City of Carpinteria Expands Relationship with TV Santa Barbara

The Carpinteria City Council voted unanimously to expand their relationship with TV Santa Barbara to provide public, educational and now government access for the City of Carpinteria.(PRWeb January 24, 2020)Read the full story at

AchieveNEXT Enters National Strategic Relationship With Acrisure

Press Release – updated: Jan 21, 2020 10:00 EST

WAYNE, Pa., January 21, 2020 ( – AchieveNEXT®, a leading provider of Peer Advisory Networks and specialized Career, Coaching, Training & Development Services, today announced a strategic relationship between AchieveNEXT’s CFO Alliance Peer Advisory Network and Acrisure, a top 10 global insurance broker and the fastest growing insurance broker in industry history.
“Given the increasing frequency and complexities of risks that emerging and middle market enterprises are facing in 2020, we needed to select a risk partner that could provide our Alliance Members with industry-specific specialties, powerful risk program development capabilities, and dedication to entrepreneurial enterprises,” says AchieveNEXT CEO, Nick Araco. “Acrisure’s network of Agency Partners clearly fit this mold. The value of their global network is the local presence of their agencies that enable them to provide the local, personal level of service that our Alliance Members need and deserve.”
Acrisure is a top 10 global insurance broker, which delivers the highest quality insurance solutions through its growing global network. With annual revenues of $2 billion, Acrisure has more than 561 domestic locations in 39 states and 16 international locations. Agency Partners maintain operational leadership and local autonomy, and keep decisions at the customer level.
Members of AchieveNEXT’s CFO Alliance Peer Advisory Network will have access to Acrisure products, services, and thought leadership resources, including property and casualty, alternative risk financing, claim and collateral trending analysis, and international insurance programs. These offerings enable business owners and key decision-makers, like today’s strategic CFOs, to prepare for and mitigate risk within their enterprises. This relationship elevates the core objectives of each organization, illustrating the natural alignment between Acrisure and AchieveNEXT’s CFO Alliance Peer Advisory Network.
“As an Acrisure Agency Partner, we are excited to bring our insurance expertise to a network of CFOs who understand the importance of proper, in-depth, and proactive risk management. In addition, we believe the AchieveNEXT Peer Advisory Network will benefit greatly from the market leverage and proprietary industry- and coverage-specific programs Acrisure brings to the table for our clientele,” says John Scirocco, President & CEO, Scirocco Group.
“Acrisure is pleased to enter into this relationship. Exceptional relationships are a touchstone of Acrisure, and we’re confident our network of Agency Partners will meet the evolving risk needs of AchieveNext’s CFO Alliance Peer Advisory Network,” said Sozon Vatikiotis, Acrisure’s Chief Operating Officer.
About AchieveNEXTAchieveNEXT, headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of Peer Advisory Networks and specialized Career, Coaching, and Training and Development Services with a relentless focus on top-line, bottom-line, and shareholder value. AchieveNEXT’s Alliance Peer Advisory Networks are the leading peer advisory networks for more than 8,000 Modern Finance and HR leaders representing middle market and emerging enterprises from diverse industries and markets.
Membership to the Alliance Peer Advisory Networks are for Modern Finance and HR leaders who are committed to a path of constant learning, self-improvement, and knowledge, experience and insight sharing. Alliance Network members share their knowledge, insights, advice and counsel virtually and in-person to ‘Make Connections That Count.’ For membership information, visit
About AcrisureAcrisure’s success is due to our unique model, powered by an alignment of interests with our Agency Partners. Our Agency Partners maintain local autonomy, keep decisions at the customer level, and are offered tools and resources to accelerate growth. Acrisure is majority-owned by employees and has 561 domestic locations in 39 states and six countries. As a top 10 global broker, we are driven by the pursuit of limitless growth through exceptional partnerships. Find out more at
Source: AchieveNEXT

APEX Analytix Rated Top Supplier Relationship Management and Risk Solution By Spend Matters For Third Consecutive Quarter

“This validation from the Spend Matters SolutionMap reinforces that our message is being recognized not only by the industry, but by our most important audience – our customers,” said Akhilesh Agarwal, SVP, Global Business Partner Technology Solutions at APEX Analytix.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (PRWEB) January 20, 2020
For the third consecutive quarter, APEX Analytix, the leader in optimizing global procure-to-pay processes for the world’s largest companies, has been recognized as the top solution for Supplier Relationship Management and Risk (SRM) by Spend Matters in its Q4 2019 SolutionMap for procurement technology. Based on its overall analyst and customer scores, APEX was named the top-scoring Value Leader across all five buying personas ranking most strongly in the Turn-key persona, which values pre-loaded capabilities and a defensible ROI.
Spend Matters analysts Michael Lamoureux and Jason Busch previously named APEX “a perfect match for customers who are primarily interested in data integrity, financial security, controls and fraud prevention.” APEX increased its platform configurability score this quarter with the release of the client-facing business rules configurator, which gives clients unprecedented power over segment-specific supplier journeys and ability to adjust based on changing company policy over time.
Additionally, APEX extended its supplier information management (SIM) capabilities offered through the self-service APEX Portal – a single, global dashboard that simplifies supplier onboarding and compliance management – to protect against payment fraud and risk of working with prohibited companies. Meaningful financial impact is derived from APEX Portal by enabling clients to manage every supplier, validate supplier data with APEX Analytix’s SmartVM® 650+ global government, regulatory and 3rd-party data sources, and seamlessly integrate with the client’s complete source-to-pay ecosystem.
“We are proud to continue to be recognized as the top Supplier Relationship Management and Risk solution,” said Akhilesh Agarwal, SVP, Global Business Partner Technology Solutions at APEX Analytix. “Our solution is designed to engage every supplier across the globe, no matter the journey or segment, to provide comprehensive control of suppliers. This validation from the Spend Matters SolutionMap reinforces that our message is being recognized not only by the industry, but by our most important audience – our customers.”
The Spend Matters SolutionMap was developed through the extensive evaluation of 59 procurement software companies in 12 solution categories using customer and analyst input. The five buying personas (Nimble, Deep, Configurator, Turn-Key and CIO-Friendly) provide guidance based on different organizational needs and the unique value propositions served by each solution provider.
This top rating comes on the heels of the APEX Portal increasing adoption to over 4 million suppliers in 2019 and obtaining SAP Certified Integration for S/4HANA to simplify system integration and migrations to the platforms of the future.
For more information about the APEX Portal and SmartVM®, visit:
About Spend MattersSpend Matters is the leading solution intelligence source for procurement and supply chain professionals. Combining deep technology analysis and tailored advisory services with daily news coverage and subscription research, Spend Matters is trusted by CPOs, consultants, investors and solution providers alike as their procurement technology intelligence partner. Spend Matters is owned and managed by Azul Partners Inc.
About APEX AnalytixAPEX Analytix revolutionized recovery audit with advanced analytics and the introduction of FirstStrike® overpayment prevention software. Today, APEX Analytix leads the world in supplier management innovation with APEX Portal and SmartVM, the most popular supplier onboarding and compliant master data management solutions available. With over 250 clients in the Fortune 500 and Global 2000, APEX Analytix is dedicated to providing companies and their suppliers the ultimate supplier management experience. Learn more at

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