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John Keells Logistics optimizes operations visibility with Infor

John Keells Logistics optimizes operations visibility with Infor

Sri Lankan logistics giant automates its logistics value chain with Infor WMS & Infor Birst, improving productivity

 

SINGAPORE – Media
OutReach
– 30 October 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced today that Sri Lankan
logistics giant John Keells Logistics will leverage Infor Warehouse Management
Systems (WMS) and Infor Birst to digitize and optimize its logistics value
chain, enhancing the visibility of its logistics operations, optimizing costs
and increasing productivity.

 

The collaboration will see John Keells Logistics utilize Infor WMS and
Infor Birst intelligence and analytics solutions to automate most of its
business functions. This will enable the company to enhance business efficiencies
and productivity and thus improve its bottom line. Learn more about Infor WMS: https://www.infor.com/en-sg/products/supply-chain-management/warehouse-management

 

John Keells Logistics (Pvt) Ltd is a fully-owned subsidiary of John
Keells Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate and a provider of supply chain solutions. The
company services a wide array of industry segments, including modern trade
retail, FMCG, paints, lubricants, confectionaries, automobile, ports and
shipping. With state-of-the-art logistics centers located near city centers and
ports, as well as a multi-configured transport fleet, John Keells Logistics
provides expertise across the entire logistics value chain, from warehousing,
transport services and supply chain consultancy to value added services.

 

JKLL’s Chief Executive Officer Randula Chandrarathne said, commenting on
the collaboration. “What sets Infor’s solution apart from other competing
offerings is the company’s deep logistics expertise and industry-specific
capabilities. These equip us to synergize 3PL-specific business functions with
fully-fledged business intelligence platforms, all of which integrate seamlessly
with our existing processes. With this solution, we can now automate previously
labor-intensive and time-consuming processes, thereby improving productivity
and optimizing costs. At the same time, this further strengthens visibility and
control over our operations and service delivery as well.”

 

Mitigating Risks with Operational Visibility

Infor WMS solution is purpose-built for industry, and combines advanced
warehousing with highly configurable rules, built-in labour and inventory
management, automated 3PL billing and warehouse planning within a single,
synchronized solution. This equips logistics players with enhanced operational
visibility across their entire value chain, empowering them to better
anticipate change and disruption, and mitigate risks where necessary.

 

Fabio Tiviti, Vice President of Infor ASEAN said, “Across today’s
logistics landscape, having data-driven intelligence over one’s operations is
increasingly crucial — especially in a market where supply chain disruptions,
contingency planning and risk management now rank among the top
challenges faced by 3PL services worldwide
. We are
proud to support John Keells Logistics’ transformation efforts — Infor’s
purpose-built, industry-specific solutions fine-tuned in the cloud will boost
their ability to anticipate changes and make adjustments to market shifts, and
help them stay ahead of the competition, beyond the pandemic.”

Media contact

Phyllis Tan
Infor Asia Pacific
+65 9799 9133
phyllis.tan@infor.com

About John Keells Logistics

John Keells Logistics (Pvt) Ltd is a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings
PLC (JKH), Sri Lanka’s largest listed company in the Colombo Stock Exchange
operating over 70 companies in 7 diverse industry sectors. In 2020, John Keells
Group celebrates 150 years of being in business and contributing to the Sri
Lankan economy and development of the country. JKH provides employment to over
14,000 persons and has been ranked as Sri Lanka’s ‘Most Respected Entity’ for
the last 15 Years by LMD Magazine. Whilst being a full member of the World
Economic Forum and a Member of the UN Global Compact, JKH drives its CSR vision
of “Empowering the Nation for Tomorrow” through John Keells Foundation and
through the social entrepreneurship initiative, ‘Plasticcycle’, which is a catalyst
in scientifically reducing plastic pollution in Sri Lanka.

About Infor

Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by
industry. Providing mission-critical enterprise applications to 67,000
customers in more than 175 countries, Infor software is designed to deliver
more value and less risk, with more sustainable operational advantages. We
empower our 17,000 employees to leverage their deep industry expertise and use
data-driven insights to create, learn and adapt quickly to solve emerging
business and industry challenges. Infor is committed to providing our customers
with modern tools to transform their business and accelerate their own path to
innovation. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.

Fujitsu Unveils Ultralight, Secured and Full-Featured LIFEBOOK U9311 Business Notebook Redefine Lightweight Business Ultraportable

Fujitsu Unveils Ultralight, Secured and Full-Featured LIFEBOOK U9311 Business Notebook Redefine Lightweight Business Ultraportable

Fujitsu unveils the ultra-mobile business notebook LIFEBOOK U9311, the ultralight LIFEBOOK that weighs from approximately 756 g, it offers convenient mobility and superior security with the super-lightweight form factor.

 

HONG
KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 30
October 2020 – Fujitsu introduces LIFEBOOK U9311 – the featherweight,
powerful and enhanced version of its ultra-mobile premium commercial notebook
designed for business professionals. The ultraportable,
fully featured business notebook is on the market today1 to
support workstyle transformation initiatives. The 13.3″ minimally stylish
LIFEBOOK U9311 comprises the latest 11th Generation Intel®
Core™ processor, enterprise-grade biometric authentication and
excellent connectivity.

FUJITSU LIFEBOOK U9311 Business
Notebook

Super-Lightweight without Compromising Performance

Constant
change is the new norm in smart workplace. Empowering professionals and teams
to work agile is the way to ensure business continuity. The 13.3-inch (33.8cm) LIFEBOOK U9311 is 15.5mm slim and weighs as low
as approximately 756 g that can be easily held with one hand. It is packed with up to 11th Generation
Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 processor, specially designed for
thin-and-light laptops to accelerate demanding business tasks for quick and
responsive performance2.

Available in eye-catching red and matte black, the LIFEBOOK U9311
is designed with an ultra-thin bezel that spots a screen-to-body ratio
of 84.1%, it is flawlessly fitted in with an ultra-tiny
shutter protected camera.

Thin Bezel and Ultra-Tiny Camera Shutter

Secure
and Powerful for Workplace Everywhere

Apart from being
ultra-portable, LIFEBOOK U9311 is also highly
secure, featuring Fujitsu’s PalmSecure™ advanced biometric authentication
system that users can sign-in to Windows in a contactless way, the easy and password-free identity verification is hygienic
since no contact is required.

Despite its slimline profile, LIFEBOOK U9311 offers best-in-class
connectivity options range from full size LAN, HDMI, USB-A and Thunderbolt™ 4 connector for charging and speedy file transfer. The notebook is equipped with a long battery runtime to ensure
all-day productivity, and embedded WLAN supporting Wi-Fi 6.

 

Pursuit
of Excellence in the Japan Way

Every Fujitsu notebook
delivers the highest reliability and pursuit of excellence in design and usage
experience. Staying true to its Japanese heritage, every piece of design
details is carefully articulated
to create the finest and quality product through precise engineering, cutting
edge innovations and quality assurance.

Pricing and Availability

The LIFEBOOK U9311 is available in selected
countries in Asia1, please contact Fujitsu for more details.

Learn
more: www.fujitsu.com/hk/lifebook-u9311

 
Download pictures: https://bit.ly/31QjcXZ

 

Remarks:

1.    
Product
availability may vary depending on country. On-shelf dates may vary by
geography.

2.     Please go to www.intel.com/11thgen for details.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication
technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions,
and services. Approximately 130,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more
than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the
future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported
consolidated revenues of 3.9 trillion yen (US $35 billion) for the fiscal year
ended March 31, 2020. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Business
Technologies

Fujitsu Business
Technologies Asia Pacific is the Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters for
business technologies of Fujitsu Limited, Japan, responsible for wide range of
personal computers and solutions for corporate and end-user markets in the Asia
Market.

All company or product names
mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of
publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Workday Delivers Data Management and Machine Learning Innovations for the Changing World of Finance

Workday Delivers Data Management and Machine Learning Innovations for the Changing World of Finance

Advances in Managing Data Create New Levels of Insight and Performance Accountability for Today’s Agile Organizations

 

SINGAPORE
– Media OutReach – 30
October 2020 – Workday
Inc
.
(NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced availability of Workday Accounting Center and machine learning (ML)-driven predictive forecasts for Workday Adaptive Planning, as well as additional functionality across its finance
offerings, to drive insights, agility, and efficiency. These innovations
transform the way customers engage with data, bringing new levels of visibility
and control to the office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Today’s finance teams are challenged to achieve greater agility
amidst the ever-changing business landscape heightened by the pandemic.
Real-time data and insights are key to agility, yet many finance organizations
have disconnected data sources and legacy accounting systems, which can no
longer keep pace in today’s changing world. Valuable time is spent collecting,
reconciling, and validating data instead of delivering trusted insights to the
organization. To address these critical challenges, Workday continues to
advance its cloud planning and financial management solutions with ML and data
management capabilities.

Creating Agility with an
Intelligent Data Foundation

Workday is going beyond the boundaries of traditional ERP
systems to solve a problem that has plagued the industry for decades–keeping up
with the ever-increasing volume of operational data and turning it into
accounting and insight faster and more efficiently. Now commercially available, with early
adopters such as CNA and Shelter Insurance currently in
production, Workday Accounting Center represents a fundamental change in the
way finance manages operational data.

Workday Accounting Center enables customers to ingest operational data, enrich it with
meaningful attributes, and transform it into accounting. This allows customers
to manage operational and financial data from multiple sources with a single
point of control across the enterprise.

For
example, with Workday Accounting Center, an insurance company is able to load
its operational transactions–such as claims or policy data–into the system,
create accounting (journal) entries for those transactions, and then report and
analyze on those transactions with full drill down and visibility into the source transactions, which
is called data lineage. This eliminates the need for finance teams to rely on
information technology (IT), with cost savings estimated to be upwards of 50
percent to maintain accounting rules. Combining Workday Prism Analytics and Workday Financial Management creates an intelligent data foundation
that also fuels ML-enabled transactions and processes.

Machine
Learning Powers Intelligent Planning, Delivers Predictive Forecasts

Planning has become even more critical for organizations
managing through the pandemic, with forecasting activity increasing up to 30X from pre-pandemic operations. To enable forecasting with even
greater accuracy, Workday continues to evolve its intelligent planning
capabilities, which allows planning without limits and anticipates what’s next
with greater accuracy and confidence, harnessing ML at the core.

Using time series prediction–the process of modeling events over
a period of time to make more accurate predictions–Workday applies the power of
ML to enable predictive analytics with Workday Adaptive Planning. The ML
algorithms use historical and current data to predict likely outcomes for
revenue, expenses, and other critical business variables creating a predictive
forecast. Predictive forecasts are created based on thousands or even hundreds
of thousands of data points aggregated from across the enterprise, including
sales, HR, marketing, and manufacturing data, for example. Using anomaly
detection in Workday Adaptive Planning, anomalies are identified and
automatically flag a planner about a potential issue. New reporting
capabilities make it easy to compare an ML-driven forecast against a planner’s
forecast to detect potential problems before either forecast is acted on, so
organizations can make better decisions with confidence.

With predictive forecasting embedded in the analytics engine of
Workday Adaptive Planning, it will continue to learn over time, and the more
data is added, even greater insights will be gained. The predictive forecasting
capability is available now to all Workday Adaptive Planning customers.

 

Continuous Innovation for the Office of Finance

The latest release from Workday also includes key advances
for customers in the office of the CFO focused on enabling deeper insight and
accountability for performance. Notable advancements include:

  • Embedded ad hoc analysis on real-time
    data
    . The
    availability of Discovery Boards reflects Workday’s enduring focus on embedding
    analytics in core finance applications. With Discovery Boards, accounting and
    finance teams are able to easily see and analyze data in real time on live
    Workday transactions–all in one system. With access to nearly
    200 data sources across core financial management and spend management,
    customers can easily and securely perform ad-hoc analysis with an embedded
    drag-and-drop visualization tool.
  • Unified planning and execution. Workday customers can now publish plans
    from Workday Adaptive Planning directly to Workday Financial Management and
    vice versa, making it easy to compare actuals to plan in the same system,
    further streamlining finance processes. This provides easier access for
    real-time analysis and compresses the planning and execution cycle for greater
    agility.

 

Comments on the News

“We continue to deliver on our vision for the changing world of
finance by expanding data management, self-service analyses, and machine learning-fueled
processes to help finance leaders better navigate continuous disruption and
change,” said Barbara Larson, general manager, Workday Financial Management.
“These innovations unlock the power of data in new ways, empowering customers
with eye-opening insights that were previously difficult–or even
impossible–to glean. Together with our customers we’re creating frictionless
finance processes and best practices that deliver greater value to the
organization.”

 

“With Workday Accounting Center, we’ve been able to retire our
custom legacy accounting hub solution and have simplified our technology
environment, improved flexibility and scalability, and provided greater
business ownership and control of software to our accounting and finance team,”
said Bharat Shahdadpuri, AVP, Workday Finance & Data Management, CNA, one
of the largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance companies. “Now, financial data is provided to accountants using business
language, without the need for technical interpretation. Financial reporting is
done in Workday, and we’ve been able to improve the systems used for financial
analysis, data lineage, and error correction. And, we’re pleased that we’ve
already reduced our cost of ownership while also being able to introduce new
capabilities faster.”

“CFOs and CIOs recognize that they must embrace new digital
technologies in order to manage the ever-increasing volume and sources of data
required today,” said R “Ray” Wang, founder and principal analyst, Constellation
Research, Inc. “And because it’s so challenging
to move off of legacy systems, leading companies recognize that they need a
solution that can scale and evolve over the next decade and beyond. Intelligent
data, machine learning, and a robust ecosystem are critical factors for
companies when choosing their next partner for financial management systems.”

Additional Information 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements
including, among other things, statements regarding the expected performance
and benefits of Workday’s offerings. The words “believe,” “may,” “will,”
“estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “seek,” “plan,”
“project,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks,
uncertainties, and assumptions. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove
incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by
these forward-looking statements. Risks include, but are not limited to, risks
described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),
including Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2020 and our future
reports that we may file with the SEC from time to time, which could cause
actual results to vary from expectations. Workday assumes no obligation to, and
does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after
the date of this release.

Any unreleased services, features, or functions referenced in
this document, our website, or other press releases or public statements that
are not currently available are subject to change at Workday’s discretion and
may not be delivered as planned or at all. Customers who purchase Workday, Inc.
services should make their purchase decisions based upon services, features,
and functions that are currently available.

© 2020 Workday, Inc. All rights reserved. Workday and the
Workday logo are registered trademarks of Workday, Inc. All other brand and
product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

About Workday

Workday is a leading provider of
enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday
delivers financial management, human capital management, planning, and
analytics applications designed for the worlds largest companies, educational institutions, and government
agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected
Workday.

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