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Harmony Selects Logi 8 Business Intelligence Platform from LogiXML to Enhance Human Services Software Solutions

Reston and McLean, VA (PRWEB) May 29, 2007

Harmony Information Systems, Inc. (Harmony) has reached an OEM agreement with LogiXML, Inc. to integrate the Logi 8 Business Intelligence platform into the innovative Harmony Web-based solution, which offers information management for human service agencies.

The Logi 8 Platform includes a range of BI features to deliver Harmony application data to users for reporting and analysis. Dashboards, ad hoc reports, customizable charts, graphs and report personalization are just a few of the key features that will be incorporated to enhance the value of Harmony products.

Harmony is a Web-based information management solution designed for human services organizations that provide or manage a wide array of programs and services. Harmony is unlike any other application on the market today. Employing a unique enterprise framework approach, Harmony offers exceptional capabilities, combining the strength of a comprehensive, Web-based framework with the flexibility of a user-defined, integrated application.

“We are very pleased Harmony has chosen the Logi 8 business intelligence platform,” said Arman Eshraghi, founder and CEO, LogiXML, Inc. “We are committed to making embedded, Web-based reporting and analysis as easy as possible for innovative application software vendors like Harmony.”

“We see an opportunity to instantly enhance the value of our product by integrating BI capabilities developed by LogiXML into our product line,” said Harmony President and CEO Tonya Harmon. “The Web-based Logi 8 technology is visually appealing and functionally rich. Integrating this technology into our product will provide our users with the additional BI capability they want and will help us reach our product objectives more quickly — a great combination.”

Harmony meets the combined needs of organizations involved in behavioral health care, child welfare and childcare, housing and homeless programs, juvenile justice, mental retardation and developmental disabilities, substance abuse, adult protective services, foster care and adoption, public guardianship and trustee services and other areas.

Harmony customers include public and private agencies such as government social services departments, lead agencies, managed care organizations and providers of behavioral and social services.

About LogiXML, Inc. (http://www.logixml.com)

LogiXML, the leader in interactive, Web-based Business Intelligence, empowers enterprises to turn data into business-critical information with pure Web-based reporting and analysis products. The Company offers a comprehensive platform that addresses all key areas of BI — managed reporting, ad hoc reporting, analysis and data services. Used by thousands of organizations worldwide, LogiXML products are built on standards-based technologies for easy integration, implementation and upgrade. LogiXML’s per server pricing model makes its powerful technology the most affordable BI solution on the market. Founded in 2000, LogiXML is privately held and based in McLean, Virginia.

About Harmony (http://www.harmonyis.com)

Harmony is a Web-based software application for information management in human service agencies that provide or manage a variety of complex programs and services. Harmony is clearly different from competing solutions, combining the flexibility of an application built “from the ground up” with the convenience, cost efficiency and ease of implementation of a commercial off-the-shelf (or COTS) product offering immediate, “out of the box” functionality.


Housekeeper and Domestic Staff Recruitment Agency Marshall Harber Taps Internet to Enhance Client Services

(PRWEB) October 30, 2008 –

Domestic staff recruitment agency Marshall Harber recently launched http://www.householdstaffonline.com, connecting housekeepers, cooks, maids, and other registered and qualified household staff directly with clients. Their innovative online interface virtually eliminates costly agency fees.

A well-established UK domestic staff agency Marshall Harber created their new website as an alternative to sourcing household staff and to combat the financial hardship that many are feeling as the credit crunch takes its economic toll on society. By giving their clients direct access to household staff candidates, Marshall Harber hopes to improve the methods and channels by which clients can locate and select trained household staff, and do so at an affordable price.

Clients now have complete access to a database of housekeepers, chauffeurs, chefs, cooks, personal assistants, security, maids, nannies, butlers, estate managers, gardeners, and much more at their fingertips.

Different than traditional job boards and websites where users can enter their own details and unverified credentials, all Marshall Harber candidates are sourced through their traditional parent recruitment agency. Clients are able to locate qualified staff candidates who posses relevant skills and experience.

The user-friendly website allows clients to view all CVs before being required to pay; however, a relatively small payment is required before making direct contact with an unlimited number of database staff members. Text messages sent directly to candidates’ phones helps ensure anonymity for all parties and also protects candidates from having to post sensitive information on the website. Text messages are managed and sent through the website and contain only details of how candidates may contact the client to discuss the position.

By adding this online component to their top-rate staffing services, Marshall Harber is able to place the tools available to its trained recruitment consultants direct into the hands of clients who prefer a more hands-on approach to selecting domestic help. This means that the same high calibre staff can now be sourced for a fraction of the normal staff recruitment agency fee.

To ensure that every candidate found on the website database has relevant skills and experience, all CVs are reviewed by a Marshall Harber consultant. Users can then easily search through the categories to locate candidates who match their specific domestic household needs.

The remarkably easy to use website makes searching for housekeepers and other domestic staff members a breeze. From the novice to the experienced internet user, http://www.householdstaffonline.com has been designed with the user in mind. The candidate database is updated daily with new staff profiles after being vetted by the experienced Marshall Harber staff through their London office in Kensington.

For help in identifying housekeepers, chefs, nannies, personal assistants, and any other domestic household staff, please contact professional staff recruitment agency Marshall Harber at http://www.marshallharber.com . For more information on their newly launched web interface, please visit http://www.householdstaffonline.com

Media contact:

Alex Facta

alex @ marshallharber.com

+44 207 938 2200


Innovative Group Management Service AllPlayers.com Joins Forces with Scheduling Powerhouse QuickScores to Enhance Suite of Scheduling and Social Network Services

Irving, TX (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

Irving-based AllPlayers.com, the first application built to make life easier for mom and dad to register and manage all of their childrens activities using one secure and simple account, today announced a newly-formed partnership with QuickScores.com, the leading provider of online sports league scheduling. This partnership will integrate QuickScores scheduling system within the AllPlayers.com suite of services, enabling groups of all sizes to easily create schedules for leagues, tournaments, fields, resources and more.

With this partnership, current AllPlayers.com customers will continue to enjoy free access to all the group management and social elements, such as mobile, text, email, multimedia and file sharing in addition to advanced scheduling options provided by QuickScores. Likewise, current QuickScores customers will now have the option to utilize the free AllPlayers.com group management features in companion to the scheduling features theyve become accustomed to.

We are all about making everything easy on the parent or participant and the group administrator, said AllPlayers.com President and CEO Jason McKay. Many of our customers have utilized QuickScores for the robust scheduling solution it has provided for years. At AllPlayers.com we have no desire to build functionality that other companies have already perfected, like QuickScores. We are an open-source company who is looking to join forces, share resources and strengths, and add mutual value to build the best-of-the-best for all parents, participants and organizers. This bundling partnership is win/win for our users. They get the best of what the two companies have to offer.

Tim Quilici, President of QuickScores says, “This partnership between AllPlayers.com and QuickScores creates a unique product set that will greatly enhance an organizations communications capabilities while raising their sports management services to a whole new level. We look forward to growing both products even further and expanding our reach to a broader customer base.”

About AllPlayers.com

Founded in 2009, AllPlayers.com was started by parents, coaches and community leaders, who sought to fix a technology void by establishing a free and open-source platform that enabled any group to efficiently organize, advertise, manage registration, communicate and schedule activities online. AllPlayers.com released this free software-as-a-service group management system in 2010, and today has organizations and users in across the globe. AllPlayers.com is a COPPA Compliant (Child Online Privacy and Protection Act) company.

About QuickScores.com

QuickScores is web-based software designed to create and share sports league schedules and tournament brackets. QuickScores software creates events with any number of teams and games in any schedule or bracket format. Schedules are automatically validated to prevent double-booking fields or teams. Founded in Richardson, TX in 2002, QuickScores has the well-earned reputation as the most powerful scheduling software on the market and the easiest and fastest user interface.

Youth Villages Expert: Tips for Stopping Bullying by Siblings, Enhance Relationships

Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

Bullying doesnt just occur on the playground or in the classroom. It can happen at home between siblings.

A new study published online in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics found that being physically or mentally bullied by a sibling can be as damaging to the victims mental health as being bullied by a classmate or peer.

Often dismissed as sibling rivalry, aggressive behavior by a sibling that escalates can produce anger, anxiety and depression in the victim, whether a child or a teen.

The mobilization to prevent and stop peer victimization and bullying should expand to encompass sibling aggression as well, said the study, which was lead by Corinna Jenkins Tucker, associate professor of family studies at the University of New Hampshire.

Bullying by siblings often goes unrecognized and unreported in the home.

I think because parents expect some level of aggression between their children, they may or may not recognize when that has become a real problem, said Tim Goldsmith, a doctor of marriage and family therapy and chief clinical officer at Youth Villages, a private nonprofit organization that helps children with emotional, behavioral and mental health issues and their families. Goldsmith has been helping families and their emotionally and behaviorally challenged children for more than 25 years.

There are three defining characteristic that determine if behavior is bullying, Goldsmith said. Parents should be aware of them when assessing sibling relationships.

How to recognize bullying:

— Its deliberate. The bully intends to hurt someone physically or emotionally.

— Its repeated. The bully targets the same victim over and over.

— Theres a power imbalance. The child who bullies chooses a victim he or she perceives as vulnerable.

How to prevent or stop sibling bullying:

— Set the expectation that the home is a safe place and bullying will not be tolerated.

— Parents should model the behavior they want to see from their children. Dont discipline aggressively or in anger; show the proper respect for each member of the family and praise your children when they do, too. Practice clear and consistent discipline.

— Cultivate a close parent-child relationship.

— Establish open communication and trust within the family. Listen to your children and respond if they say they are being emotionally or physically abused in any way by any person, even a brother or sister.

— Find out whats behind the bullying behavior. Perhaps the child is seeking attention or being bullied at school.

— Find positive ways for siblings to interact (family game night, outings and family meals).

Teach children ways to cool down before they react, such as counting to 10, listening to music, taking a walk whatever strategy works best for each individual child. These coping skills are beneficial in all situations. Be sure and praise to reinforce good behavior.

— Provide appropriate supervision and involvement in your childs life. If bullying is occurring, increase parental supervision and dont leave the children involved together unsupervised.

— Make sure your children have appropriate and reliable social support everywhere they go, including at school, among friends and in community and religious environments. Caregivers and babysitters should be made aware of the bullying behavior and re-enforce parental steps taken to resolve it.

— Let your child know he or she isnt the only one who has ever experienced bullying, and you are going to take steps to protect him.

— Watch carefully for any suicidal thoughts or actions. Children who are bullied are at high risk for attempting suicide, Goldsmith said. Bullies are also at risk for mental health issues, including depression and alcohol and drug use.

I think its helpful for parents to recognize the sibling relationship is unique in that it is a really great opportunity to learn how to negotiate with another person, how to resolve conflict with another person, how to be empathetic with another person, Goldsmith said. If you set those parameters in your home, the sibling experience can be a good one and a wonderful way to learn healthy social interactions.

Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. This year, Youth Villages will help more than 20,000 children, young people and families in 11 states and Washington, D.C., through its Evidentiary Family Restoration approach. Youth Villages wide array of programs, including intensive in-home services, residential treatment, foster care and adoption, transitional living services, mentoring and crisis services, centers on the five strategies of EFR: family, measurement, community, intensity and accountability. Youth Villages has been recognized by Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and was recognized by the White House as a model for data-driven social innovation. It was named one of Americas 50 Best Nonprofits to Work For in 2010 and 2011 by the Nonprofit Times and Best Companies Group.

DCF and Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Join Forces to Enhance Lives Through Coaching

(PRWEB) March 17, 2005

The Denver Coach Federation and Girls Inc. of Metro Denver are working together to successfully incorporate life coaching into various levels of the Girls Inc. organization. Both management staff and Girls Inc. girls are learning how life coaching can enhance their work and life experiences.

DCF volunteer coaches are assisting the dedicated management staff at Girls Inc. by coaching them throughout the month of February on a myriad of life/work related issues. “It’s a fun and rewarding experience to treat these hard-working individuals to some additional support via coaching.” Says Roberta Herman, DCF Project Chairperson. “This program has been such a benefit for our girls and staff.” Said Colleen Colarelli, President & CEO of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver. “We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to participate and we know that the girls and staff will continue to benefit from the coaching for the long term.”

In addition, DCF member Reuel Hunt has lead the ongoing program with the girls. “Volunteer coaches have worked with girls ages 8-11 teaching them life coaching skills such as powerful listening, intuition, perspectives, values, and visioning.” Said Hunt, Coaching Kids, Inc. Chairperson. “These bright young girls are now effectively using coaching skills to coach each other through the day-to-day challenges they face. They were lightning quick to grasp the concepts and put the skills into practice.”

About Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver: The mission of Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our educational programs for girls ages 6 to18 – particularly those from high-risk, underserved areas – are designed to help them build on their potential and achieve confident and responsible adulthood.

About the Denver Coach Federation: The DCF is a professional organization of personal and business coaches in the Denver area that educate the public about coaching, foster growth and outreach into the Denver community, and strengthen coach leadership and sustainability. The DCF adheres to the ethical guidelines and standards of the International Coach Federation. The DCF, which has 120 members, offers a free Find a Coach service via its website (http://www.denvercoach.com.)

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