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An Interview with Tim Garcia, Apptricity Corporation CEO: “We are a World-Leading Provider of Innovative Mobile and Enterprise Software for Mission-Critical Supply Chain Management and Integrated Finance Solutions”

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Enterprise applications are changing the landscape of business. They provide increases in worker productivity, leverage big data, and help optimize the efficiency of business processes.

Apptricity provides mobile enterprise applications to address supply chain management and integrated finance demands of Fortune 500 companies, midsize enterprises, and government organizations across numerous industries worldwide. Its applications enable customers to efficiently manage their logistics (transportation), resources (inventory, warehouse, asset, and expense), and procurement processes.

“Our solutions are easy to deploy and implement, allowing companies to gain ROI on a much shorter time frame.”

The company’s solutions include the following:

  • Supply Chain Management - A mobile suite that automates supply chain operations and enables users to manage supply cycles involved in warehouse management
  • Asset Management
  • Work Order Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Transportation Management
  • Financial Management - An integrated mobile solution suite to streamline and automate procurement, invoice processing, expense control, reporting, and compliance, while improving enterprise-wide visibility

Apptricity also provides Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) enterprise applications, including Asset Tracking, e-Procurement, Travel and Expense, Contract Management, and Supply Chain Management solutions for defense, federal, and state and local government agencies. Apptricity offers its solutions by using an integration engine that is a multi-dialect tool enabling solutions to provide data to, and consume data from, external sources. Apptricity’s integration engine also provides pre-built connectors for Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, Workday, Epicor, JD Edwards, GEAC, and Microsoft Dynamics, to name a few.

Apptricity was incorporated in 1999, and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with additional office locations in San Diego, California; Washington, D.C.; and London, England.

Tim Garcia, Apptricity Corporation CEO, spoke exclusively to The Silicon Review. Below is an excerpt.

Q. Why was the company set up? And what do you propose to bring into the market?

Apptricity was founded to resolve the historic frustration among enterprises caused by the high cost and limited success implementing, integrating, and deploying enterprise software applications and ERP solutions to the corporate and government enterprise marketspace.

Q. Tell us about your first product that was launched.

Our first product was an enterprise travel and expense management application.

Q. What is the current market scenario?

Apptricity has grown 100 percent over the last two years and is expected to do the same for 2019; we find ourselves the leading global provider of IoT enterprise software.

Q. What were the grounds on which you have expanded your company and its offerings over the years?

Over and over again, we have seen over-budgeted ERP implementation bring companies to the ground due to the length of time it takes to implement their solutions. Our solutions are easy to deploy and implement, allowing companies to gain ROI on a much shorter time frame.

Briefly explain your products and services.

We’re a leading global provider of IoT/M2M enterprise solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Human Capital Management.

Our solutions are valued by global commercial and government organizations worldwide providing bottom-line results. They (solutions) mobilize any enterprise with unprecedented levels of real-time information and business intelligence, so management has visibility into every action and transaction within the enterprise among its partners, customers, and suppliers. Powered by the SOA platform, our solutions extend legacy enterprise applications and enhance the value of the clients’ technology investments.

Moreover, our platform enables us to address the universal objectives of the business, government, and the U.S. military with accelerated business processes.

Q. What are your company’s mission and vision statements? And to what extent are you successful in achieving the same?

Mission: To become the world-leading provider of innovative, mobile, enterprise software. Combine state-of-the-art user experience, forward-thinking designs, and innovative technologies that can be expeditiously delivered across multiple platforms. We are equally committed to our customers’ and employees’ success.

Vision: We are a world-leading provider of innovative mobile and enterprise software for mission-critical supply chain management and integrated finance solutions. We think outside the box. We are a self-reliant organization with a positive corporate climate and a clear focus, inspiring others to excel. We exceed stakeholder expectation and set industry standards.

Q. How often do you innovate? Is it only when there is a need in the market?

We actually consider each installation an opportunity to innovate our products. Each organization has unique needs with custom workflows, whether tracking inventory or splitting expenses across the organization. It is our attention to the efficiencies of each organization that reveals opportunities for innovation.

Q. What are the factors that make your company stand out from the competition?

  • Platform Agnostic – Can adapt to any customer environment
  • Configuration Engine – Integrates with any customer’s business logic, rules, best practices, and compliance requirements
  • Integration Engine – A multi-dialect tool enabling our solutions to provide data to, and consume data from, external sources. [It] employs pre-built integration connectors for Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, Workday, Epicor, JD Edwards, GEAC, Microsoft Dynamics, and many other technologies
  • Built on SOA – The gold standard for software development, integration, change management, and risk mitigation

Q. What do you feel are the reasons behind:

Your product popularity: Our products are highly adaptable and provide 360-degree visibility for our clients, so they can make critical decisions in real time. Our solutions are built for the companies who have feet on the street or boots on the ground to help them operate effectively.

Your consistence growth as an organization: We pride ourselves on adapting to the latest technology available that delivers data in real time to our clients. Access from anywhere is our main motto when it comes to delivering responsive applications on mobile, tablet, or Web browser platforms.

Q. Do you have any new products ready to be rolled out into the market?

We are delivering the next generation of real-time IoT devices to run on the 5G network to work with our Supply Chain Applications.

Q. Where do you see your company a couple of years from now?

We believe we will be the de-facto leader in the Commercial Enterprise IoT software space.

Tim Garcia: An Entrepreneur at Heart

Tim Garcia brings more than 30 years of software sales, management, and development experience in the enterprise applications market to Apptricity. Under his leadership, Apptricity’s growing client base now includes two of the world’s largest organizations, namely AT & T and the Department of Defense. Prior to Garcia’s 19 years as Apptricity’s CEO, he held management positions at Pivotal Corporation (NASDAQ: PVTL), Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR), Peregrine Systems (NYSE: HPQ), Sterling Software (NYSE: CA), and EDS (NYSE: HPQ).

Mr. Garcia received his BA degree in Economics from the University of California at Davis.

"We pride ourselves on adapting to the latest technology available that delivers data in real time to our clients. Access from anywhere is our main motto when it comes to delivering responsive applications on mobile, tablet, or Web browser platforms."