I love simple, descriptive tag lines (or mottos) for companies. My first company – Feld Technologies – has a very clear motto – “We Suck Less.” I was at Newmerix yesterday looking at some of their new stuff. Whenever I’m asked about Newmerix, I describe them as a “software quality assurance / change management suite for packaged applications.” The long version – on the Newmerix web site – is:
Newmerix offers an integrated suite of program management, functional testing, and change control software to manage your PeopleSoft application lifecycle. Newmerix’s Automate! software suite helps you:
- Stay current with PeopleSoft patches, bundles and upgrades
- Comply with regulatory mandates such as Sarbanes-Oxley
- Improve PeopleSoft application quality and minimize affect on business operations
- Control PeopleSoft application change processes
They’ve recently come out with a change management product for SAP (guys – time for a minor website upgrade.) As we devolved into a discussion about how difficult it is to deal with managing packaged applications, Niel Robertson – the CTO – blurted out “managing packaged applications is a pain in the ass.”
My suggestion for the new Newmerix motto: “We make managing packaged applications less of a pain in the ass.” If you work for a big company and have to deal with Peoplesoft and SAP patches / upgrades / customizations / migrations and this motto resonates with you, send me an email and I’ll get you connected with the Newmerix guys.