In today’s global business environment, staying competitive means moving fast and being flexible. Being able to quickly bring on new acquisitions, or easily integrate with other enterprise applications. Companies with legacy ERP systems can’t keep up with today’s business demands. These systems are costly to maintain and can’t scale fast enough to capture new opportunities.
That’s why Sandra Kurtzig founded Kenandy in 2010—to once again transform the world of enterprise management software. She did this the first time in 1972, when she founded ASK Computer Systems and created the groundbreaking MANMAN product family. During her 20-year tenure as founder, chairman and CEO of the ASK Group, Kurtzig grew the company into one of the ten largest software companies in the world. Now, as Chairman and CEO of Kenandy, she’s helping to drive the adoption of enterprise management on the cloud.
The venture started as the result of a conversation between Kurtzig and Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, about building an enterprise management solution on the Salesforce Platform. He believed there was tremendous opportunity for an ERP system built natively on the cloud. Kurtzig agreed. The Salesforce Platform is proven, scalable and secure, serving more than 100,000 organizations, 220,000 applications, 3 million users, and 1 billion transactions per day. What’s more, the platform provides Kenandy with the infrastructure that businesses need today, including a mobile, global, social framework. Benefits like quick time-to-value. Real-time, continuous visibility into a single source of data. Flexibility to keep pace with business change.
Since salesforce.com takes care of the platform, Kenandy can focus on what we know best: building global enterprise management solutions. A perfect partnership! The Kenandy team includes experts in development, support, sales, and marketing, with a deep understanding of the needs of the global enterprise. Kenandy is not just ERP on the cloud. Kenandy is ERP redesigned, powered by what is now possible on the cloud. It’s ERP that delivers more value. It’s ERP for the way global enterprises operate today—distributed, collaborative and agile. Kenandy is cloud ERP…Now!
Why Work Here?
We Make Game-Changing Software
We’re having a big impact on the way our clients run their businesses. Our software inspires them to rethink their operations. Acquire and start new companies. Enter new markets.
We’re driven by our confidence in Kenandy…It really is transformative software.
— Charlie Merrow, CEO of the Merrow Sewing Machine Company
We Use the Latest Technology
Kenandy ERP is built on the Salesforce1 Platform—the latest in cloud technology. It’s mobile, social and global, so it works the way our clients want it to work. What’s more, we’re pushing the envelope, with the only ERP platform for large enterprises built natively on the cloud.
You have the only complete integrated ERP solution built on a single platform in the world.
— John Wookey, EVP at salesforce.com
We Work with Cool Customers
We work with cool customers who make real products. Pet foods. Sewing machines. Tires. Electronics. Many of them are changing their businesses and operations, and Kenandy is facilitating the change. We’re passionate about success: our clients’ success and, in turn, Kenandy’s.
Kenandy has revolutionized our product hold and product release process.
— Steve Lunetta, QA Director at Natural Balance Pet Foods, a division of Del Monte Foods
We Applaud Our Employees
We hire the best, and then we develop them, reward them, and help them reach their potential on the Kenandy Cloud. You can read an interview of one of our many stars on the Kenandy blog. We offer competitive salaries; equity; 401K; full medical, dental and vision insurance; a fully-stocked kitchen; great games and events.
We look for stars, and they help us become the great company that we are.
— Sandra Kurtzig, CEO and Chairman of Kenandy
We Have Fun!
From beer busts to speedcar racing to scavenger hunts in San Francisco, we know how to have a great time! The counterpart to working hard is playing hard—and we know how to do both very well.
I love our events. I get to spend time with sales, developers, the people on the front line. It’s great to experience the team spirit across departments.
— Stewart Florsheim, VP Marketing Communications
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I have been working at Kenandy full-time (less than a year)Pros
Kenandy is a start up company with enormous attention the last couple of years.
Collaborative environment where everybody works together
Challenging work type that keeps you focusedCons
Nothing much noticed so far, company is doing greatRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Kenandy in December 2014.Interview Details
I must confess that I did not have a positive experience with the interview process. I spoke to the HR/hiring manager and got a favorable opinion. I eventually met with a C-level executive who seemed to be biased against my existing company. The conversation smelled of bias all the way through and eventually I did not get the job. Reason was the place where I am currently working. The hiring manager and HR knew about the bias all the way, so I am confused why I was called in the first place. The best part is that none of my conversations with the C-level executive had any principles that I am currently applying in my own company, but were based on best practices spoken by thought leaders and world-class academicians. I was considering rejecting the offer even if I got the job, so I think I am glad things did not work out. Gives me an impression that the company seems to be top-heavy, and not that flexible to welcome ideas. Not a great attribute for a start-up!Interview Questions
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Kenandy is the enterprise backbone for large, global enterprises that design, manufacture and distribute products Kenandy cloud ERP automates core business processes including order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, planning and production, global financials and more. Kenandy is easy-to-use, always up-to-date, and connects employees, customers and suppliers in real-time. Founded by...
Mission: With Kenandy cloud ERP, enterprises keep pace with rapid business change at a fraction of the time and cost of on-premise software.