Australian freight forwarder and global logistics business, Seaway has selected the London based logistics software solution Shipamax to automate data capture for its Bill of Lading and AP Invoice document types.  

The July 1, 2022 e-invoicing mandate announced by the Commonwealth Government will not force Australian businesses supplying to government to replace their existing financial systems and processes from that date. The Government will instead adopt a steady as she goes approach to the Peppol e-invoicing transition.

An A$800 million JobMaker Digital Business Plan has been released to support economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the package is targeted at building on this digital transformation of Australian businesses to drive productivity and income growth and create jobs. The plan includes a controversial Digital Identity system the government says will make it easier to engage “with government services, and in future, the private sector”.

Under a new agreement, NBN Co and CSIRO are to explore skills, infrastructure and support needed by industries to accelerate their digital transformation. The study will combine NBN Co’s deep knowledge of broadband traffic patterns across its national network and CSIRO’s expert analysis and modelling capability.

ABBYY has acquired Pericom Singapore, part of the Pericom Group, a leading solution provider based in Singapore. The acquisition strengthens ABBYY’s presence in Asia Pacific following the opening of its Hong Kong office in 2019, long-established office in Japan, and a strong partner network throughout the region. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

In just a few months, the COVID-19 crisis has brought about years of change in the way companies in all sectors and regions do business. According to a new McKinsey Global Survey.

Signals Analytics has announces a wide-ranging patent grant from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the automatic extraction of information from unstructured data sources. The company says the patent validates the company's approach to enterprise AI and analytics using external data at scale, while easing the deployment and data management processes that are typically so difficult for companies to navigate.

Infosource, the analyst firm specialising in the Capture Software market, has reported that analysis of its annual Worldwide Market Survey showed that the market for Capture Software experienced double-digit growth for the fourth year in a row.

Public Health England has admitted that 16,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK were missed from daily figures being reported between September 25 and October 2. The missing figures were subsequently added to the daily totals, but given the importance of these numbers for monitoring the outbreak and making key decisions, the results of the error are far-reaching.

The Prime Minister and Treasurer have announced a $A3.6 million push to make electronic invoicing mandatory for all Commonwealth agencies by July 1, 2022. They also plan to consult on options for mandatory adoption of e-invoicing by businesses.