UnionWare News

New Team Member: Bill Boris

As UnionWare continues to grow, so do the training needs. As fantastic as Murray is, we realized that he is only one man. Since cloning wasn't an option (yes we tried!), the next best thing was to hire another Documentation and Training Specialist – someone as fantastic as Murray! A quick referral from Murray brought Bill to our doorstep, having him leave behind his own training practice. In June, we were lucky enough to have Bill Boris join our Product Development team. You might be interested to know that Bill used to work as an Improv Actor and once won a Lexus in a hospital lottery! Welcome to UnionWare Bill!

New Client: United Government Security Officers of America

The UGSOA formed in November 1992 and represents 12,000 security officers across the US. Realizing that their current system was no longer providing them with what they needed, they approached us for a demo in March. It didn't take them long to decide that UnionWare was the right choice for them. By July, we had implemented Membership, Finance, Email Dashboards, and Cases for them. Very little customization was needed as they were blown away with all of the functionality there is with just our base product. Welcome to UnionWare UGSOA!

New Client: Treasurers and Ticket Sellers Union

The Treasurers and Ticket Sellers Union (IATSE 751) were referred to UnionWare from another UnionWare client in New York, ATPAM (IATSE 18032). Seeing what we have done for ATPAM, IATSE 751 contacted us in the spring of 2012 to find out more. We get started on their project in a few weeks and they will be going live with both our Membership and Finance modules early next year. Welcome to UnionWare IATSE 751!

New Client: SEIU Local 1

SEIU Local 1's history began in the early 1900s when a group of janitors working on the South Side of Chicago decided to organize. Today SEIU Local 1 has more than 50,000 members, in 11 cities over seven states, working as security officers, food service workers and janitors. They contacted UnionWare after receiving a referral from one of our clients in Seattle, SEIU 775NW. In July, SEIU 1 went live with Membership, Cases, Finance, Call Management and Organizing. We welcome SEIU Local 1 as our 15th SEIU client!

New Client: SPEEA - IFPTE Local 2001

SPEEA represents 25,000 employees at The Boeing Company, Spirit AeroSystems, BAE Systems and Triumph Composite Systems. Members work in Washington, Kansas, Oregon, Utah, Texas and California.  The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, is a professional aerospace labor union representing engineers, technical workers, pilots and other professionals in the aerospace industry.  Formed in 1946, SPEEA is an affiliated local union of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE).

We are very pleased to welcome SPEEA to the UnionWare family of clients.  

www.speea.org

New Client: IUOE Local 115

IUOE 115 has selected UnionWare to replace their current membership and dispatch systems.  IUOE 115, officially Local 115 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, represents 10,000 workers in British Columbia, and the Yukon. We are very pleased to welcome Local 115 to the UnionWare family of clients.

www.iuoe115.com

New Client: CEP Local 707

We are very pleased to welcome the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 707 to the UnionWare family of clients.  CEP Local 707 has been representing workers in the Canadian energy industry since 1967 and today has a membership of 4,000. They have decided to proceed with modernizing their database systems by implementing UnionWare.  They are located in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada - right up our alley!

www.cep707.ca

New Team Member: Darren Grafton

Darren Grafton joined our Solution Delivery Team as a Developer in June 2011. It was a definite plus that he came from a company that produced a software product, meaning he was already familiar with the development lifecycle. We're thrilled that it was our unique newspaper ad that caught his eye and introduced us to him. When Darren's not creating code, you may find him finessing his acting skills for the short films he creates with friends, or singing at a local Karaoke bar. Welcome to UnionWare Darren!

“State of the Union...Ware”

We're not shy about sharing how we're doing. In fact, we think you should know if the provider of your mission critical systems is flying straight and level, or just getting by on fumes.

Well, we're doing just fine actually. We've been fortunate to withstand the economic dip over the past few years. In fact, we're busier than ever. When the North American economy started to slip we decided to focus on our existing clients rather than just trying to get new ones. "Hell" we thought, "there may not be any new ones anyway", given the economic crisis. This approach paid off for us as 2010 was our best year ever. Don't get the wrong idea though, it's not Silicon Valley up here in Winnipeg and we aren't all driving Ferraris. 

Read more: “State of the Union...Ware”

Summit 2011: Breakout Sessions

September 26-28, Winnipeg, Canada – This year we will be running a series of breakout sessions to discuss the future direction of our existing modules, as well as concepts for new modules. We've had a lot of demand for this type of feedback/brainstorming format and with two full days for Summit this year we think it will work well. For more information on Summit 2011, or to register, please click here.