The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-06-20T01:39:06Z IFS and Acumatica to form global cloud ERP powerhouse under EQT ownership 2019-06-20T01:39:06Z ifs-and-acumatica-to-form-global-cloud-erp-powerhouse-under-eqt-ownership Melbourne, Australia, June 20, 2019 – EQT Partners, a leading investment firm with US$45B (€40B) of assets under management, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire cloud-native enterprise software provider Acumatica through an investment vehicle owned by the same holding company that holds IFS AB (Industrial and Financial Systems). To further reinforce this coalition, following the closing of the transaction Jonas Persson will serve as chairman for both companies. IFS, the global enterprise applications company, and Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing Cloud ERP provider, will serve growth industries such as manufacturing, distribution, construction, service, energy and A&D, while competing directly with SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Infor and Sage among others. “I closely evaluated IFS and Acumatica for The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Operational ERP Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment,” said Mickey North Rizza, Program Vice President Enterprise Applications, IDC. “Each company was identified as a Major Player in the study, but for different reasons, and together they will truly complement one another. IFS can bolster Acumatica’s ability to globalise and expand in key industries, while Acumatica can support IFS with increased functionality in business intelligence, analytics and extensive experience of providing a true born-in-the-cloud ERP software-as-a-service offering.” “This collaboration is great news for both organisations, our customers, partners and employees,” said IFS CEO Darren Roos, who will assume a position on Acumatica’s board of directors. “EQT has brought together two businesses that will enjoy the key benefits of a partnership in the growing cloud enterprise applications market. IFS and Acumatica can benefit from one another’s resources, capabilities and strategies, but still enjoy full autonomy and rapid growth trajectories while avoiding disruptions to business operations or brand equity. Acumatica’s cloud-native architecture and operations are absolutely cutting edge, as is its commitment to partners and customers. I ultimately see this as two allies to cover the market from end to end, with combined strength to take market share.” “IFS is an admirable company in the ERP market who shares our belief in customer satisfaction,” said Jon Roskill, CEO, Acumatica. “We could not have asked for a better match of technologies, strategies and cultures. IFS and Acumatica both stand for customer satisfaction and choice, providing public, private and hybrid cloud options as well as modern licensing and rich independent software vendor (ISV) ecosystems. Acumatica’s customer-friendly licensing and industry-leading partner programs will not change, and our award-winning support will only get better. Combined with the proficiencies of IFS, Acumatica is positioned to expand into new markets and offer true global support for our rapidly expanding international customers.” The closing of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The new global entity is ultimately designed to meet a growing range of customer requirements. Both IFS and Acumatica understand that businesses are becoming increasingly global, regardless of size or industry. To scale and compete, customers need a network of resources that will support business operations wherever they, their business partners and customers may be. To address these needs the two companies will tap into one another’s ISV, reseller and systems integrator communities, cross-pollinate technical resources and roadmaps, and implement best practices across services and support to enable efficiencies of scale and rapid growth that are mutually beneficial. Both companies are currently adopting artificial intelligence and machine learning features into their respective products and expect to achieve early success in that area. About Acumatica Acumatica Cloud ERP provides the best business management solution for transforming your company to thrive in the new digital economy. Built on a future-proof platform with open architecture for rapid integrations, scalability, and ease of use, Acumatica delivers unparalleled value to more than 5,000 small and midmarket organizations through our team of 275 worldwide employees and 300 channel partners. For more information, visit www.acumatica.com. About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than 10,000 customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld About EQT EQT is a leading investment firm with more than EUR 61 billion in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40 billion in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 127,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. More info: www.eqtpartners.com ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 HIDDEN ROOKWOOD SCULPTURES 2019-06-17T01:10:42Z artists-announced-for-2019-hidden-rookwood-sculptures BSI appointed as Australian and New Zealand gas product certification body 2019-06-16T23:52:45Z bsi-appointed-as-australian-and-new-zealand-gas-product-certification-body-2 BSI, the business improvement company has today announced it has been appointed as a gas product certification body by Australian and New Zealand Gas Technical Regulators Committee (GTRC), Australian and New Zealand Regulators.     Before placing gas appliances and related components on the market in Australia or New Zealand, manufacturers must ensure their products carry Gas Compliance Mark or New Zealand Gas Safety Compliance Label. This appointment will enable BSI to provide this mandatory Australian Gas Safety (AGS) certification for its clients globally. BSI will now be able to undertake the required testing against the relevant Australian and New Zealand Standards and issue a JAS ANZ accredited gas certification certificate for products. Graham McKay, Global Head of Gas and Electrical Products at BSI commented: “BSI is committed to supporting manufacturers to ensure that their products are ready to market in Australasia. This appointment is a key step for our global clients who can now get their gas appliances certified by BSI for Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe and MEA by working with a single certification body.   “Our teams are fully prepared to help organizations demonstrate that their products comply with the relevant National, Regional and / or International standards.”   BSI has achieved JAS-ANZ (The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand) accreditation which means that it has been assessed against internationally recognized standards and operates at the highest levels of quality and service - providing further assurance to clients that the certificates issued are both credible and impartial.   For more information on Australian Gas Safety (AGS) certification or New Zealand Gas Safety Compliance Label and the BSI Kitemark please visit: www.bsigroup.com/gas-au or www.bsigroup.com/gas-nz - Ends – About BSI BSI is the business improvement company that enables organizations to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. For over a century BSI has championed what good looks like and driven best practice in organizations around the world. Working with 84,000 clients across 193 countries, it is a truly international business with skills and experience across a number of sectors including aerospace, automotive, built environment, food, and healthcare. Through its expertise in Standards Development and Knowledge Solutions, Assurance, Regulatory Services and Professional Services, BSI improves business performance to help clients grow sustainably, manage risk and ultimately be more resilient. To learn more, please visit: www.bsigroup.com/en-au About Kitemark™ The BSI Kitemark™ is a quality mark owned and operated by BSI. It is one of the most recognized symbols of quality and safety and offers true value to consumers, businesses and procurement practices. From fire and electrical safety, to specifications around equestrian helmets and safety glass – you can be sure that your products or services are rigorously and regularly tested to meet stringent safety requirements. National Group Pioneers Automation in Mining 2019-06-13T01:14:32Z national-group-pioneers-automation-in-mining Wolff Group (Wolff), who were awarded the Mining Contractor of the Year Award at the 2018 Prospect Awards, provides a range of automative and innovative solutions such as large scale satellite bulk dozer push, semi-autonomous blast hole drilling, contract mining services, excavator pre-strip fleets, civil earthworks, site clearing and rehabilitation works. The recent acquisition of Wolff Group is set to further strengthen the National Group’s position in the industry which already comprises of leading companies from the mining, resource, logistics and personnel supply industries. National Group Managing Director, Mark Ackroyd, sees the acquisition of Wolff Group as an expansion and believes it will provide niche business opportunities. “Adding Wolff to the National Group will allow us to deliver additional services in autonomous operations, so it was a logical choice for us” Ackroyd said. “Terry and his team at Wolff have a very similar organisational culture to ours and that was one of the most important things we spoke about during our discussions. The other was their work in autonomous operations and the focus towards the future of mining.” “We want to provide our customers with the best there is and staying on the cutting-edge of technology goes a long way in allowing us to do that”. As part of the acquisition, National Group and Wolff have agreed to adopt a ‘business as usual’ approach to ensure minimal to no effect on the current Wolff workforce and customer base. Wolff’s existing Managing Director, Terry Wolff, will stay actively involved in the business and is excited for Wolff to be joining an experienced industry player such as the National Group, with a key focus on growth. “National Group met all of our foundations and culturally aligned with the way we already do business here at Wolff, so that made this decision a lot easier for us. We couldn’t think of a better company to pass on the baton to” Terry Wolff said. “NationalGroup values our people, autonomous expertise and our ability to operate in the segments where we have a depth of knowledge and experience”. Wolff is well-known in the industry for their focus on innovation and technology and already have an established partnership with Caterpillar and Hastings Deering to implement and optimise Semi-Autonomous Tractor System (SATS) technology in a world’s-first application into a mining production environment. “Here at the National Group, we are excited for the future and look forward to further extending the range of automated features for our expansive fleet of dozers and drills” concluded Mark Ackroyd. The National Group recently completed the acquisition of Wolff Group, with Wolff now being officially a part of Mark Ackroyd’s National Group. About the National Group The National Group comprises of leading companies from the mining, resource, logistics and personnel supply industries. About Wolff Mining Wolff Mining provides a range of automated and innovative solutions such as large scale satellite bulk dozer push, contract mining services, excavator pre-strip fleets, civil earthworks, blast hole drilling, site clearing and rehabilitation works. Further Information For further information or to read more news from the National Group go to https://www.national-group.co/news. Felix’s Enterprise Procurement Platform Wins Queensland iAward 2019-06-11T01:42:50Z felixs-enterprise-procurement-platform-wins-queensland-iaward Brisbane, 11 June 2019 – Cloud-based Australian Enterprise Procurement Platform, Felix, has won a highly prestigious Merit Award for Business Service Markets at the Queensland Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) State iAwards. Announced at a gala dinner event in Brisbane last week, the AIIA iAwards are the nation’s leading awards program that helps to recognise, celebrate and elevate Australian digital innovation. Felix is an integrated Vendor Management System and Sourcing platform, giving customers an end-to-end solution to manage supply chain risk and drive value creation during the procurement phase of the project lifecycle. Against an industry backdrop of intensifying competition, pressuring margins and increasing compliance requirements, Felix allows customers to implement technology-enabled, sustainable process governance as the industry scales during an unprecedented infrastructure boom. Felix has been garnering significant traction with leading industry names, landing flagship enterprise contracts, as well as being implemented on a growing number of Australia’s major infrastructure projects, such as the West Gate Tunnel Project for example. An evolving legislative landscape, such as the recent Modern Slavery Act, Indigenous Procurement Policy, and Local Content schemes are driving construction businesses towards leveraging technology that provides them with trackability and traceability on sustainable procurement targets, while creating efficiencies that contribute towards the bottom line result. Dan Wilson, General Manager at Felix, said, “Australia is undergoing an unprecedented infrastructure boom, and the need for smart technology that allows organisations to scale effectively while mitigating increasing risk exposure is paramount. Felix has been purpose-built to meet the exacting needs of the construction industry both in Australia and overseas.” “We are thrilled that Felix has been recognised with an iAward in 2019. This is testament to our ongoing investment in platform development, focus on customer needs, and the skills and talent of our team. Our customer-centric relationship approach has helped Felix quickly establish itself as a platform of choice in construction and related industries, and we now look forward to ongoing success in the years ahead, partnering with customers to deliver business value through procurement transformation.” AIIA CEO, Ron Gauci, said, “Each year the AIIA iAwards shine a light on the exceptional achievements of those at the forefront of Australian innovation, and the projects shaping our modern economy. We're proud to celebrate and provide recognition, encouragement and a national platform for people seeking to bring an idea to life, enabled or supported by technology. Whether they're in start-ups, the public sector, community services, school, academia, or private enterprise – small and large – the work of the finalists is an inspiration to us all." - ENDS - About Felix Felix is a cloud-based, modular procurement platform that makes it easy for organisations of all sizes to automate and centralise their Vendor Relationship Management and Source-to-Contract (S2C) activities. Teams use Felix to drive time and cost savings while building stronger, more compliant relationships between procurement, project delivery teams, and vendors. From construction to asset maintenance, Felix empowers you to mitigate risks and make informed decisions across your project or portfolio with real-time vendor data. Katrina Building a Career as a 'Brickie" 2019-06-07T03:43:40Z katrina-building-a-career-as-a-brickie Rod Talbot, owner of Talbot Bricklaying had just begun to breathe life back into his small business after recovering from a car accident late last year. Business was picking up and it was time to start thinking about hiring an extra hand. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect when Katrina Curcuruto called, asking if he was interested in hiring her as an apprentice brickie. Katrina had recently completed a Skilling Queenslanders for Work program, undertaking a bricklaying course through BUSY At Work, and was keen to get into the industry with her new-found skills. Katrina says “Bricklaying wasn’t something I had considered before but when the opportunity to do the course came up I grabbed it. The course was easier than I thought it would be and I did well in the training. Once the course finished I just got on the phone and started ringing bricklayers in my area. Rod was the first call I made which was pretty lucky! I’m really enjoying the work, I prefer being outdoors than in an office, it suits me perfectly”. Rod hadn’t considered taking on an apprentice (he hadn’t had an apprentice in over 40 years) but together with the Department of Small Business and Training’s support through the ‘Works Start initiative’ and BUSY At Work’s apprenticeship support team, Rod signed up Katrina - and he couldn’t be happier! “Katrina is better than any of the blokes I’ve had working for me, she is more reliable and always willing to do whatever work I ask of her, there’s never a drama. We do a lot of insurance work, fences at the moment but all sorts of small household renovations and things. Katrina is a really decent bricklayer and I’m glad to have her on board”, stated Rod. Skilling Queenslanders for Work is funded by the Queensland Government and offers training opportunities for job seekers looking to gain workplace skills and increase their chances of finding employment. Under this successful program, BUSY At Work offers short courses in industries such as hospitality, child care or construction. “Katrina’s story is a great example of how having the right skills, at the right time, can increase a job seekers chance of finding employment. Skilling Queenslanders for Work gives job seekers the opportunity to gain sought-after industry skills that local employers are looking for, as well as incentives for employers to put on the graduating students. We are really happy for Katrina and Rod Talbot and look forward to hearing how Katrina progresses in the building industry”, Paul Miles, Managing Director of BUSY At Work stated. You can find more information regarding BUSY’s upcoming courses through Skilling Queenslanders for Work, or call BUSY At Work on 13 28 79 Trafalgar obtains Australian Made certification 2019-06-04T23:06:12Z trafalgar-obtains-australian-made-certification Trafalgar has obtained ‘Australian Made’ certification for their range of dangerous goods cabinets, Store-safe safe custody boxes and fire containment Fyreboxes. The certified Australian Made products include the Patented Fyrebox™ Slab-Mounted, a revolutionary fire stopping device which eliminates many compliance issues commonly seen in multi-residential constructions. The Fyrebox™ Cast-In and Fyrebox™ Maxi from the Firebox family have also received Australian Made certification. Trafalgar's full range of dangerous goods cabinets has also been certified. The cabinets, featuring a patented door controlling mechanism which allows the right door to stay open whilst the left door is open, eliminate the dangerous practice of propping doors open, making Australian workplaces safer and more productive. Store-Safe's iconic yellow site box which has been a staple at Australian construction sites for over 30 years has also been certfied, along with the vehicle box and ute box from the safe custody storage boxes range. These tradesman boxes protect expensive tools and equipment from theft whether on site, on the road or in the garage. ‘Made in Australia’ has been an important part of Trafalgar’s heritage since the Trafalgar brand was established in 1945, founded in the ethos that there is no better way to control quality, reduce lead times and improve service than to make it in your own backyard. With the recognisable 'Australian Made' logo now displayed on these products, customers will now be assured that they are buying genuinely Australian made products. The ‘Australian Made’ certification demonstrates Trafalgar’s continued commitment to local manufacturing, local jobs, quality assurance and reinvestment into the Australian economy. For further details on these certified Australian Made products please visit the Australia made website or contact the Trafalgar Team on 1800 888 714 or email sales@tfire.com.au. Financial planner mental health distress – the unintended consequence & dark side of industry reform 2019-06-04T01:15:18Z financial-planner-mental-health-distress-the-unintended-consequence-amp-dark-side-of-industry-reform Mental health distress brought about by industry reform fatigue, constant legislative / regulatory changes and reputational damage of financial services is the unintended consequence that is contributing to many advice practitioners’ decision to terminate their careers and exit the advisory sector.   Compounding the situation is government and industry not acknowledging the very real mental health issues financial planners and their families are dealing with following so much structural change spanning the past two decades – and they have been immense!   These factors have all come together into a perfect storm scenario and many once resilient individuals are simply unable to cope – and this is being manifested in mental health issues.   The prospects of further significant industry reform beyond the Hayne Royal Commission that followed the Trowbridge Report, LIF and education requirements has exhausted many – especially mature age planners.    Hence the decision that sees so many capable planners preferring retirement to continuing their careers.  Adding to their distress, planners seeking to exit are selling practices in an environment of rapidly falling values for advice businesses.   Many planners equally had structured their retirement plans on resale values or BoLR arrangements to fund exit and retirement aspirations.  These are now in tatters.    Business brokers can attest to the mental anguish and tears of planners not only concerned for their own well-being, but those of their staff and the ongoing financial servicing of clients.   There is also angst amongst those planners with significant borrowings that funded the purchase of practices / books of clients to underpin business growth plans and provide continuity of service to the clients of the acquired businesses.    The impact on this group cannot be overstated as their plans have been completely derailed as business valuations spiral downwards as the result of pending legislation to disqualify revenues.   It’s imperative that planners that find themselves unable to cope or struggling emotionally – not to do so in silence or alone.    Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder and is often manifested by an inability to sleep, concentrate and carry out normal day-to-day tasks.    Other symptoms include feelings of helplessness, isolation, inability to cope and sense of being overwhelmed.    These can escalate into depression – in some cases even thoughts of self-harm and suicide.   It’s important for those planners that are finding it difficult to manage, that they obtain help as soon as possible.  Taking the first step can be daunting, but there are many health professionals, community groups and organisations that can help.    Many planners will be reluctant to reach out for help, fearful of being told they have a mental illness.  This fear, misunderstanding and reluctance to reach out will only delay treatment and access to support.   Finally, the number of practices sold or on the market will provide government and professional associations with a good indicator of the planners that will be left to provide advice beyond 2024.    The deeper concern is the dark side of all this industry reform which in its wake is a legacy of distressed planners with mental health issues.   Issued by Barry J Daniels             Media enquiries       Mr. Joe Perri, Joe Perri & Associates Pty Ltd Tel:  +61 3 9324 0362  Mob:  +61 412 112 545  Email:  jperri@joeperri.com.au About Barry J Daniels BEng (Mech), Fellow IML, MAICD, Adv Dip FP SAFIN  Barry Daniels has a 36-year career in financial services and property including 15 years in funds management, holding qualifications in the combined disciplines of mechanical engineering, financial planning and funds management.   Over the course of his career, Barry has owned financial planning practices with in excess of 6000 clients with $350 million funds under advice, providing financial planning advice to investors large and small.   Barry has been involved in various residential infrastructure property development funds since the 1980s with end-value valuation in excess of $580 million on behalf of fund managers, residential property syndicate investors, land developers and private financial planning client investors, specifically including property funds management and residential property development syndications.   He has also had roles involving site acquisition, site due diligence, site financial analysis, syndication, Information Memoranda preparation, chairing compliance and investment committee functions, and AFSL Keyman and Responsible Manager roles, through to site project management and investor relations. Where to now for financial services post Federal election and Hayne Royal Commission? 2019-06-03T01:53:00Z where-to-now-for-financial-services-post-federal-election-and-haynes-royal-commission Now that we have a new Morrison Federal Government and the implementation of the Hayne Royal Commission (RC) recommendations will be high on the political agenda, what does it mean for the Australian consumer going forward, especially when retirement planning will be so important to the Baby Boomer generation?   Firstly, the RC will see many long-term consequences that will impact the advice industry.   The post-Keating era saw the rise of institutions moving into the advice space.  This period saw a clash of business models between short-term time horizons (banking) and long-term time horizons (advice).  The outcome was a lack of corporate governance, profit before clients and unethical business practices.    I am certain that the post RC ramifications will be as equally devastating but the real victims will be the consumers.   If all of the recommendations are implemented we will see advice become unaffordable to the majority of Australians.   Australia will develop a two-tier ‘haves’ and ‘haves not’ advice structure, where a small minority will be able to afford advice and the majority unable to do so.   All of these issues will be magnified within regional Australia where there will be a lack of advisers and a deficiency in connectivity.      The Federal Government is going to come under pressure to provide taxpayers access to affordable advice – especially in the areas of aged-care, retirement planning, superannuation, health insurance and debt management.    There is strong evidence that the major players who are pushing for the restructure of financial planning industry believe that face-to-face advice should be only be for consumers who can afford to pay.   The remaining vast majority of consumers will have no alternative but to access advice through impersonal technology i.e. robo-advice etc.   The Canberra bubble and self-interest groups have completely hijacked the advice debate and the subsequent decisions have been made with no understanding about the effect this will have on consumers, their needs and affordability.   Government, ASIC and the associations have been so consumed with conflicted remuneration they have failed to understand why commissions were developed to be paid out of product and why this concept came about globally within financial services.   If the decision-makers were genuinely concerned about conflicted remuneration, they could have simply required every piece of advice to be in the best interest of the client and set level commission percentages.   The recent re-election of the Coalition Government was seen as the rejection of Labor’s banning of franking credits for the retrospective nature of the proposed policy.   Will the new Coalition Government apply the same principle and review grandfathered commissions because this is also clearly based on the retrospective nature of changing product design?   The commission in these products had no connection with the ongoing servicing of clients and was developed ‘in product’ because the consumer could not afford / or would not pay for the advice.   Another major consequence and dilemma post RC will be how the advice industry will attract a next generation of advisers as new talent will have the burden of education debt, over regulation, the tarnished reputation of financial services and an unfriendly business environment to contend with.   Instead, university graduates will seek career and self-employment opportunities in other fields.    As a cumulative result of these post RC outcomes, Australia has entered into a new era of unaffordable advice – and it comes at a time where the majority of Baby boomers will be entering into retirement with advice crucial for their financial well-being.   To date, the debate around industry reform has been dominated by self-interest.  It won’t be long before the extent of self-harm on the economy is realised and common sense will prevail.  I am confident that once this realisation is made consumers will have access to affordable financial planning.   Until then, expect pain for all.   Issued by Connect Financial Service Brokers          www.connectfsb.com.au             Media enquiries         Mr. Joe Perri, Joe Perri & Associates Pty Ltd Tel:  +61 3 9324 0362     Mob:  +61 412 112 545  Email:  jperri@joeperri.com.au Allan Van Planning Specializes in Solutions for Residential, Commercial and Industrial Projects 2019-06-03T01:08:02Z allan-van-planning-specializes-in-solutions-for-residential-commercial-and-industrial-projects The Gold Coast economy is booming and expert planning is essential to the success of any project in that locale. Allan Van Planning specializes in town planning services that are one of the quickest and most economical to get projects approved and on their way to fruition. The boutique consultancy firm works with clients on property development and subdivisions to commercial and community use projects. The agency provides consultations, advice and surveying services, and can assist with permits, applications, compliance issues, and negotiate on behalf of clients. The agency works closely with clients and local authorities to help with all aspects of the development process. As a town planner Gold Coast agency, the firm is experienced in multiple fields that include subdivisions, multi-family dwellings, and high-rise residential developments, along with retail and mixed use projects, commercial and major industrial developments. The agency has experience with changes to existing approvals and BCC RiskSmart fast track development approvals. As rules, regulations and requirements become more complex, the services of the town planner Brisbane is more critical than ever. The agency can prepare planning documents for improvements, expansions, feasibility studies, property purchases, best use, and assessment determinations. The firm’s experts can attend council meetings to learn how to meet their requirements and the needs of clients. Even the best laid plans can result in compliance actions and the town planning Gold Coast specialists provide assistance in resolving compliance actions and can negotiate outcomes when a Show Cause Notice has been issued. The firm’s experts are experienced in dealing with governmental units and resolving compliance actions. Allan Van Planning is a full service boutique consultancy, town planning and surveying firm with more than 50 years of experience for any type of project. Direct access is available to the company’s professionals, Allan Van and Daniel Ebert, and it’s just one of the agency’s features that make them stand out from the rest. Media Contact Allan Van Phone: 0418 312 724 Email: allan@allanvanplanning.com Daniel Ebert Phone: 0434 812 386 Email: Daniel@allanvanplanning.com 38 Park Road, Milton QLD 4064 Website: www.allanvanplanning.com.au Should You Work For A Melbourne Chauffeur Company? 2019-05-31T10:59:23Z should-you-work-for-a-melbourne-chauffeur-company Working for Melbourne Chauffeur means you work for a service provider that focuses on clients’ success, and a service provider that focuses on clients’ success gives priority to employee success as well. If you are looking for a reliable career path; we suggest this sector. Well, we don’t just say, “work for us;” we give you many valid reasons to consider it. Let’s get started! Melbourne Chauffeur is the most reliable passenger transport service available in the region now. We have explained the top benefits of this service in our previous articles; we invite you to read those as well. Working for a service that satisfies customers 100% means you also get the credit for it. A chauffeur is not a conventional driver. He/she mostly deals with business owners and VIPs. Also, you will make others happy by driving them to their travel destinations on time and safely. What are the benefits that you will get when working for a Melbourne Chauffeur? First of all, you have to be a qualified individual to work for it. A driver’s license is a top requirement to fulfil here. Also, you should have a better understanding of Melbourne’s road chains. And, your knowledge on the roads to other states will give you an extra push to getting the job. As an individual, you should be a responsible person. Melbourne Chauffeur is a service that runs according to unique features. Punctuality, reliability, and safety are those characteristics. So, you should be in a mindset to fulfil these requirements. Working according to fixed timetables and deadlines makes you a better person. Is it a difficult job? Well, it is a responsible job, but not difficult. Most of the time, you will be in a vehicle that is fully air-conditioned and featured. Melbourne’s roads are crowded but safe to drive. Within the Melbourne region, you will have to drive a limited mile range. Interstate transfers may be somewhat challenging. Still, you deal with VIPs, business owners, or other clients who are professionals. No matter the distance of the drive, you do it in a luxury car/vehicle. How about your reputation as an employee? Yes, Melbourne Chauffeur is a classy service, and working for it makes you a part of it. People don’t call you “driver;” you are a chauffeur. Well, we don’t underestimate any worker here. Even a conventional driver does something useful for passengers, and every job in this world is a priceless one. In other words, we respect all. You will get a professional uniform that represents the Melbourne Chauffeur company. And, the service provider will train you on how to deal with VIPs and business owners. Remember, as a chauffeur; you fulfil the unique requirements of our clients. So, you should take the job pretty seriously. How about your salary? Well, it is safe to say that you will get a good salary, depending on the Melbourne Chauffeur company you work for. Reputable chauffeurs deal with many clients every day; you will deal with many clients. A few clients may offer you tips as well, but some chauffeur companies don’t allow their employees to accept, or ask for rewards. All in all, working for a Melbourne Chauffeur is a healthy choice to consider as your future career. How To Hire A Reliable TV Wall Mount Installation Melbourne Company? 2019-05-31T10:52:59Z how-to-hire-a-reliable-tv-wall-mount-installation-melbourne-company TV Wall Mount Installation Melbourne is a service that adheres to industry standards when installing the wall mount for you. As our previous articles have explained, the installation of the wall mount is not a piece of cake. You may get it wrong in many ways. The mistakes you make with the installation of it will lead to long-term issues. In the worst scenario, the TV and wall mount can fall onto the ground and shatter as you didn’t fix it properly. TV Wall Mount Installation Melbourne is the service to hire for avoiding such disasters. Anyway, a service provider may sometimes fail you. We call those fake or low-quality service providers. Spending money on such shoddy ones only wastes your time and money in the long run; you will come across the same downsides we explained in the previous paragraph. So, it highly advisable that you do your research on TV Wall Mount Installation Melbourne and choose a reliable service provider for your project. Television is an expensive household item; you can’t afford to buy 2-3 of those every year. Hence, you should protect your current TV and use it for the longest possible time. OK, how to hire a reliable wall mount installer? The process is not rocket science, but you have to get a few crucial points right here. Online and offline reviews of any service provider now reveal a lot about them. For example, you type “TV Wall Mount Installation Melbourne” in Google’s search box; then it gives you many search results. When you go through company websites of wall mount installers; make sure you give priority to the review page. Do they have a review or testimonial page? Or, the company website is just a one that is full of “what we do,” “we are the best,” and so on. It is a well-known fact that even shoddy service providers can say a lot on their websites to attract potential clients. TV Wall Mount Installation Melbourne is a service that works according to a few critical standards. So, you won’t receive a genuine service through a fake company. Company website reviews and Google reviews are elements to consider here. A quick tip: do customer reviews on their company website seem to be “too good?” Clients usually don’t say “the best” to a service provider. The majority of the potential clients now can realize those reviews are fake, or genuine ones made by real customers. Relying on online reviews is the latest trend. But, TV Wall Mount Installation Melbourne services is a service that is among the hearts’ of satisfied customers. So, you can rely on offline reviews as well. You can talk to neighbours, co-workers, your friends, and so on in this case for genuine recommendations. Should you meet the wall mount installer in person? Well, no! Anyway, you should request a free quote from the TV Wall Mount Installation Melbourne company. The prices of the installation package may vary depending on your requirements. Also, you can hire a wall mount installer for other services such as TV antenna installation and home theatre system installation. A quick tip: only a full-service TV Wall Mount Installation Melbourne company would offer those additional services to you; Metro TV is a full-service provider, so you will benefit from picking us for it. Why Shouldn’t You Buy Low-Priced House Insulation? 2019-05-31T10:22:50Z why-shouldn-t-you-buy-low-priced-house-insulation House Insulation creates the best atmosphere in your home to live a comfortable life all through the year. In Australia, we come across four seasons a year, and summer and winter are the challenging ones in terms of low and high-temperature levels. Relying on heaters and air conditioners is not the right option. So, the need for House Insulation is a fact by now. But, the product type you purchase for your home is the ultimate fact that determines the life quality you will enjoy after you investing money in it. Low-quality insulation is not an investment; it is a total time and money waste. OK, what is low-quality House Insulation? In the thermal barrier world, reputable manufacturers adhere to Australian standards. One can import insulation made in developed countries, and those also fulfil Australian standards. So, those are the only two thermal barrier types that you should get for your home. It is a well-known fact that anything quality comes at a reasonable price. Low-quality items, on the other hand; come at unnaturally low prices. House Insulation produced by using the highest quality material is affordable, but they can’t be low-priced. Well, even a reputable thermal barrier supplier may advertise their products under the label “cheap insulation,” but they clarify what they refer by cheap. What is the whole purpose of you spending money on thermal barriers? Thermal protection from winter cold and summer heat are the top requirements to fulfil. But, only quality insulation can fulfil this crucial need for you. A quick tip: a product that comes with the “cheap” label comes with many hidden costs. Once you install such low-priced House Insulation, you will realize that it doesn’t balance the temperature in your home. In the worst scenario, your family members’ health condition may deteriorate after those thermal barriers invade your home. Reputable insulation manufacturers produce their products using safe materials, and the Australian government has named those safe products by now. Fibreglass, earthwool, cotton, and cellulose are safe materials to use for manufacturing batt insulation. Materials contaminated with asbestos and other chemicals such as formaldehyde will undoubtedly ruin your health in many ways. In the beginning, you may consider it this way, “wow, this low-priced House Insulation saved half of the money!” Anyway, that feeling is only a temporary one. After a few weeks when you start to notice/realize the mistake you did make; it’s too late by then. In other words, buying low-priced insulation in the first hand for the sake of saving money doubles the cost for thermal barriers. Again, you will have to spend money on quality House Insulation. Can low-priced thermal barriers do any good for you? Well, it is not possible. The right R-value is the fact that determines the thermal performance of many insulation types. And, the right R-value is a result of quality materials and the best manufacturing technique. An insulation supplier fulfilling these two crucial requirements means there’s no way they sell their products at unnaturally low prices. If the manufacturer cuts corners; use low-quality materials; only then they can become overly cheap. So, now you do understand the downsides of purchasing low-priced House Insulation. Make the right choice; then become a long-term winner. For high-quality thermal barriers, choose NoGap as your long-term supplier! TRENDE, Toyota and UTokyo Experiment with Next-generation Electricity System 2019-05-29T15:51:25Z trende-toyota-and-utokyo-experiment-with-next-generation-electricity-system TOKYO, May 30, 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - TRENDE Inc., a Tokyo Electric Power Company group company, Toyota Motor Corporation and the University of Tokyo will conduct a joint experiment with a next-generation peer-to-peer (P2P) electricity system that enables homes, businesses, and electric vehicles (EVs) connected to the electricity grid to trade electricity using a blockchain. The test will run from June 2019 at Toyota's Higashi Fuji Technical Center and the surrounding area. Japan's electric supply system is in the process of transforming from a centralized large-scale one-way system reliant on fossil fuels into an autonomous distributed two-way system incorporating renewable energy in which individuals and companies own the power supply. The objective of the joint experiment is to assess the feasibility and scalability of a two-way electricity supply system that allows direct trading among prosumers and consumers and will incorporate solar panels, batteries, and EVs.The parties also aim to verify the economic advantage of having electricity consumers and prosumers trade electricity through market transactions. The experiment will also simulate electricity consignment fees based on distance, and verify an algorithm for predicting the electricity demands of EVs, which have varying electrical consumption levels based on cruising range. Jeffrey Char, Co-Founder and Chairman of TRENDE, said, "We are excited to be working with Toyota and The University of Tokyo on this important experiment. We hope that the results will be beneficial, not only in terms of delivering low-cost, low carbon energy to consumers in Japan, but for others also working on solutions for the climate crisis."TRENDE Inc. (http://trende.jp/) is an online renewable energy retailer selling electricity to residential customers in Japan via its Hot Denki (https://hotdenki.jp) and Ashita Denki (https://ashita-denki.jp/) service websites. TRENDE's goal is to accelerate the widespread adoption of solar power and redefine the energy ecosystem in Japan with a customer-centric business model and innovative P2P platform. The company's investors include Tokyo Electric Power, Showa Shell and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.  Office Cleaning — The Big Picture Of It Explained 2019-05-29T09:22:49Z office-cleaning-the-big-picture-of-it-explained Office Cleaning — why is it necessary? Well, the cleanliness of any property guarantees many things such as a good first impression and your health. What would happen if you don’t clean your home and its elements for a week? Well, it is pretty safe to say that then your home will become a place that is not safe for your family members. In a way, we can consider offices as commercial properties as clients visit those every day. And, clients and customers are group individuals who expect your commercial property to be a clean place; hence Office Cleaning is necessary today. Anyway, we don’t refer to regular cleaning here. You can employ a cleaning staff member for the purpose, but is it a safe choice? For a large-scale office where a lot of tech gadgets such as PCs and servers are there; trained staff is a vital factor to fulfill. But, employing an in-house, full cleaning staff is an expensive option for office managers. Also, damage to tech gadgets is something that you can’t afford today. So, the need for professional Office Cleaning companies that have mastered the safe cleaning of those tech gadgets is a fact. The fact you should keep in your mind — Office Cleaning is not a DIY task, most of the time. Anyway, if you maintain a home office for your home business; you wouldn’t hire professional cleaners for it. Still, you will benefit from hiring a full-service cleaning company like Baps Cleaning that offers housecleaning services. Ignoring the cleaning of your office premises comes with many downsides, and you should keep it in your mind as an office manager/owner. Also, the cleaning of it should be an ongoing process; not only on Mondays or Fridays. Dust is something that is everywhere in Australia; hence the chance that your tech gadgets will get covered with it is pretty high. And, it is a well-known fact that dust causes damages to PCs, servers, fax machines, and other tech gadgets. Why is Office Cleaning difficult? Well, the number of tech devices, the right cleaning times, and safety are the factors to consider here. For example, a large-scale office may hold over 500 PCs; hence the cleaning of those needs an efficient service. Efficiency guarantees that all the cleaning tasks completed before your clients visit your office premises. How about cleaning your office while clients are there? Well, times might come when you need to clean your office while clients are still there. And, it is the time when you should give top priority to the safety of employees and clients. Individuals, especially clients can get injured while the cleaning tasks are taking place. For example, wet floors are a top danger when it comes to Office Cleaning; hence the cleaning individuals should do it according to industry, safety standards. So, this is the point that professional cleaning staff comes in handy for office managers. What is the right frequency of Office Cleaning? Well, a few times a week to everyday cleaning are the options to consider here. If your office premises is a busy place where hundreds of clients meet you; it needs regular cleaning; we recommend daily cleaning in this case. Washrooms or toilets of any property needs daily cleaning when a large number of clients use it every day.