Trident Global, Prograd, Square Peg, Talman, and Buzka come into the spotlight.
TRIDENT GLOBAL provides documentation software solutions to exporters worldwide. The company's solutions allow businesses to automate and manage the complexity of shipping, documentation, and logistics processes, with a fast return on investment.
PROGRAD is an assessment, placement, and training company with a training program that encompasses all the key soft skills required by successful sales and marketing people. Graduates are trained in how to prospect for new business, how to get in front of clients and, once there, how to create a need for their companies' products and services.
SQWARE PEG services the Asia/Pacific markets with a variety of customer-facing products and services supported by leading on-demand CRM, marketing automation, e-finance, and Web optimisation solutions. The company claims to be a SaaS evangelist and is committed to providing the right on-demand business applications on time and on budget.
TALMAN provides IT solutions to the Australian and New Zealand wool industries. The company's wool-management solutions span public and private auctions, private sales, delivery, dumping, and local or overseas processing. Talman solutions are customised to suit individual business needs, be they large corporate groups or small businesses.
BUZKA is a company created by a group of people who want you to share the Web your way. The company's philosophy is that technology can (and should) be easy and fun. You can save and organise all your favourite Web pages by creating spots on any interest or topic. Each spot can be shared with colleagues, friends, family, and anyone on the Web. Buzka took out the Hottest Technology Award at the 2007 ANZA conference in the US.
VROOM has built its business through affiliations with all the major car hire companies: Avis, Eurocar, Hertz, Thrifty, and Budget. The company negotiated discount rates with each hire company before establishing the Vroom website to facilitate price comparisons and bookings. The company has spread its wings and now has offices in the UK and the US. Vroom links to car depots at 240 destinations in Australia and 700 around the world.
Len Rust is publisher of The Rust Report