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Toustone Transport Team becoming ARA memberTRANSPORT
March 11, 2024

Toustone Celebrates ARA Membership

Toustone is excited to announce that we are now proud members of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) in recognition of our many years working in the transport sector. This membership…
image of sydney's buses at bus stationTRANSPORT
February 28, 2024

Sydney’s Ghost Buses Problem and How to Solve it

One in 10 buses in Greater Sydney is a ghost bus. These are the buses that run late, leaving you in the dark about when they will arrive. Rain, hail…
February 25, 2024

Transportation Transformation: Data-Driven Insights & Future of Innovation

Interview on the Railway Transportation Systems Podcast Co-Founder of Toustone and Services Delivery Director, Adam Sharp, was recently invited to the Transportation Systems Podcast to discuss his decision intelligence expertise…
two trams pulling up to a platformTRANSPORT
February 15, 2024

Leveraging Data Analytics to Revolutionise Transport Reporting: A Case Study

Author Adam Sharp, Services Delivery Director Visit Adam's LinkedIn ProfileServices Delivery Director and Co-Founder, Adam Sharp talks about how one of Australia’s largest rail operators revolutionised their reporting with Toustone’s…
Melbourne train platform with waiting passengers and approaching trainTRANSPORT
January 30, 2024

Let’s get SIRI-ous about Passenger Customer Experience in Transport

Author Adam Sharp, Services Delivery Director Visit Adam's LinkedIn Profile In a world where instant information is becoming more and more important, in fact expected, it goes without saying that…
January 30, 2024

Tackling Visibility Issues in Business with Advanced Analytics

Author Craig Lefoe, CEO Visit Craig's LinkedIn Profile As any C-Suite professional knows, making informed decisions with clarity and accuracy has a huge impact on strategic initiatives, operational efficiency and…
train doors closed on train platformTRANSPORT
January 24, 2024

Transport Big Data Analysis: Transforming Data Points into Actionable Items

Author Adam Sharp, Services Delivery Director Visit Adam's LinkedIn Profile Reflecting on the new National Rail Manufacturing Strategy unveiled at the AusRAILPLUS 2023 conference, I can’t help but think about…
Craig Manson, Toustone ChairDATAENTERPRISE
January 16, 2024

A Distinguished Leader Shares His Insights: Craig Manson

Welcome to a comprehensive repository of decades-worth of business and leadership expertise encapsulated on a single page. Meet Craig Manson, a distinguished Non-Executive Director and Board Chair at Toustone. His…
men in hard hats on workshop floorHUMAN RESOURCES
January 8, 2024

How Staff Turnover Impacts your Bottom Line and Team

No matter what industry you work in, staff turnover is a costly issue. It incurs major financial costs and impacts the stress level and morale of current staff, affecting your…
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January 8, 2024

A People and Culture Strategist Explores the Value of Predictive Insight

In today's business landscape, predictive insight has emerged as a critical aspect of People and Culture. As organisations aim to make data-driven decisions that can help them attract, retain, and…
December 6, 2023

2023: Our Founders Share Their Reflections on a Transformative Year

As the year winds down, it's natural to reflect on what we've achieved, the events that shaped us, our teams and businesses, and what lies ahead. Two key figures at…
October 19, 2023

Proactively Navigating the Future of Energy Transition – Our CEO’s Learnings

Recently our CEO, Craig Lefoe, attended a Directors' Briefing held by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) on the topic: Our Energy Our Future event. ESG and sustainability reporting…
July 26, 2023

How does Staff Turnover fit into the ‘S’ in ESG

Improving the social component of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework has a significant impact on business performance, especially when it comes to staff retention – yet many businesses…
Understanding how electricity consumption fits into the ‘E’ in ‘ESG’DATAENTERPRISEESGSUSTAINABILITY SUITETRANSPORT
July 25, 2023

Understanding how electricity consumption fits into the ‘E’ in ‘ESG’

As businesses strive to thrive in an era defined by sustainability and long-term viability, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting has emerged as a formidable tool. In Australia, the winds…
July 4, 2023

Revolutionising ESG: Unlocking Performance, Defying Fatigue, and Redefining Benchmarks

ESG reporting has become super important for Australian companies to attract investors and show their long-term sustainability. Australia's new sustainability standards will soon be mandatory, so being open and honest…
June 25, 2023

A People and Culture Strategist Explores the Value of Predictive Insight

Predictive insight has emerged as a critical aspect of People and Culture. As organisations aim to make data-driven decisions that can help them attract, retain, and develop their workforce. With…
September 1, 2022

How manual reporting jeopardises your profitability and performance

For most large companies, manually generating reports to evaluate operational performance and service deliveries can take weeks, if not months. How much time do you spend fiddling with spreadsheets, moving…
May 18, 2022

How big data enables greater opportunities for agribusiness

Growing population, climate change, and increasing costs put huge pressure on the agricultural industry to continue to provide food for our planet while using fewer resources. Agribusinesses must constantly innovate…
Toustone Decision IntelligenceDATAEXPLAINED
May 5, 2022

How to build a solid data foundation for effective insights

You can be sitting on a gold mine of data but if you don’t know how to extract its value, you’re wasting one of your organisation’s biggest assets! The key…
April 16, 2022

Decision Intelligence: Practical Application and Benefits for Transportation

In a previous article, we discussed how Decision Intelligence (DI) has evolved from Business Intelligence to deliver more effective decisions and better business outcomes. In short, DI combines the decision-making process with BI and…
April 8, 2022

Government’s digitalisation endorsement: There’s no better time than now!

The government has recently announced a digitalisation endorsement to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) accelerate economic recovery by embracing a digital data strategy. Investments in cloud computing, e-invoicing, cyber security, and…
February 8, 2022

Industry 4.0 to 5.0: What it means for Meat Processors and Manufacturers

Wondering what Industry 4.0 and 5.0 is all about? We’re here to explain. Currently, we are living in the 4th industrial revolution – Industry 4.0. This is the age of…
December 21, 2021

Smart Farms: What you need to know

The future of Australia’s agriculture is in smart farms. Australia is the second-largest agricultural area in the world, after China. We have over 85,000 farms using 372 million hectares of land and…
December 1, 2021

What if Santa partnered with a DI company?

Santa’s a busy guy – the whole year rests on getting one night right. Santa has a lot on his plate. He has to manage the production of millions of…
November 20, 2021

Decision Intelligence Raises BI to the Next Level

Decision Intelligence has evolved from Business Intelligence to deliver more effective decisions and better business outcomes. Where Business Intelligence tools enable data-driven decisions, Decision Intelligence goes beyond that to combine the cause…
August 17, 2021

5 Steps to Becoming a Data-Driven Organisation

We have talked about what it means to be data-driven. When data drives the decisions and actions of your organisation, you are data-driven. We have also talked about what being data-driven…
July 31, 2021

Data-driven: What is it and why does it matter?

We constantly use data to make decisions in our everyday lives. What products we buy, which route we choose to take to our destinations, the content we read and the…
July 20, 2021

Five more advantages of being data-driven

Data is utilised to lead the decision-making process, utilising it properly creates clear advantages. Insights allow you to quickly make the best decisions for the business and predict future trends…
July 8, 2021

What is the Cloud?

It seems times were simpler when the Cloud was just a fluffy white object in the sky that indicated rain or inspired artists and photographers. These days, everyone talks about…
June 23, 2021

Five Steps to Increase Customer Engagement with DI

You have the power at your fingertips to turn your customers into brand promoters. Here are our 5 steps to increasing your customer engagement with a DI.