As of September 1st, 2013, Kinetic Software is an accepted member of the Ellucian community partner program. As a partner, Kinetic shares the common goal of a commitment to deliver quality solutions to higher education institutions. The community relationship also opens up other avenues of cooperation. For Kinetic, it is the ability to integrate Ellucian's Banner Finance with our Kx software solutions.
OK, so we're a day early for National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, but is it ever too early to talk sundaes? This week we are taking a break from business and indulging in some summer fun. Let's start with a little history.
Kinetic Software is proud to welcome Michael Harold to the Kx team. His role as a dedicated account manager will be to provide our clients with one-on-one attention for any and all issues related to Kx. Michael's first goal is to get acquainted with our Kx clients and deliver personalized customer service for the individual accounts he is responsible for. He will largely act as a consultant and liaison for updates, services and new product opportunities to help our Kx users manage their growth and change.
Monday's tragedy at the Boston Marathon took the world by surprise. One of the nicest things to see was the amount of support that immediately flowed to Boston, particularly from cities like New York and Chicago, rivals any other day. It was also great to hear about the support on an international level as well; Canada, the UK and even France. The event rocked the world's sense of safety during public events and forced everyone to reevaluate security in a venue that cannot be locked down.
Kinetic decided to have a little fun this year at The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I) Annual Conference. We asked our Kx users to show off their new Kinetic tumbler around the conference and to capture the moment with a photo and post to our Twitter feed. Here are the results.
Kinetic Software is back from The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I) Annual Conference. The trip was great. Toronto is a beautiful city with lots of sights to see. Many of the attendees took the short walk to the CN Tower, also known as the Space Needle, and ventured to the top for the marvelous view. Some made the longer trek to Niagara Falls for its breathtaking beauty. The food was cosmopolitan and chic, the people were friendly and Kinetic's Emily Griffin and KxUsers from Nebraska Lincoln, BC and UNE found themselves on a unique tour of the high security beer safe at the Beer Bistro. For anyone staying a few extra days the bistro is a definite recommendation.
Kinetic Software flies off to Toronto this weekend for The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International
(ACCED-I) Annual Conference. The theme of this year's conference is Discover/Découvrir. There should be lots to learn, beginning with Keynote Speaker Jeff Taylor, founder of Monster.com.
In an earlier post on conference events we talked about taking the time to visit your host city. In a few weeks some of the Kinetic staff will be heading to Toronto for The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I) Annual Conference, March 17th to the 20th. With that in mind, and knowing it will be a great opportunity to see some of our Canadian clients along with our US customers, we put together a list of some things to consider doing while visiting Toronto.
What is Movember?
Kinetic software has been a long-time supporter of the ACCED-I organization. Each year we try to support the Regional members of the organization as well, either through sponsorship or other means. For example, to make the fall summit registration process easier for their participants, we offered the free use of our KxRegistration product to all of the regions. Kinetic built the summit sites and helped manage the process for the regions that chose to participate in the free service, Regions 12, 9, 6 and 2. We also try to participate in at least one summit each year. This year we were fortunate enought to be able to attend three of the summits in the country. Mark Williams visited the Region 8 group in Ohio, Emily Griffin joined Region 12 for a day in Boston and Steve Nicholson traveled to the Region 4 summit in Colorado.