The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-07-23T00:04:00Z SNP Security Deploys ComOps Microster Workforce Management Solution 2013-07-23T00:04:00Z snp-security-deploys-comops-microster-workforce-management-solution ComOps, the leading provider of workforce management solutions, has won a contract to provide a workforce management solution that will optimise the workforce at SNP Security, one of the largest privately-owned security enterprises in Australasia. ComOps’ Microster workforce management software has unique capabilities and services which will address the needs of SNP Security’s vast workforce, providing the organisation with the flexibility to quickly plan and allocate employees for day-to-day operations as well as long term forecasting of resources based on changing demands. SNP chose Microster due to its ability to automate timesheets, allocate available shifts based on skills, cost and suitability, and manage labour costs through web based self-service and mobility modules. SNP employees can access their shifts via mobile devices, view available shifts, and bid for leave and shifts with approvals signed off via an automated workflow. Microster will enable SNP Security management to automate award interpretation providing an audit trail on all rostered hours in accordance with relevant industrial awards and enterprise agreements. Microster’s ability to allocate resources will assist SNP Security to cater for demand, record profitability of day to day operations and ultimately provide the organisation’s customers with a cost effective and quality service. In addition, Microster has the capability to seamlessly interface with multiple core systems such as SNP Security’s Chris 21 payroll and HR software as well as Microsoft Dynamics general ledger systems enabling the organisation to automate customer invoicing through accurate, real-time capture of data. SNP Security’s over 3500 employees and contractors work at a variety of client sites nationwide, including airports, retail shopping malls, hospitals and educational institutions as well as at critical infrastructure, government agencies and in private and public sector property management. Russell Harris, General Manager IT and Business Improvement, SNP Security, said, “We were looking for a solution which could provide a platform for supporting a distributed workforce and be rapidly customised for the specific requirements of the security market. We reviewed several options but selected Microster based on its overall cost and feature functionality. We‘ll now be able to proactively manage labour costs and optimise our employee utilisation in support of compliance and safety regulations. At the same time, we look forward to the positive impact which Microster will have on both the workplace operations and our overall business performance.” About ComOps With a 40-year history of delivering competitive edge through technology, ComOps' Workforce Management Solutions are built on a simple premise: best fit, lowest price, least risk. The company specialises in Workforce Management Solutions & Services, covering; Rostering & Scheduling, Award Interpretation, Labour Cost Management, Fatigue Risk Management, Leave Management, Time & Attendance, Employee Self-Service Portals, Workforce Analytics, Risk Management & Safety Compliance and Learning & Development. By focusing on the three crucial areas of people, productivity and profit, our end-to-end solutions have restored millions to the bottom lines of our clients, made entire workforces more productive and also protected businesses against future risk. ComOps solutions are used by leading public and private sector organisations, including; Bay of Plenty District Health Board, Canterbury District Health Board, DP World, Fortescue Metals Group, Hyatt Group, International Container Terminal Services, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust, Queensland Corrective Services, Queensland Department of Public Works, QUBE Logistics, RailCorp, Toshiba, and TT-Line Company. ComOps is a Microsoft Gold Partner and is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited. To learn more about Microster, please visit the Microster webpage <http://www.comopswfm.com/solution/workforce-optimisation-planning> , or contact us at info@comops.com.au Manila Headquartered International Container Terminal Services Selects ComOps Microster Workforce Management Solution 2013-06-25T02:05:00Z manila-headquartered-international-container-terminal-services-selects-comops-microster-workforce-management-solution ComOps, a leading Australian provider of workforce management solutions, has been selected by Philippine-headquartered International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) to deploy its Microster workforce optimisation software at the organisation’s port service facilities in Manila. ICTSI, a leading global port and container terminal management organisation, will use Microster to efficiently manage variable labour costs, including overtime and roster related fatigue within its port operations in Manila, resulting in improved productivity, efficiency and, ultimately, the organisation’s profitability. Microster replaces ICTSI’s current Excel spreadsheet and paper-based manual processes which offered limited visibility into best overtime allocations and the costs associated with poor decisions. Staff previously assigned to managing the manual roster process will now be employed in more strategic, revenue driving activities. Microster will be deployed with embedded fatigue management and interactive voice response features at employee self-service kiosks within ICTSI’s flagship Port Manila International Terminal. More than 500 individual workers will initially be on-boarded onto Microster, the majority of which work within the company’s operations division. Microster will assist ICTSI to reduce the time it takes to plan and allocate staff for day-to-day operations while ensuring that last minute allocation is as efficient as possible by tracking the actual hours worked, and the skills, competencies and availability of different team members required. Microster will also help to manage overtime costs, effectively roster casual and full-time employees and provide an audit trail on all rostered hours in compliance with all relevant industrial awards and enterprise agreements. The solution will ultimately help align skills-based rosters to the workload requirement to ensure that staff utilisation is optimised. Roberto Locsin, who works for Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) general manager’s office for special projects, said, “We required a system that could more efficiently allocate the best people at the best cost in order to maximise productivity for the business overall. During the review process, we concluded that we required an IT solution that also incorporated governance and process design features as part of an overall comprehensive workforce optimisation solution. “As ComOps already has a strong presence and demonstrated success within the ports and stevedoring industry, the company was a natural choice. At the same time, we obviously looked at the technical and functional features within Microster and recognised that a major advantage was its ability to be configured to our own individual processes. Another useful benefit is that the software utilises best practice rostering techniques that align skills-based rosters to the workload requirement ensuring that staff utilisation is optimised. “We are also very excited about the Microster fatigue management module which will ensure that we can maintain our very high levels of safety within the organisation. After all, if we’re not safe we cannot be productive. Microster will help to roster for peak productivity rather than just filling gaps and potentially exhausting our people. At the same time, the IVR technology will enable us to automate roster availability with each worker and replace what has until recently been a manual and time consuming process.” Microster will be integrated with ICTSI’s existing Navis platform for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, as well as the organisation’s SAP HR, payroll and automatic timesheet software. This will ensure that the rules engine in Microster can allocate personnel based on their skills competency and ensure that the best available operator is assigned to the highest priority equipment. Locsin added, “One of the major contributing factors to our desire to work with ComOps was their team’s demonstrable professionalism and discipline which was evident throughout the evaluation, sales and delivery processes. Microster will give us a right-sized approach to rostering.” About ComOps With a 40-year history of delivering competitive edge through technology, ComOps' Workforce Management Solutions are built on a simple premise: best fit, lowest price, least risk. The company specialises in Workforce Management Solutions & Services, covering; Rostering & Scheduling, Award Interpretation, Labour Cost Management, Fatigue Risk Management, Leave Management, Time & Attendance, Employee Self-Service Portals, Workforce Analytics, Risk Management & Safety Compliance and Learning & Development. By focusing on the three crucial areas of people, productivity and profit, our end-to-end solutions have restored millions to the bottom lines of our clients, made entire workforces more productive and also bullet-proofed businesses against future risk. ComOps' solutions are used by some of the world's most recognised global brands; Toshiba, the Hyatt Group, Sara Lee, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust, RailCorp, QUBE Logistics, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, DP World, Queensland Department of Public Works, City of Melbourne and Tasmanian Fire Services. ComOps is a Microsoft Gold Partner, is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited. To learn more about Microster, please visit the Microster webpage <http://www.comopswfm.com/solution/workforce-optimisation-planning> , or contact us at info@comops.com.au About ICTSI International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is in the business of acquiring, developing, managing and operating container ports and terminals worldwide. Established in December 1987 in the Philippines, ICTSI has become a leading operator, innovator and pioneer in its field. After consolidating and strengthening our base and flagship operations at the Manila International Container Terminal in the Philippines, we realized the potential for an independent international terminal operator like ourselves, and launched an aggressive international and domestic expansion program in 1994. We have a track record that confirms our ability to rapidly adapt to different operating environments, and to add substantial value to our operated terminals by enhancing their efficiency at every level. We also have the proven ability to perform beyond the expectations of central and regional governments of a privatisation process, spanning both developed and emerging economies. We take pride in being a partner in the true sense of the word in the development and management of port operations with governments divesting themselves of maritime port assets by privatisation or sale vehicles. Fortescue Optimises their Pit to Port Workforce with ComOps Workforce Management solutions 2013-03-25T03:57:09Z fortescue-optimises-their-pit-to-port-workforce-with-comops-workforce-management-solutions ComOps, a leading Australian provider of Workforce Management Solutions has secured a contract with Fortescue Metals Group to deploy Microster, their workforce optimisation software with embedded fatigue risk management.  Microster is a complete rostering solution that will ensure best cost, staff coverage for Fortescue’s rail workforce, taking into consideration labour costs, FIFO logistics, flexible scheduling, award interpretation and leave management.Currently Fortescue’s Rail Operations use a series of spread sheets to manage the long and short term rostering of drivers and operators, a manual and very labour intensive process. Frequent last minute changes to the roster need to be made quickly, take into account business rules and can result in complicated changes to ensure that the roster complies with legislative rules. The current process also lacks reporting and visibility into labour related spend. After an extensive tender process, ComOps was selected because of the depth of functionality found within the Microster solution as well as their proven experience within the Pit to Port environment.ComOps Microster will allow Fortescue to build fair and equitable, best cost rosters based on approved budgets and lowest cost methodologies. Rosters will be built using a matrix of complex business rules such as: shift patterns; roles and responsibilities; skills; preferences; legislations; equality and fatigue scoring. Roster Modelling and labour cost assessments can be performed to enforce financial responsibility and to reduce the use of overtime while the Microster Time and Attendance module tracks planned rosters against actuals.Dynamic Leave Management tools ensure Line Managers and Supervisors have the capabilities to optimise the planning of leave and overtime. Workflow alerts for approval ensure fair allocations of leave while considering staffing and shift coverage requirements. Rosters are based on workload demand, available staff skills and bookings by staff members. Short term events that affect rosters, such as sick leave, will no longer cause huge administration burdens and jeopardise operations. Workflows will highlight alternatives and then a new roster can be quickly re-calculated and issued.Troy Bootsma, Superintendent Operational Readiness, Rail Operations, Fortescue, said “The deployment of Microster within Fortescue’s Rail Operations will significantly change our processes for the better. Our rosters will take into account cost, demand and risk factors while automating much of the process. The greater visibility and capabilities will allow us to continue to grow at this rapid pace and help mature our Rail Crew Management processes.”Microster will also allow Fortescue to input roster execution details such as specialised equipment, to track competencies based on frequency of use. Located in the iron ore rich Pilbara region of Western Australia, Fortescue is the world's fourth largest iron ore producer, and in the last six years has experienced unparalleled growth. Fortescue’s railway was the first large-scale railway development undertaken in the Pilbara in more than 40 years and is currently the heaviest haul line in the world with a 40 tonne axle load capacity. About ComOps:With a 40 year history of delivering competitive edge through technology, ComOps’ Workforce Management Solutions are built on a simple premise: best fit, lowest price, least risk.The company specialises in Workforce Management Solutions & Services, covering; Rostering & Scheduling, Award Interpretation, Labour Cost Management, Fatigue Risk Management, Leave Management, Time & Attendance, Employee Self-Service Portals, Workforce Analytics, RiskManagement & Safety Compliance and Learning & Development. By focusing on the three crucial areas of people, productivity and profit, our end-to-end solutions have restored millions to the bottom lines of our clients, made entire workforces more productive and also bullet-proofed businesses against future risk.ComOps’ solutions are used by some of the world’s most recognised global brands; Toshiba, the Hyatt Group, Sara Lee, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust, RailCorp, QUBE Logistics, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, DP World, Queensland Department of Public Works, City of Melbourne and Tasmanian Fire Services to name just a few.ComOps is a Microsoft Gold Partner, is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited and Government Endorsed.For more information visit www.comopswfm.com or contact us info@comops.com.au Cerebos Reduce Risk with a Comprehensive Site Induction and Safety Management Solution from ComOps 2013-02-28T01:20:02Z cerebos-reduce-risk-with-a-comprehensive-site-induction-and-safety-management-solution-from-comops Sydney, 28 February, 2013 - ComOps, a leading Australian provider of workforce management software has won a contract to extend their software within Cerebos, a successful sauce, spice and coffee manufacturer, supplying well-known brands such as  Fountain, Gravox and Toby’s Estate to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Cerebos has been using ComOps’ sophisticated Incident Management software, Salvus, for some time. More recently, they identified that much of their processes around safety, audits, and reporting were quite convoluted, time-consuming and open to risk, due to manual and double handling. All corrective actions, audits, contractor compliance and inductions for visitors were being done manually, meaning that accurate safety and risk reporting across their five divisions was taking up to a week every month to produce. Mariana Assandri, Safety Manager at Cerebos, said  “When I came on board, I realised we were only using the system to log incidents and nothing else. Compulsory safety reporting on KPI’s and injury frequency rates were being done manually from separate spreadsheets and involved a great deal of manipulation, which was not only very time consuming, but also very risky, so I went to market to look at available solutions.” Assandri was after a system that could handle the whole process. She wanted a system that was not only a portal for recording incidents, but one that could facilitate incident investigations, hazard reporting and corrective actions.  “As it stands at the moment, we have cases of people not reporting injuries because of our convoluted manual process. It involves a double up in manual reporting, by both first aiders and supervisors, before investigations by team managers can even begin. Corrective actions from these investigations are then recorded in excel spreadsheets and manually assigned to Managers, who are then responsible for following up the corrective actions and updating the spreadsheet.  I myself then double check these spreadsheets every month – a very time consuming process” added Assandri. Contractor Management was also a challenge. With many contractors coming on site every day and the only means of monitoring the certifications for these contractors being yet another spreadsheet maintained by security guards, they were exposing themselves to potential risks. There were no alerts for expired information; it was a purely manual process. It was also identified that Cerebos needed a better process for handling site inductions. Contractors needed to be inducted to the site before entering, currently done with a simple booklet that the contractor is given to read and sign before entering. Cerebos Employees from other sites were also at risk, as they were only given corporate, not site specific, inductions. Cerebos found that ComOps was the only solution provider in the market that could address both these issues with a comprehensive safety management solution encompassing contractor and employee site inductions. The ComOps Salvus system will be used for safety, risk and claims management. Capturing injuries and environmental incidents through a portal then enabling corrective actions to be assigned to minimise the risks and hazards related to these events. Contractor records will be maintained in the system including certifications and their expiry details, and risk assessment tools enable better risk analysis and management. Automatic workflows then enforce responsibility and escalation processes around any time sensitive and action orientated data. The claims management, rehabilitation and return to work modules will be used to help simplify workers compensation procedures and link this important information back to the original incident, for complete visibility into incidents and their outcomes. Inductions will be addressed with the ComOps LearnSpace module.  A complete Learning Management solution (LMS) within itself, LearnSpace will enable contractors and visitors to electronically complete a short site induction, and once completed, the system will print a visitor pass to allow them entry on site. The ComOps eLearning team will build role appropriate custom induction pieces, ensuring that everyone receives the most suitable training before stepping on-site . The LearnSpace software then keeps an auditable record of these inductions and can also be extended out to cover any learning or training across the organisation. According to Assandri, “It is expected that the implementation of the ComOps solution will have a huge impact on both productivity and incident rates at Cerebos.  Managers will save hours of time compiling reports each month, the integrity of our data will be assured, and with the ability to drill down into the specifics of each and every incident, management will be empowered with the information and knowledge that they need to more proactively manage safety, “The reason that we chose the ComOps solution was that they had all of the modules that we needed, including induction. We really liked the power of the automatic workflows and alerts, which we could configure to our own business model, helping to ensure accountability and speed up the corrective action process. The system is also configured to comply with both Australian and New Zealand safety standards so we could implement it across both countries.” ### About ComOps: With a 40 year history of delivering competitive edge through technology, ComOps’ Workforce Management Solutions are built on a simple premise: best fit, lowest price, least risk. The company specialises in Workforce Management Solutions & Services, covering; Rostering & Scheduling, Award Interpretation, Labour Cost Management, Fatigue Risk Management, Leave Management, Time & Attendance, Employee Self-Service Portals, Workforce Analytics, Risk Management & Safety Compliance, and Learning & Development. By focusing on the three crucial areas of people, productivity and profit, our end-to-end solutions have restored millions to the bottom lines of our clients, made entire workforces more productive and also bullet-proofed businesses against future risk. ComOps solutions are used by some of the world’s most recognised global brands; Toshiba, the Hyatt Group, Sara Lee, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust, RailCorp, QUBE Logistics, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, DP World, Queensland Department of Public Works, City of Melbourne, and Tasmanian Fire Services to name just a few. ComOps is a Microsoft Gold Partner, is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited and Government Endorsed. Luv-a-Duck to Centralise and Improve and Safety with ComOps Salvus 2013-02-15T01:16:33Z luv-a-duck-to-centralise-and-improve-and-safety-with-comops-salvus-1 ComOps, a leading Australian provider of workforce management software has won a contract to deploy Salvus, its safety, risk and claims management software at Luv-a-Duck, a 42-year-old Australian owned and operated agribusiness and one of the country's leading producers of duck products.Salvus will replace Luv-a-Duck's combination of manual processes and basic software solutions, which could no longer service the needs of the Luv-a-Duck business model across its multiple locations.Luv-a-Duck is a fully integrated operation, that includes egg production, breeding, hatching, growing, processing, and selling and distribution divisions. The main farm and processing plant are located in Nhill, Victoria; some 4 hours from Luv-a-Duck's head office in Port Melbourne and with 140 of their 220 staff located there, managing safety incidents and hazards was becoming more and more complicated and the delay in getting manual records from the processing plant to the relevant people at head office, was simply not practical or reliable."We were after a best of breed safety system. A system where all of our safety information could be recorded, analysed and quickly actioned within one place so that we could not only improve visibility into our safety status across all sites, but also ensure that the relevant people could be notified of incidents in a timely and consistent manner, regardless of their location," stated Antoinette Avery, Human Resources Manager at Luv-a-Duck.With its comprehensive incident management and reporting connected to hazards and actions, the ComOps Salvus solution will give Luv-a-Duck the visibility that they need, allowing them to not only delve into in-depth analysis and reporting, but to also ensure that the necessary actions are being taken to help maintain and improve their active approach to safety.Ms Avery added "Our Safety is something that we take a strong stance on. We want our people to come to work knowing that their well-being is valued and that they are operating within a safe environment. After having our incident rate increase four to five years ago, we have really worked hard over recent years to change the safety culture around here and I am proud to say that the numbers of incidents have been dramatically reduced. The fast growing nature of the business however, coupled with the distance between our sites meant that keeping this up into the future was going to be tough. The integrated nature of Salvus will not only allow us to delve deeper into the statistics for further insights to help ensure that those trends continue down, but the real time reporting and notifications will allow us to perform analysis and implement corrective actions quicker and far more effectively."Luv-a-Duck's decision to proceed with the ComOps Salvus solution was a combination of many factors, including some of the synergies that existed between the two organisations. According to Ms Avery "What we liked about ComOps was not only the fact that like us they were a forty year old Australian based organisation, but it was also the level of support that comes with their systems and the up-to-date information and automatic system processes that will help us ensure that we remain compliant with changing legislation. The user friendly system interface also makes it really easy for managers to quickly record incidents as they occur, reducing the lag in reporting that comes about through manual process, and helping to keep us aligned with the company's vision of innovativeness and efficiency through technology."Luv-a-Duck are taking a phased implementation approach with Salvus, starting with the incident module.About ComOps:With a 40 year history of delivering competitive edge through technology, ComOps' Workforce Management Solutions are built on a simple premise: best fit, lowest price, least risk.The company specialises in Workforce Management Solutions & Services, covering; Rostering & Scheduling, Award Interpretation, Labour Cost Management, Fatigue Risk Management, Leave Management, Time & Attendance, Employee Self-Service Portals, Workforce Analytics, Risk Management & Safety Compliance, and Learning & Development. By focusing on the three crucial areas of people, productivity and profit, our end-to-end solutions have restored millions to the bottom lines of our clients, made entire workforces more productive and also bullet-proofed businesses against future risk.ComOps solutions are used by some of the world's most recognised global brands; Toshiba, the Hyatt Group, Sara Lee, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust, RailCorp, QUBE Logistics, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, DP World, Queensland Department of Public Works, City of Melbourne, and Tasmanian Fire Services to name just a few.ComOps is a Microsoft Gold Partner, is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited and Government Endorsed.www.comopswfm.com Korellus Launches Procure-to-Pay Automation for greater productivity and capital management 2013-02-04T01:02:43Z korellus-launches-procure-to-pay-automation-for-greater-productivity-and-capital-management 1st February, 2013Korellus, the ERP division of ComOps Limited, has launched an innovative Procure-to-Pay (P2P) automation solution designed to streamline the complete procurement transaction lifecycle. This automation software encompasses the complete process from requisition and ordering, through to final invoice handling, enabling significant cost savings and productivity efficiencies as well as better cash flow forecasting and capital management.   Time savings from P2P automation are significant.  No longer is it necessary for an employee to manually create a purchase request, physically seek approval(s), submit paper forms to various departments, and again manually perform the route in reverse once the product is delivered and the invoice received.  The Korellus P2P automation solution negates the need for these manual processes with a scanning & capture component that interprets the invoice. Then smart business process management automates the entire approval and review workflow, allowing invoices to be automatically submitted for electronic approval, in any location. Employees can then be redeployed on more strategic and productive tasks. Results in the U.K., where P2P automation is prevalent, have shown automation can reduce the time and cost to process an invoice by up to 50%, increase accuracy rates and reduce the AP overhead by 33-60%, thus lowering costs and increasing productivity. By automating the P2P cycle, it provides greater control and clarity of capital management. Organisations can mitigate risk by maintaining real time visibility of committed spend from all offices, thus making cash flow forecasting easier and more accurate. It also enables improved vendor relationships, enabling discount negotiations centred on the ability to make prompt payment commitments. With today’s profit margins being more and more stretched, this can result in considerable cost savings, particularly within wholesale, distribution & manufacturing companies. Hard to track paper trails can also be eliminated, reducing costs and creating an electronic document storage and retrieval solution. Documents are automatically sent to the correct departments and then stored electronically, making them available whenever required. Integrated with any ERP/Finance system, Korellus P2P automation has secure mobile access from any mobile device, anywhere in the world, at any time. It can also be expanded to include Collaborative Planning & Budgeting; Employee Expenses; Timesheets; H.R. Forms; and automation of any other business process & workflow.About ComOps:ComOps Limited has a 40-year history in the IT industry and listed on the ASXin 1999. The company develops sells, implements, hosts and supports Enterprise and Workforce Management software solutions under individual brands; Korellus ERP and ComOps Workforce Management Solutions. These solutions are used by a range of blue chip clients such as Toll Transport, Sensis, RACQ, Steinhoff Asia Pacific (Freedom Furniture), Australia Post, Toshiba, Dulux, Canon, Queensland Government, NSW Lotteries, DP World and Commonwealth Bank. For more information, visit www.comops.com.au. ComOps is a Microsoft Gold Partner, Progress Premier Partner, is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited and Government Endorsed. ComOps Limited and SAP Australia and New Zealand commence OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partnership 2013-02-04T00:36:40Z comops-limited-and-sap-australia-and-new-zealand-commence-oem-original-equipment-manufacturer-partnership 31st January, 2013ComOps Limited and SAP Australia and New Zealand (SAP ANZ) today announced they have signed an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) agreement. Under the agreement ComOps will integrate SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) portfolio to its Workforce Management and Korellus ERP software and resell it as an Analytics suite.“ComOps develops, sells and supports Workforce Management and ERP software solutions that are used by a range of blue chip clients in a number of industries,” said Daniel Sheahan, CEO, ComOps Limited.  “We recognised the opportunity to provide our customers with enhanced business intelligence functionality to greatly improve the user experience and visibility into their business.  As leaders in delivering business outcomes for companies looking to reduce costs, or optimise workforce productivity, complex what if analysis and reporting is a key component. While we have the data itself, we wanted a more powerful presentation platform that reflected the capabilities of our software,“After looking at the leading third parties in this space we selected SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions because it will provide our customers with true workforce business analysis, and access to critical data and information on both desktop and mobile devices. Our customers want to manage their workforce in real time and to react quickly to business and market changes. The software provides a complete suite of capabilities ranging from dashboards and management reports, to custom report development and ad-hoc data query.  The highly flexible and configurable software transforms data into information that organisations can use to make better decisions to manage enterprise performance and legislation compliance, continued Sheahan.  Simon Urry, SAP Embedded Solutions and OEM Platforms Sales Executive said: “SAP continuously strives to build strong relationships with industry leaders. We look for partners who can complement the SAP portfolio by adding innovation and providing maximum value to customers and the user experience. To help our OEM partners to be successful, we provide a wide range of services, including flexible licensing options, sales, marketing and technical support and education and consulting programs via an OEM programme that has been running for nearly 20 years now.” # # #  About ComOps Limited ComOps Limited has a 40-year history in the IT industry and listed on the ASX in 1999. The company develops, sells, implements, hosts and supports Enterprise and Workforce Management software solutions under individual brands; ComOps Workforce Management Solutions and Korellus ERP. These solutions are used by a range of blue chip clients such as Toll Transport, Sensis, RACQ, Steinhoff Asia Pacific (Freedom Furniture), Australia Post, Toshiba, Dulux, Canon, Queensland Government, NSW Lotteries, DP World and Commonwealth Bank. For more information, visit www.comops.com.au. 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SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and other countries.  Please see http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx#trademark for additional trademark information and noticesFollow SAP on Twitter at @SAPANZ Korellus ERP Partners with ReadSoft to Deliver Significant Productivity Gains and cost reductions in critical Document Processing 2012-12-06T23:14:09Z korellus-erp-partners-with-readsoft-to-deliver-significant-productivity-gains-and-cost-reductions-in-critical-document-processing Korellus ERP, a ComOps Limited company, and leading Australasian provider of Enterprise Resource Planning & Business Process Automation solutions, has today announced a strategic partnership with ReadSoft, creators of the world’s most widely used invoice processing solution. Combining the powerful Readsoft automation data capture facility with Korellus ERP allows information from business documents to be captured automatically, without the need for manual data entry. Korellus’ powerful workflow engine can then pick out pertinent data from documents such as accounts payable invoices and electronically send that information to the relevant person for approval. The new solution will allow companies to automate their document flow, resulting in substantial data entry cost reductions, faster response times, and better overall workflow control. Korellus’ combined automated data capture and workflow solution makes it possible to dramatically reduce the manual document handling for any type of information, from HR documents and timesheets to invoices. Further gains in control of received and invoiced goods, along with time savings from automatic purchase order matching, automatic posting of invoices, enhanced security, less manual work, shorter processing time, decreased total cost for supplier handling, and early notification of errors are also just some of the benefits that this world leading solution can provide. Improved visibility of day-to-day financial status information used to make important business decisions and substantial savings in valuable time at the end of every month, quarter, and year will also make an enormous difference to the bottom line of users of the new Korellus solution.   Frank Volckmar, Managing Director – ReadSoft Oceania says, “Every company, irrespective of its size, wants to better manage and reduce the costs associated with invoice processing.  We are pleased to be working with Korellus ERP and look forward to assisting businesses streamline their invoice processes and improve business performance.” Daniel Sheahan, CEO Korellus ERP added: “We are pleased to be partnering with ReadSoft, the leader in automated data capture. The integration of ReadSoft into our ERP solutions will allow our clients to benefit from even greater savings and business efficiencies through faster, less expensive document processing and increased productivity. “   About Korellus Organisations today recognise the value of technology and modernising their processes to gain competitive advantages. Korellus ERP, a ComOps company, is focused on solving real business challenges with robust, practical and innovative solutions. Whether an organisation needs solutions to help it run, grow or transform, Korellus ERP combines both IT and industry expertise to deliver best of breed solutions. From reporting and financial transactions, through to online and remote sales, Korellus ERP encompasses Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Point-Of-Sale (POS), Field Automation, Business Process Management and Business Intelligence to help business run faster and smarter. Offering flexibility in implementation, clients have the choice of on-premise installations or cloud based offerings. Throughout its 40 year history of servicing the Transport and logistics, Manufacturing, Distribution & Wholesale, Services, Retail, FMCG, Mining, Heavy Industry, Healthcare and Government industries, Korellus ERP has been providing integrated solutions to create efficiencies and empower businesses to make smarter, more informed decisions.   About Readsoft ReadSoft is the global leader in the development and sales of software solutions for Document Process Automation. Established in 1991, ReadSoft was first to bring free form technology for invoice processing to market and first to achieve certifications to enterprise resource planning systems. ReadSoft has become the global technology leader, with operations in 16 countries, and partners in an additional 70. ReadSoft pride themselves on having the largest and most innovative development department in the industry, with professional services to assist customers and partners on a global basis. ReadSoft’s vision is to free businesses everywhere from manual document handling.   ComOps Launches Korellus ERP for Business Optimisation 2012-11-08T07:40:23Z comops-launches-korellus-erp-for-business-optimisation ComOps, a leading Australasian provider of business software products and services, announces the next stage in its transformation process with the establishment of Korellus ERP. This new brand and wholly owned subsidiary of ComOps Limited will provide next generation ERP, POS, Field  Automation, and Business Intelligence to the mid and upper markets. Inspired by the Australian Corella bird, Korellus ERP was chosen to represent the organisation as it moves into the international market place. Providing integrated solutions to create efficiencies and empower businesses to make smarter, more informed decisions, Korellus ERP will capitalise on its 40 year history of servicing the Transport and Logistics, Retail, FMCG, Mining, Heavy Industry, Healthcare and Government industries. Korellus ERP will become synonymous with best practice business management, and will go to market with ComOps’ highly successful Enterprise Resource Planning applications, Business Analytics, and  Mobile Field and Sales Force Automation system. The integrated POS and eCommerce solution for retail will finally enable a singular customer experience for retailers delivering across both web and storefronts. These core applications will be supported with the upcoming release of best of breed business intelligence and process management solutions. Organisations today recognise the value of technology and modernising their processes to gain competitive advantages. Korellus ERP is focused on solving real business challenges with robust, practical and innovative solutions. Whether an organisation needs solutions to help it run, grow or transform, Korellus ERP combines both IT and industry expertise to deliver best of breed solutions. Offering flexibility in implementation, clients have the choice of on-premise installations or cloud based offerings. Daniel Sheahan, CEO of ComOps says: This new venture and rebranding of Korellus ERP is the next step in the ongoing evolution of ComOps, pushing forward as a recognised leader in both ERP and Workforce Management. The separation of these two businesses will allow us to focus our strong domain knowledge and intellectual capital under individual brands, to become synonymous with best practice software solutions in both areas.” Daniel Sheahan, CEO of ComOps says: This new venture and rebranding of Korellus ERP is the next step in the ongoing evolution of ComOps, pushing forward as a recognised leader in both ERP and Workforce Management. The separation of these two businesses will allow us to focus our strong domain knowledge and intellectual capital under individual brands, to become synonymous with best practice software solutions in both areas.”ComOps Limited has a 40-year history in the IT industry and listed on the ASX in 1999. The company develops, sells, implements, hosts and supports Enterprise and Workforce Management software solutions under individual brands; ComOps WFM and Korellus ERP. These solutions are used by a range of blue chip clients such as Toll Transport, Sensis, RACQ, Steinhoff Asia Pacific (Freedom Furniture), Australia Post, Toshiba, Dulux, Canon, Queensland Government, NSW Lotteries, DP World and Commonwealth Bank, with over 8000 users worldwide. ComOps is also a Microsoft Gold Partner, Progress Premier Partner, is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited and Government Endorsed.   ComOps and Portside Solutions Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement to Target International Ports 2012-09-18T01:07:46Z comops-and-portside-solutions-sign-strategic-partnership-agreement-to-target-international-ports ComOps, a leading Australasian provider of workforce management solutions has announced an international reseller agreement with specialist employee relations consultancy – Portside Solutions Pty. Ltd. The agreement will see the global consultancy engage in both selling and implementing the ComOps workforce optimisation solution – Microster, into container ports across Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.   Since being established in 2007, Portside Solutions has provided consulting services to many global organisations including DP World, Tasports, Capital Stevedores, APMT (Singapore), OMSA, TfNSW and QUBE Logistics, Australia’s largest bulk and general provider. The consultancy is owned by seasoned stevedore executive Ray Lee, former Director of Operations for DP World in Australia.   With decades of experience from the ground up, the qualified team of professionals at Portside Solutions are able to cover all aspects of the unique ports industry. From terminal operating procedures and cargo handling (vessel and landside) through to industrial relations, HR, safety, security, and IT and TOS project management, implementing systems and strategies to enhance operational performance is at the forefront of the Portside Solutions service.   Microster is a highly specialised workforce management software solution with a long history within the ports and shipping industry. Microster includes rostering/scheduling, award interpretation, fatigue risk scoring and dynamic leave management. The solution offers enormous benefit to organisations that have complex workplace agreements that need to be tracked and refined on an on‐going basis and it has been implemented into some of the largest and most complex workforces across Australia and New Zealand.   With the addition of Microster to their portfolio, Portside Solutions will focus their efforts on marketing to port management and assisting them to better manage rostering, meet work rules and productivity requirements and minimise their costs.   According to Ray Lee “whilst terms and conditions may vary, the labour environment and culture is quite similar across ports in different countries. Stevedores ultimately appreciate being able to use technology to plan their working hours and leave more efficiently”.  The Microster solution uses technology to speed up roster allocation giving employees a variety of options to receive shift information and provide their own input into the planning process. Through Microster ‘Self Service’, employees select and confirm shifts using IVR (Interactive Voice Response), SMS, online portals and email. The solution can also be configured for a wide variety of employment agreements, different work rules and other local conditions.   ComOps CEO Daniel Sheahan said of the recent partnership “We are excited to be partnering with Portside Solutions. They have tremendous industry experience and a proven track record within the ports. Their sound business insight and industry knowledge provides for a very strong strategic partnership as we introduce Microster to the global stevedoring market.”   Stevedoring companies already benefiting from the Microster solution include DP World and QUBE, along with other leading Australian organisations such as BHP Billiton Iron Ore, NSW RailCorp and the Department of Corrections in both Queensland and South Australia.   About ComOps Limted   With a 40 year history of delivering competitive edge through technology, ComOps’ Workforce Management Solutions are built on a simple premise: best fit, lowest price, least risk.   The company specialises in Workforce Management Solutions & Services, covering; Rostering &  Scheduling, Award Interpretation, Labour Cost Management, Fatigue Risk Management, Leave Management, Time & Attendance, Employee Self-Service Portals, Workforce Analytics, Risk Management & Safety Compliance, and Learning & Development. By focusing on the three crucial areas of people, productivity and profit, our end-to-end solutions have restored millions to the bottom lines of our clients, made entire workforces more productive and also bullet-proofed businesses against future risk.   ComOps solutions are used by some of the world’s most recognised global brands; Toshiba, the Hyatt Group, Sara Lee, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust, RailCorp, QUBE Logistics, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, DP World, Queensland Department of Public Works, City of Melbourne, Tasmanian Fire Services and Virgin Blue to name just a few.  ComOps is a Microsoft Gold Partner, is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited and Government Endorsed. Rail Corporation of New South Wales Extends Deployment of ComOps Microster Workforce Management 2012-07-31T06:01:00Z rail-corporation-of-new-south-wales-extends-deployment-of-comops-microster-workforce-management ComOps, a leading Australian provider of Business software products and services, has secured a contract to extend the deployment of its Microster Workforce Management software solution across the Asset Maintenance and Cleaning Services Divisions within Rail Corporation of New South Wales (RailCorp). Microster was chosen following successful adoption of the software in RailCorp’s Maintenance Depots within the Rolling Stock Division. This new deployment means that up to 8,500 Railcorp employees or around 60 per cent of the organisation’s workforce will now have their shift time rostered through the ComOps platform. Microster’s functionality includes all-in-one features for rostering, award interpretation and reporting as well as technical capabilities for analytics which assist in improving resource performance. It is designed to intuitively and intelligently perform roster planning and maintenance through the use of real-time visual cues and alerts, ensuring that roster decisions remain workload driven while managing the labour costs and complying with mandatory regulations. The Microster software solution will replace RailCorp’s various interim and temporary in-house developed solutions for managing the rostering and recording of around 3,000 staff. At the same time, Microster will help to improve staff scheduling, labour utilisation and assist with fatigue management as well as facilitating leave plans, overtime and staff utilisation. Prashant Vaidya, ICT Portfolio Manager, Railcorp, said, “The expanded deployment of Microster across Railcorp will provide staff with visibility into their shift schedules while management will benefit from greater insight into ensuring that the right staff are deployed at the right time according to their particular skill set and availability. “ComOps has delivered and supported the rostering solution for the organisation over the past eight years that met the needs of RailCorp staff rostering. We look forward to the ongoing benefits of Microster to our organisation and employees once this new deployment becomes fully operational.” About ComOps Limited ComOps Limited has a 40-year history in the IT industry and listed on the ASX in 1999. The company develops, sells, implements, hosts and supports Enterprise and Workforce Management software solutions, including Workforce Optimisation, OH&S, Learning Management, Business Intelligence, ERP, Mobile Sales Management and eCommerce. These solutions are used by a range of blue chip clients such as Toll Transport, Sensis, RACQ, Steinhoff Asia Pacific (Freedom Furniture), Australia Post, Toshiba, Dulux, Canon, Queensland Government, NSW Lotteries, DP World and Commonwealth Bank, with over 8000 users worldwide. ComOps is a Microsoft Gold Partner, Progress Premier Partner, is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited and Government Endorsed. Spirit of Tasmania Operators Select ComOps’ Workforce Management Platform 2012-04-23T06:27:00Z spirit-of-tasmania-operators-select-comops-workforce-management-platform Sydney, 23 April 2012 - ComOps, a leading Australian provider of business software products and services, has won a contract to deploy its Microster Workforce Management software solution at TT-Line Company Pty Ltd, the company operating the Spirit of Tasmania shipping service which links mainland Australia to Tasmania. Microster will replace TT-Line’s existing manual Excel spreadsheet, database and paper-based system for managing rostering and recording crew muster requirements. The solution was chosen following a 12 month evaluation during which time several solutions were reviewed. It was selected based on its feature functionality, ease of use and all-in-one features for rostering, award interpretation and reporting as well as technical capabilities for analytics which will result in improved resource performance. Microster is designed to intuitively and intelligently perform roster planning and maintenance through the use of real-time visual cues and alerts, ensuring that roster decisions remain workload driven while complying with mandatory regulations and critical service drivers. Microster will empower TT-Line to transform the effectiveness of its crew replacement activities and data capture through a ‘best in class’ rostering software solution. Other solution features will help to improve staff scheduling, control of overtime and absence management, improve labour utilisation and minimise administration costs. TT-Line currently employs approximately 600 staff. Microster will be fully operational by late September 2012 in time for the summer peak travel period. About ComOps Limited ComOps Limited has a 40-year history in the IT industry in Australasia and listed on the ASX in 1999. The company develops, sells, implements, hosts and supports software solutions in the ERP, Business Intelligence, Mobile Sales Force Automation, eCommerce, Retail, Risk Management & Safety Compliance, Workforce Management and Human Capital Management markets. These solutions are used by a range of blue chip clients such as Toll Transport, Sensis, RACQ, Steinhoff Asia Pacific (Freedom Furniture), Heinz, Australia Post, Toshiba, Dulux, Canon, Queensland Government, NSW Lotteries, DP World, Virgin Blue and Commonwealth Bank to name just a few. ComOps is a Microsoft Gold Partner, Progress Premier Partner, is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited and Government Endorsed. ComOps Appoints Two New Independent Non-Executive Directors 2012-02-22T23:48:00Z comops-appoints-two-new-independent-non-executive-directors-1 Sydney, 23 February 2012 - ComOps, a leading Australasian provider of business software products and services, has announced the appointment of two independent non-executive board directors. Tim Cavill joins the ComOps Board of Directors with over 25 years’ of industry experience spanning multiple sectors including IT, telecommunications, professional services and health. He is currently Regional General Manager ANZ at International SOS, the world’s leading international healthcare, medical assistance, and security services company. Prior, he spent more than 10 years at SAP in a variety of leadership roles both in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region. He was previously Managing Director of Viewlocity, a US-based supply chain software company and was also National Sales Manager at Attache Software. Murray Creighton also joins the ComOps Board of Directors with more than 35 years’ experience in the IT industry with a focus on enterprise software and services solutions. During this time, he has had extensive experience in various roles, initially in sales and management followed by more than 20 years in general management and senior executive positions. These appointments have included Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan for Siebel Systems and Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan for PeopleSoft. He was also Managing Director for the Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand, for System Software Associates (SSA). In addition, he was also Group Vice President for Taleo, a global leader in the provision of talent management, and Vice President for Asia Pacific for Cramer, an OSS solutions provider for the telecommunications industry subsequently acquired by Amdocs. Richard Bradley, Managing Director, said, “We are delighted that Tim Cavill and Murray Creighton have joined the ComOps Board as independent non-executive directors at this time. They have tremendous industry experience and proven track records in driving momentum, achieving success, and capitalising on market opportunities. We look forward to the benefit that their business insight and industry execution of corporate strategies will bring to ComOps moving forward.” About ComOps Limited ComOps Limited is a leading Australasian business solutions provider, founded in 1972 and listed on the ASX in 1999. ComOps develops, sells, implements, hosts and supports software solutions in the Safety, Risk and Claims Management, Workforce Optimisation, Recruitment, eLearning, Business Intelligence, ERP, Mobile Sales Force Automation, eCommerce and Retail Management markets. These solutions are used by a range of blue chip clients such as Toll Transport, Sensis, RACQ, Steinhoff Asia Pacific (Freedom Furniture), Heinz, Australia Post, Toshiba, Dulux, Canon, Queensland Government, NSW Lotteries, DP World, Virgin Blue and Commonwealth Bank to name just a few. ComOps is a Microsoft Gold Partner, Progress Premier Partner, is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited and Government Endorsed. Kordia To Deploy ComOps Best Practice Safety and Risk Management Platform 2012-02-01T03:32:00Z kordia-to-deploy-comops-best-practice-safety-and-risk-management-platform Sydney, 1 February 2012 – ComOps, a leading Australian provider of business software products and services, has won a competitive tender to deploy its Salvus safety, risk and claims management software solution at Kordia, one of Australia’s largest telecommunications systems integration service delivery organisations. Salvus will replace the organisation’s existing manual Excel spreadsheet, database and paper-based system for recording workplace incidents and hazards which was unable to keep up with the company’s fast paced growth. At the same time, Salvus will enable Kordia to efficiently handle the tracking of incident and hazard reporting on behalf of its workforce, many of whom are located in regional and remote areas. “We selected Salvus following a comprehensive market review and recognised that it was the clear leader in terms of its rich functionality, ease of use and support for overall WHS compliance. We also realised the positive impact which Salvus has achieved for complementary industry organisations and concluded that it would be a perfect fit for a telecommunications company,” says Richard Nederkoorn, National QSE (Quality, Safety and Environment) Manager, Kordia Solutions. Once fully deployed, Salvus will provide Kordia management with increased visibility into incident reporting which will greatly improve corporate governance, reduce the possibility of negligence or potential litigation, and maintain compliance with work safety practices and quality standards accreditation. These include Kordia’s compliance with existing accreditations to ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environment and AS 4801 OHS management systems. Salvus provides a singular format to assess risk and capture incident details, including mandatory fields to guarantee information validity. Its ad hoc reporting and graph generators provide for fast, custom reporting. The software also includes a central system that provides access to documents from remote locations. Senior management will benefit from being able to access up-to-date information at any time, a direct result of the more timely reporting of QSE incidents. Salvus also automatically notifies designated divisional staff to an incident or hazard when necessary, so they can then analyse the quality, safety and environment issues at hand, in terms of where incidents arise and take steps to mitigate any incidents or hazards. Kordia specialises in designing, building and maintaining challenging and critical telecommunications systems and employs more than 750 engineers, operations and maintenance experts. It also has access to more than 1,000 contractors across Australia. The company intends to recruit hundreds of new staff in the next few months. “Salvus is a product from a reputable, successful company and is an integral part of our strategy to become Australia’s leading service provider of telecommunications and wireless network services. Ultimately, it will give management greater visibility into the overall WHS performance of the business with senior directors getting instantaneous information on operations. We have a solid track record of innovative, industry-recognised solutions and Salvus will assist us to maintain our market leadership moving forward,” says Mr Nederkoorn. Kordia will commence deployment of Salvus in early 2012. About ComOps Limited ComOps Limited has a 39-year history in the IT industry in Australasia and listed on the ASX in 1999. The company develops, sells, implements, hosts and supports software solutions in the ERP, Business Intelligence, Mobile Sales Force Automation, eCommerce, Retail, Risk Management & Safety Compliance, Workforce Management and Human Capital Management markets. These solutions are used by a range of blue chip clients such as Toll Transport, Sensis, RACQ, Steinhoff Asia Pacific (Freedom Furniture), Heinz, Australia Post, Toshiba, Dulux, Canon, Queensland Government, NSW Lotteries, DP World, Virgin Blue and Commonwealth Bank to name just a few. ComOps is a Microsoft Gold Partner, Progress Premier Partner, is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited and Government Endorsed. York Precision Plastics Zooms in on ComOps Business Intelligence 2011-12-05T02:52:00Z york-precision-plastics-zooms-in-on-comops-business-intelligence Sydney, 5 December 2011 – ComOps, a leading Australian provider of business software products and services, has announced that it will deploy its business intelligence platform, ComOps BI, at York Precision Plastics (YPP), Australia’s leading manufacturer of prismatic lens panels and wraparound lighting diffusers. ComOps BI will integrate with YPP’s ComOps BMS business management platform which was originally deployed in 1998 and has scaled successfully in providing ongoing financial reporting in line with the company’s organic growth. “In adopting ComOps BI, we wanted a seamless approach to extract financial data from BMS and provide our middle level management with the capability to analyse information across both our major facilities and in the supply chain itself for specific business processes such as stock control, debtor analysis, general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable,” said Glenn Rufford, Financial Director, York Precision Plastics. YPP’s middle management have traditionally relied on summarised information from Excel spreadsheets when compiling monthly, quarterly and annual reports. ComOps BI will replace the company’s traditional spreadsheet approach to transactional reporting. The system will enable the company to simply and readily generate key performance indicators, dashboards and graphs and provide the organisation’s management team with automated browser-based visibility of the company’s key performance indicators. ComOps BI will also help YPP to unify its diverse administrative and financial applications in a single platform across all locations and systems. Users will get a transparent, accurate and timely enterprise view of financial performance as the solution automates and structures the financial consolidation process, provides centralised control and collection of data, supports the improvement of the internal controls environment and ensures delivery of valid, financial performance information for internal and external reporting. At the same time, ComOps BI dashboards provide a snap shot of relevant performance details such as transaction alerts, field force accomplishments, sales forecasts and order updates. “One of the benefits of ComOps BMS has been that transactions captured in one area of the business can be accounted for in another part of the company’s operations, eliminating the risk of manual or overlapping processes. ComOps BI will now be used to consolidate and enhance our financial management reporting, providing a single view of data drawn from the company's BMS applications. Making ComOps the common reporting platform across the organisation offers savings in licence costs, savings in software administration and maintenance, and capitalises on the existing ComOps skills within the business,” says Rufford. The new solution also includes services for greater flexibility in the delivery of reports to staff and improved auditing capabilities through recording of information such as who is using the system, which reports and queries are being run, and the cost of queries to system resources. “This project is all about decision making and using information. It's about people not spending their time collating and formatting data but rather having them analyse information so that they can obtain value from it. We expect that ComOps BI will assist us by combining all the different types of data within our business and making it possible for us to identify process and planning efficiencies,” says Rufford. Over the years, York Precision Plastics has deployed its industrial sheeting and lighting solutions in a diverse range of venues across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, including Harbour Side at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, Sydney Airport and within Woolworths stores around the country. “ComOps BI will now enable us to continue to exceed the expectations of our customers with regards to the efficiency and flexibility of our service. While the ComOps BMS system is absolutely great, ComOps BI will enable us to further support our business with a dashboard analysis solution which is truly leading edge,” says Rufford. York Precision Plastics (YPP) began operations in Australia in 1969 as K-Lite Pty Ltd, and has since become the leading manufacturer of prismatic lens panels and wraparound lighting diffusers in Australia. The company employs over 60 people and occupies a hectare of factory, warehouse and office space in the south-western Sydney suburb of Riverwood, New South Wales. In addition to its Sydney operations, YPP has sales offices and warehouses in Sunshine West, Victoria; Brendale, Queensland; and East Tamaki, New Zealand. About ComOps Limited ComOps Limited has a 39-year history in the IT industry in Australasia and listed on the ASX in 1999. The company develops, sells, implements, hosts and supports software solutions in the ERP, Business Intelligence, Mobile Sales Force Automation, eCommerce, Retail, Risk Management & Safety Compliance, Workforce Management and Human Capital Management markets. These solutions are used by a range of blue chip clients such as Toll Transport, Sensis, RACQ, Steinhoff Asia Pacific (Freedom Furniture), Heinz, Australia Post, Toshiba, Dulux, Canon, Queensland Government, NSW Lotteries, DP World, Virgin Blue and Commonwealth Bank to name just a few. ComOps is a Microsoft Gold Partner, Progress Premier Partner, is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accredited and Government Endorsed.