Royal Bank of Scotland selects SmartCo for centralized Securities Reference and Price Data Management

SmartCo, a leading provider of Enterprise Data Management software solutions for the financial industry, is pleased to announce that the Royal Bank of Scotland Global Banking & Markets (GBM) has gone live with its innovative data management software solution, SmartCo DataHub.

GBM intends to use SmartCo DataHub to centralize and manage all the security reference data and end of day prices for the benefit of all departments of the bank.The data management processes are handled 24/7, with a central data management team split in different European and Asian cities and ensuring the highest level of Data Quality. Among other objectives, this project will help RBS reduce its consumption of reference data; have an overall better data quality and pricing data sourcing; aquire a higher STP rate and monitor the quality of trades; and  finally improve the accuracy of instrument to issuer mappings. All of this, can be achieved via SmartCo’s reliable, scalable and open IT platform.

Following a period of extensive market and competitor review, as well as eight weeks of proofing the concept, GBM selected SmartCo DataHub for its flexibility, robustness, ease of use and ability to easily grow with the organization as the business requirements and constraints constantly change.

Delivering out of the box connectivity coupled with an adaptable data model, SmartCo was able to accelerate implementation and add value where legacy vendors have traditionally struggled.  After a 16-week implementation, the first scope of the project focusing on Fixed Income Instruments, has now been completed and SmartCo DataHub has gone live. The high level of flexibility provided by SmartCo DataHub will also enable RBS teams in Europe and Asia to easily add and manage new data scopes in this central repository within the coming months.  “We are very excited about the SmartCo solution and the fast project implementation. The ability to configure in house, rather than rely on vendor developments, means we are able to roll-out the solution incrementally to provide short-term benefits, and also build the foundation of RBS’s long-term strategic tool. The product is also intuitive and we already have a strong team both onshore and offshore able to implement new products and features. We specifically wanted to avoid a long-term and expensive vendor relationship and the SmartCo product has given us that opportunity.” says Jason McCallion, RBS Programme Manager.

“Our product is used by some of the largest sell-side and buy-side institutions. We are particularly proud that RBS, one of the leading global players in the financial markets selected us for this international project. RBS gave us the opportunity to show during a proof of concept how our innovative approach to enterprise data management could bring great additional benefits to their projects” says Pascal Mougin, CEO of SmartCo.

With offices in Paris and Boston, and strategic partners globally, SmartCo is continuously growing internationally. Pascal Mougin commented “When the markets present so much uncertainty, a solution able to address very quickly any present and future data management needs will be preferred to in house specific developments or other software solutions often based on already obsolete platform that are very expensive to evolve and maintain”.

About SmartCo:

Since 2004, SmartCo has helped financial institutions of all sizes to optimize their data management capabilities with a state-of-the-art software solution, SmartCo DataHub.  SmartCo is a fast growing and dynamic company with its main headquarter in Paris, a North American headquarter in Boston, and consulting and integration partners in several North American and European cities.

Innovation and flexibility is our motto: In addition to the centralization of securities and counterparties reference and market data and the ability to fully cover the operational data needs for any financial institution, SmartCo DataHub allows its clients’ core data management to seamlessly evolve with their business and market needs without any constraints from the software vendor.

For additional information about SmartCo, go to http://www.smartco.com or email us at info@smartco.com

Machines 4 Cleaning – Top Products For Low, Low Prices!

Machines 4 Cleaning have done it again, new products at unbeatable prices, offering one of the widest selections of cleaning machines you will currently find on the market.

Gloucestershire, UK, October 28, 2010 — Machines 4 Cleaning have done it again… new products at unbeatable prices, offering one of the widest selections of cleaning machines you will currently find on the market. This Gloucestershire based company will blow you away with their low prices and superb customer service, so its time to pick up the phone and give them a try, you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Check out some of these amazing deals below –

Prochem ‘Comet’ Self-Contained Power Brush Extractor – The Comet is a new low cost, self-contained carpet extraction cleaner with powerful brush agitation to clean carpets. The Comet is a new low cost, self-contained carpet extraction cleaner with powerful brush agitation to clean carpets. It weighs only 18 kilos so it’s light enough for anyone to handle, plus the compact body design and fold-down handle make it easy to transport and store.

Numatic Twintec Mains Cable TT3450S Scrubber Dryer ( http://www.machines4cleaning.co.uk ) – Yes, the first really practical, simple to use, combination machine. Built on a full stainless steel chassis that will revolutionize your whole thinking in terms of cost effective hard floor cleaning.

Craftex ‘Grace’ 5020 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner ( http://www.machines4cleaning.co.uk ) – Professional injection-extraction machine for fast cleaning of large areas of carpet and upholstery. The Grace 5020 has two vacuum motors so the extraction power is much greater than on lower specification machines and this will increase your speed in carpet cleaning. Ideal for large areas of carpet cleaning as it has a 70L tank capacity.

Karcher HDS 12/18-4S (415V) Hot, Cold & Steam Pressure Washer ( http://www.machines4cleaning.co.uk ) – Our new medium and super class hot water high-pressure cleaners not only do a first-class job of cleaning, they are also extremely rugged and simple to operate. Our new medium and super class hot water high-pressure cleaners not only do a first-class job of cleaning, they are also extremely rugged and simple to operate.

Machines 4 Cleaning ( http://www.machines4cleaning.co.uk ) carry hundreds of products ready for shipping immediately, so you can rest assured that when you place your order with this leading company then it will be winging its way to you with speed.

You will struggle to find such a quality selection of brand name products within the cleaning equipment market, especially at these competitive prices anywhere else, meaning that when you place your order you will have complete satisfaction in not only the product but also the price.

If you need further assistance or just need to place your order then drop them a line on 01452 731630 or visit their ecommerce fully equipped website http://www.machines4cleaning.co.uk/ to make your order!

Press & Media Contact:
Ian Carter
G.P. Cleaners T/A Machines 4 Cleaning
Unit F3, Innsworth Technology Park
Innsworth Lane, Gloucester
Gloucestershire, GL3 1DL UK
Tel: 01452 – 731630
Fax: 01452 – 739212
m4c@clearwebservices.com
http://www.machines4cleaning.co.uk

Organic Coconut Oil Your Best Friend

The health benefits of extra virgin organic coconut oil is a great way to look and feel your very best. It can be used for a variety of things you need in your life. You can get rid of costly products and avoid side effects. The organic nature of it means you won’t have to deal with any ingredients that aren’t good for you either.

Many people with serious skin problems including psoriasis have been able to benefit from coconut oil for skin. The deep layers of skin are reached when you use coconut oil. As a result your skin starts to repair itself from the inside out. The moisture will be retained too so you can say goodbye to dry skin once and for all.

If you want smooth skin you should use coconut oil as it will help to exfoliate the damaged and dead skin cells. What remains is soft and silky with a very pretty tone and color to it. Should you be seeing fine lines and wrinkles on your body the use of coconut oil can help to make them disappear.

We do lots of damage to our hair from the wind, the sun, coloring it, and styling. Coconut oil for hair though leaves it soft and manageable. It can also help to stop the itchiness and dryness of the scalp. That can often be the result of harsh chemicals found in most shampoos. The nutrients in coconut oil will also help your hair to grow faster and to have a lovely shine to it. If anyone in your household gets lice this can also help to kill the eggs and the adults quickly.

When it comes to your diet, you should use coconut oil for cooking due to the nutritional benefits. You can enjoy delicious tasting foods but without using lots of fats. The foods you prepare will taste amazing too so you will want to continue to use it for all of your cooking needs. If you are interested in eating healthy but also enjoying your food then coconut oil is the way to make it happen.

Coconut Oil UK
PO Box 11045
Solihull
B90 1ZD
+44 871 666 1355
http://www.coconut-oil-uk.com

McDonald’s picks iMarketing Advantage, Planman Marcom for its digital duties

In a bid to tap consumers online and make itself more accessible, McDonald’s India has zeroed in on iMarketing Advantage and Planman Marcom to handle its digital duties. The win comes in the wake of a multi-agency pitch, which also saw the Participation of Techriti Software and iStrat in the final stages for the business.

Speaking to exchange4media, Rajesh Kumar Maini, General Manager, Corporate Communications, McDonald’s India, said, “We really liked the whole approach of iMarketing Advantage and Planman Marcom. They showed us possibilities of ideas that we had in our mind. We wanted them to educate us technically and show us depth of their knowledge and we saw that they could comprehend the project well. All the agencies were good, but we wanted to go for the best.”

The company has plans to revamp www.mcdonalds.net, its website for the North-Eastern region.

On the brand’s strategy in the digital space, Maini divulged, “We were constantly getting requests from our consumers for our digital presence. We mapped these responses and figured out the strategy. We want a website that has every possible information on and around the brand. Be it for the McDonald’s joint in Noida or any other place, we want to put specifications and services offered at that particular outlet.”

When asked if the brand was looking to get into e-commerce, Maini promptly replied, “Yes. We will be beginning with the work in another 45-60 days and put the new website for testing thereon. Eventually, we will launch the web ordering system by the second half of January next year.”

He further said that the new website would sport a new look and feel with exciting yet simple user interface for users.Contrary to existing trend of launching a new website with integrated social networking tools, McDonald’s India has kept its social media plans on hold. Maini remarked, “Unless the web is optimized for us, we would not enter that space for the heck of it. We are looking at the kind of team requirement for this particular aspect of online space as we would want a dedicated lot for it. Right now, it is very nice for us there.”

While some of the other FMCG brands like Pizza Hut are evidently active in the social media and have even called for a social media pitch in the past, McDonald’s is very clear on taking control of social media content and forming a specialized team for it.

“We are hesitant to give social media to a third party, and if at all we do, they should understand the brand in and out,” he concluded.

WideWorld Magazine Announces Its 15 Hottest Buys This Winter

WideWorld’s perfect guide to the best winter gear. “Buy now and avoid the seasonal scrum,” says Gabrielle Nathan.

London, UK, October 27, 2010 — As the evenings draw in and the temperature starts to drop, it’s time to think of the best way to dress for warmth and style, as well as how to keep adventurous and outdoors-types entertained during long winters’ nights. Accordingly WideWorld has published its 15 hottest buys, so that readers can order early and avoid disappointment.

The list includes a top to tail guide to dressing for the weather: With a distinctly feminine slant (but not exclusively), WideWorld’s best to meet the cold includes boots, socks, parkas and headwear. All picked to keep the reader warm as toast and dry for the winter season.

WideWorld also picks the best tech and sports equipment to help the reader to make choices for skiing and staying fit, keep informed and also carry a veritable library about. WideWorld’s 2010 Winter gear guide, by Gabrielle Nathan is available free online today at http://www.wideworldmag.com/features/2010-winter-gear-guide.

About WideWorld Magazine:
Established in May 2009, WideWorld is a leading online magazine focused on adventure travel, extreme sports, incredible real-life expeditions and breathtaking experiences. Rubbing shoulders with living legends like Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Bear Grylls, and reporting from the ocean depths to the highest peak, WideWorld is a must-see portal to adventure that reaches thousands of readers every week.

WideWorld magazine is owned by media start-up Outlaw Publishing and run by respected travel journalists and award-winning designers. WideWorld is proud to work alongside Wardour & Oxford.
http://www.wideworldmag.com

Press & Media Contact:
Damien Wells, Director
SPA Communications Limited
London, UK
+44 (0) 7900 302102
dwells@spacomms.co.uk
http://www.spacomms.co.uk

Nandan Exim Net Profit Up By 47.50% & Gross Income Up by 31.52% for Quarter Ended Sept 2010

Nandan Exim Ltd, part of the 40 year old Chiripal Group and one of the fastest growing denim manufacturing companies in India, has registered a 31% higher sales turnover of Rs 112.87 cr for the quarter ended Sept 2010.

Mumbai, India, October 28, 2010 — Nandan Exim Ltd [NSE: NANDAN], part of the 40 year old Chiripal Group and one of the fastest growing denim manufacturing companies in India, has registered a 31% higher sales turnover of Rs 112.87 cr for the quarter ended Sept 2010 as against a turnover of Rs 85.82 crore for the corresponding period previous year. At net level the profit rose 47.47% to Rs. 4.38 crore in the quarter ended September 2010 as against Rs. 2.97 crore during the previous quarter ended.

The company is one of the top 5 producers of Denim in India. The ultra-modern plant of Nandan Exim Limited, located at Ahmedabad Gujarat; employs the latest technology and has the infrastructure and installed capacity to produce 40 million meters of denim per year. The products manufactured by Nandan are primarily intended for sufficing the needs of the leading customers of the country and exports to the developed markets of the West and South East Asia, Europe & America.

Chiripal Group:
Established in the year 1972, Chiripal Group of Companies ( http://www.chiripalgroup.com ) has become one of the leading integrated textile house manufacturing fibre to fabrics under one roof in the country. Today, Chiripal Group is one of the most respected industrial conglomerates in India with a turnover of about Rs. 1200 crore. http://www.chiripalgroup.com/

Press & Media Contact:
Mitesh M Kapadia
Sentinel Public Relations Pvt Ltd / Sentinel Advertising Services
B-603, Samajdeep, Near Bhanu Park/Seasons Restaurant
Adukia Road, Off S V Road
Kandivli (W), Mumbai 400 067 India
Mob: +91 98205 03876
Tel: (022) 28625131/32
Fax: (022) 28625133
mitesh@publicrelationindia.com
http://www.publicrelationindia.com

Need A Cleaning Machine That Works And Is Affordable? Machines 4 Cleaning Have It Covered

From cleaning your living room carpet to taking care of a widely used factory floor, Machines 4 Cleaning have a massive range of stock and one of the widest selections of products you will find.

Gloucestershire, UK, October 27, 2010 — A machine that cleans well can be expensive, but a machine that cleans really well can break the bank, unless you head over to Gloucestershire based Machines 4 Cleaning, who have hundreds of cleaning machine products ready to leave their warehouse and head straight to your office, factory or home.

From cleaning your living room carpet to taking care of a widely used factory floor, Machines 4 Cleaning ( http://www.machines4cleaning.co.uk ) have a massive range of stock and one of the widest selections of products you will find. They have every angle covered, from the trusted home favourite Henry right the way to some of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced floor sweepers, you will find it all on one website or at the other end of a phone by ringing one of their specialist cleaning experts.

Although they offer a wide range of branded cleaning machines and equipment, their main manufacturer list includes:

* Craftex
* Interpump
* Karcher
* Numatic
* Prochem

When you order a product from Machines 4 Cleaning, ( http://www.machines4cleaning.co.uk ) not only do you benefit from the knowledge you are purchasing a reliable and durable product, but you will also be taking advantage of some of the lowest priced cleaning machines currently on the market. Their prices are some of the lowest that you will find, which means you will have no worries from the moment you order your new product right the way through to using it for the first time.

You will also find a wide range of discount products, available at time limited prices so its worth joining their mailing list and keeping in touch with new products and products that are on offer, as you do not want to miss out on a bargain.

If you need further assistance or just need to place your order then you can phone their specialist advisors on 01452 731630 or visit their ecommerce fully equipped website http://www.machines4cleaning.co.uk/ to make your order and buy online!

Press & Media Contact:
Ian Carter
G.P. Cleaners T/A Machines 4 Cleaning
Unit F3, Innsworth Technology Park
Innsworth Lane, Gloucester
Gloucestershire, GL3 1DL UK
Tel: 01452 – 731630
Fax: 01452 – 739212
m4c@clearwebservices.com
http://www.machines4cleaning.co.uk

Mom’s Mission is to Develop Kind and Confident Children

The Halo Publishing author is scheduling presentations at schools, libraries and bookstores to help children understand the importance of having values such as courtesy, empathy and respect.

Valley View, OH, October 27, 2010 — Mom Nicki Donley is on a mission to help children feel confident in social situations. Inspired by conversations with her seven year old triplets, Ava, Lily and Grace; Donley wrote Cool Conduct, 100 Ways To Make A Positive Impression. The Halo Publishing author is scheduling presentations at schools, libraries and bookstores to help children understand the importance of having values such as courtesy, empathy and respect.

“I believe unbecoming conduct can hold a child back both personally and academically from reaching their potential.”

“My philosophy is that a child’s conduct should make them and those around them feel good and confident, not upset or embarrassed.”

Cool Conduct is a fun and educational question and answer book that identifies manners, etiquette and safety. The book is designed to encourage discussions of appropriate behaviors that develop respectful children. Donley said recent reports of increased bullying, particularly cyber bullying, make the book quite timely.

Topics include social, outdoor, electronic and school etiquette, respecting belongings, safety, verbal and non-verbal communication, table manners, healthy habits, public places, and acts of kindness. Donley also created a “Cool Conduct Pledge,” in which children promise to be kind and respectful to themselves and others.

“Children are reminded there is no reason to treat others with disrespect and to be comfortable with who they are and what they want to become,” Donley said.

Donley grew up in Parma, Ohio, where she attended St. Charles Catholic elementary school and Holy Name High School. After graduating in 1990, Donley attended Kent State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Communications. She has been married to Chad Donley for 13 years. The family resides in Twinsburg, Ohio.

Donley is working on another book to help children accept and love themselves, just as they are. In addition to writing books, Donley is the owner of “Move Over Cards,” a stationery company that offers environmentally friendly gift enclosures. An avid recycler, Move Over Cards designs products from recycled paper and uses no wasteful envelopes.

Their philosophy is “Be Good to the Earth”

To order Cool Conduct, 100 Ways to Make a Positive Impression, visit Halo Publishing International at http://www.halopublishing.com. To schedule an author visit contact Nicki Donley at http://www.nickidonley.com.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
5549 Canal Road
Valley View, OH 44125
216-255-6756
lisaumina@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Debt Collection – the Hidden Cash Flow Solution for SME’s – Professional Debt Collection An Essential Strategy

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 27 Oct 2010 When business owners think of meeting cash flow requirements in their businesses they typically think of two things – borrowing more money and putting more equity in the businesses. These are the traditional sources of business capital.

Most business owners and financial managers don’t realize it but one of the most powerful and cheapest ways of enhancing working capital and cash flow is to reduce their outstanding debtors. This can realistically be achieved through good management and following strict policies in the company.

Some of the policy items would include proper credit checks on every new debtor, and good trade terms that protects their businesses properly.

But very important is the policy on delinquent or slow paying debtors. Such a policy should definitely include referring such debt to a debt collection agency. There is no question that a collection agency typically achieves much better results for a business compared to an in-house effort. And Debt Collection Queensland (DCQ) does this professionally with great results, even offering a guarantee. The guarantee is based on the no win no fee concept. Debt Collection Queensland will at their cost send letters, faxes, emails, make follow up calls, negotiate settlement and payment terms – and only if the debtor pays, will they retain a professional fee for their services.

Debt Collection QLD have helped many businesses, from small, to medium and large corporate clients, improve their cash flow through getting poor paying debtors to pay up – debt recovery at its professional best.

About Debt Collection Queensland:

This company is a leading commercial debt recovery specialist, based in Brisbane, Australia. It serves small, medium and large businesses in various industries, assisting those businesses to quickly and efficiently recover outstanding business debt. It has a reputation in Australia for excellent customer service.

Contact:
Jos Basson, (JD, BBusMan)
Managing Director
Debt Collection Queensland Pty Ltd
1300 440 149
http://www.debtcollectionqld.com.au

AUSIB and American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) sign MoU

September 2, 2010, Washington D.C.:

The Alliance for U.S. India Business (AUSIB) and American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on August 31, 2010. The two will initially partner for the upcoming Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) 2010 to be held in October in Delhi, India.

ACORE is non-profit organization that works to bring renewable energy, in all its forms, into the mainstream of American economy and lifestyle. With a focus on trade, finance and policy, ACORE is dedicated to building a sustainable and independent energy future for the U.S.

Sanjay Puri, AUSIB Chairman said, “We look forward to working with ACORE to build outreach to Indian companies in the renewable energy market, particularly during DIREC 2010. We are sure this will be the start of a rewarding partnership for both organizations.”

For more information about ACORE visit http://www.acore.org/front

About AUSIB:

The Alliance for U.S. India Business (AUSIB) is a leading non-profit trade association that offers a pathway to help your business succeed in the United States and India. AUSIB seeks to augment investment flows and trade between the U.S. and India and open new channels of communication between business and government leaders. For more information please visit http://www.ausib.org/