TrueCommerce Recognized in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks

— The Company is recognized based on its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision —

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TrueCommerce, a global provider of trading partner connectivity, integration, and unified commerce solutions, has announced today that it has been recognized by Gartner Inc. as a Challenger in the May 2022 Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks (MESCBNs).1 The evaluation was based on specific criteria that analyzed the company’s overall Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

Gartner defines “multienterprise supply chain business networks” (MESCBNs) as holistic and cohesive platforms that support a shipper-centric community of trading partners that need to coordinate and execute on business processes that extend across multiple enterprises. Gartner considers MESCBNs to be foundational technology for higher-maturity organizations, implemented to coordinate, orchestrate, automate and transform an organization’s extended supply chain within the overall business ecosystem they operate in for driving collaboration and enhancing competitiveness.
Core capabilities of the MESCBN market include:

  • Extensive network connectivity with support of multitier and multitype partner ecosystems and technology platforms
  • Centralized information/data hub and visualization
  • Universal cross-domain apps
  • Core supply chain execution apps (enterprise- and multienterprise-centric)
  • Supplemental supply chain apps (planning or finance)
  • Embedded intelligence

“To us it’s exciting to secure the Challenger position in this foundational research – four years in a row,” said Mike Gross, SVP of Product, TrueCommerce. “Over the last year, we have made significant investments in our technology and people, expanding our customer base by 40% as a result. We also have exciting new product innovations underway including the utilization of APIs and leveraging our universal adapter to broaden both internal and external integrations as well as the greater utilization of data through artificial intelligence/machine learning.”

TrueCommerce offers a broad set of unified commerce solutions and apps that connect customers, suppliers, channels, and systems. These solutions revolutionize supply chain visibility and collaboration by helping organizations make the most of their omnichannel initiatives through business P2P connectivity, order management, collaborative replenishment, intelligent fulfillment, cross-functional analytics, and product information management.

The solutions leverage TrueCommerce’s Global Commerce Network, which includes more than 160,000 connected businesses. Beyond the platform itself, the supply-chain-as-a-service model offered by TrueCommerce includes personalized support, trading partner mapping and ongoing compliance monitoring.

TrueCommerce’s technology innovations and business strategy have won it numerous industry accolades. In addition to being named as a Challenger again by Gartner, the company was recognized in the following prominent analyst reports:

  • Leader in IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network, 2021
  • Contender in IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Product Information Management Applications, 2021
  • Contender in IDC MarketScape for Worldwide B2B Digital Commerce Platforms Vendor Assessment, 2020
  • Contender in IDC MarketScape for Worldwide B2C Digital Commerce Platforms Vendor Assessment, 2020

Download a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant report here.

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About TrueCommerce

TrueCommerce is the most complete way to connect your business across the supply chain, integrating everything from EDI, to inventory management, to fulfillment, to digital storefronts and marketplaces. We’ve revolutionized supply chain visibility and collaboration by helping organizations make the most of their omnichannel initiatives via business P2P connectivity, order management, collaborative replenishment, intelligent fulfillment, cross-functional analytics, and product information management.

The TrueCommerce Global Commerce Network can connect businesses to over 160,000 retailers, distributors, and logistics service providers. As a fully managed services provider, we also manage new trading partner onboarding, as well as the ongoing management of partner-specific mapping, labeling changes, and communications monitoring. That’s why thousands of companies—ranging from startups to the global Fortune 100, across various industries—rely on us.

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1 Source: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks”, Christian Titze, Brock Johns, 23 May 2022

Zoom Hires Matthew Saxon as Chief People Officer

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) today announced that Matthew Saxon will join the company as its Chief People Officer, effective immediately. Saxon brings more than 20 years of experience in human resources and people operations. He was most recently the Vice President of People Operations at Meta, and previously was Senior Vice President of Compensation, HR Operations, and Shared Services at Humana. Saxon will lead Zoom’s people experience team and report to Aparna Bawa, Zoom’s Chief Operating Officer.

Zoom has experienced rapid growth in its workforce to meet the demands of its customers and business worldwide. Saxon will help Zoom’s continued growth and help scale all elements of the organization including culture, organizational design, talent acquisition, engagement, training and development, employee experience, and infrastructure.

“Our Zoomies are at the core of everything we do, and we know that having the right leader in place to help shape the future of Zoom’s workforce will allow us to better serve our customers’ evolving needs. We are excited to welcome Matthew, who has a deep understanding of the complexities today’s workforce is facing, and we are confident that his skill set will help elevate and strengthen Zoom as we navigate the next phase of work together,” said Bawa.

“I was drawn to Zoom’s clarity in its core value of care. It is obvious in everything the company does, but most importantly, it’s clear the leadership team genuinely cares about employees. Zoom has completely transformed the way people and businesses connect, and I’m excited to help drive the company forward by elevating and advocating for our employees. Together, Zoom will continue to lead and demonstrate how companies can thrive to drive successful business outcomes,” said Saxon.

About Matthew Saxon
Matthew Saxon leads the People Experience team at Zoom, ensuring that the core value of Care is reflected in the company’s approach to benefits; compensation; diversity, equity, and inclusion; recruitment; culture; and employee experiences. He brings with him over two decades of experience in the HR field, serving most recently as Vice President of People Operations at Meta, where he helped develop the strategic people roadmap and led the delivery of programs and services supporting significant increases in headcount and company growth. He was also Senior Vice President of Compensation, HR Operations, and Shared Services for Humana Inc., and held several leadership positions at Motorola, Inc., including Vice President of Total Rewards and Vice President of Human Resources for Asia Pacific and Middle East.

About Zoom
Zoom is for you. Zoom is a space where you can connect to others, share ideas, make plans, and build toward a future limited only by your imagination. Our frictionless communications platform is the only one that started with video as its foundation, and we have set the standard for innovation ever since. That is why we are an intuitive, scalable, and secure choice for large enterprises, small businesses, and individuals alike. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Visit zoom.com and follow @zoom.

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CDD-Ghana’s E4D project ensures inclusive policy planning

Tamale, June 02, GNA – The Evidence for Development (E4D) project has helped to build capacities of local government policy actors as well as created awareness around the need for evidence in policy and planning to facilitate development.

The E4D has also led to improvement in terms of the processes of decision-making where all stakeholders, including civil society organisations (CSOs), were engaged in planning processes at the district level to help to facilitate an informed decision-making process.

This came to light at a multi-stakeholder workshop in Tamale on the theme: “Using Data and Evidence in Policy Planning and Programme Implementation at the District Level in Ghana: Reflections from Practice”.

The workshop brought together local government policy actors, CSOs, development practitioners and researchers to reflect on the current state of evidence use in policy and practice, and to identify lessons learned to advance the institutionalisation of evidence-informed decision-making practices at the district level.

CDD-Ghana, with support from Hewlett Foundation, implemented the E4D project in three districts from 2019 to 2021 to strengthen the capacity of government policy actors in evidence-informed policy making to improve social development outcomes.

It was also to motivate government policy actors to access and use the best available data and evidence to inform policies and programme implementation at the subnational and district levels of the country.

The districts are Sagnarigu, Bolgatanga East and Dormaa East.

Mr Toyiba Abdul Hamid, the Municipal Development Planning Officer, Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly, who shared the experience of the Assembly during the workshop, said the project brought on board CSOs, who were key partners in development, and the need to seek data from academia to aid planning.

He said the inputs from the CSOs helped to fill some of the data gaps the Assembly had been battling with and their programmes and projects were incorporated into the document.

“So, we hope that as we plan together, we will implement together because we have been doing things advariance with each other though with a common goal, which leads to duplication, waste of resources….”

“If we implement together, it will help address some of the resource challenges that we face during the implementation, which will make judicious use of the available resources and hence make a higher impact on our development agenda.”

Mr Mohammed Awal, E4D Project Team Leader at CDD-Ghana, lauded the districts for their attempts to institutionalise the E4D in their decision-making processes and urged them to find some internal resources and mechanisms to integrate some aspects of the project to sustain the gains made.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Three held for allegedly robbing and kidnapping a Nigerian lady

Accra, June 02, GNA- Three persons have been put before an Adenta Circuit Court for allegedly robbing and kidnapping a Nigerian lady at Amrahia in the Greater Accra Region.

The lady is said to have gone to meet Richmond Klutsey, one of the accused persons and her date, whom she had met on a dating site.

The three accused persons namely Richmond Klutsey, 26, Samuel Olessey aka Junior, 27, and Gordon Amable aka Sackey, 27, are all labourers at a block factory at Danfa, Accra.

The accused persons have been charged with Conspiracy to commit crimes, kidnapping, and robbery.

They have pleaded not guilty, and the Court presided over by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah has admitted them to bail in the sum of GHS 600,000 with three sureties, one to be justified.

The Prosecution has been ordered by the Court to file disclosures two days before the next adjourned date.

The matter has been adjourned to July 5. 

The prosecution led by Police Chief Inspector Maxwell Lanyo narrated that the complainant Victoria Amarachi Micah is a trader residing at Spintex, Accra.

Chief Inspector Lanyo said on April 7, this year, the complainant who met Klutsey on a dating site agreed to meet her at Amrahia.

The prosecution said at about 11:00 pm, the complainant came to Amrahia and Klutsey asked Amable, his security man, to meet her and bring her home because taxis and other transport services were not allowed to enter their estate. 

It said on reaching back of Christian University College, Amable held the mouth of the complainant and forced her into a forest behind the university.

The Prosecution said Klutsey and Olessey, who were already waiting in the said bush, held the complainant, stripped her naked, threatened her with a cutlass and collected her iPhone 13 Pro Max.

It said the accused persons demanded money before releasing her.

According to Prosecution the accused persons forced the complainant to transfer money from her Nigerian bank account into another bank account provided by Olessey, but the complainant gave a wrong password, and the transaction could not go through.

The Prosecution said while the accused persons were waiting for the transfer to go through, the complainant managed to escape amidst screaming for help.

It said the accused persons chased her and she was rescued by some people and a report was made to the Police at Oyibi.

The prosecution said Klustey was traced by the Police, and he mentioned Amable as his accomplice.

It said Klutsey led the Police to Danfa and Amrahia for a search.

The prosecution said during the Police search, 18 phones were found on Klutsey, including the complainant’s iPhone.

Three other Phones were found on Olessey while one iPhone was found on Amable, the prosecutor said.

According to the prosecution, Police investigations revealed that the accused persons were involved in a series of similar cases under investigation.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Let’s continue to be security conscious-Christian Council, Catholic Bishops Conference

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) and the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have urged Ghanaians to continue to be security conscious, even as they prayed for the peace of God in Ghana.

They also appealed to citizens to remain calm in the face of the security warnings, be watchful and report unusual activities in their communities to the security services.

A statement jointly signed by Rev. Dr Justice Adjei K. Lawson, Vice Chairman, CCG; Rev Drril G. K. Fayose, General Secretary, CCG; Most Rev. Philip Naameh, President, GCBC; Rev. Fr. Lazarus Anondee, Secretary-General, GCBC said the two Bodies were deeply concerned about the threat of terrorist attacks on religious gatherings in the country.

It thanked and appreciated the National Security for their swift promptings of caution to the citizens of the country.

The statement urged them to continue to be vigilant, especially on the borders of the country.

It noted that the National Security had assured that they were on top of matters and appealed to Member Churches to ensure adequate security measures at worship places.

They entreated all churches to set up security committees with experts who can educate church members on security awareness.

The statement advised Churches to also set up security cameras to monitor all those who came in and around their premises.

“Moreover, we appeal to members who own houses and shops to be careful of those who rent them,” it added.

It said the leadership of the CCG and GCBC were saddened by the clash between the youth and the police at Nkoranza in the Bono East Region on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, which led to the death of one person with several others injured.

The statement said they had heard many reports in the media that had questioned the professionalism of the Police Service in such matters and had taken note of similar examples that had taken place in the recent past.

It assured the good citizens of Ghana that they would arrange a meeting with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to make the concerns of the citizens know.

The statement encouraged all Ghanaians to always have confidence in the rule of law and never take the law into their own hands but continue to pray for peace for the nation.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Warehouse Manager remanded for allegedly stealing GHS59,925.00

Accra, June 02, GNA – A Warehouse Manager has been remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court for a charge of stealing.

Mr Michael Bentil, aged 50, was charged with stealing, an offence he pleaded not guilty to.

The Court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh discovered that the accused person did not have a fixed place of abode, hence, the remand.

The case had been adjourned to June 8, 2022.

Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Maxwell Oppong told the Court that the complainant was Madam Felicity Commey, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Popsy Company Limited, “a private company which deals in human hair and cosmetics,” located at Nungua, Accra.

The Prosecution said Mr Bentil was the warehouse manager of the same company.

During the month of March 2022, Madam Commey employed Mr Bentil as her Warehouse Manager to take charge of the company.

Mr Oppong said on May 6 and 7, 2022, Madam Commey together with her internal audits took stock with Mr Bentil totalling GHS394,445.00 and subsequently handed over the goods to him.

The Prosecution said Mr Bentil supplied goods on a wholesale basis to the company’s customers and deposited the proceeds into the company’s Prudential Bank account daily.

Mr Oppong said on May 19, 2022, Mr Bentil vacated his post without the consent of Madam Commey and went into hiding.

The Prosecution said several calls were made to Mr Bentil, but he failed to answer.

On May 21, 2022, Madam Commey became suspicious of the conduct of Mr Bentil, which compelled her to take stock in the presence of Mr Bentil’s guarantor by her internal auditor which revealed a shortage of GHS59,925.00 which he could not account for.

Mr Oppong said on May 27, 2022, at about 0100 hours, Mr Bentil was arrested by his guarantor from his hideout and sent to Madam Commey, who in turn handed him over to the Police to assist in the investigation.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Speaker Bagbin reiterates need to safeguard Ghana’s burgeoning democracy

Mr Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, has reiterated the need to safeguard Ghana’s burgeoning democracy.

He, therefore, urged all those in positions of influence and active service to the Ghanaian people to make a conscious effort in that regard.

Speaker Bagbin made the remarks at the maiden Speaker’s Seminal Lecture Series on the theme “Parliament, its Business and the Supreme Court in Perspective.”

The lecture was aimed at furthering the conversation around strengthening Ghana’s democratic institutions.

The goal of the lecture was to look at the concept of separation of powers, particularly the independence of Parliament in the light of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Justice Abdulai versus Attorney-General and the applicability of the political question doctrine in Ghana’s jurisprudence.

Mr Bagbin said since the coming into force of the 1992 Constitution, the three equal, separate and co-ordinate arms of government had discharged their duties and responsibilities, albeit with some challenges, by the textual requirements of the constitution; adding that at the core of the constitution was an underlying theme of separation of powers.

“The 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana is perhaps like no other Parliament we have seen in our history as a country,” the Speaker said.

“The razor-thin Majority, made a majority by just one person enjoyed by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) as a result of the decision of the independent MP (Member of Parliament) for Fomena and Second Deputy Speaker to caucus with them, has thrown up a lot of issues not previously seen under the tenure of other Parliaments.”

He said admittedly, Parliament had on some occasions not discharged itself creditably and its conduct had not been flattering on Ghanaian as a functional democracy; declaring that “however, important steps have been and are being taken to ensure constructive ways of dialogue and consensus are pursued the benefit of us all”.

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader in Parliament, urged the House to ensure that the Speaker’s Seminal Lecture Series was institutionalized as part of efforts in deepening Ghana’s democracy.

Professor Kofi Abotsi, Dean of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Law School, who delivered the keynote address said the judiciary was the least dangerous arm of Government because it had a shield and not a sword.

Nana Kobina Nketsia V, the Paramount Chief of the Essikado Traditional Area, who chaired the function, hailed Speaker Bagbin for his sincerity and integrity.

The event was attended by the First Deputy Speaker Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, MPs, members of the diplomatic community and some leading members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) such as Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, National Chairman and Mr Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, the General Secretary.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Speaker officially informed of the passing of John Ndebugri

Accra, 02 June, GNA – Mr Cletus Avoka, the Member of Parliament (MP) of Zebilla, Tuesday led a delegation to officially inform the Speaker of Parliament about the passing of John Akparibo Ndebugri.

The late Ndebugre was the MP for Zebilla in the Upper East Region in the Fourth Parliament, on the ticket of the People’s National Convention.

He was born on March 12, 1950, and died on May 6, 2022.

The Speaker, Mr Alban Bagbin, thanked the delegation for officially informing the House and described the late Ndebugre as a patriot, a senior brother, and a friend.

“He was an astute politician and lawyer of good standing who contributed a lot to the development of the country.”

Mr Bagbin noted that the late Ndebugre deserved a befitting state burial.

He, therefore, tasked Mr Avoka to make a statement in the House to that effect.

He pledged Parliament’s support to the family in these difficult times.

Source: Ghana News Agency