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Ignify Customer Port of Long Beach Receives CIO Award

June 19th, 2012 Ashley Harbaugh No comments

Ignify is proud of the recognition our customers receive for their business accomplishments, and we’re glad to announce another award that one of our distinguished customers have earned: Doug Albrecht, CIO of the Port of Long Beach, received the 2012 CIO Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal. Recipients of the 2012 CIO Award were honored at a special reception on Thursday, June 14, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Business Journal’s CIO Awards honor individuals in top information technology positions within organizations who play vital roles in making Los Angeles businesses, institutions and nonprofit groups successful.

Doug Albrecht has been a cornerstone figure in implementing the business and technology initiatives responsible for the Port of Long Beach’s outstanding economic development. His division helps the Port achieve its strategic goals by improving business processes and implementing business-critical systems that make the organization more effective. He is also responsible for providing technology expertise internally to the organization, and for ensuring that the Port’s technology users deliver the highest customer service through continuous service improvement. Ignify is glad to partner with the Port of Long Beach in creating and implementing the software solutions that assist in streamlining processes and enhancing productivity.

Doug Albrecht, CIO of the Port of Long Beach (center), is joined by Port of Long Beach colleagues Mike Fetner, System Adminstrator (left), and Charles Mallory, Assistant Director Information Management (right).

One particularly important technological and business project that the Port of Long Beach worked on with Ignify was the re-organization and streamlining of the Port’s financial and analytical reporting systems. With such a high volume of vessels and cargo to track, the business software previously responsible for helping the Port of Long Beach monitor their operations required the manual processing of shipping documents, vessel information, and billing, which created a massive amount of paperwork. This system not only slowed processing efficiency, it also made it difficult to get a clear view of management information for decision making.

The Port of Long Beach partnered with Ignify to fulfill critical IT requirements by implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX. This system enabled the Port of Long Beach to eliminate time-consuming practices and improve operational efficiency by automating the invoicing and accounts receivable processes; increase oversight of revenue recognition and analytical reporting systems; enhance productivity; and provide complete visibility of Port processes.

Mr. Albrecht was also the keynote presenter at Ignify’s CXO Breakfast Event in May 2012, offering crucial insights to other business and technology leaders on how the Port utilizes Microsoft Dynamics AX software, and the significant advantages this system and the Port’s IT infrastructure provides business operations.

Congratulations again to Doug Albrecht and the Port of Long Beach team!

Ashley Harbaugh is a Product Marketing Specialist at Ignify. Ignify is a technology provider of CRM, eCommerce and ERP, software solutions to businesses and public sector organizations. Ignify has been included as the fastest growing business in North America for 5 years in a row by Deloitte, Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked as one of 100 most innovative companies in the world in the Red Herring Global 100 in 2011.