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EfficiencyNext Enters Agreement to Support Pistachio Customers

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Press Releases | 0 comments

        WASHINGTON, DC – 5/18/2017 EfficiencyNext has entered into an agreement with LimeLeap to directly support Pistachio customers moving forward. Customers running Pistachio have the option of entering into a support agreement directly with EfficiencyNext at the end of their current LimeLeap support term. For new EfficiencyNext support agreements, no annual software assurance fee will be charged, and the EfficiencyNext hourly support rate for Pistachio will remain at LimeLeap’s prior rate. Pistachio customers will also have the option, through EfficiencyNext, to branch off Pistachio 1.2’s central code base and create customized Pistachio installations specific to their needs. The developers at EfficiencyNext, many former LimeLeap employees, played key roles in the development of Pistachio, and look forward to providing support and enhancements for its customers going forward. As Paul Katz, the President of EfficiencyNext states “We have the expertise to maintain and support the investment Pistachio customers have placed in their Pistachio developed apps.” Pistachio is an on-premise SharePoint Web Part based solution. For current Pistachio customers looking to migrate to SharePoint in the cloud, EfficiencyNext stands ready to assist with such transitions, including through leveraging its SharePoint Online friendly data management platform, EfficiencySpring. “We want to support Pistachio customers on terms of their choosing” Paul adds. “We will support their existing Pistachio investment, as well as provide a path to SharePoint in the cloud if they wish to move in that direction.”...

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EfficiencyNext LLC Receives Approval for QHTC Status

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Press Releases | 0 comments

EfficiencyNext LLC has recently received approval for certification as a QHTC (“Qualified High Technology Company”) in Washington DC. This designation brings a variety of benefits to EfficiencyNext and its customers. Not least of which is the exemption on sales tax for services EfficiencyNext provides other companies who are also located within Washington DC. Paul Katz, President of EfficiencyNext, explains this key benefit: “When a for-profit in Washington DC consumes Data Processing Services or Information Services from a vendor, they are often subjected to a 5.75 percent sales tax. If the same company purchases those services from a QHTC, such as EfficiencyNext, the sales tax is waived”. The concept of QHTCs goes back to The New E-Conomy Transformation Act of 2000; this legislation aimed to foster the development of a high tech sector within Washington DC itself. EfficiencyNext is proud to be part of that sector...

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EfficiencyNext’s President Talks Office Add-Ins on Office 365 Developer Podcast

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

EfficiencyNext’s President, Paul Katz, had a fun time this last week taking part in the Office 365 Developer Podcast. He joined famed hosts Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega and discussed the benefits of the Office 365 Add-Ins model, and how it ties in well with Windows Authentication. The podcast can be found on the Microsoft’s Office Blog: https://blogs.office.com/2015/08/13/episode-058-with-paul-katz-on-building-office-add-ins-for-enterprise-office-365-developer-podcast/ Paul’s love and experience of DC showed up in the Podcast, channeling how the typical hot weather and the local Citi Open tennis tournament go together. Not to mention the DC norm of busy people walking down escalators on the left side while the tourists ride them on the right. Onto the tech, Paul discussed how EfficiencyNext is deploying Microsoft’s Office Add-Ins model at client sites, which give them instant access to critical business information from their valued Office applications, particularly Outlook, and enables business transactions to be completed much quicker than before. In particular, EfficiencyNext has leveraged automatic Windows Authentication to allow users to automatically authenticate into the systems the Add-Ins access, providing a login-free experience. The Microsoft Office Add-Ins model represent a tremendous opportunity for organizations on Office 2013 or higher to extract significantly more value out of their existing systems, as well as improve staff productivity. If you like what you hear on the show, look us up! We’re happy to discuss how we can help your organization implement Add-Ins!  ...

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EfficiencyNext LLC Launches Today

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Press Releases | 2 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EfficiencyNext LLC Launches Today The former software development division of LimeLeap sees exciting things in the future Washington DC, United States – March 1st, 2015 – Today, the software development division of LimeLeap completes its 17 month plan to spin-off into a separate company. This new company, EfficiencyNext LLC, will retain all of the division’s employees, including Paul Katz, an employee of 13 years, who will serve as the company’s President. Christopher Proto, former Executive Vice President of LimeLeap, who has 15 years of history with the company, will be stepping up to become EfficiencyNext’s CEO. For customers of LimeLeap’s software development division, little will change, as Paul explains. “We worked with Marco Luzuriaga, CEO of LimeLeap, to insure we took the proper amount of time to transition into a separate unit. We finished the heavy lifting as early as last October, setting up our support infrastructure in the cloud, and setting up new office space convenient to all client sites. Today, we are launching our brand and new email addresses.” EfficiencyNext LLC will continue to support the former LimeLeap software development clients, and honor all warranty, contract, and rate agreements. As for what’s next, the team is very excited about what it will be offerings its clients, current and future. “Expect a lot more support for the cloud. We’re already well versed in Microsoft Azure cloud offerings, and as we continue to plug them into our free platform technologies, our clients will benefit from tremendous economies of scale the cloud offers.” Friday, February 27th, the last day at LimeLeap for the team, was bittersweet. As Sheena Walker reflected on her tenure at LimeLeap, she reminded two fellow staff members also making the transition that the technically necessary LimeLeap resignation letter was the only one either of them had ever written. Indeed, LimeLeap is a company many employees found right after college, and never wanted to leave. Today they do, but will bring to EfficiencyNext LLC the culture of customer service, technical excellence, and client success which has helped the team maintain enduring client relationships over the last 15 years. “We love what we do for our clients. We take their mission and make it our own. We’ve always believed that’s a critical ingredient for success.”  ...

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