VISIBILITY ERP GOES MOBILE

by Lauren Boyer 1. May 2014 08:53

Visibility Goes “Mobile” with its ERP

 

VISIBILITY.net ERP system now fully touch screen enabled and browser independent

Miami, FL – April 30, 2014

Visibility Corporation, the leading provider of ERP solutions for to-order manufacturers, has announced at its annual customer conference in Miami Florida that its entire VISIBILITY.net ERP application suite is now browser independent and completely touch-screen enabled.  VISIBILITY.net now runs on Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer web browsers.

“We are going mobile!” announced Visibility’s President and COO Jack Saint during an unveiling of its new release.  “As an agile and adaptable software company, we have leveraged that agility to introduce a release that fully enables tablets such as Google android devices and Apple iPads to natively run every function, screen, report and transactions within the full VISIBILITY.net ERP suite,” he said.  “This allows all users with access to ERP to run any function, be it field service, CRM, sales, financials, even MRP from the convenience of their tablet.”

The 9.2 release is available now and has been completely touch-screen enabled.  “This release is a game changer as far as taking ERP anywhere.  Our ERP can be run on the Cloud using smart phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and hybrid machines.  We can be run in companies with Apple or Windows standard machines, all native.  No need for compatibility modes or plug-ins.  We did not just come out with a few functions – every single screen available in our entire product has been made available to the proliferation of new devices on the market today,” he added. 

“The days of seven year development roadmaps are over,” Saint said. “Technology is changing at a pace never seen before.  Only agile companies that can make adjustments quickly will thrive in this new environment,” Saint added.  “Slow moving elephant ERP companies will become a thing of the past. Just seven years ago smart phones did not exist, tablets were only imagined, and Google Chrome had not yet been released.  Today, the vast majority of business people have smart phones, more tablets will be sold this year than laptops and desktops combined, and Google Chrome has emerged as the number one browser used world-wide.  The ability of ERP companies to quickly adjust to the new technology is an absolute requirement for success,” Saint noted.  “At Visibility, we pride ourselves in agility and awareness of trends.”

Manufacturers can use the new tablet enabled release to run reports from the airport, check status of sales orders from the road, access work orders on the shop floor, review updated KPIs while on vacation, record time and labor while on service calls, even review MRP purchase order recommendations while at a coffee shop. 

“The new level of worker mobility is a competitive advantage to our customers and our customers will benefit immediately from this release,” Saint concluded.

About Visibility Corporation

Visibility Corporation is a leading developer and supplier of
business software solutions designed for the unique needs of project-based, engineer-to-order and to-order manufacturers. Visibility's Enterprise Application solutions help small and midsize manufacturers of complex products operate their businesses effectively. Visibility has an extensive customer base throughout North America and Europe and has the strongest representation of ERP among complex manufacturers. VISIBILITY.net is an integrated, in-house ERP solution. It offers comprehensive end-to-end business functionality, integrated reporting, business intelligence and workflow and is cost effectively delivered utilizing the power of the Microsoft.NET development environment. The software can operate using either a Microsoft SQL Server™ or Oracle® database. Conducting business any place, any time is a reality utilizing this highly adaptable and scalable ERP solution.

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Visibility Customer Conference is Headed to Miami...Here's Why You Should Attend!

by Lauren Boyer 26. November 2013 09:50

We’re going to Miami!

The Visibility Customer Conference season is upon us!  Book your hotel room now and get ready for some fun.  We have compiled a list of compelling reasons why you should join us in Miami next April.

1.       Education: stay up to date with all the improvements we have made to our product.

2.       Learn about the compelling reasons to upgrade to V9.

3.       Listen to what your peers have to say in our new “Customer Sessions”

4.       Make professional contacts that you can consult long after the conference ends.

5.       Spend time with our experts and get your questions answered

6.       Attend sessions that are tailored to your company’s specific challenges

7.       Participate in hands on interactive lab sessions

8.       Save money and compare the cost of an onsite consultant vs. the conference fee

9.       Improve user efficiency and learn best practices

10.   Have fun in the sun at Visibility Customer Conference in Miami!

If those reasons haven’t convinced you I’m not sure what will.  This conference is a great learning experience that you don’t want to miss out on.  To find out more information about how you can register for the conference please go to http://www.visibility.com/VIEC_2014_homepage.html  or contact Lauren Boyer at 978-269-6527 or boyer@visibility.com!

 

See you there!

The Visibility Team

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Heading to Austin! VIEC 2013 April 14-16

by Jack Saint 5. February 2013 12:34

Mark your calendars to join us in Austin, Texas from April 14th – 16th, 2013!

Austin Skyline

Visibility has chosen Austin to join in on the legendary live music, exuberant downtown and exclusive culture.

Austin 6th Street

Attending VIEC will give you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with product experts, as well as learn more about the software you use to run your business, and interact with your peers. We take pride in making each and every customer interaction a personal one and your input about further enhancements is invaluable to us. Visibility looks forward to the opportunity to listen to its customers and provide you with hands on training of new technology.

Information on the agenda, hotel and registration over the next few weeks. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 978-269-6500 or send an email to marketing@visibility.com.

 

Conference Registration: Click here to register for the conference.

Hotel Information: The Omni Hotel has been selected as the site for the conference:

Omni Hotel & Resorts
Downtown Austin
700 San Jacinto at 8th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Hotel Reservations: Call the Omni Hotels and Resorts Reservations Department at (800) THE-OMNI and mention Visibility Corporation to book your stay. Reservations must be booked by March 25rd in order to guarantee a discounted room rate of $189.00 plus tax.

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DON’T SHOW UP EMPTY HANDED JUST BECAUSE YOU WORK 40+ HOURS/WEEK!

by Jessica Goode 20. November 2012 12:05

DON’T SHOW UP EMPTY HANDED JUST BECAUSE YOU WORK 40+ HOURS/WEEK!

                The average business person who works 40 hours per week (or more) often cannot find time to make a treat for a holiday, but no one wants to show up empty handed.   

Here are three Holiday recipe suggestions from folks in the Visibility office to help you through the festivities this holiday season.   Don’t show up empty handed!

Sausage Treats (Appetizer)

2- 16oz (1lb) packages of Jimmy Dean Saugus Meat

1-15oz Jar of Kraft Cheez Wiz

1 Package of Deli Party Breads (type is at the preferences of the chef)

1 Jar of Paprika

--Fry both packages of Jimmy Dean Sausage Meat in a pan until cooked.  Drain the Grease.  Melt in the full jar of Kraft Cheez Wiz until sausage and Cheez Wiz are well mixed.  Scoop onto party breads.  Sprinkle with Paprika upon Serving.  Best served if toasted briefly in the oven (on a cookie sheet) when served.

 

Corn Casserole (Dinner Side Dish)

1-15 & ¼ oz can of Whole Kernel Corn, drained

1-14 & ¾ oz can of Cream-Style Corn

1-8oz Package of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix

1 cup of Sour Cream

½ cup of Butter, melted

1 to 1 & ½ cups shredded Cheddar Cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease a 9- by 9-inch baking pan or a 2-quart casserole dish.

Mix together the corn, Jiffy, sour cream, and butter in a large bowl.  Stir in the cheese.  Pour into the prepared pan.  Bake for 55 minutes, or until golden brown and set.  Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Note: You can bake for shorter time in a 9x13, but the texture will be different than backing in the 9x9 or 2-quart casserole dish.  The 9x13 will be thin slices where the 2-quart casserole dish produces more of a corn pudding texture.  Either way is delicious.

 

Chocolate Trifle (Dessert)

2-round pre-made Angel Food Cakes (can bake your own if you prefer)

2-packages Chocolate Pudding, Instant

2-containers Cool Whip

Break Angel food cake into small pieces and spread a layer across the bottom of a large glass bowl (or trifle dish).  Spread a layer of pudding on top of the cake layer.  Spread a layer of cool whip on top of the pudding layer.  Repeat these layers until bowl is filled to the top.  If desired, sprinkles or candy can be scattered across the top for visual (and texture) effect. Serve cold. Note: portion sizes of ingredients vary depending on size of bowl. (This can also be made as a strawberry short cake by substituting packaged strawberries for chocolate pudding)

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VIEC 2013 Host City Finalists: Austin or Memphis!

by Jessica Goode 9. November 2012 14:30

                The field of possible host cities for 2013 VIEC has been narrowed to two finalists:  Austin TX, and Memphis TN!

Our process of selecting the host city started with suggestions from customers at the 2012 VIEC.  Cities on the initial list included Miami FL, San Antonio and Austin TX, Washington DC, Atlanta GA, Nashville and Memphis TN, Charleston SC, and Orlando FL.

                VIEC has a great tradition of host cities and fabulous event nights. In 2012 we hosted in San Diego  and went to the World Famous San Diego Zoo.  In Tampa in 2011we  took over the Florida aquarium.  2010 Vegas VIEC event night included dinner at the Eifel Tower overlooking the fountains at the Bellagio.  And the Courtyard & Carriage House dinner at Princess of Monaco in 2009 VIEC host New Orleans gave us all insight into the history of the Big Easy.

                So it is exciting to turn our attention to two different possible host cities and what they have to offer for events in 2013.  Both of these cities share deep-rooted tradition and love for music.  Think of Austin, think the hub of live music, warm air, and Texas Bar-B-Q.  Think of Memphis and you think of ELVIS of course!!

 

               Austin is the world’s capital for live music.  Beginning with the well-known Sixth Street, we quickly found the perfect place for a possible event,  Maggie Maes.  Standing tall above Sixth Street, with its rooftop deck overlooking all of Austin, this historic venue is a fabulous representation of Austin.

 

                Graceland in Memphis, would be the natural draw for our event night if we host there.  Tour the grounds of Elvis’s home and experience his lavish lifestyle. Maybe Elvis himself will make an appearance! We would stay on the infamous Beale Street, the highest of Memphis’s nightlife.

 

           So…which will it be...Memphis or  Austin?  Please share your input, help us make the final call! We encourage you to e-mail Jessica at goode@visiblity.com with your thoughts.  We look forward to hearing from you.  And soon we will announce the winning 2013 host city and begin our conference plans in earnest!

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2012 Olympic Kickoff!

by Heather 27. July 2012 10:09

Today the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics kick off in London!  Folks in the Visibility European Headquarters outside of Manchester UK office are very excited and we thought it would be interesting to pass along their perspective...so here are a few Olympic tidbits from our UK office:

  • Over the last two months millions of people have turned out to see the Olympic flame on its 8,000 mile journey across the UK on its way to London.   Inspirational torchbearers have carried the flame in many ways, including on an abseiling rope (US translation:  rappel rope), a cable car and a punt (US translation: a long narrow, flat-bottomed boat), bringing the excitement of the Games to the entire region.
     
  • Last week, special lanes were allocated across Britain’s motorways as athletes arrived in Britain for the Games, which caused complete chaos for commuters.
     
  • Big Ben will chime forty times in three minutes today as part of a massive bell-ringing event of opening day. It is believed to be the first time the bell has rung outside its regular schedule since 1952. On that occasion, it tolled every minute for 56 strokes for the funeral of King George VI (he was 56 years old when he passed.  Queen Elizabeth II, who succeeded King George just celebrated her Diamond Jubilee of 60 years of reign  last month.)
     
  • School children of Visibility employees are busy making banners and mock Olympic torches during the countdown to the Games, and studying the meaning and symbolism of the 2012 Olympic mascot, “Wenlock” seen below.  Toy Wenlocks are a hot seller in area stores!

 

 

 

One Visibility employee said, “We’ll all be gathered around the TV at home or in local pubs to watch as the games start and to see the long awaited opening ceremony. My daughter and all of her classmates are incredibly excited. It should be fun!”

The region is especially excited to cheer on Bradley Wiggins, the first Brit in history to win the Tour De France, earlier this year.  Mark Cavendish and Christopher Froome fill in the British team to give them the strongest cycling team in memory.

Visibility Corporation would like to wish Good Luck to all of the athletes participating in this year’s events!  We will keep you posted from our UK office as events unfold and new tidbits are passed along.

Cheers!     

 

Please contact Heather with any ideas or comments at Lindberg@visibility.com.

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Where would you like to go for the 2013 Visibility International Education Conference (VIEC)?

by Heather 25. July 2012 16:49

Visibility selected beautiful and sunny San Diego, California as the site of this year’s conference and what an amazing hit it was! We were surrounded by beautiful beaches lining the coast, shops, and prestigious restaurants. We got to experience a reception on the USS Midway, and saw exotic animals at the famous San Diego Zoo. April 15th to the 17th was not a long enough stay! However, many were able to extend their visit to enjoy the sites they didn’t get to see during the conference.

The VIEC is the biggest event of the year for us. We love listening to customers and exchanging ideas for future events. We had great pleasure in watching everyone enjoy the experience. Aside from providing many business related benefits such as training and the opportunity for one on one consulting with industry experts, our next goal is to keep things fresh, fun, and upbeat.

We asked customers at the conference where they would like to go for the next conference. To no surprise, “some place warm,” won again! We are currently putting our heads together and brainstorming destinations. Here is what we have come up with so far:

                Miami Beach, FL

                San Antonio, TX

                Austin, TX

                Washington, DC

                Atlanta, GA

                Nashville, TN

                Memphis, TN

                Charleston, SC

                Orlando, FL

Every year we try to alternate between the Eastern and Western US. Since we were just in California, somewhere in Eastern US will most likely be the area to target. But, “What city” is the big question. We are encouraging you to let us know what you think of the places listed above and would love to hear from you with any other suggestions on locations for us to consider. After all, we want everyone to have a say and enjoy the next conference as much as the previous one!

Please contact Heather with any ideas or comments at Lindberg@visibility.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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CALIFORNIA HERE WE COME!!!

by Jack Saint 5. January 2012 10:37

 

Visibility has selected beautiful San Diego California as the site of 2012 Visibility International Education Conference (VIEC)!  It will be held on April 15-17, 2012.  We are currently in the process of selecting conference hotels and finalizing agendas.

At last year’s conference in Tampa, one customer said “pick someplace warm”.   Since we alternate regions of the country each year and were on East Coast last year, we considered west coast warm destinations…well, San Diego simply jumped out!  Beautiful beaches, shops, dining on the ‘catch of the day’, Sea World, the famous San Diego Zoo…lots to offer, along with some great conference hotels.

The conference is a huge event for us each year as we get to spend several days listening to customers and exchanging ideas.  Each year many great initiatives emerge from this event.

We will be unveiling VISIBILITY.net 9.0 along with hosting many great educational sessions and customer forums.  Stay tuned for the announcement of Hotel selection and detailed agenda, but the first steps of city selection and date selection are done and we can’t wait!

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A real person now answers our phones!

by Jack Saint 21. December 2011 09:41

A real person now answers our phones!

At Visibility, Nikki started answering our phones today.  Yes, a REAL PERSON!  So when you call our company, chances are you will now speak to Nikki instead of the dreaded ‘auto-attendant’.  Will it make a difference to our customers?  We will soon find out. 

Oh, we will still use the auto-attendant now and again, if folks are out or on a break, but for now, real people are being re-introduced to our phone system.

So when you next call Visibility, be readyto have a real conversation instead of pushing buttons on your phone!  And please let Nikki or me know if it is a better experience for you …

 

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Visibility Announces Availability of VISIBILITY.net ERP CLOUD Application

by Jack Saint 18. October 2011 14:58

Visibility customers can now deploy Visibility enterprise software on Amazon Web Services

Visibility Corporation (Visibility) today announced that Visibility enterprise software is now available to run on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). VISIBILITY.net ERP, VisMobile Shop Floor and Data Warehouse Suite and Visibility Business Intelligence Solutions are now supported and available on Amazon EC2. Customers who operate VISIBILITY software can now leverage the scalability, reliability, security and utility-based pricing model of AWS for production workloads with full support from Visibility.

Customers may use their existing Visibility licenses on Amazon EC2 at no additional license cost. New customers can acquire licenses from Visibility whose enterprise solutions are designed for complex engineering intensive manufacturers.

To increase speed of deployment for customers, Visibility will publish a set of pre-configured Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) to help reduce implementation times from months to weeks or days. Customers can start accessing their installation within minutes of purchase.  In addition, to minimizing installation and hardware maintenance costs, customers can also take advantage of existing features such as Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Auto-Scaling, Security Groups, Amazon CloudWatch, Reserved Instance pricing, and many more when deploying Visibility applications on AWS.

“This is an exciting relationship for us,” said Jack Saint, Visibility President and Chief Operating Officer.  “Speed of deployment has never been faster and Amazon EC2 offers the utmost in flexibility, reliability, and availability. Our web-based product plays well in the cloud, and our templates make it easy to start using the product.”

“With the availability of Visibility software on AWS current and future customers will be able to take advantage of a low cost point of entry, coupled with cost savings in IT infrastructure for the long term, and the flexibility of growth and additional resources deployed as needed,” said Jackie Aldrich, Director of Account Management at Visibility. “We see the distinct advantages of this model which is particularly suited to today’s economic climate.”

For more information on running Visibility Applications on Amazon EC2 contact visibility at www.visibility.com.

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Visibility is a registered trademark of Visibility Corporation and its affiliates. The names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

About the author

Lauren Boyer is the Marketing Coordinator at Visibility Corporation.  She is responsible for the company blog and newsletter, press releases, marketing programs, and the annual user conference.  She joined Visibility in May of 2013 and is a graduate of Merrimack College.   Lauren can be reached at boyer@visibility.com.

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