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Rapid Deployment Solutions and nipendo Sign Reseller Agreement

BOSTON, Mass. -- nipendo and Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) today announced a new partnership agreement for the resale of nipendo's RPA (Robotic Process Automation) platform for P2P (Purchase-to-Pay) process automation - the world's first RPA platform for P2P and AP processes automation designed and built over AI architecture and infrastructure, which facilitates modularity, flexibility and transparency, supporting endless variations of P2P process logic through configuration only, and zero coding.

"Making the decision to work with our platform is simple, as our customers, tier 1 global enterprises, have been working with it over the past decade and have seen an incredible transformation of efficiencies and a significant reduction in procurement, supply chain and AP costs," says Eyal Rosenberg, co-Founder and CEO of nipendo. "We're excited about working with RDS - a vibrant and energetic company that we believe will elevate nipendo to new heights in North America," he added.

"We are excited to offer nipendo's cloud-based platform to help businesses streamline procure-to-pay processes, and to interact with suppliers electronically, touch-free and error-free," said Greg Kowalik, President, Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS). "Our reseller agreement with nipendo will make it easier than ever for RDS's North American customers to adopt and benefit from this leading trading platform," he added.

The platform supports enterprises in three primary ways:
1) Extends existing P2P processes: Enables suppliers to seamlessly participate in enterprise processes, reduces over 50% of procurement and AP costs by replacing manual invoice reconciliation and manual order fulfillment work with self-provisioned process governance and machine automated governance and validations.
2) Scales supplier adoption rate: Hundreds or thousands of suppliers can be onboarded within weeks or months - all sizes and types, regardless of their connection mode (portal/email/mobile/integration). Plug-ins to over 50 ERP packages require no custom work per connection (Connect-Once-Communicate-with-All). Record supplier adoption rate of over 90% of enterprise supplier base.
3) Automates: Smart-Bots replace manual workflows, process fulfillment follow-up, automate decision making and autonomous invoice reconciliation, resulting in over 50% cost reduction, process cycle time reduction, elimination of all errors, disputes, and fraud opportunities and achieves over 95%-touch-free and error-free procure-to-pay processes fulfillment.

The nipendo platform became available June 1, 2020. For more information, visit

About nipendo

Founded in 2010, nipendo is dual headquartered in Netanya, Israel and in Boston, Massachusetts. The company's RPA platform for P2P process automation streamlines and simplifies interactions between enterprises (buyers) and their suppliers across all spend categories of goods and services, and all supplier types and sizes. The company boasts such customers as Intel, KLA Tencor, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Unilever, Kodak alaris, Israel Aerospace Industries, HP, Elbit Systems, Check Point and more. For more information, visit

About Rapid Deployment Solutions

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) is a leader in providing strategy, planning, and implementation of Content & Records Management solutions and process automation with a focus on P2P processes and ERP systems integration. RDS has applied its industry knowledge and expertise to help Fortune 100 customers become more competitive, efficient, and profitable through the application of innovative technologies, greater efficiencies, and cloud solutions. For more information, visit

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SunBug Solar Celebrates the Milestone of Serving 2000 Customers

WESTFIELD, Mass. -- SunBug Solar, a Massachusetts solar energy provider with offices in Westfield and Arlington Mass., is pleased to announce the installation of its 2,000th customer. John Hoogstraten and Eileen Keegan, a couple residing in Williamsburg, Mass., are SunBug's 2,000th clients, having gone solar not once, but twice.

Hoogstraten,​ a semi-retired contractor, was skeptical at first when first introduced to photovoltaic (PV) solar through the Solarize Mass program in 2014. The program, run by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, helps municipalities design, promote, and execute limited- time group programs that educate residents on the benefits of green energy while offering them discounts on installations. Keegan encouraged her husband to overcome that initial skepticism and look into the matter further.

"I figured there was no harm in learning more, so I went to one of their information sessions," said Hoogstraten. "I signed up for a site assessment and we ran the numbers."

When John and Eileen realized that the system would pay for itself in about seven years, they began the process to have his first solar energy system installed. They chose to invest in a plan that would deliver just enough energy to meet their home's consumption.

The system proved profitable for the energy needs of their home, but only when supplemented with the firewood John chops himself. Because John and Eileen plan to age-in-place, and are looking toward a time when chopping wood is no longer feasible nor desirable. Their plan to add air source heat pumps (ASHPs) for heating meant their electric load would increase, and wanted to add additional PV so as to avoid as much fossil fuel use as possible.

Again, through MassCEC they learned about the Solar Access Program, an effort to help homeowners install ASHPs in conjunction with solar. While they did not initially qualify, Dan Britton, a member of the residential solar design team at SunBug's Westfield location encouraged them to not give up. They might qualify in the next calendar year.

"They mentioned they were entering semi-retirement and expected their 2019 income might qualify, so I suggested they can re-apply after they file their 2019 taxes," said Britton.

By March of this year, John and Eileen confirmed their eligibility and the conversation with SunBug continued.

In the end, they opted for an additional 2.5 kW of roof mounted solar and a Tesla Powerwall battery for backup for when the grid goes down. SunBug system designer Dan Britton said it was a clear choice. "We decided to add a battery backup because all of the stars were in alignment: they have a dry, clean basement with space for a battery adjacent to their electric panel, they can include the battery system in the Mass Solar Loan to get additional income-based loan support, they can take advantage of the adder for batteries in the state's SMART solar incentive, and they can opt in to the utility's Connected Solutions program to get additional revenue to offset the battery cost."

SunBug is thrilled to be able to count such committed renewable energy enthusiasts at their 2000th customer, and as a show of appreciation is happily discounting the ​couple​ $2000 off their new solar electric system. ​"That discount will be an enormous help to us as we implement these enhancements to our home and quality of life," said Hoogstraten. "We are thrilled to be doing business with SunBug, tickled to find ourselves in the position of being your 2000th customer, and deeply grateful for this gesture."

"Congratulations to SunBug Solar on their 2000th installation," said MassCEC CEO Steve Pike. "MassCEC is pleased to partner with John Hoogstraten and Eileen Keegan, and 5,500 other Massachusetts residents who have accessed clean, renewable solar power through the Mass Solar Loan program."

About SunBug Solar:

SunBug Solar is a local, Massachusetts owned-and-operated solar energy consulting and installation company with offices in Arlington and Westfield, MA. SunBug Solar creates positive environmental and social impact by exemplifying our core values of responsiveness, resourcefulness, and reliability with our customers, within our industry, and among our teammates. Founded in 2009 and a Certified B Corporation since 2018, SunBug has clients across Massachusetts from Great Barrington to Cape Cod. We design and build all types of solar systems, ranging in size from 1kW to over 1MW, including residential, commercial, carports, and ground-mounts. Our integrated approach - from initial education through consultative design to quality installation and ongoing support - has earned SunBug the highest reputation for customer service, and a host of satisfied residential and commercial customers.

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Whole Beauty Salon on A Mission to Beautify Health Care and Frontline Workers During COVID-19 Crisis

NEWTON, Mass. -- Whole Beauty Salon and Spa of Newton, Massachusetts is donating free haircut or express facial to health care workers, policemen and firefighters for a duration of month of June 2020. Per Governor Baker's reopening order, a haircut service will be available as early as May 25, 2020 and spa service will be available as early as June 8, 2020.

Olga Kwasniewski, the owner of Whole Beauty Salon and Spa was brainstorming on how she and her company can contribute and support a community during this unprecedented time of combating the virus.

"Donating our services to frontline workers seems an ultimate decision, especially when a basic haircut or a facial is becoming so essential for those who are working around the clock right now in order to keep us safe. They are fighting for lives of thousands of people! I genuinely believe that willingness of our society to become as one force will help us stand strong together against this virus," says Olga Kwasniewski.

"I am incredibly grateful to my team, who instantly agreed to support this mission. Especially Vanessa Lyn Lavin, a lead master stylist of Whole Beauty Salon, is overly excited to contribute to this cause her talent and skills."

Whole Beauty Salon is operating under all State's regulations and compliance of safety. With these guidelines, the salon will accept up to three frontline workers per day with their choice of complimentary service. At a time of appointment, a frontline worker has to present a valid ID.

Appointments can be made online via by selecting "First responder service," via phone at 617-955-1551 or visiting our website

About Whole Beauty Salon:

Whole Beauty Salon and Spa was established in 2009, right in the heart of Newton Centre and located at 74 Langley Road. The highly skilled team of hairstylists, estheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists are experts offering high-quality services. All services and treatments have a goal to get a complete customized look suiting clients' needs and personality. Using the latest advanced technology and natural organic products helps them stand out and take pride in their services.

If someone would like to be a part of this campaign, they can become a sponsor by clicking on Book Online and select "Sponsor a HERO."

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Go Online, Help Scientists Understand Child Development

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Parents and children can help scientists understand how the young mind grows and changes-all from home! Children Helping Science ( from the Parent Researcher Collaborative connects families to hundreds of web-based studies of child development and brain function.

"It's like the Hubble telescope of child development," says Laura Schulz, Ph.D., an MIT researcher who is one of six lead partners on the project. "There were telescopes before Hubble, but no common resource that allowed such a deep, focused exploration. In the same way, Children Helping Science is a massive leap forward for research on cognition, a new platform that will transform the field."

For parents, using the website is easy: from the homepage select the age of your child to see a list of studies, then choose the studies you're interested in. There are studies for children of all ages as well as parents. All the activities are entirely online, so they can be done at any time of day - whenever works best for the child's schedule.

By aggregating dozens or hundreds of studies in one place, the project aims to greatly increase the number of people who participate. "Finding enough children is always the greatest hurdle in a study," says Schulz, who also anticipates that having studies more easily accessible will help bring in new participants, especially from families who might not have time or resources to travel for studies in person.

The website welcomes any researcher to list their study. The site was created and managed by Elizabeth Bonawitz at Rutgers University-Newark; Hyowon Gweon at Stanford; Julian Jara-Ettinger at Yale; Candice Mills at the University of Texas Dallas; Laura Schulz at MIT; and Mark Sheskin at Minerva Schools.

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Dr. Thomas T. Nagle Joins Sturbridge Growth Partners as Advisory Partner

MEDFIELD, Mass. -- Sturbridge Growth Partners, a boutique management consulting firm dedicated to driving profitable growth for clients through innovative approaches to pricing and value management, announced today that Tom Nagle has joined the company as an Advisory Partner.

Nagle, who comes to Sturbridge with four decades of experience, is a world-renowned expert who developed breakthrough concepts and practical tactics. His work has enabled billions of dollars of profitable growth for clients and the general business community. Most recently he served as a Senior Advisor for Deloitte. In 1987, Nagle founded The Strategic Pricing Group which was sold to the Monitor Group in 2005. The Monitor Group was then acquired by Deloitte in 2013. Tom is the author of the award-winning book, The Strategy & Tactics of Pricing, now in its 6th edition.

In his role at Sturbridge, Nagle will work closely with our clients to customize pricing strategies to drive gross profits. He will leverage his deep knowledge of economics, his understanding of what drives customer value and his expertise in competitive strategy.

Nagle said, "I am excited to join Sturbridge and its team of experienced organic growth experts. Sturbridge is uniquely positioned in the management consulting space with a superb network of consultants that can be leveraged to generate significant financial results for clients at lower fees than traditional large consultancies."

Commenting on the Nagle appointment, Lisa Thompson, Sturbridge founder and CEO said, "Tom brings a fantastic record of success from his time at Strategic Pricing Group, Monitor and Deloitte. He is one of the most influential and articulate thinkers in this field and we are thrilled he's joining us."

About Sturbridge Growth Partners (SGP)

Sturbridge Growth Partners is a boutique strategy consulting firm serving multiple B2B industries including: Software/SaaS, industrial products, medical technology, chemicals, distribution, and B2B services. The experts at Sturbridge have been helping clients grow profitably for decades. They've driven hundreds of millions of dollars in gross profits through better pricing, value management and sales and marketing strategies.

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ZyCal Donating $300,000 in Bone and Joint Health Products to Help All During This Crisis

WESTBORO, Mass. -- ZyCal Bioceuticals Healthcare Inc. is an innovative, bone and joint specialty company that manufactures and markets ultra-premium supplements. The organization holds more than 10 years of experience in developing innovative products that healthcare professionals can use to support their patients' active lifestyles and promote healthy bone and joint health.

ZyCal is doing its part to help keep people's bones and joints healthy by giving away up to $300,000 of its ultra-premium products ABSOLUTELY FREE. There is no obligation to buy anything.

To help ZyCal give away these products, ZyCal has partnered with Jill Brown, a Los Angeles based Fitness Professional. Jill has 20+ years of experience in teaching, training and continuing education, as she has transformed thousands of lives through fitness and healthy lifestyle changes.

Together, ZyCal and Jill Brown are focused on keeping people's bones and joints healthy through this giveaway. For healthy joints, there is Ostinol(R) Insta-Joint, a $135, ultra-premium product ABSOLUTELY FREE. For healthy bones, there is a choice of our MCHC (microcrystalline hydroxyapatite) or D3/K2. Both are enriched with a protein-herbal ingredient which supports bone tissue growth while supporting calcium absorption and metabolism. All of these products are ABSOLUTELY FREE including FREE Shipping and Handling - no credit card needed.

When asked why ZyCal is doing this free $300K product giveaway, CEO and President James Scaffidi said, "This is our way of helping Americans during this crisis while we are homebound."

To receive your free bottle, simply visit Jill Brown's Instagram account @jillbrownfitness (IG: or Jill's Facebook account JillBrownFitness ( and get your free code.

Limited time offer valid through May 31, 2020, or while supplies last. There is no obligation to buy anything.

About the Company

ZyCal Bioceuticals Healthcare Company was founded in 2006 leveraging science and technology from the surgical arena, launching a new class of natural products for bone and joint health. ZyCal is a green company, employee-owned, supporting mid-western cattle ranchers, as it manufactures the active ingredient for its ultra-premium products in an FDA-registered facility in central New Jersey. Learn more:

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Smart Hive is providing its premium HIVE platform free to State and Local Governments allowing them to defend as one

BOSTON, Mass. -- Smart Hive has announced that it will be offering the premium version of its platform for free, allowing state and local government to team up and defend as one. What Waze does for traffic Smart Hive does for cybersecurity.

While local governments are busy with COVID-19 response, cyber attacks on their infrastructure have gone up dramatically. Threat actors have realized that resources have been stretched thin during these challenging times. Smart Hive is seeing attacks on local governments as high as 20x compared to before COVID-19.

Everyone is doing their part to help in these challenging times, and Smart Hive wants to contribute by allowing any local or State government or agency to join its HIVE platform for free to start defending against threat actors together. In the HIVE, an attack on one is defense for all.

Join the HIVE for free to defend as one. Local and State governments can signup at

"While you secure our friends and family from COVID-19. Let us work with you and your peers to secure America," said Sanjay Patel, CEO of Smart Hive.

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The HIVE platform enables members to learn from each other in realtime. An attack on one is a defense for all in the HIVE. In less than 90 seconds, State and local governments can learn about attacks their peers have stopped and apply the appropriate defense before the attack reaches them. Protection against what's happening now and not what happened yesterday, we call this "The Power of Now." The entire process is fully automated, and it takes less than 15 minutes to join the HIVE.

Join the HIVE for free to defend as one. Access to Smart Hive's premium platform will be available for qualified organizations for at least six months or as long as the crisis last.

Local and State governments can signup at

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Beyond Benign Receives Grant to Support Green Chemistry Education at Universities

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Green chemistry education nonprofit Beyond Benign has received a grant from life science company MilliporeSigma to develop laboratory resources for universities. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that generate the least amount of harm and waste possible while maintaining excellent quality. Since 2007, Beyond Benign has integrated green chemistry into K-12 and higher education institutions through teacher training, lesson plans, community networks, webinars, and events.

"We're ecstatic to receive continued support from MilliporeSigma," says Beyond Benign's Director and Co-Founder, Dr. Amy Cannon. "MilliporeSigma recognizes the central role chemistry plays in the world around us. They understand the urgency of training chemistry students - our future workforce - in green chemistry, so as a society we invent in ways that intentionally reduce harm to human health and the environment."

MilliporeSigma's grant will allow Beyond Benign to create an inorganic chemistry resource guide and enhance an existing organic chemistry guide for universities looking to include green chemistry in their courses and programs. The updated Guide to Green Chemistry Experiments for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Labs created with nonprofit partner My Green Lab will be available in 2020, and the new inorganic chemistry guide will begin development in July 2020. Beyond Benign's Higher Education partners include the University of Michigan at Flint and the University of Toronto.

"Beyond Benign is helping transform the future of science by helping to shape chemists who take responsibility for every step of research and development," said Jeffrey Whitford, head of Corporate Responsibility and Life Science Branding at MilliporeSigma. "Its work reflects many of MilliporeSigma's goals for our own corporate and community sustainability."

As part of its Corporate Responsibility initiative, MilliporeSigma supports organizations committed to solving the toughest problems in life science. They practice green chemistry by manufacturing sustainable products, establishing dedicated programs, and by using the DOZN(tm) 2.0 free online tool it developed to test product and process sustainability against the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.

About Beyond Benign:

Beyond Benign, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, envisions a world where the chemical building blocks of products used every day are healthy and safe for humans and the environment. Beyond Benign is fostering a green chemistry education community empowered to transform chemistry education for a sustainable future. Beyond Benign's continuum of sustainable science educational programs including, teacher and faculty training, and curriculum development from K-20 are helping to build the next generation of scientists and citizens with the skills and knowledge to create and chose products that are safe for human health and the environment.

Over the past 13 years, Beyond Benign has an extensive history of service, having trained over 6,000 K-12 teachers in sustainable science and green chemistry, designed over 200 open-access lessons, reached over 25,000 youth and community members through outreach, & partnered with over 65 universities to transform chemistry education. Together we can catalyze the development of green technological innovations that result in safer products and processes in support of a sustainable, healthy society.

For more information about Beyond Benign, visit or find us on Twitter @beyondbenign, on Instagram @beyondbenign, and on Facebook @beyondbenign.

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Garage Doors Boston Launched Garage Doors Spring Repairing Services

BOSTON, Mass. -- Garage Doors Boston, a chief provider of garage door repair services, has launched garage door repair New Boston MI services. The garage door repair Boston has emerged as one of the key contenders for the top five positions in the list of the key players in this industry. The management has taken very intelligent steps in the recent times and efforts can be clearly seen in the turnovers that the company has been raking annually over the last three to four years or so.

Much has been talked about the services it has been offering, more so because of the quality the management has maintained constantly. Stephanie James, a senior marketing manager, said, "All hasn't been smooth for us ever since we opened shop in Boston. Winning the people's hearts and trust takes a lot of time. However, we never lost patience. Our commitment to offer the best possible service and our perseverance certainly bore fruits over the years."

"Hard work always pays and we believe in that whole-heartedly. There have been times when we were not sure which path to take and what strategies to implement. Our customers were the ones who stood beside us always and showed the way. Just a thank you would always be an understatement. We owe a major part of our success to them and that goes without saying. When it comes to garage door repair in Boston, our experts have been brilliant and the exceptional dedication towards serving the clients are really praiseworthy," James added.

The CEO commentated, "If customers detect some issues with your garage door springs, people must immediately contact us. Small problems in the springs can pose a big threat. Springs and cables are actually tense parts and therefore, utmost care needs to be taken. A wrong move might release their tension and that might lead to tragic incidents. So, people have to be extremely cautious about not letting such things happen. We are there to help them avert any untoward incident. We are trying to offer full-spectrum garage door services."

About the Company

Garage Doors Boston is popular for repairing and servicing garage doors in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Full Address: Newmarket Square. Boston, MA. 02118

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Matthew LeBlanc named Eastern Region Healthcare Practice Leader for Edgewood Healthcare Advisors, a division of EPIC

BOSTON, Mass. -- Edgewood Healthcare Advisors, a division of EPIC announced today that Matthew LeBlanc has been named Healthcare Practice Leader for the Eastern Region reporting to Susan Tewhill, National Healthcare Practice Leader for Edgewood Healthcare Advisors.

LeBlanc has been in the healthcare liability market for over 15 years, most recently leading the Physician practice based in West Hartford, Connecticut. In his expanded role, LeBlanc will be responsible for overseeing Edgewood Healthcare Advisors Eastern Region as well as retention and growth of the practice. He will continue his leadership role with the Physician Practice as well.

LeBlanc has held positions as Partner/Broker at Healthcare Risk Specialists and Underwriter during his career. LeBlanc holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from Quinnipiac University. He has also earned a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter designation.

Said Susan Tewhill, National Managing Principal, "We are thrilled to have Matt step into this added leadership role and know that he will help the practice grow and provide consulting services to our clients in the healthcare industry."

Matthew LeBlanc can be reached at:
860.521.8555 (Main)
978.808.9716 (Mobile)

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit

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