Latourrette Consulting announce partnership with Kofax in Latin America

22 November 2018 Consultancy.lat

A new strategic partnership between Portuguese based Latourrette Consulting and process automation software provider Kofax will be announced today in Bogota. Together, the two will provide a myriad of digital transformation solutions.

Latourrette Consulting is focused on innovation for customer experience management systems which helps organization around the world simplify the way they interact with business documents and processes.

The consulting firm as entered into an agreement with industry leaders Kofax to aid their clients base throughout the region, effectively broadening the firm’s automation and digital transformation services. With Latourrette Consulting is headquarters in Porto, the firm has spread throughout the Americas, with a presence in São Paulo & Belo Horizonte, Santiago, Medellin, Panama City, Mexico DF and San Fransisco.

The partnership marks the bolstering of Kofax’s presence throughout the region as well. Although they have a customer base of over 20,000 around the globe but have yet to expand into Latin America with an office. Kofax is one of the world’s leading supplier of software and solutions to automate and digitally transform human and information intensive processes. These solutions can dramatically improve customer engagement, greatly reduce operating costs, mitigate compliance risk and increase competitiveness, growth and profitability.

Adding to their already impressive inventory – including partnerships with Microsoft, Visioneer and AIIM Partner – Latourrette Consulting will now offer multiple Kofax products to the firm’s service lines. These include; Kofax Kapow, Kofax Total Agility, Kofax Capture, Kofax Transformation Modules, Kofax Mobile, Kofax Analytics and Kofax SignDoc; Readsoft and Bizdocs. 

Latourrette Consulting announce partnership with Kofax in Latin America

“In Latin America including Brazil, we must redefine business models focused on digital transformation, applying disruptive structures, this because in the business world, we must see innovation as something much closer and more accessible,” said Jose Andrés Santacruz Céspedes, Manager of LATAM of Latourrette Consulting.

“However, the continuous increase in digital solutions and research in artificial intelligence, artificial vision, autonomous robotics and other parallel sciences will allow us to get a little closer to the miracles dreamed by the first engineers and we will be in the world very soon. its moment advanced us the science fiction,” he continued.

The firm’s clients span a wide range of industries and sectors including banking, public administration, insurance, commercial. The firm works with companies of any sector which need to automate information, financial processes, capture, digitize and transform any type of document management, artificial intelligence and robotics, in addition to generating the necessary mechanisms for optimal interaction with customers.

"We believe that, with the partnership between Latourrette Consulting and Kofax, our partners and customers will receive the support they need and deserve, and the necessary resources to sell and offer support to the full range of Kofax and ReadSoft solutions," says one. representative of the manufacturer.”

The move will bring Latourrette Consulting’s digitization capabilities into the broader public narrative throughout the region. At an event held on Thursday 22nd of November, in the Hotel TRYP Wyndham Embajada, Bogota, the duo will unveil their most recent joint efforts, a portfolio of offerings and the opportunity presented to improve productivity within local markets.

Brazilian airline Gol teams up with KLM-BCG partnership

15 April 2019 Consultancy.lat

As part of its strategy to digitize its internal operations, Brazilian airline Gol has teamed up with Dutch national carrier KLM and management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

In June last year, KLM and BCG revealed that they had developed an offering that helps airlines leverage technology to streamline their operations “in an unprecedented manner”. The two companies have been working together for over a decade now across KLM’s business, in recent years also focusing on enhancing internal operations through emerging technologies.

Among the projects deployed successfully to date are using internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) delivery, utilizing digitization to bolster back-office processes (crew resourcing, ground services, supply chain, etc) and using AI to optimize inter-airline network planning with Sky Team partners such as Air France (Frane), Aeroflot (Russia), Delta (US) and Middle East Airlines (Lebanon). 

Flyers, meanwhile, are reaping the benefits of this back-office digitization. Baggage delays – which often have a domino effect and create major headaches for thousands of passengers – have been reduced, flight transfer routing has been optimized for cross-border passengers and information provided has been personalized and tailored to individual customer experience journeys using digital channels. 

Having deployed the offering – branded as ‘Digital Airline Operations’ – successfully within KLM, the airline and consulting firm last year formally launched their offering externally. “Sinds doing so at the IATA-conference we have received positive reactions on our proposition from all corners of the globe,” said René de Groot, chief operating officer at the Dutch carrier company.Brazilian airline Gol teams up with KLM-BCG partnership

Brazil’s Gol has now become the first Latin American client of KLM and BCG’s joint venture. Commenting on the decision, Gol chief operating officer Celso Ferrer said, “We are delighted that we can work together on ‘Digital Airline Operations’. This will allow us to improve our on time delivery to our customers, while keeping our cost per available seat mile among the lowest in the industry. KLM and BCG have developed solutions in the field of advanced artificial intelligence and optimization that we can adjust entirely to meet our specifics. All in all, it will enable Gol to develop a strong competitive advantage.” 

With a fleet size of around 130, Gol is Brazil’s largest international airline, ahead of local rival Azul, and one of South America’s largest players. The airline carries more than 33 million passengers annually and operates 750 flights daily to 73 destinations in Brazil and in South America, the Caribbean and the United States. In comparison, KLM has a fleet size of around 160 aircraft, carrying more than 40 million passengers. The firm is however part of the Air France-KLM Group, which has a total fleet size of over 500 aircraft. 

“Based on artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced analytics, we help airlines grow, accelerate innovation and streamline operations,” said Nicolas Boutin, head of the global Airline practice of Boston Consulting Group. 

Asked how the KLM-BCG offering differentiates itself from the many digital-led solutions in the marketplace, Dirk-Maarten Molenaar, a partner at BCG said: “We distinguish ourselves from standard IT suppliers by our focus on integrated planning & management, data-driven decision-making in the event of disruptions, the use of our tools by frontline teams and the development of internal digital functions to help improve services.”

Related: KLM partners with BCG to bring artificial intelligence to the skies.