SOURCE: Ramco Systems

June 25, 2008 18:52 ET

Ramco Systems' Game Changing Technology Solutions Highlighted During Roadshow to Launch New Book, "The New Age of Innovation"

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) -

--  New book authored by noted management experts C.K. Prahalad and M.S.
    Krishnan explores Ramco's "co-creation" approach to delivering operational
    change-on-demand enterprise technology solutions
--  Ramco-sponsored roadshow and roundtable events kick off today in
    Chicago with address by co-authors Prahalad and Krishnan

Ramco Systems, Inc., the U.S. enterprise technology arm of the global technology company Ramco Group, today announced that it is the technology sponsor of the InformationWeek New Age of Innovation Executive Roundtable Roadshow. The roadshow tour of five U.S. cities starts today in Chicago. The roadshow is built around the findings of the recently released business strategy book entitled "The New Age of Innovation," co-authored by noted management experts C.K. Prahalad and M.S. Krishnan. Professor Krishan and professor Prahalad will both be addressing today's program in Chicago.

Ramco is prominently featured in the "New Age of Innovation" for its game-changing enterprise technology solutions. Ramco co-creates highly flexible solutions -- based on its unique model-based platform that offers well over 1,000 pre-configured, re-usable enterprise-class components -- enabling more than 450 customers worldwide to maximize change and spend more time creating and driving innovations that help them win in the fiercely competitive global business environment.

"We are honored to play a key role in launching this important new book, which is based on a premise that Ramco believes strongly in -- namely, that innovation is no longer an option in today's globally connected business environment," said P.R. Venketrama Raja, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and CEO of Ramco Systems. "Ramco's inclusion in this important new book further validates our strategy of helping customers around the world -- and increasingly in North America -- to stop force-fitting their business through rigid technology."

In "The New Age of Innovation," co-authors Prahalad and Krishnan describe the need for a new breed of ICT (information and communications technology) platform -- one that integrates real-time actionable business intelligence with live business processes and data to enable immediate response to change. "Senior management at Ramco set to work on creating a platform that will allow for flexibility with ease of use, efficiency, and quality at the same time," the authors explain. "Ramco has developed a capability for delivering an ICT platform very close to what we describe."

C.K. Prahalad is the international bestselling co-author of "The Future of Competition" and "Competing for the Future" and author of "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid." He is the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Strategy, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Prahalad was named "The World's Most Influential Management Thinker" in 2007 by the Times of London and "the most influential thinker of business strategy today" by Business Week. M.S. Krishnan is a Hallman Fellow and Professor of Business Information and Technology, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

Details of the InformationWeek New Age of Innovation Executive Roundtable Roadshow:

The roadshow will visit the following U.S. cities: Chicago on Wednesday, June 25, San Francisco on Thursday, August 14, and Irving, TX on Thursday, September 25, as well as New York City and Boston.

Each event follows this outline:

--  8:00 a.m.: Networking & Breakfast
--  9:00 a.m.: Welcome remarks by moderator Rob Evans, Editor in Chief of
    TechWeb and John Soat, Senior Correspondent
--  9:15 a.m.: New Age of Innovation Moderated discussion
--  10:30 a.m.: Closing remarks

Ramco executives PR Venketrama Raja, Vice Chairman, Managing Director & CEO, and Vivek Luthra, Senior Vice President & Global Head of Services, will be available for interviews in conjunction with the five roadshow events. To arrange an interview, contact Chinere Parry at (415) 992-3277. For more information on "The New Age of Innovation" book and roadshow program, visit

About Ramco Systems

Ramco Systems, a leading provider of flexible business and technology solutions, helps Global 2000 companies innovate and win. Its uniquely collaborative co-creation process results in enterprise solutions that fit like a glove, and integrate seamlessly with any other technology systems, platforms and applications. Complete end-to-end integration of business processes, a system that dynamically adapts to business process changes, and actionable business intelligence that reveals the impact of those changes in real time, free corporate leaders to focus on the business rather than the technology. Leveraging this transaction and analytics platform, Ramco delivers true business process flexibility and operational change-on-demand to more than 450 customers worldwide. For more information, visit:

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