Annuity payments automatically from Greip® – automation through integration
Greip IP Solutions has taken a major step in the ecosystem thinking of comprehensive IP management for companies by enabling annuity payments directly and automatically from Greip® to a chosen annuity operator. Our first partner in integrating and enabling this is IPAN and it is implemented and in use at our mutual customer Cargotec.
Companies use different types of tools, systems and services for a range of purposes while managing the lifecycle of their IP’s, i.e. different IP agencies, validation partners, search tools, annuity operators, etc. At the core of things sits the “engine” that makes it all possible: the IP management solution, i.e.: Greip®.
The ecosystem philosophy of Greip, is to enable the most efficient and comprehensive IP management solution environment for any company, regardless of the set of tools, systems or partners they use. Greip enables this by concentrating on the essential core of IP management and remaining neutral and agnostic towards any other tools and solutions used by the customer. This is done by offering an interface (API) for integration.
The integration possibility enables all IP related actions and tasks to be operated from one place, without having to step from one tool to another during the process. This saves time and money and nerves!
It’s also in the customers’ best interest to be able to select the best tools for their specific needs and be able to change those tools and partners from time to time, if it serves the purpose. You do not want to be stuck in a “vendor lock” and settle for “ok/good” instead of “best possible”. That’s why Greip focuses on what it is best at and let’s others do what they are best at.
“The integration between Greip® and our annuity operator IPAN makes things a lot more convenient for us. Annuities and renewals are now managed from one place, in Greip®, and everything runs automatically. We are very happy with the solution as it brings a huge amount of efficiency to our daily work”, says Henriikka Paananen, Legal Councel, Corporate Legal at Cargotec.
“Greip is a global forerunner as a solution provider and in the ecosystem thinking of IP lifecycle management, so we are very proud to see these concrete examples of our strategy come to life. As an independent and neutral player, this is extremely important to us and something that sets us apart from the rest”, says Marko Rapeli, Managing Director of Greip IP Solutions.
Greip continues its development work and announces other integration partnerships as soon as possible.
About Cargotec: Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec’s business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec’s sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,500 people. www.cargotec.com
About IPAN: IPAN is a part of CPA Global and a leading annuities and renewals services provider. https://www.cpaglobal.com/ip-renewals