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December 18, 2012

Apps Associates achieves Advanced Consulting Partner status with Amazon Web Services

Apps Associates, a premier IT consulting and professional services firm, announced today that they have become an Amazon Web ServicesTM Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner. This designation underscores the investment and commitment Apps Associates has made to bring


the benefits of Amazon Web Services to enterprise customers with the knowledge, experience and ability to consult, deploy and support the Amazon Web Services' platform and applications.

"Cloud computing provides the opportunity to deliver increased agility, flexibility and economies of scale enabling our clients to focus on innovating their business", notes Sridhar Bogelli, CEO of Apps Associates. "Reaching Advanced Consulting Partner status for Amazon Web Services is an important accomplishment to support that mission. AWS based solutions are a key extension of our portfolio."

Apps Associates considers cloud computing as strategically vital and has recently launched a series of free, cloud-based Test Lab environments for Oracle applications, technology and database helping companies evaluate and leverage Amazon Web Services as a platform.

The AWS Partner Network (APN) is comprised of qualified technology and consulting partners that help customers of all sizes and sectors to build, deploy, migrate, run and manage applications on Amazon Web Services.

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December 13, 2012

Apps Associates announces the debut of ShipConsole 7

Apps Associatesis excited to announce the next step in the evolution of their flagship product ShipConsole - an Oracle validated shipping solution – with the release of Version 7. ShipConsole 7 includes several new features such as freight shopping, shipment consolidation, automatic transmission of commodity data for international shipments, online context-sensitive help, and much more. With a deep understanding of customers' shipping needs, ShipConsole 7 helps enterprise customers realize maximum business benefits and efficiency from their Oracle investments.

Key benefits of ShipConsole 7:

  • Increase transaction efficiency by eliminating manual data entry
  • Get best rate from Oracle E-Business Suite for every shipment
  • Share automated shipment notifications to customers with tracking numbers
  • One-click access to shipment status and proof-of-delivery
  • Easy access to shipping data and freight costs from Oracle applications
  • Out of the box integration with Oracle EBS requiring no customization or development

For more information about ShipConsole, visit

November 7, 2012

Apps Associates Marks 10-Year Anniversary at the Museum of Science, Boston

Apps Associates recently celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Museum of Science- Boston, marking the start of a year-long program of celebration and commemoration. The event was attended by Apps Associates clients and employees, each of whom have contributed and strengthened the growth of the organization across the globe.


"A memorable past and a promising future," Sridhar remarked, "The year 2012 has brought a new milestone – Apps Associates' 10th Anniversary. What the next 10 years will hold remains
be seen but the founding principles that have guided us through the last ten years will continue to provide a framework to meet the challenges of the future."

Following the opening presentation, Professor Deepak Malhotra, a leading authority on negotiation strategy and a Harvard Business School faculty member, delivered a fascinating keynote titled "Wicked Negotiations." Professor Malhotra sprinkled both doses of humor and historical lessons to illustrate key negotiation principles. His formidable command over the subject matter; plus insightful references, to the end of World War I and how country boundaries were determined, NHL hockey league negotiations and the Cuban missile crisis, captivated the audience's attention. Some key takeaways from the session:

  • The greatest source of power in a negotiation is the ability to create value for the other party
  • Negotiators that focus too much on what will happen if there is no deal will typically get worse outcomes
  • Always seek to understand the other parties' perspective, constraints and interests before entering in a negotiation

Another distinguished speaker for the event was Mr. Rob Sarkis, Chief information Officer of Pampered Chef. In his presentation, "Empowering Your Business with Mobile and Web," Sarkis emphasized the need to create fit-to-purpose products and solutions to stay ahead of the competition.

The session concluded with an awards ceremony commemorating the loyalty, hard work and unrelenting efforts of Apps Associates employees who have raised the company's profile and reputation since its inception, with an ever-expanding base of customers.

November 1, 2012

AngioDynamics Purchases ShipConsole Licenses – To Be Implemented at Two Locations

Apps Associates today announced that AngioDynamics, a leading medical device manufacturing company headquartered in Latham, New York has purchased licenses for ShipConsole, the premier solution for shipping execution and management in Oracle Applications. AngioDynamics has a diverse product line that includes market-leading radiofrequency ablation and NanoKnife® systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, dialysis products, angioplasty products, drainage products, thrombolytic products, embolization products, venous products and targeted renal therapy products. In May 2012, AngioDynamics acquired Navilyst Medical, which had implemented ShipConsole earlier at one warehouse in New York. AngioDynamics will implement ShipConsole in two additional locations which include New York and Georgia. For more information about ShipConsole,visit

October 11, 2012

Apps Associates to Present at OAUGNYC

Apps Associates is conducting a session on Tips & Tricks to Administer & Optimize Output Post Processor in EBS R12 at the New York City Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUGNYC) Fall 2012 Meeting on November 15, 2012. Output Post Processor is one of the most critical Concurrent Managers in R12 used to process XML Publisher reports. Proper configuration of OPP is required to ensure that it meets the increasing reporting work load generated by R12. This session will cover a few quick tips in configuring, managing and troubleshooting Output Post Processor. The details of the session are as follows:

Topic: Tips & Tricks to Administer & Optimize Output Post Processor in EBS R12
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Location: Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Avenue, NY

October 8, 2012

Apps Associates to Present at NEOAUG Conference

Apps Associates is pleased to announce that we are the proud sponsors of the New England Oracle Applications User Group (NEOAUG)conference and we will be presenting four topics relevant to the Oracle user community on October 22, 2012 at the Worcester DCU Center. NEOAUG is a regional group of the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) and is independent of Oracle Corporation. It is open to all Oracle Applications software users and meets twice a year to provide a forum for sharing ideas and networking of members.

The four topics scheduled for presentation are:

  • 1. BI Apps Extension Lifecycle – Demystified by Pavankanth Mokkarala
  • 2. Reporting Made Easy With 11g BI Publisher by Satish Kumar Rapolu
  • 3. Maximize Your Oracle Support Model Through Methodology by James McDaniel
  • 4. Best Practices for Oracle EBS R12 Upgrade by Bharath Terala
October 5, 2012

Apps Associates to Present at NE PSFT & NY-NJ JDE RUG & OHUG Fall Meeting

Apps Associates and Osmose are conducting a session on Global Financial Reporting Using Oracle BI Applications at the Northeast PeopleSoft & NY/NJ JD Edwards RUG and Oracle HCM User Group (OHUG) Fall Meeting Northeast PeopleSoft & NY/NJ JD Edwards RUG and Oracle HCM User Group (OHUG) Fall Meeting to be held on October 19, 2012.

Financial reporting is one of the most time-consuming tasks for the finance teams of any multi-entity or multinational enterprises. It is more challenging if the data is stored in separate databases with different ERP systems such as PeopleSoft, IFS, AS400 and others. This session will cover how Oracle BI applications can help a company standardize and consolidate its financial reporting, improve financial visibility to all of its subsidiaries, and empower its finance team with the reports they need to control the global accounting consolidations and close processes. The details of the session are as follows:

Topic: Global Financial Reporting Using Oracle BI Applications
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel Secaucus-Meadowlands, 2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, NJ

September 4, 2012

Apps Associates Celebrating Its Decade of Extreme Expertise

Apps Associates celebrated its 10th anniversary today. Since its founding in September 2002, Apps Associates has delivered a wide range of consulting services in Oracle and Microsoft applications and technologies. On this occasion CEO and Founder, Sridhar Bogelli said, "I attribute our success to the Apps Associates team and customers whose support and dedication has allowed us to grow through a steady commitment to collaboration and standards of high customer satisfaction and quality. The 10th anniversary of Apps Associates is also a fitting opportunity to celebrate the quality services and valuable support that we have provided our clients in the past decade." Recognized as one of the fastest growing private U.S. companies by Inc. 500|5000 and continuing to realize rapid growth, Apps Associates has set a compelling standard for delivery and customer satisfaction over the past decade. The company’s steady track record of results and success is due to its investment in people, processes, and technology.

August 21, 2012

Apps Associates Ranked in the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 List for the 4th Year in a Row

Apps Associates, an experienced IT service provider with proven expertise in Oracle and Microsoft applications and technologies, today announced that the company was ranked #405 in IT Services industry and #2878 overall in the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's fastest growing companies. Apps Associates provides strategic consulting, training, and implementation services and has delivered a phenomenal three year growth rate of 79% and annual revenue of $15.6 million. Apps Associates has a global footprint with offices in US, India, Germany, Netherlands, and Middle East, providing a wide range of services in Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Business Intelligence, Middleware, Infrastructure Management and Application Development.

For more than 30 years, Inc. has celebrated the fastest-growing private companies in America. The companies on this year’s Inc. 500|5000 list report having created more than 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion. The 2012 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S. based, privately held, for profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2011. Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired. The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million.

August 15, 2012

Apps Associates and Amazon Web Services Launch 'Try-It-Now-Free' Labs

Apps Associates, in conjunction with Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced today the launch of a series of cloud-based environments for Oracle applications, technology and database customers. The purpose of the "Try-It-Now-Free" labs is to provide a simple, effective way for Oracle users and IT community to gain hands-on experience with cloud services and to understand their application within the enterprise. The labs demonstrate how deploying your business applications in the cloud can make them faster, cheaper, and better. Apps Associates, a Platinum level member in Oracle's PartnerNetwork is committed to simplifying the process of migrating Oracle applications and technologies to the cloud, in order to meet requirements like project based workloads, disaster recovery, POCs, and the successful backup and restoration of Oracle database. With the launch of these labs, Apps Associates has reaffirmed its ability to offer end-to-end services to its clients, right from the initial implementation stage to the deployment and support stages through its integrated approach to delivery. For more information, access our press release.

July 9, 2012

Apps Associates and Oracle Announce 4-City Exalytics Tour

Apps Associates will be hosting a 4-city tour to discuss the opportunities and business use cases for leveraging Exalytics In-Memory Machine. The tour has been designated as the “Exalytics Rocks Tour” and are being held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Philadephia (July 25), Chicago (July 26), New York (Aug 1), Boston (Aug 2). To register or find out more about these events, please click here. Built using industry-standard hardware, market-leading business intelligence software and in database technology, Oracle Exalytics is an optimized system that delivers answers to all your business questions with unmatched speed, intelligence, simplicity and manageability application redesign. Oracle Corporation is a co-sponsor of these events.

June 11, 2012

Apps Associates Continues Expansion With New Office in Hyderabad India

Apps Associates announced today that it has opened a new facility in Hyderabad India which provides a foundation for continued expansion of our Global Development Center. With this opening of offices in the Lanco Hills section of Hyderabad, Apps Associates has prepared for increased capacity, diversified office setting and convenience of location options within the city. “The new office provides added flexibility and contemporary infrastructure which will allow us to successfully compete as a global information technology service provider well into the future”, states Sridhar Bogelli, founder and CEO. “With the addition of these world-class facilities, we have taken an important step to support our planned growth. We are excited about the addition of this new location.” The Lanco Hills business district is one of the more modern and complete business districts within India. With this location, Apps Associates expects to further accelerate the pace of growth and to continue attracting and retaining a talented and highly skilled workforce as part of the overall corporate strategy and vision.

June 6, 2012

Apps Associates Continues Sponsorship of New England Oracle Applications Users Group conference

Apps Associates is pleased to continue it’s sponsorship of the New England OAUG conference. The Spring 2012 event is being held on June 11, 2012 at the DCU Center in Worcester MA. “We are proud to renew our commitment to NEOAUG and remain as one of the key sponsors. With our headquarters in Boston area, we feel a certain responsibility to the Oracle user community and appreciate all of the efforts of the volunteers needed to pull this together”, states Bill Saltys, VP of Operations and Business Development. “We will also continue our tradition of connecting all of our major sponsorships and events, including this Spring 2012 NEOAUG conference, with our AppsCares™ program for corporate responsibility and charitable giving. Apps Associates will make a contribution to the Dana Farber / Children’s Hospital Cancer Center on behalf of each NEOAUG attendee that indicates their support by dropping off their business card or by tweeting @AppsAssociates.” At the spring conference, Apps Associates consultants will present at (4) sessions(refer to NEOAUG Events) . In addition, Apps Associates will announce a special offer from Amazon Web Services and Apps Associates to "Lift You to the Cloud". The first (3) companies that stop by the Apps Associates booth or tweet @AppsAssociates with their interest will be eligible for up to 5880 hours (up to $1,000 credit) for AWS Cloud Test, Dev or Proof-of-concept running Oracle Backup, Disaster Recovery or application instance of E-Business Suite R12 or OBIEE/Oracle BI Applications

May 15, 2012

Apps Associates Engaged to Implement E-Business Suite R12 Upgrade for Leading Global Restaurant Company

Apps Associates has reached agreement to provide complete implementation services for an Oracle E-Business Suite R12 upgrade project to one of the world’s largest restaurant franchise companies. The services provided by Apps Associates will cover functional, technical and infrastructure requirements spanning a broad footprint of business applications. “We are pleased to be selected and engaged in helping to transform the central backbone of business applications. We look forward to working closely with our client to successfully complete the R12 upgrade and to prepare the business processes for the next phase of the growth for the company”, stated John Schmottlach, VP of Applications Delivery practice for Apps Associates.

May 14, 2012

Objet Technologies Goes Live with iStore

Objet Ltd., a leading provider of high quality, cost effective inkjet-based 3D printing systems and materials, has announced the launch of the implementation of Oracle iStore to support their enhanced web presence. A global company with offices in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India, Objet is driving improved cycle time and efficiency based on the native integration with E-Business Suite business applications. Apps Associates delivered consulting and implementation services for the iStore project to ensure overall success with worldwide launch planned for later this summer.

May 7, 2012

Elkay Manufacturing Goes Live With ShipConsole and E-Business Suite R12

Elkay Manufacturing (Oak Brook Illinois), a world leader in sinks, faucets, hydration stations and kitchen cabinets has successfully completed the upgrade of Oracle E-Business Suite R12. With the support of Apps Associates ShipConsole team, Elkay was able to also concurrently go into production with ShipConsole, the premier shipping solution for Oracle applications. Elkay’s Vic Kalidindi, Business Systems Manager of SCP & Operations, stated, “Elkay went live with Oracle EBS R12.1.3 implementation of financials, manufacturing and supply chain modules. We have been successfully shipping, since day one using ShipConsole…ShipConsole team completed the complex project on-time, under aggressive time lines. My sincere thanks for job well done.” ShipConsole was developed and is marketed by Apps Associates. For additional info, refer to

May 1, 2012

Apps Associates To Be Sponsor of 2012 Boston SIM Annual Golf Tournament

Apps Associates is proud to announce that it will once again be one of the sponsors of this year’s Boston SIM Golf Tournament which will be held on June 13, 2012 at Cyrian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA. Boston SIM is a professional association for information technology leaders and the largest Chapter of SIM International. Our members are committed to advancing the Information Systems profession, developing the next generation of information technology leaders, supporting the development of youth and encouraging individuals to consider information technology as a career path. For the past 10 years, Boston SIM has held an annual golf tournament to raise funds to support Community Partnerships and Outreach Program. Over these years, the organization has raised over $320,000.”We are pleased to sponsor Boston SIM again this year as this is a top-notch premier event held to support local programs which is awesome”, said Sridhar Bogelli CEO.

April 30, 2012

John Schmottlach Introduced as VP Applications Delivery Practice

John Schmottlach has joined Apps Associates as Vice President of our Applications Delivery Practice. "With our continuing growth and the significance of business applications across the enterprise, we are pleased to announce that John has accepted the opportunity to lead the transformation of our Applications Delivery practice. This role is vital and complementary to our other offerings and will enable us to be a more complete partner for our clients ," noted Sridhar Bogelli CEO. "John brings a wealth of experience in business systems, project management and consulting services to help guide our evolution and expansion." John joins us from Empirix, a telecommunications solution provider, where he held the position of Director of Business Systems. John has also managed several consulting services organizations centered around the implementation and integration of ERP and CRM systems.

April 27, 2012

Apps Associates Expands into Chicago

Apps Associates has opened an office in Chicago IL as part of it’s continuing expansion. “We have established an initial customer base in the Chicago area through ShipConsole, our shipping solution for Oracle Applications. As a result, we now are seizing this opportunity to grow further across North America,” notes Sridhar Bogelli CEO. “Chicago provides a wonderful launching point in the Central US and we are excited about this opportunity”. With this growth in another major metro area, the company is poised to further leverage it’s capabilities in core service offerings which are expected to resonate in the region. Ravi Sista heads the US Central regional and is responsible for establishing and overseeing Business Development and Delivery capability within the region. Prior to joining Apps Associates, Ravi was employed by Oracle Corporation (USA & India) for 12 years, where he held various delivery and management roles.

April 25, 2012

Apps Associates Launches Oracle Exalytics Initiative

Apps Associates has announced a program to provide active support for Oracle Exalytics. Among the first Oracle partners to acquire an Exalytics machine, Oracle’s In-Memory Analytic system, Apps Associates is committed to bridging the gap for customers with intensive analysis requirements. The Exalytics machine combines hardware and software to deliver high-performance computing for data-intensive business intelligence and enterprise performance management. Central to the solution is Oracle’s Time Ten In-Memory Database which supports adaptive caching for monitoring workload requirements and moving the data most in demand into memory. Dave Wheeler, VP for BP/EPM states, "Oracle Exalytics is a game changer for our customers. The ability for managers to visualize and explore patterns, trends, and outliers in their business is extremely powerful. Our customers will now realize robust, real-time reporting coupled with proactive, forward-looking planning, modeling and predictive analysis. With Oracle Exalytics, complexity and TCO are reduced." For additional information, read more

April 23, 2012

Sonus Networks Selects Apps Associates for E-Business Suite Release 12 Upgrade

Sonus Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: SONS), a global leader in SIP communications and networking headquartered in Westford MA, has selected Apps Associates for consulting expertise to assist with the implementation of their E-Business Suite R12 Upgrade project. Realizing the fastest growth in the SBC (Session Border Controllers) market segment, Sonus has undertaken the upgrade of their enterprise business application to support the foundation for further growth and efficiency. Apps Associates will provide both functional subject matter and technical R12 experience to help guide and execute this significant project.

April 22, 2012

Apps Associates Presents (6) Key Topics at Collaborate 12 Conference in Las Vegas

“Apps Associates will be well represented at Collaborate 12, the Technology and Applications forum hosted annually by the Oracle Applications User Group, This year’s event, featuring conference education sessions and tradeshow is being held April 22-26, 2012 in Las Vegas NV. A total of six (6) papers have been selected by the OAUG committee to be presented during the conference as follows:

Session Title: Lessons Learned during Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Upgrade
Presenter: Sravan Daggupati

Session Title: Cognos Reports Migration to Oracle Business Intelligence Applications: Supply Chain Analytics
Presenters: Debdulal Banerjee (Apps Associates) & John Vermilyea (Hologic)

Session Title: MDM Roadmap and integration with E Business Suite
Presenters: Kshitij Kumar & Abdul Hafeez Shaik

Session Title:Running OBI11g on Cloud (Amazon EC2): Install and Configuration Guide
Presenters: Abdul Hafeez Shaik & Kshitij Kumar

Session Title: Leveraging Discoverer 11g for Oracle eBusiness Suite
Presenter: Thiru Sadagopan

Session Title: OBI-EE – ‘As of Date’ reporting using Oracle Human Resources Analytics
Presenters: Abdul Hafeez Shaik & Kshitij Kumar”

April 19, 2012

Apps Associates Sponsors Amazon Web Services “Navigate the Cloud” 2012 Summit in NYC

Apps Associates was one of the sponsors for the 2012 Amazon Web Services “Navigate the Cloud” Summit held today at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. Nearly 3,000 registrants signed up to attend this year’s NYC Summit. The one-day event included a Solution Expo, various breakout sessions and a keynote where companies could learn about Cloud Computing technology trends and some of the latest AWS use cases and workloads. The keynote featured Dr. Wener Vogels, CTO, Amazon and a number of guest speakers discussing their use of cloud featuring Ryan Parks, Operations and Infrastructure Leader for Pinterest, Jon Brendsel, VP Products for PBS, Thomas Burke, Principal Engineer for Washington Post (WaPo Labs) and Jason Stowe, CEO for Cycle Computing — all with compelling and insightful use cases for AWS cloud. “Apps Associates is committed to helping our clients understand and employ the cloud as part of their infrastructure strategy. We recognize the signficance of this shift to the overall solution portfolio and are investing to establish best practice approaches across the life cycle,” notes Thiru Sadagopan, Director of Infrastructure Services.

March 21, 2012

Apps Associates Forms Subdiary in Middle East

Apps Associates has expanded it’s global footprint into the Middle East region by registering within the Sultanate of Oman as a limited liability company under the name of Apps Associates Oman LLC. With the formation of this entity under the majority ownership of Apps Associates LLC (USA), Apps Associates continues to build towards the future and to grow. “Global expansion is critical to increasing the value and perception of Apps Associates in the marketplace and must remain a core component of our overall strategy”, noted Bill Saltys. “We have been actively investigating for over one year and are excited about the potential within the Middle East and Africa, especially with the proximity to India and our Hyderabad Global Development Center. We were able to establish a strong connection within Oman and, therefore, have decided to move ahead with operations there. Oman is expected to be the first stepping stone into the region.”

March 16, 2012

Apps Associates Chosen to Architect, Implement and Manage Infrastructure Roadmap for RISO Inc.

RISO Inc., a Tokyo Japan manufacturer of specialized document printing and duplicating equipment, with US headquarters located in Danvers MA, has engaged Apps Associates to architect, implement and manage it’s computing infrastructure environment. Through this engagement, RISO is expected to further optimize and streamline it’s operations and support while introducing forward-looking technologies and applications.

March 8, 2012

Haemonetics Corporation Selects Apps Associates for 11g Upgrade

Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE) headquartered in Braintree MA, the global leader in blood management, has selected Apps Associates to deliver the upgrade of it’s Oracle Business Intelligence 11g environment. This upgrade will provide the foundation for future development and implementation.

February 15, 2012

Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Selects Apps Associates for R12 Implementation Project

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, has engaged Apps Associates to provide consulting expertise in support of their Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 implementation project. With over 300 stores operating under the A&P, Waldbaum’s, Pathmark, Superfresh, Food Basics and The Food Emporium banners, The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company is one of the largest grocery companies in the northeast region of the United States.

February 14, 2012

Ben Pastro Joins Apps Associates as Vice President North American Sales

Ben Pastro has joined Apps Associates as Vice President of North American Sales. “We have grown consistently over the years but realize that geographic expansion is critical to sustain that growth,” states Sridhar Bogelli CEO. “In this newly formed position, Ben is charged with growing our portfolio of services and driving our expansion geographically across U.S. and Canada.” Ben brings years of experience managing larger IT consulting service organizations. Ben joins us from Zensar Technologies where he was responsible for US Sales and Operations. Prior to Zensar, Ben worked at ThoughtDigital and Oracle Corporation.

February 1, 2012

Amazon Wed Services and Apps Associates Sponsor Live Event on Value of Cloud with Oracle BI Implementation

Apps Associates and Amazon Web Services is hosting an event in Boston MA with customer case study presented by Sensata Technologies. The topic “Strategic Value of Cloud During Your Implementation Life Cycle” features an overview of how Sensata has used the Amazon Cloud Services to gain agility for the implementation of Oracle Business Intelligence. This session offers insight into various deployment strategies and compelling reasons to use a cloud environment across the evaluation and implementation life cycle in order to drive appreciable benefit while reducing cost and risk.

January 13, 2012

Apps Associates Plan Forum with AWS and Oracle to Explore Strategic Value of Cloud Computing

Apps Associates has teamed with Amazon Web Services and Oracle to host an event on February 1, 2012 in Boston focused on examining the value of using cloud computing within the IT implementation life cycle. The forum will include a customer case study as presented by Sensata Technologies in which specific insight to how cloud computing is being positioned and used within Sensata. As more companies begin to explore use of the cloud, this event offers an opportunity to gain understanding and perspective on the benefits gained through rapid deployment and time to value. For additional details, e-mail Apps Associates.

January 6, 2012

Apps Associates Awarded EBS Integration Project by Nuance Communications

Nuance Communications Inc., the market leader in speech and imaging communication solutions, has selected Apps Associates as it’s partner to integrate a recently acquired company with the global Oracle E-Business Suite environment and the existing web-based applications of the acquired firm. Unlike typical acquisition integration efforts, this project will require complex business process analysis and integration of best practice approaches from both the existing and the acquired footprint. We look forward to this exciting opportunity to elevate and advance the business process of Nuance through application integration across the enterprise, stated Jim McDaniel, VP of Integrated Delivery for Apps Associates.

January 6, 2012

ShipConsole Version 5.7 Available for General Release

Apps Associates announced the release of ShipConsole version 5.7 which provides several new features for enhancing productivity and reducing cost of shipping execution for Oracle Applications users.
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January 3, 2012

Apps Associates Successfully Launches Netherlands Operations

Apps Associates is pleased to announce the successful expansion of European operations which began in December 2011. In addition to its office in Germany, Apps Associates is expanding into other regions within Europe and, as part of this endeavor, has founded Apps Associates Netherlands. “We wanted to add even more value to our customers and, in particular, to our base of international clients which will benefit from our global expansion and broader capabilities in Europe”, says Christian Mueller, General Manager and head of European operations. The Dutch organization is led by two veteran of consulting services, Erik Wijgman and Peter Joustra, who collectively bring more than thirty years of Oracle E-Business Suite experience. “With the founding of Apps Associates Netherlands, we are able to access over 450 internationally experienced colleagues across three continents. We are able to support our customers not only with local services but also more fully with a global service base. And, not only within the domain of ERP software but also for the entire portfolio of Apps Associates services and solutions”, notes Erik Wijgman.

Dec 12, 2011

Apps Associates Raises 2011 Donation Level With "Spin to Win For Charity" Promotion

Under the AppsCares™ program, Apps Associates created the "Spin to Win for Charity" promotion in which attendees at conferences and tradeshows such as OpenWorld and NEOAUG would spin a prize wheel to land on donation award amounts. The show attendee would then select from a list of eligible charities and Apps Associates would donate the winning amount to the chosen charity. "We are proud to continue our support for charitable organizations and to reinforce our commitment to community and social responsibility", stated Bill Saltys, VP Operations and Business Development. The 2011 list of charities receiving donations from Apps Associates included Breast Cancer Research, Boston Children's Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Doctors without Borders, Homes for our Troops and The Hunger Project.

Nov 15, 2011

Sensata Selects Apps Associates' Amazon Cloud Service for OBIEE Test Environment

Sensata Corp (NYSE:ST) of Attleboro MA has approved Apps Associates to build and configure OBIEE environment using Amazon Cloud Services as platform.This selection allows Sensata to accelerate testing without the need for acquisiton or re-deployment of infrastructure for this critical phase. The cloud strategy is part of an important emerging offering by Apps Associates Infrastructure Services practice.

Nov 8, 2011

Apps Associates Awarded Phase 1 OBI Project by Global Leader in Telecommunications

After long and careful evaluation of both the Oracle BI product suite and of potential implementation partners, Apps Associates was awarded the Phase 1 Project for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications by a global leader in telecommunications (disclosure withheld by contractual agreement).The project represents a shift in the BI tools for enterprise reporting from Cognos to OBI Analytics.

Oct 24, 2011

Apps Associates' Speakers Lead (8) NEOAUG Sessions

Management and consultants across all practices from Apps Associates were selected to present at the Fall 2011 New England Oracle Application Users Group Conference.A total of eight (8) sessions were presented covering diverse areas including R12 CEMLI migration, Approval Management Engine (AME) in R12, OBIEE role in an R12 upgrade, integration of OBIEE and Essbase, Fusion Applications technical overview and top 10 performance tips for OBIEE. Copies of the papers are available upon request.

Oct 17, 2011

Charles River Associates Selects Apps Associates as Enterprise Managed Services Provider

Charles River Associates Inc., a leading global consulting firm with headquarters in Boston MA, has selected Apps Associates to manage all of the mission-critical applications within the firm including it's Oracle E-Business Suite R12, Hyperion, Microsoft-developed solutions and, in the future, BI reporting environment. The services will comprise comprehensive support and maintenance services. "This award is a tribute to our history and experience providing global, enterprise level managed services for both applications and infrastructure", notes Jim McDaniel, VP of Enterprise Managed Services.

Oct 11, 2011

Apps Associates Selected to Perform OBI 11g Upgrade Planning Assessment.

Apps Associates was selected today to perform an assessment of impact to Oracle 11g on the Business Intelligence environment for one of the world's largest franchise companies with headquarters in the Northeast U.S. (disclosure withheld by contractual agreement). As part of our BI/EPM practice, Apps Associates has completed a number of OBIEE foundation planning and upgrade projects. "We are pleased that our clients continue to recognize the deep competency and experience of our BI/EPM team. Our knowledge and history with Oracle BI coupled with Oracle E-Business Suite application background continues to be recognized as a critical success factor", noted Dave Wheeler, VP of BI/EPM for Apps Associates.

Oct 3, 2011

ShipConsole™ Selected by Elkay Manufacturing

Elkay Manufacturing, a supplier of Kitchen products located in Oak Brook IL, has signed an agreement to license the ShipConsole™ Shipping Solution from Apps Associates. This selection underscores the strong integration of ShipConsole and Oracle's E-Business Suite applications making it the de facto choice for shipping integration. For additional information, visit

Oct 3, 2011

Navilyst Chooses ShipConsole as Oracle E-Business Suite Shipping Solution

Navilyst, a provider of medical devices for vascular system, headquartered in Marlborough MA has chosen ShipConsole™ from Apps Associates as it's shipping solution.ShipConsole provides out-of-box integration with Oracle E-Business Suite. View for more information about the solution.

Oct 1, 2011

Kshitij Kumar to Speak at OpenWorld 2011 on Amazon Web Services

Title: Amazon Web Services : Best way to keep up with all the Oracle technologies
Date and Time:
Monday October 3rd, 4:00 – 4:30 PM
Tuesday October 4th, 4:00 – 4:30 PM
Wednesday October 5th, 10:45 – 11:15 AM

Sep 28, 2011

Apps Associates Earns Seat on Oracle BI Applications Leadership Board.

Apps Associates has been recognized by Oracle Corporation as part of the inaugural Business Intelligence Applications Leadership Board. This designation is reserved for partners that have demonstrated capabilities and commitment to Oracle's BI Applications family of products and provides for beneficial collaboration with Oracle executives, field and product teams in bringing solutions to customers.

Sep 24, 2011

Silicon India Event

Vinay Dhingra, BI Practice Manager of our Global Development Center in Hyderabad India, was one of a small contingent of invited speakers at the Business Intelligence Conference held today in Hyderabad. The conference was hosted by Silicon India and included hundreds of attendees across industry and consulting interested in learning the latest trends and insight by experienced leaders in BI and DW. Conference attendees included CEO/VPs, Managers, consultants and engineers with desire for education and thought leadership for BI within India and beyond.

Aug 22, 2011

Apps Associates Named by Amazon as Certified Systems Integration for Cloud Services

Apps Associates is now recognized as a Certified Systems Integrator for Amazon Cloud Services. "This milestone aligns with our strategic initiative for innovation allowing us to better serve our clients with cloud-based services and solutions", notes Kshitij Kumar, CTO of Apps Associates. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the fastest growing and most recognized cloud platform. The AWS Solution Provider Program is designed to enable Systems Integrators to broaden their offerings and expand their markets by helping customers implement web-based solutions.

Jun 27, 2011

Apps Associates Builds BI Solution for Agile PLM (Oracle Product Life Cycle Analytics).

Apps Associates is pleased to announce that it is one of the first Oracle partners to develop and implement Oracle Life Cycle Analytics (OPLA), providing a valuable BI solution for companies that are dependent on controlled product life cycles and integrated supply chain. The OPLA solution integrates pre-built BI Applications with Oracle Agile PLM product. "Working with one of our clients in a regulated industry, we were able to deliver a solution that will have broad applicability for similar product companies using Agile PLM", noted Dave Wheeler, VP BI/EPM for Apps Associates.

Jun 20, 2011

Doug Todd Joins Apps Associates as Vice President of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Apps Associates announced today that Doug Todd has joined the company as Vice President of it's Oracle Fusion Middleware practice. Prior to joining Apps Associates, Doug was VP of Fusion Middleware Solutions at Oracle Consulting Services. The opening of the practice acknowledges the significance that middleware technologies will play in the future and our commitment to align these capabilities to client needs. "With the addition of our Middleware practice, there is a recognition that open, loosely coupled systems will play a significant role for our clients. We are committed to help them by providing valuable leadership in this area", says Sridhar Bogelli, CEO. Doug is a published author in the subject of BPEL, as well as a SOA Certified Implementation Expert. He was CTO at Enterra prior to Oracle acquisition and has also held senior management positions at Scient, CSC, KPMG Peat Marwick, among others.

Apr 15, 2011

Apps Associates Announces Apps University.

Apps Associates LLC, a leading professional IT services provider, is pleased to announce the introduction of Apps University, a global service offering dedicated to providing client education associated with IT solutions. Via Apps University, Apps Associates acknowledges the IT community's need for structured, value added education that harnesses both internal and external resources and talent to develop and deliver training using development strategies consistent with the client's education demands, learning platform and timeline.

Mar 25, 2011

ShipConsole success story with Hologic.

Hear directly from Jim Barron, our customer from Hologic on why he chose Apps Associate's ShipConsole solution and Oracle E-Business Suite applications. Also hear from Ajay Kapur of Apps Associates on why ShipConsole is a premier shipping management solution. Download Mp3

Feb 15, 2011

Apps Associates to present Oracle EBS R12 Technology Stack Changes at OAUG Connection Point – Dubai in March.

Oracle E-Business Suite Release12 has now been in the market for quite some time. However, there are many questions on the architecture and features, and what makes it different from 11i. This session will present the latest R12 technology stack changes and how it relates to Fusion middleware, 10.1.2 and 10.1.3 application servers. We will discuss features such as: instance specific top, isolate appl_top and common_top from configuration changes, different servers/services, shared application tier file systems, managing the log files and other database objects, as well as integrating E-Business Suite with various other middleware technologies like 11g discoverer and OID/SSO.

Jan 25, 2011

Oracle Validates Partner Integrations.

ShipConsole 5, from Platinum Partner Apps Associates, integrates Oracle E-Business Suite with parcel and freight carriers such as UPS and FedEx. ShipConsole facilitates online shipping, label printing, ship confirmation, and real-time shipment tracking through Oracle Shipping Execution. It transmits shipping information from Oracle E-Business Suite to carriers and saves tracking information and freight costs retrieved from carriers. It enables shipping of complete, partial, and back-order items and allows users to enter and validate item serial numbers at the time of shipping.

Jan 10, 2011

ShipConsole selected by one of the largest manufacturers of gasketing.

ShipConsole selected by one of the largest manufacturers of gasketing and sealing products in North America for integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with parcel/freight carriers.