Ergometrics & Applied Personnel Research, Inc. Releases Connect™ Video Simulation Customer Service Exam

Ergometrics, the leader in the development and delivery of video-based simulations for pre-employment and promotional applicant testing, announced that it has released Connect, the newest, most comprehensive testing product for candidates applying for customer service positions.

Connect requires applicants to analyze situations and make quick judgments about how to respond. Containing 49 questions, Connect is a video-based simulation test which shows typical phone and in-person scenarios modern customer service representatives face on the job. The Connect Video Test includes questions presented as simulations that require multi-tasking skills, including interpreting customer account information while communicating effectively with customers.

"Filmed in High Definition, Connect is a highly realistic, professional video-based job simulation test, focusing on the decision-making and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in positions requiring a customer service aptitude. The tests are designed to help organizations identify candidates who have the potential to become strong multitaskers and team players, demonstrating integrity, patience, courtesy and effective communication skills. I'm excited for our customers to use this exam, and to use the exam for our own future selection purposes," said Ergometrics President, Carl Swander, Ph.D.

About Ergometrics

Ergometrics is a human resource management firm specializing in personnel selection and training. Established in 1981, Ergometrics has designed the most comprehensive, award-winning video testing and job simulation testing programs in the nation, providing personnel testing services for over 1800 clients in the United States and Canada. Forty-three of the fifty largest cities in the U.S. use Ergometrics testing products, as do most state governments and hundreds of local entities and smaller organizations.

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Vice President

Redd Remedies Upgrades from NetSuite to aACE 5

aACE Software, the Accounting-CRM-
ERP provider featured on and, announces their latest client's successful transition from NetSuite.

Recommended by Vital Planet, another midsize nutrition company and aACE client of over two years, aACE was endorsed as the solution to typical problems with NetSuite: un-intuitive design, labor-intensive reports, and disproportionate costs. Redd Remedies investigated the notable benefits that aACE offers, then decided this new provider was a much better match. They moved forward to deploy aACE 5 on an aggressive timeline. In only two months, they were able to go-live, enjoying a seamless transition to the FileMaker-based, cross-platform business management suite.

Redd Remedies Founder and CEO Dan Chapman says, "We have been able to reduce order entry errors, minimize order approval due to built-in double checks and accuracy of promotions/campaigns, and drastically improve our ship time from order entry to out-the-door. aACE is already helping us save hundreds of labor-hours each month."

aACE Software CEO Michael Bethuy says, "Redd Remedies is a great example of the SMEs that aACE 5 is designed to accelerate. We offer a compelling alternative for businesses dependent on browser-based solutions like NetSuite, open-source solutions like xTuple, or client/server solutions like QuickBooks, Dynamics, and Sage."

aACE was able to accommodate a majority of Redd Remedies' needs right out of the box. The remaining needs represented in-house expertise they had acquired after many years in business, and aACE's easy customization allowed them to codify those learnings to maximize their competitive advantage.

To read more about Redd Remedies, visit their company site. To read more about their aACE implementation, read the success story.

To learn more about aACE functionality for accounting, CRM, ERP, inventory, order management, production, shipping & receiving, calendar & scheduling, third-party integrations, and mobile apps, visit our company website.

About aACE Software

In 2002, the aACE Software founding team came together while developing a business software package that was robust yet appealing for one of midtown Manhattan's premier creative agencies. As they expanded to create new tools for additional clients, the team organized as Avant Garde Information Solutions, LLC (dba aACE Software). They gradually crafted a compelling product, envisioned as a comprehensive yet affordable ERP solution for small businesses. After 15 years of close collaboration with clients from many industries, that initial product has evolved into a software suite designed around the end-user. The newly released aACE 5 suite is artisan software, which our clients describe as a delight to deploy and a pleasure to use. It is powerful enough to seamlessly support sales, operations, and accounting teams, yet is also flexible, affordable, and elegant. aACE v.5 realizes the team's vision of Art in ERP.

Michael Bethuy

Gerdau selects OMS+ From DataXstream

DataXstream (
, the designer and seller of OMS+, a fully integrated Order Management solution, announced today that Gerdau has selected DataXstream's OMS+ application for its sales operations. The solution extends the SAP® ERP application and provides traditional and advanced order management capabilities. Built on the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform, DataXstream's OMS+ application deploys easily through SAP's Cloud Platform technology and features real time inventory visibility across the supply chain. DataXstream's solution helps organizations leverage live reporting of their business activities – an invaluable benefit for operations and management reporting.

"Service is one of the main pillars of Gerdau's value proposition. We continually strive to provide a higher level of service and solutions - and we accomplish this with the enhanced sales order system," said Rob Thompson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "This solution will enable Gerdau to be more proactive in not only addressing challenges, but helping to avoid them altogether."

"Of the many benefits of the DataXstream tool, employees will enjoy its ease of use, flexibility and access to real time information. Our people will be more productive and deliver value faster and more effectively to our customers."

DataXstream's OMS+ application for SAP® ERP provides complete back office connectivity as well as comprehensive functionality for sales locations such as support for sales and complex pricing. The system also supports better customer service through increased visibility to customer history and product availability, which is a common need in long steel environments.

"A key consideration for Gerdau when selecting DataXstream's OMS+ solution is that it extends their existing SAP ERP application environment and it integrates seamlessly with SAP ERP." – DataXstream's Tim Yates, Chief Architect for DataXstream

About Gerdau -

Gerdau is a leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special steel in the world. In Brazil, it also produces flat steel and iron ore, activities that are expanding its product mix and boosting its competitiveness. It is also the largest recycler in Latin America and around the world it transforms each year millions of tons of scrap into steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. Gerdau's shares are listed on the São Paulo, New York and Madrid stock exchanges.

About DataXstream -

DataXstream creates exciting products that extend the capability of your company's SAP footprint. Our products exist to improve top and bottom line revenue. As a SAP PartnerEdge member, our innovative order management solution OMS+ delivers increased value to both B2B and B2C customers. Let DataXstream unlock the power of SAP for your organization and guide you to a more simplified approach. Visit for more information or to request a demo of OMS+

SAP, SAP NetWeaver, and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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Terry Sacka Explains What China & Russia's Currency Agreement Means to Americans

The show opened with Mr. Sacka explaining how China is hoarding gold to support an alliance made with Russia where their central banks are coordinating currency exchanges backed by gold.

He opened with, "China and Russia have created a mirror financial system. As we have The International Monetary Fund (IMF) of the West, you have the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) of the East. As you have the World Bank of the West, they have the New Development Bank of the East."

In explaining what this means to Americans, "They have coordinated to mirror our system for the fall of the U.S. Dollar and the Eurasian influence of the BRIC Nations. This sets the stage for an international interbank money transfer show-down. The East is beginning to set up a foundation to dominate global finance and trade."

His full comments can be seen in the video below:

Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) represent the idea that by 2050, China and India will become the world's dominant suppliers of manufactured goods and services. Due to lower labor and production costs, many companies see BRIC as a source of foreign expansion opportunity, and promising investable economies.

Dr. Vance brought up the fact that the stock market is at record highs as Mr. Sacka explained that mainstream media is not telling the public who's selling, shorting, and what the real P/E ratio is on the companies that move the market.

Mr. Sacka, who is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist, has also held a Series 3, Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65, explained, "All you hear is the dollar is strong, get in, but those that know are getting out and shorting and only those that don't know are those going in. In this curve and cycle they are selling into you at this top (market high)."

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About Terry Sacka
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IBIS Airlines' Disruptive Low Cost Model with its targeted customer segmentation for fulfilling different travelers' needs is filling the airways

IBIS Airlines' customer segmentation and focused revenue centers and strategic commercial partnerships ensure economic advantages for the startup airline over other low-cost airlines with their add-on fees.

"There's great enthusiasm and belief in the ultimate success of this high-flying venture," said company CEO, Ian Herman, led by a highly-motivated, highly-experienced management team.

Crucial to that success is IBIS securing a significant financial investment to get the airline off the ground. Plans are in place. Wheels are in motion.

IBIS Airlines, a privately held, national, "low fares – high tech" consumer centric airline company with its disruptive business model, is winning over critics. Low Fares and High Tech and a truly consumer focused model in all aspects of IBIS's delivery of their business planning. This disruptive model is starting to ripple nationwide. The company will make airfare affordable to the flying public.

"The U.S. is crying out in need of an airline that ensures that customers are treated with respect and that their specific consumer needs are met on several key travel variables, as pet lovers, families travelling together and the focused businessmen,"
said David M. Klein, IBIS's Exec VP and CMO, "well beyond current expectations."


Named for a native Florida bird, IBIS Airlines is a privately held "low cost-high tech" airline company that is about to take fight nationally. The company plan is based on a disruptive and transformational business model that will fly high-capacity 747 jumbo jets between highly-populated U.S. cities. Innovative graphic marketing and utilization of unique revenue centers will enable IBIS to offer the flying public deeply discounted fares while continuing to make quality customer service a top priority.

Business travelers will enjoy high-tech amenities in a comfortable, separately dedicated work zone; parents will find a kid-friendly space with family-friendly entertainment; and pet lovers will appreciate the comfort and safety provided in the special cabin for their furry friends. In addition, foodies will be able to preorder meals for delivery fresh on board, and everyone can benefit from the significantly lower fares on all flights, with no hidden extras. All passengers will "avoid mistreatment and get the IBIS treatment" with consideration and courtesy.

For IBIS Airlines Investors:

This release contains forward looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with changes and transitions in management personnel, the impact of the global economy and uncertainty in the airline spending environment, revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products and services, their development and distribution, service demand, economic and competitive factors, the Company's key strategic relationships, as well as other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. IBIS Airlines assumes no obligation to update any forward looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

David M. Klein, Exec. VP and CMO
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