SOURCE: Cincom Systems

August 23, 2005 15:31 ET

Three Requirements for Great Entrepreneurship

CINCINNATI, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2005 -- Cincom Systems award-winning Expert Access e-zine provides some real-world business thought leadership with an article published today entitled "Three Requirements for Great Entrepreneurship" by Tom Nies, Cincom's CEO, the longest active-serving CEO in the computer industry. The article covers three absolutely essential elements of successful entrepreneurship. And Nies should know, since he was once hailed by former President Ronald Reagan as "The epitome of the entrepreneurial spirit of American business."

Other interesting facts about Cincinnati-native Tom Nies:

-- Recognized with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs as one of the "pioneers of the software industry" by the Smithsonian Institute

-- Generated over $100 million in revenue for 20 straight years, a feat unparalleled except for one other in the software publishing industry ... Microsoft (MSFT)

-- Named Best International Executive, along with the CEO of Adobe (ADBE), at the 2005 Stevie Awards, "the business world's own Oscars," according to the New York Post

-- Inducted into Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame in 2004

-- Honored by the Center for the Study of the Presidency for establishing the Cincom Scholar Fellowship in 2005

What is Cincom's Expert Access?

Cincom's Expert Access is a free, award-winning e-publication that identifies key strategic trends, innovations, and critical business issues. A bi-weekly publication with approximately 37,000 subscribers in 49 countries, Expert Access provides relevant, concise, objective information; sometimes in an irreverent, humorous manner to help readers do their jobs better, become aware of new ideas, products, or services or occasionally have a B2B laugh. It is provided free to Cincom clients, prospects and other readers who are interested in the latest in business and technology strategies and products.

Why is Cincom's Expert Access e-zine different?

Cincom, in addition to its vast internal technology expert base, has recruited and partnered with some truly brilliant and forward-thinking technology analysts to participate in its "Ask the Expert" program. One of the unique aspects of Expert Access is the ability for subscribers to ask "Experts" for feedback/answers to questions revolving around innovative business strategies and technologies. Some of the truly visionary and world-class technology, marketing, and sales experts that have contributed include:

-- Dave Stein, best-selling business author of "How Winners Sell"

-- Al Ries, author of "The Fall of Advertising and the Rise of PR"

-- Donald Sull, Harvard Professor and author of "Revival of the Fittest"

-- Skip Press, author of over 20 books including "How to Write What You Want and Sell What You Write," and a host of others

-- Ken Sutherland, creative impresario and the music behind the film "Savannah Smiles"

-- Dr. Paul Pearsall, international best-selling author of "The Beethoven Factor"

A Simple Mission

The mission of Expert Access is to be an integral part of the "Cincom Golden Rule" articulated by CEO Tom Nies, the longest-serving CEO in the computer industry: "To serve and help our customers grow their businesses faster and more profitably, with far less upfront investment, much less risk, and much greater and quicker ROI. Part of that is giving them the knowledge, capital and resources available to not only stay abreast of the latest technologies and trends, but to know that Cincom and our Cincom Expert Access are always there to serve them with trusted and objective sources of business information.

About Cincom

For nearly 40 years, Cincom's software and services have helped thousands of clients worldwide simplify the management of complex business processes. Cincom specializes in the five areas of business where simplification brings the greatest value to managers who want to grow revenue, control costs, minimize risk, and achieve rapid ROI better than their competitors.

Cincom serves thousands of clients on six continents including BMW, Citibank, Boeing, Northwestern Mutual, Federal Express, Ericsson, Penn State University, Messier-Dowty, Siemens, Rockwell Automation, and Trane.

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