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Meeting/Event Information

May 11, 2016 PDM

May 11, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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GVSU University Club
Downtown Campus - Building C (see 6C on map)
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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5:30 PM Registration/Networking (NOTE NEW START TIME)
6:00 PM Hors d'Oeuvres & two complimentary drink tickets
7:00 PM Presentation 

Please park in the Seward Ramp (#20 on the attached map).

"Cloud Computing ERP - Aspirin for Supply Chain Headaches!"

Our speaker is Sree Rajagopalan, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Murano Corporation (, a next generation Enterprise Cloud Software Company headquartered in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. He will share how his organization's clients are improving supply chain visibility, inventory turns and customer intimacy with better processes and innovative modern cloud technology.

Common supply chain challenges faced by businesses today include order processing, fulfillment, and invoicing errors when dealing with customers and suppliers. This leads to unhappy customers and lost sales, manual and duplicate processes, and poor employee morale eventually resulting in high turnover. Cloud Computing is the perfect medicine to get rid of these supply chain headaches.

Cloud Computing breaks down organizational silos and helps businesses collaborate better with their customers by establishing a common decision-making and information capturing framework. With Cloud Computing, businesses can shop, check product availability, compare competing offerings, request pricing either directly on their suppliers' order management systems or on their own internal purchasing systems and electronically integrate with suppliers' order management systems.

Improved supply chain visibility and inventory turns means better operational efficiency. Cloud Computing is here and moving to the cloud offers significant financial benefits. 

   Speaker: Sree Rajagopalan

Sree Rajagopalan is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Murano Corporation, a next generation Enterprise Cloud Software Company headquartered in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. Murano Corporation’s flagship offering, Supply Chain Manager includes major modules like General Ledger, Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Human Resources. 

Sree is a veteran of Enterprise Software industry having been involved in multiple ERP implementations at Fortune 500 companies. He is passionate about improving his clients’ implementation experience and processes having helped his clients improve their Supply Chain, Procurement, Inventory Management, Logistics, and Sales processes and implement best practices. 

As CEO, Sree drives the strategy, vision and sales at Murano Corporation. He is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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