Press & Announcements

Clarissa Felts, former VP of Collaboration at Lowe’s, Brings Hands-On Collaboration Experience to KMS Team

Long Island, New York, January 3, 2017… KMS Solutions is excited to announce the addition of Clarissa Felts, a very experienced Business Analyst/Evangelist, to our team. Clarissa recently retired from Lowe’s as Vice President of Collaboration, overseeing the business use and adoption strategies of Connections for the 278,000 employees of Lowe’s since 2011.

“Social business did not change our culture, it revealed our culture,” says Ms Felts in this short video where she summarizes Lowe’s Connections experience for IBM’S Sandy Carter in 2013.

According to Kevin Smith, Consulting Director of KMS, “Clarissa’s role at KMS will be to assist us in educating our clients and prospective clients on business use cases and adoption strategies for IBM Connections social business and collaboration software solutions. The benefit of her knowledge is invaluable to our clients”.

IBM Connections Cloud is a set of cloud-delivered online technologies that combine social networking and online collaboration, messaging, and web conference tools. The social network platform enables organizations to deepen customer relationships, increase effectiveness, optimize workforces and reduce IT costs and complexity. Using these collaborative tools, employees are able to provide a better experience and superior support by being able to tap into internal experts, information, and resources, as well as initiate external collaboration with customers and vendors.


KMS Solutions, 23-Year IBM Business Partner, Enhances Clients’ Social Business and Collaboration Options through New Partnerships with TimeToAct and TriLog

 Long Island, New York, November 27, 2016… KMS Solutions, a technical business consulting company and IBM Business Partner for 23 years, announced today its new business partnerships with TIMETOACT GROUP, a German software and consulting company, and TriLog Group, developers of ProjExec for Connections, both of whose products enhance the IBM’s Connections options for our clients.

According to Kevin Smith, President of KMS Solutions, “These new partnerships give us the ability and range to  provide more comprehensive collaboration and social business solutions to more industries and vertical markets. Coupled with our industry expertise and technical know-how, we can provide the most up to date, solid technical solutions that will drive better business decisions and augment our clients’ successes”.

An IBM Business Partner for 23 years, KMS Solutions specializes in the planning, design, implementation, training and support of on-premise and Cloud based collaboration, social, and communications tools, focusing on process efficiencies and business solutions. KMS services a broad geographic client base, including the eastern half of the United States, as well as Mexico, Switzerland and Denmark.

TIMETOACT GROUP provides professional services for IBM Software, Microsoft, Google Software, other Partners and open standards. Founded in 1998, more than 280 employees are now working at TIMETOACT GROUP which is located in seven locations in Germany and sales locations in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Trilog Group is an international company headquartered just north of Boston, MA. The company has offices in Europe and the Middle East as well as a global network of reseller partners who implement and support the ProjExec solution in over 35 countries.