The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-06-17T01:05:42Z INCONSULT UNVEILS NEW BRAND IDENTITY 2021-06-17T01:05:42Z inconsult-unveils-new-brand-identity SYDNEY, Australia – June 17, 2021 – InConsult, an advisory firm specialising in end-to-end risk management, internal audit, assurance and business resilience services has for the first time in two decades, reimagined its brand and distinctive wing logo, a symbol of rising above the challenges. “We have been in business since 2001, that’s 20 years now, and our existing logo has served us well. It was developed at a time when we were still forming our services, very few clients and did not have a sense of identity” said Director, Tony Harb. “For this brand and logo refresh, we wanted a logo that is modern, but we did not want to completely cut ties with the 3 line wing concept altogether. The light blue wing is very well known to our current clients, but on it’s own, does not truly represent all that we are today”. “We wanted a logo that is more representative of what we mean to our clients today, how we want to make them feel and a logo and brand identity to take us forward well into the future”. The InConsult Shield  The new logo retains the wing and similar light blue colour palette but modernises the font and transforms the logo into a modern shield to represent protection, safety, security, stability, strength and confidence.  “We want our clients to feel protected by our end-to-end risk management, resilience, audit and assurance services”.  Back in 2001, our only service was risk management.  Today, we offer a more comprehensive range of risk management services that extend to risk management technology, cyber risk, climate risk, risk culture, risk appetite, third party risk and strategic risk management.  We have also moved beyond risk management to crisis management, resilience, fraud prevention, internal audit and assurance services”, said Harb. “Our mantra has always been to encourage organisations to take more calculated risks to realise opportunities and create value. But we want them to do this by understanding the risks first and putting a strong control environment in place (systems, people, culture and processes) that work together to guide and protect them on their journey”. The Tick  Look closer and you will also see a dark blue tick or check mark in the new logo, an affirmative symbol used in audit, governance, quality control and compliance to represent something is correct and to provide assurance. Historically, a tick is representative of the first letter of the Latin word Veritas – meaning true or truth!  The dark blue colour was chosen for its representation of confidence. “Whether we are helping to design a robust risk management framework, evaluate risk culture, assess the impact of climate change, test a disaster recover plan, or conduct an internal audit, our clients expect us to reveal and present the truth”, said Harb. The new identity did not just happen overnight. In recent years, InConsult undertook a series of branding strategy workshops to help establish a more targeted and unique brand identity to align to the organisation’s purpose and culture statement more closely. The output of the workshops was a brand archetype with characteristics associated with providing structure, guiding the way forward, caring, protecting, controlling and uncovering the truth. The challenge was to capture that brand archetype and to deliver the refresh look and feel to the brand’s corresponding logo. InConsult partnered with Mike and Nick from Thiink Consulting and designer George Moussa on the refresh project. The Symbol of Confidence Just like our services have evolved, so to has our logo and identity.  Metaphorically, the new logo says – armed with a shield (InConsult services) an organisation can confidently move forward, take risks and be more resilient. “The new logo is a symbol of confidence when taking risks to realise opportunities. It represents the work we’ve done over 20 years to deliver quality risk management, audit and assurance services to our clients and the work we still have to do together, as we face a bright and yet uncertain future. Whilst the logo and brand identity has changed, some things will remain the same.  “Our commitment to our clients, value for money and quality service will not change.  Our highly experienced, professional and committed team will remain the hallmark and a key differentiation point between us and our competitors”. “InConsult will always be there to help organisations pursue their vision, manage their risks, be more resilient and stay in control” said Tony Harb. Rebooting classifieds using first-to-market technologies in a languishing digital marketplace world 2021-06-16T21:45:00Z rebooting-classifieds-using-first-to-market-technologies-in-a-languishing-digital-marketplace-world MELBOURNE, Victoria, June 17, 2021 - Warrp is breaking ground as one of the most disruptive start-ups in Australia with its proprietary dynamic pricing system, in-built escrow facility, instant PayID payment wallet, featured video listing and other next generation tech innovations that are transforming the digital pre-owned goods trading space. The company’s data and software engineers developed a unique pricing algorithm that is capable of accurately determining a pre-owned product’s market value through user valuations, known by its users as Warrping. Warrp Co-Founder and CEO, Matthew Ng, said the company had pioneered the never-before-seen pricing technology to give the next generation of digital consumers a more transparent marketplace experience where consumer goods are priced fairly. “We are accommodating convenience consumerism where everything is quick and simple, and through our dynamic pricing system we have even managed to remove the negotiation process that many used goods buyers and sellers found awkward or confronting,” said Mr Ng. “Through this technology we have fostered a safe and equitable online marketplace; no other classified or online marketplace operates in this way.” Warrp is driving market innovation in line with trending social video mediums such as IGTV and TikTok with its own featured video listing feature. “We recently launched a video listing option for users, who can now list their items with a creative introduction or explainer video followed by images of the product,” said Mr Ng. “This new storyline value concept was integrated to complement Warrp’s modern user interface that is designed for today’s generation, a far cry from the aging aesthetics on other marketplaces like eBay, Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace. “User experience is important, and even our Ultimate Warrper Program has ‘gamified’ the marketplace in a way that appeals to a digitally-reliant society with mobile gaming at their fingertips. “The Ultimate Warrper Program is a reward initiative for users to engage their strategic retail or pricing knowledge by Warrping items on the platform, which then credits the user with real money to be spent on in-app items.” Warrp’s mission to facilitate a safe marketplace for its users is demonstrated by the platform’s industry leading payment functions, with secure escrow tracking and a PayID-only reliant e-wallet solution. Warrp Co-Founder and CTO, Roman Granovskyi, said user security was always a priority, so the company had introduced simple and secure transaction functions that its competitors did not seem to find important. “Warrp is built on a highly secure payment framework; we are the only online consumer goods marketplace that escrows all transactions, and we integrated PayID as a safer and faster way to transfer money between our wallet and the end user,” said Mr Granovskyi. “We feel there’s a distinct lack of security with other online marketplaces, particularly when Australians are estimated to lose more than $43 million to scams on classified and online marketplaces this year according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. “Our aim is for Warrp to play a role in ensuring this statistic diminishes overtime.”For more information visit the Warrp website, the Warrp Marketplace, or Warrp’s Press Room. Warrp is available to download on iPhones via the Apple App Store, and will be available on all other smart phone and web devices at a later date. -ENDS- About Warrp: Warrp is a digitally innovative iOS marketplace app that takes the hassle out of peer-to-peer shopping online with a world-first dynamic marketplace, Trusted Partner program, Loyalty Rewards program, and Secure Escrow facility. Easily list products to sell or browse thousands of items to buy all from the Warrp app. As a proud Australian online start-up company, Warrp’s end-to-end experience is designed to change the way people buy and sell. Currently servicing Victorians but available to download nation-wide, Warrp’s vision is to grow its presence globally as an online marketplace built on strong community values, innovation, safety and ease of use. Discover a marketplace where you are in control of the journey and destination. Media Contact: https://warrp.it/contact-us/Press Room: https://warrp.it/press-room/ Engaged Strategy Partners With Podium To Give Australia’s Local Businesses An Unfair Advantage 2021-06-16T02:29:02Z engaged-strategy-partners-with-podium-to-give-australia-s-local-businesses-an-unfair-advantage June 16th, 2021, Brisbane, QLD  Engaged Strategy, a leading insights-based strategic consultancy, has announced its partnership with Podium, a leading business management platform for local businesses. This partnership provides local businesses in Australia an unfair advantage over their competition with Podium’s all-in-one tool.    There has been a 400 per cent increase in online search for local businesses in the last few years. In recent times, it has been found that online reviews of local businesses influence the purchase decision of 84% of consumers, says a Podium survey.     “Local businesses that otherwise offer great service are losing out in the online race. Podium is a simplified tool that adds a human touch to digitization. It gives an unfair advantage to local businesses by helping them build their online presence by boosting their SEO with genuine and frequent reviews and ratings. The interface is as simple as chatting on your phone,” says Mr. Christopher Roberts, managing director, Engaged Strategy.    A research of the Australian consumer market for local businesses shows:  At least 36 per cent of Australian consumers only engage with businesses that at least have a 4-star average rating.  Interestingly, 28 per cent of Australian consumers look up a business’s reviews while standing or being parked right outside a business to decide if they should go in or not.    “Reputation management is extremely important for local businesses. Podium provides a comprehensive platform that not only automates the ability to ask customers for reviews but also collates online reviews from multiple platforms and also automates customised communication with customers. This integration plays a multifaceted role in not only helping local businesses improve the digital experience they offer, but also build an emotional connect with their customers and prospects,” Mr. Roberts said. Podium combines the convenience of online shopping and in-store purchase experience to bring in simplified digital efficiency in the way local businesses operate.    Engaged Strategy’s advanced CX practice, knowledge and insights generally offered to medium and large businesses is now being made available to local business. “Engaged Strategy has been able to quickly implement Podium into their suite of solutions. It gives them the tools they needed for their customers to have a strategic advantage of CX insights and strategies along with the digital experience offered by Podium,” Mr. Dave Scheine, Country Manager at Podium.    Engaged Strategy’s offering of Podium will add a significant benefit for local businesses with its review collection and distribution process, optimizing the process and making it simpler for businesses to manage their brand reputation.    To know more and for a free demo, click here    ###    About Engaged Strategy  Engaged Strategy is an insights based strategic consultancy that focusses on helping businesses grow by developing fresh customer, marketing, digital and organisational strategies.  Christopher Roberts is a Global Brand and CX Expert. He is the Managing Director of Engaged Strategy and is the developer of the Total Engagement Model®, which designs and aligns key elements to maintain brand integrity and customer focus. He is a published academic author and a guest lecturer at the University of Queensland at a Masters Level.  For more information, please contact: Linda Roberts  +61 433 173 762 enquiry@engagedstrategy.com.au Coupa Unveils New Product Innovations Enabling Sustainable Business Impact 2021-06-16T00:08:11Z coupa-unveils-new-product-innovations-enabling-sustainable-business-impact-1 SYDNEY – 16 June 2021 — As global markets re-emerge from the pandemic, “building back better” remains a top business priority. Yet despite this priority, many organisations struggle to actually implement their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Today, Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a leader in Business Spend Management, announced new product innovations designed to help organisations maximize business and ESG impact through their spend. With Sustainable Business Spend Management (BSM), leaders of supply chain, sourcing, procurement, and finance can collaborate to ensure every dollar spent benefits the business, as well as the community and the planet.“Companies have the power to drive sustainable impact with how they spend their money, such as choosing to buy from diverse suppliers or designing a transportation network that reduces carbon footprint,” said Donna Wilczek, senior vice president of Product Strategy & Innovation at Coupa. “Coupa's BSM platform enables spend leaders to act in real time to achieve ESG and business impact, without sacrificing financial performance. We help turn good intentions into actions that have a measurable impact.”Key benefits and new capabilities include:Spend with Diverse and Sustainable Suppliers:Diversity and Sustainable Identifiers in Search Results & Filtering: Organisations can use visual tags on supplier records and item cards to identify if the supplier or product is from a diverse or sustainable business. Customers can also filter search results to only show suppliers or items from diverse or sustainable businesses.Custom Alerts: Companies can set opportunity triggers to help identify diverse suppliers when creating new requisitions.Best-in-Class Supplier Diversity Data:Diversity Data Collection: Collect supplier diversity data and certifications directly in the Supplier Information Management (SIM) tool via a comprehensive, easy-to-use form.Supplier Onboarding: A clear and guided path for new suppliers to onboard onto Coupa’s BSM platform to get easily discovered, helping drive further lead generation for their businesses.Supplier Diversity In/Out API: New diversity status insights within supplier records make it easier to find a diverse supplier.Supplier Diversity and Enrichment Analytics: New Coupa Analytics capabilities help business leaders measure success directly against their goals.Visibility into ESG Impact and Benchmarking:Diversity Dashboard: This dashboard shows organisations the portion of their spend that comes from diverse-owned suppliers.Sustainability Insights: Coupa pre-calculates the environmental impact of e-invoicing and e-purchasing, including the amount of trees, water, oil, and carbon emissions saved. To learn more about Sustainable Business Spend Management (BSM), visit coupa.com/SustainableBSM. About Coupa SoftwareCoupa empowers companies around the world with the visibility and control they need to spend smarter and safer. To learn more about how Coupa can help you spend smarter, visit http://www.coupa.com. Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter. BRICKLET ENTERS PROPERTY INVESTOR PARTNERSHIP 2021-06-15T04:34:33Z bricklet-enters-property-investor-partnership 15th JUNE 2021 – the world’s only marketplace for buying, owning and selling Torrens Title property fragments, has engaged DDP Property as its newest investment property partner. The partnership between DDP Property and Bricklet now extends the benefits of property fragments to over 30,000 property investors. DDP Property is one of Australia’s leading, end-to-end property investment services specialising in buyers advocacy to the investor. It takes care of all the diverse aspects and processes involved in securing an investment portfolio. The company prides itself in being able to realise the best deal most suited to its customers. DDP Property’s portfolio of realised property ownership for its clients totals $500 million. “Zaki immediately got it,” says Darren Younger, Bricklet CEO. Referring to DDP Property’s founder, Zaki Ameer. “DDP Property does for its clients what Zaki did for himself. Buying as much property as possible to generate maximum wealth, without over leveraging. BRICKLET adds extra little bits of property to any portfolio.” DDP Property’s range of services include property advice, investment strategy planning, mortgage financing, first home owner guidance, new builds, renovations, rental yield management, SMSF property and property management. Now, as a result of the partnership, the DDP suite of services now includes the addition of property fragments for bolstering investment portfolios. “Of course, rising house prices are the key driver in this business. It’s the primary reason why people invest in property. But also, the chief reason why people don’t invest more – because it’s beyond affordable,” says Ameer. “BRICKLET resolves this for many of my clients’ many different scenarios.” The majority of DDP Property’s clients focus their property investments on total returns from growth and yield. Buying additional properties could over leverage some customers due to the high price of property. The partnership with BRICKLET enables DDP Property to supplement investors’ portfolios with all the additional property fragments they can afford. “My clients are loving it. Instead of getting stuck on the affordability of an entire property in one location, they’re growing and truly diversifying their portfolios in fragments. As many as they can afford,” confirms Ameer. One client has entered the property market by buying multiple fragments. Previously, their savings afforded the minimum deposit, but borrowing for a whole property would have extended their borrowings to more than 90%, incurring additional charges such as mortgage insurance - restricting her cash flow and lifestyle. “I’m not willing to go into debt for the rest of my life, but I’m capitalising from property by dipping my toe in,” says one of DDP Property’s youngest clients, aged 28. Ameer himself has expanded his portfolio with the addition of bricklets. “It was the start of a perfect partnership. Buying bricklets is a win-win-win-win for me. It affords me more property, without timing the market to continue building my portfolio with whole properties. If I wait for time in the market to do it’s thing, I have lost that growth period, and the opportunity cost is too much not to continue buying in portions. It has also bridged the gap for new clients struggling with affordability, I’m better able to service clients wanting property in their SMSF, along with existing clients gradually increasing their size of their portfolio without the cost of leverage. And the time’s perfect, given how prices are tracking,” say Ameer. BRICKLET enables people to buy fragments of property.Affordability of these purchases is therefore only a fraction of the total value of the property. Unable to afford the mortgage for a desired investment property, people are able to afford only fragments of properties. Each fragment is listed on the property’s land-title, thereby including all the benefits of owning property. The partnership between DDP Property and BRICKLET is already working with over 40 new members in the first month. ENDS BRICKLET (bricklet.com.au) is the only means for buying, owning and selling property fragments. It currently is processing$52 million worth of property fragments in Australia, with $15 million of fragments owned by Australian investors. BRICKLET is a business built by Lakeba, founded September 2019. Lakeba (lakeba.com) is a privately held business builder. Its portfolio consists of 15 businesses, with 12 in production and three exited. Lakeba conceives their opportunities, create their operational models, and commercialise them into mature revenue and profit-generating companies. Founded in 2013 and awarded Microsoft Gold Partnership status in 2018, The Financial Times recognised Lakeba as an Asia Pacific High GrowthCompany in 2020 and in 2021. Lakeba builds from its headquarters in Sydney, Australia and its offices in India, Italy, the UK and the US. With a team of 160 specialists in capital funding, coding, financial management, marketing, operations, public relations, risk management and, of course, technology. Revealed: The Six Habits of the Best Covid-19 Bosses 2021-06-15T01:38:56Z revealed-the-six-habits-of-the-best-covid-19-bosses One of Australia’s biggest workplace mental health support providers has shared the secrets behind the best leaders managing their teams through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. From attention grabbing toddlers to cute pets, the Covid-19 pandemic has opened a window into our fellow workers’ lives more than ever before, Dr Jenny George CEO of Converge International said today. “We sometimes saw more than we needed to, but many leaders have a far deeper understanding of their team, their motivations and the competing priorities that busy home and family life bring,." Dr George said.“Our data, from more than 2 million Australian workers, shows some people thrived working from home, while others struggled – due to highly disrupted living circumstances, financial hardship, lack of support infrastructure and changes to daily habits and routines. “People with carer responsibilities were severely affected, for example with home learning or caring for elderly relatives while in periods of hard lock down,” said Dr George.“Likewise team members whose identities are defined by their work, experienced a major adjustment struggle; and managers trying to lead and support staff experiencing deep disruption, themselves faced uncertainty about their own careers which weighed on their usual coping abilities."2021 has brought a different type of demand, and now leaders are faced with creating a strong team culture and performance in the hybrid, flexible-working environment common to most workplaces today.Here are the six secrets of the best bosses during Covid-19:Paint the Picture: Work with your team and ensure you have a clear vision and idea of what working remotely and, in the office, looks like for everyone in the team.Define the negotiables: Be clear about your expectations – outline what’s negotiable and what’s not on the table. Communicate clearly about trust and work expectations in flexible working arrangements and consider behaviour “nudges” that encourage the team to maintain their usual quality of work. For example, it could be that everyone needs to show up in person for the day of the weekly team meeting.Focus on Culture: Good workplace culture doesn't grow itself, especially with people working remotely on various days. Managers need to make space for team culture to develop. For example, organise a team coffee meeting on the day that all team members are in the office to enable that critical human to human interaction.Encourage honest conversations: If issues arise among team members, don’t let them fester. There will be different arrangements in place with different members of the team. Make sure this is transparent where appropriate within the team and nip any rumours in the bud. While this open and honest form of communication is often uncomfortable for many Australian managers, it can significantly improve team culture and reduce workplace stress when done respectfully. If there’s behaviour that’s not normal to the typical, as a leader make sure you check in and encourage employee to seek support. Acknowledge the distress and circumstances and illustrate a pathway to resolving issues is available.Practice kindness: Everyone experiences situations differently, especially cases like a global pandemic, where stress and uncertainty is higher than ever. Some team members will thrive, others will struggle. Practice kindness and understanding where possible and alter your interactions with team members as required. Team members that are supported in the times they need it most will often give back to an organisation through dedicated loyalty. Maya Angelou said it best: “People will people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”Employ what you’ve learned during the pandemic: You know the strengths and professional limits of your team more than ever before and where they might need extra support – whether that’s by you as their Boss, or from an expert outside the organisation. Take time to review what’s working and what’s not and encourage feedback and input from your team too. Choose which elements you’d like to keep moving forward, the parts that aren’t working and you’d like to get rid of, and brainstorm new things you’d like to introduce. Covid gave every team a good opportunity to redefine how they work together, and your team will value the opportunity to be heard.“And remember it’s okay if you don’t get it quite right,” Dr George said.“Leading is imperfect and we are all learning as we go – so give yourself permission to fail.“The recent Victorian lockdowns demonstrate uncertainty is here to stay, which means now’s the time for businesses to focus on building personal resilience,” Dr George said.“We are collectively going through dramatic change as both leaders and employees during a period of continued uncertainty. Be a good listener and don’t beat yourself up.“The organisations managing best are the ones that honestly acknowledged they were ill-equipped for a crisis of Covid-19’s scale and formally reviewed their mental health and wellbeing policy and strategy during the height of the pandemic,” Dr George said. Media Contact: Bas Bolyn, 0447 486 195 ABOUT CONVERGE INTERNATIONALPartners with 1200 organisations in supporting Australia’s workplace mental health by ensuring over two million Australian employees are covered and have access to our EAP and workplace mental health services.Workplace support to over 2 million Australians – 1 in 20 workers access Converge’s counselling services.3800 incoming calls every week.650 Australian workers supported by EAP counselling every day.36,000 Aussies have received psychological support for COVID-19-heighened mental health issues during the pandemic. Edit on the Spot technology wins at Techstars Startup Weekend 2021-06-14T23:19:25Z edit-on-the-spot-technology-wins-at-techstars-startup-weekend A NEW Gold Coast initiative that allows video editing to be done while live streaming has won the top business award at the Gold Coast Techstars Startup Weekend.Freedom Potential Centre founders, Anastasha and Martin Renaud with their team (Darryl Astin, Christie McCabe and Giorgio Reichel) were voted top business among 90 other participants split into 7 finalist teams with their innovation Edit on the Spot at the recent event at the Queensland TAFE Creative Campus in Coomera. For their prize, they won 10 hours of tailored advisory support from business mentors and experts under the Australian Small Business Advisory Service program.Edit On The Spot is technology that allows video capture to be edited while you are filming, saving time, energy and money.“You would spend three to five times longer if you edit videos manually,” Mrs Renaud said.“When people record videos using Edit on the Spot, the edited final videos will be ready in various formats for marketing/ social media use soon after they finish recording. “We plan to use artificial intelligence when we launch to allow us to scale internationally.”She said experienced judges said the invention ‘definitely has global potential’. “It will substantially improve the events industry, video production and video conferencing capabilities,” Mrs Renaud said.“The events industry has suffered so much, it still hasn’t recovered which is very sad. People are still struggling to come back to run events with the same level of safety, predictability and profitability we used to have before Covid. It’s so uncertain.“Edit on the Spot will give the industry an extra boost and revenue stream for venues and event producers.”Mr Renaud said the tech innovation was born when the couple began hosting virtual and hybrid events from their new Freedom Potential Centre in Varsity Lakes.The studio is set up as a fully-fledged broadcast production facility for podcasting, video production and live streaming.“The rare Gold Coast centre is available for hire with an all-in-one live venue set up for live streaming local events,” Mr Renaud said.“The Gold Coast now has a place where people can come and attend events with up to 40 people, no matter how big or small their business is, and create educational and marketing videos in a professional setting.”He said their goals include connecting and supporting businesses on the Gold Coast and adjusting to any creative idea that Gold Coasters or Queenslanders might have to take to local and international markets.“We have a three-camera studio with live switching capability, pro lighting, sound and monitoring options. It’s like a mini-TV studio with interactive capabilities,” Mr Renaud said.The Freedom Potential Centre runs monthly Exponential Networking events where speakers share a 3 minute pitch about their business that is live-streamed to a large online audience.The next event is on June 23 from 6-8.30pm. For more details, visitwww.freedompotential.com.auPhoto caption: Edit on the Spot winning team with Gold Coast Techstars Startup Weekend organisers: (from left) Christie McCabe, Giorgio Reichel, Anastasha and Martin Renaud, Sharon Hunneybell, Darryl Astin and Baden U'Ren EMM CEO Announcement 2021-06-14T04:19:43Z emm-ceo-announcement EMM’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Luke Stewart, has announced he will step down from the role he has held since 2014 at the end of June – he will remain at the company as an Executive Director. Luke will hand over to the successor, Liz Webb, who will take over from 1 July. Luke is a founding Director of EMM which commenced operations in 2008 in Sydney.   Throughout his tenure as CEO the company has achieved successful and sustainable growth evidenced through the organic expansion of the team from ~30 to over 220 people; a national office and project delivery footprint; sector and technical diversification; internationally accredited systems and strong corporate governance.    Luke has driven a culture of trust and empowerment where no one is bigger than the team. He set the foundation for establishing the company’s ‘creating opportunities’ purpose, a guiding principle which underpins decisions linked to clients, the community and the EMM team.  Reflecting on his decision Luke commented, “Whilst it has been a very difficult decision for me to make, I know that the timing is right and it is absolutely aligned with our purpose of creating opportunities.  As the company prepares to launch the new three-year strategy, the opportunity for a new leader to deliver and implement our latest vision is ideal. I am very privileged and humbled to have led such a great team, through a period of successful technical, geographic and sector expansion.”  EMM’s Chairman Gary Flowers praised Luke’s leadership and unwavering values-led focus. “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Luke for his incredible contribution to the company.  As a leader, Luke has helped take us through a period of incredible growth and change whilst providing an environment for our team to thrive professionally and personally. EMM’s annual staff turnover rate remains low at 5%, a reflection of the company’s strategy, capabilities, and engrained culture”. Luke will continue as a Director and Board member, Shareholder and Executive with a primary focus on giving back through key major internal and external projects and the EMM Community Hub. He is excited to power into the Community Hub pillars of altruism, health and wellbeing, reconciliation, diversity and sustainability with the pillar teams for the benefit of our clients, community and EMM people. Underpinned by the company’s approach of creating opportunities for leadership, professional and personal growth, the Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Director Liz Webb to the role of CEO and Managing Director from July 1, 2021. Liz was the successful candidate from within a pool of potential leaders within EMM. Joining EMM in 2013 and a Director since 2016, Liz has amassed almost 30 years’ experience across consulting science, engineering and the public sector locally and internationally.  A highly respected leader, she has played a pivotal role in the development and execution of previous EMM company strategies as a member of the senior executive team.  Liz has been instrumental in creating and building a highly successful water and land Division that has evolved from a core groundwater team in NSW to a national groundwater, surface water, contaminated land and rehabilitation team. A key highlight was the collaborative lead that the Division played in the environmental approval lead groundwater and surface water assessment for Snowy2.0. Liz is a hydrogeologist with a Masters in Engineering and a Degree in Science. She is an active member of several national and NSW panels and steering committees and contributes to key decisions on water related topics. Commenting on her appointment, Liz highlighted: “I am both honoured and excited to be appointed as the CEO and Managing Director of EMM, to work alongside our extended leadership team and Board and have the opportunity to lead such an amazing team of talented and value driven people.  Luke Stewart’s inspiring leadership has provided a solid platform on which to evolve our sustainable and visionary company into the future. I am focused on deepening our great culture via ongoing authentic leadership and providing a genuine and safe framework for our people to be motivated and inspired to be their best self. The focus on creating opportunities for our people creates an environment where our people belong and own, and one that our clients want to be involved with. Continuing to build relationship and work with our clients in this role is something I am really looking forward to also”. Chairman Gary Flowers having worked alongside Liz on the board for several years, also welcomed Liz to the role noting her vision, expertise and leadership will enable the company to deliver an exciting new phase in the company’s evolution. Coupa Software Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results 2021-06-08T01:05:31Z coupa-software-reports-first-quarter-fiscal-2022-financial-results Quarterly Calculated Billings of $149 Million, 46% Year-Over-Year GrowthQuarterly Operating Cash Flows and Adjusted Free Cash Flows of $32 Million and $30 Million, RespectivelySYDNEY - 8 June, 2021 — Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP) has announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2021.“During the first quarter, we delivered record revenue, generated meaningful free cash flows, and added dozens of new customers to the Coupa Community,” said Rob Bernshteyn, chairman and chief executive officer at Coupa. “With supply chain disruptions and an emphasis on frugality impacting the way companies approach Business Spend Management, our customers depend on us to help them build the agility and resiliency needed to strategically navigate a challenging but improving economic environment.”First Quarter Results: Total revenues were $166.9 million, an increase of 40% compared to the same period last year. Subscription revenues were $140.1 million, an increase of 33% compared to the same period last year.GAAP operating loss was $73.9 million, compared to a GAAP operating loss of $5.6 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating income was $7.0 million, compared to a non-GAAP operating income of $14.9 million for the same period last year.GAAP net loss was $100.4 million, compared to a GAAP net loss of $14.8 million for the same period last year. GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share was $1.38, compared to a GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.23 for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income was $5.0 million, compared to a non-GAAP net income of $14.5 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.07, compared to non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.20 for the same period last year.Operating cash flows and adjusted free cash flows were positive $32.1 million and $29.8 million, respectively.See the section titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the reconciliation tables below for important information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures used by Coupa.Business Outlook:The following forward-looking statements reflect Coupa’s expectations as of June 7, 2021.Second quarter of fiscal 2022:Total revenues are expected to be $162.0 to $163.0 million.Subscription revenues are expected to be $142.0 to $143.0 million.Professional services and other revenues are expected to be approximately $20.0 million.Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be $2.0 to $3.0 million.Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be $0.05 to $0.07 per share.Basic and diluted weighted average share count is expected to be approximately 73.5 million shares.Full year fiscal 2022:Total revenues are expected to be $681.0 to $684.0 million.Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be $2.0 to $7.0 million.Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be $0.14 to $0.20 per share.Basic and diluted weighted average share count is expected to be approximately 74.0 million shares.Coupa has not reconciled its expectations for non-GAAP loss from operations to GAAP loss from operations, or non-GAAP net loss per share to GAAP net loss per share, because certain items excluded from non-GAAP loss from operations and non-GAAP net loss, such as charges related to stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, amortization of debt discount and issuance costs, gain or loss on conversion of convertible senior notes, and related tax effects, including non-recurring income tax adjustments, cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted at this time. In addition, the effect of the anti-dilutive impact of the capped call transactions entered into in connection with the company’s offerings of convertible notes in 2018, 2019 and 2020, respectively, cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted at this time. The effect of these items may be significant.Recent Business Highlights:Welcomed many new customers into the Coupa community in Q1, including the following: A Lassonde Inc., Abzena, Acino Pharma, Adevinta, Aileron Therapeutics, American Cybersystems, Apogee Enterprises, Boels Verhuur, Bridgewater Associates, Catalyst Housing, Eagle Bancorp, Eisai Corporation, Flagstone Foods, Frucor Suntory, Hamburger Containerboard, Hopkins Public School District, J.B. Poindexter & Co., Kantar Group, Lagardère Travel Retail, Location d’outils Simplex, Novaria Group, One Medical Group, Osburn Contractors, Praxis Precision Medicines, Progroup AG, Protagonist Therapeutics, Punto Fa SL, Sage Housing, Siegwerk Druckfarben, Silverback Therapeutics, SiteOne Landscape Supply, Skillz, SoftPawa Ltd., Southcross Energy Partners, The Hain Celestial Group, Thumbtack Inc., Tupperware Brands, UserTesting, and Zeta Charter Schools.Announced a strategic partnership with Japan Cloud to establish Coupa K.K., a new joint venture to scale and accelerate Business Spend Management adoption among Japanese companies.Launched Coupa Ventures, a $50M fund to support the next generation of companies shaping the future of Business Spend Management and made our first two strategic investments in Zylo and SourceDay.Named to Inc’s Best Workplaces list1 and celebrated in both the "Enduring Impact" and “X-Large Company" categories.Named to Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Technology list2.Launched the 2021 Benchmark Report: From Resilience to Renewal, highlighting “The BSM Suite 16” to help businesses improve performance of 16 spend KPIs.Received the Customers’ Choice distinction in the Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer”: Procure-to-Pay Suites 2021 report3.Named a leader in Ardent Partners’ 2021 ePayables Technology Advisory Report4.Named a leader in 11 Spend Matters Spring 2021 SolutionMaps5, covering every aspect of Source to Pay.Hosted a virtual panel “Women of Impact: A Seat at the Table” for International Women’s Day.Conference Call Information:Coupa hosted a conference call and live webcast for analysts and investors, which is available as a replay webcast at http://investors.coupa.com. Non-GAAP Financial Measures:In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables contain certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP operating (loss) income, non-GAAP net (loss) income, non-GAAP net (loss) income per basic and diluted share, and adjusted free cash flows. Coupa believes these non-GAAP measures are useful in evaluating its operating performance and Coupa’s management regularly reviews and uses these measures for business planning and other purposes.Non-GAAP operating (loss) income and non-GAAP net (loss) income exclude certain items from the corresponding GAAP measures, including: stock-based compensation expenses; amortization of acquired intangible assets; the change in fair value of contingent consideration related to an acquisition; amortization of debt discount and issuance costs; gain or loss on conversion of convertible senior notes; and related tax effects, including non-recurring income tax adjustments. In addition, the weighted average diluted shares figure used to calculate non-GAAP net income per share reflects the anti-dilutive impact of the capped call transactions entered into in connection with the company’s offerings of convertible notes.Adjusted free cash flows is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less purchases of property and equipment, plus repayments of convertible senior notes attributable to debt discount. Coupa has the ability to settle obligations related to its senior notes through the use of cash, shares of its common stock, or a combination of both, at its election.Coupa believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors and other users of its financial information because they provide a way to measure and evaluate Coupa’s underlying operating performance and the strength of its core business consistently across the periods presented. Coupa believes these non-GAAP measures are also useful for comparing its operating performance to that of other companies in its industry, because they eliminate the effects of certain items that may vary between companies for reasons unrelated to their operating performance. Coupa believes that adjusted free cash flows also provides a useful measure of the company’s capital strength and liquidity, although it is not intended to represent and should not be viewed as the amount of residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures.Coupa uses these non-GAAP measures in conjunction with GAAP measures as part of its overall assessment of its performance and liquidity, including the preparation of its annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts, to evaluate the effectiveness of its business strategies, and to communicate with its board of directors concerning its financial performance and liquidity. Coupa’s definitions of its non-GAAP measures may differ from those used by other companies for similarly-titled measures, and therefore comparability may be limited. In addition, other companies may not publish these or similar metrics. Thus, Coupa’s non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, not as substitutes for, or in isolation from, the company’s GAAP results.Coupa encourages investors and others to review its financial information in its entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure, and to view its non-GAAP measures in conjunction with GAAP financial measures. In addition, Coupa compensates for the limitations of its non-GAAP financial measures by providing a reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. These reconciliations are included in the tables attached to this release.Forward-Looking Statements:This release includes forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts, including the statements of management and statements in “Business Outlook,” are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Coupa’s current expectations and projections about future events and trends that Coupa believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, strategy, short- and long-term business operations and objectives, cash flows, liquidity and financial needs.These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including, without limitation: the uncertain impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; Coupa has a limited operating history at its current scale, which makes it difficult to predict its future operating results; if Coupa fails to manage its recent rapid growth effectively, Coupa may be unable to execute its business plan, maintain high levels of service, or adequately address competitive challenges; the impact of acquisitions on its business, such as integration issues, assumption of unknown or unforeseen liabilities and ability to retain customers; if Coupa is unable to attract new customers, the growth of its revenues will be adversely affected; because its platform is sold to large enterprises with complex operating environments, Coupa encounters long and unpredictable sales cycles; the markets in which Coupa participates are intensely competitive; Coupa’s business depends in part on its customers renewing their subscriptions and purchasing additional subscriptions; if Coupa fails to develop widespread brand awareness cost-effectively, its business may suffer; risks and liabilities related to breach of its security measures or unauthorized access to customer data; and the impact of foreign currency exchange rates and global economic conditions.These and other risks and uncertainties that could affect Coupa’s future results are included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in Coupa’s annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 18, 2021, which is available at investors.coupa.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Further information on potential risks that could affect actual results will be included in other periodic filings Coupa makes with the SEC.The forward-looking statements in this release reflect Coupa’s expectations as of June 7, 2021. Coupa undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in its expectations.1 Inc., “Best Workplaces 2021: 429 Companies That Make Work Worth It”2 Fortune, “Best Workplaces In Technology 2021” (small and medium companies category)3 Gartner, “Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Procure-to-Pay Suites” March 19, 20214 Ardent Partners, “The 2021 ePayables Technology Advisor Report” April 6, 20215 Spend Matters, “SolutionMap: Source-to-Pay (S2P) – Spring 2021” April 20, 2021 DisclaimersGartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates. About Coupa SoftwareCoupa empowers companies around the world with the visibility and control they need to spend smarter and safer. To learn more about how Coupa can help you spend smarter, visit www.coupa.com. Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter. Google Ads : The Most Common Mistakes You Should Avoid 2021-06-07T06:59:16Z google-ads-the-most-common-mistakes-you-should-avoid Since many business owners think Google Ads are pretty straightforward, many end up making many mistakes that could jeopardise their online ad efforts. No matter how simple Google Ads can seem, it’s always a good idea to familiarise yourself with the common mistakes marketers and business owners make. But what are Google Ads anyway? Google Ads is an effective lead and sales generation system with a plethora of features that allows you to customise your campaigns and focus on a specific target market. However, without the proper techniques and strategies, you could risk limiting your ROI. What Can You Do to Improve Your Google Ads Strategy? Remember, your business and Google would have different goals — your brand would want to increase sales while Google’s focus is to boost clicks. Seeing that there’s a bit of conflict of interest here, it’s best to work with a reliable marketing team and website design company to ensure ethical concepts are used to maximise Google Ads fantastic features. The great wait to avoid making common Google Ad marketing mistakes is to prevent them from happening in the first place. And the best way to do that is to understand these mistakes, familiarise yourself with them, and discuss how to avoid them with your team. Here are some common Google Ad mistakes you should know: Mistake #1: Choosing the Wrong Default Campaign Targeting Options Usually, when you create a search network campaign, you’ll be given the following options — either you choose Search Network, Display Network, or both. Where lead generation is the goal, you’ll want to select Search Network. The reason is that choosing Search Network will give you a higher yield in conversion rates than Display Network. Search Network uses target keywords to allow your ads to appear on Google and search partners. With Display Network, your ads will be placed on relevant websites, but they won’t appear for people who are actively looking for your products and services. Instagram Advertising Not Approved? Here Are Common Reasons Why 2021-06-07T06:57:36Z instagram-advertising-not-approved-here-are-common-reasons-why Instagram advertising is considered one of the most effective ways to promote a business’s products and services. It is also used to improve brand awareness and engage with your targeted customers. However, there are times when IG ads are not approved. There are several reasons why Instagram ads are disapproved. However, that doesn’t mean that you can no longer use this social media platform in promoting your products and services. Chances are, your ads are not properly optimised or not properly set up. A Glimpse About the Ad Review Process Both Instagram and Facebook ads are reviewed first according to advertising policies before they can show up. The following are examined during the ad review process: Text Images Positioning Targeting Functionality and post-click content Ads are usually reviewed within a day, though other ads may take longer. A notification will be sent to know if the ad is approved or not. Common Reasons Why Your Ads Are Not Approved You may have been wondering why your Instagram ad is not approved. Here are some of the possible reasons: Your Instagram Is Not Set Up Properly When your Instagram business account is not set up correctly, you can’t create and run Instagram advertising properly. You should also be an admin of your brand’s Facebook page since IG ads are created using Facebook Ads Manager. The seed to success: Warrp investment a chance to secure a piece of ecommerce ingenuity 2021-06-06T22:33:27Z the-seed-to-success-warrp-investment-a-chance-to-secure-a-piece-of-ecommerce-ingenuity MELBOURNE, Victoria, June 7, 2021 - Australia’s answer to safe and fair pre-owned item marketplace transactions, Warrp, is unlocking a limited seed funding opportunity for tech-savvy investors that is set to close on 30 June 2021. This rare opportunity is only open to the right investor, venture capitalist or private equity firm whose business acumen mirrors Warrp’s Australian startup ambition to become a global leader in the booming digital pre-owned goods economy. Warrp launched at the start of May this year and has introduced several pioneering and high tech safety, consumer and item pricing features to its platform, all of which are designed and made in Australia by its in-house team of data engineers and developers to lower the costs of operating the platform. Cost savings with its local operations allow Warrp to maintain its low seller transaction fees once an item is successfully transacted via the platform’s in-built escrow and tracking payment system. Warrp Co-Founder and CEO, Matthew Ng, said the company was introducing a lower than normal investment price barrier to ensure Warrp grows its user base and achieves its market traction goals by the end of 2021. “This nominal investment starting point also provides reduced risk exposure to Warrp’s platform advantage and allows investors a chance to ensure our team is the right mix before going into a larger round of investment in the early part of 2022 for further expansion,” said Mr Ng. “We know we created a scalable product with high growth potential as proven by the Warrp iOS app’s promising traction received in the first 30 days since launch. “We are launching the Android and Web platforms before the end of this month, which will see us acquire the balance of 65% of users that missed out on Warrp in May. “We have turned down investors already; it’s not just about the money, it’s about forging a strategic partnership with a select few who can bring value to Warrp’s immediate and longer term goals . “Warrp ranked number 181 in the Apple App Store’s shopping category after only a month of operation, ahead of Westfield and just behind Hisense along with other big brand names. This seed funding round is the first opportunity to get involved and to journey with Warrp as we climb the ranks on the world stage.” Capital will be invested in the platform’s disruptive technology and proven user acquisition and retention activities to gain market share from other global online marketplaces that are failing to care for its users' needs. Warrp Co-Founder and CTO, Roman Granovskyi, said the advancements to the Warrp platform were designed to revolutionise the consumer-to-consumer pre-owned goods ecommerce experience. “The global online pre-owned goods marketplace economy is huge with consumers spending almost 2 trillion US dollars through these platforms in 2020,” said Mr Granovskyi. “Where others are focused on improving the consumer experience, overall marketing and distribution channels for new items, we feel that pre-owned items lack the attention of major players as seen by their unattractive listing aesthetics. “Just jump onto any major pre-owned goods marketplace platform today such as eBay, Gumtree or even Facebook Marketplace and it will feel like you are reading a 1990s classifieds newspaper. Whereas on Warrp you will see the immediate difference in feel, item presentation and user experience as this is our focus to be best-in-class. “The demand is certainly there and it is on the rise, which gives us great confidence that Warrp is incredibly well positioned in a pandemic sensitive market with Australia’s second-hand economy predicted to surpass last year's numbers at $46 billion dollars.” Warrp is a marketplace with world-leading innovations, namely its dynamic pricing system built on a machine learning algorithm that determines a product’s price via user valuations, known as Warrping. The platform also escrows all payment transactions and uses a PayID-only payment solution, both of which are firsts for any online marketplace as a sign of the company’s progressive ideals. Warrp is accepting seed fund enquiries, with requests for a pitch deck and intentions to invest to be emailed to Co-Founder, Matthew Ng, at matt@warrp.it.For more information, please visit the Warrp website or Warrp’s Press Room for past and upcoming announcements. Warrp is available to download on iPhones via the Apple App Store, and will soon be available on all other smart phone and web devices later this month. -ENDS- About Warrp: Warrp is a digitally innovative iOS marketplace app that takes the hassle out of peer-to-peer shopping online with a world-first dynamic marketplace, Trusted Partner program, Loyalty Rewards program, and Secure Escrow facility. Easily list products to sell or browse thousands of items to buy all from the Warrp app. As a proud Australian online start-up company, Warrp’s end-to-end experience is designed to change the way people buy and sell. Currently servicing Victorians but available to download nation-wide, Warrp’s vision is to grow its presence globally as an online marketplace built on strong community values, innovation, safety and ease of use. Discover a marketplace where you are in control of the journey and destination. Media Contact: https://warrp.it/contact-us/Press Room: https://warrp.it/press-room/ Coupa Launches $50 Million Coupa Ventures Fund 2021-06-04T02:22:41Z coupa-launches-50-million-coupa-ventures-fund SYDNEY – 4 June 2021 – Today, Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP) announced the launch of Coupa Ventures, a US$50 million fund to foster innovation in Business Spend Management. Coupa Ventures will invest in early- and growth-stage companies breaking down inefficiencies in how businesses manage their spend, aligning processes and decisions across supply chain, procurement, and finance. As part of its debut, Coupa unveiled the fund’s first two portfolio companies: Zylo and SourceDay. “This is an exciting milestone for Coupa. In partnership with our customers and partners, we blazed a new trail in Business Spend Management, creating a comprehensive platform that maximises value through smarter spending decisions,” said Rob Bernshteyn, chairman and CEO at Coupa. “Coupa Ventures enables us to further this vision by investing in a future where businesses and their suppliers can harness the power of their spend to constantly adapt, transform, and innovate.”“We're entering a new era of digital maturity within business, one that is marked by organisational agility, distributed and more autonomous users, and built-in intelligence,” said Todd Ford, CFO at Coupa. “There is a massive opportunity right now to extend digital transformation efforts to the back office, as more companies recognise the power that spend has to transform their businesses and fuel their growth. That’s the inspiration behind Coupa Ventures.”“We’re excited to welcome Zylo and SourceDay to the Coupa Ventures portfolio,” said J.J. Freitag, senior vice president of Corporate Development at Coupa and managing director of Coupa Ventures. “It’s amazing to see so much innovation in Business Spend Management. We look forward to working closely with all of our portfolio companies to help them grow their businesses. Together, we will continue breaking down the silos around spend.” Zylo, a leading SaaS management platform helping companies manage and optimise cloud-based applications, is one of the first companies to receive funding from Coupa Ventures, along with existing investors, Menlo Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. Zylo’s platform provides organisations with visibility into what software is being used, how much is spent, and how to optimise their software investments.“We’re honoured to be part of the Coupa Ventures portfolio, aligned with Coupa’s mission of bringing smarter spending to businesses everywhere,” said Eric Christopher, co-founder and CEO at Zylo. “Coupa Ventures offers us a unique and novel position within the Coupa Community. We are excited to join the expansive ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and partners, and we look forward to working closely with Coupa’s expert team.”Also receiving one of the first investments from Coupa Ventures is SourceDay, a leading supply chain performance solution that bridges the gap between a company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) and its supply chain network. “The investment from Coupa Ventures will deepen our collaboration with Coupa and enable our joint customers to save more money and leverage supplier performance as a competitive edge,” said Tom Kieley, CEO at SourceDay. “We’re honoured to expand our relationship with the Coupa ecosystem and build on our work with CoupaLink.”Coupa is looking for early and growth stage companies with innovative approaches to business spend challenges to join the portfolio. To learn more, please visit www.coupa.com/coupaventures. Purchasing pre-owned goods given the green light 2021-06-02T21:57:40Z purchasing-pre-owned-goods-given-the-green-light MELBOURNE, Victoria, June 3, 2021 - Warrp, Australia’s newest online marketplace, is encouraging Australians to buy pre-owned goods in an effort to curb the consumer goods industry’s environmental footprint. According to the 2020 Second Hand Economy Report, almost half of all Australians are becoming more concerned about the impact ‘buying new’ has on the planet, up from 39 percent in 2019. Australians live in a highly disposable society where single-use products dominate the consumer goods market, which is why buying second-hand is becoming part of the solution to sustainable consumerism. Warrp Co-Founder and CEO, Matthew Ng, said using online marketplaces to buy pre-owned items helped to reduce demand on consumer goods manufacturing and the size of the environmental footprint that came with it. “The resale market has incredible benefits for everyday Australians both financially and environmentally with bargain buys that don’t cost the earth,” said Mr Ng. “The environmental impact of producing goods is enormous. For example, it requires approximately 12,075 litres of water to produce just one smartphone, from the extraction of raw materials to when it’s packaged and ready to be sold. “Consumer goods traditionally have a linear lifecycle, from manufacture to disposal, but Warrp creates a circular lifecycle that means items are resold and re-loved, reducing waste, pollution and the burden on natural resources.” The Warrp marketplace is a one-stop-shop for thousands of pre-owned items that will make their way into the hands of Australians instead of wasting away in landfill. Electronics make up a sizable portion of resale-friendly goods, from televisions and laptops to headphones and smart devices, but Australians produce more than 465,000 tonnes of e-waste domestically according to the latest ABS figures. Fast fashion is another trending topic of environmental concern with 800,000 tonnes of clothing and textiles sent to landfill every year in Australia, with polyester clothing taking upwards of 200 years to break down. Warrp Co-Founder and CTO, Roman Granovskyi, said it was not just the products themselves, but the packaging that also contributed to waste production. “Buying second-hand goods lessens the environmental impact that packaging generates, which would ultimately end up in landfill affecting wildlife, ecosystems and natural habitats,” said Mr Granovskyi. “We need more people to adopt the mindset that they can save money and the environment by buying pre-owned goods.” Warrp is dedicated to the resale economy in an effort to reduce consumer waste and pollution, and build a more sustainable approach to consumerism. Visit the Warrp website or the Warrp Marketplace today. Warrp is available to download on iPhones via the Apple App Store, and will be available on all other smart phone and web devices at a later date. -ENDS- About Warrp: Warrp is a digitally innovative iOS marketplace app that takes the hassle out of peer-to-peer shopping online with a world-first dynamic marketplace, Trusted Partner program, Loyalty Rewards program, and Secure Escrow facility. Easily list products to sell or browse thousands of items to buy all from the Warrp app. As a proud Australian online start-up company, Warrp’s end-to-end experience is designed to change the way people buy and sell. Currently servicing Victorians but available to download nation-wide, Warrp’s vision is to grow its presence globally as an online marketplace built on strong community values, innovation, safety and ease of use. Discover a marketplace where you are in control of the journey and destination. Media Contact: https://warrp.it/contact-us/Press Room: https://warrp.it/press-room/ New: TRAKKIT industrial vending machines. A smarter way to manage inventory onsite 2021-06-01T01:15:17Z new-trakkit-industrial-vending-machines-a-smarter-way-to-manage-inventory-onsite EMERALD, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - A 100% Australian-invented, owned and manufactured heavy industry inventory management system based in Central Queensland, Australia, has launched on the market. Named TRAKKIT - the system boasts a world-first patented technology purpose-built to help heavy industry intelligently manage inventory onsite. The patented system works like a traditional vending machine - encased in a 20ft or 40ft solid steel purpose-built, portable shipping container - securely stocking heavy industry consumables, tools and equipment. Workers and contractors can access what they need in three (3) simple steps via trackable permission-based login access. All transaction data is tracked and synced live and sent 'to the cloud'. As co-owner and inventor Craig Dahlenburg explains, "Trakkit works exactly like a vending machine, stocked with all your heavy industry tools and consumables. All a user needs to do is request an item via the product search interface at the front of the machine, and TRAKKIT finds and delivers it automatically on average within 45 seconds." Mr Dahlenburg says TRAKKIT can handle anything from PPE equipment, spare parts, industrial supplies, returnable tools to tiny 2.5g washers. Anything that will fit into the machine's extra-large bins stacked neatly inside. "With instant user access granted to stock via the TRAKKIT mobile app, a supervisor can give trackable access to employees or contractors to anything in the machine with a click of a button wherever they are in Australia. All transactions are pushed live to the cloud, so automated functions like low stock reordering become a breeze", adds Mr Dahlenburg. TRAKKIT was developed over eight (8) years to solve inventory management headaches, including inventory theft, shortages, discrepancies, and adjustments, with a focus on accountability, availability, and usability. A summary of features and benefits Works exactly like a giant vending machine to dispense stock, tools, spare parts, and PPE to authorised contractors and workers onsitePerfect for logging out and returning valuable power toolsProvided different levels of user accessTracks everything live in the cloud. All stakeholders have insight into onsite inventory instantlySupervisors can grant access to contractors and employees remotelyEliminates theftNo more stock shortagesTime-savingFlexible site-to-site set-upSearch for stock easily. Dispensed in 45 secondsCompletely customisable to suit your industry needsTRAKKIT can dispense micro-size – tiny things – up to about 600 x 400 x 500 in physical size and approximately 50kgs in weight. TRAKKIT industrial vending machines are 100% Australian-owned, invented and manufactured, with future manufacturing remaining onshore in Brisbane, Queensland. Co-owned by brothers Peter and Craig Dahlenburg.ENDS For more information contact visit our company website: https://trakkit.com.au MEDIA CONTACTCraig Dahlenburg E: craig@trakkit.com.auM: Mobile: +61 427 570 417