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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.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Ottawa Business Journal

100 million reasons to smile: The story behind 2014's most successful public offering

After launching Canada’s biggest tech IPO in the past four years – not to mention the country’s largest software-as-a-service public offering ever – Kinaxis is an easy choice for Ottawa’s finance deal of the year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
CNN Money

Kinaxis RapidResponse Solution Chosen to Support ON Semiconductor Global Supply Chain Management

"After a competitive evaluation process, we are confident Kinaxis RapidResponse will help us as we make a supply chain paradigm shift," said Dwayne Kelley, Senior Director of Demand Planning at ON Semiconductor. "RapidResponse supports the company's vision for both maturing and integrating our planning processes. We believe this solution provides operational advantages including being able to orchestrate multiple supply chain functions from within a single system, including S&OP, aggregate supply planning, inventory management and capacity planning."

Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Ottawa Insight

Kinaxis Looks Globally for Companies that Need to Manage Supply Chains

“We believe that we are well-positioned to serve our market with a product that meets emerging and urgent needs of the supply chain industry,” Monkman says. “By using RapidResponse instead of combining individual disparate products, our customers gain visibility across their supply chains, can respond quickly to changing conditions, and ultimately realize significant operating efficiencies.”