Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 54 - Page 59

MARKET MOVEMENT
Planview expands global portfolio with Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore

Planview , a global player in portfolio management and work management , has announced the establishment of its regional headquarters in Singapore .

The expanded Asia Pacific operations will support the growing demand for software solutions to accelerate agility and business transformation . The team will strike partnerships to meet growing demand for advanced software solutions in areas of enterprise agile planning and Digital Transformation .
The launch of the APAC office is taking place just days after Planview completed its acquisition of Tasktop , a pioneer and leader in Value Stream Management ( VSM ).
After completing the Tasktop acquisition , Planview now has 1,300 employees , more than 4,500 customers and over 2.6 million users worldwide .
Planview ’ s operations in the region will be led by Managing Director and President for APAC , Vishal Dhawan and Head of Strategy , Marketing and Alliances for APAC , Harsh Vardhan .
“ Our expanded footprint in APAC will allow us to support global clients at a time of increasing business activity in the world ’ s fastest-growing economic region . We already have major customers in Australia and Southeast Asia and will increase our presence through partnerships with consulting and transformation firms , as well as global systems integrators ,” said Dhawan . “ We also intend to collaborate with Asian institutes of higher learning to help build future leaders equipped to handle agile planning .”
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WiseTech Global extends digital documentation offering with acquisition of Bolero . net Limited

WiseTech Global , developer of cloudbased logistics execution software CargoWise , has announced the acquisition of Bolero . net Limited and its subsidiaries , a provider of electronic Bills of Lading ( eBL ) and digital documentation capabilities to facilitate global trade .

Headquartered in the United Kingdom , Bolero offers fully digital solutions for carriers to digitise Bills of Lading , creating eBLs that can be transmitted , endorsed and presented electronically to port authorities , customs , financial institutions , logistics partners and other parties .
Richard White , Founder and CEO , WiseTech Global , said : “ As the logistics industry continues to move toward digitisation , the need for paperless solutions that provide end-to-end execution and visibility are critical . We see tremendous synergy in combining Bolero ’ s capabilities within the CargoWise ecosystem , creating seamless end-to-end digital workflows . The Bolero team ’ s knowledge and technology stack will be connected directly into the CargoWise ecosystem to provide benefits to existing CargoWise customers .”
Andrew Raymond , CEO of Bolero , said : “ Joining the WiseTech Global group is a natural progression for our business , and a huge step forward for fully digital supply chain documentation , facilitating safer , smarter and faster global trade .. We are excited by the opportunity to enhance the leading CargoWise ecosystem and provide some of the world ’ s largest logistics service providers and carriers with digital documentation solutions .” •
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