Planview expands APAC HQ led by two Asian tech veterans
By Digital News Asia July 19, 2022
- Operations will be led by Vishal Dhawan and Harsh Vardhan
- Will support software to accelerate business transformation
Planview, a portfolio and work management player announced the establishment of its regional headquarters in Singapore.
In a statement, the company said its expanded Asia Pacific (APAC) operations will support the growing demand for software solutions to accelerate agility and business transformation.
According to Planview, the business disruptions accelerated by global events over the past year together with major changes in work culture, processes, and business demands, have exposed the weaknesses of ‘digital transformation’ initiatives around the world, including in Asia.
Despite investments in new technology and methodologies, disconnects in the operating environment have shown that many of these transformation initiatives have fallen short, said Razat Gaurav (pic), chief executive officer at Planview.
“After a surge in digital transformation investments for over a decade, most transformation initiatives have failed to yield the rapid insights, innovation, and deep connectivity needed to respond to the multiple challenges faced in recent times,” he claimed.
“Business initiatives have become more complex across multiple locations, with shorter business cycles and much less predictability.
“It’s critical that employees across the business can see how their work connects to the organisation’s strategic outcomes and are enabled to make fast decisions on the front lines while staying on point strategically,” said Gaurav.
He said in order to do so, C-suites need software that can facilitate agility, empower, measure individual and team outcomes, and offer visibility, all while achieving a holistic vision.
The company was acquired for US$1.6 billion (RM7 billion) in December 2020 by TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, and TA Associates, a private equity firm.
In the last six quarters, Planview said it has acquired four companies to enhance its leadership in how companies drive on-strategy delivery at speed and accelerate the achievement of what matters most.
The launch of the APAC office took place just days after Planview completed its acquisition of Tasktop, a pioneer and leader in value stream management.
After completing the Tasktop acquisition, Planview claimed it now has 1,300 employees, more than 4,500 customers, and over 2.6 million users worldwide.
Its operations in the region will be led by managing director and president for APAC, Vishal Dhawan, and head of strategy, marketing and alliances for APAC, Harsh Vardhan.
“We already have major customers in Australia and Southeast Asia, and will increase our presence through partnerships with consulting and transformation firms, as well as global systems integrators,” he said.
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