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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Articulate Inbound Content Marketing

5 fun B2B tech companies that got their marketing right

Being fun in B2B marketing is about being confident and honest. Sure, you can squeeze yourself into the traditional mould if you really want to. It’s safe in there and you know how to act.

The companies that make a lasting impact, however, are those that know they’re different and embrace it. We’ve put together a list of five fun B2B tech companies that got their marketing spot on.

Friday, April 01, 2016
Ottawa Business Journal

Tech firms make top employer list

Halogen Software, Kinaxis and Pythian all made this year’s list released earlier this week.

Employers are evaluated on eight criteria: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Big-company benefits and perks, without the red tape or hierarchy: Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers for 2016 are announced

Like many Canadians, you probably think that working for a small or medium employer (SME) means giving up the benefits and perks that larger employers offer. You'll change your mind after reading about this year's winners of the Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers competition, announced this morning.

"The old assumption that smaller organizations offer less attractive benefits is increasingly looking out-of-date," says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp Canada Inc. "This year's SME winners provide striking examples of smaller organizations 'getting it right' on a range of important benefits, from maternity leave to flexible vacation policies."

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Globe Advisor

Ottawa Tech Sector Sets Employment Record in New Economy

Kinaxis recognized as a next generation home-grown innovation powerhouse. Over the last five years, Ottawa knowledge-based companies have raised more money through IPOs than all the technology companies in all other Canadian cites combined.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Fronetics Strategic Advisors

Four Supply Chain Companies that Excel at Social Media

When you think of social media masters, you may not think of companies in the supply chain industry. But there are a few excellent examples, and much can be learned from what they do. 

Kinaxis, a global company offering advanced supply chain management systems to customers in a variety of discrete manufacturing industries, offers in-depth blog posts and is consistently active in social media channels such as Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. 

Monday, February 29, 2016
Canadian Business

How Kinaxis harnesses the cloud to tame global supply chains

When Kinaxis CEO John Sicard tells a potential client that his company can solve all of their nagging supply chain problems in minutes, the response is almost always the same: “Bullshit.”

Real innovation invariably needs to overcome skeptics. “They ask us to prove it,” Sicard says. And then he does. Among the companies that have gone from doubters to believers are some of the largest on the planet: Ford, Lockheed Martin, Nikon, Cisco, NCR, Sikorsky, Celestica, Avaya and Schneider Electric are just some of the multinationals Kinaxis now counts as customers.

Friday, January 29, 2016
Ottawa Business Journal

Kinaxis, Colbeth honoured by Canadian online tech magazine

Cantech letter, an online magazine focusing on Canadian technology, has awarded Ottawa-based Kinaxis its 2015 TSX Tech Stock of the Year. Kinaxis chair Doug Colbeth was also named TSX Tech Executive of the Year at the awards, which were handed out this week at the Toronto Convention Centre.

Thursday, January 07, 2016
Ottawa Business Journal

Industry vet joins Kinaxis as CTO

Just a week after John Sicard took over as CEO of Kinaxis, the company has added a new chief technology officer.

Jack Noppé was named to the position Thursday, bringing more than 20 years of experience to his new role.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Ottawa Citizen

A year of extremes: Ottawa tech in 2015

On Jan. 1, he will pass the torch to John Sicard, the chief product officer at Kinaxis — a pioneer in the business of developing software that helps companies manage their chains of suppliers.

Colbeth, who will remain as chairman, can look back at a year in which Kinaxis far surpassed whatever targets shareholders had in mind. Paced by rock-solid growth in revenues and earnings, Kinaxis saw its shares soar 158 per cent to $47.67 apiece as of Dec. 29.

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Financial Post

In a market where everything’s going wrong, this Canadian stock is doing everything right

While Canadian factory owners struggle with globalization, Kinaxis is feeding off the trend by selling software to help companies manage their increasingly complex global supply chains. It’s nipping at the heels of larger rivals such as Germany’s SAP SE and has an important advantage over other Canadian tech darlings like Hootsuite Media Inc. and Shopify Inc.: it’s forecast to make a profit this year.