Reference Checks

By Joshua Weinberger  |  Posted 2003-04-01 Print this article Print

Dossiers: Now that Extensity is no longer independent, but rather a division of enterprise-software company Geac, users might be forgiven for wondering to whom to make out this month's check.

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Reference Checks & Company Info

Reference Checks

Rebecca Beatty
Dir., Business Services, Corp. Finance
(310) 794-8688
Project: University has gone live with 1,000 of intended 12,000 users.

Office Depot
Cathy Kollman
Director, Accounts Payable
(561) 438-3335
Project: World's second-largest office-supply chain successfully cut back its 4-to-6-week reimbursement time. Just upgraded to version 6.

Rohm & Haas
Henry Good
Dir., Travel and Insurance
(215) 592-3132
Project: The chemical producer signed a three-year contract to run Version 6 on a hosted basis directly with Extensity.

CH2M Hill
Mike Walker
Director, I.T.
(720) 286-2112
Project: Global project-delivery firm needed both time and expense reporting, Web-based access, and an offline client. Running 5.6.1.

Spirent Communications
Phil Walton
(818) 598-4024
Project: Network-technology company rolled out Extensity 6 to its North American divisions over the last few months; moving on to Europe next quarter and Asia after that.

Ball Corp.
Mona Heffernan
Director, Business Analysis
(303) 460-5507
Project: Packaging provider and aerospace company split its deployment—version 5.6 for aerospace division and 6.0 to the rest of the company.

Sharon Bailey
Director of Accounting
(817) 575-2307
Project: Former Reltec division was one of the original beta testers, and is only now upgrading from Extensity 1.0.9 to version 6.

Executives listed here are all users of Extensity's software. Their willingness to talk has been confirmed by Baseline.

Company Info

2200 Powell St., Suite 300
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 594-5700

PARENT COMPANY: Geac Computer Corp. (GAC.TO)

*Extensity employees before the acquisition by Geac

Elizabeth Ireland
SVP, Marketing, Geac Enterprise Solutions
Was SVP, Marketing, at Extensity. Responsible for all product marketing (pricing, positioning, strategy) for the Extensity suite of applications. Had been a VP at MapInfo and, earlier, a CPA.

Mark Oney
SVP, Front Office Engineering, Geac Enterprise Solutions
Was SVP, Engineering, at Extensity. Heads Geac Americas front-office engineering organization, including the Extensity product line. Worked at Apple and Xerox.

Extensity 6 is the latest version of the core offering—modules include Expense Reports, Timesheets, Travel Plans, Check Requests, Procurement, Extensity Connect (a dashboard, or interface), and Extensity Reporting (for business intelligence, powered by Business Objects). Also: Extensity System Administration Tool (for self-maintenance).

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After being on staff at The New Yorker for five years, Josh later traveled the world, hitting all seven continents in a single year. At Yale University, he majored in American Studies, English, and Theatre Studies.


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