savings among many other benefits.
  • While the documents are scanned and processed via Easy Index, one of the index fields specifies the division, which is set as a dynamic field. While processing, when a document from a particular division is identified, those documents are moved to the respective folder inside Contentverse. The permission rights to access this folder is given only to those respective Divisions.
  • Any relevant data related to the scanned-in document are pulled from the existing application using the DB lookup functionality of Contentverse, thus minimizing the data entry.

Why Contentverse Document Management System

Contentverse emerges as a viable solution for various industries because it is simple, flexible and affordable and has many salient attributes which really benefit the organizations.

  • Familiar user interface
  • Supports 400+ file formats
  • Powerful scanning, indexing, and searching features
  • One-click email and print
  • Built-in OCR and full text search
  • Custom workflow features
  • Highly secure, 128 bit encryption
  • Control access at any level
  • MS Office Integration & Outlook Hot Folder
  • Powerful annotation
  • Version/ Revision
  • Check in/ Checkout
  • Notification & Alerts
  • Audit trail
  • Integration with existing applications
  • Database lookup
  • Records retention
  • Access via web and desktop applications
  • Automated data capture using EasyIndex
  • Regulatory & Legal Compliance
  • Local services and support provided by reseller Cube Innovators Technologies LLC

All of NFPC’s content is now electronically filed in Contentverse, primarily using the Easy Index module, enabling departments to efficiently capture and associate documents of all types. Integration with their key mission critical applications enables Database Lookup and auto-population to minimize data entry.  Access to documents is now blazingly fast, increasing productivity and reducing operating costs. They have also eliminated the need for physical document storage, which has led to major space and cost savings, among many other benefits.

Daniels Corporate Advisory Co. (“DCAC”) Expands Its Potential. Continuity of Talented Senior Management Assurred.

New York, New York: Arthur D. Viola, Chairman, Daniels Corporate Advisory Co. Inc. announced today that the senior management team now has “continuity of management in place.” Our team has been expanded to include extremely capable individuals that will provide the depth of senior management necessary for the Company to redirect its efforts and become successful.

Mr. Viola said “Mr. Harry Orfanos will become Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Bruce Blechman, the Chief Financial Officer. These two men have the talent, drive, determination and the capital and deal networks to implement the Corporate Strategy Model of the Company and make it successful. We have been working as a team since December 21, 2016; I am very happy with the results to date. Each man has diverse talents and we have all developed the chemistry to form a cohesive team pulling in the same direction. I trust these men to deliver.”

The Backgrounds of these two men is stellar.

Harry J. Orfanos: Co-founded Magellan Global Fund, a multimillion dollar global hedge fund investing in BRIC private companies and taking them public. Prior to MGF, he served as Vice President of Capital Markets with Cornell Capital Partners, a $1 billion New Jersey-based PIPE fund which focused on investing in micro-cap publicly listed companies. Prior to working at Cornell, he worked at Sepulveda & Smith Securities as the Director of Private Placements. At Sepulveda & Smith, my responsibilities included originating, structuring and brokering private transactions. Prior to Sepulveda, he was a Vice President of Corporate Finance with Zanett Securities, a $250 million New York-based PIPE fund which focused on investing in small to mid-cap public companies. Prior to Zanett Securities, he was an Institutional Equity Sales Trader with Santander Investment Securities in New York. He received his B.S. in Finance from New York University.

Bruce Blechman: Is a nationally recognized speaker and is considered to be one of the country’s top experts on the subject of entrepreneurial finance. He is the author of The Secret to Getting Money in Northern California and co-author of the best-selling book, Guerrilla Financing, published by Houghton Mifflin in a number of languages and used in college courses nationwide. He has been a national columnist, author of the monthly column, “Creative Financing” in Entrepreneur Magazine and host of the New Venture Money Show on the Business Radio Network, as well as a guest on numerous radio and TV programs. Articles about him have appeared in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and other national publications. He graduated in the top quarter of his class at the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania and has taught courses on Entrepreneurial Finance as an Adjunct Professor, was a mentor in the Wharton Business Plan Program.

Mr. Viola continued ” The addition of these two talented men was a necessary move to create for Daniels the potential for material future development. My health issues have made this move a necessity. Now that the weight of building the company rests on a team and not one individual there is a greater likelihood for success. I will remain as Chairman of Daniels.”

TSIA Executive to Speak During Three-City Roadshow on Keeping and Growing Customers: President and CEO of TSIA, J.B. Wood to join CEOs from Gainsight and ServiceSource in Boston, Austin, and Seattle for Half-Day Events

SAN DIEGO, February 22, 2017 – The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), the leading association for today’s technology and services organizations, has announced that TSIA president and CEO, J.B. Wood, will be joining the CEO of Gainsight, Nick Mehta, and the CEO of ServiceSource, Chris Carrington, for a half-day executive symposium about how to keep and grow customers through customer success initiatives. The roadshow series will make stops in three cities in April.

As more technology companies move towards “as-a-service” (XaaS) business models, they have become highly focused on how to keep and grow customers. For many, this requires rethinking their traditional organizational structures, processes, and customer engagement models. As a result, the concept of customer success that focuses on helping customers achieve specific business outcomes with their technology investments has become critical to the success of companies with a recurring revenue business model. This is especially important for companies in the cloud.

Senior technology and services executives are invited to join the CEOs of the trifecta of customer success thought leadership—TSIA, Gainsight, and ServiceSource—in a half-day executive symposium roadshow called, “Win the Race to Keep and Grow Customers” that spans three dates and three cities At this event, attendees will learn how to drive customer retention and expansion for their recurring-revenue company with such topics as:

  • How to build and scale a customer engagement model to support a thriving recurring revenue business.
  • Strategies to kick off, implement at scale, measure, and prepare for a successful customer success journey.
  • How a holistic approach to customer success can accelerate growth and recurring revenues.
  • Insights on a structured customer engagement framework.
  • The “Who, What, Why, and How” of a successful recurring revenue business.

“At TSIA, we’ve been collecting research and benchmark data, building business frameworks, and monitoring best practices around customer success since its inception and throughout its evolution over the past few years. As such, we’ve seen how the concept of delivering business outcomes to customers has impacted the technology industry, as well as what trends in customer success we can expect in the future,” said president and CEO of TSIA, J.B. Wood. “I’m looking forward to joining fellow leaders in the customer success sphere, Nick Mehta and Chris Carrington, to share our expertise on how to keep and grow customers in this exciting era of recurring revenue business models.” 

The dates and locations for the executive symposium roadshow are as follows:

  • April 11, 2017 – Boston, MA at the Four Seasons
  • April 13, 2017 – Austin, TX at the Archer Hotel
  • April 18, 2017 – Seattle/Kirkland at the Woodmark Hotel

Registration is $99.00 per person for each half-day event, which will be followed by an evening networking reception. Click here to register. 

Parker & Sons- Sick Building Syndrome

For many people living in the Greater Phoenix area, spring time, and February in particular, is a time where everyone seems to fall ill due to allergies, etc. But one of the more interesting “illnesses” that Parker & Sons, one of Arizona’s highly esteemed HVAC, electrical, and plumbing service providing companies wants you to know about is Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).

While buildings don’t become sick like humans or other living things, they can certainly make their occupants ill. “Sick building syndrome is a real thing. And it is a really serious thing!” said Parker & Sons representative, Justine Kelly. “It is all about air quality… if the air is not good and clean, then people are bound to become sick. It is really an inevitable and unfortunate thing, but a thing that the public should be very aware of… especially for people who live in apartments and condos…”

Sick building syndrome has a few causal factors, but the vast majority of causes relate to the following: poor air quality due to poor ventilation within the building, chemical contaminations coming from both indoor and outdoor sources, volatile, natural organic compounds, and biological contaminants.

Additionally, the presence of things such as mold, bacteria, pollen, and other allergens all contribute to sick building syndrome, and all have a negative impact on people’s short and long term health.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a study conducted in 1984 exposed that nearly 30% of all remodeled and new buildings around the world were filled with these causal items, which in turn, led to the understanding that sick building syndrome was real and something that needed to be addressed with great concern and caution.

“The symptoms of having sick building syndrome come off as pretty mild, “said Justine Kelly. She further added to the statement by saying that “…it is usually confused with a virus or a cold, or a mild flu.” Symptoms of sick building syndrome really do mimic mild illnesses or allergies, as many people claim to suffer from fatigue, headaches, irritated eyes, sore throats, dry skin, or asthmatic symptoms.

If you believe that you could be suffering from sick building syndrome, it is important to contact your physician, as well as ensure that the building you are living in is up to regulatory code.

Immigration Reform Strategy – “One Nation Under God”

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border.

The outrage and cries of racial discrimination, and religious persecution has caused tension, violence and hatred through the entire nation.  U.S. States like Texas, and most recently, California are threatening to secede. 

“Have we forgotten that we are a United States by choice?”, asked Lisa Garrett, Chief Executive Officer of Vero Integritas Global, Inc., a human resource company in Virginia.  “It’s time that we stop looking at who is to blame for our immigration concerns and start seeking solutions, Garrett stated.

Vero Integritas Global, Inc., recently submitted an Immigration Reform Initiative designed to develop strategic answers to the U.S. immigration problems. “These concerns have touched the hearts and minds of every American citizen, and have traveled with light speed around the globe and throughout the news media, and internet. Something has to be done to tap the logic and reasonableness in people.  Everyone just seems to be letting their emotions get them best of them,” said Garrett. “Democrats! Republicans! People! Stop, and look at what is happening to our country.”

The purpose of this strategy is to provide a positive, fair and equitable solution to the immigration question while keeping to the promises and helping to sustain a workable agenda for the new administration.  “President Trump is a businessman; he knows a business opportunity when he sees it”, Garrett stated. “The purpose of this initiative is to give our floundering political system the chance to think outside of the box and give the new administration the opportunity to apply business strategies to develop something unprecedented, toward a workable solution”, Garrett stated.  “This is not about Republicans and Democrats, it’s about a free nation losing control of what we stand for and not paying attention to how much we can lose if the left and right can’t find a balance.” Said Garrett.

The immigration initiative involves inclusion of a diverse “think tank” of American citizens, politicians, and individuals from each generation using ideas and strategies included within this strategic proposal.  “President Trump has promised to make our nation great, again. But, I submit to you that we are a great nation made up of great people. It is the people that are shouting at the top of our lungs, “We need a better solution!”, we are merely presenting a foundation for that solution,” said Garrett.

 “Vero Integritas is part of a consortium of companies that can assist with developing an immigration plan that will bring the right people to the table, with a focus on a positive solution and encouraging nation-wide unity toward the stabilization of a divided nation,” stated Garrett.   

The strategy was provided through the White House Liaison’s office last week with the hope that it will be introduced to President Trump. “It is our hope that we can provide something to stop the negative rhetoric and help our leaders seek a viable immigration option,” Garrett said. The proposed immigration reform plan is designed as a unification strategy to give the American people the opportunity to decide as, “ONE NATION UNDER GOD, how to reunite the people. So, whether you believe in God or not, whether you hold fast to a religious belief or not, we are all human beings with the right to live free, as it was promised in our Constitution. This is an inalienable right and the very foundation of our existence as American citizens. But, there must be order, justice, benevolence, and above all other things, equality in the way we go about seeking and applying our freedoms”, Garrett continued.

The premise of the plan is to create a transparent “think tank”, open and available to the public for opinions and ideas, strategies, and constructive debates to find a solution for how to go about protecting the lives of the nation’s citizen, while at the same time, allowing persons from other nations the opportunity to exist in a free nation.

“We are a nation of wise, intelligent, and amazingly talented people from all walks of life”, Garrett stated. “It is no small wonder that people from other countries want to live here. We are a GREAT NATION. But it is “We, the people”, that make it great. It is not corrupt politicians, media, or rich business executives.” Garrett stated. “We owe it to our future generations to get this one right. This proposal is a jumping off point to begin the development process for a new generation to sustain our Constitutional framework and to involve the people in the process. I encourage my fellow citizens to embrace this solution. It is only a UNIFIED people that can right this ship.”, Garrett concluded. 

Unsolicited Proposal: U.S. Immigration Strategy

  1. Immigration Precepts
  2. Immigration Operations Committee

 

This initiative is a “jumping off point” to establish a fair and equitable plan for our nation. 

The Immigration Operations Committee is the heart of the unification plan and is made up of the following:

1)     Qualified NON-PARTISAN (two each, one male, one female) professionals selected from relevant agencies and departments (Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Treasury, State Department).  

2)     Governors from all 52 states and territories.

3)     Two U.S. citizens (selected by the State) representing each Generation

4)     Two College professors with relevant subject matter expertise.

 

5)     Two Democrats, Two Republicans, and Two Independent representatives selected by the Governors of the 52 states and territories, who have served or is serving at least one term as a newly elected official.

6)     The President and Vice President of the United States will remain active, but should not influence the negotiation processes.

7)     Once the Immigration plan is complete, and before it is accepted for review by the President, it must receive a final review and approval from the Final Review Committee made up of:

  1. Former U.S. Presidents, representatives from DHS, Department of State, and other relevant agency representatives, not to exceed a 12- person panel. This NON-PARTISAN committee must be willing to participate as volunteers and must relevant experience and knowledge of the subject matter.

8)     The final approval of the plan lies with the President of the United States.\

9)       The final plan will be voted on via the internet through an online voting process developed specifically for this initiative.

  1. Baseline Agenda:

Premise: 

To develop an immigration reform program that will limit the number of NEW U.S. citizen applicants over the next four years.  Current applications will be placed on hold for a period of six months and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis while the committee begins drawing up a solid immigration plan that utilizes the following criteria. This will do three things:  1) It will limit the number and flow of NEW applicants for citizenship into the country, 2) It will allow for current and new applicants to be highly scrutinized, 3) It will allow for more unity and conversation among those who make up this country to participate in re-creating our foundation for unity.

The U.S. Government will begin gathering information relevant to the gathering of information from current non-documented workers in the United States.  During this time period, all non U.S. citizens and undocumented workers will be allowed to reveal themselves without fear of deportation by reporting to a local State or Federal Immigration station where they will be given the opportunity to provide any information relevant to applying for U.S. Citizenship.

States may be allowed to create and develop their own databases, but the information must be reported to the appropriate agency for inclusion into the U.S. database. Within the specified time period, if non-U.S. Citizens/undocumented workers, have not registered and cannot produce a Documented Registrants Card” (similar to a Drivers’ License, but NOT managed by the DMV!), the individual(s) will be arrested and may face deportation back to his/her country. 

Individuals participating in the “Dreamers” program will be allowed to complete the program, new applicants will not be accepted, and the program will be frozen until a new immigration plan has been created. The “Dreamer” program may be reviewed with the immigration reform program for final analysis and inclusion into the plan.

US government contract companies will be allowed to bid on solicitations relevant to their expertise to assist the U.S. government with implementing this initiative. This will allow a fair and equitable distribution of work and help limit costs, while allowing for transparency in the development process.

  1. Program Agencies:

 

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

 

The U.S. Census Bureau will collect information from illegal immigrants who are seeking citizenship within the allowable time frame. 

Non-U.S. citizens and undocumented workers must self-report.  They will be asked to provide information requested to include:

  • Whether or not they have held a job for more than one year that has a supportable/sustainable income without the need for State or Federal benefits/welfare programs. (In other words, they cannot rely on either State of Federally funded welfare programs to remain in the country. They must have a job or occupation.  As registrants for citizenship they will not be eligible for social programs, either State or Federal, with the exception of Women’s-Infants-Children’s (WIC) or any other welfare programs paid from U.S. taxpayer dollars.)  Individuals who have broken the law up to a Class I misdemeanor will face possible deportation back to their country.
  • Affiliations to extremist groups, gangs, or if they have ever been arrested or detained for (any number of reasons). 
  •  Additional criteria will be added through the Immigration Operations Committee.
  •  Illegal immigrants who fail to register within a specified date will be arrested and processed for deportation at the expense of their home country. If a home country cannot be identified, the individual will be deported back to the last country he/she traveled from before he entered the U.S. and that country will become liable for payment of deportation costs.
  •  Individuals who travel by land, air, or sea into the U.S. illegally will be immediately deported back to their home countries, and given information and assistance about how to legally apply for U.S. Citizenship.

Treasury Department

The treasury department will be responsible for setting up accounts payable/receivables for deportations.  A section of the department will be created to manage payments and ensure that countries are properly billed for costs associated with deportations to include food, shelter, travel, accommodations, etc.  The President may use these costs to negotiate with countries and build solid, unification efforts between countries.  

 U.S. State Department

The State Department, specifically the Secretary of State may utilize relatable immigration debts of other countries to effect reasonable settlements for costs associated with deportations. 

Monies received from countries for deportations may be used to build a “Wall” (imagined, not real) of good faith and fair dealing with other countries to ensure that our borders are protected from terrorists.

A secondary part of the plan will be a “good faith and unity” campaign created and administered by the Department of State designed to provide assistance to other countries to crackdown on corruption, unlawfulness, ethnic cleansing, religious persecution, human trafficking, etc., within their borders and to create and build relationships of good faith and fair dealing within their borders. 

The third and most important approach is the unification “wall” which is designed to bring countries to the table (wall) in an effort to prevent terrorism, and develop programs and strategies that support the unseating of corrupt officials in other countries. It is also designed to help the leaders of their countries build their economies upon a legal world market (while at the same time bringing domestic companies back to the U.S) that sells U.S. products to them in order to build alliances within a world market.

Doing this will help us increase our countries ability to expand our business infrastructures domestically and abroad. This will also help promote economic growth and help build financial stability for U.S. citizens and the citizens of other countries and to help them find Democratic freedom within their own countries (so their citizens don’t have to run to ours to find it). This will also allow countries from losing their talented human capital that could bring their countries into the 21st Century. 

For U.S. citizens, it will give all of our citizens (not just the rich) the opportunity to experience the effects of a booming economy and bring hope to the Millennials who will make up 50% of our workforce by 2025.

Vero Integritas Global is a virtual HR consulting company and features 24-hour HR services and business consultation to U.S. and overseas companies with U.S. employees and is designed in part, to help employers reduce costs associated with employee discrimination complaints.

Vero Integritas Global Incorporated is registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. For more information about the Immigration Reform Plan Vero Integritas Global, Inc.

Contact:
Lisa Garrett
Chief Executive Officer
Vero Integritas Global Incorporated
lisa.garrett@verointegrtias.com

Contentverse with Easy Index Fast Tracks Filing and Retrieving for Jotun Paints

Computhink Extending International Reach

The Jotun Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints, coatings, and powder coatings. Throughout the years, Jotun has grown to become one of the world’s largest paint companies, with 63 regional headquarters and 37 production facilities across the world, employing nearly 10,000 dedicated employees, united by an exceptionally strong corporate culture.

Jotun UAE, with its branches in Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain, has been the market leader in the Middle East since 1974. Jotun’s product range includes Decorative, Protective, Marine, Floor, Concrete Protection, Powder, and Intumescent Coatings, bearing a solid testament to the company’s reputation of being a single source solution for all clients.

Current scenario

Jotun UAE has state of the art facilities in UAE where they have stored and managed valuable/confidential documents, Delivery Notes, Purchase Orders, invoices. Payment Vouchers, Journal Vouchers, Credit Notes, Debit Notes, client documents/ records, contracts, agreements, and other information which are referred to on a regular basis.

Challenges

  • Huge volume of docs to be processed daily
  • Filing and retrieving Jotun’s volume of documents is a formidable task – in some cases, the customer requests invoice copies or acknowledgement copies for the purpose of payment release. It is tedious to search and retrieve the documents from the warehouse/storage facility.

Implemented Departments – Logistics

Document Types – Customer Invoices, Credit Invoices, Delivery Ticket

Average Number of Documents Processed & Stored – 3000 – 5000 pages per day

Solution & Benefits

  • All processes are simplified using the Easy Index – Auto Capturing functionality of the Contentverse Document Management System, which will automatically capture the values from the invoices and store them into the system so that retrieval becomes much simpler and easier
  • Reduced operating cost
  • Ensures quick access to documents through fast search and retrieval
  • Avoid internal transport and loss of documents
  • Minimize the risk of manual data entry errors and improve information quality
  • Reduces or eliminates the cost of maintaining paper-based archive
  • Save a great deal of time and accelerate business processes
  • Increased efficiency and return

Why Contentverse Document Management System

Contentverse emerges as a viable solution for various industries because it is simple, flexible and affordable and has many salient attributes which really benefit the organizations.

  • Familiar user interface
  • Supports 400+ file formats
  • Powerful scanning, indexing, and searching features
  • One-click email and print
  • Built-in OCR and full text search
  • Custom workflow features
  • Highly secure, 128 bit encryption
  • Control access at any level
  • MS Office Integration & Outlook Hot Folder
  • Powerful annotation
  • Version/ Revision
  • Check in/ Checkout
  • Notification & Alerts
  • Audit trail
  • Integration with existing applications
  • Database lookup
  • Records retention
  • Access via web and desktop applications
  • Automated data capture using EasyIndex
  • Regulatory & Legal Compliance
  • Local services and support provided by reseller Cube Innovators Technologies LLC

Jotun Paint’s entire process was simplified using Easy Index modules to dramatically reduce operating costs, internal transportation of documents, and the risk of document loss. The need for physical document archives was eliminated. The success and overall experience has resulted in Jotun looking to expand the Contentverse solution to other Jotun Paint companies in the Middle East / North African region in 2017.

Parker & Sons- Supports Energy Efficient Appliances to Save Money

Parker & Sons has been one of Arizona’s oldest and most highly esteemed plumbing, HVAC, and electrical service providers in the area. Jack “Grandpa” Parker established the company just over forty years ago, and his original mission has stayed the same and has stayed true, even after his passing. With a commitment to customer service and satisfaction, Parker & Sons has made it one of their top priorities to inform not only their customers, but the entire public, about the different ways that they can reduce their overall energy consumption. Not only do their tips save money, but is part of their larger commitment to adapt to environmentally friendly technologies and living.

“Many people do not realize how much money and energy they can actually save if they purchase energy efficient appliances,” said Parker & Sons representative, Justine Kelly. “Even though buying new appliances can be costly for some homeowners, they end up saving more money in the long term by making these kinds of short term investments into Energy Star appliances.”

Energy Star, which is an official federal program created by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is dedicated to letting consumers know how much energy and electricity they can be saving by switching to their qualified, verified, and tested products.

All home appliances that receive an Energy Star rating use anywhere between 10% to 50% less energy than their counterparts without the rating.

“We get a lot of people expressing their concerns about how much they have to spend to operate necessary appliances such as refrigerators,” said Justine Kelly. “While no one at Parker & Sons is a sales representative for specific companies, we always suggest to choose Energy Star approved appliances. Even refrigerators with this rating use something like 40% less energy than refrigerators without this rating. It really is more cost and energy efficient in the long run.”

When it comes to refrigerators in particular, Justine Kelly mentioned that leaving a small space in between your refrigerator and the wall can help to prolong the life of your refrigerator by letting the air that circulates throughout the house or apartment to assist in naturally keeping the coils clean and intact.

Parker & Sons- Cutting your AC Bill Down

With the weather starting to warm up, Parker & Sons wants to lower your monthly bill. The HVAC, electrical, and plumbing service providing giant has time and time again dominated the Phoenix area with their high quality, professional services, as well as their commitment to unwavering customer service.

Keeping the spirit of their mission alive, Parker & Sons makes an effort to inform and educate many people about the various ways that they can save energy, save money, let them know about some of the newest and latest technologies around, and much more. Seeing as spring in Phoenix is generally much hotter than spring in other parts of the country, Parker & Sons representative Justine Kelly has provided some useful tips and insights as to how everyone can become more efficient by reducing their energy consumption when the weather warms up.

The first tip of many is to make the change from other types of fabric materials to cotton. By using cotton sheets, you will find that you will sleep much more comfortably without having to turn the air conditioning on all of the way. If you prefer materials like linen, that is fine too. What is important is that to cool yourself naturally in the summer, you will want to choose lightweight, light colored, breathable materials.

You can also do things like position your fans strategically in order to have a natural cross breeze enter the room. To do this, you will need a single standing fan (or more than one), and position the fan against an open window. Not only will this help with indoor air quality and natural ventilation, but it will save money on your air conditioning bill if you can cross ventilate a room with an additional fan. It is important to use a single stand-alone fan in this case because the one attached to your ceiling will not have enough power to draw the air from outside into the room.

It is also suggested that you turn your thermostat up a few degrees before you leave your house for an extended period of time, such as going to work for a full day. Since no one will be in your home, there is no need to keep your air conditioning running while you’re away.