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Complexica Appoints Director of Applications Support and Security

20 September 2021

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that is has appointed Harish Rao as Director of Applications Support and Security. Harish joins Complexica with two decades of IT experience across a number of industry sectors, including healthcare, insurance, telecom, and aviation. He is a tech-savvy, customer-focused senior IT professional with significant managerial, technical analysis and customer support expertise. In his role at Complexica, Harish will lead the application support and information security function to ensure a consistent customer experience, along with industry best practices around data security.

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Complexica Wins Tender at Drakes Supermarkets for Promotional Planning and Supplier Portal

7 September 2021

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that Drakes Supermarkets has selected Complexica's Promotional Campaign Manager (PCM) as its product of choice for collaborative promotional planning and supplier portal functionality. The project kicked off in August and has a go-live date of early 2022.

“Given Complexica’s expertise in the FMCG industry, and significant customer base on both the retail and supplier side, we chose Complexica's Promotional Campaign Manager for digitalizing our spreadsheet-based processes for collaborative promotion planning, range management, and supplier portal access, which in turn will lift the sophistication of our key marketing processes," said Jp Drake, Director of Drakes Supermarkets. "Also, looking further ahead, we plan to expand our relationship with Complexica into the area of AI-based prediction and optimisation functionality in the later part of 2022, to further lift the sophistication of our promotional planning processes and outcomes."

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Complexica to Deploy its Decision Cloud® for AI-driven Trade Promotion Optimization for Asahi Beverages

6 September 2021

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that Asahi Beverages has selected Complexica's Decision Cloud® software platform for trade promotion optimisation.

“Asahi Beverages is Australia’s largest brewer, supplying a leading portfolio to wholesalers and retailers, including some of Australia’s most iconic brands. Last year Asahi Beverages acquired Carlton & United Breweries, which is its Australian alcohol business division. To harness the strength of our expanded portfolio, we partner with our customers to run multiple and frequent trade promotions throughout the year, delivering long-term growth for both our business and theirs,” said Kellie Barnes, Asahi Beverages’ Group Chief Information Officer. “Given the inherent complexity in optimising promotional plans and our continued focus on revenue and growth management, we have selected Complexica as our vendor of choice after a successful Proof-of-Concept of its world-class optimisation capabilities.”

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Pernod Ricard Winemakers Goes Live at Additional Production Sites with Complexica’s Decision Cloud®; Signs Contract for Phase 2 of Global Supply Chain Optimisation Project

22 August 2021

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that Pernod Ricard Winemakers has achieved additional go-lives with Complexica’s Decision Cloud® software platform within its New Zealand and Australian wineries, including its largest winery at Rowland Flat in the Barossa. The company also announced that it had signed a contract with the global winemaker for phase 2 of the supply chain optimization project. 

Whereas Phase 1 of the project focused on the digitalisation of business processes and optimization of planning and scheduling activities within winery, finished goods, and bottling operations, Phase 2 will focus on the optimization of vintage-related activities in terms of harvesting and transporting grapes into wineries for intake and crushing. The intent of the overall project – which is Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ largest global technology project – is to transition the business away from paper, whiteboard, and spreadsheet-based systems, towards Complexica’s cloud-based applications for planning, scheduling, and push/pull optimisation.

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Podcast: AI and its Application in the Food & Beverage Sector

18 August 2021

This podcast explains how best to navigate the hype often associated with AI versus the reality of its use in decision support systems. While AI is often already in use within businesses, Complexica CEO Matt Michalewicz explains the importance of identifying a business problem to solve rather than implementing AI simply for AI’s sake. Artificial Intelligence can add real benefits through supply & demand optimisation, reaching into sales, marketing, supply chain and production systems and processes. 

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­Arnott's Group Signs Contract with Complexica for end-to-end Trade Promotion Management and Trade Promotion Optimisation

3 August 2021

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that Arnott’s Group has selected Complexica's Decision Cloud® software platform for trade promotion management (TPM) to be implemented in 2022. This new contract will extend Arnott’s deployment of Complexica’s Promotional Campaign Manager (PCM) for Trade Promotion Optimisation and AI-based demand forecasting, both of which kicked-off earlier this year.

“Arnott’s is one of Australia's largest producers of biscuits and the diversity of our sales channels adds complexity to our operation – particularly in how we forecast and manage our trade spend, with customer sales data that is varied across sell-out, sell-in, and ex-factory,” said Shannon Davidson, Arnott’s Director, Commercial & IBP. "We run different product promotion combinations, promo mechanics, and frequencies across our accounts and channels so it’s not difficult to understand why we turned to Complexica’s best-in-class system for end-to-end Trade Promotion Management and Trade Promotion Optimisation.”

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CEO of Microequities Asset Management Discusses Complexica with Morningstar

27 July 2021

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for supply & demand optimisation was featured on Morningtar today in an interview with Carlos Gil, Chief Investment Officer at Microequities Asset Management. Carlos Gil mentioned Complexica while discussing opportunities in microcap equities.

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Software M&A Veteran Jonathan Drake Joins Complexica as Chief Financial Officer

19 July 2021

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that Jonathan Drake will be joining the company as its Chief Financial Officer. A seasoned software industry executive, Jonathan will provide commercial leadership to Complexica to support its accelerating growth trajectory and future listing on the ASX.

Jonathan joins Complexica from listed Canadian software company Constellation Software, Inc (TSX:CSU), which operates in more than 100 countries and is considered to be one of the largest and most successful strategic acquirers of technology companies worldwide. During his time with Constellation, Jonathan successfully led the acquisition, integration and growth strategy for software businesses across multiple industries in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and UK. During more than a decade in multiple management roles most recently CFO and General Counsel with Constellation's Australian oil & gas software provider Petrosys Jonathan supported the business across its global customer base and operations in Australia, Canada, the USA, UK, and Malaysia.

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Former CEO of Liquor Marketing Group & Managing Director of Lion Nathan International Joins Complexica as Director of FMCG

1 July 2021

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that Doug Misener has joined the company as Director of FMCG. A strategic and innovative thinker with more than 30 years of experience in the liquor industry, Doug will provide Complexica with leadership within the fast-moving-consumer-goods (FMCG) sector, which is one of the company's key market verticals.

During his tenure within the liquor industry, Doug held in a variety of roles at Lion Nathan, initially in Pepsi Cola Australia (Lion owned) and then subsequently in the domestic beer business where he headed up the national sales function. He finished his time with Lion as Managing Director of Lion Nathan International with direct responsibility for the USA, Canada, Italy,  Japan, and UK.

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MAM Pushes into Private Deals with New $50 Million Fund

30 June 2021

Small but mighty Microequities Asset Management (MAM) is looking at an early close for a new $50 million fund for private companies and those readying to go public early. The "Private to Beyond the IPO Fund" is the latest endeavour for the specialist fund manager, which exclusively invests in micro cap companies. The new fund will also hold positions in listed companies, but its focus will be on the private market.

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Complexica's Dr. Zbigniew Michalewicz, Leo Arantes, and Matt Michalewicz Release New Book "The Rise of Artificial Intelligence"

20 June 2021

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that the company's Chief Scientist, Dr. Zbigniew Michalewicz, along its Director of Business Development, Leo Arantes and Managing Director, Matt Michalewicz, have released a new book entitled The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: Real-world applications for revenue and margin growth. Divided into four parts and almost 500 pages in length, the new book is available for purchase in hard copy from AmazonDymocks, and many other booksellers, as well as in ebook form.

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MAM Invests $5 million into Complexica in Pre-IPO Equity Growth Capital

15 June 2021

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that it has accepted an equity investment of $5 million from Microequities Asset Management (ASX:MAM) in a pre-IPO funding round. Microequities Asset Management has over $450m in funds under management from high net worth, wholesale and sophisticated investors. It invests long-term capital and has over $60m from its investment management team and directors co-invested alongside its clients. The investment in Complexica will be made via the “Private to Beyond the IPO Fund.” For more information on Microequities Asset Management, please visit www.microequities.com.au/about-us 

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