The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-05-29T01:22:28Z Epson Launches Power-efficient 32-bit Microcontroller with an Arm®Cortex®-M0+ Processor 2020-05-29T01:22:28Z epson-launches-power-efficient-32-bit-microcontroller-with-an-arm-cortex-m0-processor Epson will add a new microcontroller unit (MCU) to the company's S1C31W series of MCUs. The S1C31W73 has an Arm®Cortex®-M0+ processor and on-chip Flash memory. Epson plans to produce 200,000 units per month when volume production begins in July 2020. The number of functions provided in electronic equipment has been growing in recent years, and program sizes are increasing, as the amount of information is displayed. Meanwhile, equipment manufacturers need either maintain or further shrink the size of their products, making it essential to reduce the number of parts and save board space.To solve these problems, Epson developed the S1C31W73, a single-chip microcontroller that has 384 kB of built-in Flash memory and a liquid crystal driver that can directly drive a display of up to 2,560 dots. By combining Epson's strong microcontroller display driver technology with the proven Arm®Cortex®-M0+ processor, Epson will help customers to increase the functionality and performance of their products while also reducing their development burden.The S1C31W73 offer a wide range of built-in peripherals, including a USB 2.0 full-speed device controller, real-time clock (RTC), various timers, an A/D converter, and a temperature sensor. The low current consumption of this MCU-1.2 µA in RTC mode and a driving current of 150 µA/MHz-makes it ideal for extending the battery life of wearable products and for office equipment that can communicate with PCs over USB. The S1C31W73 can also be used in industrial equipment and measuring instruments because it operates at temperatures up to 105℃ (the highest operating temperature yet for an Epson MCU) and at voltages between 1.8 V and 5.5 V.Epson is committed helping its customers to improve the performance of their products with solutions that leverage Epson's efficient, compact, and precision technologies. For more information about the new MCU product go to:global.epson.com/products_and_drivers/semicon/products/micro_controller/armcore  Follow Epson on social media:Facebook: @EpsonAustraliaTwitter: @EpsonAustInstagram: @EpsonAust Arm and Cortex are registered trademarks of Arm Limited (or its subsidiaries) in the US and other countries. All rights reserved. Riverina Fresh appoints Keep Left for integrated program 2020-05-28T02:21:08Z riverina-fresh-appoints-keep-left-for-integrated-program Sydney, Australia: 28 May 2020 – 100% Australian owned dairy company, Riverina Fresh, has partnered with marketing communications agency Keep Left to deliver an integrated campaign to increase brand awareness amongst supermarket shoppers and support its café customers impacted by the COVID-19 shutdowns.  As the milk-of-choice for leading baristas, Riverina Fresh supply milk to over 5,000 cafes in VIC, NSW and ACT. The company needed to pivot fast when government restrictions forced the hospitality industry to restrict trade or close its doors.  Discussions with supermarkets began, and within 72 hours, Riverina Fresh had expanded its retail footprint with a selection of its milks on the shelves of 180 Woolworths stores in Victoria and 100% of stores in NSW and ACT, bypassing the backlogged distribution centres in Victoria and delivering direct to store with its refrigerated trucks.  Delivery also continued to café partners who were quick to enact their own pivot from local eatery to food pantry and generate a new income stream during COVID-19.  Riverina Fresh CEO, Rob Collier, said: "Having supported our farmers through the drought in the Riverina for the past three years, we are familiar with pulling together to navigate tough times.  “Throughout all the hardship, it’s been great to see how the whole industry has rallied together to support each other. Riverina Fresh is proud to have played a part in that through the ongoing supply of product and refrigeration.”  Devised by Keep Left, the campaign incorporates a digitally-led consumer engagement activation in collaboration with leading baristas across the country, a branded content stream and supporting PR across business, trade and consumer media.  It promotes the importance of ‘Support Local, Buy Local’ during these unprecedented times by tapping into current consumer sentiment to deliver further connections between local businesses and their communities.  Home-ground - a real-time discussion amongst industry leaders Salvatore Malatesta (St Ali), Sasa Sestic (Ona), Paul Jackson (Dane’s Specialty Coffee), Jody Leslie (Toby’s Estate) and Jenny Willits (Seven Miles Coffee Roasters) - launched on 13 May and streamed on Facebook to thousands of viewers in 24 hours.  Proudly Australian owned and grown, Riverina Fresh supports local farmers, local communities and the local economy, with all profits staying in Australia.  The brand is now actively exploring the establishment of a home delivery channel in Melbourne and Sydney as well as further partnerships with independent retailers.  Car Removal WA Offers Its Cash For Cars Services In Perth 2020-05-27T10:48:31Z car-removal-wa-offers-its-cash-for-cars-services-in-perth While selling an old car, every car owner wants speedy & quick method of car selling. 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The company buys all makes, models or age irrespective of any condition & offers you high cash for it. Cash for Car Perth offers you free & free quote for used/junk vehicles & assured you offer up to $8,999. Car Removal WA, Perth is here to offer you honest & desired price for your any makes or model. Moreover, junk/old vehicle will be inspected by our team at your location anywhere in Perth. And, it’s a non-binding offer. The company never do small wits great beast & have a long history of high pay-outs & free car removal services in the whole of Perth. Therefore, they don’t have any hidden fees or any upper limit charges. Even though, they do all paperwork at no cost!! In this manner, you can sell out the scrap vehicle speedy & simple at Car Removal WA. Company Values  Cash for Car is a well-known company in Perth & proactively provide solutions of used/junk car to all car owners. They guarantee a sale that never includes- Any Type of Advertising Fixing or Repairing any Technical Faults Negotiations No Small Wits Great Beast!! The company has a simple methodology to offer high dollars and the chance to be the first to take advantage of lucky breaks. The company esteem their employees with a serious compensation bundle and additionally guarantee a charming working atmosphere What are the Services of Car Removal WA? They offer varieties of services to junk car owners. let’s check out their services one by one- Instant Quotes – With few simple details such as model, makes or the age, odometer reading or vehicle identification number of the vehicle, you can contact the company to know the worth of your junk either through phone call or online form {click here for online quote (www.carremovalswa.com.au)}. Accordingly, they offer a cash quote. Free Car Removal Services Perth Wide – When you choose Car Removal WA, then you don’t want to take out time from your busy schedule to bring the vehicle into their business place. Even though, they come to your location at zero cost. Free Auto Wrecking – The company offers you free auto wrecking services for all makes regardless of any condition. Moreover, it licensed & authorized wreckers in Perth that pays out high dollars for scrap cars. How does Car Removal WA determine the Price of the car? At Car Removal WA, you can speedy & easily calculate the worth of your vehicle. In other words, you are just phone call away from getting high dollars from this well-reputed company. In magic & quick steps, you can sell your scrap car within 24 hours. Just call them & disclose some in-depth details of your vehicle or you can enter details online. The company offers a free no-obligation quote. If you get satisfied with their offer then, schedule car removal at your comfort location. Also, get paid at your doorstep. In this manner, the process works. In Conclusion, we only say that you don’t need to travel the whole world to find the best cash for a junk car company. A salute to dedicated companies of car removal in Perth such as- Car Removal WA.   Track’em awarded third Downer contract for tracking and inspecting materials 2020-05-27T00:45:41Z track-em-awarded-third-downer-contract-for-tracking-and-inspecting-materials Trackem Pty Ltd (Track’em), leader in cloud-based tracking technology, is pleased to announce that they have signed a third contract with Downer this year. Under the new contract, Downer will use Track’em’s cloud-based software for materials tracking for development and maintenance work on a large Coal Seam Gas (CSG) facility. Downer will use Track’em to increase visibility and control of all components involved with the fabrication, assembly, logistics and installation of CSG wellhead skids. This includes status and location monitoring of parts as they move across supply chain partners globally and digitising document collation and inspections. “We have helped Downer on multiple complex projects already and this is another great win contributing to our commitment to deliver high-value enterprise resource tracking,” said Kashif Saleem, founder and CEO, Track’em. “The successful delivery of CSG wellhead skids involves suppliers and fabricators from all around the world,” said Joshua Amos, Contract Manager at Downer. “Software such as Track’em make the global supply chain processes simpler and being a cloud-based system gives visibility to all stakeholders anywhere, which is a benefit in complex projects.” The implementation of the system is currently underway and full use will commence by all parties this month. About Track’em Track’em is the leading provider of cloud-based tracking software in the resources and construction industries. By tracking assets, materials and time, Track’em provides control and drives efficiency during construction and maintenance projects. Headquartered in Perth, Australia, Track’em has tracked over 10 million items in engineering and construction projects across the world’s largest mining, and oil and gas projects, helping assets owners, engineering companies and contractors deliver projects on time and budget. Learn about the 10 steps for implementating a materials tracking system. Resupix launches to redefine how jobseekers create and manage their resumes. 2020-05-26T03:54:17Z resupix-launches-to-redefine-how-jobseekers-create-and-manage-their-resumes #Nailedit with ResupixTM the visual resume creator and manager utilising pictures and videos to tell your story.  #authentic Sydney, Australia. In the current environment of COVID-19 there is no greater pressure and stress for anyone who finds themselves having to search and secure work in a competitive time as now. Then there is that huge hurdle of having to create or update the resume. It has to be done but no one likes doing it. But with ResupixTM. It’s easy. It’s Intuitive. And it works.   “Your mobile phone has a huge library of pictures and videos, and you can take more. So the content for your ResupixTMis already there, all we do is allow you to put them in the right place and present them as your Resume to represent yourself. It says a lot more about you and more authentic” says Patrick Chye, Chief Information Officer, Resupix Pty Ltd.    Developed in consultation with employers, recruiters and job seekers, ResupixTM is a powerful tool that will make creating your resume easier so that you the applicant can put the best foot forward. It means also more time to focus on continually building their repertoire of skills and experience.   “One of the key challenges facing HR professional is hiring the right person for the job.  Having worked in HR for many years in various countries, it is difficult to identify suitable candidates based upon the commonly used resume.  I wish the ResupixTM  application was available in my time as it would have made identifying suitable candidates for the short list easier and faster. The use of pictures and videos with ResupixTM helps the applicant to highlight themselves as a person as well profiling their skills and experiences.   With Resupix you can see their whole story.” says Frank McManus, retired SVP Human Resources, McDonald’s Australia, New Zealand, Pacific and Africa.   If you would like a free trial, please enquire for a code. The ResupixTM app is otherwise $1.49 to download.   Local Sydney Business Diversifies into Retail Hand Sanitiser Dispensers 2020-05-25T05:05:36Z local-sydney-business-diversifies-into-retail-hand-sanitiser-dispensers The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to extraordinary levels of safety concerns and anxiety among communities here in Australia. The public are more conscious and focused on protecting themselves when in public areas than ever before. With the community’s health and safety concerns top of mind, Expo Centric have put their skilled team and manufacturing workshop to good use and developed a line of Hand Sanitiser Dispensers for retail operations. The need for these units has been phenomenal, with over 1000 of the units on order within 2 days of launch. Major chains and car dealerships, including Blum Australia and Porsche, have been the first to jump onboard this product release, securing dispensers for their retail outlets Australia wide. The strong interest has been piqued from major retailers due to the high levels of branding and customisation of the units. Every product in the range has the option for customisation, from full wrap custom graphics to logo placement on the units, providing brands with a new, unique way to engage with their customers. The range includes permanent, premium solutions to complement interior retail settings to allow brands to continue to use the dispensers even after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. View the Hand Sanitser Dispenser Brochure here. One Point Electrical and Communications Offers Premium, Cost Effective Services 2020-05-21T06:02:34Z one-point-electrical-and-communications-offers-premium-cost-effective-services Effective electrical solutions and communication options are essential for the modern world. One Point Electrical and Communications provides a wide range of industries with innovative answers, a quality guarantee, and cost effective resolutions for services ranging from air conditioning and solar installations to antennas and data cabling. One Point Electrical and Communications has over 25 years of experience, expertise, and knowledge that it brings to every project. The company prides itself on fair quotes, transparency, and timely responses for any size project. Free, no-obligation quotes are available. When an electrician Burrum Heads is required, One Point Electrical and Communication can install complex electrical systems, update circuit panels, and equip homes and businesses with the latest SMART technologies. The company can also furnish structures with additional outlets for today’s digital device requirements, install ceiling fans, and air conditioning for comfort. Air conditioning is more than a convenience. The human body’s physical and cognitive function actually begins to decline when heat levels increase by affecting the brain’s neurochemistry. Residents can stay cool with fan and air conditioning Maryborough installations. Skilled and highly trained tradesmen ensure that jobs adhere to the highest level of standards and prevailing codes. Solar-powered installations are becoming increasingly popular as a cost effective and eco-friendly solution for power consumption. One Point Electrical is a certified solar installer, maintenance, cleaning, and service company. The Fraser Coast electrical specialists can provide guidance in selecting systems that best meet the needs of the individual. The company also excels at the installation of multiple types of antennas. Electrical and communication systems are more complex than at any other time in history. One Point Electrical and Communications technicians are experienced in the highly complicated systems. The company is committed to the highest standards of safety, service, and customer satisfaction for every endeavor, whether it’s a small residential project or extensive business development. About One Point Electrical and Communications Raising the bar when it comes to our work is key to improving our services to your satisfaction. We take your feedback very seriously. We’ve worked with a diverse array of systems ranging from direct power sources and waste management to telemetry systems and solar designs. Connect with us on Facebook. Media Contact One Point Electrical and Communications Phone: 0435 950 723 Burrum Heads QLD 4659 New Vapers on the rise - Caktus Vape 2020-05-21T03:37:11Z new-vapers-on-the-rise-caktus-vape “We saw a 35% jump in order volume during Alert level 4 & 3 with tobacco e-liquid and beginner pod kits being the largest contributor to these sales. Our data tells us that many smokers are transitioning to vaping at a time when money is tight,” says Jo Einarsson, Director of Caktus Vape - one of New Zealand’s largest online vape retailers. The rising costs of cigarettes in New Zealand has seen the vape industry take-off, Caktus Vape being an online-only retailer can offer customers a quick & easy buying process and prices online that are hard to beat in stores.  “Our business has always been geared to online first, during the lock-down we were able to reach a wider customer base seeking vape products online as traditional brick & mortar stores were not able to open,” he says. Mr Einarsson says one of the key parts to getting online e-commerce right is fast dispatch and just as fast delivery.  “We were able to maintain our same day dispatch and even with the expected delays, the majority of our customers saw a delivery in 1-3 Business Days. Covid-19 has demonstrated how important our courier network is. During the lockdown, our business and customers relied on the services New Zealand Post provides,” Funding of $130 million from Budget 2020 will allow New Zealand Post to maintain service levels as it positions itself for the future. E-commerce will be a huge factor in their success as online sales continue to grow post-lock-down. Caktus Vape continues to see steady sales moving into Alert Level 2, “We pride ourselves on providing easily accessible information on our website for anyone new to vaping” says Jo Einarsson. NZ caktusvape.co.nz AU caktusvape.com Showpo launches new online offering to supercharge global growth with help from Tryzens 2020-05-20T06:39:46Z showpo-launches-new-online-offering-to-supercharge-global-growth-with-help-from-tryzens Showpo, the Sydney-based women’s fashion retailer, has launched its new eCommerce platform with help from digital commerce consultancy Tryzens, enabling it to transform the shopping experience for its customers across every touchpoint and supercharge growth in new markets.   Showpo is one of Australia’s fastest growing fashion retailers. Inspiring a global audience, Showpo has amassed a reach of over four million social users across social media platforms. With hundreds of new styles dropping each week, the company’s range of clothes, shoes and accessories has earned it a loyal and rapidly expanding customer base. Having seized market share in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA, Showpo has now set its sights on expanding to more countries overseas and elevating its brand in countries the world over.   Following an agnostic discovery phase to help it realise its ambitions, Showpo partnered with Tryzens to help it launch a new, agile, eCommerce platform. Salesforce Commerce Cloud was chosen because it could support the rapid growth of the business and handle the logistical challenges of moving into new markets, while enhancing the customer experience. The company was also keen to ensure the new platform had the ability to convey the strong Showpo brand and story.   Showpo wanted a modern and intuitive platform that would allow them to scale and meet the demands of its growing business on a global level and provide the best possible experience for its customers. As well as enabling the company to streamline operations, the new website offers an integrated, intelligent and innovative shopping experience through social integrations and blogs, wherever consumers interact with the Showpo brand, on mobile, web or social.   Tryzens’ deep expertise with Commerce Cloud and its experience in helping Australian brands break ground in international markets has been crucial to enabling an easy transition from Showpo’s existing platform to its new home. With Commerce Cloud’s unified backend, the Showpo team has been able to expand its brand into new regions and manage the different sites from a single platform. It also enables Showpo to introduce a range of different cartridges to provide innovative services to customers, such as different payment options or loyalty scheme benefits.   Jane Lu, Founder at Showpo commented: “Our entire business is driven by our customers – the more we understand them, the better we can serve them. For us, working with Tryzens to deploy Salesforce was the obvious choice. We wanted to improve the customer experience across multiple markets, and with Tryzens’ expertise in Commerce Cloud, we have been able to implement best practice processes and increase personalisation. It has also helped us to utilise resources more efficiently, giving us the opportunity to innovate much faster.”   Andy Burton, CEO at Tryzens, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Showpo in its move to Commerce Cloud. The new offering will give Showpo the capability to add a host of new features to further improve and enhance the shopping experience, bring its fashion-forward creations to life, and helping it grow unimpeded on a global scale. Showpo’s dedication to providing the best possible experience to its customers very much reflects our own ethos, and we look forward to working together on continuing to optimise the site and drive sales and revenues.” Salesforce, Commerce Cloud and others are among the trademarks of salesforce.com, inc. -ENDS-   Showpo Showpo is Australia’s leading global fashion company focussed on the next generation of young women. We exist for women who want to embrace who they are by having fun with fashion and a sprinkle of memes. What started in Sydney with a laptop and two shelves is now a global fashion empire shipping to more than 100 countries, with over 4 million followers across social. We entertain, empower and inspire our community through diverse and optimistic fashion, storytelling and experiences.   About Tryzens Established in 2004, Tryzens is an international digital commerce consultancy that takes a holistic approach to growing your business, no matter how or where your customers choose to buy. Our team of trading specialists, strategists and technology experts are passionate about growing your business by implementing solutions that optimise performance across all channels.  With offices in offices in London, Melbourne, Sofia and Trivandrum, we have partnered with some of the world’s most successful retailers and brand owners including Sweaty Betty, Cotton On Group, kikki.K, Fisher & Paykel and Liberty London to provide beginning to end services that help to grow their businesses and provide the best customer experiences.   www.tryzens.com Eaton expands Moeller® range with new easyE4 control relay 2020-05-19T07:27:05Z eaton-expands-moeller-r-range-with-new-easye4-control-relay SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Power management company Eaton today announced an expansion to its Moeller® range, with the launch of the new easyE4 control relay in Australia and New Zealand. Designed for installers who want to easily integrate control tasks for business and industrial applications, the easyE4 is more compact than previous models, and has flexible options that can connect up to 11 modules and a maximum of 188 inputs/outputs. Mark Anning, Eaton General Manager ANZ said the powerful hardware, flexible expansion and comprehensive communication options of the easyE4 range, makes it one of the most versatile control relay options in the market. “The easyE4 has a large voltage range (DC, AC and UC) with mixed operation flexibility to suit a wide range of applications and markets – from plumbers in building installations, right through to automation engineers in machine building applications. “Backed by Eaton’s intuitive easySoft programming software, the easyE4 can handle simple control tasks, right through to comprehensive configurations with high process efficiency. New function blocks include email notification and an interrupt function which enables fast event recognition and rapid response times. “When used in combination with other products from the Eaton portfolio, the easyE4 can also be integrated into IIoT system architectures via the integrated ethernet interface – a critical feature in the era of advanced manufacturing and automation.” The easyE4 comes with optional DCF77 radio signal analysis and ethernet services which enable highly precise data and time indication. While the integrated micro SD card facilitates data logging and customised starter programs. The software includes four programming languages including structured text (ST) and function block diagram (FBD). With a variety of unique display and visualisation options available for users on mobile devices, tablets or laptops. The easyE4 is available in various supply voltages: AC version for 85 V to 264 V DC version for 24 V UC version for 12 V DC, 24 V DC or 24 V AC Available today through leading electrical wholesalers across Australia. For more information visit www.eatoncorp.com.au. - ENDS - Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com. ### RTL Plumbing becomes RTL Trades 2020-05-19T01:58:53Z rtl-plumbing-becomes-rtl-trades It is with great excitement that we can share with you today the culmination of a great deal of hard work and effort from our office team which has resulted in the successful restructure and rebranding of the company you know and trust so well from RTL Plumbing to RTL Trades. As many of you will already be aware, we decided some time ago that changes needed to be made in order for our Company to continue to grow and be successful. What started as a an open table discussion on the direction of our business has lead us to this point where we have taken the rather large, and at times daunting & difficult, decision to completely restructure and rebrand our Company. Why the change? To make it easier on our new and existing customers by knowing one call can be made or one email can be sent and whatever issue/s they have will be addressed and resolved swiftly and in a professional manner. We believe we can continue to provide the same exceptional quality & service that RTL Plumbing has been providing to South East Queensland for the last 70 + years in other areas of the trade sector. While there are no immediate plans in the works, the restructure will allow us to add different trade disciplines including but not limited to: Electrical, HVAC, Roof & Wall Cladding, Carpentry & Handyman Services etc. in the future. Our aim is to be one of South East Queensland’s largest multi-faceted solutions provider for all things trade related, while still maintaining our core values of integrity, honesty & accountability as well as continuing to provide the same exceptional customer service that you have come to know and rely on so well. We thank you for your support in assisting us with this changeover and look forward to continuing to build and strengthen our relationship with you in to the future. Kind regards, Mick BradleyRTL Trades General Manager Launch of Certification Program for Sports Turf Managers 2020-05-18T03:13:04Z launch-of-certification-program-for-sports-turf-managers (Melbourne, Victoria) – The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA), the peak industry body for Turf Management in Australia, announces the launch of Industry Certification Program for Sports Turf Management, recognising Certified Sports Turf Managers as the leading sports turf professionals in the to the Australian Sports & Recreation industry.   The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association Certification Program is aimed at encouraging Turf Managers to invest in their continued professional development, and promote to the Australian Sports & Recreation industry the position of Certified Sports Turf Managers (CSTM) as the leading Sports Turf professionals in the country.   Formed in 1981, the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA) is the peak industry body for Sports Turf Management in Australia, representing more than 1,500 members from all areas of the sport & recreation industry.  A not-for-profit industry association, the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association supports members through education and advocacy, facilitating Industry Awards, and research & development into professional and environmentally sustainable Turf Management.  Through working to improve the knowledge, welfare and professional standards of its members and other industry professionals, the ASTMA is committed to the production of quality of facilities for Sport & Recreation in Australia.   “Becoming certified is a mark of industry-leading professional competence. It indicates reliability in depth and quality of Sports Turf Management performance, skill and knowledge and assists greatly in elevating the profession of Sports Turf Management.” said Australian Sports Turf Managers Association CEO Mark Unwin.    “We have seen the results from similar programs overseas, and the impact it has had on recognising the professional of turf management as critical to the sport & recreation industry.  We are thrilled to develop and launch a program aimed at continuing to develop and endorse the many hard-working and committed professionals within our industry”   Attainment of Certification provides Sports Turf Managers with professional certification, as well as elevating the industry of Turf Management through demonstrating a commitment to education, personal development, environmental stewardship and continuing professional development.  All Certified Sports Turf Managers will be widely regarded as having attained the highest level of professional certification in the industry, achieving a minimum standard of continuous professional development and broadly recognised the best sports turf managers in Australia.                   Attaining the status of Certified Turf Manager (CSTM) involves a combination of formal education, experience in Turf Management and continuing professional education.  Through earning the designation of CSTM, a member demonstrates a personal commitment to education, professional development, environmental stewardship, and elevating the Sports Turf management profession.   It documents and validates Turf professionals’ achievements and competencies to current and potential future employers. Being a CSTM is a mark of leading professional competence. It indicates reliability in depth and quality of Turf Management performance, skill and knowledge and assists greatly in elevating the profession of Sports Turf Management.         ENDS     About the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association   The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association is a not-for-profit industry association formed in 1981 (as the Australian Golf Course Superintendents' Association), and has evolved into the largest industry association in Australia for professional Sports Turf Managers.   With over 1,500 members throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia, the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association is committed to the ongoing education, development and support of all professionals involved in Turf Management.    Representing members of Sports Turf Management industry across all areas of the Trade, including Golf Courses, Sportsfields & Grounds, Racetracks, Lawn Tennis, Councils, Turf Equipment Technicians and other related fields.  As the industry association responsible for professional Sports Turf Managers, the association supports members through education, facilitating Industry Awards, advocacy, and research & development into professional and environmentally sustainable Turf Management.   Considered to be the peak industry body for Sports Turf Management in Australia, the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association works to improve the knowledge, welfare and professional standards of its members and other industry professionals as well as the production of quality of facilities for Sport & Recreation in Australia. The association strives to ensure that these constant improvements in professional Sports Turf Management standards are achieved in a safe, responsible and environmentally sustainable manner.   For comment or further information on the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association please contact:   Contact:                      Mark Unwin – CEO, AGCSA Street:                         1/752 Blackburn Rd, Clayton VIC 3168 Phone:                        +61 438 320 919 Email:                         mark@agcsa.com.au  Web:                           https://www.agcsa.com.au  Facebook:                  https://www.facebook.com/TheASTMA Instagram:                  https://www.instagram.com/the_astma/ LinkedIn:                     https://www.linkedin.com/company/theastma/    Leading Sydney Landscape Design Firm Releases New Range Of Services 2020-05-17T07:57:57Z leading-sydney-landscape-design-firm-releases-new-range-of-services Inspired Exteriors is releasing a new range of innovative landscape design, construction and maintenance services for residential, commercial, strata and mixed-use properties in the Greater Sydney region. With a team of the region's most talented landscape designers and architects, Inspired Exteriors can be relied to breathe life and excitement into any landscape. Visit the company website today to explore the complete range of services on offer. Inspired Exteriors Address: 1/164 Edgecliff Rd, Woollahra NSW 2025 Phone: (02) 8057 3175 Website: https://www.inspiredexteriors.com.au/ Analysing bids just got a whole lot easier — and faster — for procurement teams thanks to this Brisbane company 2020-05-15T02:10:45Z analysing-bids-just-got-a-whole-lot-easier-and-faster-for-procurement-teams-thanks-to-this-brisbane-company Contract management consultants and tech company Acquire Procurement Services have today released their cloud-based automated tender response evaluation tool — the futuristic sounding TRAACI (short for Tender Response Analysis & Augmented Commercial Intelligence). Created in response to the company’s research which showed that over 99% of multi-million-dollar tenders awarded in Australia could have been on the back of flawed analysis, TRAACI uses the insights its creators developed over 15 years in contract management and procurement consulting to large resources companies, multinationals and the higher education sector. The main problems they kept seeing? Mystery ‘blackbox’ Excel models and calculations, copy/paste errors in cells and inconsistently formatted response templates. Each issue wreaked havoc on the validity of TRAACI addresses each issue, dramatically reducing the time it takes to assess a pricing from weeks and months to minutes. Simon Thompson, Acquire Procurement Services’ Asia Pacific Director, said “We’ve built TRAACI to be scalable, secure, flexible and simple. Now, pricing evaluation can be structured, predictable, and — most importantly — fast for tenders of all sizes.” From as little as $449 per tender, TRAACI takes the logic and methods used in the most effective pricing analysis techniques, traditionally only available to big firms with in-house engineers and analysts, and makes them available at the click of a button. Guided by Acquire Procurement Services’ team of procurement specialists, TRAACI can be set up in minutes and is compatible with most Source-to-Contract or Tender Management systems, including Oracle Aconex and SAP Ariba. The product is one of three digital services released by Acquire Procurement Services in recent weeks, following on the heels of contract management tools ‘Contract Manager’ and ‘Contract Pulse’. More information TRAACI can be found at https://traaci.com Australian contract management company’s software keeps service contracts on track without spreadsheets 2020-05-15T02:06:36Z australian-contract-management-company-s-software-keeps-service-contracts-on-track-without-spreadsheets The two web-based products, Contract Manager and Contract Pulse, let operations managers see end of month and real-time supplier activity respectively, and highlight if contractors are providing services in line with contract requirements and budgets. The applications are an important development because most operations managers, while responsible for budgets, aren’t necessarily experts in contract management and spreadsheet analysis — an unfamiliarity that increases the risk of expensive billing mistakes and not seeing troubling trends until it’s too late. Simon Thompson, Acquire Procurement Services’ Asia Pacific Director, said “When you’re an operations manager overseeing services that are performed over a large geographical footprint or out-of-site (like underground at a remote mine) — you rarely get to see if the services you’re being billed for were actually performed, and to make sure the right rates have been applied. Our tools dramatically reduce the chance of costly errors in contract management and make it possible for the budget owner to check performance without even opening a spreadsheet.” Guided by Acquire Procurement Services’ team of specialised contract managers, the tools take key contract elements like service costs and timeframes (which normally live in Word documents, invoices, timesheets, and messy Excel spreadsheets) and turn them into a digital contract. After that, proprietary algorithms compare contractor behaviour against expected levels and highlights discrepancies and trends, either in real time (Contract Pulse) or monthly (Contract Manager). Using Contract Pulse, suppliers can record their activities directly into the system via a smartphone app. The company is so confident in the benefits that it’s offering a refund if the tools haven’t added value within six months. “If we can’t demonstrate within 6 months that we’ve saved you more than the cost of the service, we will refund the difference,” Mr Thompson said. The release comes on the back of Acquire Procurement Services’ research into contract awarding issues, which found over 99% of multi-million-dollar tenders awarded in Australia could have been on the back of flawed analysis. They subsequently built Traaci.com, a tool which helps tender evaluation teams quickly collect and assess pricing and volume submissions from tenderers. More information about the services is available at https://thecontractmanager.com/ and https://contractpulse.com/.