Account4 President John Lucas Named to National Advisory Board; Position is Latest Demonstration of Leadership for PSA Visionary.Business/Technology Editors
NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2001
Account4, Inc., a leading developer of professional services automation See PSA. solutions, announces that John J. Lucas, President & CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , has accepted a position on the National Advisory Board for President's Strategies & News magazine, a Hughes Communications Hughes Communications is a publicly traded company under the stock symbol of NASDAQ: HUGH since September 2006.
Hughes Communications is wholly owned by Apollo Management.
The principal business of Hughes Communications, Inc. publication. This nomination, combined with his recent address to Spring 2001 InformationWeek conference attendees and upcoming speeches at ProjectWorld Boston & Chicago, further demonstrates Mr. Lucas' thought leadership role in the emerging PSA (Professional Services Automation) An information system designed to organize, track and manage all opportunities, work, resources, costs, revenues and invoices to improve the productivity and efficiency of the workforce. marketplace.
Mr. Lucas joins fellow Advisory Board Members from companies such as AT&T Business, J.D. Edwards (J.D. Edwards & Company, Denver, CO, www.jdedwards.com) A developer of multinational, integrated enterprise software for distribution, finance, human resources, manufacturing and supply chain management. , Yankee Group Research, and the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses. Board members are asked to be available to President's Strategies & News editorial staff as expert sources for articles in their areas of expertise.
Drawing from his extensive background in project & workforce management systems, Mr. Lucas pioneered the concept of Web-based workforce management. This type of system is now commonly known as Professional Services Automation (PSA) by leading business, research, and investment analysts. Mr. Lucas was selected based on his extensive software development management experience and his vision for the future of PSA.
"Given Mr. Lucas' experience and the Company's track record in providing solutions to growing businesses, we believe Mr. Lucas will be a valuable source of information to our readers," said Charlie Plumb, Senior Editor of President's Strategies & News.
Mr. Lucas is a frequent speaker in a variety of forums, including the last three InformationWeek conferences. His most recent engagement was the Spring 2001 InformationWeek presentation "Emerging Professional Services & IT Management Trends: Using the Internet to Automate Professional Services Delivery."
Mr. Lucas will also share his expertise at the upcoming ProjectWorld Conferences in Boston and Chicago by discussing hot PSA related topics. His speeches "Why Traditional Project Management doesn't Work for Today's Professional Workforce" and "Total Economic Impact of PSA" will address new trends and financial benefits of PSA.
Account4(R) software is a complete PSA solution for professional services organizations (PSOs) and corporate information technology (IT) departments. It supports the core business processes associated with Business Development, Service Delivery and Administration, and helps these organizations successfully manage projects and increase the utilization, productivity, effectiveness, and retention of their workforces. Account4 was the first fully integrated, 100% Internet-based PSA solution. It offers a pure HTML HTML
in full HyperText Markup Language
Markup language derived from SGML that is used to prepare hypertext documents. Relatively easy for nonprogrammers to master, HTML is the language used for documents on the World Wide Web. user interface with no Java or ActiveX.
For more than 14 years, Account4, Inc. (www.account4.com) has provided software and related consulting services, to over 175 companies and more than 325,000 licensed users. Our premier customer base includes: Verizon, Kmart, SGI (SGI, Sunnyvale, CA, www.sgi.com) A manufacturer of workstations and servers, founded in 1982 by Jim Clark. The company was founded as Silicon Graphics, Inc., but changed to its acronym in 1999. , Radio Shack, NSTAR NSTAR NASA Solar Electric Propulsion Technology Application Readiness , Mellon Bank, The Hartford, Chase Manhattan, CNA (Certified NetWare Administrator) See Novell certification. Insurance, INTRIA-HP, ConEdison, Viacom and FileNET.