The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-11-07T02:57:41Z Presence of IT Joins Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer Program to Drive Customer Success 2017-11-07T02:57:41Z presence-of-it-joins-oracle-cloud-excellence-implementer-program-to-drive-customer-success Sydney, 7 November 2017 – Presence of IT, a global provider of HR, payroll and workforce management solutions and Platinum level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has joined the Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI) program. Oracle launched the CEI partner program at OpenWorld 2017 to accelerate customers’ digital transformation in the cloud. The program recognises and rewards partners that continually demonstrate expertise, a successful track record, and superior customer satisfaction in delivering high quality Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloud implementations to customers. Shane Grobler, Co-CEO, Presence of IT, said: “We are honoured to have joined the new Oracle CEI programme as it recognises our dedication to customer excellence and cements our position as a leader in the HCM market. Working with partners that have achieved this status means that customers have access to a team of highly skilled and qualified professionals with a strong history of successful Oracle cloud implementations.” The CEI program was developed to provide customers with a clear, objective and informative view of partner qualifications for implementing Oracle SaaS solutions. Through the OPN Solutions Catalog, customers are now able to identify and engage with partner firms that best align to their specific project needs. Access to this information helps customers minimise implementation risk, quickly adopt new cloud functionality, and realize the maximum potential of the Oracle Cloud.. “Oracle is committed to helping our partners drive customer success across the Oracle Cloud portfolio,” said Camillo Speroni, Vice President of Worldwide Strategic Alliances, Oracle. “We remain committed to providing partners with the training and resources needed to drive customer advocacy, and make the journey to cloud as smooth and successful as possible for customers.” For more information about the CEI program, visit www.oracle.com/partners/goto/cei. About Presence of IT Presence of IT is a global leader in the world’s foremost HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions. We provide thought leadership, process improvement, software implementation and support services in human capital management to Australia’s largest private and public sector organisations. Our strength is the excellence of our people and our focus is on our clients. This focus has seen us evolve into a global organisation to better support our clients in their respective markets, the world over. More information at: www.presenceofit.com.au. About Oracle PartnerNetwork Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners. Trademarks Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Presence of IT Receives SAP® APJ Partner Excellence Award 2017 for Cloud Customer Success 2017-02-21T23:45:36Z -309 Sydney — 22 February 2017 — Presence of IT, a global leader in HR, payroll and workforce management solutions, today announced it is the recipient of an SAP® APJ Partner Excellence Award 2017 for Cloud Customer Success. The awards, presented at SAP's Field Kick-Off Meeting 2017 in Singapore recognise the top-performing SAP partners in the Asia Pacific and Japan region that have made outstanding contributions to driving customers’ digital transformation. Presence of IT has been – in partnership with SAP – instrumental in helping customers adopt innovation easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably and run more simply with SAP solutions. Presence of IT co-CEO Shane Grobler said: “We are honoured to be recognised as a top SAP partner in the APJ region for the third consecutive year. As the cloud and the Human Capital Management (HCM) market continue to grow, so does our business and commitment to our customers. We’ll continue to build on this momentum as more and more companies look to make the most their HR and HCM services through the cloud.” Presence of IT was selected for the Award from SAP's wide-ranging partner base, and the winning criteria is based on internal SAP sales data. A steering committee composed of regional and global SAP representatives determined winning partners in each category according to numerous criteria such as sales achievement and performance. Awards were presented in a variety of categories, including overall sales, innovation, technology, services and solution-specific areas. “I am extremely pleased to recognize and congratulate Presence of IT as the recipient of the SAP APJ Partner Excellence Award 2017 for Cloud Customer Success,” said ‎Anthony McMahon, SVP General Business & Channels Asia Pacific & Japan. “Presence of IT is leading the digital transformation for our SME customers, and helping them understand the need to innovate to win in the market. In 2017, we look forward to building on this momentum and jointly enable our customers to thrive and grow.” Customer retention is crucial to SAP's success and Presence of IT has consistently delivered on their promise to customers, securing the strongest renewal rates in 2016, while delivering continued growth in new business. Presence of IT received its award during the SAP Field Kick-Off Meeting Singapore, an annual gathering of SAP executives, SAP field employees and partners. It is SAP’s largest yearly sales meeting, intended to gain and exchange information on SAP’s strategy, sales methodology, business growth opportunities and product innovations as well as drive success during the upcoming year.   About Presence of IT Presence of IT is a global leader in the world’s foremost HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions. We provide thought leadership, process improvement, software implementation and support services in human capital management to Australia’s largest private and public sector organisations. Our strength is the excellence of our people and our focus is on our clients. This focus has seen us evolve into a global organisation to better support our clients in their respective markets, the world over. More information at: www.presenceofit.com.au # # #   SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx for additional trademark information and notices. 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All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. Presence of IT announces ‘Digital Cloning’ for SAP HR Solutions 2016-11-15T00:06:08Z presence-of-it-announces-digital-cloning-for-sap-hr-solutions Sydney, 15 November 2016 … Presence of IT, an innovative global leader in HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions, today announced a first to market approach to significantly speed up the time to benefit and ROI for clients looking to deploy SuccessFactors solutions across their businesses. Presence of IT is the first organisation to provide ‘digital cloning’ for SuccessFactors to the market, cutting the average HR technology deployment time down by 80%. Having implemented HR and payroll solutions for the past 17 years, Presence of IT is able to deliver SuccessFactors HR solutions in a matter of weeks, with the vast majority of clients only needing to add their own data in order to realise the benefits from their investment in SuccessFactors. While Rapid Deployment Solutions (a pre-configured approach to software implementation, enabling a faster deployment) are an old world concept, ‘digital cloning’ is not;  it is a new technical innovation in SuccessFactors software implementation that powers Presence of IT’s new range of solution offerings named DNA. The DNA solutions offer clients a significantly more comprehensive solution at a fraction of the time and cost. Presence of IT’s expertise puts them in a privileged position to offer clients a total solution which is fully featured and incorporates their organisational learnings acquired from our years deploying HR and payroll solutions globally. Find out more about this innovation at http://solution.hrstore.com/ec Presence of IT’s founder and co-CEO David Brookes said: “In this new age of cloud, we simply had to define a new approach to keep pace with our clients need to have HCM and Payroll solutions in place in a matter of days or weeks, rather than months, while still ensuring that scope and quality are not compromised. “’Digital cloning’ means clients can expect a greatly reduced price point for implementations that will appeal to, not only the SME market, but also to the big end of town. During the past five years we have helped hundreds of clients globally migrate to the cloud. We have taken our combined learnings and applied a ‘20/20 foresight’ approach, where every implementation allows our next client to gain the benefit from the last. Now with cloning, future clients gain all the benefits of our global experience,” Brookes said. “We have invested significantly to build a world class cloud project delivery platform and governance solution which is used in each and every one of our SuccessFactors deployments across the globe. “Software is often not just about rapid implementations, it is about achieving a business outcome and improving business effectiveness, be that achieving the highest level of adoption or business value at a pace that is required to maintain a competitive advantage. Clients should expect highly engineered, dependable software outcomes from industry specialists. “I am delighted that we have taken this innovative leap forward away from traditional approaches of rapid template-type deployments. I believe this will change our industry and software deployment in general. We look forward to great client outcomes.” In closing, Brookes said, “Digital cloning is a great result for our clients, SAP and Presence of IT and further demonstrates the innovation and thought leadership that we continue to bring to market”. He went on to indicate that the DNA solution was the first in a suite of 100% cloud-based solutions that Presence of IT have developed for their clients, and  that there were more announcements to be released in the coming months. About Presence of IT Presence of IT is a global leader in the world’s foremost HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions. We provide thought leadership, process improvement, software implementation and support services in human capital management to organisations globally. Our strength is the excellence of our people and our focus is on our clients. This focus over the past 17 years, has allowed us evolve over into a global organisation to better support our clients in their respective markets, the world over. More information at: www.presenceofit.com.au. Presence of IT Recognized With Prestigious Oracle Excellence Award for Oracle Specialized Partner of the Year – APAC in HCM Cloud Partner of the Year 2016-10-10T07:07:47Z resence-of-it-recognized-with-prestigious-oracle-excellence-award-for-oracle-specialized-partner-of-the-year-apac-in-hcm-cloud-partner-of-the-year  Sydney, 10 October 2016 – Presence of IT, a global leader in HR, payroll and workforce management solutions, and Cloud Select partner and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that it has received the 2016 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – APAC in Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud Partner of the Year. The award recognizes Presence of IT for its commitment to deliver innovative, specialized solutions and services in the cloud based on Oracle Cloud technology, and cloud infrastructure solutions.   The Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year encourage innovation by Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members, who use Oracle’s products and technology to create value for customers and generate new business potential. The award reflects Presence of IT’s success in adopting OPN’s Specialized approach which is aimed at enabling partners to establish industry recognition by following a formal process to become Specialized in key Oracle solution areas.   Shane Grobler, Co-CEO, Presence of IT, said: “We are honoured to be recognized as a specialized Oracle Cloud Partner in this region. We’ve had a strong history of successful Oracle Cloud implementations and this award further strengthens our position as a leader in the Human Capital Management (HCM) market.”   Presence of IT received its award during Oracle OpenWorld, held September 18-22 in San Francisco.    About Presence of IT Presence of IT is a global leader in the world’s foremost HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions. We provide thought leadership, process improvement, software implementation and support services in human capital management to Australia’s largest private and public sector organisations. Our strength is the excellence of our people and our focus is on our clients. This focus has seen us evolve into a global organisation to better support our clients in their respective markets, the world over. More information at: www.presenceofit.com.au.   About Oracle PartnerNetwork Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.   ###   Trademarks Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates.   Presence of IT Receives SAP® APJ Partner Excellence Award 2016 for “SAP SuccessFactors Solutions” 2016-02-01T00:23:57Z -280 Sydney, 1 February 2016 – Presence of IT today announced it is the recipient of an SAP® APJ Partner Excellence Award 2016 for SAP SuccessFactors Solutions. Awards were presented by SAP (NYSE: SAP) to the top-performing SAP partners in the APJ region that have made outstanding contributions to driving our customers’ digital transformation. Recipients of this year’s awards have been – in partnership with SAP – helping customers adopt innovation easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably and run more simply with SAP solutions. Shane Grobler, Co-CEO, Presence of IT said, “We are honoured to be recognised as a top SAP partner in the APJ region for a second consecutive year. We’ve had a strong history of successful SAP and SuccessFactors implementations and this recognition further cements our position as a leader in HCM market.” Selected from SAP’s wide-ranging partner base, nominations for the SAP Partner Excellence Awards were based on internal SAP sales data. A steering committee composed of regional and global SAP representatives determined winning partners in each category according to numerous criteria such as sales achievement and performance. Awards were presented in a variety of categories, including overall sales, innovation, technology, services and solution-specific areas. “SAP congratulates Presence of IT as the recipient of the SAP APJ Partner Excellence Award 2016 for SAP SuccessFactors Solutions,” said Anthony McMahon, Senior Vice President, Global Channels & General Business, SAP APJ. “This award is a testament to the amazing work and value that Presence of IT continues to deliver. Together with our partners, we deliver simple solutions for growing companies. As we move into 2016, we look forward to continuing to support our partners to grow their opportunities with SAP and to jointly deliver value for our customers.” Presence of IT wins this award for the second consecutive year. The company has the highest number of live projects in 2015; a testament that consistent and significant investments in certified and trained resources is one key to success. With continued strong joint engagement with SAP, Presence of IT expects to see continued success with SAP SuccessFactors in 2016. Presence of IT received its award during the SAP Field Kick-Off Meeting Singapore, an annual gathering of SAP executives, SAP field employees and partners. It is SAP’s largest yearly sales meeting, intended to gain and exchange information on SAP’s strategy, sales methodology, business growth opportunities and product innovations as well as drive success during the upcoming year.  Nakisa® and Presence of IT enter into a new reseller partnership agreement 2015-11-29T22:55:51Z -260 Montreal, Canada / Sydney, Australia – 30 Nov 2015 Nakisa®, a global leader in human capital management (HCM) and financial enterprise solutions, and Presence of IT, a global leader in HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions, announced today that they have entered into a new global partnership agreement. Presence of IT has been a long-standing service partner of Nakisa in Australia. Under the new agreement, the company will also become an official Nakisa referral and reseller partner globally. “By building on our long-standing industry expertise, our innovative enterprise solutions, for both cloud and on premise have enabled Nakisa to become a leader in the HCM market,” said Asdrúbal Pichardo, SVP of Global Sales at Nakisa. “This partnership will allow us to serve the APJ market with increased speed, innovation and efficiency while supporting Presence of IT with its global expansion efforts.” According to Pichardo, Presence of IT’s depth of expertise and focus in HCM and workforce planning business solutions make Presence of IT a critical partner in reselling Nakisa solutions to meet the continued demand in the APJ and North America markets. “The expanded partnership with Nakisa perfectly complements our range of HCM solutions, providing customers with enhanced end-to-end HCM service offerings”, said Thomas Gudman, COO at Presence of IT. “Clients benefit from this new partnership by getting access to cutting-edge HR solutions and services from one vendor”. Working with a global network of partners, Nakisa serves over 800 enterprise customers globally and over 4 million subscribers in 24 industries. With their combined industry expertise, both Nakisa and Presence of IT are well positioned to deliver powerful enterprise solutions for businesses across all industries.  Presence of IT expands its People practice with the addition of Workforce Analytics and Planning competency 2015-11-18T01:16:21Z presence-of-it-expands-its-people-practice-with-the-addition-of-workforce-analytics-and-planning-competency [Sydney, 16 November 2015]—Presence of IT, a global leader in HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions announced today that it’s expanding its People practice by adding a new capability, Workforce Analytics and Planning. Presence of IT has appointed Louise Griffin to lead the new capability. The People practice is an advisory practice that helps clients build their HR strategy and extract the greatest value from their HCM technology as they move to cloud-based, SaaS HCM platforms. The People practice lead, Enid Hughes, says: “It is becoming increasingly important for companies to use data analytics to achieve competitive advantage. People analytics and data-driven HR, however, still presents one of the largest capability gaps for organisations. Many experience poor data quality and lack of skills. This is where the People practice comes in. By working side by side with our expert technology teams, the People practice can help clients through training and business strategy consulting to maximise the value on their technology investment.” According to Deloitte’s survey on Global Human Capital Trends 2015[1], businesses that build capabilities in analytics outperform their peers in quality of hire, retention and leadership capabilities and are generally higher ranked in their employment brand. Louise Griffin, Workforce Analytics and Planning lead, Presence of IT said: “As businesses race to gain a competitive advantage by understanding all the elements of the workforce, it’s becoming increasingly important to offer business consulting services around the technology solutions being deployed. I am looking forward to joining the People practice team.” Prior to joining People practice, Louise Griffin worked with Success Factors, an SAP company, as a practice director utilising her 15 years of experience in implementing cloud technologies and selling HCM solutions. She also worked at Infohrm leading consulting engagements for strategic HCM reporting, analytics and workforce planning, as well as establishing the business in global markets. [1] Deloitte University Press “Global Human Capital Trends 2015” PRESENCE OF IT REORGANISES WITH ‘PEOPLE’ CONSULTANCY NOW AT CENTRE OF HR CLOUD SOLUTION DEPLOYMENTS 2015-09-09T01:19:55Z presence-of-it-reorganises-with-people-consultancy-now-at-centre-of-hr-cloud-solution-deployments Sydney / Singapore, 09 Sept 2015 – Presence of IT, a global leader in human resources, payroll and workforce management solutions today announced a reorganisation that brings its People practice to the fore of the company’s global business.  “The rise of cloud delivery models including SaaS has brought incredible benefits to customers. This includes state of the art business processes and user access, speed of delivery, reduced overheads and better line-of-business management over the technology being deployed,” said Shane Grobler, co-Chief Executive Officer, Presence of IT. “The unexpected downside we are now seeing is a significant increase in under-utilization of these powerful systems. One of the reasons for this is that users are not prepared for the initial deployment or the ongoing product enhancement cycles, so the full potential of the technology is not being delivered to the business,” he said. To address this gap, Presence of IT has strengthened its People practice by adding specialist HR strategy and business transformation resources dedicated to helping customers solve the problem. Global People practice lead Enid Hughes, said that Presence of IT’s People practice is a product agnostic consultancy, established to help organisations to do three things:  align their people and technology strategies with their business objectives; support their workforce as they transition to new ways of working; and extract the greatest value from their technology investment as they move to cloud-based, SaaS platforms. “SaaS is changing the way business engages with technology, so it’s becoming increasingly important to offer business consulting services around the technology solutions being deployed,” Hughes said.  “While lines of business can now purchase SaaS solutions themselves, they may not fully understand how to optimise the benefits of the software once it’s deployed.  This has led to powerful people management solutions being deployed with little or no formal strategy, minimal organisational change management, and insufficient workforce engagement and training to fully leverage the tools at their disposal,” she said. “So this is where the People practice can add real value to customers. By working side by side with our expert technology teams, the People practice can help our customers achieve a high value-to-cost ratio on their investment.” The global People practice has four primary competencies led by experienced specialists in the areas of: ·         People Strategy and Talent, specialising in HR and workforce management strategy, talent acquisition, performance management, and workforce analytics and planning. ·         HR Transformation, specialising in the design and implementation of effective HR operating models and processes. ·         Business Transition and Change, specialising in organisational change management, technology adoption, engagement and communications, and transition management. ·         Learning and Collaboration, offering specialist expertise across all aspects of learning strategy, product training, learning management systems and social learning.   According to Deloitte’s survey on Global Human Capital Trends 2015[1], nearly 60% of survey respondents rated HR technology as “important” or “very important,” but 70% claim to have limited or no understanding of its implications. At the same time, HR spending is increasing with nearly 60% of companies planning to increase HR spending in the next year, with much of this spend dedicated to technology.  [1] Deloitte University Press “Global Human Capital Trends 2015” Presence of IT brings Workforce Management certification in Australia 2015-08-26T02:46:45Z presence-of-it-brings-workforce-management-certification-in-australia SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 26 August, 2015 - Presence of IT, a global leader in HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions, announced today that it has partnered with the American-based Association for Workforce Asset Management (AWAM) to create a workforce management certification programme, specifically tailored to the needs of the Australian market. The certification programme will be based on AWAM’s Workforce Asset Management Professional (WAM-Pro®) Certification Program, which is designed to recognise professionals who have mastered the field of workforce management. The Australian WAM-Pro® will be the first of its kind vendor-neutral, product-agnostic training in Australia, offering a unique and specialised education in workforce management.  “As businesses look for better ways to manage their workforce and control their labour costs, they will need more than just tools. They will need a standard of competency on how to use workforce management technology and apply best practice,” said Jarrod McGrath, Workforce Management Practice Director, Presence of IT. “Presence of IT is pleased to bring this certification to Australia. This brings a structured framework to our staff and clients by which to define, implement and measure workforce management programs.” Under the new partnership, Presence of IT will be working with AWAM to tailor the learning materials for the certification programme to align it with trending workforce and technology issues, laws, and customs in the Australian market and workforce.  The programme is expected to be completed by the end of 2015, with the certification course available in early 2016.  “Workforce management is a complicated, specialised, and powerful field of practice, yet no vendor-neutral, product-agnostic training for it exists in the collegiate or business setting,” said AWAM’s Chief Learning Officer, Rachel Disselkamp. “The WAM-Pro® certification differentiates practitioners, consultants, and implementers from their competition and recognises their holistic mastery of workforce management. It’s one thing to have specific product experts, but organisations need much more to achieve sustainable success. They need someone to serve as the bridge between the strategic business objectives and the operational technologies that execute on those goals.”  Ends About Presence of IT Presence of IT is Australia’s leading consultancy in the world’s foremost HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions. We provide thought leadership, process management, process improvement, software implementation and support services in human capital management to Australia’s largest private and public sector organisations. Our strength is the excellence of our people and our focus is on our clients. This focus has seen us evolve into a global organisation to better support our clients in their respective markets, the world over. More information at: www.presenceofit.com.au   About AWAM The Association for Workforce Asset Management (AWAM) is the premier association for workforce management professionals. Today’s employers recognise that time and labour management business processes and systems drive their organisational performance. It is essential for them to have professionals able to evaluate, design, and implement solutions that solve their important workplace problems. AWAM established the Certified Workforce Asset Management professional designation to make it easy to recognise those who have mastered the complex field of workforce management. The WAM-Pro® Education and Certification Programs focus on the practical use of workforce management technology and application of best practice. From the development of the 600+ page Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge (WAMBOK), John Wiley and Sons, 2013 to their popular interactive 14-hour eLearning course, AWAM and its members are elevating the profession of the workforce asset management professional (WAM-Pro).  For more information, visit www.AWAMpro.com, email info@AWAMpro.com. Presence of IT positions for strong growth globally; Appoints Shane Grobler Co-CEO to drive business strategy, sales and marketing 2015-03-17T01:28:03Z presence-of-it-positions-for-strong-growth-globally-appoints-shane-grobler-co-ceo-to-drive-business-strategy-sales-and-marketing Sydney, 17 March 2015 - Presence of IT, a global leader in HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions, today announced the appointment of Shane Grobler as the company’s Co-CEO alongside David Brookes. David Brookes, Co-CEO Presence of IT said: “Presence of IT has been very successful in the market because we adopted a specialist approach. We don’t try to be all things to all customers. We stick to what we know best and play to our strengths. “Shane’s background has been in sales and business operations, while mine has been in service delivery and support. Our customers and staff expect us to be more hands on and by dividing the function we can have a lot more focus and get a lot more done.” Grobler will be responsible for the sales, marketing, business development, and business operations, while Brookes will look after services delivery and support. The new Co-CEO model will allow Presence of IT to maximise the customer experience by ensuring a more customer-centric approach. The company has also introduced a number of new support functions and governance structures to ensure the co-CEOs, the directors’ board and the organisation are aligned. Previously, Grobler was Director, Business Transformation and Strategy for Presence of IT, joining the company in early 2013. The company’s transformation within the past couple of years has seen a significant investment into execution capability and new talent across Australia, North America and Asia. “It’s time to reap the benefits of our investment,” Grobler said, “In Australia we are going strong across all revenue lines but the real opportunity for revenue growth lies within Asia and North America. The market has changed quite dramatically in the last 12 months. Cloud has been introduced into every customer’s agenda and this quarter we are experiencing exponential growth. “My priorities as a Co-CEO will be to make sure we continue the momentum and remain relevant to our customers. We can do this by adopting a holistic approach to meet our customers’ need, by leveraging every piece of our business technology offerings, whether SAP, Oracle or Kronos.” Previously, Grobler was acting President and Managing Director as well as Chief Operations Officer, SAP ANZ, responsible for driving all strategic aspects of the business. He had been with SAP in both Australia and South Africa for 17 years. -end- About Presence of IT Presence of IT is Australia’s leading consultancy in the world’s foremost HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions. We provide thought leadership, process improvement, software implementation and support services in human capital management to Australia’s largest private and public sector organisations. Our strength is the excellence of our people and our focus is on our clients. This focus has seen us evolve into a global organisation to better support our clients in their respective markets, the world over. More information at: www.presenceofit.com.au. Presence of IT Partners with Connors Group to provide Labor Performance Services to Kronos Customers 2015-01-12T08:04:24Z presence-of-it-partners-with-connors-group-to-provide-labor-performance-services-to-kronos-customers National Retail Federation Show (Booth 408), New York – January 12, 2015 — Presence of IT WFM announced a partnership with Connors Group to provide new and existing Kronos Incorporated customers with new end-to-end focused on labor performance and productivity improvement through the use of labor standards. This partnership offers industry-leading services from two of the top Workforce Management organizations.   Leveraging decades of experience in providing productivity improvement to world leading brands, Connors Group has created a repository of labor standards representing the very latest industry best practices and working processes. The partnership with Presence of IT combines this powerful database of productivity standards with the knowledge and expertise to configure and deploy them in a way that is pragmatic, cost-effective and delivers value to the client immediately.   Andrew Needham, managing partner North America, Presence of IT, said: “We have proven our joint efforts tailoring and implementing from the labor standards repository has delivered the kind of value available to larger enterprise brands at a fraction of the time and financial investment. We have designed this service not only for retailers, but also hospitality and manufacturing companies. Our entire joint process and the attendant investment are designed to provide rapid return and a low total cost of long term ownership.”   The partnership will provide Kronos customers with pre-packaged labor standards that can be used to derive accurate labor hours based upon their specific business drivers. The joint team will work with clients to understand current processes and tailor the labor standards where necessary. These standards will be expressed in a way that can readily and effectively be utilized for corporate payroll allocation purposes and for labor derivation and deployment purposes. The team works throughout the design, labor standards build, validation and implementation phases with a constant focus on how most effectively the standards can be used by the Kronos solution.   Jeff Peretin, EVP at Connors Group, said: “These are very exciting times to combine the expertise of Presence of IT and Connors Group. Together, we are delivering leading edge labor standards combined with human capital effectiveness. Our united teams are highly skilled and experienced, are passionate about the opportunity to focus on the client’s business goals.”     About Presence of IT Presence of IT is a leading consultancy and provider of the world’s foremost Workforce Management and Human Capital Management solutions. We provide thought leadership, strategy, process improvement, implementation, and operational support services to many of the world’s largest private and public sector organizations. Our strength is the excellence of our people and our focus is on our clients. This focus has seen us evolve into a global organization to better support our clients in their respective markets, the world over. More information at: www.excellenceinworkforce.com or www.presenceofit.com. Presence of IT: Excellence in People™.   About Connors Group Connors Group is a proven management consultancy specializing in Workforce Performance and Productivity Improvement based on Industrial Engineering and Lean Business Standards. We help companies increase top line sales and profitability through collaboration and understanding our client’s priorities. We listen, we engage, we discover, we strategize, we implement, and we quantify our results. Our clients achieve long-term operational success through our proven methodologies and extensive field experience.  Connors Group offers deep expertise in retail, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. We understand Workforce Performance, and we get results for our clients. More information at: www.connorsllc.com.     Presence of IT and the Presence of IT logo are registered trademarks of Presence of IT, Inc. or a related company.   Presence of IT sponsors HR Tech Fest as Foundation Partner 2014-10-09T04:07:07Z presence-of-it-sponsors-hr-tech-fest-as-foundation-partner Sydney, 9 Oct, 2014- Presence of IT, a global leader in HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions announced today that it will be sponsoring HR Tech Fest as a Foundation Partner. The conference will take place on 17-18 November at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney. HR Tech Fest provides a unique opportunity for industry thought leaders, technology partners, and solution experts to come together to share experiences, best practices, and new innovations.  During this year’s event, Presence of IT will host a customer panel with a number of SAP, Oracle and Kronos customers that will discuss the shift of HR and Workforce technologies from a transactional to an empowerment tools that create measurable business value for customers. To learn more about the event, please visit http://www.hrtechfest.com/hrtf. For more information, visit www.presenceofit.com. Follow PoIT on Twitter at @presenceofit. Presence of IT to be an exhibitor at the SAPinsider HR 2014 conference in Singapore 2014-09-23T01:37:46Z presence-of-it-to-be-an-exhibitor-at-the-sapinsider-hr-2014-conference-in-singapore Sydney, 23 Sept, 2014 – Presence of IT, a global leader in HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions announced today that it will be an exhibitor of SAPinsider’s HR 2014 conference. The event takes place at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 13-15 October 2014. Attend to learn proven methods for continuously improving and transforming key HR processes. During the event, Presence of IT will showcase its solutions and discuss how companies can maximise the value of their HR services through the cloud. If you're able to attend the event, please be sure to stop by the booth in the exhibition hall. This conference provides comprehensive education and networking opportunities for professionals who use, evaluate, deploy, and support SAP® functionality for HR. You can get full details on the agenda by visiting www.hr2014.com/singapore or by calling +1-781-751-8700. Or call our toll free number at 80 0101 1715. About Presence of IT Presence of IT is a global leader in the world’s foremost HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions. We provide thought leadership, process improvement, software implementation and support services in human capital management to Australia’s largest private and public sector organisations. Our strength is the excellence of our people and our focus is on our clients. This focus has seen us evolve into a global organisation to better support our clients in their respective markets, the world over. More information at: www.presenceofit.com.au. About SAPinsider SAPinsider, published by WIS Publishing, is the premier source of information on products, services, and strategic initiatives coming from SAP and its partners. 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All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. ### Presence of IT Launches Human Capital Management Cloud Oracle Accelerate Solution for Financial and Professional Services Industries 2014-09-03T23:20:09Z presence-of-it-launches-human-capital-management-cloud-oracle-accelerate-solution-for-financial-and-professional-services-industries Sydney, 4 Sept, 2014 - Presence of IT (PoIT), a global leader in HR/payroll and workforce management solutions, today announced the launch of its first Oracle Accelerate solution for Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud, developed for midsize companies in the Financial and Professional Services industries. Presence of IT is an Oracle Accelerate solution provider and a Gold level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Based on Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, the solution helps to assist reduce the risk, time and cost associated with other solution implementations, while retaining the rich functionality delivered by the Oracle suite of products. Presence of IT’s Oracle Accelerate system for Oracle HCM Cloud can provide Financial and Professional Services organisations with access to PoIT’s ‘Express’ Accelerate methodology, based on a proven, agile, iterative approach to implementation, helping customers to maximise the total value for their business. Duane Thompson, Oracle Managing Partner, Presence of IT said: “Presence of IT’s Oracle Accelerate Solution for Oracle HCM Cloud means that we can now deliver faster time to value for our customers, with no upfront hardware costs, whilst retaining all the benefits of a world class application. The combination of industry standard processes, proven Human Capital Management best practice business flows, pre-configured content and our ‘Express’ Methodology Toolkit allows Presence of IT to reduce the implementation time for our customers.” -ends- About Presence of IT Presence of IT is a global leader in the world’s foremost HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions. We provide thought leadership, process improvement, software implementation and support services in human capital management to Australia’s largest private and public sector organisations. Our strength is the excellence of our people and our focus is on our clients. This focus has seen us evolve into a global organisation to better support our clients in their respective markets, the world over. More information at: www.presenceofit.com.au. 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Presence of IT announces sponsorship of SAP HR Connect 2014-08-12T01:56:43Z presence-of-it-announces-sponsorship-of-sap-hr-connect Sydney, 12 August 2014—Presence of IT, a global leader in HR/Payroll and Workforce Management solutions announced today that it will be a Platinum level sponsor of SAP HR Connect. The conference is a part of the SAP All Cloud Connect Conference Series and will be held on 17 Sept at the Westin Hotel, Sydney. The event will see industry experts, business leaders and peers come together to explore the solutions and strategies businesses need in order to attract and engage the best workforce talent. As a Platinum sponsor of the event, Presence of IT will share with attendees best practices on how technology can support the growing demand for more effective people management. Rob Scott, Presence of IT’s Global Lead in HR Strategy & Innovation will be delivering a keynote on The Rise Of The Core: Insights Into The Critical Future Role of New Employee Master Data. The session will focus on the new types of data that are being generated by employees in their personal and work related capacity (via tools such as Social Media, Mobile, Gamification and Analytics), and how HR systems should be interacting with this information to stay competitive and support ongoing HR talent and analytic strategies. To learn more, please visit http://www.sapallcloudconnect.com/sydney_17Sept.html for the sessions and topics schedule. For more information, visit www.presenceofit.com. Follow PoIT on Twitter at @presenceofit.