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Tech, Manufacturing & Energy Companies Move to Topia’s Global Mobility Management Suite to Simplify Mobile Workforce Strategy

Topia Brings Global Workforce Agility & Efficiency to Hitachi, Schneider Electric, & Dozens of Other Companies Across US, EMEA & APAC

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  (July 26, 2018)On the heels of the successful acquisition of Polaris Global Mobility, rebrand and launch of its new HR product suite this year, Global Mobility Management (GMM) company Topia today announced the addition of dozens of new and upsell customers for the first half of 2018. The surge comes as demand for its comprehensive employee relocation and mobility platform soars in an emerging HR technology category recently sized at over $32 billion by Teneo.

Topia has seen significant traction from manufacturing, retail, finance, tech, and energy/mining clients, underscoring the value of an efficient, agile mobile workforce strategy across every business sector.

“Companies are quickly recognizing that workforce mobility isn’t just an HR process—it’s also a strategic differentiator when it comes to staying ahead of the competition in market penetration, business growth and talent diversity and acquisition,” said Topia founder and CEO Brynne Kennedy. “Our platform gives companies the tools and insights they need to plan and execute moves with maximum efficiency while ensuring an outstanding employee experience.”

Over the last few months, Nortek Security and Control, Hitachi Data Systems, Memphis Meats, SkyScanner, Arla Foods, Criteo, and many others have signed on to Topia’s cloud-based GMM platform for mobile employee management. The new customers include large multinational organizations as well as fast-growing tech companies across North America, EMEA and APAC regions.

“The ability to attract the right people, regardless of location, is crucial to meet our talent goals as we rapidly grow so we can innovate quickly. Topia helps us secure the right talent by providing a modern technology focused and therefore seamless relocation experience,” said Megan Pittman, Director of People Operations for Memphis Meats, a Topia customer. “The implementation went very smoothly, and we felt supported throughout the process.”

Topia’s comprehensive solution enables companies to:

  • Tear down geographic barriers to let employees work everywhere based on company strategy and/or their own career aspirations;
  • More accurately estimate the costs of every move for better, more thorough cost-benefit analysis;
  • Gain full visibility into the real-time status of every move across the organization;
  • Provide employees with the modern technology, tools, and support they need and expect to manage their move more efficiently; and
  • Foster a diverse and inclusive culture that prioritizes employee engagement, satisfaction, and success.

Despite the growth in product offering and solution breadth for enterprise customers, Topia has also reduced its customer implementation time down to just 116 days, closing in on its target of 90 days’ implementation. This fast time-to-value is in contrast to some solutions that take a year to implement and enables companies to reduce manual processes, improve efficiency and cost management in the move process. This allows for quicker, smarter decision-making and the ability to leverage greater move-related visibility and agility to meet business objectives.

“At Notion, we’re focused on investing in companies that are defining and leading a new category, and this is definitely the case with Topia,” said Jos White, general partner at Notion Capital. “Getting the right people in the right places is a key strategic imperative for any business and yet, until now, it has been very hard to do. Topia’s mobility platform covers relocation, tax, and immigration. We believe this is the next big frontier in HR tech and couldn’t be more excited to be an investor.”

To learn more about how Topia’s global mobility management suite powers business agility on a global scale, visit

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About Topia

Topia (formerly MOVE Guides and Polaris Global Mobility), the global mobility management company, reduces barriers between people and places to enable employees to work from anywhere through its integrated suite of mobility solutions and services. Over 100 global companies rely on Topia’s technology and service platform for relocation and expatriate management, tax and payroll, and immigration data across more than 100 countries with maximum operational efficiency, employee satisfaction, and engagement, and assured compliance. Topia’s philanthropic initiative, Mobility4All, provides a portion of revenue and employee time to assist individuals fleeing poverty and conflict by moving to new locations.

Founded in 2012, Topia has raised over $90M from New Enterprise Associates and Notion Capital and operates headquarters in San Francisco and London, with 17 offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information, go to and follow Topia on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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