The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-12-12T05:57:30Z Mitrefinch celebrate 10 years in Australia with record sales and two NSW Business Awards 2013-12-12T05:57:30Z mitrefinch-celebrate-10-years-in-australia-with-record-sales-and-two-nsw-business-awards-in-2013 Mitrefinch was first established in Australia in 2003, and ten years on the company continues to grow from strength to strength, having reported an 11 percent increase in sales for the 2013 financial year. Across the Australasian region Mitrefinch secured up to 50 new business customers who will utilise their systems to better manage time and attendance information across their diverse workforce. These include; a large Victorian Government agency with over 2,500 staff; a multi-national paint manufacturer with over 80 retail stores across Australia; a global transport and package delivery organisation with operations in 200 countries; one of the region’s leading food manufacturers and exporters with over 1,000 employees at their world-class manufacturing site in Adelaide; and most recently a leading player in the automotive services sector operating in the distribution, retail and logistics markets with in excess of 1,100 employees. From a product development perspective, Mitrefinch continue to expand on their innovative range of data capture options designed to collect employee attendance and job information from a number of different sources, regardless of their physical location. They have also released a beta version of their new rostering and staff scheduling solution which has being designed for organisations with complex staffing issues, providing them with the ability to optimise staff allocation and ensure projects are implemented as efficiently as possible. Mitrefinch Rostering is currently been tested at a number of live sites across the UK, Ireland, the US and Australia, and will be officially launched in early 2014.  During the year, Mitrefinch were also recognised by the NSW Business Chamber, with two regional business awards. They were successful in the “Excellence in Innovation” category for their advancements in cloud-based biometric time and attendance and mobile workforce management technology, while Marketing Manager, Jamie Fitzsimons, won the “Young Business Executive of the Year” title. In addition, they were shortlisted as finalists for “Technology in Application” at the Logistics Magazine Mercury Awards, with their time and attendance systems commended for reinventing the way organisations in the logistics and materials handling industry are managing their mobile workforces. In capping off a successful year, Mitrefinch have just purchased an additional office within Homebush Business Village, to facilitate ongoing growth and further expansion. This state of the art new facility will be the company’s new Australasian head quarters, overseeing their operations in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands. Mitrefinch to represent South West Sydney at NSW Business Chamber Awards 2013-11-25T06:24:00Z mitrefinch-to-represent-south-west-sydney-at-nsw-business-chamber-awards Mitrefinch, developers of workforce time and attendance management software systems, are pleased to announce that they will represent South West Sydney in two categories at the upcoming NSW Business Chamber Awards. The Awards are a chamber led initiative designed to celebrate and recognise business excellence across the state. Following their success at the South West Sydney Chamber Awards earlier this year, Mitrefinch are now finalists in the Excellence in Innovation and Young Business Executive categories at the overall State Business Awards which take place on Friday November 29th at Sydney’s Technology Park. Mitrefinch’s Excellence in Innovation nomination focuses on the ongoing development of their workforce time and attendance solutions; to include smart mobile and web applications, as well as the integration of leading-edge multi-spectral biometric imaging technology for accurate employee data collection. While, Mitrefinch Marketing Manager, Jamie Fitzsimons, is in the running for the Young Business Executive title. “Simply been nominated as a finalist has provided us with a fantastic opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments to date and feel proud of what we have achieved as a team, especially as we celebrate our ten year anniversary in Australia this month” said Ms Fitzsimons. “We attribute much of our success to the users of our time and attendance and workforce management systems who are a driving force for continued innovation and product development within our business.” Tickets for the State Business Awards can be purchased direct from the NSW Business Chamber - http://www.businessannualawards.com.au Mitrefinch to present a session on Trends in Time and Attendance at The Association of Payroll Specialists’ Conference 2013-10-14T00:37:25Z mitrefinch-to-present-a-session-on-trends-in-time-and-attendance-at-the-association-of-payroll-specialists-conference Mitrefinch are once again pleased to be an industry sponsor at The Association of Payroll Specialists’ (TAPS) upcoming Annual Workplace Review Conference in both Melbourne and Sydney this month. The TAPS Workplace Review is Australia’s longest running payroll conference and this year’s theme is “Give your Payroll a Workout”, featuring an impressive educational line-up with a strong emphasis on recent changes to legislation. With up to 14 different sessions to choose from there will be something to suited every pay office; from long service leave, super reforms, expats, payroll fraud and workplace health and safety, to salary packaging and fringe benefits tax. Mitrefinch will be on hand to present the session on “Trends in Time and Attendance”, which will educate attendees on new advancements in biometric and mobile technology, as well as the different ways in which workforce time and attendance information can be used across other areas of the business.    Mitrefinch will also be exhibiting their Workforce Management solutions as part of the accompanying Payroll Expo. The Expo is designed to provide attendees with an opportunity to learn more about the latest payroll technology and tools to implement best practices, operational efficiencies and cost savings. “The Mitrefinch team is pleased to be associated with TAPS and the Payroll Expo once again, and we are especially looking forward to presenting as part of the educational sessions”, said Jamie Fitzsimons, Mitrefinch Marketing Manager. “As well as advising attendees on new trends in workforce management, we will also demonstrate how up-to-the-minute time and attendance data can be used for effective labour costing, fatigue management, mobile workforce tracking, and staff and production scheduling.” The Conference will take place at the Bayview Eden in Melbourne on October 17/18 and at Luna Park in Sydney on October 24/25. You can catch Mitrefinch and their workforce time management solutions at Booth 11 (Melbourne) and Booth 8 (Sydney). For more information contact Mitrefinch direct on 1300 884 831 or visit the event website: www.workplacereview.com.au Mitrefinch Workforce Management Systems honoured at NSW Business Chamber Awards 2013-09-25T03:38:18Z mitrefinch-workforce-management-systems-honoured-at-nsw-business-chamber-awards Mitrefinch, developers of intelligent workforce time and attendance management software systems, are pleased to announce that they were successful in winning two awards at the recent NSW Business Chamber – South West Sydney Business Awards.The Awards are a Chamber led initiative designed to celebrate and recognise business excellence across the state. Mitrefinch were successful in the Excellence in Innovation category, which focussed on the ongoing development of their workforce time and attendance solutions; to include smart mobile and web applications, as well as the integration of leading-edge biometric scanning technology. In addition, Mitrefinch Marketing Manager, Jamie Fitzsimons, took home the Young Business Executive honour. “Regardless of winning, simply been nominated as a finalist has provided us with a fantastic opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments to date and feel proud of what we have achieved as a team,” advised Ms. Fitzsimons. “We also attribute our success to our clients and time and attendance system users who are a driving force for continued innovation and product development within our business”. As regional winners, Mitrefinch are now in the running for the overall State Business Awards which take place in November.  This month, Mitrefinch were also named as finalists in the Technology in Application Category at the 2013 Logistics & Materials Handling Mercury Awards. Mitrefinch Time and Attendance Systems up for a Logistics & Materials Handling Mercury Award 2013-08-23T00:26:45Z mitrefinch-time-and-attendance-systems-up-for-a-logistics-amp-materials-handling-mercury-award Mitrefinch, developers of workforce time and attendance management software systems, are pleased to announce that they have been named as finalists in the upcoming 2013 Logistics & Materials Handling Mercury Awards. The Mercury Awards pay tribute to logistics and materials handling providers and independent companies who embrace innovation and best practice over a number of categories. Mitrefinch are finalists in the Technology Application award category, which acknowledges the positive impact their workforce management and mobile time and attendance solutions are having on the industry. Mitrefinch systems are designed to easily manage and track a diverse, moving workforce. This technology is enabling organisations such as DB Schenker, AirRoad, SCT Logistics, Vawdrey Transport, Consort Express Lines, TNT Express, Geodis Wilson, Swire’s and Scott’s Refrigerated Freightways, to effectively monitor employees’ worked-hours, labour costs and schedules, while ensuring they are adhering to fair work legislation, industry awards and fatigue management requirements. “In transport and logistics we know that every minute counts, yet it can be difficult for companies to forecast time and keep track of employees on a day-to-day basis” said Jamie Fitzsimons, Mitrefinch Marketing Manager. “For the past 30 years we have worked closely with leaders in the industry to develop specialised time and attendance systems designed to effectively monitor employee activity regardless of their physical location.” “Being named as a finalist provides us with a fantastic opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments to date, and acknowledge the hard work and efforts of our entire team, as well as our clients who are the driving force for continued innovation and technology development within Mitrefinch.” The Mercury Awards will be held on September 12th at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf. Mitrefinch named as Regional Finalists in the South West Sydney Business Chamber Awards 2013-08-08T03:19:54Z mitrefinch-named-as-regional-finalists-in-the-south-west-sydney-business-chamber-awards Mitrefinch, developers of intelligent workforce time and attendance management software systems, are pleased to announce that they have been named as regional finalists in the upcoming South West Sydney Business Chamber Awards. The Awards are an initiative of the NSW Business Chamber to celebrate and recognise business excellence across the state. The winners of each regional award category go on to be finalists in the overall state awards. Mitrefinch has been selected as finalists in two award categories; Excellence in Innovation and Young Business Executive. From an innovation perspective, the ongoing development of Mitrefinch’s range of workforce time and attendance solutions; to include smart mobile and web applications, as well as the integration of leading-edge biometric scanning technology, forms the basis of our award entry. While Marketing Manager, Jamie Fitzsimons, is in the running for the Young Business Executive title. “While the pace of technological change within the IT sector helps drive our product development, much of the innovation that takes place within Mitrefinch comes direct from our employees and feedback from our growing customer base” said Jamie Fitzsimons, Mitrefinch Marketing Manager. “As we approach our 10th anniversary, the NSW Business Awards has provided us with a fantastic opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments to date and feel proud of what we have achieved.” The South West Sydney Business Awards will be held on August 6th at La Montage and tickets are available through the NSW Business Chamber. Mitrefinch launch new Workforce Management Software Partner Programs 2013-07-09T01:30:38Z mitrefinch-launch-new-workforce-management-software-partner-programs SYDNEY, July 9, 2013 – In acknowledging the importance of industry referrals, Mitrefinch has introduced a new Partner Program to reward organisations who recommend their award-winning workforce management and time and attendance solutions. As part of this new initiative, Mitrefinch will acknowledge both Reseller and Referral Partners. The Reseller Program is designed for those who on sell Mitrefinch Workforce Management and Time and Attendance solutions direct to their clients, enabling them to earn favourable margins. While the Referral Program rewards organisations who recommend Mitrefinch solutions to their customer base. Referral Partners simply notify their Mitrefinch Account Manager of a potential sales opportunity, whom they in turn will contact directly. Commission is awarded on all qualified opportunities that result in an eventual sale. “By forging better relationships with local IT vendors, consultants and resellers, we will expand our market coverage and presales support across the Australasian region,” said Jamie Fitzsimons, Marketing Manager for Mitrefinch Australasia. “In turn, our partners also benefit by providing value-add workforce time management solutions to their client base." Mitrefinch’s new Partner Program follows on from the successful launch of their Customer Referral Program, which saw the company partner with RedBalloon to reward their time and attendance system users with experience vouchers as opposed to product related incentives. Mitrefinch currently provides workforce and time management solutions to almost 4,000 organisations worldwide, with 400 clients across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea utilising their attendance tracking and time clocking systems. For more information on Mitrefinch Partner Programs click here.  Mitrefinch Workforce Management join the Australia PNG Business Council 2013-06-26T04:20:31Z mitrefinch-workforce-management-join-the-australia-png-business-council Mitrefinch, developers of intelligent workforce time and attendance management systems, are pleased to announce that they are now members of the Australia Papua New Guinea (PNG) Business Council. Established in 1980 the Council’s mission is to develop and support trade between Australia and PNG. The Council seeks to represent members’ interests on a range of issues such as foreign investment guidelines, trade, migration criteria, professional services, plus agreements between both countries where a commercial element is involved. The Council hosts an annual bilateral business conference, the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum, at which major issues affecting business are discussed. The Forum is attended by senior business executives, decision makers, and government representatives from Australia and PNG. Mitrefinch have a growing customer base in PNG with organisations such as the Bank of PNG, Trukai, Consort Express Lines, and Islands Petroleum using their automated time and attendance tracking systems across their workforce. “As we look to increase our activity in PNG and provide a superior support service to our existing client base, the Council will enable us to keep abreast of the current issues facing PNG businesses and provide us with a local insight,” said Jamie Fitzsimons, Mitrefinch Australia Marketing Manager. “We look forward to getting involved in the next Business Forum and engaging with other Council members”. About Mitrefinch Workforce MangementMitrefinch are leaders in the development of comprehensive time and attendance and workforce management systems. Used by almost 4,000 organisations around the world, and across a number of industries, Mitrefinch arms businesses with the tools to better measure, analyse and manage employees' working time, and deploy human resources more efficiently. For more information see: www.mitrefinch.com.au About the Australia PNG Business Council The Australia PNG Business Council is an independent association of businesses based in Australia and PNG with an interest in the bilateral business relationship.  Council members include major mining, banking, agricultural and service investors in PNG, as well as smaller companies including traders. For more information see: http://apngbc.org.au Managing your business on the go with the latest Mobile Workforce Management applications 2013-06-20T06:02:06Z managing-your-business-on-the-go-with-the-latest-mobile-workforce-management-applications More workers than ever are working from home, on the road, even while travelling from location to location. Yet in a recent report commissioned by Canon Australia more than 50% of employees surveyed can’t access work-related information when they are out of the office. The survey of 1506 Australian senior decision makers found that businesses are losing up to $20,000 annually due to poor mobile information management, with some respondents advising that this could be in excess of $50,000. Almost half of the senior managers surveyed also wish they could edit, review, and action business documents and information on their mobile devices. Acknowledging the rise of the anywhere employee, Mitrefinch have developed a number of mobile workforce applications to compliment their suite of Employee Time and Attendance solutions. Designed to improve workplace productivity, these mobile applications make it easier for supervisors, managers and employees to complete a wide range of work related and administrative tasks from any location, at any time. Employees simply utilise the mobile devices they are already familiar with to clock in and out of work, assign their time to specific jobs or cost centres, request leave, and review their work information and entitlements, regardless of their physical location. In turn, the information collected by Mitrefinch mobile workforce management tools allows managers to effectively monitor and track their remote or field staff, providing an accurate analysis of real-time employee activity and ensuring that labour-related costs are genuine. Supervisors also have the ability to check off anomalies and approve or reject leave requests on the go. “With the emergence of smart mobile technology we no longer need to be tied to the office to conduct business,” said Jamie Fitzsimons, Marketing Manager for Mitrefinch Australasia. “Our mobile workforce and time and attendance applications have been specifically designed with both employees and managers in mind, arming them with the tools and information to be productive and connect from anywhere, anytime.” Mitrefinch currently provides Workforce Time Management solutions to more than 3,500 organisations worldwide, with almost 400 clients across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea utilising their Time and Attendance and Clocking systems. Mitrefinch proud to support New Zealand’s National Payroll Week 2011-11-03T04:08:01Z mitrefinch-proud-to-support-new-zealand-s-national-payroll-week Running from November 7th to 11th, National Payroll Week aims to raise awareness of the important role payroll plays in the everyday lives of the New Zealand workforce, economy and the wider community.Payroll is one of the most highly regulated functions within an organisation. Compliance with complex legislation, terms and conditions of employment and business policy is critical, yet despite these challenges, payroll professionals calculate employee’s pay accurately and on time, every pay run. As part of the week’s festivities, NZPPA are running a Poster Campaign which encourages payroll officers to celebrate their profession and spread the word about the important role they play within the business. In addition, NZPPA members are encouraged to write an article on “Why Payroll is a Profession”, the winning submission will become the feature article for the first issue of NZPPA’s new “Pay And You – PAY” publication. “During National Payroll Week we are delighted to acknowledge the essential role that payroll personnel play in every business”, said Jamie Fitzsimons, Mitrefinch Marketing Manager. “Payroll is an extremely important component of every worker's life. Yet, the challenges involved with processing our pay is something that many of us take for granted.” “Payroll error rates can account for up to 1.2% of total payroll costs, amounting to millions of dollars in overhead costs for many NZ businesses”, said Allan Murdoch, Mitrefinch NZ Business Development. “Having qualified payroll personnel as well as a user-friendly Time Management system to help automate payroll processing can significantly reduce error, offering huge cost savings”. Mitrefinch’s Time Management Solution, TMS, is used on a daily basis by payroll professionals, helping them automate the transfer of hours and rates to their payroll system, improving productivity and efficiency. For more information or to get involved with National Payroll Week please visit: www.nzppa.com.au Mitrefinch expand their Workforce Management operations in West Australia 2011-10-12T06:53:47Z mitrefinch-expand-their-workforce-management-operations-in-west-australia Established in 1979, Mitrefinch services almost 4,000 clients worldwide and some 300 organisations across Australasia, including a number of the region’s top performers in construction and engineering, manufacturing, agriculture, transport and logistics, retail, and education, as well as the corporate and public sector. “We look forward to expanding our activity in Perth and across the West Australia region, from serving our current crop of WA-based customers, to seeking out new opportunities to help other organisations better manage their workforce, reduce labour costs, and improve overall productivity," said Jamie Fitzsimons, Mitrefinch AsiaPac Marketing Manager. “In working with numerous contractors on major construction and engineering projects, such as Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project, Mitrefinch has in-depth knowledge in effectively managing remote workforces,” said Scott Linke, Mitrefinch WA Business Development Manager. “We look forward to putting these unique capabilities to work for other contractors across the WA region.” Mitrefinch Perth will now operate from 267 St Georges Terrace. For more information see http://www.mitrefinch.com.au or contact Mitrefinch direct on 1300 884 831 Mitrefinch launch new Time and Attendance Referral Program with a little help from RedBalloon 2011-08-25T06:34:48Z mitrefinch-launch-new-time-and-attendance-referral-program-with-a-little-help-from-redballoon SYDNEY, August 25, 2011 -From now, Mitrefinch’s growing customer base of more than 400 companies, across Australia and New Zealand, will receive RedBalloon experience vouchers for every contact they refer that becomes a Mitrefinch customer. The new program will help Mitrefinch continue to grow its client base of businesses that want to accurately manage their employee’s time and attendance information. "We recognise the value of customer referrals and are delighted to know that our users are willing to share the benefits of our automated time management solutions with their peers," said Mitrefinch Marketing Manager, Jamie Fitzsimons. "Previous referral programs were centered around product related incentives, but with our new initiative we wanted to adopt a personalised approach, rewarding clients with something exciting that they could enjoy themselves”. As such, Mitrefinch enlisted the help of the RedBalloon team to deliver the platform for running “Mitrefinch Mighty-Fine Rewards”, a customised voucher program, with a co-branded website. Customers now have the ability to use their RedBalloon vouchers to do something memorable, with over 2500 possible experiences to choose from.According to RedBalloon General Manager for Corporate Matt Geraghty, non-financial incentives and referral programs are an area of growth, with many companies realising that no matter what business they are in or what products and services they sell, highly motivated sales staff, effective incentives and positive word of mouth are key to success. “Everyone it seems, is asking how do we sell more, win more customers, strengthen our relationships, gain market share and increase productivity?” Mr Geraghty said.“That’s why we are so pleased to be working alongside Mitrefinch as they continue to build their personalised incentive program, and we are optimistic that they will see positive results in the form of new and satisfied customers.”Businesses that implement Mitrefinch’s Time Management solutions to automate attendance tracking are improving payroll accuracy, reducing labour costs, boosting the efficiency of their payroll and HR departments, generating up-to-the-minute onsite management reports, as well as benefiting from superior planning of employee schedules and jobs.For more information on how the Mitrefinch Mighty-Fine Rewards program works, check out - http://www.mitrefinch.com.au/mightyfinerewards Mitrefinch User Group Conference to showcase new Time and Attendance developments 2011-03-11T00:08:15Z mitrefinch-user-group-conference-to-showcase-new-time-and-attendance-developments Mitrefinch customers from across Australia will congregate at the Company’s Annual User Group Conferences in Melbourne and Sydney this April. These free half day events will provide clients with an opportunity to experience the advanced data visualisation and mobile working features available in the latest release of Mitrefinch’s Time and Attendance system, TMS Version 6.0, first hand, as well as new developments in biometrics and data collection. Mitrefinch Group CEO, Debbie Guppy, from Mitrefinch’s UK head office will provide the keynote speech and launch an exciting new Customer Referral Club, which aims to acknowledge and offers incentives for any new business that clients refer to Mitrefinch. In addition, Mitrefinch Australia’s senior management and members from the technical team will be on hand throughout the conferences to share their expertise with attendees, and provide advice on how to gain the best possible return from their investment in Mitrefinch’s employee management solutions. Attendees will also have ample opportunity to network with their peers from other industry sectors and exchange real world knowledge and experiences. “Our clients have found direct access to senior management to be a key differentiator from other conferences”, advises Allan Murdoch, Mitrefinch Business Development Manager. “The insight we receive from our attendees is invaluable, I believe we learn more from our customers than any other source. Their feedback drives the direction of our development to meet their needs." The Mitrefinch User Group Conference will be held at the Punt Hill South Yarra in Melbourne on Thursday April 14th and at Bel Parco, WatervieW Conference Centre in Sydney on Friday April 15th. Further User Group Conferences are planned for Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth later this year. RSVP by March 25th is essential, contact Mitrefinch on 1300 884 831 or email sales@mitrefinch.com.au to register today.