Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Employees Make Good Consultants!

We're blessed! Arxis was recently honored as one of the "Best Places to Work in the San Fernando Valley" by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

From the official press release, the "list of companies was chosen based on the feedback of two extensive questionnaires – one for the employer, which covered aspects such as company background, values, compensation, and community service; and another sent to each employee to gather feedback on company direction, leadership, and corporate culture.

"Bob Gaby, Arxis Principal, said, 'Receiving this award is a tremendous honor. Arxis is truly a great place to work because of each team member’s commitment to hard work, integrity, collaboration, customer service, and fun!'"

Read the entire press release here.

Mark Severance, Director of Sales & Marketing, was asked for his thoughts on the award, but had to rush off to his daily appointment with the company masseuse. This was especially important as immediately afterwards, he had a tee time with the Arxis golf coach. Following an afternoon on the links, he enjoyed a delectable dinner prepared by the corporate sushi chef. (Pictured at right.) Mark's only comments during the day were, "Ouch, that hurts!", "FORE!", and "Oishii!"

(Yes ... the previous paragraph was a joke.)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Automate Your Business with Sage Extended Enterprise

We invite you to attend a presentation on the Sage Extended Enterprise Suite (EES). EES combines the power of your Sage MAS solution and SageCRM to provide an integrated application for accounting, operations, sales, marketing, and customer service. You'll learn how you can better integrate various departments, collaborate more effectively, improve customer service, and boost your bottom line.

The presentation won't cost you a thing, includes lunch, and will feature a discussion on the following topics:

Overview of Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • What is it?
  • How can your business benefit?
  • What is required to implement CRM?
Sage Extended Enterprise Presentation
  • Track all communications with customers and prospects
  • Increase productivity throughout your business with real-time data sharing
  • Gain new efficiencies by allowing your salespeople to issue sales orders, perform customer inquiries, or view detailed orders and invoices without having to contact your finance or warehouse staff
  • Connect your sales force to the data in your accounting system to help productivity and profitability rise
  • Send targeted email campaigns to customer or prospect groups
  • Set up email triggers to alert individuals or groups to important events in the EES system
  • Enhance your cash collections process
  • And more!
Lunch & Learn #1
Date: Tuesday, July 20
Location: Irvine, CA (Sage - 56 Technology Dr. - VCR Room)
Time: 11:15am - 1:00pm PST
Register: Contact Minh Tram (866-624-2600 x 195;

Lunch & Learn #2
Date: Thursday, July 22
Location: Simi Valley, CA (Arxis Technology - 2468 Tapo Canyon Rd.)
Time: 11:15am - 1:00pm PST
Register: Contact Minh Tram (866-624-2600 x 195;
It's going to be a great time of lunching and learning. Register today to join us!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Horizontal vs. Vertical Software

The following article from Software Advice provides good food for thought on the growing trend of small- and mid-sized businesses wanting industry-specific features and capabilities from their ERP software.

Read the article here.

It's a positive trend that we at Arxis Technology have embraced in order to provide industry-specific software solutions for wholesale distributors, process manufacturers, food and beverage manufacturers, professional service firms, and more.