The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-12-21T01:49:21Z ARMADALE’S LARGEST RETAIL PROPERTY LANDHOLDING CHANGES HANDS FOR CIRCA $25 MILLION. 2017-12-21T01:49:21Z armadales-largest-retail-property-landholding-changes-hands-for-circa-25-million p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 9.8px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 9.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p5 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 9.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p6 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} p.p7 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 11.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p8 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} span.s3 {font: 9.0px 'Times New Roman'; text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 21 December, 2017 Contact: Sandra Coia P: 0418176375 E: sandra@slmedia.com.au Melbourne, 21 December, 2017 – Private investment firm and Melbourne based developer GLG, has swiftly swooped on 13 adjoining shops on High street Armadale, paying circa$25,000,000 in an off-market transaction facilitated by Allard Shelton Directors, Mr. James Gregson and Mr. Michael Ryan. The sale is the largest transaction of consecutive, adjacent shops for High Street Armadale noted to date. Mr Ryan commented, “In the short to medium term, the 13 Armadale shops which collectively sold on a 2.7% yield, could, based on comparable rents in the strip, confidently realise a rental uplift. In the long term, there is also huge potential to capitalise on the buildings themselves and their prime location.” The landholding is strata-titled into 13 units spanning a land area of 2415 sqm and a frontage of 80 meters, with 2700 sqm of lettable area. There are 63 rooftop parking spaces, 43 of which are allocated to tenants. At present, the strip is tenanted by quality long term tenants such as Sofas Direct, Aya Teppanyaki, Steinway Piano Gallery and High Dental. According to the ABS, the overall Australian retail turnover rose 2.8% in August this year compared to 2016. This illustrates that retail and hospitality spaces are still a prominent avenue through which consumers buy, giving investors even more confidence about investing in this sector. Mr. Gregson commented, “Roughly $25 million of retail assets has been transacted in this deal alone and it has been a win-win for everyone - the vendors have achieved the best price in the market from their investments and GLG have acquired a premium grade landholding which has incredible potential for further capital development and gain. Despite the perceived uncertainty for the traditional retail landscape, there is clearly still an unprecedented demand and funds available for well-located retail investments.” About Allard Shelton Pty. Ltd. Allard Shelton Pty. Ltd. is a Melbourne based real estate agency established in 1884 and is one of Australia’s longest standing property firms. The Company offers services to both vendors and sellers in property sales, leasing, appraisals and property management. Allard Shelton is one of Melbourne’s most trusted agencies, with a vast network of long term, high profile clients for whom they provide tailored agency services, consulting and property investment guidance. www.allardshelton.com.au ENDS For interview enquiries or further information please contact: Sandra Coia at SL Media e: sandra@slmedia.com.au p: 0418176375 P&N Bank Invests in Integrated Data-Driven Services with Dell Boomi 2017-12-11T23:24:20Z p-n-bank-invests-in-integrated-data-driven-services-with-dell-boomi Sydney, Australia – December 12, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has announced that Perth-based P&N Bank is using Boomi integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) to enable the reliable, secure and synchronised exchange of customer data across the organisation to boost its customer-facing operations. P&N is Western Australia’s largest member-owned bank. It delivers personal and business banking, insurance, and financial planning services to over 90,000 clients. With high volumes of private client, employee and partner information generated by and stored within its internal systems, P&N Bank went to market seeking a versatile integration solution to manage its environment while keeping that data safe. In conjunction with customer relationship management (CRM) consultant and Boomi partner, CRM Online, P&N Bank selected the Boomi platform to connect its various business-critical and bespoke applications, such as loan origination, CRM and lead management, while maintaining the integrity and security of that data. Importantly, Boomi provides P&N Bank with the unique capability to connect on-premise data with cloud-based environments. This aligns with the organisation’s strict security requirements while allowing it to capitalise on the benefits of flexible data synchronisation. “We have a set of business requirements that rely on the exchange of data between several systems, and so we needed an integration solution to make the management of those apps more straightforward,” said Erik Fenna, CIO at P&N Bank. “Boomi’s connectors, simple workflow and style sheet-driven transformation of files gives us the ability to maintain an up-to-date data environment within the confines of our strict security protocols. By introducing the solution, we have a way of keeping data accurate and delivering it to employees managing our client accounts. Since we have confidence our client data is accurate and protected, we can focus on driving value for those clients.” The Boomi platform is being used to underpin P&N Bank’s Work Management System through which tasks are queued and assigned on the basis of priority. This has eliminated a series of manual processes, while also giving employees full visibility into the information required to perform their particular roles; any additions and changes made are automatically replicated across the organisation to further boost the customer experience delivered by the bank. Boomi has also transformed P&N Bank’s Broker Network which is used by around 1,000 partners. It has enabled the bank to modernise its single data feed into a multi-data feed while maintaining the same formats and protocols, with a gateway protecting private information shared between the parties. Furthermore, the Boomi platform has created a more reliable link between P&N Bank’s data warehouse and its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system so that data is updated, configured and maintained inside a consistent interface. Due to the low-code design of Boomi, these transactions can be performed in-house through an easy-to-use interface rather than requiring the bank to hire additional resources. “Customer Experience is an increasingly important competitive differentiator between financial services organisations,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “Using the Boomi platform, P&N Bank is able to ensure the timely and accurate exchange of data across its client applications so that employees are appropriately-resourced to manage client enquiries. In doing so, the bank has created a connected business that optimises a customer experience across its services portfolio.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business. Boomi helps more than 6,500 organisations accelerate business agility by connecting data and applications to run faster and smarter. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Boomi, and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Okta for Startups: Free Identity Tools for Entrepreneurs 2017-12-06T22:35:54Z okta-for-startups-free-identity-tools-for-entrepreneurs Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced the launch of Okta for Startups, a program offering the Okta Identity Cloud to entrepreneurs and small businesses for free for one year. “Founding a company is hard. And it’s even harder when you have to build a business model for something that hasn’t been done before, or that you’re trying to differently – all while getting your core systems up and running.” said Frederic Kerrest, Okta COO and co-founder. “With Okta for Startups, we’ll enable new and growing companies to focus on what’s most important when you’re getting started – your core business and customers – by making it easy (and free) to build a foundation of identity and access management into your app or company infrastructure.” Today, thousands of organisations use the Okta Identity Cloud as the connective tissue that secures both their employee and partner ecosystem, as well as their customer-facing offerings. Within an organisation, the Okta Identity Cloud makes it easy to manage and secure the rapidly growing network of people, applications and devices connected to a business. For developers and business leaders building new or improving existing customer experiences, Okta also makes it easy to add the same level of security and user management into any web or mobile application through its API offerings. Now with Okta for Startups, young and developing organisations will be able to use both Okta’s employee- and customer-facing identity tools for up to 25 employees, contractors and partners through the Okta Identity Cloud for free. In addition, organisations will also have the option to use Okta’s APIs as the identity and authentication layer of their customer apps for up to 25,000 monthly active users. “Our mission at Agile Stacks is to make it easier for organisations to quickly implement a full stack DevOps automation for cloud environments. We’ve been growing quickly since we started a little over a year ago, and as we continue to expand, we sought innovative partners to help us build a scalable, secure infrastructure of our own,” said Igor Mameshin, CTO at Agile Stacks. “Programs like Okta for Startups are critical for young companies like us as they provide founders with the best tools available on the market for free or at a low cost – allowing us to use Okta to power our authentication layer and user store as a foundational piece of our application so we can focus our precious resources on innovation, business strategy and differentiation.” “We’re focused on changing the way people work at People.ai – taking the manual work off of sales and creating sales and marketing alignment based on real data and intelligence,” said Oleg Rogynskyy, CEO at People.ai. “As a growing company ourselves, we looked for innovative partners to help us take care of the behind-the-scenes work of our own infrastructure and security so we can focus on growing our business. Y Combinator, which we graduated from in 2016, taught us to spend our cycles on the things that will help us to go from vision to reality – and being able to partner with world class solutions like Okta allow us to do just that.” For more information about Okta for Startups, email OktaforStartups@okta.com. About Okta Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud connects and protects employees of many of the world's largest enterprises. It also securely connects enterprises to their partners, suppliers and customers. With deep integrations to over 5,000 apps, the Okta Identity Cloud enables simple and secure access from any device. Thousands of customers, including Experian, 20th Century Fox, LinkedIn, Flex, News Corp, Dish Networks, and Adobe trust Okta to work faster, boost revenue and stay secure. Okta helps customers fulfill their missions faster by making it safe and easy to use the technologies they need to do their most significant work. Dell Boomi’s Fall Release Helps Enterprises Unlock the Power of The Connected Business 2017-12-05T23:07:02Z dell-boomis-fall-release-helps-enterprises-unlock-the-power-of-the-connected-business ROUND ROCK, Texas – December 5, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced the availability of the Fall 2017 release of Boomi’s flagship cloud integration technology. The release adds new integration accelerators, and features to fortify data insights, security and compliance. Boomi exists to help enterprises connect everything and engage everywhere across any channel, device or platform. Boomi integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) equips enterprises to improve productivity, accountability and collaboration internally and with customers and partners to help build The Connected Business and drive digital transformation efforts. “The increased functionality of the Dell Boomi platform in delivering sophisticated, user-centric services is resulting in a superior consumer experience, and has the advantage of improving our overall IT operations, and our ability to identify and address student demands with greater ease than ever before,” said Kerrie Campbell, Chief Information Officer, Flinders University. “These new developments will further help ensure Flinders continues to meet customer expectations in the increasingly-competitive higher education space.” Drag-and-drop integration innovation Customers use Boomi iPaaS for agile integration that’s far faster and easier than custom-coding or traditional on-premise middleware. With this release, Boomi helps customers accelerate implementations by providing an enhanced drag-and-drop data integration and application development environment, with the latest pre-built tools and reusable components. Boomi connectors unlock the power of the cloud and cloud-based commerce with new and enhanced Boomi connectors for Box, AWS (S3, SQS and SNS), Salesforce Events, Shopify, and Zuora. Store, access, and share data across applications with Boomi’s Box connector. Cloud commerce is taken to the next level with Boomi’s Shopify connector to support e-commerce initiatives by simplifying the ability to build integrations from Shopify to other applications. Subscription billing with Boomi’s Zuora connector enables organisations to connect to Zuora’s Z-Commerce Platform to access Z-Billing and Z-Payments data as well as other cloud applications, such as Salesforce, and NetSuite. Execute event-driven processes in near real time with Boomi’s Salesforce Events connector to connect the new Salesforce Platform Events to other applications. In an Internet of Things example, a manufacturer can connect Salesforce Platform Events to smart printers to monitor the status of ink cartridges. When a cartridge is low, Platform Events can automate reordering from a supplier. Trusted data insights and compliance With applications and data connected by Boomi’s unified platform, Boomi customers synchronise and enrich data through a data hub for confident decision making. Boomi’s latest release helps customers create trusted data insights and compliance at enterprise scale. New and enhanced capabilities include: The ability for data stewards to resolve quarantined issues and increase master data accuracy by allowing business users to edit relationship between different datasets and how they relate to each other. The new Golden Record Query API creates a direct pipeline between an organisation’s master data and their analytics solutions. Businesses can now maintain clean master data on top of their transactional data to generate business value and gain a 360-degree view of their master entity. Enhanced reference data management capabilities that allow business users to see relationships within different data sets very simply, visually, and with real-time synchronisation. Creating end-to-end workflows With this release, Boomi continues to tightly incorporate Boomi Flow into the Boomi platform. Organisations can now utilise the technology to create and manage workflow processes from simple to sophisticated and run a more efficient business from the unified Boomi interface. For example, with new hire onboarding, various steps include sending the offer letter to the candidate, submitting the approved offer to HR and provisioning a new hire account within IT – all of these are included in a single flow across multiple stakeholder swim lanes and are accessible from any device. Supporting Quotes “Boomi’s cloud-native, unified platform allows you to scale and move to the cloud, however we understand that supporting the realities of today’s enterprise means it's a journey to best-of-breed cloud,” said Boomi Chief Product Officer, Steve Wood. “With Boomi, our customers always have access to the industry’s most advanced integration capabilities to help them digitally transform their organisation and move toward being a successful Connected Business.” “At Quanta we have hundreds of IT systems, thousands of integrations, and we frequently acquire new companies. A lack of a standardised integration approach led to challenges with timely accessing quality data across our companies,” said Kurt Witt, manager of Data Management Services, Quanta Services. “In response, we created our integration center of excellence to define and deliver integration services that add structure to enterprise data and build a support framework for enterprise integration. The benefits of using Boomi for real-time information access, to streamline business processes and create integrity across multiple systems help us deliver an agile, connected business.” “Subscription-based businesses have benefited from stable and predictable revenue projections, data-driven insights from customers, and large economies of scale,” said Mike Aaron, Vice President of Product at Zuora. “Boomi’s ability to connect Zuora with cloud and on premise finance and CRM applications allows more organisations to benefit at an even larger scale. Extending Zuora means organisations can better manage subscriptions and automate processes like product invoicing.” To learn more about how these new Boomi features can help your business or see a demonstration, please visit: https://boomi.com/blog. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business. Boomi helps more than 6,500 organizations accelerate business agility by connecting data and applications to run faster and smarter. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Boomi, and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Hemp Smoothie which is actually good for you launches in Australia. 2017-11-23T23:43:29Z hemp-smoothie-which-is-actually-good-for-you-launches-in-australia Melbourne, Australia, 24th November 2017, Smoothie Bombs are proud to announce that they have launched a new, limited addition ‘healing’ flavour! Say hello to Smoothie Bombs: The Healer- Vanilla Hemp! Smoothie Bombs recently won the Australian Organic 2017 Product Innovation Award. Edible hemp has recently been approved by the Australian Government. It has been available internationally for many years. Cinzia Cozzolino, Founder of Smoothie Bombs and nutritionist states: “I've always loved vanilla in food and I loved vanilla milk shakes growing up! When I was coming up with the flavour, I knew I wanted to use hemp, which is nutty and creamy and so vanilla just seemed to be a great fit. It also contains Butterfly Pea powder which is full of antioxidants.” “Hemp is my favourite source of plant-based protein. Hemp comes from a strain of the cannabis plant (i.e Sativa L) but it is different to marijuana. Like the difference between two different breeds of dogs. It is such a good source of vital nutrients for growing bodies which is why Hemp is a good option for kids especially fussy eaters. It can be added to their favourite meals without much effort and it taste great in smoothies making it easier to consume. I recommend getting certified organic hemp seeds for kids as they will also be without pesticides. “ Cinzia is a nutritionist and expert on edible hemp. Do you know? Hemp has a great source of all three essential fatty acids, Omega 3, 6 and 9! Hemp has 11g of protein in 3 Tablespoons making it a great plant protein. Organic Hemp can be eaten by kids. Hemp has been approved in many countries for years. Australia only recently approved edible Hemp. Buy your limited edition The Healer- Vanilla Hemp Smoothie Bombs from www.thesmoothiebombs.com.au from the 24th of November. RETAIL SALES BOOM IN INNER WEST HOTSPOTS SEDDON AND WILLIAMSTOWN. 2017-11-21T11:16:55Z retail-sales-boom-in-inner-west-hotspots-seddon-and-williamstown p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 15.0px} li.li1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font: 14.5px 'Times New Roman'} span.s3 {font: 8.0px 'Times New Roman'; font-kerning: none} ul.ul1 {list-style-type: disc} PRESS RELEASE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 15.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16 November, 2017 Contact: Sandra Coia P: 0418176375 E: sandra@slmedia.com.au Melbourne - 16 November, 2017. Strong demand and a steady increase in sale prices in Melbourne’s inner city western hotspots Seddon and Williamstown, have beena catalyst for the listing of yet another two major commercial landholdings by Allard Shelton: 103-105 Victoria Street and rear neighbouring property 2 Bourke street, Seddon and; 74 & 76 Douglas Parade, Williamstown Commercial property agents Allard Shelton have been appointed for the sale of both landholdings with Directors Michael Ryan and James Gregson leading the team’s campaign, with Alexkabon real estate a conjunctional agent on the Seddon sale. The Seddon parcel comprises 3 retail shops; Mozzarella Bar, Souvlaki Bar and Copperpot and 1 humble residential home. Spanning a complete area of 735 sqm and being sold by one owner, the anticipated sale price of 5 million plus is reflective of this high demand which has in part, been driven by the suburb’s population increase of almost 5% over the last 5 years. The properties will be sold tenanted, via public auction on Thursday 14th December at 1pm onsite. “The Victoria street investment has 4 tenants including long secure leases to renowned hospitality tenants Copper Pot, Mozzarella Bar and Meat the Greek Souvlaki bar with a current combined income of $220,000. This is a very stable investment with the potential for huge capital growth, especially with the projected increase in population to the area expected to rise on average by 20% over the net 10 years according to the City of Maribyrnong.” stated Mr. Gregson. Seddon, with its leafy and residential streetscapes, is situated only 4km west of Melbourne and has experienced on average, a jump in property value of around 20% over the last year alone, as recorded by the CoreLogic property database. This listing follows the sale of 70 Charles Street, Seddon which is located on the corner of Victoria and Charles Streets. The sale value of this single tenanted premises, was impeded by site contamination however still sold for $4.6 million last year to an overseas developer who has just lodged plans for a 8 level mixed use development. Williamstown prices have also risen in the last 5 years with an increase of roughly 10% p.a as more people look to enjoy the lifestyle of this waterfront suburb. “Investors are jumping at the chance to invest in commercial opportunities such as these at the moment. We have sold approximately $50 million dollars of retail assets in Williamstown in the past 9 months. Currently returning a combined income of $64,000 + GST, there is enormous rental upside potential and good prospective capital growth. In addition the short term leases will appeal to the owner occupiers .” stated Mr. Ryan. The two retail shops at 74 & 76 Douglas Parade Williamstown will be offered to the market separately and sold on the 7th December this year via public auction. The offering comprises of two separate retail shops of 170 sqm each in one of Williamstown’s most popular retail shopping strips. About Allard Shelton Pty. Ltd. Allard Shelton Pty. Ltd. is a Melbourne based real estate agency established in 1884 and is one of Australia’s longest standing property firms. The Company offers services to both vendors and sellers in property sales, leasing, appraisals and property management. Allard Shelton is one of Melbourne’s most trusted agencies, with a vast network of long term, high profile clients for whom they provide tailored agency services, consulting and property investment guidance. www.allardshelton.com.au Collaboration with industry and regulators key to enhancing RegTech innovation in Singapore and the region 2017-11-20T01:03:39Z collaboration-with-industry-and-regulators-key-to-enhancing-regtech-innovation-in-singapore-and-the-region 20th November 2017, Singapore. Industry delegates gathered at a high-level event in Singapore late last week, calling for financial institutions and regulators to work more collaboratively with start-ups to enhance RegTech innovation across the region. Hosted by Deloitte, Austrade and The RegTech Association, the event was held as part of Singapore’s inaugural FinTech Festival, and was attended by the Australian High Commissioner, the Hon. Bruce Gosper. At the event, industry influencers, government officials, tech start-ups and entrepreneurs came together to discuss strategies for driving cross-industry and cross-border collaboration, and opportunities to safeguard against financial crime with RegTech solutions. Julian Fenwick, Chair of The RegTech Association and Managing Director of GRC Solutions, a leading Australian RegTech, believes RegTech has a pivotal role to play in enhancing compliance practices and cross-industry collaboration. “Banks today are spending billions on paying fines. By investing in RegTech, banks can reach a stage of ‘compliance by design’, where compliance is embedded in internal processes. To foster a RegTech ecosystem in Singapore, Australia and the region, we need to drive an ongoing dialogue between technology companies, financial institutions and regulators,” he said. “MAS is doing a great job as a regulator and are setting themselves up as the model to follow. Australian regulators need to learn from this example and give banks a free pass to trial new technologies.” The Hon. Mr Gosper advocated for Australia and Singapore to work together to safeguard against potential threats and enhance RegTech innovation. “Australia and Singapore both have different but highly sophisticated regulatory systems, an appetite for innovation and an interest in the financial industry. There is a unique opportunity for us to work together to counter money laundering and terrorist financing – and that is where RegTech can come into play.” Another key spokesperson, Tim Phillipps, Partner, APAC Financial Crime Network Leader; SEA Forensic and Analytics Leader at Deloitte, said that the industry should aim to build a supportive environment to bring RegTech innovations to market faster and more efficiently. “One of the biggest challenges around financial crime is that it is constantly evolving. The pace of change has accelerated in recent years with the advancements in technology, opening up new avenues for criminal activity, RegTech solutions can help companies detect compliance issues faster, are less error prone and can ensure businesses stay ahead of criminals. For the sector to unlock its full potential, it’s important that various stakeholders collaborate with each other. We need an ecosystem that can innovate with intent, experiment with small pilots or proofs of concept to test and validate them, and build solutions that are fit for purpose.” The event also featured a panel with insights from Anthony Quinn, CEO, Artic Intelligence; Ian Chapman-Banks, CEO, SQREEM Technologies; Nick Armstrong, CEO & Co-founder, identitii; and Chionh Chye Kit, MD Cynopsis Solutions. ~ ENDS For media inquiries in Australia, contact Prue Roberts, Manning & Co. on +61 (02) 9555 5233 or at prue@manningandco.com.au. For media inquiries in Asia, contact Victor Tan, Manning & Co/Gemstar Technologies on +65 6532 1098 or at victor@manningandco.com.au. About GRC Solutions (www.grcsolutions.com.au): GRC Solutions is a RegTech company and leader in award-winning online compliance training, spanning legal compliance, risk management and ethics. Across the private, government and nonprofit sectors, GRC helps organisations to build resilient cultures amid complex legal and regulatory environments. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, GRC has a strong international presence in Asia, the US and New Zealand. Group Homes Australia is the first Australian Aged and Dementia Care Business to have two CEOs 2017-11-16T23:01:06Z group-homes-australia-is-the-first-australian-aged-and-dementia-care-business-to-have-two-ceos Press Release For Immediate Release 17th November 2017, Innovative Aged and Dementia care model, Group Homes Australia, continues to push through ‘old-school’ industry boundaries by announcing that Jonathan Gavshon will join Tamar Krebs as Co-CEO. At a work offsite retreat, Tamar Krebs, announced to GHA employees that Jonathan will be joining her as a co-CEO. Jonathan Gavshon has been working in the role of General Manager since 2014. He has been the driving force behind the business models tremendous growth. Tamar Krebs, Founder of Group Homes Australia, has always been passionate about the care and people. By joining forces with Jonathan, she can continue to focus on exceptional care, training homemakers (carers) and building relationships with residents and their families. The duo can merge their unique skill sets, passions and talents to really push the Group Homes Australia model of care into new suburbs. A co-CEO role is still rare in Australia and shows how the GHA business model continues to embrace innovation and to distort the aged and dementia care industry. Jonathan Gavshon states: “The modern company is simply too complex for one person to run. This is a very rare setup and we believe it will ultimately benefit our residents in our delivery of care.” Tamar Krebs concludes: “In today’s world taking a holistic approach when running a business is vital. By sharing this role and joining our unique skill sets can enhance and grow a company.” Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com 5 ways to keep your eyes healthy! 2017-11-08T23:54:32Z 5-ways-to-keep-your-eyes-healthy Victoria, Australia, 8th November 2017, Kevin Paisley has been providing local Victorian communities with premium eye care and eyewear for nearly 40 years. The new Kevin Paisley Watergardens store is an addition to the existing 12 that span across Wester Victoria. To celebrate the opening of Kevin Paisley in Watergardens, Kevin Paisley would like to share 5 tips to keep your eyes healthy. Book to have your eyes examined. It is bulk billed. Have your eyes examined by an Optometrist every two years and every year if over 65. Wear your Sunglasses when outdoors. UV protection all year around is vital to lower the risk of Cataracts and Macular Degeneration. Eat for Eye Health A Healthy Diet is key for continued eye health. Include plenty of vitamin C, vitamin E, Zinc and Beta-carotene, many of which are found in dark green, leafy vegetables, nuts or fish sources. These foods can help lower risk of some eye diseases. If your vision changes, seek help. Know your eyes, understand potential warning signs and look for changes in your vision. Seek help from your local friendly Optometrist immediately if you have any concerns. Protect your eyes. Use appropriate eye protection when required in the workplace, school and at home. Georgina Preece, optometrist and the Professional Services Manager for Kevin Paisley states: “I am proud to open Kevin Paisley Watergardens and bring our excellent optometry and product showcasing new releases across ranges such as Ray-Ban, Prada, Oakley and a selection of Kevin Paisley exclusives such as and Lars Ostern.” Book your bulk billed eye care appointment online: http://www.kevinpaisleyr.com.au/book-an-eye-test-exam About Kevin Paisley Fashion Eyewear: Drawing from a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise, we pride ourselves in providing you with superior optical care and the latest designer frames and sunglasses to match, all whilst in a vibrant and relaxing environment. Come into one of our stores to discover a trendy selection of shapes, sizes and colours, guided by professionals from the optometry room to frame and lens selection.We look forward to meeting you all and we are certain you will leave Kevin Paisley Fashion Eyewear happy, with clear vision and a fresh look. http://www.kevinpaisley.com.au PRIME SOUTHBANK LANDHOLDING MAKES A STRONG COMEBACK WITH APPROVED PERMIT FOR LUXURY NEW-YORK STYLE HOTEL DEVELOPMENT. 2017-11-06T04:24:14Z prime-southbank-landholding-makes-a-strong-comeback-with-approved-permit-for-luxury-new-york-style-hotel-development p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 9.8px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 11.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 9.8px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 11.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 9.8px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p5 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p6 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} p.p7 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 11.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6 November, 2017 Contact: Sandra Coia P: 0418176375 E: sandra@slmedia.com.au PRIME SOUTHBANK LANDHOLDING MAKES A STRONG COMEBACK WITH APPROVED PERMIT FOR LUXURY NEW-YORK STYLE HOTEL DEVELOPMENT. Melbourne, 6 November 2017 - 63-69 City road Southbank hits the market for the second time in just over 2 years after a perceived restrictive planning scheme amendment caused the sale to fall through in 2015. Today, with an approved hotel permit in place, the site is expected to sell for around $15 million and top the mark in price with a global marketing campaign led by Allard Shelton Directors, Michael Ryan, James Gregson, Joseph Walton and Agent executive Martin Huang. The landholding is one of the last development sites available on City road, Southbank and is positioned within a precinct that includes the renowned Eureka Tower, Prima Pearl and Australia 108 site. It was on the market in July 2015 and under a due diligence contract with a foreign Chinese investor. Due to a change in the Melbourne Planning Scheme at the time, it was perceived that amendment C270 would restrict use of the property and as a result, it led the investor to renegotiate on the sale. The property was then taken off the market. Vendors Julie Moss, owner of Melbourne’s Photography Studies College, and Webjet non-executive Director, Steven Scheuer, have since gained an approved demolition and construction permit for a 30 storey, 100m tall mixed use hotel development, highlighting that the amendments weren’t as detrimental as originally perceived. The plans propose a luxury 4 star hotel with 270 pod-style rooms including high-tech features, conveniences, and artistic, modern interiors. This compact but luxurious New York style accomodation addresses a gap in the Melbourne hotel market which sits below it’s spacious 5 star competitors but above budget hotel chains. The development would also include a ground floor cafe and hotel rooftop bar and proposes that 8 of the 30 levels remain as education space, with Ms. Moss’ Photography College keen to occupy as a tenant. This permit has not only added further value to a rare, prized landholding but it has also caused a flurry of buyer enquiry from hungry developers all eager to make their mark on the hotel boom. Director Michael Ryan commented, “The hotel sector, in my opinion, is outperforming many of the other property sectors in the Australian property market at the moment. Not only are we rapidly growing as a population, Melbourne is also a major business hub and a safe, tourist destination.” According to Deloittes 2017 Tourism and Hotel Market Report, International visitor numbers to Australia climbed 8.9% over the past year to 8.5 million, with an additional 700,000 visitors arriving on our shores. “As it stands today, Australia is a safe-haven and Melbourne, the most liveable city in the world. This, together with our steady economic climate makes offerings of this calibre very attractive to astute investors from around the globe,” stated Director James Gregson. “We have already had strong interest from a few select groups of developers in China and Malaysia and we will be personally meeting with them in the coming weeks, together with all potential stakeholders of this campaign, regardless of location.” The site occupies 910 square meters of land and will be sold via expressions of interest in early December. About Allard Shelton Pty. Ltd. Allard Shelton Pty. Ltd. is a Melbourne based real estate agency established in 1884 and is one of Australia’s longest standing property firms. The Company offers services to both vendors and sellers in property sales, leasing, appraisals and property management. Allard Shelton is one of Melbourne’s most trusted agencies, with a vast network of long term, high profile clients for whom they provide tailored agency services, consulting and property investment guidance. www.allardshelton.com.au ENDS For interview enquiries or further information please contact: Sandra Coia at SL Media e: sandra@slmedia.com.au p: 0418176375 Australian Charity Deploys Boomi for Cloud Transition and Business Expansion 2017-10-31T22:50:43Z australian-charity-deploys-boomi-for-cloud-transition-and-business-expansion Sydney, Australia – November 1, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has announced that Australia’s first charity, The Benevolent Society, is using the Boomi integration platform to enable its transition to a 100 per cent cloud model, create a connected data environment, and support its business expansion. Founded in 1813, The Benevolent Society provides a range of support services to people with disabilities, children and families, older Australians and carers. With the goal of helping Australians live their best lives, the not-for-profit kickstarted its cloud migration which, over a 12-month period, will help create a mobile workforce and streamline internal processes including reporting to government, and subsequently further improve its employees’ ability to continue providing services to Australians. “Technology is playing an increasingly prominent part in the way we operate as an organisation,” said James Foot, Director of IT at The Benevolent Society. “For us, a key part in improving the service and the experience we provide to clients begins with the connection at our back end. That means ensuring important client information is readily accessible through a secure interface. Boomi provides us with a platform to synchronise our systems so the data that is generated is accurate, up-to-date, and easy to use by our teams.” Boomi’s integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) was selected to centralise The Benevolent Society’s applications and the data they generate so that employees can access critical resources on any device, in any location and at any time. This is particularly significant for The Benevolent Society’s client-facing practitioners who are no longer restricted by location and time, and can now deliver more elaborate and timely services to clients. For example, any time a client calls in to The Benevolent Society’s contact centre and is authenticated, the contact centre manager will instantly have all information at hand without requiring the caller to provide a detailed background on the conversation again. This includes details on how many times the client has interacted with The Benevolent Society, what services they are receiving, and what follow-up questions to ask. Boomi has also simplified The Benevolent Society’s entire data environment by connecting dozens of systems – including up to 20 customer relationship management (CRM) platforms, human resources tools and bespoke apps which were formerly siloed – into a single interface. This not only ensures data is up-to-date and accurate for all users, but removes the need for repetitive and time-consuming manual data entry into multiple databases. The additional benefit of consolidating this previously disparate data is that The Benevolent Society is now able to streamline processes related to its reporting obligations. Some Australian funding models require organisations to report client statistics including the number of clients it services and how many services are being provided. The Boomi technology is also supporting the onboarding of 800 new staff and 9,000 new clients following The Benevolent Society’s joining together with the NSW Government’s Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) Disability Community Services Teams. “By using Boomi to create a connected business, The Benevolent Society is even further boosting its ability to help Australians in need,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan at Dell Boomi. “The integration of apps and data equips The Benevolent Society’s employees with the resources they need to perform their jobs anywhere and at any time. As a result, they can respond even faster to optimise the experiences of clients with a personalised touch.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business. Boomi helps more than 6,200 organisations accelerate business agility by connecting data and applications to run faster and smarter. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Boomi, and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. About The Benevolent Society The Benevolent Society is Australia’s first charity, working as a catalyst for social justice and change for over 200 years. The Benevolent Society advocates for a better life for all Australians and provides quality services in the areas of Family Support, assisting older people, and Australians with disability. We help people age well and live a healthy life, staying in their homes wherever possible. For more information, please visit www.benevolent.org.au, on Facebook, or on Twitter at @BenevolentAU. ThoughtWorks named Australia’s 2017 Best Graduate Employer 2017-10-30T23:18:55Z thoughtworks-named-australias-2017-best-graduate-employer 31 October 2017 – Sydney, Australia - ThoughtWorks, a global software development and digital consulting company with over 300 ‘ThoughtWorkers’ across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, has been recognised as the 2017 Best Graduate Employer in the Australian Association of Graduate Employers’ Annual Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards (the ‘AGRIAs’). The awards, announced at last week’s AGRIAs Gala Dinner, recognise outstanding examples of excellence in the Australian graduate recruitment and development industry, and are determined by graduates participating in the 2017 AAGE Graduate Survey. “We are incredibly proud of this achievement because our commitment to attracting and nurturing graduates is an ongoing focus for our business. We recognise the valuable contributions our graduates make every day – and many of our most inspiring and successful ThoughtWorkers first joined the company as graduates,” said Ange Ferguson, Group Managing Director for ThoughtWorks APAC. “We have plans for a graduate intake of 35 in 2018 with at least 50 percent of those roles allocated to female technologists as part of our ongoing commitment to improving diversity and inclusivity within the industry.” ThoughtWorks has a solid track record in best practice graduate recruitment and workplace diversity and inclusivity, including the following recognition in 2016-17: - Top Graduate Employers 2017 #1 Top Graduate Employer in Australia by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) - 2017 Top100 Graduate Employers Top Graduate Employer (Small) AFR / GradConnection - Citation holder Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) WGEA - #2 Coolest Company for Diversity Job Advisor's Coolest Companies for 2016 - #Tech Diversity Awards 2016 Business Leader Award In the United States, ThoughtWorks was also recently named by AnitaB.org a winner of Top Companies for Women Technologists for the second consecutive year. ThoughtWorks offers graduate roles across Software Development, Business Analysis, Testing and Experience Design in its Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth offices. Since 2000, it has hired more than 160 graduates, including 29 in 2016. 59% of ThoughtWorks’ 2016 graduates were female and the company has consistently hired at least 50% female graduates every year since 2011, as part of its commitment to improving diversity in the local technology industry. Graduate ThoughtWorkers have the unique opportunity to attend ThoughtWorks University – a five-week experience in India or China that enables them to connect with colleagues from around the world and gain an intimate understanding of the business and its broader purpose. Last year 324 graduates attended ThoughtWorks University and in 2017 that will increase to 444. According to Ben Reeves, Chief Executive Officer, AAGE, "The AAGE conducts an annual survey of graduates in their first year of employment to collect feedback on their experiences with their new employer. The survey results are then used to produce a list of the employers with the best graduate programs. What makes our list unique is that it is based on feedback gathered from real graduates who are actually working at the employers concerned. “This annual list of the top graduate employers serves as a valuable resource for students, employers, university career services, professional associations and suppliers to the graduate recruitment industry. “University career services are also encouraged to direct students to the list as part of job hunting activities to help them learn more about the top employers in Australia.” What Grads Love Most About ThoughtWorks… “Amazing support from every person in the company. Everyone is very involved and keen to set aside time to help with any questions or problems. I have already been placed on a few different projects working with other more experienced colleagues which has lent itself to faster learning yet also been put in lead positions where I am responsible for the design of a project which makes me feel trusted and in a position to rise to the challenge, which I’ve loved.” “Great culture, plenty of different outside of work things to get involved with, ability to work overseas, self-driven development.” “Amazing people, being trusted, having freedom, great benefits including impressive maternity leave, you are a person not a resource/number, company reputation, interesting and fun events often, informal….the list goes on.” “Immediate relevant on the job work experience, initially starting in a shadowing position and then quickly becoming billable. Excellent support and development offered. Clients with similar values. Friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.” -Ends - For further information about the AGRIAs, visit https://www.agrias.com.au/ NOTE TO EDITORS: To learn more about ThoughtWorks and its graduate programs, visit: ThoughtWorks Graduate Careers ThoughtWorks ThoughtWorks on LinkedIn About ThoughtWorks We are a software company and community of passionate purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. TechnologyOne sees a surge in local government sales 2017-10-18T19:57:41Z technologyone-sees-a-surge-in-local-government-sales BRISBANE, 19 October 2017 - TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE), Australia’s leading enterprise software as a service provider announced today that FY17 was a record year for local government deals with a 48 per cent increase in licence fees in this sector. The company also closed a strong fourth quarter in FY17 in the local government market with 10 new major deals totalling $40 million in total contract revenue - across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. TechnologyOne Chief Executive Officer, Edward Chung said there was a 90+% win rate and a surge in the value and quantum of local government deals closed in FY17. “We dominated competitors in the local government sector by securing 240 deals from Australia, New Zealand and the UK in FY17. Of these, 222 were new purchases from our loyal existing customers and 18 were new customers,” Mr Chung said. “More than 18 new customers chose TechnologyOne’s integrated enterprise software as a service solution over competitors. “Also many amalgamated councils kicked-out outdated standalone software products from the likes of Civica and Infor who continue to dress-up their old hosted solutions as cloud”, said Mr Chung. TechnologyOne Executive Chairman, Adrian Di Marco said the company had geared up to continue its domination of the local government market in the coming year. “This is the tip of the iceberg for us as we continue to deliver our market leading integrated solution to meet the growing demands for digital transformation by local governments. We are uniquely placed to do this because of our mass production, digitally enabled software as a solution, that is delivering significant benefits to the sector. “We have more than 300 council customers and are continuing to grow fast” he said. “We continue to deliver exceptional projects at breakneck speed with several recent SaaS go-lives being implemented in less than 12 weeks. “The press has been unfortunately very focused on the BCC litigation. This was an entirely different project to anything else we have ever contracted, and our customers and the local government sector understand this. “BCC were a development partner which has never before been done in local government; and BCC struggled to fulfill their obligations. This was highlighted in an independent report commissioned by BCC which they have continually refused to release, because they have publicly stated it would not be in the interest of the rate payers of Brisbane. Clearly this has been an unfortunate event for both BCC and TechnologyOne.” - Ends - About TechnologyOne TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) is Australia's largest enterprise software company and one of Australia's top 200 ASX-listed companies, with offices across six countries. We create solutions that transform business and make life simple for our customers. We do this by providing powerful, deeply integrated enterprise software that is incredibly easy to use. Over 1,200 leading corporations, government departments and statutory authorities are powered by our software. We participate in only eight key markets: government, local government, financial services, education, health and community services, asset intensive industries, project intensive industries and corporates. For these markets we develop, market, sell, implement, support and run our preconfigured solutions, which reduce time, cost and risk for our customers. For 30 years, we have been providing our customers enterprise software that evolves and adapts to new and emerging technologies, allowing them to focus on their business and not technology. Today, our software is available on the TechnologyOne Cloud and across smart mobile devices. For further information please visit: TechnologyOneCorp.com QUICK SELL-OUT OF AYLESBURY BUSINESS PARK WAREHOUSES LEAVES BUYERS WANTING MORE: DEMAND FOR ALTONA PROPERTY CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN. 2017-10-18T05:58:49Z quick-sell-out-of-aylesbury-business-park-warehouses-leaves-buyers-wanting-more-demand-for-altona-property-continues-to-strengthen p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 15.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.5px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 17.0px} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p5 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 15.0px} p.p6 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p7 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 15.0px} li.li1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font: 14.5px 'Times New Roman'} span.s3 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} ul.ul1 {list-style-type: disc} Melbourne, 18 October 2017 - 12 warehouses at Altona’s Aylesbury Industrial Park have sold out within weeks of construction commencing, signifying strong demand and continued growth in the rising suburb of Altona. An additional 20 off-the-plan boutique warehouses in the same Business Park have also just been listed by Allard Shelton at 36 Aylesbury Drive, with 6 already on their way to being secured by eager purchasers who missed out on the previous opportunities. The team at Allard Shelton have been the sole agents appointed for both campaigns, led by Directors Michael Ryan and James Gregson. Mr Ryan commented, “Despite there being a significant amount of competing stock in Altona and surrounding suburbs, the demand in this development for off the plan and unfinished stock has been tremendous. We still have a number of disappointed buyers who missed out on 26 Aylesbury Drive and are ready to purchase. Many of them are now setting their sights on the upcoming development at 36 Aylesbury Drive with 6 of the warehouses already on their way to being sold.” Due to this positive response, the vendors of 26 Ayelsbury Drive are contemplating the build of a similar product on another parcel of land they own in the estate. Mr.Ryan stated, “Should these vendors decide to build another similar development, we anticipate the same outstanding response such as the one we are currently experiencing.” 26 Aylesbury Drive was owned and developed by two of Victoria’s largest civil engineering and construction groups, Civilex and Conset Group. Sized between 195sqm and 205sqm, the warehouses sold between $405,000-$425,000 with a total realisation just under $5,000,000. 7 out of the 12 Aylesbury warehouses were sold to owner occupiers with the remaining being sold to investors. Mr. Gregson said that the mix of investors and owner occupiers buying these assets, pointed to the affordability and easy access of the Altona estate as key drivers. “Altona has become a much sought after suburb in recent years not only for industrial property but also residential. Each sector has helped fuel the other. It is close to the Port, accessible to the CBD and outer suburbs via the Western Ring Road and Princes Freeway, and is punctuated by hipster bayside hubs. Now with the proposed West Gate Tunnel project in the pipeline, demand is likely to increase even further.” In recent years, the average residential price in Altona has seen to top some inner city suburbs such as Richmond, Northcote and Doncaster. Improved accessibility via the West Gate Tunnel project is believed to further enhance the demand for industrial, residential and commercial premises in Altona by: Providing an alternative river crossing to the West Gate Bridge Widening the West Gate Freeway Constructing 2 new tunnels under Yarraville that connect to CityLink in the north Improving connections to ports, allowing the West Gate Bridge to be the main connector for the western suburbs with central Melbourne. Construction of 26 Aylesbury Drive, Altona is scheduled for completion early next month. About Allard Shelton Pty. Ltd. Allard Shelton Pty. Ltd. is a Melbourne based real estate agency established in 1884 and is one of Australia’s longest standing property firms. The Company offers services to both vendors and sellers in property sales, leasing, appraisals and property management. Allard Shelton is one of Melbourne’s most trusted agencies, with a vast network of long term, high profile clients for whom they provide tailored agency services, consulting and property investment guidance. www.allardshelton.com.au ENDS For interview enquiries or further information please contact: Sandra Coia at SL Media e: sandra@slmedia.com.au p: 0418176375 Dell Boomi B2B Integration Transforms How Organizations Work with Trading Partners 2017-10-11T01:52:25Z dell-boomi-b2b-integration-transforms-how-organizations-work-with-trading-partners ROUND ROCK, Texas, October 10, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi), the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business, continues to disrupt the 30-year-old legacy EDI market, evolving the company’s leading B2B and EDI integration platform to help organizations and their trading partners move at the speed of today’s business. Boomi EDI aligns with Boomi’s flagship cloud integration technology to deliver the industry’s only unified cloud platform that orchestrates data, applications and business processes to help organizations run faster and smarter. As part of the company’s unified platform capabilities, Boomi offers a low-code solution for easily setting up and managing EDI connections, programmatically onboarding partners, and integrating EDI with business processes and legacy applications. By streamlining EDI and centralizing integration and API management, Boomi allows customers to maximize the ROI of their EDI investments. Boomi disrupts legacy EDI solutions by allowing customers to: Build, maintain, and simplify EDI integrations: Boomi’s low code, visual drag and drop user interface (UI), built-in trading partner framework and re-usable components increase flexibility and agility, reduce repetitive work for EDI specialists. Gain end-to-end visibility: Boomi allows organizations to break down traditional EDI silos and integrate trading networks with an organization’s business systems and IT services. The increased transparency allows for quick responses and fosters partner relations. Empower business users: Boomi enables business users to add, remove or change specific parts of an EDI configuration to respond to business requirements, increasing business agility and responsiveness. Latest Features of Boomi EDI Highlights from the latest release of the Boomi platform include these B2B integration features: Trading Partner Management UI: The Boomi Trading Partner Management user interface (UI) provides a consolidated view of all trading partner components, making it easier for Boomi customers to find, configure, and deploy changes for those partners. Boomi provides a ‘single pane of glass’ view for tracking and troubleshooting all integrations. Boomi also provides a portal for authorized users with the ability to track all EDI transactions using any document attribute such as key number, PO number and customer number to respond more quickly to partner requests and enhance customer service. Support for multiple trading partners per process: Organizations can add their company’s profile for each standard in the Trading Partner component, confident that the right standard will be used for each partner. Boomi has enhanced the ease-of-use and flexibility of its support for value added networks (VANs). A single process can now use multiple VANs. Support for additional, global EDI standards: Boomi has extended its already broad support for EDI standards with support for RosettaNet and Tradacoms. A more comprehensive list of new Boomi EDI features can be found here. “By receiving an order electronically through Dell Boomi EDI, we are able to process the order extremely quickly with 100 percent accuracy,” said Kelley Parkes, director of Technical Operations, at First Source, a distributor of fine chocolates and other specialty food items. “The EDI process absolutely reduces and, in some cases eliminates, errors in order taking. It also provides a way for us to give the customer information in real time.” “At Boomi, we’re taking a proven and essential technology, EDI, and re-imagining it so it can run at the speed of today’s business,” said Jeff Burk, vice president of R&D for Dell Boomi. “We’re leapfrogging EDI into the 21st century, increasing connectivity with drag-and-drop ease, automating workflows, leveraging cloud scalability, and improving visibility for customers and their partners. By taking the repetitive, time-consuming work out of EDI, we’re freeing customers to shift IT resources to their most critical business initiatives, confident that the Boomi platform with provide the flexibility and reliability they need for managing EDI networks.” To watch a demo showing how Dell Boomi’s EDI and B2B Integration capabilities transform how organizations work with trading partners, please visit: https://boomi.com/content/video/demo/edi/ About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business. Boomi helps more than 6,200 organizations accelerate business agility by connecting data and applications to run faster and smarter. Visit www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. ###