iCrete, now an SAP partner with an SAP-certified solution, provides customers instant intra-business communications and real-time, streamlined access to plant data

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2011 — iCrete© LLC today announced its iCrete Link™ 2.0 has been certified by SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) as “powered by SAP NetWeaver®.” Through the integration with SAP® applications, the iCrete Link gives producers of concrete and construction materials quick and cost-effective access to critical data, empowering them to enhance intra-business communications, streamline manufacturing processes, and monitor production in real time. Furthermore, iCrete has strengthened its relationship with SAP by joining the SAP PartnerEdge™ program as an SAP software solution partner.

Said Bernie Benson, CEO of iCrete: “SAP has a strong footprint in the cement and concrete industry, the same industry that iCrete serves. Hence, many of our customers are also SAP customers. With this integration certification and partnership, iCrete is now able to help producers further maximize ERP system investments by connecting to their manufacturing assets in an elegant and cost-effective manner.”

The iCrete Link is a proprietary data-integration platform that enables a selection of innovative business applications for the concrete and construction material industry worldwide. It complements iCrete’s original patented concrete mix design technology.

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that the iCrete Link 2.0 can effectively and reliably provide real-time operating data to the SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) application via the SAP NetWeaver composite application-manufacturing integration scenario (NW-CA-MFG 1.0).

By integrating plant-level data made available by the iCrete Link with SAP MII, producers can access the many remote and isolated information silos that limit manufacturing efficiency in the concrete and construction material industry vertical.

“iCrete Link integrated with SAP MII delivers an elegant but robust set of solutions for data integration,” said Adam Winnick, President of iCrete. “This will help concrete and construction material producers better respond and adapt to a rapidly changing economic environment, to the continuing vertical integration and consolidation of the industry, and to growth opportunities in modernizing and emerging nations.”

As a result of the certified integration announced today, customers of iCrete using the iCrete Link together with SAP MII are now able to share real-time production and performance data with popular ERP applications to facilitate activities as fundamental as inventory management and as pressing as carbon auditing.

The iCrete Link solution also enables vendor-managed inventory programs, which, while in high demand, have seen slow adoption due to a reliance on expensive and customized hardware solutions often difficult to implement.

In addition, as an SAP software solutions partner in SAP PartnerEdge, iCrete works closely with SAP to develop and certify the technical integration of its solutions with SAP software. Integrated partner applications extend, complement and add value to SAP solutions, thereby helping mutual customers more successfully meet business needs and drive strong results.

About iCrete

iCrete is a provider of advanced technology solutions that enable the global concrete and construction industry to harness the value of real-time communications. iCrete helps customers leverage resulting information networks to elevate their businesses to a new standard of profitability, performance, and environmental stewardship.

iCrete cloud-based software tools and solutions help concrete and construction material producers integrate plant operations with the rest of the enterprise and powerful applications to optimize and automate key business processes. iCrete mix designs improve the performance, efficiency, and sustainability of poured concrete. Our mix designs have been used on some of the world’s most challenging and demanding construction projects including 1 World Trade Center and Beekman Tower in Manhattan.

For more details, visit iCrete at http://www.icrete.com on the Web.

iCrete Link and all iCrete logos are a trademark of iCrete LLC. SAP, SAP NetWeaver, PartnerEdge 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 herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Pacific Capital Group’s Gary Winnick Hosts Dinner Honoring Panama Division of Young Presidents’ Organization. Companies run by members of the YPO employ more than 19 million people and generate US $4.3 trillion in annual revenues.

Beverly Hills, CA May 19, 2010 — Financier and philanthropist Gary Winnick hosted a dinner at his Bel Air home on Thursday, May 6, honoring the Panama Division of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Said Mr. Winnick, founder and CEO of Pacific Capital Group: “The Young Presidents’ Organization is a 100-nation global network of 17,000 of the best and brightest chief executives from 100 nations worldwide. I was pleased to host the Panama Division on its May visit to Los Angeles. All the accolades I had heard about YPO turned out to be true. These young leaders are the business and philanthropic linchpins of their countries.”

Jeffrey Rosenthal, president and chairman of Rose Investments LLC, who organized the evening event for YPO, commented: “Our CEO friends and spouses from some of Panama’s most important companies were treated by Gary and Karen Winnick to a world class event with great food and hospitality. It was an extraordinary and memorable evening.”

In July 2007, the Young Presidents’ Organization, with members under 50, merged with the World Presidents’ Organization. The companies run by YPO members now employ more than 19 million people and generate US$4.3 trillion in annual revenues.

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The Forum will bring global business and political leaders to New York City to address some of the world’s greatest economic challenges. A report of the Forum’s recommendations will be presented to the members of the G20 meeting in Toronto this summer.

Gary Winnick chairman and founder of Pacific Capital Group, has been appointed to the advisory board of the New York Forum.

At the first session of this inaugural conference, scheduled for June 22-23, 2010, high-profile CEOs, investors, and policy makers will lead plenary sessions and will participate in smaller targeted task forces.

Topics to be addressed include the future of the global economy, reinvention of the New York economy, and rebuilding confidence and credibility within the business world.

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iCrete offers worldwide some of its most capable and durable concrete mix designs – designs intended use in seawalls, roadways, bridge pilings, piers and locks that abut or cross vital waterways.

iCrete’s newest mixes are specially designed to withstand even the assault of a hostile saltwater environment and meet the lifespan and structural reliability standards set by mega-projects such as these.

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 4, 2010 – iCrete LLC, a clean technology leader and the world’s premier concrete technology company, announced today the introduction of a new family of advanced marine concretes.

Said iCrete’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Tom Schneider: “iCrete is pleased to offer worldwide some of its most capable and durable concrete mix designs – designs intended for the harshest marine environments on the planet.”

Seawater in constant motion provides a continuous chemical attack on materials, with weather extremes and the constant impact of waves and splash zones further worsening an already dynamic and corrosive environment. Construction of concrete seawalls, roadways, bridge pilings, piers and locks that abut or cross marine waterways encounter some of the toughest and most threatening conditions on the planet – and expectations for a service life that may extend a century or more.

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