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11/06/2012
Geosho brings location-based visualisation to Tradeshift

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New app allows Tradeshift e-invoicing customers to analyse business relationships based on location data

London, UK – 12 June 2012 – Geosho Ltd, a location-based services provider, today announced the release of a Spatial Analysis Application on Tradeshift, the online business network that simplifies and automates common tasks such as invoicing and supply chain finance. The application provides instant map visualisation and analysis tools allowing Tradeshift customers to segment buyers and suppliers based on their geographic location.

Using the Geosho app, Tradeshift users can pinpoint the location of the companies they do business with and gain new insights through geographic analysis. For example, using the application, users can monitor invoice payment times by location and query sales totals by area, representing them individually or in clusters on a map. Users can also extract outstanding invoice data and prioritise certain transactions.

Tradeshift allows companies of all sizes to tap into the networked economy by making online connections and transactions fast, easy and efficient. Using Tradeshift, businesses can complete and automate simple tasks such as e-invoicing and supply chain finance. In addition, users can take advantage of a range of apps developed by Tradeshift and third parties to further improve the effectiveness and value of the network. Geosho is one of the first third party apps to go live on the network and is available immediately for all users, for free.

Paul Sandham, Managing Director of Geosho said: “We are seeing an ever increasing trend where businesses are able to make use of location data to inform the decisions they are making. In the world of finance, this is particularly applicable and so this relationship with Tradeshift makes perfect sense. We hope that Tradeshift customers will find new and exciting ways to use this data and location to improve their customer and partner relationships and discover new methods of delivering their business.”

Christian Lanng, CEO and cofounder of Tradeshift said: “Here at Tradeshift, we love to champion business innovation. We also believe that traditional business software is clunky and outdated. The Geosho app is a great example of how, by moving into the cloud on a modern, flexible network, Tradeshift users can get access to cutting edge technologies that allow them to do amazing things with the data they hold.”

Rob Carswell, Director of sustainability and energy consultants Energy Count and one of the first users of the Geosho spatial analysis app said “Tradeshift vastly simplifies our invoicing process and enables us to keep better track of monies outstanding. The Geosho app is an exciting extension to this as it shows data visually for even better invoice recognition and management.”

Dr John Mihell, Investment Executive at leading UK SME investor, Finance Wales said:
“Geosho’s spatial analysis app is one of its suite of exciting new location-based products.  Finance Wales backed the company in early 2011 with a £200,000 equity investment to develop and commercialise these products, so the Tradeshift tie-up is a major step forward.  Geosho is part of our growing portfolio of technology investments and we have high hopes for its future.”

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About Geosho
Geosho are dedicated to providing cost-effective location based data visualisation and analysis services for organisations and  businesses of all sizes helping them make better decisions, improve operational efficiency and revolutionise customer engagement.

Launched in 2010 Geosho’s growing suite of solutions based on the Geosho Location Based Platform including Geosho for Tradeshift, Rougeo for lesuire and tourist smartphone services and Bausho for Estate Agent client services is providing benefit to customers across government, commercial, education and the third sector.

Geosho, better with location. Visit www.geosho.com for more information.

About Tradeshift
Tradeshift connects businesses on a secure online network to help them work collaboratively and manage tasks such as invoicing and cash flow. In the Tradeshift cloud, businesses create a network with their suppliers, customers and partners to streamline common business processes powered by the latest social technologies.

Launched in May 2010, Tradeshift is approaching 100,000 companies across 190 countries. Businesses on the Tradeshift platform include ASP NHS, the French Government, Kuehne+Nagel, TDC, DT Group and DSV. In 2010, Tradeshift was awarded Best Enterprise at The Techcrunch Europa awards and Most Innovative Solution by Financial-I. In 2011 the company was also highly commended for “Kicking ass globally” at the Techcrunch Europas.
Tradeshift Inc has offices in Copenhagen, London, San Francisco, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam

Tradeshift fundamentally shifts the way you do business. For more information, visit http://tradeshift.com/

About Finance Wales
Finance Wales was established by the Welsh Government in 2001 and provides commercial funding to small and medium-sized businesses throughout Wales to enable them to realise their potential for innovation and growth. The company has invested over £227 million through 2,700 investments and manages funds of more than £387 million.

Finance Wales invested a record £39 million through 199 investments in Welsh businesses in the financial year 2010 – 11.

Finance Wales is part of the Finance Wales Group one of the UK’s largest SME investors.
www.financewales.co.uk




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