Saturday, August 30, 2008

BASF Corporation Implements Legal Information Governance Solution from PSS Systems

BASF Corporation Implements Legal Information Governance Solution from PSS Systems

BASF Corporation Using Atlas LCC for In-House E-Discovery Workflow, Including Legal Holds and Collections Management

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2009

PSS Systems (http://www. pss-systems. com), the leading provider of legal information governance (http://www. pss-systems. com/solutions/legal_hold_retention. html) solutions, today announced that BASF Corporation, the North American subsidiary of BASF SE, which is the world's leading chemical company, has implemented Atlas Litigation Communications and Collections (Atlas LCC) to manage its legal holds (http://www. pss-systems. com/solutions/legal_hold. html) and e-discovery (http://www. pss-systems. com/solutions/legal_hold_costcontrol. html) collections.

"Companies need better systems to reduce legal risk as well as discovery and data management costs," said David Stryker, General Counsel of BASF Corporation. "By implementing Atlas LCC, we've been able to reduce risk and costs while driving a better process for legal holds across the company. As the established standard and with its strong focus on customers, PSS Systems was the clear choice for BASF Corporation."

Corporate legal departments can have hundreds or thousands of legal matters and custodians that require data to be preserved and collected. The typical methods of managing -- spreadsheets and emails to custodians and IT -- are not an effective or efficient means of managing complex legal requirements. The courts have shown the risks of poor processes, and rising data volume and discovery costs have led companies to use business systems to manage legal holds and e-discovery data collection. Atlas enables a better process with less effort and allows corporate counsel to continuously forecast discovery costs; it simplifies compliance for IT and employees to enable defensible disposal to reduce total risk and total cost to the corporation.

"We're delighted that BASF Corporation selected Atlas as their legal holds and discovery workflow system. They join the industry leaders in petrochemical, pharmaceutical, financial services and other industries who recognize that Atlas is the best solution for corporate e-discovery workflow challenges," said Deidre Paknad, President and CEO of PSS Systems. "Atlas enables the legal team to reduce the complexity of multiple holds and over-lapping custodians and collections while also providing the IT department with an efficient solution for managing holds and collections across hundreds or thousands of assets and employees. As a result, our customers better coordinate across legal and IT to eliminate unnecessary legal risk, discovery and data management costs."

Atlas is the gold standard for legal information governance proven by more than 210,000 active holds under management involving more than 15 million custodians and petabytes of data collected, 100,000 retention schedules globally and end users in over 100 countries. Used by leading Global 1000 companies, including 5 of the Fortune 10 and 5 of the global 10 as well as the 5 largest oil, pharmaceutical, financial services, manufacturing, and healthcare companies, Atlas is the trusted solution for world-class companies. The Atlas Suite is the only end-to-end solution for corporate legal, IT, records and business users designed and built on a single, cohesive governance platform.

About PSS Systems:
PSS Systems helps companies eliminate unnecessary legal risk, and discovery and data management costs. Its Atlas suite is the recognized leader in legal information governance with customers like Abbott, Amgen, BASF, BP, Citigroup, ConocoPhillips, First Data, GE, Merrill Lynch, Pfizer, Travelers and Williams. PSS is the innovator that started the legal holds market in 2004 and has the largest concentration of customers and domain experts anywhere. PSS is a trusted business partner to its customers, offering expert insight, best-in-class software, and continuous innovation to address emerging challenges. PSS founded and sponsors the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) as a part of its commitment to advancing corporate retention and preservation practices. The company is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit www. pss-systems. com.

Media Contact:
Leyl Master Black
Leyl (at) corp. sparkpr. com


The TED Cetner taps Celsius Holdings as its Agency of Record for Public Relations & Branding Communications

The TED Cetner taps Celsius Holdings as its Agency of Record for Public Relations & Branding Communications

Delray Beach based CDC announces new branding and identify program -- hires communications firm, Celsius Holdings of Boca Raton, Fla. to spearhead its PR and brand communications efforts.

Delray Beach, Fla., (PRWEB) October 16, 2005

The Center for Technology, Enterprise &Development (TED Center, ) today announced that it has retained Celsius Holdings, Corp., a full-service business communications and consulting firm based in Boca Raton to undertake its re-branding and community outreach efforts.

The TED Center is a Delray Beach-based economic development agency that transforms communities through value-added partnerships and educational programs. The 501 c (3) not-for-profit agency improves communities by promoting home and business ownership through cooperative alliances and established best practices.

The TED Center tapped Celsius Holdings Corp. because of its strategic focus and depth of experience within the technology sector and general markets. “Celsius brought the kind of hands-on strategic thinking with the right blend of creativity and innovation that will help bring the type of focus that the Center requires,” said Seabron A. Smith, executive director for the Center.

“We’re at a place in our growth where we are very well known, however as we expand we need to refresh our brand in order to refine our vision to increase the number of individuals, businesses and families that we serve.” The TED Center offers its services through five major channels: Florida Women’s Business Center, the HP Technology Center, the Business Incubator, Attainable Housing, and Youth Enterprise.

The new campaign will help to unify the program messages and highlight success stories within each specialty serving area. The TED Center will kick off its new campaign at the beginning of its calendar year which began on Oct. 1.

“Taking on the re-branding campaign for the TED Center is the right challenge at the right time,” said Regina Lewis, principal for Celsius. “The Center has all of the elements in place to take the Center to the next level of operation. Our job is to clarify the themes and messages so as to amplify those elements that tell the complete story.”

Celsius Holdings Corp. will undertake its patented strategic planning process called “Indicia© Making Your Mark” as the starting point for aligning the organization around its core ideology, positioning within the marketplace and among its key stakeholders. The company will host the upcoming Open House, develop collateral, manage the public relations and media relations functions, launch and support new program and craft other corporate communications vehicles.

About the TED Center

The TED Center is an economic development agency that transforms communities through value-added partnerships and educational programs. Incorporated in October 1992 as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, The TED Center’s goal is to improve the communities that it serves through economic development and revitalization projects; enterprise education and practical, economically-based programs that promote long-term home ownership and small business sustainability. The TED Center is located at 401 W. Atlantic Ave. Ste. #09, Delray Beach, Fla. For more information, please call: (561) 265-3790 ext. 101

About Celsius Holdings Corp.

Celsius is a strategic, full-service business communications consultancy that leverages communications to solve real world business problems. The firm focuses on business-to-business, business-to-employee, business-to-customer and business-to-community outreach strategy and execution. Services encompass: strategic planning, corporate communications, PR, media relations, community relations, special events, employee communications, diversity/multicultural/Hispanic outreach and executive leadership. Markets include high tech, media/entertainment, financial services, biotech and travel. Celsius is headquartered in So. Florida with offices in Atlanta and Los Angeles. For more information, please call: (561) 350-1672.

Media Contact: Regina Lewis - 561-703-0623