ADP Uses Windows Azure to Reduce the Cost of Invoicing for Car Dealers

To help car dealers around the world manage paperwork, ADP Dealer Services has partnered with NVoicePay, a Portland, Oregon based software provider to provide mutual clients with a Plug-and-Play Payment Processing solution, powered by the Windows Azure cloud platform. Car dealerships, like many midsize companies, typically use manual processes for their account payables, which can…

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Document Generation Application Launches on Windows Phone 7 Platform

This week, Microsoft is excited to highlight another financial services company that has developed a cutting-edge mobile application on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform.  Xinnovation, a leading provider of document generation software and document services to the financial services industry, launched its XiDocs mobile application in the United States at the recent SPARK Conference. XiDocs…

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Direct Edge Stock Exchange Increases Value and Efficiency with Microsoft Platform

Today, Microsoft announced that Direct Edge, the fourth-largest U.S. stock exchange, has selected Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and Informatica Ultra Messaging for its trading platforms. The return on investment is already rolling in. Among stock exchanges, low latency is critical to competitive success. Direct Edge wanted to further reduce the already…

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GEICO Launches GloveBox App for Windows Phone 7

The Windows Phone 7 smartphone – so easy, even a caveman can…well, you know. Nationwide auto insurer GEICO has agreed to make Windows Phone 7-powered smartphones available to its 24,000 employees so they can make calls, send e-mail, set up business appointments, attend meetings and keep track of vital corporate data all on the go. GEICO also…

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A Blueprint for Success, Construction Firm Builds Up Performance Among Virtual Teams

Remember the days when simply finishing a project on time and on budget helped secure your next bid? With architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) firms facing stiffer competition and more complex projects than ever before, firms now need to deliver a whole lot more, including a better understanding of clients’ assets and more efficient, sustainable…

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Speeding Ahead of Its Competitors, Daimler AG Capitalizes on the Cloud

Cost-conscious and increasingly selective customers are forcing automotive companies to think smarter and meet the needs of a new generation of drivers. So much thought is put into the final product, the vehicle itself, but what’s going on beyond the scenes?  If you look closely, you’ll find that technology is the driving factor.   Daimler…

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Online Banking Trends Stand Out at BAI Retail Delivery Show

The Microsoft banking team recently attended this year’s BAI Retail Delivery Show in Las Vegas, where online banking solutions took center stage. Microsoft’s solutions for online banking garnered significant attention from attendees, who were interested in learning more about recent customers interaction trends with financial services institutions.   One of the trends shared maps back…

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Customized Microsoft News for Your Vertical Industry

We’re excited to launch Microsoft’s Vertical Industries blog, highlighting our dedication to industry-focused solutions.  Many exciting Microsoft initiatives are underway right now, including product announcements and vertical specific industry events.   Check back often for the latest in Microsoft news, product announcements and other vertical specific information, all in one place.

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