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Kenandy Creates Manufacturing Software Based on Social Networking
Posted By Abe Brown On August 31, 2011 @ 8:26 am In Business Accounting Software,Business Software,Cloud Computing,Managing Technology | 1 Comment
Even if you’ve updated your computer systems lately, you’re likely still using old computer software to manage your supply chain. (This is where you minimize this window, click open your program, and everything freezes.)
After you’ve hit control-alt-delete, check this: Kenandy , a year-old start-up, made a surprise announcement that it raised $10.5 million and created new supply-chain software that’s based off social networking and housed in cloud computing on Salesforce.com .Potential clients are currently testing Kenandy Manufacturing Cloud, which promises a ton of functions, like inventory and engineering management; purchasing; production; and resource planning. Basing it in cloud computing allows for greater speed, mobile usage, and social sharing.
We haven’t seen exactly what Kenandy Manufcatring Cloud looks like or any details on how everything works. Supply-chain software hasn’t seen significant innovation in two decades, says Kenandy founder Sandra Kurtzig. And Kenandy has smartly combined two of technology’s biggest buzz words, “social networks” and “cloud computing.”
“By building the core manufacturing applications on a social platform, we’re providing the structure to use new tools of social media and collaboration for greater efficiencies,” Kurtzig says.
This means Kenandy hopes you hit control-alt-delete a lot less.
Read more at The New York Times .
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 Kenandy: http://www.kenandy.com/
 Salesforce.com: http://www.salesforce.com
 The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/external/venturebeat/2011/08/29/29venturebeat-kenandy-raises-105m-for-cloud-based-social-m-45946.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
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