Throughout the year we saw considerable easing of COVID restrictions which enabled us to get back out in front of our clients. This was through traditional business development visits, having the support team turning up onsite to provide in person advice and/or through having a presence at the various Maximo and Asset Management community run events. How great it was to be back meeting you all in person.
Despite the macroeconomic environment, the business has continued to grow across the APAC region. This is both organic and through the acquisition of Lexco in Hong Kong which brings the team size to 55+ with further recruitment planned for 2023. This expansion has not only occurred by new clients trusting in us, but also existing clients further engaging with our team and the continued uptake of our Maxicloud Managed Services Platform.
Further development continues around the future path for many of you to v8 and I am pleased that BPD Zenith, with IBM’s assistance have commenced that journey for a number of global clients. This includes positioning of the installation to take advantage of the value add components including Maximo Mobile and the APM suite of products.
As organisations mature in the Asset Management space we are seeing a drive to concentrate on what you do best, the challenges around finding the right skill sets in a challenging labour market and a want to be more sustainable has seen the uptake of more sophisticated systems. This aligns with IBM’s continued investment into Maximo.
2023 is going to be another demanding year with new challenges presented to us. BPD look forward to helping you and your organisation navigate these.
Thank you for your continued support throughout 2022 and wishing you and your families all the best for the festive and new year period.