Among the partnerships emerging in logistics automation are those between software providers and mobile robots suppliers. Boomi yesterday announced that Geekplus Co. has selected the Boomi AtomSphere Platform to automate its smart logistics platform.
“We are aiming to co-create a new logistics standard by utilizing next-generation robotics technology to solve the increasingly serious labor shortage in Japan and the gap between the growth of e-commerce demand and the growth of physical volume,” said Yusuke Arima, a member of the System Development Group at Geekplus.
“After evaluating various integration platforms, Geekplus chose Boomi’s intelligent, low-code, cloud-native platform for its versatility, development speed, and ease of use,” he added. “The Boomi platform will enable us to connect our operations with our shippers, suppliers, and partners, while mitigating potential real-time supply chain issues.”
Geek+ needs to simplify data for growth
Geekplus Co. was established in Japan in 2017 as a joint venture between Beijing-based autonomous mobile robot (AMR) provider Geekplus Technology Co. and Japanese capital. The company provides services such as sales, installation, 24/7 maintenance, and productivity improvement consulting.
With customers in retail, apparel, pharmaceuticals, automotive, lithium batteries, photovoltaics, electronics, and more in thousands of locations worldwide, and approximately 100 in Japan, Geekplus wanted to generate new revenue streams. The company is working to build a smart logistics platform in-house for its network of shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs).
Faced with the complexity of various data formats and the introduction of technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Geekplus needed a tool to simplify and streamline the integration of all its applications and data, said Boomi.
Boomi cloud platform organizes applications
“Geekplus is shaping the smart logistics revolution and needed a unified integration solution to remove complexities,” said Kazunori Hori, director, Japan, at Boomi. “Our platform provides a single conduit of data sets across all technologies and processes throughout their global partner network, allowing Geekplus to quickly and easily connect with its shipping and 3PLs’ operating and warehouse systems.”
Boomi said global organizations turn to its cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS) to discover, manage, and orchestrate data. AtomSphere can also connect applications, processes, and people for better, faster outcomes, it claimed.
Chesterbrook, Pa.-based Boomi is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider and said it is an iPaaS pioneer. The company added that its user community has more than 100,000 members and a worldwide network of about 800 partners, including Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte, SAP, and Snowflake.
Boomi said it has one of the largest arrays of global systems integrators (GSIs) in the iPaaS space. It recently expanded its Asia-Pacific footprint in Japan and earned recognition on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and Inc. 5000 lists as one of America’s fastest growing and most innovative technology companies.
The company has also won two International Stevie Awards, for Company of the Year and Product Innovation; the Gold Globee Award in the Platform as a Service (PaaS) category; the Merit Award for Technology in the Cloud Services category; and the Stratus Award as a Global Leader in Cloud Computing 2022. Boomi said it received a five-star rating in the CRN Partner Program Guide.