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Agilence Announces New Product For Retail Industry

Enables automated notification of exception events and provides workflow tools for compliance

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, April 8, 2014– Agilence, Inc., the leader in cloud-based exception reporting solutions for retail, today announced the release of ACT, Automated Compliance Tool, for Retail 20/20.  ACT enables retailers to define alert triggers based on individual events, summary data or KPIs and to create workflows for triaging and reporting on the subsequent alerts.  ACT is a highly sophisticated yet intuitively simple application that automatically monitors incoming data for specific user defined exception events and provides automated notification and workflows for each alert.  These alerts are coupled with supporting information and sent directly to store managers and other field personnel for investigation.

“ACT is a major step forward in the evolution of exception reporting,” said Derek M. Rodner, VP of Product Strategy, Agilence, Inc.  “The solution delivers unprecedented results and our customers are already seeing significant improvements in efficiency with its automated notification and workflow management capabilities.”

  • Rules-Based Compliance Engine:  ACT has a sophisticated rules engine that enables retailers to define complex monitors that include multiple data sets and vary the thresholds by region, district, risk class, store, etc., along with frequencies including: daily, weekly, and monthly
  • Automated notification:  The new engine also enables email & SMS notifications to be sent to multiple roles and users based on severity so that users only need to react  if exceptions are identified and assigned.
  • Workflows and Reporting:  Each alert includes a specific action and recommended resolution. Tracking of alerts resolved and unresolved provides the basis for compliance management, enabling district managers and corporate-level users to monitor their direct reports and verify that alerts are being acknowledged and investigated.

About Agilence

Agilence is the industry leader in next-generation exception-based reporting solutions for retail loss prevention and operations.  Agilence develops Retail 20/20™, a highly flexible and powerful, cloud-based reporting solution that provides visibility into daily store operations to reduce fraud and operational inefficiencies.  Retail 20/20 provides users with a complete view of their business, empowering them to make informed decisions faster, to increase efficiency and improve profit margins across the enterprise.  Founded in 2006, Agilence, Inc. is headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ. To learn more about Agilence, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 856-366-1200.

Magnify Wins Big Overseas

Magnify now powers BBC video content

At Magnify.net, our core mission is to serve the community with the best video selection that exists on the internet and to make the process of curated collections as simple and effective as humanly possible. We’ve embarked on a great journey over the past year; form acquisitions, hires, space growth to partnerships, its fact to say there has been growth.

In the past year we partnered with  the BBC for a continued growth of high content collections to better serve their consumers. The BBC, who’s company is built on the mission of enriching people’s lives with programs and services that inform, educate and entertain; they’re synced  directly with our mission of providing quality curated collections.

As  one of the most established content providers in its realm, what this partnership will bring for year 2014 and beyond is a heightened collection of the videos consumers crave, a source provider for content on the Magnify platform that our users  will have available and a continuous exchange of content and service for a better delivery to the consumers at large.  

“The BBC is employing our “Preroll Everywhere” product,  and it is one of the most valuable features of the Magnify platform.  This service enables you to legitimately monetize all video you publish, from multiple sources, utilizing your own ad server and inventory.  There are no revenue shares, no management fees, only a service that you can easily forecast and scale.” Steve Rosenbaum, CEO, Magnify.net

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Of the six public purposes the company runs it’s self on;  Magnify is  excited about being  able to fulfill that of “Delivering to the public the benefit of emerging communication technologies and services”.

About the BBC

Established by a Royal Charter, the BBC is a public service broadcaster funded by the licence fee paid by UK households. An independent company built on imperialism and honesty; their foundation is trust. They carry programs and services in the UK as well as around the world  in the following categories: Television, Radio, Online, Commercial, Around the UK, and Around the wold.

About Magnify.net

The Magnify.net platform is a cloud- based video curation  platform that provides solution to facilitate  the fix to monetization issues, discovery and video curation. As a leader in curation, our focus is clients and their consumers. We work with many leading sites, brands and communities  for a continued provision of the best quality videos.

TicketLeap Revolutionizes Mobile Ticketing

Ticketleap Launches Selfie Ticket, Enables Event Organizers to Eliminate Barcode Scanning

Aims to Make Ticketing Solutions Less Transactional and More About the Experience

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This week, Ticketleap, an organization dedicated to help more people to create and share events, launched the Selfie Ticket. The Selfie Ticket, a new way to manage event registration, eliminates the need for barcode scanning at events. Primarily for individuals, organizations and brands who want to grow and strengthen their communities, the Selfie Ticket highlights humanness, not the transaction. They are a friendly and simple way to check registrations at the door.

Launch Festival, starting today in San Francisco, is the first event to use Selfie Ticket. All registrants attending the event were prompted to create a Selfie Ticket over the weekend. Once at the event, attendees are encouraged to share a screenshot of their Selfie Ticket by using the hashtags #selfieticket and #launch.

“We’re really excited about Selfie Ticket,” says Tim Raybould, Ticketleap CEO. “Many of our customers simply weren’t scanning the barcode tickets. They told us it just didn’t feel right, that it felt too heavy handed.” When barcodes aren’t scanned, they provide virtually no value since a barcode can be printed from a home printer or displayed on different devices an infinite number of times. With Selfie Ticket, a quick glance is all the event organizer needs to confirm a valid ticket purchase.

The launch of Selfie Ticket comes just over a month after Ticketleap launched new event pages. With a similar goal of highlighting humanness, not the transaction, the event pages move away from a gateway for credit card transactions, to something that beautifully captures the spirit of an event. Early data shows an improvement onevent page conversion of 23%.

About Ticketleap 
Ticketleap is a tool to engage your community in the most effective way possible: by forming a connection with them, in person, human to human.

Sidecar Lands A Big Egg

Newegg automates its comparison shopping marketing for the holidays

The retailer uses technology from Sidecar to manage the ads it places.

Amy Dusto

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This holiday season, consumer electronics web-only retailer Newegg Inc., which also sells items in other categories through a flash-sale site and an e-marketplace, won’t be spending a lot of time managing its paid advertising on comparison shopping sites. Instead, the retailer is using automated technology from online marketing vendor Sidecar to determine which ads in which spots are worth buying—and then place them, says Jacob Shin, vice president of customer acquisition for Newegg.

“Launching this during the busy holiday season means that we can let Sidecar’s technology manage and optimize shopping engine marketing as we focus on other areas of customer acquisition, which is crucial this time of year,” he says. 

Sidecar’s marketing platform takes into account the price, description and other product information for each of the more than 8 million items in Newegg’s catalog and marketplace, along with how each of those items is converting on multiple shopping engines across the Internet at various times. Then Sidecar’s algorithms weigh each of those factors to make decisions, several times a day, about which products in Newegg’s catalog the retailer should advertise, on which comparison shopping engines and at what price. The technology then bids on the ads on Newegg’s behalf.

For example, for a tablet available at Newegg, Sidecar would measure such metrics as how many clicks, views and conversions its product page is receiving on the retailer’s web site, how Newegg’s price for the tablet compares to that of online competitors, and whether it is in high demand from consumers, says Steve Tutelman, vice president of business development for Sidecar. “Then our engine would decide whether that tablet is worth paying for an ad,” he says. “There’s no one point in that data that will skew the decision all that much—it’s the combination of all those factors, and it’s weighted.” If many consumers are viewing the product page for the tablet but not buying it, for instance, that would incline the system to decide it’s not worth advertising the item.

Newegg doesn’t need to do anything manually to operate the Sidecar marketing platform, Tutelman says. To set it up, a retailer needs only to add a small piece of tracking code to its web site and also allow Sidecar to access its product feed. With those two data sources, Sidecar can measure everything it needs, including getting live updates as soon as Newegg adds or removes products from its catalog, or makes them temporarily unavailable, Tutelman says.

“For a catalog our size, a programmatic approach to shopping engine management is essential if we want to give equal attention to every listed product,” Newegg’s Shin says. “We believe there are significant opportunities for growth in product advertising, and we are excited about gauging how Sidecar’s technology can increase our footprint.”

Newegg doesn’t have specific results to share about Sidecar’s efficacy in the few weeks it’s been running so far, he says, but the retailer has confidence that the technology will prove a boon during the holidays this year.

Sidecar has between 50 and 100 clients, all online retailers, its founder and CEO Andre Golsorkhi says. In addition to paid search marketing automation, the vendor’s technology can also automate e-mail marketing and on-site product recommendations, he says. It charges clients via a revenue-sharing model for ads that lead to sales, making its bids based on the return-on-investment goals a retailer sets beforehand. Typically, the cost ends up being at least a few thousand dollars per month, he says. 

Magnify Announces Acquisition of #WayWire

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#Waywire.com video curation site to be acquired by Magnify.net

New York, NY  10/17/13

Magnify Networks today announced that it has acquired the video curation website #Waywire.com, and that acting #Waywire CEO Sarah Ross will join the Magnify.net Board of Advisors.

In making the announcement Magnify.net CEO Steven Rosenbaum said:  “#Waywire has a great vision and passion for bringing social video to a rapidly growing market segment in need.  Magnify has pioneered high quality video curation and together with #Waywire’s user-created video Wires, we will offer consumers and enterprises something very unique in the marketplace. Magnify.net’s technology combined with the #Waywire.com public site will create a consumer-facing video curation powerhouse.”

Magnify’s consumer brand #Waywire.com will include one of the largest collections of curated videos on the Internet. #Waywire.com includes multi-topic channels, social media #Wires and Pro#Wires of branded content.  #Wires curates trending content from YouTube, Reddit, Twitter and other social media. Pro #Wires includes branded content including Vogue, Wired, Car & Driver, Sports Illustrated, NBC News, Engadget, Mashable, Vice, Field & Stream and others.

#Waywire will become Magnify’s consumer brand along with its already successful Magnify brand focused on enterprise customers like the AARP, Time Out, Silicon Valley Bank and New York Magazine.

Joy Marcus, the former GM US of Dailymotion, and now a Managing Director at Gotham Ventures said “The proliferation of web video is overwhelming for users who often can’t discover content that is meaningful or delightful to them.  Magnify.net provides innovative solutions for curation with partners like Time Out, AARP, Lincoln Center,  and New York Magazine. #Waywire, where I’m an angel investor, allows users to curate the web for others by establishing their own video identities and “wiring” videos and video collections. I’m excited to be a part of the marriage of the two companies”.

According to Howard Morgan, First Round Capital partner who is a #Waywire investor, “The vision of great curation, exemplified by Magnify.net’s founder, and focus on sharing key videos with others through #Waywire’s wiring mechanism, will greatly further the shared vision of having users quickly discover videos to help them understand issues of interest to them, whether news, social issues, topics they want learn, or just great entertainment.  This is a powerful combination.”

The Magnify.net CEO said to expect a growing product offering.  “With #Waywire, we can leverage our platform, and our deep relationships with content partners, to bring #Waywire users a powerful new set of tools to organize, engage, and share web video” said Rosenbaum.

ABOUT MAGNIFY.NET
The Magnify.net platform currently provides patented video curation and discovery of video for more than 90,000+ publishers, ecommerce sites, and communities. Users can immediately deploy a Media 2.0 strategy by enabling them to leverage their best assets and combine them with those curated and uploaded by their community from across the social Web. Magnify.net is a venture-backed startup based in NYC. Investors include NextStage Capital, Rose Tech Ventures, Innovation Ventures, and leading angels and early stage including Chris Anderson, Chris Kelly, Gideon Gartner, and Ogden Capital. Magnify’s curation technology is protected under U.S. Patent # 8,117,545.

ABOUT  #WAYWIRE.COM

#Waywire is a social video network that lets you discover, create and share videos that matter to you. Unlike video hosting sites, members of the #waywire network can pull content from anywhere on the Web for their collections. Content from more than 200 news, opinion, entertainment, lifestyle and sports publishers is currently available. #waywire directly curates more than 40 hours of fresh programming from trusted voices every day. Angel and seed investors include First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Linked In CEO, Jeff Weiner, Oprah Winfrey, and Troy Carter.

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TicketLeap Launches Industry Leading IOS V3.0 Ticketing

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TicketLeap finds success in an irregular market, releases mobile box office app

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Chances are the Flyers will sell out their upcoming 82-game season by simply offering up seats through Comcast Tix. Meanwhile, smaller homegrown events and festivals such as the Philly Beer WeekThe Fringe Festival or the Morris Arboretum‘s Salsa Dance Night might have a harder time. For those niche event planners, there’s Center City-based TicketLeap.

Instead of choosing between specific event marketplaces (theatre, sports, concerts), TicketLeap serves businesses and organizations that use events to drive business or raise awareness. That focus has helped grow the 10-year-old company’s gross ticket sales from $34 million in 2011 to $52 million in 2012.

“It’s not the traditional way of dividing the events market,” says Tim Raybould, President and COO. “But it’s a pretty large portion of the existing events market base.”

TicketLeap’s platform is decidedly DIY. Users build their own events page, which can be shared across the web and on mobile devices. They can also use the tool to build their social media presence, create email blasts and track customer analytics.

In August 2013, the company released the Mobile Box Office for iOS. The app is designed for flexible ticket-taking — it allows the taker to scan-in attendees using mobile barcodes, look up specific attendees, or adjust the attendee list.

“You don’t have to have a full box office with ticket takers at the window,” says Raybould. “You can just take your phone out of your pocket.”

TicketLeap’s existing customers — which hail from across the country, Canada and part of Europe — have been quick to add the new app. In the past year, the company has grown from 21 to 27 employees and expects to add software developers in the near future.

Source: Tim Raybould, TicketLeap
Writer: Dana Henry

Lumesis Signs Strategic Partnership for "Diver Advisor" Suite

TMC Signs Strategic Partnership Deal for Lumesis’ “DIVER Advisor” Suite —Critical Resource for Municipal Time of Trade Disclosure Obligations—

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Chicago, IL—October 10, 2013

TMC Bonds and Lumesis, Inc. announced today that they have signed a strategic partnership to offer Lumesis’ DIVER Advisor suite of tools to TMC’s network of 5,000 traders and over 125,000 financial advisors. The software suite includes: (1) The Municipal Bond Report, (2) Compliance Reporting Engine, (3) Portfolio Alerts, and (4) Credit Notes.

Lumesis ties together disparate data into dynamic reports that are fully integrated into TMC’s Trader and Financial Advisor Workstations. According to Thomas Vales, TMC’s CEO, “given the MSRB’s recent SEC filing on proposed rules governing time-of-trade disclosure, clients are looking for implementable solutions to fully satisfy their compliance needs and Lumesis offers a leading product to streamline the review process. DIVER Advisor comprehensively covers 1.4 million CUSIPS from all 54,000 active muni issuers and leverages over 250 datasets from more than 50 underlying sources.”

Gregg Bienstock, Lumesis’ CEO comments that “delivering DIVER Advisor through TMC offers our joint client base the ability to efficiently and cost-effectively deploy our comprehensive platform into their workflow. As the MSRB clarifies the regulatory requirements around time- of-trade disclosure and suitability, the product can be dynamically updated to comply with changing regulatory obligations. Our integration with TMC offers clients the ability to tailor the configuration of Advisors’ compliance and portfolio surveillance with a robust reporting engine.”

James Wangsness, TMC’s COO, further notes that “we were impressed with Lumesis’ engagement of regulators and industry professionals in refining their solutions. Client receptivity has been encouraging as DIVER Advisor solves real world issues for Financial Advisors, Traders, and Compliance/Trade Surveillance staff in a one-stop and time efficient manner. Given that the fixed income community is assembling today in Chicago for the Bond Dealer of America’s National Fixed Income Conference, it is an opportune time to assist the marketplace in enhancing transparency on behalf of underlying investor clients.”

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About TMC Bonds

TMC is a leading fixed income marketplace based in New York City. TMC is responsible for 31.2% of all inter-dealer municipal trading as per the most recent MSRB statistics (3). Beyond Municipals, the firm offers extensive taxable markets including Agencies, CDs, CMOs, Corporate Bonds, MBS Pools, MTNs, Structured Products, and Treasuries. TMC recently launched its negotiated municipal multi-dealer underwriting application (4)—the forward calendar of which is available on our home page. TMC is majority owned by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi Global Markets, Assured Guaranty, and Morgan Stanley. For more information, visit www.tmcbonds.com.

About Lumesis

Lumesis is a cloud-based financial technology company dedicated to delivering powerful technology to the Municipal Marketplace. Lumesis has three products in its DIVER solution offering. DIVER Advisor is a comprehensive information delivery and compliance solution serving Financial Advisor networks. It is designed to improve customer satisfaction, while protecting the firm through a robust compliance infrastructure. DIVER Analytics is a suite of powerful analytical and visualization tools serving Credit Analysts, Portfolio Managers and Risk Managers. DIVER Data Services matches user data and information needs with comprehensive data, analytical and delivery expertise. To learn more about Lumesis, please visit www.lumesis.com or contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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1 http://www.msrb.org/Rules-and-Interpretations/SEC-Filings/~/media/Files/SEC-Filings/2013/MSRB-2013-07.ashx 2 http://www.finra.org/Industry/Regulation/Notices/2010/P1221133 Based upon August 2013 MSRB supplied statistics—TMC’s share of all Dealer-to-Dealer executions.
4 https://www2.themunicenter.com/918003.PDF.

Spencer Gifts, LLC Selects Agilence for Exception Reporting

Retail 20/20™ exception reporting solution to provide visibility to all Spencer Gifts and Spirit Halloween locations

 MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, September 10, 2013 – Agilence, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based exception reporting solutions, today announced that Spencer Gifts, LLC will deploy Retail 20/20 exception-based reporting to replace NaviStor® which has reached end-of-life. Spencer’s evaluated multiple software solutions before choosing Retail 20/20.  Spencer Gifts, LLC operates over 600 permanent Spencer Gifts locations and over 1000 seasonal Spirit Halloween locations.

“After evaluating multiple solutions, Agilence was the only company that was able to handle our unique environment and offer the flexibility to expand to meet the demands of our 1000 additional seasonal locations,” said Scott Terrell, Divisional VP of Asset and Risk Management, Spencer Gifts, LLC.  “The ability for any user to build complex reports and dashboards will unlock the power of the data we have been collecting and give us near real-time visibility into our store operations.”

“Retailers using Retail 20/20 in-house or as a SaaS solution are seeing dramatic improvements in store operations and a significant reduction of losses,” said Russ Hawkins, CEO, Agilence, Inc.  “We are pleased that Spencer Gifts, LLC recognizes the power that our application can deliver.”

About Agilence

) is the industry leader in next-generation exception-based reporting solutions for retail loss prevention and operations.  Agilence develops Retail 20/20™, a highly flexible and powerful, cloud-based reporting solution that provides visibility into daily store operations to reduce fraud and operational inefficiencies.  Retail 20/20 provides users with a complete view of their business, empowering them to make informed decisions faster, to increase efficiency and improve profit margins across the enterprise.  Founded in 2006, Agilence, Inc. is headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ. To learn more about Agilence, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 856-366-1200.

 

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TicketLeap Launches New IOS Ticketing Platform

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- TicketLeap, powering a do-it-yourself ticketing platform, announced its new app for event creators, available now in the App Store. With a complete redesign and key added features, the app makes it easy to check-in ticket holders and sell tickets onsite with a quick swipe of a credit card.

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"Until now, to sell tickets at the door, an event creator's best choice was to fit a square peg in a round hole," said TicketLeap President Tim Raybould. "This app is designed specifically for ticket sales and registration and for those who love throwing events."

In advance of this release, TicketLeap announced new pricing that eliminates per ticket fees for onsite sales while reducing the credit card processing charge to a flat 3%. Along with its visual and pricing makeover, TicketLeap for iOS boasts super quick ticket scanning, real-time attendee lists, credit card processing, and printer and cash drawer compatibility.

TicketLeap gives both first-time event creators and established organizations the tools to create a shared, memorable experience for others, regardless of the type or size of the event.

TicketLeap for iOS is available for free download in the App Store today. To learn more, please visit www.ticketleap.com/ios, or follow TicketLeap on Twitter for news, updates, and the occasional GIF.

ABOUT TICKETLEAP

TicketLeap is a do-it-yourself system for ticketing and event registration that showcases your event online in the best possible light.Sell tickets quickly, track sales in real-time and get people talking about your event from one unified system. TicketLeap enables event-goers to connect with one another and buy tickets to your event with ease. Here's to great experiences!

Media Contact: Chris Karnes, TicketLeap, (215) 525-1300 x 120,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Savana Launches Financial Industry Product Suite

                                                       EXPLOSIVE DEMAND FOR BANKING BPM SOLUTIONS FUELS

                                                                         NEW SOFTWARE SUITE FROM SAVANA

Savana releases nGage application to provide financial institutions with true insight into what people really want from their banks.

BERWYN, PA – May 13, 2013 - Savana announced today that its new nGage™ suite is featured at this week’s FIS Client Conference 2013 in Milwaukee. FIS is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies and the first client to implement the nGage™ software solution.

Savana’s module-based nGage™ solution gives financial institutions a better way to talk to their customers – by aggregating all customer interactions into a unified display, and then providing the tools needed to make sound decisions based on actionable behavioral metrics.  This institutional memory brings the customer, instead of the account, to the forefront of the relationship.

There are three things that financial services customers always want – speedy transactions, consistent information from every contact point, and friendly professionals willing to help them understand the best choices for their own financial needs.

The nGage™ suite of customer interaction solutions from Savana helps financial institutions deliver these key demands faster, and more efficiently than would be possible using traditional methods. Even if organizations are set up to capture information about how people are interacting with their company, this information is often spread across multiple systems that do not interact with each other.

Savana has developed a way to swiftly solve these issues for financial services companies. For example when a customer visits a web page, makes an online request, responds to a campaign, calls the customer service center, or visits a branch office – all this information is recorded into a common database, which can then be easily utilized and leveraged at every organizational level and customer contact point.

“Our software solution was designed to optimize customer relationships across every channel.  nGage™ increases operational efficiency by streamlining processes and identifying opportunities for cross-sell.  Now we can help financial institutions understand what their customers really want – before they even know they want it,” said Michael Sanchez, CEO, Savana.

About Savana

Savana Inc. is a leading BPM software solutions provider specializing in the retail and mortgage banking industries. Savana delivers business process automation solutions that solve complex process challenges for clients – to deliver new revenue opportunities, cost savings, and risk mitigation solutions.

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