Salmon Software

Irish-owned Salmon Software has won a contract to implement a new treasury management system at Kelda Group, parent company of Yorkshire Water, which provides water and sewerage services to nearly five million people and 130,000 businesses. According to Christopher Elliff, cash and banking manager, Kelda Group, the company wanted to replace an aging TMS to manage critical transactions across the business, including visibility of short term loans and deposits, long term debt and index linked derivatives and other instruments. Following a pre-selection process the Kelda Group reviewed six TMS solutions. “We selected Salmon Software because they had the best package for our requirements combined with a competitive price,” said Elliff.…

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ResMed Inc has announced the launch of the first product in Japan using technology developed by its BiancaMed division headquartered at University College Dublin (UCD). The product, launched by BiancaMed partner Omron Healthcare, is a new wireless sleep monitoring device. The Omron Sleep Design HSL-101 uses BiancaMed technology to offer wireless, non-contact sleep monitoring, which in turn connects to healthcare support services in Japan. The device is part of a new ‘All for Healthcare’ strategy by Omron. To use the Omron Sleep Design HSL-101, a patient places the device beside the bed. With the non-contact sensing technology it measures sleep throughout the night and can report key sleep quality metrics,…

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Scaling the Heights. Irish Success Stories - Sensorpro

Sensorpro Chris Byrne Limerick-based software company Sensorpro has signed a global partnership agreement with Danish headquartered firm Sitecore, which has significant operations in the US. The reciprocal arrangement will involve Sensorpro’s messaging and feedback platform being offered to Sitecore customers, and Sitecore’s content management system – which allows for the intelligent delivery of highly personalized content for every website visit – being offered to Sensorpro’s customer base. Founded 12 years ago by Christopher Byrne, Sensorpro has over 10,000 customers globally and employs 11 people in Limerick. Irish users of the Sensorpro platform include An Post, Arnotts and Motortax.ie, and it counts global brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Kraft and…

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Ivanka Trump Angela Merkel

Ivanka Trump has taken on an official job as assistant to the President of the United States, for her father, Donald Trump. Even though she has publicly stated she won’t take a salary, ethics experts have said she would have to be extremely careful in trade negotiations with countries that export clothing for her label. Just has her husband Jared has a seemingly endless list of priorities and responsibilities, Ivanka’s role is equally as “unknown.” She has been called “assistant to the President” and has shown up for meetings with foreign leaders with no prior experience or official title to be present at such meetings. Ethics experts are concerned because…

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Dublin headquartered mobile marketing business Brandtone has signed a new agreement with Unilever that will mean its consumer engagement platform is to be deployed in Thailand, Vietnam and The Philippines reaching millions of customers. Building on an existing global partnership between the two parties, the two parties first began working together in the South East Asian region last year. Since then, Brandtone’s work with Unilever has seen its promotional campaigns for Sunlight and Magnum in Indonesia become among its most successful mobile engagements to date, according to the Irish firm. Donald Fitzmaurice, CEO, Brandtone, said: “When we announced our expansion into Indonesia almost a year ago, even we could not…

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Dublin headquartered travel-technology platform CarTrawler is acquiring Finnish technology and services company Cabforce, which is a provider of taxi booking solutions, for an undisclosed amount. With a unified service at over 200 locations in 54 countries Cabforce is “the industry benchmark”, powering millions of business trips each year, according to CarTrawler. “CarTrawler already has the most comprehensive range of car rental available online,” said CarTrawler CEO Mike McGearty. “Now with the addition of Cabforce content and specialist expertise to our existing portfolio of ground transportation products, we will significantly enhance the level of service, product range and availability for customers.” “This acquisition will strengthen CarTrawler as a world leading ground…

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Chief executive and co-founder of Irish tech start-up Trustev Pat Phelan describes the past year or so since he moved to the New York to oversee the company’s US expansion as a “whirlwind” and it’s hardly surprising. Trustev is a software platform with new technology that can analyse accurately in real time which buyers are fraudulent. The impact for companies that deploy it is dramatically reduced fraud and increased sales. Phelan started the company in Cork in 2012 where it currently employs 20 people. Since launching Trustev has set up an office in New York, grown to multi-million dollar annual revenues and secured large customers such as global information solutions…

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Mallow-based EPS today announced plans for a new €3m design and manufacturing centre of excellence that will create 50 new high-skilled jobs. EPS is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland. Founded in December 1968 and with 340 employees throughout Ireland, UK and Middle East, EPS provides water and wastewater treatment solutions. The new facility is subject to a planning application with Cork County Council and if that’s successful, the company intends to begin construction in the summer, with an expected completion time of 12 months. The construction process will create 35 construction jobs. “The proposed expansion is the next necessary step in the development of…

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Sláinte Healthcare said today that it has won a contract with Bendigo Health, a 653-bed teaching hospital in Regional Victoria that conducts more than 300,000 treatments a year. The contract will see Sláinte Healthcare implementing its Vitro software as the digital medical record within the new US$630m hospital development and will pave the way for a paperless hospital in Bendigo in less than 12 months. It’s the company’s fourth contract win in Australia and follows the establishment of paperless hospitals at Calvary Health Care and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Centre in New South Wales. To date, Sláinte Healthcare has partnered with and implemented its software in more than 53 hospitals…

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The three Irish siblings behind tech start-up Trakax got to ring the Nasdaq stock market opening bell in New York’s Time Square yesterday, 24 March. Catriona, Cormac and Colm Barry are among the team involved in running the video editing platform and won this honour as part of the Start-Up Village Pitch Competition sponsored by Nasdaq and Enterprise Ireland Pitching at SXSW in Austin. Having started off in the basement of their parents’ home in Rathmines, Dublin, Trakax has reached a point where the former president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America Dale Sohn have joined its executive leadership team and board. Sohn was president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications…

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