Y Soft celebrates 20 years of smart business

–Company’s 20th anniversary and continuous innovation positions it well to lead the industry to the cloud and beyond —

Y Soft Corporation, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider, has kicked off its 20th anniversary by launching a new web page commemorating the special occasion. Founded in 2000 by two college students, Václav Muchna, CEO and co-founder and Martin de Martini, CIO and co-founder, the company is now one of the world’s leading managed print services companies.

Václav Muchna, co-founder and chief executive officer, Y Soft, said, “This is a commemorative year for me as it’s our 20th anniversary, and I also recently turned 40, spending half of my life building Y Soft to what it is today. I am proud of what we have built and grateful to the people that worked alongside us on this journey. Our employees, partners, and customers are why we are still here after 20 years.”

Martin de Martini, co-founder and chief information officer, Y Soft, said, “Starting a business while still in college was challenging, but looking back on what we have accomplished in the last 20 years has confirmed that we made the right decision and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Our Y Soft team has never been stronger, and I know that our next 20 years, with our cloud and Universal Print solutions, are going to be even better.”

Václav and Martin originally planned to sell 70 licences and retire; today, the company sells more than 100,000 per year. Of course, having increased from just the two of them to almost 400 global employees helps. What else has Y Soft accomplished in 20 years?

20 Years of smart business

  • Y Soft’s customer base has grown from a handful of local companies in the Czech Republic to over 20,000 businesses, including 43 per cent of the global Fortune 500.
  • Instituting the Global Operational Excellence™ (GOE) Framework, the industry’s first formal methodology that ensures customers receive the real value of print management and document workflow with ongoing, state-of-the-art, proactive care.

20 years of innovation

  • YSoft SAFEQ, the company’s original print management and document capture solution, now powers a family of products for businesses of any size and is the basis of the YSoft SAFEQ Workflow Solutions Platform.
  • YSoft SAFEQ Cloud, a new family of cloud print management and hosted infrastructure services.
  • YSoft BE3D eDee, a 3D printing solution for education that includes a safe and secure 3D printer, 3D/2D YSoft SAFEQ print management software, DeeControl layering software, 3D filaments, and access to the teacher-tested YSoft be3D Academy, an online library of 3D lesson plans, models and learning tools and exclusive access to premium lessons.
  • YSoft OMNI Series, consists of OMNI Bridge™ and OMNI UP365™, enabling cost-effective and instant connectivity to the cloud and Universal Print compatibility for in-market networked printers that are not needing a robust print management system.

20 years of giving back

  • Y Soft has a strong history of social responsibility, and the company formalised its CSR program in these four areas:
    • Legislation – transparent lobbying (Czech Republic focused).
    • Watch Dogs – supporting fact-based journalism (Czech Republic focused).
    • Civic Society – employee chosen local charitable organisations (globally-focused).
    • Digital transformation and eGovernment – assisting in the digitalisation of the Czech government.
  • Early in the COVID crisis, Y Soft employees rallied to address the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals by leveraging eDee 3D printers to create face shields for medical first responders. To date, Y Soft has donated over 42,000 face shields.

20 years of friendship

  • Even as the company approaches 400 employees, Y Soft’s core values hold true. The six characteristics guide our thinking and decision making, which enables us to provide the best customer experience. That passion also leads to lasting friendships with each other and our partners.
  • YSofters past and present, as well as partners and customers, have shared personal memories about working with Y Soft on http://www.ysoft.com/20. And, we invite everyone who has worked with Y Soft in the past is to share their memories there too.

Robert Palmer, research VP with IDC’s Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions group, said, “Y Soft has grown to become a leading provider in the market for print and device management solutions. The company has accomplished much in 20 years and continues to separate itself from competitors through innovation in technology, platforms, and services.”

About Y Soft

Y Soft develops intelligent digital transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SAFEQ® workflow solutions platform in the cloud and on-premises enables businesses to manage, optimise, and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our 3D print solutions are focused in the education sector, where they provide unique ease of use and safety benefits while utilising YSoft SAFEQ software for seamless 3D print management.

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe, and Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com.

Y Soft, YSoft OMNI Series, YSoft OMNI Bridge, YSoft OMNI Apps, YSoft UP365, YSoft SAFEQ, YSoft SAFEQ Cloud, YSoft SAFEQ Breeze, and YSoft SAFEQ CloudPro are trademarks or registered trademarks of Y Soft Corporation a.s. in the European Union and other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

RSM Bird Cameron celebrates with its global network, RSM International, on their 50th anniversary

RSM_Bird_Cameron_Logo@2xMay 22, 2014RSM Bird Cameron, the Australian independent member firm of leading audit, tax and advisory network, RSM International, is joining in the global celebrations in honour of the network’s 50th anniversary.

Since its foundation in 1964, RSM has grown to become a network with member and correspondent firms in 108 countries who employ over 32,000 people across more than 700 offices. RSM is the sixth largest provider of tax services globally and has top ten member firms in all key economies, including the USA where it is the 5th largest firm, and in China where its member firm is part of the country’s third biggest national firm. RSM also recently announced the admission of Baker Tilly, the 7th largest firm in the UK, to its network.

Running from May through to the RSM World Conference at the end of October, the Global 50th Anniversary Tour will see celebratory events taking place at the network’s regional conferences in Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, and Europe, as well as at the RSM Academy and RSM ITAX Academy.

On 18 September, RSM World Day – the network’s annual day of internal and external activities, events and CSR initiatives focused on ‘Connected for Success’ – will see over 70 countries commemorating the occasion with special 50th Anniversary party activities.

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, said: “Celebrating RSM International’s 50th anniversary this year is an important milestone for our network and members. I am honoured and delighted to work with such a strong group of professionals and firms across the world. This is a time for us to thank our clients and colleagues of the past and present for the contributions that every single person has made to the success of the RSM network.”

Jean continued: “We are very proud of the enormous diversity of cultures and backgrounds of people within RSM and of the driving force within the network to provide the very best services to our clients. What makes this possible and binds us together is our relentless focus on having the right people, providing high quality solutions, developing cross-border business opportunities and continuing to build our brand globally.”

For the year ending 31 December 2013, RSM member firms’ total fee income was US$3.7billion, representing a 5% like-for-like increase in local currency terms on its 2012 results. In the past year the network has grown its cross-border referrals by 17%.

RSM has seen significant expansion in the past twelve months with new member firms and correspondents in Brazil, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, Ghana, Isle of Man, Japan, Qatar, Swaziland, Sweden and the UK.

The network accepted the 350th graduate into its RSM Academy programme in 2013 and launched the RSM ITAX Academy, a two-year programme aimed at developing future leaders in international tax.

Stephens added: “We are committed to helping our client base prosper, whether it is a young entrepreneurial business, or a leading multi-national organisation, and look forward to building our network into new countries in order to be in the best position to serve our clients at the highest level wherever they have business needs.”

Kim Hutchinson, national chairman, RSM Bird Cameron, added, “As a founding member, we are very proud to be part of the RSM network and look forward to continuing to play our role in its continued success over the coming years.”

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About RSM Bird Cameron
RSM Bird Cameron is the largest mid-tier accounting firm in Australia with national ownership and profit sharing and offers a full range of specialist advisory services, including business consulting and advisory, assurance and advisory, taxation consulting, corporate consulting and turnaround and insolvency. RSM Bird Cameron is a core member firm of RSM International, the seventh largest network of independent accounting and consulting firms in the world.

About RSM International
RSM International is the seventh largest network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, encompassing over 100 countries, 700 offices and 32,500 people internationally. The network’s total fee income is US$3.7 billion.

In March 2013, RSM International was awarded the prestigious Editor’s Special Award for Global Initiative of the Year at the International Accounting Bulletin annual awards. The award recognises the outstanding achievement of the RSM network for its global initiative – RSM World Day – which was praised for being a unique and powerful cross-network initiative that enhanced both employee and client engagement. The judges highlighted the campaign as a shining example of how to successfully connect independent member firms around the world under a common vision and set of values.

RSM International actively engages in promoting and celebrating the very best in entrepreneurship, championing the role of the entrepreneur in today’s world economy. RSM is the lead sponsor and corporate champion of the European Business Awards promoting commercial excellence and recognition of entrepreneurial brilliance.

RSM International is a member of the Forum of Firms. The objective of the Forum of Firms is to promote consistent and high quality standards of financial and auditing practices worldwide.

RSM International is the brand used by a network of independent accounting and advisory firms, each of which practices in its own right. RSM International Limited does not itself provide any accounting and advisory services. Member firms are driven by a common vision of providing high quality professional services, both in their domestic markets and in serving the international professional service needs of their client base.

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Meru celebrates its third anniversary of delivering the industry’s first enterprise-class 802.11n wireless LAN

Outpacing the industry in 802.11n deployments with over 92 per cent of Meru’s access point units shipped being 802.11n, virtually double the industry average of 47 per cent

Sydney, Australia, September 20, 2010 – Meru Networks Inc., (NASDAQ:MERU), the leader in virtualised and optimised 802.11n enterprise wireless networking, celebrates its third anniversary of delivering the industry’s first enterprise-class 802.11n wireless LAN solutions.

In 2007, Meru deployed the world’s first enterprise-wide 802.11n wireless network at Morrisville State College, State University of New York with IBM Global Services. With a network of over 800 access points providing ubiquitous wireless coverage and access to any application, students and staff were the first to leverage a Wireless-Like-Wire™ experience even in high-density environments in its residence halls and auditoriums as wireless devices proliferated throughout the campus. Building on its pioneering vision of the All Wireless Enterprise™, where edge network access becomes all-wireless, Meru introduced enterprise-class 802.11n solutions across key industries and vertical markets including healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, transportation, logistics and education. Today, over 3,500 customers worldwide have already migrated to Meru’s next generation virtualised WLAN solution to optimise the performance and reliability of their wireless network, reduce cost and ultimately improve overall end-user experience.

Meru continues to outpace the competing legacy microcell WLAN vendors with 92 per cent of Meru’s access point units shipped being 802.11n, almost twice that of the overall industry average of 47 per cent, as defined by leading analyst firm, the Dell’Oro Group.

Ihab Abu-Hakima, president and chief executive officer, Meru Networks said, “Meru jumpstarted the transformation of enterprise networking from expensive, inflexible wired cable plant to our reliable, more cost-effective and productive all-wireless network access environment. With Meru’s next generation 802.11n virtualised WLAN solutions, we are delivering a Wireless-like-Wire solution to organisations across all sectors supporting the accelerating growth in usage of new mobile devices such as iPads, notebooks and smartphones. Today, our solutions are supporting the highest mobile device user densities, and providing the most scalable and best performing enterprise wireless networks around the world.”

 

About Wavelink

Wavelink Communications (www.wavelink.com.au) specialises in the supply, marketing and support of a range of leading edge IP, wireless and communication solutions. Wavelink distributes a range of products from Meru Networks, Polycom, Digium, Cisco, AirTight and amigopod.

About Meru Networks
Founded in 2002, Meru Networks provides a virtualised wireless LAN solution that cost-effectively optimises the enterprise network to deliver the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility. Meru’s solution represents an innovative approach to wireless networking that utilises virtualisation technology to create an intelligent and self-monitoring wireless network, and enables enterprises to migrate their business-critical applications from wired networks to wireless networks, and become all-wireless enterprises. Meru’s solutions have been adopted in all major industry vertical markets, including Fortune 500 enterprises, healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and government. Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.merunetworks.com.