The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-26T23:02:00Z Media release: Datto named a Visionary in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for DRaaS 2017-06-26T23:02:00Z media-release-datto-named-a-visionary-in-gartner-s-2017-magic-quadrant-for-draas Norwalk, Conn -- June 26, 2017 –  Datto, Inc. a provider of backup and DRaaS appliances, SaaS data protection, and managed networking products, today announced that the company has been included in Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service. Datto was recognized for the second consecutive year in the “Visionaries” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is recognized as one of the leading resources used by companies evaluating DRaaS providers in the market.1   Providing data protection and business continuity solutions for more than 50,000 companies around the world, Datto ensures business data and infrastructure is continuously secure and accessible no matter where that data is stored, whether it’s on-site or in the cloud.   Datto’s flagship product line is the market leading SIRIS 3, the only complete DRaaS solution available as a physical, software or virtual appliance protecting Windows, Mac, and Linux workloads. Business data can be backed up to a local device and synchronized to the secure 320+ petabyte Datto Cloud to provide robust recovery options from any type of disaster. This provides failover to a virtual machine and restoration in as little as 6 seconds to return to normal business operations.   Additionally, Datto offers the SaaS Protection product suite securing G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 data to protect against data loss in these popular SaaS applications. Datto Networking, Datto’s latest solution built for Managed Service Providers, complements DRaaS with network continuity for small and medium businesses through access points, switches and the networking appliance with integrated 4G LTE failover.   “Disaster recovery is becoming increasingly important as businesses continue to face evolving threats, especially cyberattacks, that threaten to shut down their operations,” said Austin McChord, CEO of Datto, Inc. “We believe being named a visionary in this space could only be achieved by our focus on keeping businesses running, no matter the circumstance. We are continuously building on our market leading business continuity offerings and released compelling new services at our recent DattoCon 2017 conference.”   Releases at DattoCon 2017 included new features such as robust Hyper-V support and Fast Failback enabling rapid restoration, an expansion of the SIRIS 3X all-flash line to include rack mounted units, and a refresh of Datto’s most popular BDR device, the ALTO 3, which is designed to support smaller environments.   Additional announcements highlighted a next generation architecture for Datto SaaS Protection to enable lightning fast performance, upgrades to the Datto Networking line, and enhancements to the Partner Portal featuring new dashboards for real-time, mobile visibility into the status of Datto products and services. All in, the DattoCon product announcements further Datto’s MSP led strategy of protecting business data on-site, in transit, and in the cloud.  Gartner Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.   1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service” by Ron Blair, Mark Thomas Jaggers; June 19, 2017.  About Datto: Datto protects business data and provides secure connectivity for tens of thousands of the world's fastest growing companies. Datto's Total Data Protection solutions deliver uninterrupted access to business data on-site, in transit and in the cloud. Thousands of IT service providers globally rely on Datto's combination of pioneering technology and dedicated services to ensure businesses are always on, no matter what. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Portland, Toronto, London, Singapore, and Sydney.  Media Contacts Amanda Conroy/India Bednall Espresso Communications on behalf of Dattodatto@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200 Nominate a deserving AusMumpreneur and show your support for Australian mums in business 2017-06-22T02:00:12Z nominate-a-deserving-ausmumpreneur-and-show-your-support-for-australian-mums-in-business The AusMumpreneur Conference and AusMumpreneur Awards are all about supporting Australian mums in business. This event provides a unique opportunity for women from all over Australia to come together to gain new skills, promote their business, connect with fellow mums in business, learn from leading business experts and celebrate the success of the best and brightest in the industry. Proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School, the AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Australian mumpreneur industry. The categories that will be judged are: AusMumpreneur of the Year Rising Star AusMumpreneur of the Year Emerging AusMumpreneur of the Year Regional Business Award Product Innovation Award Digital Innovation Award Sustainability Award Business Excellence Award AusMumpreneur Network Excellence Award Women’s Business School Excellence Award Global Brand Award Big Idea Award Making A Difference Award Retail Business Award Service Business Award Handmade Business Award The People's Choice Awards: Influencer Award Customer Service Award Making a Difference Award (Business) Making a Difference Award (Non-profit) Business owners or those who wish to nominate a mumpreneur, can go to: https://www.ausmumpreneur.com/ausmumpreneur-awards/ Nominations close on Friday the 30th of June 2017. Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com 0481 369 484 Dell Boomi’s Latest Release Builds on Cloud Integration Platform to Drive Digitally Connected Experiences with Customers, Partners and Suppliers 2017-06-21T04:31:56Z dell-boomi-s-latest-release-builds-on-cloud-integration-platform-to-drive-digitally-connected-experiences-with-customers-partners-and-suppliers ROUND ROCK, Texas, June 20, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced the availability of the Spring 2017 release of the industry’s most robust and comprehensive cloud-native, enterprise integration platform to move, manage, govern and orchestrate data across hybrid IT architectures. The latest release enables Boomi customers to more efficiently connect everything and enable everywhere, with new, no code application integration accelerators, new features to fortify DevOps at enterprise scale, and improve data governance and security. “Today’s enterprise organization needs to create digitally connected experiences with customers, partners, and suppliers in order to stay ahead of the competition and remain relevant,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Integration teams are under ever increasing pressure to make this happen at an accelerated pace. With this release, our platform provides organizations with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust integration foundation for rapidly building a digital business that’s smarter, better and faster.” Boomi’s Spring 2017 release includes more than 150 features that have been added to the market-leading Boomi integration platform as a service (iPaaS) over several months and are now generally available. Highlights include the following. Low and No Code Integration Accelerators Boomi accelerates implementations by providing a drag-and-drop data integration and application development environment, pre-built tools and reusable components, including: Workflow Automation - In March 2017, Boomi acquired ManyWho, a low-code development platform for building and deploying workflow applications, making Boomi the most comprehensive cloud-native integration and application development platform to accelerate digital transformation. The latest release allows an application developer to easily invoke a Boomi integration process within a workflow. No Code, Pre-built Integration Templates - Boomi offers citizen integrator support with 12 additional processes for the Boomi Process Library. The Boomi Process Library provides proven examples created by Boomi experts that any Boomi user can choose as a starting point to build their integration. Support for PaaS Integration - Boomi easily integrates with leading PaaS vendors and provides comprehensive support for PaaS solution integration. This release offers new connectors for Azure, AWS and Google. B2B Trading Partner Common Components - Three new types of EDI components provide increased reusability of common data among Trading Partners. Re-using common components increases flexibility, reduces duplication and simplifies updates. This saves time and development effort, especially for organizations with varied businesses, organizations growing through acquisition, as well as conglomerates and organizations with semi-autonomous business units. Fortified DevOps Features DevOps teams are looking for the ability to simplify and automate the delivery and deployment of applications and integrations, allowing organizations to focus more of their resources on innovation. Boomi’s fortified DevOps features provide new, robust enterprise capabilities, while reducing the complexity associated with IT operations, including: Docker Container Deployment - Easily create pre-configured containers. Docker containers simplify and provide flexibility to spin up and down instances of Boomi with pre-defined configurations to increase developer productivity and speed up application integration. Programmatic Onboarding for Trading Partners - Simplifies and speeds up onboarding, dramatically reducing the time required from weeks and days to hours and making the setup error-free. Data Stewardship Independence - Four new platform Quarantine API endpoints enable resolution actions outside of Boomi Master Data Management (MDM). This means data stewards can work in other applications, including cloud applications like Slack, to streamline governance tasks and approvals. Dynamic Integration Processes - With Boomi’s Process Route Shape feature, users can break down multi-step processes into smaller, independent functional groups and dynamically execute sub-processes. This independence between the main process, sub-process, and routing rules enables reusability of repeated logic and actions, and facilitates seamlessly updating and testing integrations. Data Governance and Security Organizations need technologies that provide ease of use to accelerate digital initiatives, while offering appropriate controls for the business units they support. Customers need to enforce the right data governance and security models that ensure compliance with business policies, contracts and regulations. Boomi’s latest release includes: Automated Data Governance - Data source rankings ensure that each Boomi MDM golden record is from the most trusted source system and propagated across all systems. Data stewards can easily enforce governance policies with automatic updates to all golden records when the data model and associated business rules are changed. Identity Management - With Boomi API Management developers can now leverage third party Authentication Sources to support OAuth 2.0 and SAML authentication use cases. API Policy Management - With an unlimited number of API calls, an organization can be vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and potentially overwhelm or tax the infrastructure. Boomi API Management allows for the configuration of policies to define a Contract. These Contracts can be coupled with entitlement tiers (i.e. Gold, Silver, or Bronze) as a mechanism for API providers to define expected service levels across their customer base. Additionally, with Quota, Rate Limit and Throttling functionality, the API Provider can limit the number of API calls for a specific time period. To learn more about the Boomi Spring release or see a demonstration, please visit: https://boomi.com/blog/boomi-advances-speed-efficiency-application-integration 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 5,800 organizations 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, ManyWho, and Boomi iPaaS are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # News and invitation: First Acquia Engage Conference in Asia Pacific Addresses Digital Transformation with Open Source and Cloud 2017-06-21T00:23:32Z news-and-invitation-first-acquia-engage-conference-in-asia-pacific-addresses-digital-transformation-with-open-source-and-cloud Sydney, June 21, 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced keynote speakers, sponsors and session tracks for its inaugural Acquia Engage Asia Pacific Japan, from August 22-23, which will bring together digital experience leaders and practitioners from around the region.   Executives from enterprise organisations including Flight Centre, EnergyAustralia, IAG, ADMA, Asian Development Bank, Pac12 Networks, Australian Government Department of Finance and the Department of Environment and Energy among others, will gather at the InterContinental Sydney to share their experience in digital innovation and transformation. They will also hear from Dries Buytaert, creator of the Drupal open source web content management system and co-founder of Acquia, along with Acquia Chief Product Officer Christopher Stone, who will share insight into Acquia’s product roadmap.   “Acquia Engage will bring digital experience professionals together in Sydney for two days of knowledge sharing and insight into disruptive strategies that drive growth and engagement,” Buytaert said. “Each presenter will show how their organizations are setting the standard for orchestrating customer experiences across channels.”   The conference agenda features hands-on best practices sessions, technical sessions, organisational strategy sessions, and executive business sessions all focused on helping organisations succeed with their digital initiatives.   “Staging the first Engage event outside of North America really marks a milestone for Acquia in Asia Pacific. More importantly it exemplifies the adoption of cloud and open source technologies as a differentiator in digital experience technology in Asia Pacific,” said Tahlor DiCicco, director of marketing, Acquia Asia Pacific and Japan. “Our impressive speaker and sponsor line-up from around the region demonstrates the commitment of enterprises, the public sector and digital agencies to using the most advanced open source technologies to solve the complex digital issues.”   Acquia Engage Asia Pacific is supported by leading digital agencies and technical development organisations: Ogilvy, Publicis Groupe, CI&T, Deloitte Digital, Doghouse Media, VML, IE Digital, Loud & Clear, Salsa Digital, Technocrat, Morpht, Adelphi Digital and Digital Garden.   For more information about Engage and to register, please visit https://apjengage.acquia.com/register. The Optical Co announces the launch of innovative new optical retail brand: Level 28 2017-06-20T04:39:59Z the-optical-co-announces-the-launch-of-innovative-new-optical-retail-brand-level-28 Press Release For Immediate Release Sydney, Australia, 20th June 2017, The Optical Co is proud to announce the launch of an innovative new optical retail brand, Level 28. The rollout is expected to begin in the last quarter of 2017. Level 28 is a bespoke dedicated retail brand where every aspect of the frame and sunglass design process will be exclusively designed for the novel Level 28 brand. The brand will be supported by an online presence to ensure a truly Omni channel shopping experience. In addition eye examinations using state of the art equipment will be offered at the stores. Level 28 is a sophisticated brand which will appeal to all areas of the optical landscape. The Level 28 product ranges have been designed to hold innovative and modern designer appeal, whilst still remaining cost effective. It will be targeted at the growing millennial customer base; however will have a large enough range to appeal to a wide range of demographics. Colin Kangisser, CEO and shareholder of The Optical Co proudly states: “The Optical Company has and will continue to develop as a leading optical provider in Australia, with its unique vertically integrated retail brand strategy including comprehensive optometry services. In order to complement our existing brand portfolio and to reach out to a diversified customer base including the growing millennial market, we recognize Level 28 as another part of our business. Level 28 is the one and only concept store which we believe appeals to a wide demographic by offering a wide range of eyewear. Level 28 has been developed from our studies of optical trends both internationally and locally and we are confident that with our experience in the optical industry, in both private and listed businesses, we will make Level 28 a great success in Australia as with our other brands.” Level 28 is a studio, gallery environment, where stunning high quality eyewear will be on show from fashion forward collection to everyday sleek styles designed exclusively for Level 28 by international designers. The materials and finishes palette has been crafted to form the perfect staging area for Level 28 products and services and gives Level 28 a whole new shopping experience. The exceptional contemporary environment, coupled together with crisp brand collateral and exquisite lighting will bring the Level 28 brand and retail space to life. Media Contact: Colin Kangisser | Chief Executive Officer Suite 202 418A Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW Australia 2010 T +61 2 9212 4871 | F +61 2 9212 3545 | M +61411759995 www.theopticalcompany.com.au About The Optical Co: Founded in 2006, The Optical Co ‘TOC’ is a leading independent optical group in Australia. TOC management has a successful history in building optical businesses to the benefit of all stakeholders. TOC has a vertically integrated retail network of optical stores, including wholesale distribution, eye safety divisions and multiple e-commerce sites. Across the store network, TOC operates a number of different brands, which function independently of each other in their own respective markets. Across all brands, TOC offers premium quality eyewear and eyecare through the provision of international brands and the latest in optometry equipment. TOC’s retail brands include nib Eye Care Centre, Prevue Eyewear, The Optical Co, Stacey & Stacey Optometrists and Kevin Paisley Fashion Eyewear. This gives TOC a strong local brand presence with ability to utilise significantly sized internal and third party databases. TOC harnesses the advantages of being a larger group, whilst encouraging the independent character of each respective business culture and staff. The management team consists of a group with a wealth of optical and retail experience. These experiences extend to the management, administrative, marketing, supply chain and legal aspects of running and growing an optical business in Australia. www.theopticalcompany.com.au OZ Cleaning Solution Announced Carpet Cleaning Service in Melbourne, Australia 2017-06-16T08:26:47Z oz-cleaning-solution-announced-carpet-cleaning-service-in-melbourne-australia OZ Carpet Cleaning is a renowned carpet cleaning company in Melbourne, Australia that offers a wide range of top quality carpet cleaning services to home as well as industry owners. Their Eco-friendly cleaning approach is not only safe for the environment, but also for your family. In order to fulfill all your carpet cleaning related needs, they make use of all latest equipment. Also, all their carpet cleaners are experienced professionals who have more than 10 years of experience in this field and provide the top class services to their customers in Melbourne. Recently, one of the spokesperson of the company made an announcement about their special offer. The OZ Carpet Cleaning is now providing a special offer on carpet steam cleaning. You can now get carpet steam cleaning of 3 rooms and hallway done in just $66. As per the announcement this is an exciting offer on carpet cleaning to get carpet cleaning done in Melbourne. Also, the company guarantees 100% satisfaction to their clients with their service. “In order to get all the allergens out of your carpet, OZ Carpet Cleaning makes use of an in-depth method of completely drying out the carpet to avoid future infestations. We strive to satisfy our customers by thoroughly removing animal hair, dirt and other stains from their carpet. We, OZ Cleaning Solutions, use special steam cleaning techniques so that all carpet related concerns of our customers are solved and the carpet looks new and smells great. “, shared the spokesperson of the company. This leading carpet cleaning company offers a wide range of other services that include: ·         Duct cleaning ·         Tile and grout cleaning ·         Leather cleaning ·         Upholstery cleaning ·         Commercial carpet cleaning ·         Car interior cleaning ·         Rug cleaning ·         Mattress cleaning ·         Curtains cleaning ·         Domestic cleaning ·         Flood damage restoration ·         End of lease cleaning and ·         Commercial cleaning To know more about their carpet cleaning offers, please visit: http://ozcleaningsolutions.com.au/carpet-cleaning-melbourne/ About OZ Carpet CleaningOZ Carpet Cleaning is a familiar name in the carpet cleaning industry in Australia. All their cleaners are qualified as well as experienced enough to fulfill all the needs of their clients. They specialize in both, office and domestic mattress, rug, upholstery, carpet and end of lease. They are a proud provider of efficient and quality cleaning services across Melbourne area. They believe in customer satisfaction and genuinely care about the health and protection of their clients. All their cleaning services are offered at a cost-effective price and all their services are of high quality to meet the needs of any business or home. You can also give them a call at the number 0433 013 095 or send an email with your needs to info@ozcleaningsolutions.com.au Beware of headlines promising lower electricity prices 2017-06-15T03:11:41Z beware-of-headlines-promising-lower-electricity-prices-1 Since the Finkel review was released late last week, there have been headlines stating that electricity prices would fall if the recommendations of the review were adopted.   Here’s a warning: These headlines are misleading.   While I am not in disagreement with the review or the recommendations put forward, what I take issue with is how they are falsely being framed and fed into mainstream media.   Based on my extensive knowledge of the electricity industry, a more accurate headline should be:  “Despite Finkel’s recommendations, prices will still rise for most”.   The review actually states that relative to ‘Business as Usual’ (the ongoing and unchanging state of the energy market operating within the present policy vacuum), wholesale electricity prices can somewhat improve from a forecasted ‘worst case scenario’, provided Finkel’s recommendations are adopted.   But here’s the catch: prices for most will not be lower than what we’ve seen to date. Because despite Finkel’s recommended solutions, we’re continuing to operate within the existing policy vacuum, which is pushing prices up.   Additionally, many businesses and residential users have not yet felt the full impact of the increases we have had over the last 12-18 months in the wholesale market. These increases will filter through over the next year or so as larger businesses re-contract and as retailers adjust their pricing for their other customers.   Some of this we are already starting to see with retailers announcing significant increases in pricing for residential users and small businesses from 1 July 2017. Ouch.   In short, for most us, prices are likely to go up before we experience any relief produced from Dr Finkel’s recommendations. ends * Rod Boyte is the founder and a director of Smart Power Ltd. Rod is an independent energy management solutions specialist who has helped hundreds of organisations across Australia and New Zealand rethink the way they purchase and manage energy to achieve greater levels of sustainability and operational excellence. Rod has been a member of the Energy Management Association of New Zealand (EMANZ) since 1995 and served on the EMANZ board from 1998 to 2002 (Vice Chairman in 2002). Over the past six years Rod has represented consumers at all levels by sitting on various groups including the Frequency Standard Working Group, Policy Procurement Working Group and the Metering and Reconciliation Working Group.  Rod is a frequent guest speaker at key industry conferences and events providing insights and predictions into current and future issues. His most recent engagement was in May at Vic Water's 2017 Future State of Electricity conference. With 25 years in the energy management field, Rod Boyte is deemed to be one of the most experienced energy management executives in Australia. www.smartpowerenergy.com.auMedia enquiries: Rod Boyte can be contacted on 0420 266 866. Wendy McWilliams, WMC Public Relations, T: 03 9803 2588 / 0421 364 664 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au Loyyal Closes Series A Capital Raise 2017-06-14T13:25:54Z loyyal-closes-series-a-capital-raise SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 13, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Loyyal, the blockchain innovator building a global loyalty network, today announced it has closed a Series A capital raise led by Integrated Networks (iNet) with participants including UAE Exchange, Hayaat Group, Day One Investments, and other international investors. Hayaat Group is an early investor and led the Loyyal Series Seed capital raise. The company will use the capital to complete development of its platform and accelerate its go to market strategy with long term strategic advisor and first client, Deloitte, strategic partnerships with value-added resellers IBM and Quidam, and strategic alliance with Capgemini.Blockchain at a basic level is a protocol for the storage and transfer of value and is well suited to help solve challenges surrounding coalition programs and granular data collection and targeting for program operators. Loyyal's offering provides the industry with several powerful capabilities to drive higher profitability while putting the customer, such as dynamic interoperability and scalability, real-time value transfer, security of records, programmable rewards, and improved liability management options.As leading program operators go through a digital business transformation, with changing consumer demands, expectations and greater competition, Loyyal aims to provide them with a universal platform enabling increased program efficiency as well as the capability to provide personalized, dynamic rewards to their customers in order to increase program ROI.Safwan Zaheer, Director and Head of Fintech, KPMG US and on Loyyal's Board of Advisors, recently stated that "Blockchain might represent technology that has potential to give rise to the second era of 'internet' revolution." He also said of Loyyal that "It removes friction around delay, cost, and poor integration with other payment instruments, enabling financial institutions, brands, and retailers to create new experiences for its customers."According to Abdullah Altamami, Investments Director from lead investor Integrated Networks (iNet), "Loyalty programs are an integral part of any large-scale telecom, banking networks, and retailers. With Loyyal's success thus far, and Blockchain's ability to target and customize rewards, redemption can be dramatically increased, and value amplified for the end user, making programs much more effective commercially and financially." Abdullah further added, "As is the case with all of our investments, and more so with Loyyal, iNet intends to be an active shareholder, driving potential deals and partnerships throughout our network in KSA and GCC to empower this expansion."Promoth Manghat, CEO, UAE Exchange Group, said, "Blockchain technology has immense potential and Loyyal is a great platform to experiment with such new ideas. As a Group we have always encouraged innovation. In Loyyal, we have found like-minded entrepreneurship, promise and the caliber to deliver. We are glad to be a part of this innovative initiative."Greg Simon, CEO and Co-Founder of Loyyal said, "This new capital, our third round of fundraising, will allow us to complete production of our live platform into a fully scalable and robust blockchain-based loyalty solution to meet increasing enterprise demand worldwide. These new strategic investors including iNet, UAE Exchange and Day One Investments will help us expand into new regions and industries. It is important to Loyyal to secure both US and International investment that supports our strategy to be the first truly global and universal platform in the loyalty and rewards industry, the Internet of Loyalty." Simon added, "Our strategic investors not only provide us with the capability to make our platform scalable and solidify our go to market strategy, but also open up markets and provide enterprise clients that will increase revenue and accelerate adoption."Naseba, a global company that supports companies entering new markets, raising capital and securing enterprise partners was instrumental in the closing of this series A financing.About LoyyalLoyyal, the Internet of Loyalty, is reinventing how loyalty is created and rewarded. Using blockchain and smart contract technology, Loyyal has built an interoperable loyalty and rewards platform to address a highly fragmented industry, and offer multiple industries an innovative way to both improve profitability while putting the customer first. For information about Loyyal, please visit www.loyyal.com or email info@loyyal.com.About Integrated Networks (iNet)Established in 2001, iNet is a private organization founded by a group of prominent Saudi investors, with an aim to provide a synergized array of technologies across Payments & Financial Technologies (FinTech), Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) and Strategic Global Investments. For more information, please visit www.inet.net.sa.About UAE Exchange GroupUAE Exchange Group is a leading name in global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions. The Group has close to 800 outlets across 28 countries, the largest network among remittance brand. Over 9000 employees representing more than 40 nationalities work incessantly to bring delight to more than 15 million customers worldwide. It offers several proprietary products like Xpress Money, the global instant money transfer service with 180,000 agent locations across 150 countries; FLASHremit, the instant account credit facility available in over seven countries; gocash, the multi-currency prepaid card; Smart Pay, the WPS-compliant Payroll solution etc. The brand's penchant for excellence has won it several recognitions including the prestigious Dubai Quality Gold, SKEA, TISSE 2012 certification, Superbrands, ISO, Asia's Most Promising Brand Award and more. Travelex, the foreign exchange specialist, which has 1500 outlets in all major international airports across 29 countries is an affiliate of UAE Exchange Group. About Hayaat GroupThree decades in the Middle East and Europe has cemented Hayaat Group's reputation as one of the premier investment companies in the region. Please visit www.hayaatgroup.com.About Day One InvestmentsPassionately searching for blockchain enabled solutions for legacy systems and unsolved problems. Creating partnerships with entities in emerging market that earnestly need innovative solutions. Evangelizing the Blockchain, and adding value through investments, connections, and implementations. Topic: InvestmentSectors: Cards/Payments, Retail/eCommerce, Travel & Tourism, Currencies, FinTech/Chains, Venture Capital, Local http://www.acnnewswire.com From the Asia Corporate News Network Copyright © 2017 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network. Whitfords Announces AEG Discount Offers! 2017-06-14T03:47:46Z whitfords-announces-aeg-discount-offers Whitfords Home Appliances, a great place to shop for home appliances and whitegoods, including range hoods, ovens, refrigerators, stoves, freezers, washing machines and dryers has announced special discount offers for AEG appliances this month. Customers will be delighted to see the amazing discounts available on selected kitchen appliances, dishwashers and ovens. Keeping up their reputation for showcasing the best brands and providing the best service, Whitfords has been the favourite place for Australians from Sydney to shop for home appliances for many decades. Whitfords have announced four special discounts offers for AEG kitchen appliances. The first offer is the save up to 20% offer. Customers who spend $5,000 can avail of a discount of 10% off. Those who spend $7,500 will get a discount of 15% off while those who spend $10,000 will get a discount of 20%. This offer is available till the 31st July 2017 only. It is available only when the purchases are made in a single transaction.     The second offer is the AEG Rangehood and Induction Cooktop Run-Out offer. This offer is available only for selected models of appliances. The offer is available till the products offered are sold out. Through this offer customers who purchase the 90cm Wall Canopy Rangehood – Model X99384MD01 worth $2999 will be able to save $500. The customers who purchase the 90cm Telescopic Rangehood – Model 7509D-M/A worth $1599 can avail of a discount of $500. There are more AEG products available with discounts of up to $500 under the same offer. These include the 77cm Remote Control Integrated Rangehood – Model DL8590-M Save $400, 55cm Remote Control Integrated Rangehood – Model DL8560-M Save $200, 80cm 4 Zone Induction Cooktop – Model HK854220XB Save $500 and the 60cm 4 Zone Induction Cooktop – Model HK654200XB Save $500. The third offer gives customers a saving of $1000 on selected 5 Series AEG Ovens. This offer is especially for the BP501310AM Save $1000 and BE501310AM Save $500 AEG 5 Series ovens and available when taken in one transaction. This offer ends on 16th July 2017. The fourth offer gives a discount of $300 on selected AEG Dishwashers. This offer ends on 31st July 2017. Both these offers can be taken along with the first offer of 20% discount on kitchen appliances. Customers who wish to avail these offers may visit their showroom in Sydney, contact Whitfords by calling (02) 9370 0555 or sending an email to sales@whitfords.com.au. Whitfords appliances are available for purchase online too: https://www.whitfordshomeappliances.com.au/ LogMeIn makes digital customer service smarter; takes aim at CRM market with introduction of Bold360 2017-06-09T00:00:00Z logmein-makes-digital-customer-service-smarter-takes-aim-at-crm-market-with-introduction-of-bold360 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 9 June 2017 – LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) today introduced Bold360, an intelligent customer engagement platform that provides a modern, flexible way for companies to interact with customers and get a real-time 360-degree view of all touchpoints and contextual data in a single solution.  Through a powerful combination of popular digital engagement channels, support tools, and a unified interface, Bold360 is taking on the traditional customer service market by bridging the gap between the customer and vital business information; helping companies deliver the immediate and personalised experience today’s consumers expect.   “The rise of digital, artificial intelligence and mobile-first lifestyles has changed how customers want to interact with their favourite brands,” said Mary Wardley, Program Vice President, Loyalty and Customer Care, IDC.  “As a result, companies need to rethink how they approach customer service to stay competitive.  Offering a variety of engagement channels is just the beginning.  The experience – whether automated or agent-assisted – needs to be seamless and the information contextual, to deliver the type of experience that will create long-term brand loyalty.”   According to a recent report from Gartner entitled The Eight Building Blocks of CRM: Data and Information (July 2016), there are a handful of key challenges when it comes to an organisation’s CRM strategy.  Specifically, they cite that “creating, maintaining and leveraging a single view of the customer is hard to achieve internally and the required capabilities are not provided by many CRM vendors. Many solutions fail to consider the myriad of channels used by customers to interact with organisations”.   Legacy customer service and CRM systems house only a small portion of customer data across various disparate systems, making it hard for companies to ever get a full picture of their customers.  Bold360 is addressing this challenge by combining the rich customer profiles and actionable data agents need with the fast, frictionless service customers have come to expect.  Intelligent automation also empowers customers with self-service tools, thereby eliminating routine tasks from the agent workflow to improve contact centre efficiencies and deliver the type of customer experiences that build loyalty.   “The future of customer service lies in being able to create a truly exceptional and meaningful experience for customers”, said Michael Blaine, Senior Director, Customer Service at VF Corporation.  “Utilising technology to understand your customers while providing easily accessible and real-time information to your agents can help deliver a truly unique and personalised experience.  Bold360 is an exciting first step toward this vision and we are excited to see where LogMeIn takes it in the future.”   With today’s release Bold360 includes: An intuitive interface - Empowers agents with the information needed to resolve issues quickly by consolidating data from different systems and presenting a unified view of all customer interactions. Agents can work across different channels while seeing a complete history of all interactions for the customer they are assisting.   No code integrations – Easily integrate popular business systems including Salesforce and Zendesk, to provide that information directly into the Bold360 agent interface, without needing to toggle between applications. World-class omni-channel engagement – Seamlessly engage with customers across a variety of channels including live chat, Facebook Messenger, email and more.  Bold360 offers the right engagement for the level of support needed without clunky handoffs and preserves the context of conversations across channels to help agents address issues quickly.  Intelligent automation -- Helps agents respond to commonly asked questions with the ability to create, curate and manage answers.  The system gets smarter over time and can be applied to self-service interactions or to inform agents in an assisted interaction.  Remote support – With features including remote control, file transfer and co-browsing, agents can seamlessly escalate visitors to remote support all in one interface to drive efficiency and quickly resolve customer issues.  “There is a significant white space when it comes to engagement capabilities of traditional CRM tools,” said Paddy Srinivasan, General Manager, Customer Engagement and Support Solutions.  “As customer expectations change, the old way of managing customer interactions will no longer suffice.  Bold360 not only helps businesses interact with their customers, but also builds intelligent & actionable profiles that help brands offer the right recommendation at the right time based on all the information about that customer – not just a small subset based on past interactions.  As Bold360 continues to evolve and capabilities expand, those customer profiles will continue to get richer and will serve as an essential tool for customer service organisations everywhere.”  Pricing and availability Bold360 is available today.  Pricing depends on deployment size and use case.  Additional resources: Website Blog: Introducing Bold360: Making Digital Customer Service Smarter Demo Video ###  LogMeIn’s customer engagement & support portfolio LogMeIn delivers industry leading solutions designed to empower knowledge workers to deliver more human, personalised and intelligent customer engagement and support across all digital channels and devices that drives increased satisfaction, engagement and productivity.  More than 50,000 companies rely on LogMeIn’s customer engagement portfolio to support 200 million customer interactions every year.  About LogMeIn, Inc. LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) simplifies how people connect with each other and the world around them to drive meaningful interactions, deepen relationships, and create better outcomes for individuals and businesses. One of the world’s top 10 public SaaS companies, and a market leader in communication & conferencing, identity & access, and customer engagement & support solutions, LogMeIn has millions of customers spanning virtually every country across the globe. LogMeIn is headquartered in Boston with additional locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Media contacts Amanda Conroy / India Bednall Espresso Communications on behalf of LogMeIn P: +61 28016 2200 E: logmein@espressocomms.com.au WordStorm PR is proud to be representing Project Everest 2017-06-08T02:55:47Z wordstorm-pr-is-proud-to-be-representing-project-everest WordStorm PR is proud to be representing Project Everest, a social enterprise that aims to solve the world’s most complex development problems by building financially sustainable solutions. Managed by former army officer Wade Tink, Project Everest partners with universities all over Australia to create projects in developing countries to help solve local community problems. It is currently operating in Cambodia, Fiji, Timor-Leste, Malawi and Vietnam with plans to expand to the Philippines. The company has been operating for four years with 450 students particpating in the projects. There are currently nine projects being undertaken with enrolments for trips in December closing in November 2017. WordStorm PR Managing Director Monica Rosenfeld said, “We’re thrilled to be spreading the word about Project Everest. This is such an inspiring venture and something we at WordStorm PR strongly believe in. We look forward to promoting the importance of looking outside the box and highlighting the benefits of a less traditional approach to teaching and learning.” WordStorm PR will be working with Project Everest on an ongoing basis to increase awareness and understanding of social enterprise and unconventional teaching methods. For all media inquiries please contact Rochelle on 02 8272 3208 or rochelle@wordstormpr.com.au. DattoCon attracts more than 1,000 partners to one of the world’s largest managed service provider focused events 2017-06-07T00:06:09Z dattocon-attracts-more-than-1-000-partners-to-one-of-the-world-s-largest-managed-service-provider-focused-events-1 Denver, United States (DattoCon) – June 7, 2017 – Datto, Inc. a leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world, today announced an exciting new range of products and service upgrades to its business continuity, networking and SaaS Protection product lines, to further support the needs of its 6,000 MSP (managed service provider) partners. The new products support Datto’s ongoing commitment to total data protection, ensuring business data is secure and accessible – no matter where it lives.   Datto CEO Austin McChord announced Datto’s latest market leading solutions during his keynote presentation, which focused on product innovation, performance and ease of management for Datto partners. McChord highlighted how Datto’s technology provides MSPs with the most innovative managed service solutions targeting small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). The new products and services include an expansion to Datto’s flagship all-flash SIRIS 3X line, an all-new ALTO 3 device targeting smaller environments, a new architecture for Datto SaaS Protection services, updates to the new Datto Networking portfolio, and significant enhancements to Datto’s Partner Portal.    "We believe in a business before technology approach and our team is focused on delivering bespoke solutions that address specific business challenges,” said Daniel Williams, Director, PowerNET. “We identify partners that are market leaders that can work closely with us to bring together integrated solutions for our clients. Working with Datto and its suite of products, we can build robust business continuity and data protection solutions for our clients that deliver exceptional performance and, importantly, peace of mind.”   In addition to new products, features and service updates, Datto today announced the official launch of its global marketing automation platform, MarketNow. Available for free to all Datto MSPs, MarketNow enables partners to utilise pre-written content to create campaigns, social media posts, web pages and branded collateral. Powered by MindMatrix, the platform does not require extensive training, nor extensive marketing experience. Since its pre-launch in March, the platform has been used by over 1,600 Datto partners.   Datto’s new product and feature updates announced today across its business continuity, networking and SaaS Protection solutions, include:  Business Continuity: With the most comprehensive BCDR product lineup available, including devices ranging from 500GB to 120TB, Datto has made updates to both its SIRIS and ALTO products. The completely new SIRIS 3 X Professional line is offered as 4, 8 and 12TB 1U rack-mounted servers. Additionally, the S3X4 all flash 4TB device joins the S3X1 and S3X2 models released last year. Datto’s most popular device, the ALTO, also received a makeover with new hardware and an SSHD. The new ALTO 3 offers double the performance for local and cloud-based backup and restore than its predecessor and is still available with no upfront charge. Updated SIRIS 3 software includes a new Fast Failback™ feature that allows MSPs to spin-up a virtual machine (VM) with a rescue agent. This agent forks the initial backup chain, providing restore from any agent recovery point, while requiring significantly less space than alternative solutions and returning business to normal operation faster than competitive alternatives. In addition to reducing business downtime, SIRIS 3 now provides hardware independent restore upon virtualisation, additional Cloud VHDx exports and an improved setup process, all designed to maintain Datto’s position as the most reliable BCDR on the market.  Networking: In January, Datto announced its new Datto Networking line, the first networking product line designed from the ground up specifically for MSPs. Today, Datto announced comprehensive updates across the line including QoS, Layer 7 Deep Packet Inspection, expanded VoIP support and cloud management capabilities to the existing edge router, access points and switches. Datto also introduced an extension to the networking portfolio with the planned release of an intelligent, cloud managed power strip including an embedded access point. Datto Managed Power will enable MSPs to more effectively manage their customer environments with features such as remote power cycling of individual outlets, scheduled reboots, reporting outlet wattage; all managed through the Datto Partner Portal.    SaaS Protection: Datto announced a new architecture for its market leading Datto SaaS Protection service to more effectively manage, restore and export critical data in Office 365 and G Suite environments. The new architecture enables point-in-time back-up functionality for Office 365 with dramatically improved export and restore speeds. The company also introduced robust discovery search and an enhanced user experience, making it intuitive and responsive to ease customer onboarding. In addition, Datto introduced the Datto SaaS Protection Node, an onsite storage repository for backups from the cloud – providing new options for SaaS backup retention in regulated or sensitive industries.   Bringing it altogether is the Datto Partner Portal, which allows the company’s MSP partners to purchase, educate, manage and market products all in one location. Several new dashboards were announced and are now available, including a device status compressed view, networking status page, SaaS status page and mobile status page – ensuring Datto’s partners always have the most relevant information at their fingertips.   Datto will be hosting two webinars on June 14, 2017 AEST to recap the product announcements. Register for the webinars here.   For more information about Datto’s new products and services, visit www.datto.com.About Datto Datto protects business data and provides secure connectivity for tens of thousands of the world's fastest growing companies. Datto's Total Data Protection solutions deliver uninterrupted access to business data on site, in transit and in the cloud. Thousands of IT service providers globally rely on Datto's combination of pioneering technology and dedicated services to ensure businesses are always on, no matter what. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Portland, Toronto, London, Singapore and Sydney.  Media Contacts Amanda Conroy/Amy Rathbone Espresso Communications on behalf of Datto datto@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200 Aruba helps organisations track valuable assets 2017-06-06T23:22:19Z aruba-helps-organisations-track-valuable-assets New BLE-powered Aruba Tags, Aruba Access Points and Meridian Software Eliminate Loss of Valuable Assets and Automate Inventory Management; Expanded Ecosystem Enables Broad Adoption Across Industries  Sydney – June 7, 2017 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, today announced a new addition to its location-based services portfolio that helps organisations easily track valued assets, resulting in improved organisational efficiency, and lower capital and operational costs associated with misplaced assets. The Aruba asset tracking solution is fully integrated into the Aruba wireless infrastructure enabling simplified, fully integrated deployments at dramatically reduced costs.   Organisations worldwide lose millions of dollars every year on high-value items and inventory that are either misplaced, lost or stolen. Furthermore, employees and customers suffer from lost productivity and poor experiences. These challenges are particularly prevalent in industries like healthcare, where items such as IV pumps and heart defibrillators, are easily misplaced, resulting in 25 percent of hospital staff’s time wasted looking for these assets1  and negatively impacting quality of care. In retail and warehousing, items that can’t be located quickly mean wasted time for employees, delayed order fulfillment for customers and often, a loss of revenue for the retailer.   Aruba General Manager, South Pacific, Anthony Smith, said, “Aruba asset tracking addresses these challenges with a solution that is integrated into the Aruba Wi-Fi infrastructure eliminating the need for a separate network. Organizations also gain the benefits of accurate tracking of important items using either an intuitive, map-based mobile app or by integrating with organizations’ existing tracking solutions.”   The solution includes the following components: Advancements to ArubaOS and Aruba APs: This new software allows Aruba BLE-enabled Access Points and Sensors to act as asset tag “observers,” creating a sensory network that provides added value to organisations with existing Aruba wireless infrastructure. In essence, it allows their Wi-Fi infrastructure to double as an asset tracking network. New Aruba Tags:  Cost-effective Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) – enabled tags are slightly larger than a quarter, making them ideal for items that range in size from IV pumps in a healthcare setting to pallets of goods in a warehouse. The tags are designed to meet stringent environmental requirements and come with multiple attachment options. Asset Tag Configuration App: Aruba’s configuration app makes set-up and ongoing management of the tags simple. Assets can be designated with names, photos and optional IDs so that like assets can be searched for easily. Changes can be performed quickly, near the assets, and all data is automatically saved in a central cloud database. New features for the Aruba Meridian AppMaker: Organisations can now create their own asset tracking app for iOS or Android with the Meridian AppMaker. The AppMaker provides a new SDK and APIs for seamless third-party integration and custom use cases.  Partner Ecosystem Enables Broad Adoption Across Industries Key to the success of Aruba’s existing location-based services and Mobile Engagement portfolio has been the Meridian Engage Partner Program. Customers have leveraged app developers to integrate and build value-added mobile apps for iOS and Android that are used with the Meridian Mobile App Platform and Aruba Mobile Engagement portfolio. Aruba is extending this program to include asset tracking, as well as opening the program to new partners in a variety of industries across healthcare, retail, warehousing and numerous other verticals.   Continuing its investment in the Intelligent Edge, Aruba also introduced its 8400 Core Switch at HPE Discover.  The 8400 Core Switch is a new core aggregation switch that delivers the performance, power, automation and troubleshooting capabilities necessary to address the challenges of mobility, cloud and IoT inherent in networks today.  The announcement of the 8400 Core Switch in conjunction with its asset tracking solution demonstrates Aruba’s ongoing commitment to bring innovation to organisations.  HPE PointnextAruba Meridian Services from HPE Pointnext provide customers and partners worldwide with the expertise needed to take advantage of location-based services to engage with mobile users in any organisation or public-facing venue. These services can help augment customer IT and Aruba partner teams to provide the capabilities needed for the design and development of mobile applications with the Meridian platform.  Availability Aruba asset tracking solution is available now.   ENDS  About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes worldwide. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organisations to serve the latest generation of mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives.   To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com.  For more information, please contact:  Sarah Bullen OR Duyen Nguyen at DEC PR +61 2 8014 5033 and Aruba@decpr.com.au  Customer Quotes   “The Aruba asset tracking solution has the potential to help VMI save significant man-hours and reduce the overall costs associated with locating and tracking our vehicles during their 48 stages of production” said Michael Kell, Director of IT for Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a supplier of wheelchair-accessible vans. “Additionally, with up to 2,000 vehicles on our site at any given time, the manual process of identifying and locating a specific vehicle when needed for audit, or tracking one during a particular stage of production, is time-consuming and inefficient. With the Aruba asset tracking solution, we hope to automate this process and create new efficiencies for our staff as well as speed delivery of vehicles to our customers.”  Ecosystem Partner Quotes   As a leading venue technology company, VenueNext, provides healthcare companies with better operational awareness and efficiency via location and mobile experiences. “Our customers have been asking for an asset tracking solution that delivers visibility for critical assets with location accuracy, while also integrating with our existing application platform,” said Scott Rehling, Vice President Strategic Channels, VenueNext. “By leveraging Aruba’s asset tracking solution we can provide the added functionality requested by utilizing customers’ Wi-Fi and beacon infrastructure, resulting in operational efficiencies.”   Emerge is a digital experience agency that leverages world-class user-centered design and custom application development to quickly solve complex challenges and address untapped opportunities. “With the addition of asset tracking capabilities to the Aruba Mobile Engagement platform we can now offer our customers an innovative tool to use their mobile applications to increase productivity and customer experience in their facilities,” said Julian Pscheid, Chief Technology Officer of Emerge Interactive. “Whether by providing front-line employees instant visibility into critical equipment location, connecting real-time asset locations to Meridian indoor turn-by-turn navigation and personalized push-notifications, or integrating location data with legacy systems, we look forward to incorporating Aruba’s asset tracking solution into our customers’ enterprise ecosystems.  Raizlabs designs and builds world-class iOS, Android, and Web apps for startups and big brands. “Our team is constantly exploring new and emergent technologies in an effort to deliver the best possible solutions to leading competitive enterprises,” said Jason Petralia, President of Raizlabs. “As a part of this ongoing exploration, we've realized the growing need for a complete asset tracking solution and are excited about Aruba's technology advancements and commitment to a full-featured and robust solution.”  Channel Partner Quotes   “As a leading IT solutions provider, we are continuously looking for ways to expand our offerings to better support clients’ evolving needs,” said Chris Saso, CTO, Dasher Technologies, Inc. “Aruba’s new asset tracking solution helps solve the issues that plagued the healthcare and retail industry by allowing them to leverage their Wi-Fi infrastructure for the tracking of physical assets. This allows us to engage with new stakeholders within our accounts and extend the value of our architecture and services expertise.”   Serving over 1,000 clients in a dozen different industries, Matrix Integration is focused on helping clients achieve their goals through the use of technology. “There has always been an existing operational need for organizations to track the movement of valued assets. However, most organizations consider adding a completely separate asset tracking infrastructure as too costly while adding additional operational burden,” said James Aldridge, VP, Technology, Matrix. “By using an existing Aruba wireless infrastructure, Aruba solves these customer problems by delivering the only asset tracking solution that doesn’t require another network overlay, resulting in an easy-to-manage mobile solution with fast ROI.”   SKIP GIVES SYDNEY HALF PRICE COFFEE 2017-05-31T05:16:16Z skip-gives-sydney-half-price-coffee From now until Sunday 11th June, Skip is offering Sydneysiders 50% off all coffee orders – with zero waiting time – at participating cafés.      According to the latest data from online coffee and food ordering app Skip, Sydneysiders are paying on average $3.91 for a medium coffee, which is over $1,000 a year per coffee drinking Australian for a 5-day working week.   Skip General Manager, Bill Bizos, says: “We are looking to revolutionise the way Sydneysiders order their morning coffee by offering you half price coffees for the next two weeks, plus no more waiting in queues! All you need to do is download the Skip app via the App store of Google store, pre-order and pay, enter promo code SYDNEY at the check-out, then once it’s ready you can skip the queue to pick it up – it’s that easy!”   Skip is a smartphone app that helps customers ‘skip the queue’ by ordering and pre-paying for coffee and food. People can order in advance and pick up at a pre-arranged time at a Skip café in Sydney. Skip was developed in response to the trend for on-demand services for time-poor consumers and the growing cashless society Sydney is becoming.  Bill Bizos is available for interview and can discuss the following: How Australia is becoming a cashless society, and apps like Skip support this this shift in the way we transact in 2017 A step by step guide on how Australians can use Skip to increase productivity (from a consumer and small business perspective) How Sydneysiders can get in on the action How else Skip is making Australians’ lives easier  ENDS                For more information on Skip, interviews with Bill Bizos or images, please contact:  Olivia Meena (02) 8353 5746 or 0403 646 259 olivia.meena@hausmann.com.au     About Skip Skip is an online ordering and payment app for smartphones that helps customers ‘skip the queue’ by ordering and prepaying for coffee and food at hundreds of venues nationally. Visit www.skip.com.au.   Trilogy International Partner With Fusion5 And NetSuite 2017-05-31T00:02:13Z trilogy-international-partner-with-fusion5-and-netsuite Trilogy International Limited (TIL) is internationally renowned for its natural skincare and home fragrance products. The company’s brands, Trilogy, ECOYA and Goodness Natural Beauty Lab are loved locally and around the world, with Trilogy even famously making the favourites list of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. From small beginnings, TIL have strategically evolved into a company valued at ~$230 million and listed on the NZX and ASX. Bringing several companies together under the TIL umbrella was a trigger to create an effective infrastructure to help them all work together. TIL recognised the clear need for a new enterprise resource planning solution (ERP) to support their exceptional growth path, strengthen their subsidiaries, and realise their future plans. “Historically the brands and various departments worked quite separately from different locations. However, eighteen months ago we centralised our operations and now have the brands, operations and finance working together in our new head office in Auckland” explained Lindsay Render, Chief Financial Officer.  “After identifying the need for a centralised system, we set an appropriate budget to invest in an ERP system that would bring more efficiency to the business now and in the future.”   Around 15 business solutions were considered by the TIL ERP project team. This was narrowed down to a shortlist of three who were asked to respond to the RFP issued mid-2016, and Fusion5 and NetSuite were selected in October. Fusion5 started the project in November and NetSuite will be rolled out at TIL in 2017. Russell Bailey, Business Analyst for TIL, said, “Fusion5 showed the greatest understanding of the business requirements, and how to match them against a solution. It wasn’t just a solution we were choosing, but a partner we could trust.” NetSuite is a comprehensive solution which includes CRM, Marketing, Financials, Financial Planning and Budgeting, Demand and Supply Planning, Sales and Operations, Product Development & Product Management, Procurement, Manufacturing, Warehouse Management and fully embedded real-time BI, analysis and reporting. Fusion5’s implementation approach will ensure that TIL’s users become proficient in the use of the NetSuite system and its tools, and able to adapt their use of the software to changing business needs. For further information on Fusion5 and their customer relationship services, please visit the website at http://www.fusion5.co.nz .