Introduction from Yuval Baruch, CEO, Hermes Logistics Technologies
It is hard to believe that six months of 2022 are already behind us. However, when looking at what was achieved and what is still to come it looks like 2022 will be a year of much activity and many achievements. In parallel to having some projects and implementations that are still running through the year, HLT can proudly mark a few important milestones.
The start of the year saw HLT release our NG BI & Datalakes version 2: a state-of-the-art reporting tool that enables our customers access to the wealth of data the Hermes system generates, to monitor, analyse, and make informed decisions. With the enhanced depth and breadth of data lakes and newly defined foundation reports, V2 brought improvements to the way the data is collected, extracted, and modelled for data-driven cargo handlers, allowing for improved decision making that will bring operational efficiencies.
Following meticulous multi-year planning, in March HLT held our company wide town hall meeting, where we had our international teams attend from various cities across the globe. The meeting covered our achievements in 2021 and HLT planning for 2022, with major focus on sharing HLT’s 2022 to 26 strategic plan with the team, covering areas such as technology roadmap, product roadmap, restructuring and recruitment planning, and financial forecasting. The highlight of the meeting was HLT awarding employees that have been with us for more than ten years, with some special individuals that have been with HLT more than 20 years.
Another very important achievement was the successful Hermes NG Ecosystem go-live with dnata Singapore in April. This implementation was kicked off during the Covid pandemic which presented us with unique challenges forcing collaboration in different ways from usual to be able to push the project through the implementation cycle. This was also the first time that a number of solutions have gone live simultaneously: Hermes 5 CMS, NG BI & Datalakes, NG Track&Trace, and a brand new integration with SpeedCargo’s CargoEye.
During this time, our HR professionals did not have a dull moment. HLT has an aggressive recruitment plan in 2022, and despite competitive markets with limited talent, we were able to fulfil a number of leadership positions as well as enhance existing teams with new high-quality members.
Finally, at the end of June, our Solutions Architect, Max Kaluza, will be travelling to the TIACA Regional Summit on 28th June in Amsterdam. If you are attending, please make sure to look him up for a chat as he will be glad to share with you additional information on digital trends and where HLT is headed.
What awaits us in the second half of 2022? More conferences, more implementations, more product releases, more recruitment and hopefully fewer challenges linked to external factors.
Story edited by meantime.global