The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-05-22T05:23:06Z Simplifying complexity and reducing risk: SAI Global’s Property Enquiry Report makes life easier for conveyancing professionals 2017-05-22T05:23:06Z simplifying-complexity-and-reducing-risk-sai-global-s-property-enquiry-report-makes-life-easier-for-conveyancing-professionals To date, technological advances have only focused on improving the settlement component of the property transaction with little consideration to simplifying the complex due diligence phase.  Seeking to improve the outcome for both conveyancers as well as the property buyers and sellers, SAI Global’s new Property Enquiry Report leverages new technology to streamline the due diligence process, helping conveyancing professionals enhance their ability to advocate on behalf of customers. The Property Enquiry Report, generates a short, easily digestible summary from the vast number of searches conveyancing professionals must obtain on behalf of a customer.  Potential risks are highlighted and rated using a simple red light system to enable more productive conversations with customers about potential risks attached to a property. “Most home buyers and sellers don’t understand the intricacies of the due diligence process and we believe the Property Enquiry Report will go a long way to help conveyancing professionals showcase the value they deliver as customer advocates,” said Amanda Baker, SAI Global’s Head of Property Industry Development. In addition to the benefit the Property Enquiry Report provides from a customer advocacy perspective, it delivers significant time savings for conveyancing professionals.   An average conveyancing matter takes around five hours to complete and we estimate that the Property Enquiry Report will reduce this by one hour.  For a small conveyancing business with two conveyancers completing 28 matters per month, our estimates indicate the Property Enquiry Report would save the firm up to 9.2 billable weeks per annum. To strengthen the Property Enquiry Report’s usability and authority, the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (AIC) assisted with establishment of due diligence minimums before it can be generated.  This represents the first step towards standardising the due diligence process to help conveyancing businesses reduce their business risk and provide an additional layer of security to their customers. Aiming to add greater clarity and consistency for conveyancing industry reporting, the Property Enquiry Report is consistent and the number of searches covers the key minimum standard required taking into account any state regulations. With economic pressures contributing in some cases to buyers cutting corners on the level of due diligence undertaken, the Property Enquiry Report is also expected to strengthen the authority of conveyancing professionals by providing expert support to justify the number of searches required. “The standardisation of reporting delivered by the Property Enquiry Report will assist in managing operational risk for conveyancing practices seeking to scale up operation by ensuring minimum standards are met, no matter which practitioner is completing the due diligence and no matter how many corners their customer may be trying to cut,” said Ms Baker. The Property Enquiry Report will be available to conveyancing professionals in Victoria from Monday 22 May and progressive roll out is planned across New South Wales and Queensland over the coming months.  Conveyancing professionals wanting to find out more about the Property Enquiry Report can find out more about it here: www.saiglobal.com/propertyenquiryreport. Australian Entrepreneur Selects Dell Boomi Platform to Optimise eCommerce Start-Up’s Expansion Plans 2017-05-08T23:01:54Z australian-entrepreneur-selects-dell-boomi-platform-to-optimise-ecommerce-start-up-s-expansion-plans Sydney, Australia – May 9, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has announced that international direct-to-consumer eCommerce start-up, GRANA, is using its integration platform to support rapid business expansion and optimise its omnichannel strategy, as the brand continues to extend its market presence into key markets and seek investment from venture capitalists in 2017. GRANA is a Hong Kong-based online apparel retailer founded by Australian entrepreneur, Luke Grana. Luke, in partnership with Pieter-Paul Wittgen, launched Grana.com in late 2014 with ambitions to take on Japanese giants Uniqlo and the United States’ Theory with high-quality clothing at affordable prices. The company currently ships to 12 countries from a centralised warehouse in Hong Kong. The start-up has implemented Boomi’s integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) to underpin and connect critical applications the business relies on for all internal and online customer-facing operations. This includes the start-up’s enterprise resource planning, product lifecycle management and warehouse management platforms which its 75 staff use daily. “The retail sector is undergoing a transition and the challenge is catering products and services towards digital consumers with increasing expectations from brands,” said Luke Grana, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at GRANA. “This means connecting the disjointed pools of important data dispersed across the organisation to make informed decisions and create meaningful online experiences for customers. “Boomi helps to integrate everything that goes on behind the scenes at GRANA - all the apps to help run the business – so we have full visibility into the data coming in and can make sense of it to add value across our omnichannel.” Importantly, the integration platform accurately and securely centralises data generated within these systems for analysis to inform business decisions and further optimise operational efficiencies and online-to-offline customer experiences. “This capability is critical to our business as we are rolling out aggressive expansion plans and two-day express shipping into mainland China, Japan and Korea,” said Grana. “Boomi gives us a better understanding of customers across the globe, equipping us to execute a strategy that meets their constantly evolving purchasing habits and expectations.” During its evaluation, GRANA considered other vendor solutions, however selected Boomi based on its ability to deliver the best functionality and performance. Additionally, a key factor was the ability to operate its cloud-based iPaaS with minimal training, removing the need for specialist IT resources. “Grana is shaking up the hotly-contested and highly-globalised retail sector with an intentionally unconventional expansion strategy that capitalises on the potential of technology to make better-informed decisions,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan at Dell Boomi. “By using iPaaS as the linking mechanism for its operation, it is not only boosting its ecommerce business, but preparing for a physical presence by analysing customer data to determine the best place to open stores, and determine what those shops will look like. This differentiator will allow it to create experiences on its customers’ terms.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organisations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organisations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organisations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. About GRANA GRANA is a direct-to-consumer eCommerce apparel brand designing wardrobe essentials in-house, using the finest fabrics from around the world, available at low and honest prices. GRANA ships directly to 12 countries within 1-2 days. www.grana.com Strategically headquartered in Hong Kong, GRANA was founded by Luke Grana and co-founded with Pieter Paul Wittgen, officially launching in October 2014. To date, the start-up has raised US$16 million in funding from 500 Startups, Alibaba’s Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, Golden Gate Ventures and MindWorks Ventures. NetDocuments Partners with Xakia Technologies to Further Accelerate In-House Legal Team Market Momentum 2017-05-07T22:47:57Z netdocuments-partners-with-xakia-technologies-to-further-accelerate-in-house-legal-team-market-momentum NetDocuments, the leading cloud-based document and email management (DMS) provider for law firms and corporate legal departments, is continuing its market momentum in Australia with the appointment of Xakia Technologies as the latest company to join its growing partner network.   The new appointment will enable both NetDocuments and Xakia Technologies to satisfy in-house legal team demand for secure, compliant, cloud-based solutions.     Xakia Technologies has integrated NetDocuments into its own Xakia Matters platform which replaces manual processes and spreadsheets with an automated dashboard and reporting platform to track matters, resourcing and legal costss.  Xakia hosts its software on the Microsoft Azure platform.   Xakia Matters was developed in response to a widespread research project targeted at understanding the daily demands on in-house legal team management. Today, the company offers solutions to a wide range of Australian-based organisations with a pure focus on legal in-house needs, including a number of integrated NetDocuments and Xakia Matters users.   Jodie Baker, Managing Director, Xakia Technologies, said, ”We were particularly attracted to the NetDocuments cloud-based solution, its feature-rich functionality, and ability to scale for teams of any size. We have been  able to provide added value by creating front-end interface functionality which supports customers with their overall reporting and analysis requirements.  All up, this is a very attractive offering to Australian legal teams.”   NetDocuments provides the most secure, trusted, and proven cloud computing platform for legal content management.  In-house legal teams enjoy the power and simplicity of built-in disaster recovery, matter centricity, enterprise search, mobility, records management, collaboration, and compliance for documents and email.   Paul Wyatt, APAC Sales Director, NetDocuments, said, “We’re pleased not only to be working with Xakia Technologies’ highly skilled team but also to have the opportunity to work with a partner with strong credentials in having previously been consumers of legal technology.  Today, they have a refreshing and dynamic approach in delivering solutions which drive market differentiation.  We welcome Xakia Technologies to the NetDocuments partner family and look forward to the success that they will deliver both technically and commercially.  They are an ideal partner and we look forward to driving a long-term, mutually successful partnership.”  About NetDocuments  Founded in 1999, and with offices in the US, UK, and Australia, NetDocuments is the leader in cloud-based document and email management. With hundreds of thousands of users across 140 countries, organisations enjoy the power and simplicity of built-in disaster recovery, matter centricity, enterprise search, mobility, records management, collaboration, and compliance for documents and email.  About Xakia Technologies: Founded in 2016, Xakia Technologies is providing corporate legal departments with the ability to capture key information about their team’s matters for improved visibility, reporting and the ability to identify efficiency opportunities. Watts McCray – Family Law Experts Guiding Clients through Rough Times 2017-05-01T23:35:55Z watts-mccray-family-law-experts-guiding-clients-through-rough-times Legal issues revolving around the family, especially when dealing with a separation and divorce, can be extremely stressful. The process of transitioning from marriage to divorce affects the overall wellbeing of all involved. The financial situation of the couple, age and children all contribute to these stress levels. One of the many ways to make this change as simple as possible is to seek professional advice and family law experts can help make the situation less acrimonious. Watts McCray Lawyers, with offices located in Sydney, Canberra, Central Coast, Parramatta, Norwest, Brookvale and Frenchs Forest, have been helping thousands of Australians positively move forward with their lives. From dispute resolution, separation and division of assets, spousal maintenance, care of children and relocation Watts McCray can provide sensible and accurate advice. Their large team of family law experts is available to national and international clients. When difficult decisions regarding care of children need to be worked out, the advice and direction from family law experts at Watts McCray allows clients to work out best parenting and support arrangements for all parties involved. The firm employs many accredited family law specialists so you are in expert hands, and the structure of the firm allows delegation of work to others which helps keep costs down and meets deadlines. Watts McCray Lawyers has over 40 years of experience in the field of family law, with expertise in relationship property matters and care of children. For all cases including complex divorce cases – ones that involve trusts, businesses or properties – Watts McCray are skilled negotiators who can resolve issues in and out of court. The team has sound knowledge and experience in collaborative law and other alternative dispute resolution methods. The firm also specialises in commercial, corporate, property and estate law. For online resources on divorce managed by Watts McCray: https://www.divorce.com.au/    Nothing Simple about Divorce –Watts McCray Offer Free Online Guide 2017-05-01T23:34:34Z nothing-simple-about-divorce-watts-mccray-offer-free-online-guide Divorce can be challenging for the adults and children involved in the process. Family law experts Watts McCray have put together an online resource that will help cut through the chatter and help you find the information you need at a time you require it most. Watts McCray Lawyers, with offices located in Sydney, Canberra, Central Coast, Parramatta, Norwest, Brookvale and Frenchs Forest, have been helping thousands of Australians positively move forward with their lives. From dispute resolution, separation and division of assets, spousal maintenance, care of children and relocation Watts McCray can provide sensible and accurate advice. The website divorce.com.au provides access to quality information, products and services available that will make the process easier. From separation, to application, to the divorce order, the website takes you through the stages in detail. For those who want to find out more about divorce in Australia, are in the process of a separation, or looking to contact a highly experienced divorce lawyer the website is there to assist. Whether it is a married couple or those in a de facto relationship, the site guides you through the process of looking after finances and care and maintenance of dependents. It explains the costs and time frames for the process. The FAQs page answers a range of questions like: What about arrangements for children, maintenance or property? The implications of a separation are long term. The site makes legal talk simple; assists with information about rights and obligations in relation to property and parenting. Watts McCray Lawyers has over 40 years of experience in the field of family law, with expertise in relationship property matters and care of children. For all cases including complex divorce cases – ones that involve trusts, businesses or properties – Watts McCray are skilled negotiators who can resolve issues in and out of court. The team has sound knowledge and experience in collaborative law and other alternative dispute resolution methods. The firm also specialises in commercial, corporate, property and estate law. Their large team of family law experts is available nationally and internationally. For online resources on divorce managed by Watts McCray: https://www.divorce.com.au/     Writing a Will is Easier than you Think, say Family Law Experts Watts McCray 2017-05-01T23:29:46Z writing-a-will-is-easier-than-you-think-say-family-law-experts-watts-mccray A will is easy to prepare and tells everyone what happens to your estate - money, property and possessions – when you die. For a lot of us, death is an uncomfortable topic and thinking about a will an inconvenient exercise. The implications of not having a will are long term, as disputes or uncertainties around your assets and liabilities can create confusion and financial distress after you leave. Family law experts Watts McCray, with offices located in Sydney, Canberra, Central Coast, Parramatta, Norwest, Brookvale and Frenchs Forest, have been helping thousands of Australians with regards to powers of attorney and wills.  Whether it is your first time, or amending an existing will, the firm will ensure that your intentions are correctly expressed and reflect the current circumstance. Making a will ensures that your assets go to the people you care about.  And it does not matter even if you think you have little to leave. The government steps in if you have not formally stated your intentions in a will. The will is a legal document that decides how to deal with debt, collect assets and distribute the estate in accordance with your wishes. To ensure that the will is valid, it is important to note that the laws differ state to state. Watts McCray with their large team of family law experts can help sift through these requirements and ensure that the document is written, witnessed and managed. For bequests to people outside the family – friends or organisations – the firm can help protect your wishes.  Watts McCray Lawyers has over 40 years of experience in the field of family law, with expertise in creating wills that are right for their clients. They are specialists in divorce, relationship property matters and care of children. For all cases including complex divorce cases – ones that involve trusts, businesses or properties – Watts McCray are skilled negotiators who can resolve issues in and out of court. The team has sound knowledge and experience in collaborative law and other alternative dispute resolution methods. The firm also specialises in commercial, corporate, property and estate law. For legal wills FAQs: https://www.wattsmccray.com.au/client-services/family-law/legal-wills For more information on the services offered: www.wattsmccray.com.au To contact: https://www.wattsmccray.com.au/contact-us  Save Time and Money, Choose Watts McCray for Family Law Matters 2017-05-01T23:27:38Z save-time-and-money-choose-watts-mccray-for-family-law-matters It is difficult to know where to look for advice when you are faced with an important family situation or crisis. Time and money are of the essence when dealing with any family event – like a purchase or sale of property, separation and divorce, child custody battles among others. Finding the right family lawyer is crucial to making the process quick, less expensive and in your best interest. Watts McCray Lawyers, with offices located in Sydney, Canberra, Central Coast, Parramatta, Norwest, Brookvale and Frenchs Forest, have been helping thousands of Australians positively move forward with their lives. From property and financial services, separation and division of assets, spousal maintenance, care of children and relocation Watts McCray can provide sensible and accurate advice. They employ the largest number of accredited specialist family lawyers across Australia. Watts McCray ensures that their clients are represented to the highest standard. They are leaders in the field of family law and their expertise allows clients to tackle a range of issues that any situation presents. The structure of the firm allows delegation of work to specialists that facilitate clients meeting their deadlines and controlling costs. Their management structure ensures that each client is managed professionally and reviewed regularly. Watts McCray has had more of their partners and former family lawyers become judges of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia than any other firm. The firm invests significant resources to manage its infrastructure, people and work practice. It provides its staff the training, mentoring, support and working conditions unique to the legal field. They attract and keep only the best family lawyers and administrators. A lawyer should be someone you trust, is accessible, communicates clearly and has your interest at the forefront. With its large and experienced team Watts McCray is available to answer all your legal concerns that have long lasting impact. Their large team of accredited lawyers is available nationally and internationally. Watts McCray Lawyers has over 40 years of experience in the field of family law, with expertise in relationship property matters and care of children. For all cases including complex divorce cases – ones that involve trusts, businesses or properties – Watts McCray are skilled negotiators who can resolve issues in and out of court. The team has sound knowledge and experience in collaborative law and other alternative dispute resolution methods. The firm also specialises in commercial, corporate, property and estate law. For more information on the services offered: www.wattsmccray.com.au To contact: https://www.wattsmccray.com.au/contact-us   Entries Open for the 2017 Legal Innovation Index 2017-05-01T22:30:00Z entries-open-for-the-2017-legal-innovation-index The 2017 Legal Innovation Index is now open for entry, inviting pioneering firms and legal teams across Australia and New Zealand to submit their market-changing innovations.    The Index was launched in 2013 by Janders Dean, in partnership with LexisNexis, seeking to identify individuals and organisations across Australia and New Zealand that differentiate themselves from their peers by exemplifying innovation. Recognition can be achieved in areas like business development, client service delivery or legal community education.   “Since the inception of this Index, we have been proud to see some amazing innovations being rolled out by legal firms, in-house counsels and individual innovators,” explains Simon Wilkins, General Manager, LexisNexis Australia.   “The legal industry faces change year-on-year and we are optimistic about the new practices and strategies that are being implemented to make sure that we as an industry embrace the opportunities provided by these challenges.”   Over the past five years of the Legal Innovation Index awards, winners have contributed significantly to the greater good by executing their winning ideas. In order to recognise these contributions, LexisNexis and Janders Dean are pleased to bring a number of these individuals on board to be part of the judging process.   This year, the awards will see a familiar face return. Des Butler, QUT Faculty of Law Professor, was named a winner in the 2016 Index in recognition of his innovative use of technology in legal education. Des will join the judging panel for the 2017 Index, bringing many years’ experience of excellence and innovation in legal education.  Justin North, Founder, Janders Dean, said “The legal sector continuously faces technological and social change and in a time of great noise and confusion around innovation in our industry, there are individuals and organisations who are moving towards true differentiation.   “The Index sets a benchmark that distinguishes true innovators from the crowd, recognising those who continue to embrace change in order to shape the future of the legal sector.”   The 2017 panel of judges includes: Whit Lee, Executive Director Legal Software Solutions & Strategy, LexisNexis (APAC) Samantha Fernando, Head of Organisational Development, Talent Pillar Lead, PwC (APAC) Ryanne Lai, Global Head of Partnerships, Dragon Law (APAC) Professor Des Butler, Professor of Law, Queensland University of Technology  (AU) Jaci Langford,  Corporate Lawyer and Company Secretary, Lonely Planet (AU) Justin Moses, Head of Knowledge & Development; Compliance, Legal & Secretariat, Westpac Banking Corporation (AU) Chloe Bennett, Student Executive Committee Member, The Legal Forecast (AU) Monica Parker, Founder, HATCH Analytics (UK) Justin North, Founder, Janders Dean (UK) Edward Hartman, Co-Founder, LegalZoom (US) Nicole Shanahan, Founder & CEO, ClearAccessIP (US) Karl Haraldsson, Senior Consultant, Janders Dean (US) Index Winners will be presented in Sydney at a private event on Wednesday 30 August 2017.   Entries close on 12 July 2017. To enter go to http://legalinnovation.com.au/.   About LexisNexis Legal & ProfessionalLexisNexis© Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.  About Janders Dean Janders Dean is a leading independent management consultancy company specialising in providing expert advisory services to law firms and corporate in-house legal departments across the globe. Janders Dean's projects include some of the most innovative and award winning engagements undertaken within the legal industry across the United Kingdom, the United States and Asia.   Dell Boomi Partners with CRM Online to Automate Data Integration for Field Services Firms 2017-04-18T00:37:33Z dell-boomi-partners-with-crm-online-to-automate-data-integration-for-field-services-firms Sydney, Australia – Apr. 18, 2017 – Leading cloud-based integration platform provider, Dell Boomi, has partnered with Australian field service software provider, CRM Online, to provide local enterprises and mid-market organisations with a simple integration solution for critical business systems and applications. As part of the agreement, CRM Online will combine Boomi’s integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) with its Fieldmagic field service solution. This will provide to joint customers a simple means of integrating field services data – such as customer information, invoicing, purchase orders and payment data – with their on-premises and cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. “A major challenge with implementing field services software is integration into accounting or ERP platforms – particularly for larger on-premises deployments,” said Glenn Richmond, Founder and CEO, CRM Online. “Without a dedicated integration solution, field services organisations rely on manual processes which give way to human error, duplication, and risk to data integrity. Boomi enhances our Fieldmagic solution by providing a drag-and-drop, cloud-based mechanism that enables automated enterprise integration with a wide range of best-of-breed systems.” Unlike competing platforms that often require complex on-premises software installations even prior to designing integrations, Boomi’s architecture provides out-of-the-box connectors for major ERP solutions, and allows organisations to scale based on their unique business requirements. Dell Boomi significantly accelerates delivery, increases the robustness and lowers cost of implementation of any ERP integration with Fieldmagic. “The combination of CRM Online’s Fieldmagic and our iPaaS solution provides joint customers with a ‘quick and easy’ yet comprehensive way to centralise critical systems and applications,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “This means organisations can use the best-of-breed technologies they want while also ensuring the wider business is properly aligned. This is particularly important for large and diverse organisations which don’t want to be held hostage by inflexible and rigid environments.” About Fieldmagic Fieldmagic is a leading field services platform that combines the flexibility of CRM with quoting, job management, scheduling, maintenance and asset management to provide a leading end to end solution for field service organisations. Visit http://www.fieldmagic.co for more information. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times and offers substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Teachers Mutual Bank Integrates Major Digital Transformation Strategy with Dell Boomi 2017-04-11T01:00:00Z teachers-mutual-bank-integrates-major-digital-transformation-strategy-with-dell-boomi Sydney, Australia – Apr 11, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi), the number one integration cloud provider, announced that Teachers Mutual Bank (TMB) is using the Boomi integration platform as part of its multi-year, multi-million-dollar digital transformation strategy. With Boomi’s integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS), TMB has created a flexible, enterprise-wide data environment that links its core customer management system and extensible services layer with its internal processes. This has boosted TMB’s competitiveness against Tier 1 banks by connecting multiple capabilities, and enabled it to quickly and easily capitalise on new technologies, including innovations in fintech. Boomi has also provided TMB the critical capability to connect to the latest third party fintech developments. The Bank has already engaged with Spriggy (a prepaid Visa card for children controlled through a mobile app) and is considering personal financial management applications that will deliver additional secure, customer service capabilities to its members. These powerful automation capabilities within the Boomi platform have resulted in reduced operating costs for the Bank, and cost savings are expected to increase significantly as Boomi is integrates further to the core banking systems and processes, including planned integration of Business Process Management toolsets to streamline all banking operations. The Boomi project is the final piece of TMB’s wider digital strategy through which it overhauled its customer service capabilities. Recognising the need to provide an omni-channel, mobile-first experience, the Bank developed a digital roadmap in 2013; since commencement, the initiative has encompassed multiple deployments supported by significant investment budgets. This included connectivity to manage third party management campaigns, EDW inbound data feeds from cloud based data sources and SMS integration with webforms for new brand opportunities, among other initiatives. As well as allowing TMB to maximise value from existing investment, the Boomi platform supports merger activity and expansion objectives by providing a means to quickly plug new businesses into existing operations. “When we kicked off our long-term digital project, it was clear that mobile platforms were going to be the prominent platform-of-choice for our members’ interactions with the Bank,” said David Chapman, Chief Information Officer at TMB. “In particular, we correctly anticipated that integration best-of-breed apps from third party developers would provide the best platform to deliver omni-channel experiences on customers’ terms.” “Once we modernised our environment through the introduction of these best-of-breed apps, we needed the critical component to tie all that data together on an ongoing basis. We selected Boomi for its powerful cloud-based and user-friendly integration software so that we can ensure that all data is accurate and up-to-date no matter where it is accessed.” “The financial services sector is hotly contested, with banks under pressure to meet increasingly-demanding customer expectations,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan at Dell Boomi. “By leveraging the cloud to connect its customer services platform with leading apps which customers rely on a day-to-day basis, Teachers Mutual Bank can continue to create uniquely tailored and flexible customer experiences.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times and offers substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Geoscape Offers World-First Decision Making Capabilities to Australian Organisations 2017-04-04T22:57:33Z geoscape-offers-world-first-decision-making-capabilities-to-australian-organisations Locate17 – Sydney, Australia – 5th April, 2017: PSMA Australia, a provider of the nation’s location datasets, today officially launched its award-winning innovation in location intelligence, Geoscape. In a world-first, Geoscape enables Australian organisations to make better decisions using location-based insights that were previously too costly or time consuming for most businesses to access. This is the first time location information and data analytics have been combined and made available in this way, on a national level. PSMA also confirmed the much-anticipated Sydney dataset will be released on 5th April, 2017, with the national rollout due for completion by early 2018. To download a sample of Geoscape, visit: www.geoscape.com.au/get-geoscape/ “Geoscape is a breakthrough in location-based intelligence that provides essential infrastructure for Australia’s digital economy, and puts Australia on the world map as a leader in this technology,” said Dan Paull, PSMA’s Chief Executive Officer. “As a business intelligence tool, Geoscape gives organisations the opportunity to improve services and increase revenue through evidence-based decision making. It will be used by governments to improve Australia’s future planning, development and management, including everything from building smarter cities to keeping people safe during fires, floods and other natural disasters. There’s also a vast range of applications in the private sector, with particular interest coming from the telecommunications, insurance and utilities sectors.” DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, uses a range of geospatial technologies to deliver core components of the Geoscape dataset. By connecting the world's highest quality commercial satellite imagery and an ecosystem of analytics partners on the Geospatial Big Data platform (GBDX), DigitalGlobe is able to automatically and accurately extract many types of features about the built environment at continental scale. "The convergence of high-resolution satellite imagery, cloud computing, and machine learning technologies has created some incredibly exciting opportunities for organisations to analyse man-made and natural environments at country and continent scales more quickly and efficiently than ever before,” said Dr. Walter Scott, DigitalGlobe Founder, CTO, and EVP. “We are proud to partner with PSMA Australia to harness these innovations and create a digital index of Australia’s built environment that will benefit a wide range of industries, including business intelligence, insurance, and telecommunications.” How Geoscape works PSMA has collaborated with DigitalGlobe to create the Geoscape dataset, which uses a combination of satellite imagery, crowdsourcing and machine learning to capture attributes of the built environment and link each building to a geocoded address. Organisations can see and analyse this data to gain new insights and improve the way they plan and operate. The data includes building footprints and heights, roof construction, land cover, tree heights, the presence of solar panel installations and swimming pools, and more. The data can be visualised using mapping platforms and 3D modelling tools. New opportunities for enhanced service delivery As Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems evolve and smart cities become a reality, Geoscape can underpin them by linking a wide range of information generated about the lifecycle of the built environment. Data from a rich mesh of sensors can be tied to a location, an address, a legal land parcel and an area, ranging from a single building, to a few streets, to a planning zone or a region. Geoscape creates a wide range of opportunities for improved service delivery including in: Risk management (flood modelling, fire risk modelling, wind impact assessment) Geoscape provides information about the size and roof construction of buildings, their proximity to vegetation and other buildings and a model of terrain to support the assessment of risk. Market assessment For businesses providing property related services Geoscape provides information about buildings, solar panel installations, swimming pools, roofing material, surfaces and vegetation. Telecommunications Geoscape supports the rollout of wi-fi and 5G networks by providing a model of the terrain and information on the shape and heights of buildings and tree cover to support blackspot analysis. Natural disaster impact assessment Preliminary post-event assessment of the likely impact of natural disasters on building infrastructure and vegetation. Valuations Provides building sizes, number, roofing information, vegetation location, heights and basic land use for the valuation process. How Pitney Bowes uses Geoscape Pitney Bowes has been a partner of PSMA Australia for over 15 years. Geoscape is the main dataset used by Pitney Bowes to create its GeoVision product. The data captured in Geoscape is taken and combined with Pitney Bowes location intelligence platforms to create unique and leading edge solutions, which are capturing world-wide recognition. For more information, please see a case study www.geoscape.com.au/showcase/. Australia's ground-breaking Geoscape is rolling out, region by region, across Australia. For progress on the national rollout of Geoscape, view the release schedule at www.geoscape.com.au/rollout/. Download your free trial To download a sample of Geoscape to see how it could be used in your organisation, visit www.geoscape.com.au/get-geoscape/ Want to know more? If you’re interested in speaking with PSMA to learn more about Geoscape, you may visit them at Booth 110 and 112 at Locate17 or contact marketing@psma.com.au. For more information: www.geoscape.com.au/ About PSMA Australia PSMA Australia’s goal is to facilitate broad and sustainable access to high-quality location data by offering foundational national spatial information derived from the authoritative data sources of Australia’s federal, state and territory governments and private sector partners. PSMA was formed by the governments of Australia in 1993 to collate, transform and deliver their location data as national datasets. An unlisted company limited by shares, PSMA is owned by all the governments of Australia. As an independent and self-funded business, PSMA is able to collaborate beyond government to drive innovation and provide fundamental infrastructure for a digital world. For more information visit: www.psma.com.au/ About DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, DigitalGlobe’s imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet its customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defence and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management and navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. For more information visit: www.digitalglobe.com/ Media Contact: Kate Donnelly Spectrum Group psma@spectrumgroup.is +61 2 9469 5700 Wrays appoints Robert Pierce chief executive officer 2017-03-21T02:22:02Z wrays-appoints-robert-pierce-chief-executive-officer Hires Tony Wightman to be operations manager PERTH, AUSTRALIA – 21 March 2017 – Wrays, one of Australia’s largest independent intellectual property firms, today announced that it has appointed current chief financial officer Robert Pierce to be the firm’s new chief executive officer, effective 1 July. Mr Pierce will continue to be based in Wrays’ Perth office. Mr Pierce will work with current CEO Frank Hurley on a transition over the next three months to ensure a smooth and effective handover. Wrays’ chairman Gary Cox wished Mr Hurley well and noted that Mr Pierce was well positioned to take over as CEO. “Frank and I have worked very closely together for seven years and I’m grateful to him for the intelligence, rigor and commitment he demonstrated as CEO, which has helped put the firm in a strong position for future growth. I wish my colleague and friend all the best as he moves onto his next challenge,” says Mr Cox. “Rob is the clear choice to succeed Frank, given his deep knowledge of the business, close involvement in day-to-day operations, and the valuable contributions he has already made in helping drive our long-term growth strategy,” he added. Mr Pierce has been Wrays’ chief financial officer for four and a half years. He has been a member of the management team and closely involved in strategic planning, as well as holding day-to-day responsibility for the firm’s financial reporting, operations, and information technology. Prior to joining Wrays in September 2012, Mr Pierce held senior financial management positions in the United Kingdom across various sectors at both listed and private entities. Mr Pierce is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia. He is a Business and Finance graduate of the University of Derby. He is currently studying an MBA at the Australian Institute of Business in Adelaide. “I’m looking forward to taking over the reins on a day-to-day basis to ensure the firm’s continued growth and success,” says Mr Pierce. “This is an exciting time for the firm. We’ve got a strong and talented team in place, the market dynamics are changing and there’s more innovation coming out of Australia. As a result, we see excellent opportunities for Wrays to further expand. “Looking ahead, we will maintain our commitment to being independent, continue to grow a stronger presence across Australia, and build an even stronger client-centric culture,” he added. Wrays appoints Tony Wightman operations manager Additionally, Wrays has hired Tony Wightman in the newly created position of operations manager. He will be based in Sydney, signifying Wrays’ commitment to further expanding its presence on Australia’s east coast. Mr Wightman will become part of Wrays’ management team and will be responsible for operations, finance, IT, and practice management nationwide. His appointment is effective immediately and he will report to incoming chief executive officer Robert Pierce. Throughout his 22-year career Mr Wightman has gained extensive experience in operations, finance, systems transformation, and managing complex change in both Australia and Europe. Most recently, he worked for RAMS Financial Group in Sydney focusing on business and systems transformation. Prior to that, Mr Wightman held senior finance and operations positions with several law firms including Minter Ellison and Norton Rose Fulbright in Sydney; Ogier, an offshore legal and fiduciary services firm in the Channel Islands; Simmons & Simmons in its London and Milan offices; and CMS Cameron McKenna in London. Mr Wightman holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University, Perth and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. “Wrays is a dynamic organisation with a unique position and opportunity in the Australian legal marketplace,” says Mr Wightman. “I’m looking forward to bringing my breadth of experience in legal professional services to help deliver superior client service and to help drive Wrays’ next phase of growth.” Chairman Rob Cox says, “Tony’s experience in financial management, systems deployment, business partnering and stakeholder management is going to be invaluable as Wrays embarks on its next phase of growth. We’re particularly enthused to have someone with Tony’s experience based in Sydney to help support our expansion on the east coast.” About Wrays Wrays was established in Perth in 1920 and is now one of Australia’s largest independent intellectual property (IP) firms. Wrays’ exceptional technical and legal experts provide services in the recognition, protection and prosecution of IP rights across a broad range of industries and technologies. Wrays is frequently shortlisted as one of the leading IP and boutique law firms in Australia. For more information, visit www.wrays.com.au. For more information or for headshots: Joanna Stevens Kramer BLiNK Communications for Wrays 0408 466 410 joanna@blinkcomms.com.au Dell Boomi Acquires ManyWho 2017-03-17T01:29:32Z dell-boomi-acquires-manywho ROUND ROCK, Texas, Mar. 16, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced it has completed a transaction to acquire ManyWho™, a unified cloud and low-code development platform. ManyWho simplifies workflow automation and allows businesses and developers to turn business processes into rich software applications to connect employees, customers and core systems. Workflow automation is a critical need for modern businesses and organizations pursuing digital transformation and IT modernization. Adding the ManyWho low-code capabilities to Boomi’s market-leading integration platform accelerates the company’s ability to deliver workflow automation to customers on a unified platform, something no other company can match. The acquisition unlocks the ability for businesses to maximize best-of-breed cloud applications, driving efficiency, increasing time to value and building a competitive advantage. With the addition of ManyWho, the Boomi platform provides customers with the enabling technology to address the challenges of Hybrid IT. Now, the platform allows businesses to connect, manage data changes, ensure data quality and re-establish efficient business processes across your IT landscape. Boomi is the world’s leading cloud integration platform. ManyWho is rethinking the way businesses manage workflow automation. Together, the Boomi platform offers the only solution where customers can move, manage, govern and automate data and processes in a unified way. “Both Boomi and ManyWho were born in the cloud and are cloud native. Without an on-premises legacy to manage, Boomi provides instant access to services with no installation, effortless and automatic software upgrades and crowd-sourced ease-of-use to achieve short time-to-value,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Boomi plus ManyWho brings world class integration together with leading cloud workflow automation. This combination provides our customers with a connected workflow which is key to an efficient and differentiated business.” “Boomi is a perfect fit for ManyWho. Both companies are committed to delivering innovative ways to help companies move fast, be nimble and collaborate at scale,” said Steve Wood, co-founder of ManyWho. “Joining Boomi allows ManyWho to scale quickly, offering businesses the end-to-end integration solution they need to drive Digital Transformation.’’ ManyWho was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Boomi plans to keep ManyWho’s employees and existing operations, and will continue to invest in additional engineering, channel, marketing, professional services, support and sales capability to grow this business. To learn more about how these new Boomi workflow features can help your business or see a demonstration, please visit: www.boomi.com/workflow. About ManyWho ManyWho is an agile, enterprise-level, cloud-based, application development platform. Agility doesn’t have to mean compromise however – ManyWho builds social, mobile (including offline) and real-time applications that can run on any desktop or mobile device, operating system or platform. Headquartered in San Francisco and with a presence in Exeter, UK, ManyWho is revolutionizing the world of business process effectiveness by helping corporations get the best out of their existing applications and investments. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times and offers substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. ManyWho is a trademark of Boomi Inc., a Dell subsidiary. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # WINGS PUBLIC RELATIONS CLIENT PORTFOLIO EXPANDS 2017-02-23T12:36:41Z wings-public-relations-client-portfolio-expands Gold Coast-based Wings Public Relations is relishing the opportunity to work within the legal, beauty and home services industries after recent client wins. National franchise organisation James’ Home Services, award-winning beauty face mask company Lonvitalite, family and commercial law experts Fedorov Lawyers and mediation service Family Mediation Station have selected Wings Public Relations to support them in 2017. Wings Public Relations Director Deanna Nott, who started her firm in June after working in senior government communication roles for more than 20 years, said Wings PR was experiencing rapid growth. “It is clear that clients want an experienced team that can undertake a full suite of public relations activities in support of their businesses,” she said. “We are being selected not only for our media relations and pitching expertise, but also because we have strength in the social media and image management areas. “Developing and implementing communication strategies for our clients that help them achieve their goals is always our number one priority and we are delivering results.” Nott said that all of Wings’ clients have come via referrals. “We pride ourselves on providing a top level service, with regular progress updates on campaigns in development and those in the process of being rolled out. “Our genuine interest in our clients and attention to detail is holding us in good stead as we move forward.” For further information, please contact Deanna Nott, Wings Public Relations, on 0422 504540 or visit www.wingspr.com.au OnePlaceMail (Microsoft Office Store App) brings SharePoint to where people work 2017-02-13T05:51:31Z oneplacemail-microsoft-office-store-app-brings-sharepoint-to-where-people-work OnePlaceMail for SharePoint Online, a new application from OnePlace Solutions that is now available from the Microsoft Office Store, solves the problem of ensuring important corporate information can be easily stored and retrieved from SharePoint instead of being trapped inside personal inboxes. Created by Australian developers OnePlace Solutions, OnePlaceMail for SharePoint Online, also known as OnePlaceMail (Office Store App) brings the power of SharePoint for information capture and management into Outlook rather than forcing people to move away from their familiar workplace tool. It takes advantage of Microsoft's Office UI fabric so that the solution looks and feels like Microsoft Outlook, allowing users to remain productive with their regular workflow. OnePlaceMail (Office Store App) brings SharePoint to where people work. Information that is stored in SharePoint is made accessible from Outlook and allows people to seamlessly share content in SharePoint quickly and easily. And unlike many add-ins, OnePlace Solutions has created an Outlook add-in with a fast load time, of under a second, so users aren’t kept waiting. OnePlaceMail (Office Store App) works with native Outlook clients running on Windows and macOS as well through the Outlook Web App. The add-in will also work using the Outlook for iOS app (subject to Microsoft approval). It is both an Outlook Add-in and an Office 365 app. A single click or tap within Outlook allows users to send the email, or any attachments to SharePoint. Choosing where to save the information within SharePoint is easier than saving a file on a shared network folder. The information that is sent to SharePoint can be categorised with all the metadata retained. Content stored in SharePoint can be easily found and shared from within Outlook. As OnePlaceMail for SharePoint is multi-platform, users can work from home using the Outlook client on their preferred device, from their smartphone, or through the Outlook Web App. When they get to the office, they can continue working within Outlook on the device of their choice, accessing the same information without having to change how they work. You can download OnePlaceMail (Office Store App) direct from the Microsoft Offie Store or learn more on the OnePlace Solutions website about connecting Microsoft Outlook with SharePoint from different mobile devices and platforms such as macOS, Windows, OWA, iOS iPhone and iPad.  The benefits of OnePlaceMail are substantial. Collaboration between colleagues is greatly improved, accessibility to important information is made easier and the process of locating important information and auditing information trails is enhanced.  And while many companies can find it challenging to encourage users to adopt SharePoint for information storage and management, OnePlaceMail helps with user engagement and adoption to deliver a further return on investment for SharePoint deployments. OnePlaceMail (Office Store App) is currently in public preview and can be downloaded today from the Microsoft Office Store. For more information or if you'd like to speak with James Fox, the CEO of OnePlace Solutions, please email press@oneplacesolutions.com or call +61 2 9977 1312. OnePlace Solutions is a Microsoft Gold partner providing a suite of integrated products for the SharePoint/Office 365 platform. With clients in over 35 countries including Fortune 500 companies, the not-for-profit sector, utilities companies and even a royal family, the company develops solutions that unlock the potential of your data by leveraging the SharePoint platform.