LONDON and SYDNEY, February 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Anthony Larratt appointed as Sydney-based MD
Global supply management solutions provider BravoSolution has expanded into the Australian market with a new office in Sydney. The team will support existing clients in the region, including DP World and Bupa. With a focus on Australia and New Zealand as key markets, the Sydney office will also act as the regional hub for the Asia Pacific market.
Leading global Analyst firm Gartner recently ranked BravoSolution as the top overall vendor in its latest Magic Quadrant for strategic sourcing technologies for 'completeness of vision' and scored highly for its 'ability to execute'.
The company has appointed Anthony Larratt as managing director APAC. Larratt has more than 20 years' experience working for leading companies in the Australian IT and data industries. Claire Sexton also joins the APAC leadership team as account director from the UK where she spent 8 years with BravoSolution.
Anthony Larratt said: "I'm looking forward to leading the APAC operations from Sydney. Expanding into Australia is key to BravoSolution's growth plans for the region.
"The company wanted to establish a local presence so customers can interact without language or time zone barriers. BravoSolution will create a support centre of excellence in Australia to provide customers with ongoing help and advice."
It is hoped that the centre of excellence will create a number of additional jobs over forthcoming years.
Businesses are increasingly under pressure to deliver savings and improve operational efficiency to remain competitive. Supply management and procurement is a key business area in which efficiencies can be achieved. BravoSolution uses tailored software solutions and expertise to help supply management executives manage supplier relationships, accelerate procurement cycles and improve processes.
Nader Sabbaghian, BravoSolution CEO said: "BravoSolution is already working with a number of Australian companies and has seen a real appetite for robust strategic sourcing solutions. Procurement Professionals are increasingly looking for tailored solutions that deliver real return on investment. Specialising exclusively in supply management means BravoSolution truly understands what businesses need to become more streamlined and ultimately stay competitive in a global market."
Founded in 2000, BravoSolution has rapidly expanded to have 16 global offices across 12 countries. Gartner's recent report highlighted several strong points for BravoSolution, including:
- Top-3 ranking for public sector sourcing and optimisation
- Top-5 ranking for spend analysis, eSourcing, supplier base management, contract repository and overall technology platform
- Strong functionality and event management expertise in transportation sourcing
BravoSolution is dedicated exclusively to sourcing and procurement consulting with industry leading software to support the full supply management lifecycle.
More than 60,000 procurement professionals in 60 different countries are using BravoSolution's technology and services to unlock benefits such as increased process efficiency, decision support, cost reduction, improved process governance, greater quality relationship with vendors and the ability to share, understand and act upon the wealth of sourcing-related data.