Kinaxis In The News

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
By Lora Cecere

Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

Users are more satisfied, the implementations are shorter and there is greater Return on Investment of solutions from Best-of-Breed solution providers—especially if the best-of-breed solution providers used are industry-specific. However, in the polling data in the APICS webinar, we found that over 70% of the respondents had deployed solutions from the ERP-expansionists.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Globe and Mail

Canada’s top small and medium-sized employers feature perks and positive job growth

The winners of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers competition not only have outstanding workplaces with enlightened human resources policies, but also nearly all show positive employment growth.

Friday, March 06, 2015
Globe and Mail

Canada’s secret weapon to attract tech IPOs

A cross-listing is in the likely future for fast-growing Ottawa business software firm Kinaxis Inc., which went public on the TSX in June, 2014, and has a healthy analyst following here. The firm is eyeing the NASDAQ once its annualized revenues hit $100-million (U.S.), which could come as soon as this fall. “NASDAQ is a very viable option, especially with the multijurisdictional relationship,” says Kinaxis’ chief financial officer Richard Monkman.

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Globe and Mail

Ottawa software firm Kinaxis is finally ready for its big moment

Now the question isn’t whether Kinaxis will succeed, but how big its breakout will be. Analysts, customers and the company’s leaders compare Kinaxis to Salesforce.com, which upended business process software giants to take a place at the forefront of the never-ending drive to help companies improve efficiency. “We believe [Kinaxis] is one of the most compelling new enterprise technology companies to surface in years,” Cormark Securities analyst Richard Tse said recently.

Friday, January 30, 2015
Ottawa Business Journal

Kinaxis appoints senior vp of customer success operations

Ottawa-based Kinaxis has appointed an experienced software industry executive to the new role of senior vice-president of customer success operations, the company announced late Thursday.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Joe Paduda

NOT taking risks is what’s risky

When was the last time you saw really good marketing in this boooooring business of ours? Campaigns like Kinaxis‘ that produce brilliantly simple and quite funny brand messages for pretty dry products?
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Globe Advisor

Tech upstart quietly builds its niche

Mr. Moschopoulos says Schneider Electric SE of France, a company with 255 factories and 100 distribution centres, rolled out RapidResponse in several months and reduced its inventory by $200-million (U.S.). Arizona-based First Solar, a company with $3-billion in revenue, used RapidResponse to cut inventory by $100-million in six months. 

Friday, January 23, 2015
Globe and Mail

Top performing TSX IPO in 2014

Ottawa software company Kinaxis tells viewers of its website “We’re Different … But in a Good Way.”

They may be right. Kinaxis Inc. was the top-performing initial public offering on the TSX in 2014. Part of a plethora of emerging “software as a service” companies, Kinaxis eschews heavy spending on sales and marketing, making it more profitable than many better-known vendors. And, perhaps best, Kinaxis shares are still cheaper than many peers, despite their runup over the past few months, possibly due to a lack of attention from investors south of the border.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Ottawa Business Journal

Kinaxis career fair attracts quality candidates

Ms. Paterson said while the company is still advertising on job boards, LinkedIn and the company website, the career fair was an opportunity to show off the company’s culture to potential employees. The event featured a good mix of managers and employees, longtime Kinaxis workers and newer hires, she said.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Forbes

New Customer-Centric Supply Chain Metrics

Avaya’s vision is “to exceed customer and employee expectations while fueling profitable growth.”  Avaya implemented a rapid response collaborative planning solution from Kinaxis which helped allow them to move up from on-time shipments of 86 percent to 94 percent, and to reduce their past due dollar shipments from $42 million to $9 million.  These are traditional supply chain customer-facing metrics.