LCS Media Kit
- Fact Sheet
- CIO Review” Magazine named LCS Technologies, Inc., as one of CIO Review’s “100 Most Promising Oracle Services Companies
- INC. 500 Press Release
- Oracle University Announces ‘Newcomer Reseller Award’
for LCS Technologies
- Leading With Innovation:
Helping You Make the Right Connections
- Leading With Innovation:
LCS Database Xccelerator
Location: Sacramento, CA
Description: LCS Technologies of Sacramento, CA is a leading information services provider offering a single source for all your Oracle software, service and training needs. LCS has a simple philosophy: help our customers make the right connections to achieve successful and measurable business results. LCS leads with innovation to empower our customers to maximize their infrastructure and make their team more efficient and effective.
2005 The Idea – “We can do this!”
2006 Incubation period – LCS Incorporated
2007 Start-up – Two employees, Two customers
2008 First mission critical project awarded
2009 Oracle Partner status
2011 INC 500 Rank 90
2011 #1 Fastest Growing Company in Sacramento – Sac Biz Journal
2012 INC 500/5000 Rank 689
2012 #2 Fastest Growing Company in Sacramento – Sac Biz Journal
Steve Simonetto (Co-Founder)
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Simonetto has more than 28-years of experience in software development, project management, consulting, and business management. Recognizing the need for a more customer focused approach to software-related consulting; Steve co-founded LCS to provide high value, premium technology services. As CEO of LCS, Steve’s commitment to quality delivery and high customer satisfaction enabled the company to double revenues each year over the past three years. At Oracle Corporation he directed the Public Sector consulting business for fifteen western states, including California. Steve has served as Executive Sponsor for numerous major software engagements. Outside the work environment, Steve enjoys bicycling, golfing, camping, and snow skiing.
Stéphane Côme (Co-Founder)
Chief Technology Officer
Stéphane Côme is the co-founder and visionary behind LCS Technologies. During his 20 years as a System Architect and Oracle Database Tuning Expert for Oracle, Stéphane discovered that the root of most design and performance issues was not technology. It was the inability of technical teams to work efficiently and effectively together. He founded LCS Technologies to assemble the best human and technical teams possible to guide customers toward the successful implementation of their IT projects. Developing and connecting elite technical teams that can work together to solve customer problems first fulfills Stéphane’s vision. This is the essence of LCS.
Chief Operating Officer
Chris Wilson has more than 15 years of experience in strategic planning, business development, and account management. At Oracle Corporation, Chris was the State and Local West Regional Consulting Account Manager responsible for Oracle Application and Technology business development, service delivery, and staff management. During his successful tenure with Oracle, Chris developed and implemented strategic business plans leading to substantial revenue, profit growth, and client satisfaction. On the weekends, Chris enjoys spending time with his family; camping, riding ATVs, and hosting family barbecues.
Master Contracts Awarded
State of California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS)
State of California Master Services Agreement (MSA)
State of California CalPERS Spring Fed Pool for IT Services
State of California Statewide License Program (SLP)
City of Phoenix Qualified Vendor List
CIOReview Names Sacramento’s LCS Technologies
To “Top 100” Oracle Solution Providers List
LCS Technologies, Inc., the national technology and training services company headquartered in the Sacramento, California, was selected by CIOReview Magazine among, “Top 100 Most Promising Oracle Solution Providers”.
“LCS gained momentum, beating the current challenges in the Oracle IT Infrastructure landscape, while sharing helpful information on how they achieved it. In a way you might think about LCS as a ‘disruptor’ in the space,” says Christo Jacob, Managing Editor of CIO Review. “We congratulate LCS and look forward to their continued success.”
Oracle Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of information management software, and is best known for its sophisticated relational database products used in Fortune 1000 companies.
According to the September 15, 2014 issue of CIOReview Magazine, “…the downside of being such a giant is that a prospective customer would need to sift through a huge stack of products to narrow down on the one that (best) suits their business.” To better address today’s Chief Information Officers’ (CIO) need for industry-focused consulting, and fully-managed solutions, to customize and/or expand Oracle tools for specific industries and business needs, Oracle carefully selects partners to provide in-depth services and training expertise that streamline operations.
LCS Technologies, Inc., is one of Oracle’s key partners meeting these objectives – and was recognized by a CIOReview Magazine panel of experts as among the 100 best, leading Oracle Solutions Providers industry-wide.
The distinguished, CIOReview Magazine “Top 100” Selections Panel, comprised of Chief Executive Officers, Chief Information Officers, Venture Capitalists, Analysts, and the CIOReview Editorial Board, researched the capabilities of thousands of Oracle partners with the, “skills to tackle complex challenges in this space.”
The CIOReview Magazine Selections Panel then identified the 100 Oracle Solution Provider companies demonstrating the “…most, in-depth expertise in delivering integrated and innovative technologies to streamline operations across the Oracle landscape.” According to the CIOReview Magazine Editorial Board, LCS Technologies, Inc. is among the 100 best companies in the world, “…at the forefront of tackling today’s challenges in the Oracle ecosystem.”
“We are quite proud and humbled that CIOReview recognized LCS Technologies as a ‘Top 100 Solutions Provider’,” states Steve Simonetto, Chief Executive Officer, LCS Technologies, Inc. “LCS Technologies’ custom process methodology analyzes and evaluates the true performance of an Oracle-based infrastructure; partnering with the customer to quickly identify and execute solutions that fix problems, decrease costs, and increase productivity. We are very honored that the CIOReview Selections Panel recognized our commitment to meet and exceed these key objectives for our customers every day. And delighted that they listed LCS as ‘An experienced and knowledgeable one-stop shop for all Oracle products and services’.”
In the article describing why LCS was selected among CIOReview’s prestigious, “Top 100” winners, the magazine highlighted LCS’ use of proprietary tools and unique methodology to help customers quickly identify Oracle system contention factors. From this information, LCS then provides precise, innovative, efficient, and cost-effective, recommendations to the customer for improvement – in many cases revealing no need to upgrade or purchase further, expensive hardware solutions.
Simonetto lists among the other factors leading to the continued success and effectiveness of the relatively young (launched 2006) LCS Technologies, “When faced with operations issues, or simply rapid growth, most IT executives are forced to rely on out-of-context performance indicators to make equipment, solution, purchase, and expansion decisions; often resulting in higher overall costs, from hardware components-to-long-term maintenance. At LCS, most of our leadership, and many of our consultants, are Oracle Corporation alumni. We have the experience and skill-set to deliver exceptional Oracle solutions execution. And because we don’t have fancy or expensive ‘bricks and mortar’ buildings, and we leverage the Cloud for our internal systems, we minimize our overhead, which allows us to be very competitive on our pricing.”
The CIOReview Magazine recognition of LCS Technologies also highlights LCS’ commitment to professional development for/with the technology community. To that end, LCS is sponsoring/presenting several community events in October, promoting continuing education and business success, including:
• Thursday, October 16: “LinkedIn HangIn” – in partnership with SARTA, Social Media Club of Sacramento, and the Hacker Lab, LCS Technologies is hosting corporate representatives from “LinkedIn” to share research-verified tips, tricks, and new, free tools to help individuals and companies better “brand”. To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/linkedin-hangin-boost-your-linkedin-leverage-tickets-12878490913.
• Tuesday, October 21:“LCS Presents: All Things Oracle!” – Launching a monthly workshop series to share solutions and tips regarding, “All Things Oracle”, the October 21 workshop, “Rapid Prototyping with APEX”, will introduce a great web development tool which is already built-in into all versions of the Oracle Database since 10.2. APEX is a proven, scalable, metadata driven Rapid Application Development Framework that leverages knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL to create web applications. To register for this and learn more about other monthly workshops, please check: http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Oracle/.
• Wednesday, October 22: “Startup Grind” Sacramento Hosts LCS Technologies, Inc., CEO Steve Simonetto: For more information or to register, please check: http://startupgrind.com/event/startup-grind-sacramento-presents-steve-simonetto-lcs-technologies/.
About LCS Technologies, Inc.:
LCS Technologies, Inc., is a national information services provider headquartered in Sacramento, CA., which offers a single source for all Oracle software, service and training needs. LCS’ leadership has a simple philosophy, outlined by Chief Executive Officer Steve Simonetto, “We help our customers make the right connections to achieve successful and measurable business results. LCS leads with innovation to empower our customers to maximize their infrastructure and make their team more efficient and effective.” For more information: http://lcs-technologies-inc.com.
2,800% growth over 3 years
SACRAMENTO, CA — Inc. magazine today ranked LCS Technologies number 90 on its INC 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy-America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. LCS is a leading information services provider for Oracle software, service and training needs.
The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. LCS has doubled its revenue every year for the last three years, ending 2010 with revenues of $4.7 million. This impressive growth enabled LCS to rank number 5 in the Inc. 500 list of information technology services providers.
“To be recognized on a national level and included in the 2011 Inc. 500 is a testament to our philosophy of developing and connecting the best teams possible to guide customers toward the successful implementation of IT projects that solve real business problems,” said Stephane Come, Co-Founder and CTO of LCS Technologies.
LCS has a simple philosophy: Help its customers by “Connecting the Dots.” This means seeking the best solutions and making the right connections by pinpointing the best resources: People, partners, hardware and software needed to solve business problems. LCS’ Connect the Dots approach enables the company to provide best-in-class solutions for its customers IT needs by leading with innovation, providing the highest quality customer care and helping customers maximize infrastructure and operational efficiency.
“We listen to our customers, make the right connections to address their needs, and create the solution to help them achieve successful and measurable business results,‚” said Steve Simonetto, Co-Founder and CEO of LCS Technologies.
The 2011 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23 to November 15 and on Inc.com), is a group of companies that are smaller but much faster-growing than last year’s crop. Aggregate revenue is $10.5 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,275 percent. The companies on this year’s list employ more than 46,000 people and generated over 35,000 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on inc.com/500.
About LCS Technologies
LCS Technologies of Sacramento, CA is a leading information services provider offering a single source for all your Oracle software, service and training needs. LCS has a simple philosophy: help our customers make the right connections to achieve successful and measurable business results. LCS leads with innovation to empower our customers to maximize their infrastructure and make their team more efficient and effective.
About the Inc. 500
The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent-not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies-as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at inc.com/500.
Oracle University Announces ‘Newcomer Reseller Award’
for LCS Technologies
Sacramento, CA – Oracle University is pleased to announce that LCS Technologies, Inc., has been awarded the “Newcomer Reseller Award,” for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13).
This award recognizes LCS Technologies, Inc., for, “…coming on board as an Oracle University partner with full steam.” When presenting the award, Oracle acknowledges that the LCS Technologies’ management team has worked closely with Oracle University, adjusted focus, and won a sales contest during the year. Therefore, LCS Technologies has quickly become identified as a valued Oracle partner, and an excellent resource for Oracle University training customers
Together, Oracle University and LCS Technologies, Inc., are available at any time to support the training needs of their customers.
ABOUT ORACLE UNIVERSITY – Oracle University is the premier provider of training for Oracle technologies and products. As one of the largest global corporate training organizations, Oracle University offers thousands of in-class, onsite, Live Virtual Class, “Training On Demand,” and self-study courses for learners around the world. For further information, please visit Oracle University on the web at education.oracle.com.
ABOUT LCS Technologies, Inc. – LCS Technologies, a national company headquartered in Sacramento, CA, is a leading information services provider offering a single source for all Oracle software, service, and training needs. LCS Technologies has a simple philosophy: “help customers to make the right connections, to achieve successful and measurable business results.” LCS leads with innovation to empower its customers to maximize their infrastructure and make their team more efficient and effective.
For further information, please feel free to contact LCS Technologies, Inc., at (855) 277-5527; or visit LCS Technologies, Inc., on the web at www.lcs-technologies-inc.com.
Leading With Innovation: Helping You Make the Right Connections
LCS has a simple philosophy: help our customers make the right connections to achieve successful and measurable business results. We call it “Connecting the Dots.” It means seeking the best solutions and making the right connections by pinpointing the best resources: people, partners, hardware and software needed to solve your business problem. Once we’ve identified the right “dots,” we seamlessly integrate all of these “dots” into the right business solution to address end user challenges and create stronger customer relationships.
Our Connect the Dots approach enables us to provide best in class solutions for your IT needs by leading with innovation, providing the highest quality customer care, and helping you to maximize your infrastructure and operational efficiency.
Seeing the Big Picture
By stepping back and looking at the big picture from the business perspective, LCS can identify the challenges and the problems that need to be solved even when the connections are not clear.
“The connections are always there. Even when it is not obvious what needs connecting or how it will connect,” explains Stéphane Côme, LCS CTO.
Once the dots and connect points are identified, LCS puts the right information services team in place to connect them.
Five Keys to Connecting the Dots
Our Connect the Dots approach is based on five principles:
- Be agnostic about the solution. Find the best in class “dots”: people, vendors, partners, hardware, software, delivery and pricing. At LCS, we start with questions, not answers: What is the problem? What results are expected? What is the optimal solution? Once we have the questions, we connect the appropriate dots to provide the best answers.
- Unchain the process. Too often, companies are constrained by following a process, this may be an old process developed many years ago when technology limitations dictated the process. When the objective is to create connections that are not obvious or that may not yet exist, process can be the problem rather than the solution. If you follow a process along a well-traveled path, you may miss opportunities because the process puts arbitrary constraints on how you view the problem and the potential remedies–essentially, stifling innovation.
- Remove constraints to see the opportunities. It’s difficult if not impossible to connect the dots if you have artificial constraints on what you think you can do or achieve. When these constraints are removed, thinking can be changed, innovation is unleashed and business results can be improved, often dramatically.
- Lead with Innovation. From solving a customer problem to finding the most efficient way to operate internally, LCS leads with innovation. The solutions often recommended by LCS are not just based on Best Practices, but are driven by experienced staff, prior successes and shared domain knowledge. The LCS team is always looking for new ways to maximize efficiency and reduce costs. For LCS, business as usual-isn’t.
- Make the connection for the customer even if there is no tangible reward for LCS. The key is creating the connection and making sure the connection is an advantage for the customer.
Call LCS (855-277-5527) today and let us know how we can help you make the right connections for your information technology challenge, or check www.lcs-technologies-inc.com
Leading With Innovation: LCS Database Xccelerator
Database Overload.Total System Shutdown. It’s a doomsday scenario that strikes fear in the heart of every database administrator. Combine that with the busiest and most critical sales month of the year for your company and you’ve got a DBA’s worst nightmare.
Here’s the story of how one company faced a nightmare situation and came out ahead of the game.
This Fortune 500 online retailer handles thousands of transactions per day on a regular basis. Accounting and business operations require that the transactions be batched nightly with jobs typically taking 6 to 10 hours to complete on an Oracle 10g RAC database.
This online retailer is popular, business is booming and daily transactions are on the increase. Their success leads to slower batch times. Experts are called in. The Elite Team from LCS Technologies joins the retailer’s database team in an effort to enhance performance. There is no time or money to re-architect the application and database, so standard performance methods are applied. The team does all the right things: SQL optimization and database tuning. And it works—for a while.
Then the black Friday comes and that night a batch job that is supposed to take 10 hours takes 22 and the system rolls back. Business analysts, sales and marketing teams are waiting for previous day’s reports. But the reports are not available. Business activity stops. The quiet is eerie and deadly to a retailer that counts on the holidays for more than half its yearly sales.
The AHA Moment
The retailer’s team and LCS’s elite technical team can’t increase system performance using standard tools. There is no known solution. It is time to rethink the situation.
The solution was elegant, simple and totally unconventional. It involved converting the application from single-threaded to multi-threaded. Here’s how it worked.
With minimal changes to the application, the LCS team was able to extract the core business logic from the system. Think of it as open heart surgery for a damaged database.
Once the core logic was extracted, the team was able to run the code through its database Xccelerator, a framework that enables code to run in parallel processes. The process is not without its perils. Because of the limited time available, even standard testing is eliminated. Instead, the team opts for auditing to protect against errors.
The Happy Ending
The database Xccelerator enables a DBA to take a single-threaded database application and make it multi-threaded while keeping the original code 100% safe. It is the equivalent of taking a single lane road and turning it into a 16-lane freeway overnight.
Using The LCS database Xccelerator process, a batch job that took 22 hours now takes a little as two hours. The retailer catches up with its business reports in two days and business activity returns to as normal as it gets for a global retailer at Christmas time.
The bonus was the retailer’s database team is able to use the Xccelerator process on all their other batch jobs, making it a very happy holiday season indeed.
The Journey Continues
Batch process acceleration is just one of the many ways LCS’s database Xccelerator is being used by their Oracle-based clients. Another client, a major telecom company, is using the Xccelerator to scale a real-time pattern analysis tool. A government agency is using it for database conversion to make data conversions from legacy systems to Oracle-based systems as much as 10X faster as standard tools. When used with Exadata, the performance increases are even more substantial.
Another advantage is that the process does not require any new hardware or software purchases. While products like the LCS database Xccelerator exist, they are expensive. LCS’ solution is native to Oracle. The process is easy for a DBA to learn and LCS offers mentoring to ensure the knowledge transfer is complete.
LCS’s Elite Technical Team has a simple philosophy: Lead with Innovation and empower the customer to maximize their infrastructure and make their team more efficient so that they become the elite team in their own company.
For more information or to receive a 1:1 consultation, please contact LCS at email@example.com.
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Technology Officer
Stéphane Côme is the co-founder and visionary behind LCS Technologies. During his 20-plus years as a System Architect and Oracle Database Tuning Expert for Oracle, Stéphane discovered that the root of most design and performance issues was not technology. It was the inability of technical teams to work efficiently and effectively together. He founded LCS Technologies to assemble the best human and technical teams possible to guide customers toward the successful implementation of their IT projects. Developing and connecting elite technical teams that can work together to solve customer problems first fulfills Stéphane’s vision. This is the essence of LCS Technologies, Inc.
“Other companies do performance tuning. We do extreme tuning.”
Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Simonetto has more than 30 years of experience in software development, project management, consulting, and business management. Recognizing the need for a more customer focused approach to software-related consulting, Steve co-founded LCS to provide high value, premium technology services. As CEO of LCS, Steve’s commitment to quality delivery and high customer satisfaction enabled the company to double revenues each year over the past three years. At Oracle Corporation he directed the Public Sector consulting business for fifteen western states, including California. Steve has served as Executive Sponsor for numerous major software engagements. Outside the work environment, Steve enjoys bicycling, golfing, camping, and snow skiing.
“We work WITH our customers to provide what YOU need.”
Chief Operating Officer
Chris has more than 16 years of experience developing and implementing strategic business plans leading to substantial revenue, profit growth, and client satisfaction. Prior to joining LCS, Chris spent 13 years with Oracle Consulting as the State and Local West Regional Consulting Account Manager responsible for Oracle Application and Technology business development, service delivery, and staff management. On the weekends, Chris enjoys spending time with his family; camping, boating, riding ATVs, and hosting family barbecues.
“We take the time to help our clients make informed decisions we can both be proud of!”