Flow Software unveils new integration platform Statelake, empowering SMBs to supercharge their growth

  • : Flow Software
  • : 19/10/2021 10:30
  • Flow Software has just opened registrations of interest in both Australia and NZ for its new integration software platform, Statelake.

    Flow Software has been helping businesses of all sizes achieve digital transformation and operational efficiency since 2003 and has an impressive list of over 400 clients including Kotahi, Villa Maria, Fliway, Tegel Foods and Whitakers.

    Their new platform Statelake will enable businesses to connect quickly and cost-effectively with their own customers, trading partners, and internal applications, providing better visibility and traceability of transactions. Ultimately, it empowers companies to scale-up and take on new business without being dependent on increasing head-count to manage the growth.

    Watch the Statelake video here

    The launch of the new platform is the perfect time for Flow Software to take Statelake directly to the Australian market where they already have over 150 customers through their existing partnerships. Over the years, they have acquired deep expertise and a variety of customers in the logistics and supply chain sector, and this will be a key market they will service in Australia.

    David Masters, Flow Software CEO & Managing Director says “We see huge potential in Australia to replicate the success we’ve had in the transport and logistics sector in New Zealand. Statelake will provide NZ and Australian businesses of all sizes the opportunity to benefit from cost effective business to business connectivity, enabling them to reduce costs and scale faster.”

    Flow Software is taking registrations of interest from businesses who want more information on the Statelake platform, and how other customers are using it to make their systems and processes easier and more cost effective. Interested businesses can find out more at www.flowsoftware.com/statelake or by contacting Head of Sales, Andrew Glasson.

    For more information on Statelake:

    M: +64 21 224 3569 | E: andrew.glasson@flowsoftware.com

    For general enquiries about Flow Software:

    www.flowsoftware.com | P: +64 9 476 3569 | E: info@flowsoftware.com

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Relab wins ‘Dragons Den’ style showcase at top New Zealand Property Event

  • : Relab
  • Relab takes out the win at the inaugural Innovation Showcase at this year’s Property Council New Zealand’s national conference, delivering fast and accurate data and insights to property professionals all from one digital platform.

    Auckland based property tech company, Relab is excited to have captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of attendees at the 2021 Property Council New Zealand’s national Conference, this year being live streamed up and down New Zealand. In a dragon’s den style pitch-off, Relab CEO, Knight Hou won the vote of attendees against 3D concrete printer Qorox.

    The property landscape is moving at breakneck speed and in an ever-changing industry data transparency and accessibility is vital in keeping property professionals up to date with the demands and expectations of clients in an industry where time is money. Relab offers a one stop shop for property professionals and is fast rolling out an array of new features and products to support its exceptional offering.

    Given the need for innovative and collaborative approaches to solving the housing crisis, plus the speed at which new housing supplies are expected to flow, having accurate and comprehensive information at early stage of developments are critical for many property professionals.

    It is because of this that Relab has partnered with RICO to offer the property industry a first of its kind, automated property and planning reporting tool designed to give real estate agents, developers and other property professionals instant access to detailed planning information at a fraction of the price of traditional channels.

    CEO and Co-founder of RICO, Foss Shanahan said,

    “We saw the potential to assist Relab in giving their customers upfront transparency on general Planning and Resource Consent issues that could affect projects downstream”.

    Property professionals in Auckland, NZ will now be able to create a highly detailed, automated property report in minutes and for a fraction of the cost of traditional means.

    Relab’s CEO and Co-founder Knight Hou is excited about the partnership and the value that It will bring to property professionals across New Zealand, saying ….

    “Through a joint effort, we hope to bring a more timely and accessible solution to the industry, alleviating the need for multiple, costly systems and cumbersome work practices…”

    Relabs latest product offering (RPR) launches in BETA early next week, get in touch to see a demo.

    ENDS

    For further information or questions contact: 

    Knight Hou – Co-founder & CEO, Relab 

    Email: knight@relab.co.nz

    About RICO 

    Rico is a cloud-based software solution used by leading planning and land development professionals to assist in preparing resource consent applications.

    Rico’s proprietary technology saves property professionals time and enables better, faster results for their client’s by systematically avoiding missed considerations that cause project delays, while organising applications into a council-friendly format that optimises processing.

    Visit www.rico.nz

    About Relab

    Relab is a B2B SaaS platform that helps property professionals access the data and insights they need, all in one place so they can work smarter, deliver faster for their clients and be more successful.

    With features including Subdivision Feasibility Calculator, unitary plan details, world class topography, underground services, sales history, Automated Valuation Model (AVM), advanced search, RPR and the ability to order titles easily online, Relab is fast becoming the go-to, all in one, mobile first platform for savvy property professionals in New Zealand.

    Visit www.relab.co.nz 

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Introducing the Ecommerce Accounting Hub by A2X

  • : A2X Accounting
  • : 10/08/2021
  • Managing the accounting for an online business can be challenging. Between rapidly changing tax laws, increasing levels of automation and ever increasing complexity, it’s easy to get confused.

    Launched today, the Ecommerce Accounting Hub by A2X brings together a comprehensive collection of educational resources that explore almost every aspect of accounting for today’s online businesses. 

    From the latest trends, research and data, to tried-and-trusted methods, the Ecommerce Accounting Hub provides a one-stop shop of the latest insights, knowledge and advice to help both sellers and their accountants to prosper in this rapidly evolving environment.

    The Ecommerce Accounting Hub brings together educational guides on the following topics:

    • The fundamentals of ecommerce accounting.
    • What you need to know about ecommerce sales tax.
    • The most important things to know for successfully accounting for Amazon, Shopify and eBay transactions.
    • What accountants need to know to best serve ecommerce sellers.

    The hub helps readers to gain a broad understanding of their chosen topic with actionable advice and information they can apply to their businesses straight away. 

    “Our goal here at A2X is to make ecommerce accounting easy. By creating the Ecommerce Accounting Hub, we hope to help more sellers and their accountants to demystify ecommerce accounting and support their ongoing success.” – Callum Armstrong, Content Manager at A2X.

    You can find the Ecommerce Accounting Hub at www.a2xaccounting.com/ecommerce-accounting-hub/

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  • : Content Marketing Manager
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DATA ETHICS: NEW CHALLENGES FOR AN OLD PROBLEM

  • : Carnegie Mellon University
  • : 02/06/2021
  • Is it right to warn people when an algorithm predicts they are likely to commit a crime? Should the use of a facial recognition artificial intelligence tool that identifies people as gay be banned? Is it right for a visa application screening tool to be used before it can be certified as not containing racial bias?

    Should children be removed from families when a data analytics tool suggests they are at risk of suffering abuse and neglect even though they have not suffered yet? What notice should a judge take of a machine prediction that someone will offend while on bail, even when their gut instinct tells her that he will not?

    Welcome to the challenges of use of data analytics applications by governments. Dr. Nicholas Agar, an internationally renowned data ethicist from Victoria University has joined forces with one of the world’s leading universities, to design an intensive program on data ethics and algorithmic governance.

    Dr. Agar said, “Public officials need to work from a robust data ethics model if they’re to properly support their elected leaders through the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Working with Carnegie Mellon University Australia, we have designed an executive education program that injects discipline into the thought processes needed for ethical use of such tools. I’m delighted that Dr. Craig Jones, Stats NZ Deputy Chief Executive for Data System Leadership has agreed to speak at the program.”

    Governments’ experience with their use of data analytics tools so far has had mixed results. There have been many successes, but the number of failures is growing rapidly. One tool used to detect welfare fraud has brought down the Dutch Government while another similar tool has cost the Australian Government over $1 billion in compensation payments and extracted an apology from Prime Minister Morrison.

    Other failures have occurred in areas as diverse as storing medical records through to predictive exam results for school-leavers and predictive land-use planning tools.

    “Some of these have failed because of ethical shortcomings while others have suffered from democratic deficits. Technical inadequacy has been the least important factor explain the failures. But this also requires officials to also develop deeper understanding of both the methods and their applications,” Dr. Agar said.

    The course gives participants hands-on experience with data analytics and data visualization tools applied to actual datasets to bring them close to the techniques and the issues associated with using them.

    Guided by scholars and practitioners of policy, analytics and ethics, participants will develop their own robust framework for making ethical assessments. The course draws heavily upon New Zealand’s own experiences before concluding with a special session on balancing Noa (benefits and opportunities) against Tapu (sensitivities and risks).

    Applications for Data Ethics and Algorithmic Government executive program close on June 11.


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    At the invitation of the South Australian Government, CMU opened its Australian campus in Adelaide in 2006. Located in the historical International University Precinct in the heritage-listed Torrens Building in Victoria Square, CMU was the first international university to be established in Australia. Our Australian campus marks CMU’s presence in the Asia and Pacific region, making it a vital partner to the CMU extension campuses in Silicon Valley, Rwanda, and Qatar.

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  • : Digital Marketing and Social Media Administrator
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91% Kiwis think it’s safe to travel within NZ yet only 19% plan to take a holiday

  • : Tripomi
  • : 26/05/2021
  • Auckland, New Zealand – Travel search and comparison start up Tripomi conducted a survey in which New Zealanders were asked about their current travel outlook.  82% of survey respondents stated they would prefer to travel within New Zealand instead of abroad this year.

    And while 91% of respondents believe it is currently safe to travel within New Zealand only 19% plan to take a holiday.  As for visitors, 87% believe foreigners need to be vaccinated in order to visit New Zealand.

    In terms of the destinations within New Zealand respondents plan to visit this year, Auckland ranked highest with 29%, followed by Queenstown (24%), Christchurch (21%) and Wellington (14%).

    “The biggest surprise from our survey is that New Zealanders of all ages are interested in visiting cities while popular outdoor destinations such as Milford Sound received little interest,” said James Watson, one of Tripomi’s co-founders.

    “We’re seeing an increase in searches for hotels in cities like Auckland which is good since many premium hotels are currently offering excellent deals,” said James.

    When asked about the travel bubble with Australia, 62% of survey respondents (vs 38%) believe it is currently safe to travel to Australia, yet only 40% would visit.

    About Tripomi:

    Tripomi.com is a travel search and comparison site. It’s free to use, available 24/7, and contains zero advertisements. The best part is you never have to login or share any personal information. Just search and compare great offers.

    Tripomi’s New Zealand Travel Outlook Survey:

    • Google Survey:
    • Sample size: 200
    • Gender:  All
    • Ages: All
    • Current Location: New Zealand
    • Language: English
    • Conducted: May 14-16 2021.
    • Sampling method: Convenience

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  • : Marketing Manager
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Up on the big screen: New Zealand startup CloudCannon graces inspiring film “Outside the Valley”.

  • : CloudCannon
  • : 26/05/2021
  • Follow the tales of homegrown tech startup CloudCannon in the upcoming international documentary film “Outside the Valley”.

    Created by award-winning documentary producer and director Hunter Weeks, along with start-up legend J. Ryan Williams, the film Outside the Valley is set to hit the big screen in Dunedin on June 1st, 2021, 6PM at Rialto Cinemas.

    The feature highlights the intriguing journey of startups from challenging norms and doubts, to succeeding in a cut-throat competition in the midst of a global pandemic. The documentary film Includes Dunedin’s very own CloudCannon, a software company on a mission to develop tools that enable companies to build and manage remarkable websites.

    CloudCannon was spearheaded by founders George Phillips and Mike Neumegen and continues to create massive impact from this side of the world by supporting global enterprises, including many Silicon Valley companies, with their content management needs.

    “We’re honoured to be part of this documentary. CloudCannon is serving customers around the globe and doing it from Dunedin, it’s exciting to see other companies succeeding from unlikely places. Sharing our story to help inspire others to take the same journey is really empowering to say the least,” Neumegen says.

    Learn more about the documentary and screening schedules worldwide through OutsideTheValley.tv and cloudcannon.com.

    About CloudCannon

    CloudCannon makes building and managing static sites simple and easy by bringing all of the required elements together into an ‘all in one’ platform. Organisations seeking to leverage the performance benefits of static sites can use CloudCannon to connect to Git, automate a Jekyll or Hugo build on CloudCannon and host their site on CloudCannon’s global CDN all for one monthly price.

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Arvida Group Partner with Liftango to Personalise Transport for Members

  • : Liftango
  • : 12/05/2021 09:00
  • Christchurch, New Zealand. Arvida Group selects transport technology provider Liftango as a strategic partner to deliver innovative On-Demand Transport services as part of their new services to people living in their own homes. 

    The bespoke transport solution will provide personalised and On-Demand Transport for Arvida Good Friends members under the brand name Good Friends Go. Members will include Arvida residents across eight villages in Christchurch as well as people who live independently in the community.

    Members can access the service via a smartphone App or request a booking by phone. The service consists of a unique membership functionality developed by Liftango. This allows members of Arvida Good Friends to book individual rides on-demand and pay as they go, or access unlimited rides for a monthly subscription.

    “We saw this opportunity to expand our demand-responsive transport offering as it aligned with the needs of key members of society that require better access to transport,” says Trystan Eeles, COO and Co-Founder of Liftango.

    Good Friends Go services eight Arvida facilities and is available now in Riccarton, Addington, Sydenham, Cashmere and Christchurch City.

    “Adding Liftango’s On-Demand Transport solution provides our members with more choice in how they plan their days. Good Friends Go membership means independence to stay active and socially connected – and to easily access our new community Living Well Centre,” says Rachel Hopkins, Head of Living Well Communities at Arvida Group.

    Passengers can specify pick up and drop off locations and have full visibility of their vehicle location via the Good Friends Go smartphone App. For individuals who do not wish to use a smartphone, bookings can be made by speaking to a trained operator within a dedicated Call Centre.

    For older Cantabrians, On-Demand Transport provides the security of knowing they can stay connected by accessing a reliable mode of transport with trained drivers when they need it.

    To access the Good Friends Go On-Demand Transport service Good Friends members can visit https://www.goodfriendsgo.co.nz/. For more information, please call 0800 20 41 20. 

    About Arvida Group

    Arvida Group Limited is one of the largest operators of aged care and retirement villages in New Zealand and is listed on the Main Board (NZSX) of the NZX with the ticker symbol ‘ARV’. It is a constituent member of the S&P/NZX 50 Index.

    About Arvida Good Friends

    Stay in the home you know and love with a bit of help from Arvida Good Friends – private home help, transport and activities at our community centre. Arvida Good Friends Help at Home and Care at Home plans make it easy to access friendly, trained helpers who support you to keep living the independent life you love. Good Friends Go is an On-Demand Transport service available exclusively to Arvida Good Friends members.

    For more information: https://goodfriends.co.nz | hello@goodfriends.co.nz

    About Liftango

    We help cities, communities and organisations reduce congestion and combat climate change by providing equitable access to shared transport through a carpool and On-Demand transport technology platform. This technology makes best use of vehicle capacity whilst giving passengers the freedom to travel the way they want to.

    Together, we help:

    • Cities evolve into Smart Cities
    • Transit Agencies to create better public bus systems
    • Private Bus Operators to digitise their services to become more efficient
    • Corporates to create sustainable and scalable mobility solutions for their staff
    • Property Developers to design sites around future mobility solutions instead of using space for parking

    We believe access to transportation is a fundamental right for people in modern society and through our technology, we provide convenient, efficient and sustainable transportation for the people that need it the most.

    For more information: https://liftango.com | info@liftango.com

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  • : Chief Marketing Officer
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New Travel Start Up Seeks to Make Searching for Deals Easier for Kiwis

  • : Tripomi
  • : 01/04/2021
  • Auckland, New Zealand – Founded by three avid travellers, Tripomi.com has officially launched in New Zealand, making it easier for Kiwis to search and compare flights, hotels, car rentals and activities.

    Tripomi’s mission is to make it easier for people to search and discover great value travel deals. Simply enter what you’re looking for and then view or filter results.  Once you find an offer you like you can book directly with the provider.

    “We keep it simple. We were tired of all the travel sites becoming too complicated and commercial. We’re not a booking site and don’t partner with any airline or hotel group. We simply aggregate great value offers so that people can find a great deal.” said Emma, co-founder of Tripomi.

    “While now is not a great time to travel internationally, there are tons of great options within New Zealand including incredible hotel offers in Auckland”, added James, another co-founder.

    About Tripomi:

    Tripomi.com is a travel search and comparison site. It’s free to use, available 24/7, and contains zero advertisements. The best part is you never have to login or share any personal information. Just search and compare great offers.

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  • : Marketing Manager
  • : euney@azurbrands.com
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