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Press Release - March 27, 2017

Velocity Zoom® Analytics Key in Seamless JD Edwards Upgrade for Knife River

CHARLOTTE, NC. – March 27, 2017. Velocity Technology Solutions Inc., the global leader in enterprise application cloud managed services, announced completion of a seamless JD Edwards Simplified Upgrade for long-time customer Knife River, one of the nation’s largest construction materials and contracting companies. The upgrade was completed in record time due to the actionable insights of the Velocity Zoom® analytics modules, key components of Velocity’s Cloud Application Management Platform (VCAMP)TM.

Leveraging VCAMP, Velocity Zoom delivered critical real-time data to both the Knife River and Velocity implementation teams, not only allowing for a fast, efficient and seamless upgrade to JD Edwards 9.2 but also delivering a fully optimized platform in the process.

“Velocity was not only knowledgeable about the JD Edwards upgrade, they were also able to make strategic recommendations about our entire JDE environment,” said Michael Longtin, Director of Information Technology at Knife River. “They were always very professional, quick to respond, and extremely helpful over the entire project.”   

 

 

 

“The data captured and communicated by Velocity Zoom’s analytics was key to the successful upgrade,” says Judithe Kennedy, Senior Vice President of the JD Edwards line of business at Velocity. “We were able to quickly and efficiently optimize Knife River’s applications because of the actionable data our platform provided. We delivered better, enhanced application environments that allowed the company to immediately take advantage of the new tools and functionality offered within the new JD Edwards 9.2.”

To hear more about Velocity’s solution for Knife River, attend our COLLABORATE17 session: Keeping JD Edwards Current to Leverage New Innovation, April 4, 2017, 4:15PM-5:15PM PDT.

To see how Velocity Zoom can enhance your upgrade to JD Edwards, contact us, or call 1.888.430.9252, for your demo.

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About Velocity Technology Solutions

Velocity Technology Solutions (www.VelocityCloud.com), a global enterprise application cloud services leader since 2003, delivers secure, fully managed environments spanning virtual private, public and hybrid clouds. The company's portfolio includes application-focused cloud managed services, professional services, and analytics-driven cloud software services. Velocity's expertise in managing leading ERP applications, leveraging the patent pending Velocity Cloud Application Management Platform (VCAMP), gives customers required availability, security, visibility and control at a reduced total cost of ownership. Velocity is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Velocity is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru, a global leader with private equity investments in leading, growth-oriented technology companies. For additional information on the firm and its entire portfolio, visit www.silverlake.com.

About Knife River

Knife River is one of the nation’s largest construction materials and contracting companies. Based in Bismarck, North Dakota, the company employs over 5,000 people across 15 states during the height of the construction season. Knife River is proud to be a safety leader, proud to be American-owned and proud to be Building a Strong America®. See more about Knife River, and find your nearest Knife River location, at www.kniferiver.com.