LanciaConsult partners with Boomi on digital supply chain solution

04 May 2020 Consultancy.asia

Management and technology firm LanciaConsult has become a managed services provider partner of Boomi – through a specialsied unified platform offering focused on the logistics and suppy chain sector. 

Global management and technology consultancy LanciaConsult has signed a managed services provider (MSP) partnership agreement with integration platform Boomi in a bid to help accelerate the digitisation of logistics and supply-chain organisations in Singapore and beyond. In the current climate of extreme business and supply chain disruption, the ability to adapt quickly is perhaps more important than ever. 

“Logistics companies rely on technology to maintain their supply chains, whether it’s integrating with border authorities for customs clearance, tax authorities to fulfil national financial agreements, or customers and suppliers for order processing and invoicing,” said LanciaConsult managing director Chun Seong Lim. “These connections need to happen seamlessly and in real-time.”

Boomi, which was founded in 2000 and acquired by Dell Technologies a decade later, provides businesses and other organisations with an intelligent, flexible and scalable cloud-based platform uniting and linking data, systems, applications, processes and people in the single digital hub. To date, more than 10,000 customers across numerous industries have adopted the platform worldwide.

LanciaConsult partners with Boomi on digital supply chain solution

Already a Boomi referral partner, Lancia has now had the MSP status added thanks to the consultancy’s investment in establishing a specialised, vertical practice around the unified Boomi platform with integration services for WiseTech Global’s Cargowise platform – an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution dedicated to the global supply chain segment.

“Boomi is an extremely scalable and versatile platform, and this MSP agreement makes it easy to integrate CargoWise with more than 50 data exchanges,” said Lim. “This drives unprecedented visibility and flexibility into the supply chain, while removing the roadblocks that prevent companies from adopting newer initiatives like business intelligence reporting, machine learning, AI and Internet of Things.”

Lim continued; “While existing platforms for these companies serve their core purpose well, many aren’t designed to communicate with one another, leaving departments and branch offices siloed due to a lack of clarity around which records are up-to-date and accurate. These siloed operations can have a direct impact on supply chains, with the potential to slow down operations.”

Lancia’s MSP agreement will also enable small to medium-sized freight companies in Singapore to capitalise on leading technologies without the need to invest in running them in-house – with such organisations typically preferring not to own or manage their IT infrastructure and resources – helping to accelerate their speed-to-market and day-to-day operations with predictable running costs.

“By leveraging the Boomi platform to enable the seamless flow of data between critical logistics and supply chain platforms combined with Lancia’s consulting expertise, our joint customers can quickly deploy new applications and services, strengthen integration with partners and suppliers, and quickly adapt to changing operating conditions,” concluded Boomi Southeast Asia general manager Lawrence Ng.