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Quintiq selected to provide workforce management software to NBN Co

Melbourne, Australia, 4th September, 2012 – Quintiq has been selected by NBN Co to provide workforce optimisation software to be used for rostering, time & attendance, and activity-based costing.

NBN Co is a management company responsible for the planning and construction of the National Broadband Network. The rollout is expected to be underway in areas covering over 3.5 million Australian households and businesses over the next three years. Quintiq software will provide NBN Co the ability to manage the activities and costs of its internal workforce.

Quintiq software will enable NBN Co planners to make more informed and faster decisions on workforce efficiency and cost management. It can generate demand-based rostering scenarios which allow planners to visualise award constraints and violations as well as project costs. The software will automate the payroll preparation process into the Frontier Chrispay Payroll system. It will also integrate with Oracle E-Business Suite, including Oracle Projects.

NBN Co awarded the Rostering Time & Attendance (RTA) contract to Quintiq following a thorough tender process. The contract is part of a multi-million dollar agreement for Advance Planning and Scheduling (APS) software. The tender process identified Quintiq as being the most agile planning and scheduling supplier, best suited to meet NBN Co’s requirements. The Quintiq software will adapt to NBN Co’s current and future technology footprint.

Claire Rawlins, CIO of NBN Co, said “We are pleased to be working with Quintiq. Implementing software and systems that allow us to make cost-effective decisions about workforce management is an important part of our commitment to operate as efficiently as we can”.

The Quintiq solution will be delivered in a number of phases, the first one allowing NBN Co to generate cyclic rosters based on specified demand requirements. ‘What-if’ analysis is used to give planners visualisation of possible future scenarios highlighting any potential variations in costing and award violations. Time & Attendance functionality will be used to manage employee timesheets and payroll approval processes.

An employee self-service portal will give workers capability to enter work details, preferences and view roster updates online from anywhere in Australia.

Paul Shepherd, Director of Quintiq Australia and New Zealand, said the contract marks an exciting time for the company and validates its track record in delivering highly successful workforce solutions.

 “Managing a multifaceted workforce demands a dynamic and flexible solution to ensure all business rules and awards are considered. Quintiq has built its reputation on providing workforce solutions with this in mind. We are delighted to be playing a key role in one of Australia’s most important infrastructure projects,” said Mr. Shepherd.